Poems and Essays

by Joseph Howe




    [These lines were written at the age of 16, and published in the Weekly Chronicle, in 1821.]

His form, combining health and ease,
And features form’d by Heaven to please,—
His face is placid. In his mien
Meekness and Charity are seen.
If you could view his polish’d mind,
Religion’s self is there combined
With grace, and truth, and manly pride,
Which to Religion are allied,—
You’d find, if you his life could scan,
“God’s noblest work, an honest man.” [Page 91]