• On Education

    December 1789

    When infant Reason first exerts her sway,
    And new-formed thoughts their earliest charms display;... more »

  • Retirement

    HAPPY the mind with self-enjoyment blest,
    Who makes the tranquil paths of life her choice;
    Seeks gentle Peace, 'mid tumults ne'er possest,
    And in Retirement hears her soothing voice... more »

  • The Gloomy Day

    THE sun in mists his glory shrouds,
    The fields delight no more;
    November's brow is dark with clouds,... more »