Here you will find the Poem To James Norton Esq. of poet Charles Harpur
Think you I have not skill to gather gold, If I could love it as some others do? Or that I lack the spirit of a bold And resolute man in any cause that?s true, Because I scorn to juggle with yon crew Of politics schemers? Let the truth be told: Whatever I can value, I can mould Right deftly to my ends, and boldly too. ?But fame he sought not through a gainful hand? (This of my being let future tell), ?Nor through the arts of popular command; But in retirement, where the muses dwell, That his life?s legacy might be?a well Pierian, in a wide and thirsty land. ?