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Break sacred morn on our expecting isle

DMI number:
43018
First Line:
Break sacred morn on our expecting isle
Last Line:
As flints are struck before they show their fires
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Occasional poem, and Panegyric
Themes:
Creation, Glories of past ages, Justice / injustice, Other countries[France.], Patriotism / glory of the British nation, Politics, and The monarchy (heads of state)[Charles II.]
Related People
Author:
Edmund Waller
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Attributed to Waller by Gilbert Burnet, in a contents list with the entry ‘Waller's Verses on the New Parl., 1679’; see G. Thorn-Drury, 'Waller: Some Uncollected Verses', Notes & Queries, 11th Ser. 5 (1912), 305. The attribution is rejected by Margaret C. Deas in A Study of the Life and Poetry of Edmund Waller (unpublished PhD dissertation, Cambridge, 1931), pp. 316-17.
Content/Publication
Title:
Rome rhym'd to death. Being a collection of choice poems: in two parts [ESTC R16454]
Page No(s):
pp.88-90
Poem Title:
Another.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed