Matthew Green

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Matthew Green (16961737) was a British poet born of Nonconformist parents.


The Grotto (1732)[edit]

  • Nor bigots who but one way see,
    Through blinkers of authority.
    • Line 165.

The Spleen (1737)[edit]

  • To cure the mind's wrong bias, Spleen,
    Some recommend the bowling green;
    Some, hilly walks; all, exercise;
    Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
    • Line 89.
  • Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
    • Line 93.
  • Avarice, sphincter of the heart.
    • Line 697.
  • Thus I steer my bark, and sail
    On even keel, with gentle gale.
  • Though pleased to see the dolphins play,
    I mind my compass and my way.

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