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Campion, Thomas    Poet's Biography
256 poems available by this author


A BOOK OF AIRS SONG 18    Poem Text    
First Line: The man of life upright
Last Line: And quiet pilgrimage.
Variant Title(s): The Armour Of Innocence;integer Vitae;justvm Et Tenacem;dovine And Moral Songs: 2
Subject(s): Contentment; Courage; Honor; Masculinity (Psychology); Valor; Bravery


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: My sweetest lesbia, let us live and love
Last Line: And crown with love my ever-during night.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Death; Dead, The


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Author of light, revive my dying sprite
Last Line: But god his own will guard, an their sharp pains and grief in time assuage.
Subject(s): God


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Wise men patience never want
Last Line: Whereon human love displays.
Subject(s): Love; Human Behavior


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 10. THE DYING FALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Follow your saint, follow with accents sweet!
Last Line: It shall suffice that they were breathed and died for her delight.
Variant Title(s): Devotion (2);song From Lute Books
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair, if you expect admiring
Last Line: I'll fly to her again, and sue for pity to renew my hopes distressed.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12. A RENUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art not fair, for all thy red and white
Last Line: Embrace, and kiss, and love me, in despite.
Subject(s): Flattery; Love; Praise


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 13    Poem Text    
First Line: See where she flies enraged from me!
Last Line: Let all other comforts vanish.
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, when back mine eye
Last Line: Henceforth to be my guard and guide.


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Blame not my cheeks, though pale with love they be
Last Line: Poor cupid sits and blows his nails for cold.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 14    Poem Text    
First Line: As by the streams of babylon
Last Line: And 'gainst the stones dash out their brains!
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Travel


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15    Poem Text    
First Line: When the god of merry love
Last Line: The old wretch lived ever crying.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing a song of joy
Last Line: And bless on earth our peaceful days.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Mistress, since you so much desire
Last Line: I climb to crown my chaste desire.
Subject(s): Cupid; Ambition; Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake, awake, thou heavy sprite
Last Line: Then watch and labour, while time is!
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Your fair looks inflame my desire
Last Line: O farewell, my life's treasure!
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Seek the lord, and in his ways persever
Last Line: That all who taste it are from death restored.
Subject(s): God


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Lighten, heavy heart, thy sprite
Last Line: To view a stream that brightly flows.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19. THE FAIRY QUEEN PROSERPINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark, all you ladies that do sleep!
Last Line: Apes in avernus.
Subject(s): Fairies; Love; Morning; Elves


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Though you are young and I am old
Last Line: Thou fool! To-morrow thou must die!'
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Youth


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 20    Poem Text    
First Line: When thou must home to shades of underground
Last Line: Then tell, o tell, how thou didst murther me
Subject(s): Murder


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet, come again / your happy sight, so much desired
Last Line: To me return again.
Subject(s): Absence


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, let us sound with melody
Last Line: Infinite honours.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 22    Poem Text    
First Line: And would you see my mistress' face?
Last Line: And this is that my soul pursueth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 23. YET STILL I LIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: No grave for woe, yet earth my watery tears devours
Last Line: My day is night, my life my death, and all but sense of sorrow.
Subject(s): Grief


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 25    Poem Text    
First Line: If I urge my kind desires
Last Line: Never lived or loved to die.
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 26    Poem Text    
First Line: What hearts content can he find
Last Line: His steadfast heart that is ...
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Let him that will be free and keep his heart from care
Last Line: Load not your guilty souls with wrong, and heaven then will soon relent.
Subject(s): Grief


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Reprove not love, though fondly thou hast lost
Last Line: Receives her due increase.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Beauty


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 29    Poem Text    
First Line: And would you fain the reason know
Last Line: To fight till both be overthrown.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are all thy beauties now, all hearts enchanting?
Last Line: None ever lived more just, none more abused.'
Subject(s): God


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 3. AMARYLLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I care not for these ladies, / that must be wooed and prayed
Last Line: She never will say no.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love; Virginity; Vestals


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 30    Poem Text    
First Line: When laura smiles her sight revives both night and day
Last Line: And fills with heavenly spirits my humble muse.
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Long have mine eyes gazed with delight
Last Line: My doubtful hopes like wind do move.
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 32    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I come, if I swim? Wide are the waves, you see:
Last Line: So through the streams leander did enjoy her sight.
Subject(s): Desire


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 33    Poem Text    
First Line: Aye me! That love should natures works accuse
Last Line: A grief, o death! To live and love in vain.
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 34. HOPE AND FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: If I hope, I pine; if I fear, I faint and die
Last Line: Must sing glad notes, or speak in happier verse.
Subject(s): Hope; Fear


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 35    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall then a traitorous kiss or a smile
Last Line: All their ways are full of errors, which no true feet can find.
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 36    Poem Text    
First Line: Unless there were consent 'twixt hell and heaven
Last Line: I waver, whether saved or condemned.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 37    Poem Text    
First Line: If she forsake me, I must die
Last Line: Then come, death, and end my pain!
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 38    Poem Text    
First Line: What is a day, what is a year
Last Line: Our souls are in heaven placed.
Subject(s): Time


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 39    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind in unkindness, when will you relent
Last Line: And place my joys where my desires would be.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
Last Line: The sun still proud, the shadow still disdained.
Variant Title(s): Follow
Subject(s): Love; Shadows; Sun; Time


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of my soul's depth to thee my cries have sounded
Last Line: Their sin-sick souls by him shall be recured
Subject(s): God


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 40. COME AWAY! BRING ON THE BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: What then is love but mourning?
Last Line: Come away! Come away, my darling!'
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether men do laugh or weep
Last Line: And that happy men disdain.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Though far from joy, my sorrows are as far
Last Line: Through the flowery banks, and still in the midst his course guideth.
Subject(s): Moderation


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 5    Poem Text    
First Line: View me, lord, a work of thine
Last Line: Yet thy grace can lift me high.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Bravely decked, come forth, bright day
Last Line: May his heart the love of peace and wisdom learn from thee!
Subject(s): Worshiip


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 6. CORRINA    Poem Text    
First Line: When to her lute corinna sings
Last Line: Even from my heart the strings do break.
Variant Title(s): Of Corina's Singing
Subject(s): Lutes; Passion; Singing & Singers; Songs


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 7. BASIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Turn back, you wanton flyer
Last Line: With our lips let us reap, love's gains dividing.
Subject(s): Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 8    Poem Text    
First Line: It fell on a summer's day
Last Line: She sleeps every afternoon.
Subject(s): Sleep


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Tune thy music to thy heart
Last Line: Love alone to him is ever pleasing.
Subject(s): God; Conduct Of Life


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 9    Poem Text    
First Line: The cypress curtain of the night is spread
Last Line: As this poor one, the worser part of me.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Most sweet and pleasing are thy ways, o god
Last Line: Not one of them in paradise remains.
Subject(s): God


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG(5    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, when baxk mine eye
Last Line: I will go no more a-maying.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


A HYMN IN PRAISE OF NEPTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of neptune's empire let us sing
Last Line: The praise of neptune's empery.
Variant Title(s): A Hymn In Praise Of Neptune
Subject(s): Hymns (As Literary Form); Praise; Sea; Ocean


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Come follow me, my wand'ring mates
Subject(s): Friendship


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: A BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Dido was the carthage queen
Last Line: So you get daily new.
Subject(s): Dido


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: DIALOGUE SUNG THE FIRST NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Tune thy cheerful voice to mine
Last Line: That hath our fortunes raised.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Music & Musicians


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: SHADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: The shadows dark'ning our intents
Last Line: Our nightly sports and prophecies we end.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Love - Beginnings; Night; Youth; Bedtime


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: THE DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Robin is a lovely lad
Last Line: March around and make a stand.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Love - Beginnings; Youth


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: THE KINGS GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome, welcome, king of guests
Last Line: And so, best king, good rest.
Subject(s): Homecoming


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: THE LORDS WELCOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome is the word
Last Line: Far may it shine, long may it live, to all a public blessing.
Subject(s): Togetherness


AN ELEGY UPON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF PRINCE HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Read, you that have some tears left yet unspent
Last Line: Which best sort with the sorrows we sustain.
Subject(s): Henry, Prince Of Wales (1584-1612); Mourning; Bereavement


ATTACH TO ALPHONSO FERRABOSCO'S 'AIRS': TO THE WORTHY AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Music's rich master and the offspring
Last Line: Beyond thine own deserts can never raise thee.
Subject(s): Ferrabosco, Alphonso (1575-1628)


CHANCE AND CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: What if a day, or a month, or a year
Last Line: Both in mirth and mourning.


DIVINE AND MORAL SONGS: 21. LAMENT FOR PRINCE HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: All looks be pale, hearts cold as stone
Last Line: Since more him none shall see.
Variant Title(s): A Lamentation
Subject(s): Consolation; Henry Frederick, Prince (1729-1751); Mourning; Worship; Henry Frederick, Prince Of Wales; Bereavement


DO NOT, O DO NOT PRIZE THY BEAUTY AT TOO HIGH A RATE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Beauty


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Dance now and sing; the joy and love we owe
Last Line: For she is all divine.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet once again let us our measures move
Last Line: Which you vouchsafe to grace.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG 3    Poem Text    
First Line: O joys exceeding
Last Line: Now leap as they were moved by enchanting.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Night as well as the brightest day hath her delight
Last Line: That retains so sweet a friend.
Variant Title(s): A Song Of Three Voices With Divers Instruments
Subject(s): Love


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG BY THE GARDNER'S BOY AND MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome to this flowery place
Last Line: Spring out of the silly briar.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SONG OF THREE VOICES    Poem Text    
First Line: Can you, the author of our joy
Last Line: But the word of parting never.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: SYLVANUS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: That health which harbours in the fresh-aired groves
Last Line: Which though it be not given, 'tis fairly meant.


ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN BY LORD KNOWLES: THE GARDENER SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay, goddess! Stay a little space
Last Line: With a mournful parting song.


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: 20. A HAPPY MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jack and joan [or, jacke and jone], they think no ill
Last Line: Securer lives the silly swain.
Variant Title(s): Fortunati Nimium;rustic Joys
Subject(s): Class Struggle; Country Life; Courts & Courtiers; Marriage; Simplicity; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore
Last Line: O come quickly, glorious lord, and raise my sprite to thee!
Subject(s): Catholics; Heaven; Prayer; Religion; Worship; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Paradise; Theology


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17. SIC TRANSIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, cheerful day, part of my life, to me
Last Line: So every day we live a day we die.
Variant Title(s): Day And Night
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Impermanence


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 7    Poem Text    
First Line: To music bent is my retired mind
Last Line: Such heat they cast as lifts the spirit high.
Subject(s): Consolation; Music & Musicians


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 1. A LITTLE BREATH I'LL BORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave prolonging thy distress!
Last Line: I die alone through her despite.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Love me or not, love her I must or die
Last Line: So would I love that neither should repent.
Subject(s): Love


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 11    Poem Text    
First Line: What means this folly, now to brave it so
Last Line: That made choice with discretion.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear, if I with guile would gild a true intent
Last Line: But to find as fair as you.
Subject(s): Truth; Flattery


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 13    Poem Text    
First Line: O love, where are thy shafts, thy quiver, and thy bow?
Last Line: Yet, love, thou knowest, by right, I should not thus complain.
Subject(s): Love


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty is but a painted hell
Last Line: Is the excess of sadness.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you what your fair looks express?
Last Line: For pure meetings are most sweet.
Variant Title(s): "are You, What Your Faire Lookes Expresse?"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Truth


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Since she, even she, for whom I lived
Last Line: Happy are they that neither know.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17    Poem Text    
First Line: I must complain, yet do enjoy my love
Last Line: She hath more beauty than becomes the chaste.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Think'st thou to seduce me with words that have no meaning?
Last Line: But alas! Who less could do that found so good occasion!
Variant Title(s): "think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then"";
Subject(s): Courtship; Language; Seduction; Words; Vocabulary


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Her fair inflaming eyes
Last Line: With a spirit to contend.
Subject(s): Beauty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Respect my faith, regard my service past
Last Line: My faith reward and from me scandal take.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Turn all thy thoughts to eyes
Last Line: In spite of jealousy!
Subject(s): Jealousy


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 21    Poem Text    
First Line: If any hath the heart to kill
Last Line: Now though she sees, she'll not believe.
Subject(s): Impotence


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty, since you so much desire
Last Line: There, there, o there lies cupid's fire.
Subject(s): Ambition; Cupid; Love; Eros


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Your fair looks urge my desire
Last Line: This place shall I remember.
Subject(s): Love


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Fain would I wed a fair young man that day and night could please me
Last Line: As I was by one brought forth I would bring forth another.
Subject(s): Mothrers; Marriage


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou joyest, fond boy, to be by many loved
Last Line: Than every hour to triumph lord of new.
Variant Title(s): In Love
Subject(s): Modesty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Veil, love, mine eyes! O hide from me
Last Line: To beauty's faults must still be blind.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Every dame affects good fame, whate'er her doings be
Last Line: Happy dame, content that lives and breaks no sleep for toys!
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Contentment


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 6    Poem Text    
First Line: So sweet is thy discourse to me
Last Line: As with it all must shadowed be!
Subject(s): Beauty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 7. CHERRY RIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a garden in her face
Last Line: Till cherry-ripe themselves do cry!
Subject(s): Beauty; Conceit; Faces; Love; Youth


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 8    Poem Text    
First Line: To his sweet lute apollo sung the motions of the spheres
Last Line: And phœbus' right-revenged grudge.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Pan (Mythology)


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Young and simple though I am
Last Line: Love he must or flatter me.
Subject(s): Youth; Love


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: TO JOHN MOUNSON, SON AND HEIR TO SIR THOMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: On you th' affections of your fathers friends
Last Line: On each side placing you as near my heart!
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Friendship


HIDE NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hide not, sweetest love, a sight so pleasing
Last Line: Here's the way, bar not the door.


IN HONOR OF BARNABE BARNES' 'FOUR BOOKS OF OFFICES': TO THE READER    Poem Text    
First Line: Though neither thou dost keep the keys of state
Last Line: Then, reader, love this book, or rather buy.
Subject(s): Barnes, Barnabe (1569-1609)


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: A SQUIRE SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Since knights by valour rescue dames distrest
Last Line: (great queen) vouchsafe us a divine touched bough.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: CHORUS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Vanish, vanish hence, confusion
Last Line: Who pass through all enchantments free.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: CHORUS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Since knightly by valour rescue dames distressed
Last Line: By virtuous dames let charmed knights be released


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: CHORUS (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Virtue and grace, in spite of charms
Last Line: Where fate directs the happy hand.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: ETERNITY SINGS ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring away this sacred tree
Last Line: Against a charm, that charm shall fade away.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: FIRST SQUIRE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: That fruit that neither dreads the syrian
Last Line: Let these relate, my tongue's too weak to tell.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: FIRST SQUIRE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: All that was ever asked by vow of jove
Last Line: Ever attend your triple majesty.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: FOURTH SQUIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus with prodigious hate and cruelty
Last Line: Turn all the world into confusion.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: MASQUERS FIRST DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: While dancing rests, fit place to music granting
Last Line: We leave with charms enclosing, closing.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: MASQUERS SECOND DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us now sing of loves delight
Last Line: That fades not straight, but leaves a living joy behind.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: SECOND SQUIRE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A strange and sad osten our knights distress
Last Line: And all was hushed. As storm had never been.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: SECOND SQUIRE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: All blessings which the fates, propheticke
Last Line: The honoured bridegroom and the honoured bride.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: SONG (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, happy man, like th' evening star
Last Line: For now are you long-looked-for here.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: SONG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come ashore, come, merry mates
Last Line: And so good-night to all, good-night to all.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: SONG (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Haste aboard, haste now away
Last Line: And so good-night to all, good-night to all.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF SOMERSET: THIRD SQUIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: At sea their mischiefs grew, but ours at land
Last Line: Fair to our eyes, but woeful to behold.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: AN EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Merlin, the great king arthur being slain
Last Line: Save only that thou didst mistake the name.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: FLORA SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flowers and good wishes flora doth present
Last Line: Off'ring your marriage song with changes new.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: HESPERUS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail reverend angry night, hail queen of flowers
Last Line: There's little tedious time in such delay.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Time, that leads the fatal round
Last Line: But all as starres glist'ring fair and blithe appear.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Move now with measured sound
Last Line: Now to release apollo's knights from these enchanted trees.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Shows and nightly revels, signs of joy and peace
Last Line: Both to ourselves and faithful friends, our undermining foes aftrighting.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Triumph now with joy and mirth!
Last Line: That gives us blest and joyful days.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG IN FORM OF A DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is the happier of the two
Last Line: Cho. Sing io, hymen! Io, io, hymen!


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG OF THE TRANSFORMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Night and diana charge
Last Line: And so fall, etc.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG. NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Vanish, dark veils! Let night in glory shine
Last Line: And at her stormy words their boughs shall break.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: SONG. ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now hath flora robbed her bowers
Last Line: So doth a bridegroom his bride's bed adorn.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: THE MASQUE-WRITER'S APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither buskin now, nor bays
Last Line: A retailer of such fame.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: TO JAMES KING OF BRITAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The disunited scythians when they sought
Last Line: If he that marries kingdoms, marries men?
Subject(s): James I, King Of England (1566-1625)


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: TO LORD AND LADY HAYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Should I presume to separate you now
Last Line: To propagate the honoured name of hayes.


MASQUE AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD HAYES: TO THEOPHILUS HOWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: If to be sprung of high and princely blood
Last Line: She'll strive to raise you with a loftier song.
Subject(s): Howard, Theophilus. 2d Earl Of Suffolk


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, numbers, boldly pass, stay not for aid
Last Line: Phœbus shuns none but in their flight from him.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 10. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE SIXTH EPIGRAM     Poem Text    
First Line: What though harry brags, let him be noble
Last Line: Noble harry hath not half a noble.
Subject(s): Nobility


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 11. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE SEVENTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Phoebe, all the rights elisa claimeth
Last Line: That she's only true, thou only feigned.
Subject(s): Truth


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 12. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE EIGHTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Barnzy stiffly vows that he's no cuckold
Last Line: Harvy bears the wrong, he proves the cuckold.
Subject(s): Barnes, Barnabe (1569-1609); Harvey, Gabriel (1545-1630)


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 13. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE NINETH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Buffe loves fat viands, fat ale, fat all things
Last Line: Him fat only wish to feast the gallows.
Subject(s): Obesity


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 14. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE TENTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Smith, by suit divorced, the known adult'ress
Last Line: Tree embrace, again the fatal halter.
Subject(s): Divorce


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 15. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE ELEVENTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: His late loss the wiveless higs in order
Last Line: Hadst no heart I think, I know no liver.
Subject(s): Murder; Loss; Marriage


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 16. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE TWELFTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Why droopst thou, trefeild? Will hurst the banker
Last Line: They're all grown so pocky and so rotten.
Subject(s): Grief


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 17. AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Constant to none, but ever false to me
Last Line: If graced firm he stands, if not, eas'ly falls.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 18. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE FIRST EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Arthur brooks only those that brook not him
Last Line: But finds none that holds twenty due for him.


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 19. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE SECOND EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: If fancy cannot err which virtue guides
Last Line: In thee, laura, then fancy cannot err.
Subject(s): Virtue


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Some from the starry throne his fame derives
Last Line: Renowned in every art there lives not any.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 20. ELEGIAC VRSE: THE THIRD EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Drue feasts no puritans; the churls, he saith
Last Line: Thank no men, but eat, praise god, and depart.
Subject(s): Puritans


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 21. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE FOURTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: A wise man wary lives, yet most secure
Last Line: Th' earth his sober inn, but still heav'n his home
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Heaven


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 22. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE FIFTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou tell'st me, barnzy, dawson hath a wife
Last Line: Thine he hath, I grant; dawson hath a wife.
Subject(s): Barnes, Barnabe (1569-1609); Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 23. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE SIXTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Drue gives thee money, yet thou thank'st not him
Last Line: And he saith 'god help!' who's the godly man?
Subject(s): Gratitude


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 24. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE SEVENTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: All wonders barnzy speaks, all grossly feigned
Last Line: Speak some wonder once, barnzy; speak the truth.
Subject(s): Barnes, Barnabe (1569-1609); Lies


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 25. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE EIGHTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: None then should through thy beauty, laura, pine
Last Line: Hope of friendly deeds, kill the love-sick heart.
Subject(s): Love Unrerquited


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 26. ELEGIAC VERSE: THE NINETH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: At all thou frankly throw'st, while frank, thy wife
Last Line: Bars not luke the main; oteny bat the bye.
Subject(s): Infidelity


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Faith's pure shield, the christian diana
Last Line: And thick heads do vanish.
Subject(s): Elizabeth I, Queen Of England (1533-1603; Rain


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose-cheeked laura, come
Last Line: Selves eternal.
Variant Title(s): Silent Music;laura
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Seduction; Singing & Singers; Songs


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Just beguiler
Last Line: Jet not still secure.
Subject(s): Virtue; Love


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Raving war, begot
Last Line: Th' unknown multitude.
Subject(s): War


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Follow, follow
Last Line: Beg for mercy.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind in every kind
Last Line: Can praise truly none.
Subject(s): Praise


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Greatest in thy wars
Last Line: Worthy half thy fame.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 5. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE FIRST EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Lockly spits apace, the rheum he calls it
Last Line: Tis no humour hurts, it is thy humour.
Subject(s): Illness


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 6. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE SECOND EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Cease, fond wretch, to love, so oft deluded
Last Line: Whom in vain so long thy folly loved.
Subject(s): Love


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 7. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE THIRD EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Kate can fancy only beardless husbands
Last Line: Her smooth youths she finds all hugely bearded.
Subject(s): Beards; Courtship


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 8. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE FOURTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: All in satin oteny will be suited
Last Line: Oteny sure will have the bastinado.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Cosmetics


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 9. TROCHAIC VERSE: THE FIFTH EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Toasts as snakes or as the mortal henbane
Last Line: But it drinks up ale: that hunks detesteth.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: THE WRITER TO HIS BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither thus hastes my little book so fast?
Last Line: Thy lightness cannot help or hurt my fame.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


PREFIXED TO THOMAS RAVENSCROFT'S 'DISCOURSE...'    Poem Text    
First Line: Marks that did limit lands in former times
Last Line: And th' author praise for his good work and mind.
Subject(s): Ravenscroft, Thomas (1592-1635)


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: 7. THE MEASURE OF BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Give beauty all her right
Last Line: My sovereign is as sweet and fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Worship


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Vain men, whose follies make a god of love
Last Line: Men must be men, and women women still.
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 10    Poem Text    
First Line: What harvest half so sweet is
Last Line: None can deny us.
Subject(s): Harvest; Kisses


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet, exclude me not, nor be divided
Last Line: Here's the way, bar not the door.
Subject(s): Marriage


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12    Poem Text    
First Line: The peaceful western wind
Last Line: Twill yield thee little grace.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 13    Poem Text    
First Line: There is none, o! None but you
Last Line: Or man a woman half so fair.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Flattery; Love; Oaths; Faithfulness; Constancy


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Pined I am and like to die
Last Line: Ere long I'll try what it will do.
Subject(s): Despair


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15    Poem Text    
First Line: So many loves have I neglected
Last Line: That strange be but for fashion.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Though your strangeness frets my heart
Last Line: Is this fair excusing? O, no! All is abusing!
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Come away, armed with love's delights
Last Line: Attending as the starry flower that the sun's noontide knows.
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, you pretty false-eyed wanton
Last Line: And you my saint unnamed.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19    Poem Text    
First Line: A secret love or two I must confess
Last Line: Judge then what debtor can keep touch truly.
Subject(s): Confessions; Secrets; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: How eas'ly wert thou chained
Last Line: From paradise to part.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Her rosy cheeks, her ever smiling eyes
Last Line: Are only greedy of reward.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love Unrequited


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Where shall I refuge seek, if you refuse me?
Last Line: My only grief and kindness pity need!
Subject(s): Courtship; Anxiety


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Harden now thy tyred hart, with more then flinty rage
Last Line: Too oft, I feare, thou wilt remember me.
Variant Title(s): Second Book Of Airs: 3
Subject(s): Anger; Jealousy; Love - Complaints; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: O what unhoped for sweet supply
Last Line: Since I am hers, and she is mine.
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Where she her sacred bower adorns
Last Line: Shall in her temple rest.
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 66    Poem Text    
First Line: Fain would I my love disclose
Last Line: As they are wise they will be caught.
Subject(s): Courtship


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 8    Poem Text    
First Line: O dear, that I with thee might live
Last Line: Such a flame the more you quench the more it burneth.
Subject(s): Love


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Good men, show, if you can tell
Last Line: Where pity ever yet did bide.


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: TO HENRY, LORD CLIFFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Such days as wear the badge of holy red
Last Line: If th' one, the other you of force must have.
Subject(s): Clifford, Henry. 5th Earl (1591-1643)


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: TO THE READER    Poem Text    
First Line: That holy hymns with lovers' cares are knit
Last Line: And some matched worse. Yet none of him complain.
Subject(s): Grief


SIDNEY'S ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: CANTO QUARTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Love whets the dullest wits, his plagues be such
Last Line: O let me dote! So love be bent to please.


SIDNEY'S ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: CANTO QUINTO. CONTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: A day, a night, an hour of sweet content
Last Line: But hast thou bliss in youth? O sweet estate!
Subject(s): Aging; Grief; Time; Sorrow; Sadness


SIDNEY'S ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: CANTO SECUNDO. LOVE'S PILGRIMS    Poem Text    
First Line: What fair pomp have I spied of glittering ladies
Last Line: Come, we'll associate this jolly pilgrimage!
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Cosmetics


SIDNEY'S ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: CANTO TERTIO. KISSES    Poem Text    
First Line: My love bound me with a kiss
Last Line: Kisses make men loath to go.
Subject(s): Kisses


THE LORD'S MASQUE: ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Again, again, fresh kindle phoebus' sounds
Last Line: And call her gently forth; sound, sound again.


THE LORD'S MASQUE: THE STARS DANCE; SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Advance your choral motions now
Last Line: The kind delights you breed.
Variant Title(s): To The Masquers Representing Stars
Subject(s): Pleasure


THE LORDS' MASQUE: A FULL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Supported now by clouds descend
Last Line: Even on the clearest day.
Subject(s): Prometheus


THE LORDS' MASQUE: A SONG AND DANCE TRIUMPHANT OF THE MASQUERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dance, dance, and visit now the shadowes
Last Line: So let good night present excuse.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: CHORUS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Live with thy bridegroom happy, sacred bride
Last Line: How blest is he that is for love envied!
Subject(s): Envy; Freedom; Love; Marriage; Rites & Ceremonies; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE LORDS' MASQUE: CHORUS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Now in thy revels frolic-fair delight
Last Line: To heap joy on this ever-honoured night.
Subject(s): Honor; Pleasure; Rites & Ceremonies


THE LORDS' MASQUE: ENTHEUS AND PROMETHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Patron of mankind, powerful and bounteous
Last Line: While we admire prometheus' dancing lights.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: ENTHEUS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Divinest orpheus, o how all from thee
Last Line: These clouds, that you hid beauty may appear.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: ENTHEUS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Make clear the passage to sibylla's sight
Last Line: The room with sounds of triumph, sweet and shrill.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: FINAL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: No longer wrong the night
Last Line: Dance then and go!


THE LORDS' MASQUE: FIRST DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathe you now, while io hymen
Last Line: Beauty and youth unite them both in one.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: FOUR STATUES    Poem Text    
First Line: See, see, prometheus, four of these first dames
Last Line: Let orpheus deck thy hymn, since pray we must.
Subject(s): Statues


THE LORDS' MASQUE: MANIA AND ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: What powerful noise is this importunes me
Last Line: Wild beasts it once tamed, now let frantics bow.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Come triumphing, come with state
Last Line: And speak them plain, now be not coy.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Cease, cease you revels, rest a space
Last Line: Full of beauty and of grace.
Subject(s): Pleasure


THE LORDS' MASQUE: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Come away; bring thy golden theft
Last Line: How lovely would their presence be, how full of grace!


THE LORDS' MASQUE: THE FIRST INVOCATION IN A FULL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Powerful jove, that of bright stars
Last Line: When words and music please, let none despair.


THE LORDS' MASQUE: THE MASQUERS SECOND DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathe again, while we with music
Last Line: Taken or left, none discontent must be.
Subject(s): Marriage


THE LORDS' MASQUE: THE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Woo her, and win her, he that can!
Last Line: That on strange beauties venter.
Subject(s): Courtship


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft have I sighed for him that hears me not
Last Line: For him that can break vows but not return.


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Breake now, my heart, and dye! Oh no, she may relent
Last Line: At last a shaft daunted, which his hart did feele.
Subject(s): Despair; Love - Loss Of


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 11    Poem Text    
First Line: If love loves truth, then women do not love
Last Line: To have fair women false than none at all.
Subject(s): Women; Love - Complaints; Deception


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Now winter nights enlarge / the number of their hours
Last Line: They shorten tedious nights.
Variant Title(s): Winter Nights
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Love; Night; Parties; Winter; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Bedtime


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake, thou spring of speaking grace, mute rest becomes
Last Line: Do it not in slumber smother!
Subject(s): Language


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 14. GOOD WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it all that men possess, among themselves conversing?
Last Line: Bad with bad in ill suit well; but good with good live blessed.
Subject(s): Marriage


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire that must flame is with apt fuell fed
Last Line: But with one touch of grace cure all my pain.
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 16    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou longest so much to learn, sweet boy, what 'tis to love
Last Line: They would make thee straight return.
Subject(s): Youth; Time; Love


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17. A LOVER'S PLEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I come, sweet love, to thee
Last Line: While these cold nights freeze me dead.
Variant Title(s): Love's Request;a Lover's Plea
Subject(s): Courtship; Desire; Love


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 18. THE CHARM    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice toss these oaken ashes in the air
Last Line: She hath an art to break them with her eyes.
Variant Title(s): Spells;charms;the Third Book Of Ayres: 28;love-charms
Subject(s): Love; Seduction; Supernatural


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Be thou then my beauty named
Last Line: Ile love thee, serve thee, and adore.
Subject(s): Courtship; Desire; Flattery; Love


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Now let her change and spare not
Last Line: Faith is not had, where none is.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire, fire, fire, fire!
Last Line: That else must burn, and with me fall.
Subject(s): Desire; Fire; Pain; Rivers; Suffering; Misery


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 21    Poem Text    
First Line: O, sweet delight, o more than human bliss
Last Line: Which till their eyes ache, let iron men envy!
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Love


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus I resolve, and time hath taught me so
Last Line: Wild born be wild still, though by force you tame.
Variant Title(s): Thus I Resolve
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, oh, come, my life's delight
Last Line: As swift to me as heavenly light!
Subject(s): Courtship; Desire; Love; Seduction


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Could my heart more tongues employ
Last Line: Than to lose all at the best.
Subject(s): Grief


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, angry beauty, sleep, and fear not me
Last Line: That she in peace may wake and pity me.
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Sleep


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 26. FIRST LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Silly boy, 'tis full moon yet, thy night as day shines clearly
Last Line: Lives of all that ever breathed most worthy the envying.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Relationships


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 27. LOVE, AND NEVER FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Never love unless you can / bear with all the faults of man
Last Line: Then like, and love, and never fear!
Variant Title(s): Advice To A Girl
Subject(s): Courtship; Love - Complaints; Masculinity (Psychology); Trust


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 28    Poem Text    
First Line: So quick, so hot, so mad is thy fond suit
Last Line: But never, as you dream, in bed, or grave.
Subject(s): Love Absence Of


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I then hope when faith is fled?
Last Line: Faith failing her, love died in me.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Hope


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Were my heart as some men's are
Last Line: Hidden mischief to conceal in state and love is treason.


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Maids are simple, some men say
Last Line: Ever let me simple be.


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 5    Poem Text    
First Line: So tired are all my thoughts, that sense and spirits fail
Last Line: Virtue dies with too much rest.
Subject(s): Grief


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Why presumes thy pride on that that must so private be
Last Line: So shalt thou to all more fair than thou wert born appear.
Subject(s): Pride


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 7. OF PLEASURE AND PAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind are her answers
Last Line: But one night went betwixt.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love; Waiting; Women


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 8    Poem Text    
First Line: O grief, o spite, to see poor virtue scorned
Last Line: And the true wisdom that is just and plain.
Subject(s): Human Behavior


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 9    Poem Text    
First Line: O never to be moved
Last Line: Some pity show, though you relief deny!
Subject(s): Grief


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: TO SIR THOMAS MOUNSON, KNIGHT AND BARONET    Poem Text    
First Line: Since now these clouds, that lately over-cast
Last Line: That innocence doth pity and defend.
Subject(s): Innocence; Mounson, Sir Thomas (16th Century)


TO THE MOST DISCONSOLATE GREAT BRITAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When pale famine fed on thee
Last Line: Yet could'st thou not in show more amply mourn.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE CHARLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune and glory may be lost and won
Last Line: Which to his brother's life men wished, and wished them right.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Mourning; Bereavement


TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS AND MIGHTY FREDERICK THE FIFTH, OF THE RHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: How like a golden dream you met and parted
Last Line: So must our griefs; day breaks when night is past.
Subject(s): Frederick V. Elector Of Palatine


TO THE MOST PRINCELY AND VERTUOUS THE LADY ELIZABETH    Poem Text    
First Line: So parted you as if the world for ever
Last Line: To change should subject be and suffer earth's infection!
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


TO THE MOST SCARED KING JAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: O grief, how divers are thy shapes wherein men languish
Last Line: When we were least aware.
Subject(s): James I, King Of England (1566-1625); Mourning; Bereavement


TO THE MOST SCARED QUEEN ANNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis now dead night, and not a light on earth
Last Line: Since fate in taking one hath thus disordered all.
Subject(s): Anne Of Denmark, Queen Of England; Mourning; Bereavement


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE, BOTH IN BIRTH AND VIRTUE, EARL OF CUMBERLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: What patron could I choose, great lord, but you?
Last Line: If better, better could my zeal afford.
Subject(s): Clifford, Francis. 4th Earl Cumberland


TO THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: O poor distracted world partly a slave
Last Line: In thine expect the hopes were ripe in thee.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement