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Poem by Edward Hovell-Thurlow


To a Bird that Haunted the Waters of Laken in the Winter


O MELANCHOLY bird, a winters day,
Thou standest by the margin of the pool;
And, taught by God, dost thy whole being school
To patience, which all evil can allay:
God has appointed thee the fish thy prey;
And given thyself a lesson to the fool
Unthrifty, to submit to moral rule,
And his unthinking course by thee to weigh.
There need not schools nor the professors chair,
Though these be good, true wisdom to impart:
He who has not enough for these to spare
Of time or gold may yet amend his heart,
And teach his soul by brooks and rivers fair:
Nature is always wise in every part.



Edward Hovell-Thurlow


Edward Hovell-Thurlow's other poems:
  1. On Beholding Bodiham Castle
  2. Hastings


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