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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Love 64 I Love You 64 Great 49 Soul 47 Mind 43 Rise 42 God 42 Long 36 Light 36 Life 34

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Jeffpr9: "let those love now who never loved before; let those who always loved, now love the more." ~ thomas parnell
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