Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell

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Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 – 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland; he was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became University College London.
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The Beech Trees Petition

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O leave this barren spot to me
Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree
Though bush or floweret never
My dark unwarming shade below;
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The Last Man

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All worldly shapes shall melt in gloom, The Sun himself must die,
Before this mortal shall assume Its Immortality
I saw a vision in my sleep That gave my spirit strength to sweep Adown the gulf of Time
I saw the last of human mould,...
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The Exile Of Erin

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There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin,    The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill:
For his country he sign'd, when at twilight
To wander alone by the wind-beaten hill
But the day-star attracted his eye's sad devotion,
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Hope Triumphant in Death

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Unfading Hope
when life's last embers burn —When soul to soul, and dust to dust return,
Heaven to thy charge resigns the awful hour
Oh
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Hope

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At summer eve, when heaven's aerial
Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below,
Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye,
Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky
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Ode to the Memory of Burns

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Soul of the Poet
wheresoe'er,
Reclaimed from earth, thy genius
Her wings of immortality ;
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Gertrude of Wyoming

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On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring,
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The River of Life

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The more we live, more brief
Our life's succeeding stages;
A day to childhood seems a year,
And years like passing ages
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The Soldiers Dream

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Our bugles sang truce; for the night-cloud had lowered,
And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky;
And thousands had sunk on the ground overpowered,
The weary to sleep, and the wounded to die
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Ye Mariners of England

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Ye Mariners of England That guard our native seas, Whose flag has braved, a thousand years, The battle and the breeze— Your glorious standard launch again To match another foe
And sweep through the deep, While the stormy winds do blow,— While...
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Lochiels Warning

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Wizard
— Lochiel
Wizard
— Lochiel
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Song to the Evening Star

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Star that bringest home the bee, And sett'st the weary labourer free
If any star shed peace, 'tis thou, That send'st it from above, Appearing when Heaven's breath and brow Are sweet as hers we love
Come to the luxuriant skies Whilst the ...
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Love And Madness

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Hark
from the battlements of yonder
The solemn bell has tolled the midnight hour
Roused from drear visions of distempered sleep,
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Freedom And Love

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How delicious is the
Of a kiss at love's beginning,
When two mutual hearts are
For the knot there's no untying
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Ode to Winter

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When first the fiery-mantled sun His heavenly race begun to run;
Round the earth and ocean blue,
His children four the Seasons flew
First, in green apparel dancing,   The young Spring smiled with angel grace;
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Lord Ullins Daughter

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A chieftain, to the Highlands bound,   Cries, "Boatman, do not tarry
And I'll give thee a silver pound,   To row us o'er the ferry
"- "Now who be ye, would cross Lochgyle   This dark and stormy water
" "O,
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