Who is Thomas Parnell

Thomas Parnell (11 September 1679 – 24 October 1718) was an Anglo-Irish poet and clergyman who was a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.

He was born in Dublin, the eldest son of Thomas Parnell (died 1685) of Maryborough, Queen's County (now Portlaoise, County Laois), a prosperous landowner who had been a loyal supporter of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War and moved from Congleton, Cheshire to Ireland after the Restoration of Charles II. His mother was Anne Grice of Kilosty, County Tipperary: she also owned property in County Armagh, which she left to Thomas at her death in 1709. His parents married

in Dublin in 1674. Thomas was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and collated as Archdeacon of Clogher in 1705. In the last years of the ...
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Thomas Parnell Poems

  • The Book-worm
    Come hither, Boy, we'll hunt to Day
    The Book-Worm, ravening Beast of Prey,
    Produc'd by Parent Earth, at odds
    (As Fame reports it) with the Gods. ...
  • A Fairy Tale In The Ancient English Style
    In Britain's Isle and Arthur's days,
    When Midnight Faeries daunc'd the Maze,
    Liv'd Edwin of the Green;
    Edwin, I wis, a gentle Youth, ...
  • On A Lady With A Foul Breath
    Art thou alive? It cannot be,
    There's so much Rottenness in Thee,
    Corruption only is in Death;
    And what's more Putrid than thy Breath? ...
  • Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting
    Hark the thundring Drums inviting
    All our forward youth to arms
    Hark the trumpets sounds exciting
    Manly Soules with fierce alarms ...
  • Now Kind Now Coy Wth How Much Change
    Now kind now coy wth how much change
    You feed my fierce desire
    As if to more extravagance
    Youd manage up the fire ...
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Reye1234765: “fierce as the proling wolves at close of day, and swift as eagles in pursuit of prey.” –thomas parnell
Randall_stps: “we got to burn the evil spirits out of her.” herblock satirizing congressmen richard nixon, j. parnell thomas, and karl mundt for their anti-communist crusading, washington post, 5/15/1948.
Mmtazz505: “fierce as the proling wolves at close of day, and swift as eagles in pursuit of prey.” –thomas parnell
Davutozgur432: “fierce as the proling wolves at close of day, and swift as eagles in pursuit of prey.” –thomas parnell
Mmtazz505: “fierce as the proling wolves at close of day, and swift as eagles in pursuit of prey.” –thomas parnell
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 067
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:

Thy marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
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