How foolish they who lengthen night

How foolish they who lengthen night

Author: John Armstrong
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: John Armstrong

John Armstrong (1771–1797), journalist and writer of verses, was born of humble parents, at Leith, in June 1771. After attending the Grammar School of that town and the High School of Edinburgh, he entered Edinburgh University, where he graduated M.A. In 1789 he published 'Juvenile Poems, with remarks on Poetry, and a Dissertation on the best means of punishing and preventing Crimes.' These poems, if stilted in style and hackneyed in sentiment, are characterised by general good taste and some artistic finish. Their publication obtained for him the honour of being invited to compose the words of the songs used in connection with the ceremony of laying the foundation-stone of the Edinburgh University buildings. While tutor in a family in Ed… Go to person page >

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First Line: How foolish they who lengthen night
Author: John Armstrong
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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