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Browne (1591-1643), William    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
110 poems available by this author


A ROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that the spring hath fill'd our veins
Last Line: And plump as the lusty grape.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


AMOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Like to the world my love I find to be
Last Line: But autumn yet in me was never seen.
Subject(s): Love


AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is death so great a gamester, that he throws
Last Line: Shall send the peaceful dove to call thee forth.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AN ELEGY OF HENRY, PRINCE OF WALES    Poem Text    
First Line: What time the world, clad in a mourning robe
Last Line: Cut off our thread and left us all in mourning.
Subject(s): Henry, Prince Of Wales (1584-1612); Mourning; Bereavement


AN ELEGY ON MR. WILLIAM HOPTON    Poem Text    
First Line: When shall mine eyes be dry? I daily see
Last Line: More than a tomb, although a pyramis.
Subject(s): Hopton, William (D. 1591)


AN ELEGY ON SIR THOMAS OVERBURY; POISONED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Had not thy wrong, like to a wound ill cur'd
Last Line: An antidote against the silent grave.
Subject(s): Overbury, Sir Thomas (1581-1613); Poisons & Poisoning; Tower Of London


AN ELEGY ON THE COUNTESS DOWAGER OF PEMBROKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Time hath a long course run since thou wert clay
Last Line: Till this shall perish in the whole world's flame.
Subject(s): Herbert, Mary Sidney (1561-1621); Pembroke, Countess Of; Sidney, Mary (1561-1621); Dudley, Mary


AN ELEGY ON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF THOMAS AYLEWORTH, SLAIN AT CROYDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Is goodness shortest liv'd? Doth nature bring
Last Line: Thou canst not lie without a monument.
Subject(s): Ayleworth, Thomas (D. 1615); Murder; Virtue


AN EPICED ON MR. FISHBOURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: As some, too far inquisitive, would fain
Last Line: You live, and need nor epitaph nor tomb.
Subject(s): Charity; Fishbourne, Richard (D. 1625); Orphans; Philanthropy; Foundlings


AN EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear soul, the time is come, and we must part
Last Line: Yet dare not ask a hand to lessen it.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Parting


AN EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Palmes and my friend, this night of hallantide
Last Line: Although their church err not, their steeple may.


AN EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hasten, o hasten, for my love's sake haste
Last Line: W. B.
Subject(s): Admiration


AN EPISTLE THROWN INTO A RIVER IN A BALL OF WAX    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, gentle paper; happy, happier far
Last Line: Shall reap one joy but by the hand of death.
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers; Love - Unrequited


AN EPITAPH ON HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Here wither'd lies a flower, which blown
Last Line: Since one unworthy took it hence.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


AN EPITAPH ON MR.WM. HOPTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Reader, stay, and read a truth
Last Line: Back again, and sleep with him.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hopton, William (D. 1591)


AN EPITAPH ON MRS. EL: Y    Poem Text    
First Line: Underneath this stone there lies
Last Line: In a stone her worth. Farewell!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


AN EPITAPH ON SIR JOHN PROWDE, LIEUTENANT TO CHARLES MORGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After a march of twenty years and more
Last Line: That honour laid me in the bed of war.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Groenlo, The Netherlands; Prowde, Sir John (D. 1627); War


AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake faire muse, for I intend
Last Line: No king shall owne my verses for his tombe.
Subject(s): Death; Drayton, Michael (1563-1631); Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599); Dead, The


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY TO LORD ZOUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Honour's bright ray
Last Line: A pyramis built to thy memory.
Subject(s): Great Britain; Zouch, Edward, Lord (1556-1625)


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY TO THE READER    Poem Text    
First Line: The times are swoll'n so big with nicer wits
Last Line: I am as confident as they are nice.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE FIFTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In notes that rocks to pity move
Last Line: ^1^idya, the pastoral name of england.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE FIRST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Marina's love, yclep'd the fair
Last Line: Till from the wat'ring we again return.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE FOURTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Fida's distress, the hind is slain
Last Line: The ever gladsome day shall re-enthrone.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE SECOND SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Oblivion's spring, and dory's love
Last Line: To tune mine oaten pipe for doridon.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. THE THIRD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The shepherd's swain here singing on
Last Line: Beauty gone you will repent you.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 1. TO WILLIAM, EARL OF PEMBROKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that the gift, great lord, deserves your hand
Last Line: W. Browne.
Subject(s): Great Britain; Herbert, William, 3d Earl Of Pembroke


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 2. THE FIFTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Within this song my muse doth tell
Last Line: My muse awhile will here keep holiday.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 2. THE FIRST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Marina's freedom now I sing
Last Line: Shall make the rivers dance and valleys ring.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 2. THE FOURTH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The cornish swains and british bard
Last Line: And quickly come, to end the rest, again.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 2. THE SECOND SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: What shepherds on the sea were seen
Last Line: And put my pipes up till another time.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 2. THE THIRD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: A redbreast doth from pining save
Last Line: That I ere night may end another song.
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 3. THE FIRST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice had the pale-fac'd cynthia fill'd her horns
Last Line: That famous drake and I were born by thee!
Subject(s): Great Britain


BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS: BOOK 3. THE SECOND SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Good day to all, ye merry western swains
Last Line: For by your sweetness I describe all others.
Subject(s): Great Britain


CAELIA: SONNETS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, I the man that whilom lov'd and lost
Last Line: For entertaining what I lov'd so well.
Subject(s): Love


CAELIA: SONNETS: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: To get a love and beauty so divine
Last Line: Fortune my mistress, or you not so fair.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Time


CAELIA: SONNETS: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair laurel, that the only witness art
Last Line: Embrace our fronts in sign of memory.
Subject(s): Passion


CAELIA: SONNETS: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Had not the soil that bred me further done
Last Line: Those songs had slept, and you had been my theme.
Subject(s): Love


CAELIA: SONNETS: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Night, steal not on too fast: we have not yet
Last Line: And will once make us happier than the day.
Subject(s): Love; Absence; Separation; Isolation


CAELIA: SONNETS: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Divinest caelia, send no more to ask
Last Line: I cannot tell him, till I ask of you.
Subject(s): Love; Absence; Separation; Isolation


CAELIA: SONNETS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Why might I not for once be of that sect
Last Line: Since to my former flame it adds so much.
Subject(s): Virtue


CAELIA: SONNETS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Fairest, when by the rules of palmistry
Last Line: If now you see her that doth love me there?
Subject(s): Palmistry; Love


CAELIA: SONNETS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: So sat the muses on the banks of thames
Last Line: Become more gracious by her sweetest voice.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


CAELIA: SONNETS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Were't not for you, here should my pen have set
Last Line: Others might wear, but I should win the bays.
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


CAELIA: SONNETS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing soft, ye pretty birds, while caelia sleeps
Last Line: And sleep for ever, for she cannot die.
Subject(s): Sleep


CAELIA: SONNETS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Fairest, when I am gone, as now the glass
Last Line: As for the smell we like the rose's beauty.
Subject(s): Love; Absence; Separation; Isolation


CAELIA: SONNETS: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: As oft as I meet one that comes from you
Last Line: Love me alone and say alone you love me.
Subject(s): Love; Absence; Separation; Isolation


CAELIA: SONNETS: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, my thoughts (for you each minute fly
Last Line: To get a love, a beauty so divine.
Subject(s): Love; Beauty


DEVOTIONAL VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Behold, o god, in rivers of my tears
Last Line: To live with thee; sweet jesus, say amen.
Subject(s): Worship


ENGLAND'S HELICON: THIRSIS' PRAISE OF HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: On a hill that graced the plain
Last Line: Astra can bless those blessings, earth and all.
Subject(s): Country Life


EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: It happen'd lately at a fair, or wake
Last Line: If I had had but any brains at all.
Subject(s): Fights


EPIGRAM ON A ROPE-MAKER HANGED    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a man much wronged in his hopes
Last Line: For he liv'd by the rope, and died by the halter
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


EPIGRAM ON AN HOUR-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: The truest hour-glass lies; for, you'll confess
Last Line: All holes grow bigger, and the sand grows less.
Subject(s): Hourglasses


EPIGRAM ON JOHN TOOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lieth in sooth
Last Line: From us drew away.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EPIGRAM ON KISSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me three kisses, phillis; if not three
Last Line: Then take back yours, or give me mine again.
Subject(s): Kisses


EPIGRAM ON ONE BORN BLIND, AND SO DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Who (but some one like thee) could ever say
Last Line: Gives thee a longer till the day of doom.
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


EPIGRAM ON THE COUNTESS OF SOMERSET'S PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The pitied fortune most men chiefly hate
Last Line: Should quickly fall in love with misery.
Subject(s): Howard, Frances (D. 1632); Portraits


EPIGRAM TO DON ANTONIO, KING OF PORTUGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Between thee and thy kingdom late with force
Last Line: Say, that thy kingdom not of this world is.
Subject(s): Antonio, Dom (1531-1595); Portugal


EPITAPH ON GOODMAN HURST OF THE GEORGE AT HORSHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: See what we are: for though we often say
Last Line: And never knew what he made here.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hurst, Richard (D. 1637)


EPITAPH ON MR. FRANCIS LEE OF THE TEMPLE, GENT.    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature having seen the fates
Last Line: And hid it underneath this tomb.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Lee, Francis (D. 1637)


EPITAPH ON MR. JOHN DEANE, OF NEW COLLEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let no man walk near this tomb
Last Line: Thy bed untouch'd whilst thou dost sleep.
Subject(s): Deane, John (1596-1626); Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON MR. JOHN SMYTH, CHAPLAIN TO THE EARL OF PEMBROKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Know thou, that tread'st on learned smyth inurn'd
Last Line: We shall fall down, and sleep with him in dust.
Subject(s): Clergy; Epitaphs; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


EPITAPH ON MR. TURNER OF ST. MARY-HALL    Poem Text    
First Line: I rose, and coming down to dine
Last Line: Was but a dinner, and away.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Turner, Richard (1607-1637)


EPITAPH ON MR. VAUX, THE PHYSICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay! This grave deserves a tear
Last Line: Will rather think you in the grave than he.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Vaux, Francis (1601-1631)


EPITAPH ON MRS. ANNE PRIDEAUX, DAUGHTER OF DR. PRIDEAUX    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature in this small volume was about
Last Line: Threw dust upon it, and shut up the book
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Prideaux, John (1578-1650); Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON ONE DROWNED IN THE SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Within a fleece of silent waters drown'd
Last Line: My last shall give me back to life agen.
Subject(s): Drowning; Epitaphs; Snow


EPITAPH ON THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SUSAN, COUNTESS OF MONTGOMERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though we trust the earth with thee
Last Line: Outspeaks all tombs, outlives all life.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Herbert, Susan. Countess Of Montgomery; Vere, Susan (D. 1628)


EPITAPH: IN OBITUM M.S. XO MAIJ, 1614    Poem Text    
First Line: May! Be thou never graced with birds that sing
Last Line: Mine only died.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FIDO: AN EPISTLE TO FIDELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Sitting one day beside a silver brook
Last Line: That you intend to work no miracles.
Subject(s): Love; Writing & Writers; Language; Words; Vocabulary


LOOK AS A BOUGH CUT LATELY FROM THE RIND    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Passion


LOVE POEMS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Love who will, for I'll love none
Last Line: In love with all, yet lov'd of none.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE POEMS: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Caelia is gone, and now I sit
Last Line: More grief in parting, but grow old and die.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


LOVE POEMS: 2. ON A LADY'S YELLOW HAIR, POWDERED WITH WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, why on your hair yet stays
Last Line: And made their sacrifice.
Subject(s): Hair; Love


LOVE POEMS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long agone a youthful swain
Last Line: "o let her love me less, or I like more."
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE POEMS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep are the wounds which strike a virtuous name
Last Line: Whose darts, wounds, flames, and frowns, meet all in me.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE POEMS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor silly fool! Thou striv'st in vain to know
Last Line: He asks enough that serves well and is mute.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE SONGS: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye merry birds, leave of to sing
Last Line: A hand to wound, but none to cure.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE SONGS: 9. A SIGH FROM OXFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, and if thou chance to find
Last Line: His sighs did waft him over.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S REASONS    Poem Text    
First Line: For her gait if she be walking
Last Line: That for everything I love her.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet;song
Subject(s): Desire; Love


LYDFORD JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I oft have heard of lydford law
Last Line: Unless by some tin warrant.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Travel; Attorneys; Journeys; Trips


MY OWN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Loaden with earth, as earth by such as I
Last Line: To waken in fit time what herein sleeps.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Self


ON A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Vain dreams, forbear, ye but deceivers be
Last Line: And both connex, as souls in innocence.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


ON A TWIN AT TWO YEARS OLD DEAD OF A CONSUMPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Death! Thou such a one hast smit
Last Line: If he be dead or flown away.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Tuberculosis; Death - Babies; Consumption (Pathology)


ON AN INFANT UNBORN, AND THE MOTHER DYING IN TRAVAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Within this grave there is a grave entomb'd
Last Line: And keeps in travail till the day of doom.
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


ON HIS WIFE, AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou need'st no tomb, my wife, for thou
Last Line: Shall there be seen as in the book of life.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Underneath this sable [or, marble] hearse
Last Line: Both her mourner and her tomb.
Variant Title(s): On The Countess Dowager Of Pembroke;subject Of All Verse;elegy;on The Death Of Marie, Countess Of Pembroke
Subject(s): Death; Herbert, Mary Sidney (1561-1621); Herbert, William, 3d Earl Of Pembroke; Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586); Dead, The; Pembroke, Countess Of; Sidney, Mary (1561-1621); Dudley, Mary


ON THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES, LORD HERBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: If there be a tear unshed
Last Line: Have shut for thee—dear lord—good night.
Subject(s): Herbert, Charles (D. 1635)


SIC VITA    Poem Text    
First Line: Like to a silkworm of one year
Last Line: And man as these as quickly gone.
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Unhappy muse, that nothing pleasest me
Last Line: Till tears and words are spent for evermore.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Unhappy I, in whom no joy appears
Last Line: Those clouds which shed their rain, and weep for her.


THE AUTHOR'S FRIEND TO THE READER    Poem Text    
First Line: The printer's haste calls on; I must not drive
Last Line: Of all that are call'd works, the best are plays.
Subject(s): Massinger, Philip (1583-1640); Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


THE INNER TEMPLE MASQUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Steer hither, steer, your winged pines
Last Line: He stay'd not longer here, but ran to be more idly spent.
Subject(s): Sirens (Mythology); Sailing & Sailors


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: DEDICATION TO EDWARD, LORD ZOUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Be pleas'd, great lord, when underneath the shades
Last Line: And scorn to flatter but the men I hate.
Subject(s): Zouch, Edward, Lord (1556-1625)


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: FIFTH ECLOGUE; TO HIS FRIEND CHRISTOPHER BROOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Willie incites his friend to write
Last Line: ^2^ cuttie, christopher brooke.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Writing & Writers


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: FIRST ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Roget and willie both ymet
Last Line: Twill be night ere we have told them.
Subject(s): Wither, George (1588-1667)


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: FOURTH ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Under an aged oak was willie laid
Last Line: Nor made a truer moan.
Subject(s): Death; Manwood, Thomas (D. 1613); Dead, The


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: FOURTH ECLOGUE. TO MR. THOMAS MANWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: To me more known than you is your sad chance
Last Line: Our tears and sighs might freely offer here.
Subject(s): Manwood, Thomas (D. 1613)


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: SECOND ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two shepherds here complain the wrong
Last Line: And clouds distil in rain.
Subject(s): Shephers And Shepherdesses; Anger


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: SEVENTH ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Palinode entreats his friend
Last Line: It is in vain. Farewell. I must away.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: SIXTH ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Philos of his dog doth brag
Last Line: Make haste again.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: THIRD ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Old neddy's poverty they moan
Last Line: Up, and let us go.
Subject(s): Poverty


TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND AND INGENIOUS FRIEND, THE AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: So far as can a swain, who than a round
Last Line: That my harsh lines among the best may live.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628)


TO MY HONOURED FRIEND MR. DRAYTON; AFFIXED TO 'POLYOLBION'    Poem Text    
First Line: England's brave genius, raise thy head, and see
Last Line: Sung of his loves, his country, and the men.
Subject(s): Drayton, Michael (1563-1631)


UPON THIS WORK OF HIS BELOVED FRIEND THE AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am snapp'd already, and may go my way
Last Line: Thy muse must labour when thy hand is dead.
Subject(s): Massinger, Philip (1583-1640)


VISIONS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Sitting one day beside the banks of mole
Last Line: As need another joseph to expound.
Subject(s): Mole, River, England' Time; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


VISIONS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a silver swan swim down the lea
Last Line: Where, overgone with grief, poor bird, she died.
Subject(s): Swans; Lee (River), England


VISIONS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Within the compass of a shady grove


VISIONS: 4. A ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A rose, as fair as ever saw the north
Last Line: The fairest blossom of the garden dies.
Variant Title(s): Vision Of The Rose;vision: 5
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


VISIONS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Down in a valley, by a forest's side
Last Line: So glorious flowers to live in such a shade.
Subject(s): Flowers


VISIONS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: A gentle shepherd, born in arcady
Last Line: They never would be foster-fathers more.
Subject(s): Regret


WELCOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome, welcome do I sing
Last Line: Never, never shall be missing.
Variant Title(s): A Lover's Greeting;love Poems: 7
Subject(s): Love



Browne (1692-1774), William   
1 poems available by this author


WHIGS AND TORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The king to oxford sent a troop of horse
Last Line: For whigs admit no force but argument.
Variant Title(s): Oxford And Cambridge;epigram: The Answer To Trapp's Epigram
Subject(s): Books; Cambridge University; George I, King Of England (1660-1727); Oxford University; Reading