Thomas Tickell (December 17 1685 – April 23, 1740) was a minor English poet and man of letters.
- Just men, by whom impartial laws were given;
And saints who taught and led the way to heaven.
- On the Death of Mr. Addison (1721), line 41. The work was an epitath for Tickell's friend and employer, Joseph Addison.
- Nor e’er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed
A fairer spirit or more welcome shade.
- On the Death of Mr. Addison (1721), line 45.
- There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die.
- On the Death of Mr. Addison (1721), line 81. Compare: "He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live", Michel de Montaigne, Essay, book i. chap. ix.; "I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die", Sandys, Anglorum Speculum, p. 903; "Teach him how to live, And, oh still harder lesson! how to die", Beilby Porteus, Death, line 316; "He taught them how to live and how to die", Somerville, In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore.
- The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid.
- To a Lady with a Present of Flowers.
- I hear a voice you cannot hear,
Which says I must not stay;
I see a hand you cannot see,
Which beckons me away.
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