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Thomas Parnell Poem
An Allegory On Man
 by Thomas Parnell

A thoughtful Being, long and spare,
Our Race of Mortals call him Care:
(Were Homer living, well he knew
What Name the Gods have call'd him too)
With fine Mechanick Genius wrought,
And lov'd to work, tho' no one bought.

This Being, by a Model bred
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Births on this day in history

  • 10/28/1946 - Sharon Thesen - Canadian poet and academic
  • 10/28/1929 - John Hollander - American poet
  • 10/28/1925 - Ian Hamilton Finlay - Bahamian-Scottish poet
  • 10/28/1907 - John Hewitt - Irish poet
  • 10/28/1901 - Eileen Shanahan - Irish poet (d. 1979)
  • 10/28/1885 - Velimir Khlebnikov - Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
  • 10/28/1854 - Jean-Marie Guyau - French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 10/28/2014 - Galway Kinnell - American poet and academic (b. 1927)
  • 10/28/1998 - Ted Hughes - English poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 10/28/1806 - Charlotte Turner Smith - English poet and author (b. 1749)
  • 10/28/1754 - Friedrich von Hagedorn - German poet (b. 1708)