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Famous Sublimity Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Sublimity poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous sublimity poems. These examples illustrate what a famous sublimity poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Moore, Thomas
...n earth
Than to fatten curst calico-makers! --


That Biships to hobbins should bend --
Should stoop from their Bench's sublimity,
Great dealers in lawn, to befriend
Such contemptible dealers in dimity!


"No -- vile Manufacture! ne'er harbour
A hope to be fed at our boards; --
Base offspring of Arkwright the barber,
What claim canst thou have upon Lords?

"No -- thanks to the taxes and debt,
And the triumph of paper o'er guineas,
Our race of Lord Jemmys, as yet,
May defy you...Read More



by Whitman, Walt
...e arrest you all; 
We realize the soul only by you, you faithful solids and fluids; 
Through you color, form, location, sublimity, ideality; 
Through you every proof, comparison, and all the suggestions and determinations of
 ourselves. 

You have waited, you always wait, you dumb, beautiful ministers! you novices!
We receive you with free sense at last, and are insatiate henceforward; 
Not you any more shall be able to foil us, or withhold yourselves from us; 
We use you...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...ty is a jewel which is pure and transparent, eternal and inestimable. 

For my hands and my feet are perfect as the sublimity of Naphtali and the felicity of Asher. 

For the names and number of animals are as the name and number of the stars. -- 

For I pray the Lord Jesus to translate my MAGNIFICAT into verse and represent it. 

For I bless the Lord Jesus from the bottom of Royston Cave to the top of King's Chapel. 

For I am a little fellow, which is in...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...virtues -- three to the East -- Greatness, Valour, Piety. 

For there be three to the West -- Goodness, Purity and Sublimity. 

For there be three to the North -- Meditation, Happiness, Strength. 

For there be three to the South -- Constancy, Pleasantry and Wisdom. 

For the Argument A PRIORI is GOD in every man's CONSCIENCE. 

For the Argument A POSTERIORI is God before every man's eyes. 

For the Four and Twenty Elders of the Revelation are Four an...Read More

by Wylie, Elinor
...nd--it may be true-- 
That we can close our lips on poisonous 
Dark wine diluted by the Stygean wave; 
And let me dream sublimity in you, 
And courage, liberal for the two of us: 
Let us at least pretend we can be brave....Read More



by Lewis, C S
...they! I know the senses' witchery 
Guards us like air, from heavens too big to see; 
Imminent death to man that barb'd sublimity 
And dazzling edge of beauty unsheathed would be. 
Yet here, within this tiny, charmed interior, 
This parlour of the brain, their Maker shares 
With living men some secrets in a privacy 
Forever ours, not theirs....Read More

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