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Thomas Parnell was an Anglo-Irish poet and clergyman who was a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. He was the son of Thomas Parnell of Maryborough, Queen's County now Port Laoise, County Laoise}, a prosperous landowner who had been a loyal supporter of Cromwell during the English Civil War and moved to Ireland after the restoration of the monarchy. Thomas was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and collated archdeacon of Clogher in 1705. He however spent much of his time in London, where he participated with Pope, Swift and others in the Scriblerus Club, contributing to The Spectator and aiding Pope in his translation of The Iliad. He was also one of the so-called "Graveyard poets": his 'A Night-Piece on Death,' widely considered the first "Graveyard School" poem, was published posthumously in Poems on Several Occasions, collected and edited by Alexander Pope and is thought by some scholars to have been published in December of 1721 (although dated in 1722 on its title page, the year accepted by The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature; see 1721 in poetry, 1722 in poetry). It is said of his poetry 'it was in keeping with his character, easy and pleasing, ennunciating the common places with felicity and grace.

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Jac: Faber Stapul: By J: Scaliger. 212 ViewsRate it:
Habakkuk 174 ViewsRate it:
As Celia With Her Sparrow Playd 147 ViewsRate it:
A Night-piece on Death 135 ViewsRate it:
Deborah 129 ViewsRate it:
Oft Have I Read That Innocence Retreats 128 ViewsRate it:
In Biddy's Cheeks Ye Roses Blow 126 ViewsRate it:
Since Bearing Of A Gentle Mind 125 ViewsRate it:
O Tell If Any Fate You See 124 ViewsRate it:
Phillis I Long Yr Powr Have Ownd 124 ViewsRate it:
Jonah 123 ViewsRate it:
The Hermit 123 ViewsRate it:
I Lookd & In A Moment Run 120 ViewsRate it:
Now Kind Now Coy Wth How Much Change 120 ViewsRate it:
On A Certain Poets Judgement Between Mr Pope & Mr Philips Don In An Italian Air 120 ViewsRate it:
Satyr I. A Letter To A Friend. On Poets. 120 ViewsRate it:
Ye Wives Who Scold & Fishes Sell 119 ViewsRate it:
A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay 118 ViewsRate it:
Health, An Eclogue 117 ViewsRate it:
On The Castle Of Dublin, Anno 1715 117 ViewsRate it:
Once Pope Under Jevais Resolvd To Adventure 117 ViewsRate it:
Ps: 116 114 ViewsRate it:
The Horse & Olive Or Warr & Peace 114 ViewsRate it:
When Ore My Temples Balmy Vapours Rise 114 ViewsRate it:
Satyr IV. The Pretty Gentleman 112 ViewsRate it:
Song II 112 ViewsRate it:
Hannah 110 ViewsRate it:
Scriblerian Epigrams 110 ViewsRate it:
Satyr II. To T:--- M.---y. On Law. 108 ViewsRate it:
A Dream 105 ViewsRate it:
Epigram 105 ViewsRate it:
Meditation Before Sacrament 103 ViewsRate it:
Love In Disguise 102 ViewsRate it:
Solomon 102 ViewsRate it:
On Ye Bishop Of Meaths Death 101 ViewsRate it:
Untitled Fragment 101 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn for Evening 99 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn for Noon 97 ViewsRate it:
The Judgment Of Paris 96 ViewsRate it:
A Desire To Praise 95 ViewsRate it:
Ps 67 95 ViewsRate it:
On The Number Three 94 ViewsRate it:
Hesiod: or, The Rise of Woman 92 ViewsRate it:
On Happiness In This Life 92 ViewsRate it:
Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book II 89 ViewsRate it:
Satyr IX. The State Of Love Imitated Fm An Elegy Of Mons:r Desportes 86 ViewsRate it:
A Tavern feast 85 ViewsRate it:
An Elegy, To an Old Beauty 84 ViewsRate it:
Moses 84 ViewsRate it:
The Convert's Love 84 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn for Morning 83 ViewsRate it:
Ps: 113 82 ViewsRate it:
Anacreontick I 80 ViewsRate it:
Song: When Thy Beauty Appears 80 ViewsRate it:
Satyr VI. The Spleen 77 ViewsRate it:
My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free 76 ViewsRate it:
To A Young Lady, On Her Translation Of The Story Of Phoebus And Daphne, From Ovid 76 ViewsRate it:
On The Death Of Mr. Viner 75 ViewsRate it:
On Ye Queens Death 74 ViewsRate it:
Anacreontick II 74 ViewsRate it:
Song 74 ViewsRate it:
The Vigil Of Venus 73 ViewsRate it:
The Hint Fm French 72 ViewsRate it:
To Mr Brown On His Book Against T--- 72 ViewsRate it:
An Allegory On Man 71 ViewsRate it:
Chloris Appearing In A Looking Glass 71 ViewsRate it:
Concerning Resolution 69 ViewsRate it:
On Mr Pope Drawing D: Swifts Picture 69 ViewsRate it:
The Soul In Sorrow 68 ViewsRate it:
Thou Gaudy Idle World Adieu 68 ViewsRate it:
An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry 67 ViewsRate it:
Epigram. On A Ladys Lace Shown For A Favour 67 ViewsRate it:
Prop: 2, L: 11 E: Quicunque &c 65 ViewsRate it:
On Dr. Brown's Death 64 ViewsRate it:
A Parody Of Donec Gratus Eram In A dialogue Between M--- & His Wife 63 ViewsRate it:
To ------ 63 ViewsRate it:
Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem II 62 ViewsRate it:
On Bishop Burnet's Being Set On Fire In His Closet 62 ViewsRate it:
Piety: Or, The Vision 61 ViewsRate it:
Dr. Parnel To Dr. Swift, On His Birth-day, November 30th, MDCCXIII 57 ViewsRate it:
Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book III 57 ViewsRate it:
Metr: Boetius 1s 1 Quisquis Comp 57 ViewsRate it:
Out Of Greek 57 ViewsRate it:
A Divine Pastorall 56 ViewsRate it:
On Mrs. Ar: F: Leaving London 56 ViewsRate it:
A Song 55 ViewsRate it:
Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem I 53 ViewsRate it:
An Eclogue 52 ViewsRate it:
On Mr Colliers Essay On The Stage 52 ViewsRate it:
Satyr III. Virtue 52 ViewsRate it:
51 Psalm 51 ViewsRate it:
Satyr V. Verse 51 ViewsRate it:
The Flies. An Eclogue. 51 ViewsRate it:
The Happy Man 51 ViewsRate it:
A Riddle 50 ViewsRate it:
David 50 ViewsRate it:
On Ye Plott Against King William 50 ViewsRate it:
Song: My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free 49 ViewsRate it:
By Simon Vallambert. Erasmus 48 ViewsRate it:
The Horse And The Olive: Or, War And Peace 47 ViewsRate it:
Caius Rubrius Urbanus Romae In Domo Lud: Matthæi. E Grutero 46 ViewsRate it:
For Philip Ridgate Esq. 46 ViewsRate it:
On Queen Anne's Peace, Anno 1713 45 ViewsRate it:
Martial 43 ViewsRate it:
The Third Satire Of Dr. John Donne 42 ViewsRate it:
An Epitaph Desird On One Wheeler 38 ViewsRate it:
On ------ Embroydring 37 ViewsRate it:
On Sr Charles Porter The Chancellours Death 37 ViewsRate it:
A Fairy Tale In The Ancient English Style 36 ViewsRate it:
An Imitation Of Some French Verses 36 ViewsRate it:
Hezekiah 36 ViewsRate it:
Young Philomela's Powrfull Dart 36 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn to Contentment 35 ViewsRate it:
The Book-Worm 34 ViewsRate it:
Three Verse Passages From A Prose Meditation 34 ViewsRate it:
To Mistress ------ 34 ViewsRate it:
On Platina Prosperus Spiriteus 31 ViewsRate it:
The Way To Happiness 30 ViewsRate it:
On Content 29 ViewsRate it:
On Divine Love By Meditating On The Wounds Of Christ 29 ViewsRate it:
To Mr. Pope 29 ViewsRate it:
Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting 27 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn to Contentment 26 ViewsRate it:
On A Lady With A Foul Breath 26 ViewsRate it:
After The French Manner 24 ViewsRate it:
The Ecstasy 24 ViewsRate it:
Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos 23 ViewsRate it:
On The Trust 22 ViewsRate it:
A Impromptu Like Martial 21 ViewsRate it:

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