Bernard Barton, American Poet ( January 31, 1784 - February 19, 1849 )

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Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.~Bernard Barton

Spring Welcome Humble

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.~Bernard Barton

Age Man Sex

As I walk'd by myself, I talk'd to myself, And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee.~Bernard Barton

Myself Me Questions