Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Banks of Wye

A Poem in Four Books

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1811
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,085 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 517
mnybks.net#: 1117
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

one, cries the sage, more fit is found,
They strike at once a double wound;
Humiliation bids you sigh,
And think of immortality.

Close on the bank, and half o'ergrown,
Beneath a dark wood's soinbrous frown,
A monumental stone appears,
Of one who in his blooming years,
While bathing spurn'd the grassy shore,
And sunk, midst friends, to rise no more;
By parents witness'd--Hark! their shrieks!
The dreadful language horror speaks!
But why in verse attempt to tell
That tale the stone records so well[A]?

[Footnote A: Inscription on the side towards the water.
"Sacred to the memory of JOHN WHITEHEAD WARRE, who perished near this spot, whilst bathing in the river Wye, in sight of his afflicted parents, brother, and sister, on the 11th of September, 1804, in the sixteenth year of his age.

GOD'S WILL BE DONE,

"Who, in his mercy, hath granted consolation to the parents of the dear departed, in the reflection, that he posses

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

L.E. Fraser
Raised on military bases, L.E. Fraser's introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. Her books are full of thrills, interesting characters and unexpected twists. Skully, one of her Perdition Games books, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Fraser tells us all about this book and how she follows her characters during the writing process in order to create interesting stories.
Read full interview...