Richard Gifford

British writer

Richard Gifford (17251807), poet, was educated at Oxford University, and the author of the poem, Contemplation. He also wrote theological and controversial works as well.

Quotes edit

  • Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;
    She feels no biting pang the while she sings;
    Nor, as she turns the giddy wheel around,
    Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things.
    • Contemplation. Compare: "The sad vicissitude of things", Laurence Sterne, Sermon xvi.

External links edit

Wikipedia has an article about: