Take the Granger's Guided Tour hereIn celebration of National Poetry Month in April, we are pleased to present over the next several days the winning poems (and honorable mentions) in our second annual Granger's Poetry Contest here.
Daniel Defoe was born around 1660 in the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, to James and Alice Foe. In August of 1662 the family’s pastor was ejected from his post for failure to comply with the Act of Uniformity, whichread more
Just such a happy Change, our Nation finds:
If we Unite, our once Contented Minds,
With our rich Neighbour: then, doth dawn the day,
Which drives all Feuds and enmities away.5
Let base Revenge and Damn'd Envy be gone,
And all our Int'rests be conjoyn'd in one.
No Mastiff Devil can our good withstand,
If as true Friends, we do join hand to hand,
That so no more of jealousies be known;
What poet and wit's epitaph reads, "When I am dead, I hope it may be said: / 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'"?Answer Previous Trivia Questions