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On A Beautiful Youth Struck Blind With Lightning
(10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774 / County Longford / Ireland)

On A Beautiful Youth Struck Blind With Lightning

Poem By Oliver Goldsmith

('Imitated from the Spanish'.)

SURE 'twas by Providence design'd,
Rather in pity, than in hate,
That he should be, like Cupid, blind,
To save him from Narcissus' fate.

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