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Carew, Thomas    Poet's Biography
128 poems available by this author


A DEPOSITION FROM LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was foretold your rebel sex
Last Line: Only deposed kings can know.
Subject(s): Love


A DIVINE MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: In nature's pieces still I see
Last Line: You gods, teach her some more humanity.
Subject(s): Love


A FANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mark how this polish'd eastern sheet
Last Line: To fold up silks may wrap up wit.
Subject(s): Cosmetics


A FLY THAT FLEW INTO MY MISTRESS HER EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: When this fly liv'd she us'd to play
Last Line: Funeral, flame, tomb, obsequy.
Subject(s): Flies


A LADY'S PRAYER TO CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I must needs into thy school return
Last Line: Weare all his beard, and none uppon his chinn.
Subject(s): Love


A LOOKING-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: That flatt'ring glass, whose smooth face wears
Last Line: And melt that ice to floods of joy.
Subject(s): Mirrors


A LOVER, ON AN ACCIDENT NECESSITATING DEPARTURE, CONSULTS WITH REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Weep not, nor backward turn your beams
Last Line: The wheel of fortune, not the sphere of love.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Reason; Parting; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


A MARRIED WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I shall marry, if I do not find
Last Line: Unpunish'd: his consent made hers a sin.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO THE QUEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou great commandress, that dost move
Last Line: The water, earth, and air inspire.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Holidays; New Year; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Look back, old janus, and survey
Last Line: In his blest reign the temple door.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Holidays; New Year; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


A NEW YEAR'S SACRIFICE; TO LUCINDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Those that can give, open their hands this day
Last Line: Behold the blaze of thy immortal name.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A PASTORAL DIALOGUE: CELIA, CLEON    Poem Text    
First Line: As celia rested in the shade
Last Line: The nymph fled fast away.
Subject(s): Courtship


A PASTORAL DIALOGUE: SHEPHERD, NYMPH, CHORUS    Poem Text    
First Line: This mossy bank they pressed
Last Line: Grief interrupted speech with tears' supplies.
Subject(s): Country Life


A PRAYER TO THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, thou gentle whispering wind
Last Line: Or else quite extinguish mine.
Variant Title(s): Love's Errand
Subject(s): Desire; Wind


A RAPTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I will enjoy thee, now, my celia, come
Last Line: Should make men atheists and not women whores.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In her fair cheeks two pits do lie
Last Line: For if thou let me live, I die.
Subject(s): Admiration


AN ELEGY ON THE LADY PEN; SENT TO MY MISTRESS OUT OF FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let him who from his tyrant mistress did
Last Line: In either eye a tear, each hand a verse.
Subject(s): Love Loss Of; Grief; Separation


AN ELEGY UPON THE DEATH OF DOCTOR DONNE, DEAN OF PAUL'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Can we not force from widowed poetry
Last Line: Apollo's first, at last the true god's priest.
Variant Title(s): An Elegy Upon The Death Of The Dean Of Paul's, John Donne
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


AN HYMENAL SONG, ON THE NUPTIALS OF ANNE WENTWORTH AND LORD LOVELACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Break not the slumbers of the bride
Last Line: Rules to make love an almanac.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


AN HYMENEAL DIALOGUE: BRIDE AND GROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, my love, since hymen ti'd
Last Line: Each by contraction multipli'd.
Subject(s): Weddings;; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BOLDNESS IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mark how the bashful morn, in vain
Last Line: With open ears, and with unfolded arms.
Subject(s): Love


CELIA BLEEDING, TO THE SURGEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Fond man, that canst believe her blood
Last Line: Shed all the blood, felt all the smart.
Subject(s): Surgery


CELIA SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: You that think love can convey
Last Line: Awake and see the rising sun.
Variant Title(s): Celia Sings;to Celia Singing
Subject(s): Love


DISDAIN RETURNED    Poem Text    
First Line: He that loves a rosy cheek
Last Line: That love to her I cast away.
Variant Title(s): The True Beauty;a Proper Woman;the Unfading Beauty
Subject(s): Admiration; Love


EPILOGUE TO A PLAY BEFORE THE KING AND QUEEN ... AT WHITEHALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Hunger is sharp, the sated stomach dull
Last Line: He should do penance, when the sin was his.
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights


EPITAPH ON THE LADY MARY VILLIERS [OR VILLERS] (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: This little vault, this narrow room
Last Line: The flames, the arrows, all lie here.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON THE LADY MARY VILLIERS [OR VILLERS] (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The lady mary villiers lies
Last Line: May'st find thy darling in an urn.
Variant Title(s): On The Lady Mary Villiers
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON THE LADY MARY VILLIERS [OR VILLERS] (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: The purest soule that e're was sent
Last Line: Of room to lodge th' inhabitant.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON THE LADY SALTER, WIFE TO SIR WILLIAM SALTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The harmony of colours, features, grace
Last Line: To purchase that, she sold death all the rest.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ETERNITY OF LOVE PROTESTED    Poem Text    
First Line: How ill doth he deserve a lovers name
Last Line: Shall, like a hallowed lamp, for ever burn.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


EXCUSE OF ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: You will ask, perhaps, wherefore I stay
Last Line: To wander far from you, the centre.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


FOR A PICTURE WHERE A QUEEN LAMENTS OVER THE TOMB OF A SLAIN KNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Brave youth, to whom fate in one hour
Last Line: I'll die thy valour's sacrifice.
Subject(s): Courage; Grief; Valor; Bravery; Sorrow; Sadness


FOUR SONGS BY WAY OF CHORUS TO A PLAY: 1. OF JEALOUSY. A DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: From whence was first this fury hurl'd
Last Line: And raging as the northern wind.
Subject(s): Jealousy


FOUR SONGS BY WAY OF CHORUS TO A PLAY: 2. FEMININE HONOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: In what esteem did the gods hold
Last Line: Than her false echo in the ear.
Subject(s): Women


FOUR SONGS BY WAY OF CHORUS TO A PLAY: 3. SEPARATION OF LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stop the chafed boar, or play
Last Line: Love of a consumption dies.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


FOUR SONGS BY WAY OF CHORUS TO A PLAY: 4. INCOMMUNICABILITY OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: By what power was love confin'd
Last Line: Without a rival, monarch of the breast.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


GOOD COUNSEL TO A YOUNG MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: When you the sunburnt pilgrim see
Last Line: When no streams shall be left but in thine eye.
Subject(s): Advice; Love Nature Of


GRIEF ENGROSS'D    Poem Text    
First Line: Wherefore do thy sad numbers flow
Last Line: Or blow my tears away or speak my death.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN ANSWER OF AN ELEGIACAL LETTER UPON THE DEATH OF THE KIND OF SWEDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Why dost thou sound, my dear aurelian
Last Line: And dance and revel then, as we do now.
Subject(s): Townshend, Aurelian (1583-1651)


IN PRAISE OF HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: You that will a wonder know
Last Line: May admire, but cannot show it.
Subject(s): Praise; Love


INGRATEFUL [OR UNGRATEFUL] BEAUTY THREATENED    Poem Text    
First Line: Know, celia, since thou art so proud
Last Line: Knew her themselves through all her veils.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


LIPS AND EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: In celia's face a question did arise
Last Line: Weeping or smiling pearls, to celia's face.
Subject(s): Eyes; Faces; Lips


LOVE'S COURTSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Kiss, lovely celia, and be kind
Last Line: Ere they set foot in nuptial bed.
Subject(s): Courtship


LOVE'S FORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the first ruder age, when love was wild
Last Line: Itself for its own proper object melt.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


MARIA WENTWORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: And here the precious dust is laid
Last Line: Fraile as our flesh, crumble to dust.
Variant Title(s): The Inscription On The Tomb;epitaph For Maria Wentworth;the Inscription On The Tomb Of The Lady Mary Wentworth
Subject(s): Bedfordshire, England; Mourning; Wentworth, Maria (D. 1632); Bereavement


MEDIOCRITY IN LOVE REJECTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me more love, or more disdain
Last Line: Give me more love or more disdain.
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Love; Love - Complaints


MR. CAREW TO HIS FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Like to the hand that hath been us'd to play
Last Line: That something more than bodies us combine.
Subject(s): Friendship


MY MISTRESS COMMANDING ME TO RETURN HER LETTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: So grieves th' advent'rous merchant, when he throws
Last Line: "bid her but send me hers, and we are friends."
Subject(s): Letters


OBSEQUIES TO THE LADY ANNE HAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard the virgins sigh, I saw the sleek
Last Line: Thus even by rivals to be deifi'd.


ON A DAMASK ROSE STICKING UPON A LADY'S BREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Let pride grow big, my rose, and let the clear
Last Line: Would be transform'd into a rose as thou.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


ON HIS MISTRESS CROSSING THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, fair saint, may not the sea and wind
Last Line: Whilst both contribute to your own undoing.
Variant Title(s): To His Mistress Going To Sea
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


ON MISTRESS NEVILLE; TO THE GREEN SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay, coward blood, and do not yield
Last Line: Here war alone makes beauty reign.
Subject(s): Illness


ON THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: When in the brazen leaves of fame
Last Line: Whilst she wept all this monument.
Subject(s): Buckingham, George Villiers, 2d Duke Of


ON THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, ANOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Reader, when these dumb stones have told
Last Line: To make one happy man, make all men just?
Subject(s): Villiers, George. 2d Duke Of Buckingham


ON THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS KILLIGREW & CECILIA CROFTS: MORNING STORMY    Poem Text    
First Line: Such should this day be, so the sun should hide
Last Line: Her pleasing shrieks, and fan thy panting joys.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ON THE SIGHT OF A GENTLEWOMAN'S FACE IN THE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand still, you floods! Do not deface
Last Line: A second venus rise.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces


PARTING, CELIA WEEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Weep not, my dear, for I shall go
Last Line: Thou wert thus loth to part with me.
Subject(s): Farewell; Grief; Parting


PERSUASIONS TO JOY: A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: If the quick spirits in your eye
Last Line: In vain, or else in vain his wings.
Subject(s): Joy


PROLOGUE TO A PLAY PRESENTED BEFORE THE KING AND QUEEN .. AT WHITEHALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Since you have been pleas'd this night to unbend
Last Line: Painters and us, and gilds your poet's bays.
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights


RED AND WHITE ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Read in these roses the sad story
Last Line: And then they both shall grow together.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


SECRECY PROTESTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Fear not (dear love) that I'll reveal
Last Line: The world will see thy picture there.
Subject(s): Love


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Ask me no more where jove bestows
Last Line: And in your fragrant bosom dies.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Ask me no more where jove bestows
Last Line: And in your fragrant bosom dies.
Subject(s): Love; Marriag


SONG TO A LADY NOT YET ENJOY'D BY HER HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, celia, fix thine eyes on mine
Last Line: Though the blind mole discern not day.


SONG TO HER AGAIN, SHE BURNING IN FEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now she burns, as well as I
Last Line: So shalt thou quench her fire, and mine.
Subject(s): Desire


SONG TO MY MISTRESS, I BURNING IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I burn, and cruel you in vain
Last Line: Till you burn, as well as I.
Subject(s): Desire; Love - Unrequited


SONG TO ONE THAT DESIRED TO KNOW MY MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Seek not to know my love, for she
Last Line: Yet here 'tis wisdom not to know.


SONG TO ONE WHO, WHEN I PRAIS'D MY MISTRESS' BEAUTY, SAID I WAS BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Wonder not, though I am blind
Last Line: Then are you blinder far than I.
Subject(s): Beauty; Blindness; Visually Handicapped


SONG: A BEAUTIFUL MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: If, when the sun at noon displays
Last Line: Both light and darkness, night and day.
Variant Title(s): Night And Day To His Mistress
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG: A LADY, RESCUED FROM DEATH BY A KNIGHT, WHO LEAVES HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, whither is my fair sun fled
Last Line: Give me his dart, keep thou his flame.
Subject(s): Rescues; Parting


SONG: CELIA SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark how my celia, with the choice
Last Line: Are all turn'd into stones again.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Love


SONG: CONQUEST BY FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, fly from love's smooth tale
Last Line: Conquer love that run away.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


SONG: GOOD COUNSEL TO A YOUNG MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: Gaze not on thy beauty's pride
Last Line: A perpetual blush to thine.
Subject(s): Pride; Beauty; Love Nature Of


SONG: LOVER, IN DISGUISE OF AN AMAZON, DEARLY BELOVED OF HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cease, thou afflicted soul, to mourn
Last Line: Myself, that mine own rival am.
Subject(s): Love Complaints


SONG: MURDERING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll gaze no more on her bewitching face
Last Line: I surfeit with excess of joy, and die.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG: THE WILLING PRISONER TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Let fools great cupid's yoke disdain
Last Line: And wounds themselves have made discover.
Subject(s): Love


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Last Line: June in her eyes, in her heart january.
Subject(s): Spring


THE AIRS OF SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweetly breathing, vernal air
Last Line: To bind him an iron chain.
Subject(s): Spring


THE COMPARISON    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest, thy tresses are not threads of gold
Last Line: So be within as fair, as good, as true.
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue


THE COMPLEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: O my dearest, I shall grieve thee
Last Line: But, wouldst thou know, dear sweet, for all.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Beauty


THE CRUEL MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: We read of kings and gods that kindly took
Last Line: That burned the temple where she was adored.
Subject(s): Nebuchadrezzar Ii (630-562 B.c.)


THE DART    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft when I look I may descry
Last Line: May serve for darts to kill withal.


THE DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: By all thy glories willingly I go
Last Line: Cause you are fair, he loves himself, not you.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE LADY TO HER INCONSTANT SERVANT    Poem Text    
First Line: When on the altar of my hand
Last Line: Thee too ungrateful, me too kind.
Variant Title(s): In The Person Of A Lady To Her Inconstant Servant
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


THE MISTAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: When on fair celia I did spy
Last Line: A wounded heart like mine.
Subject(s): Love Llss Of


THE PROTESTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: No more shall meads be decked with flowers
Last Line: If ere I leave bright celia's love.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


THE SECOND RAPTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: No, worldling, no, 'tis not thy gold
Last Line: There is no other happiness.
Subject(s): Aging; Lust


THE SPARK    Poem Text    
First Line: My first love, whom all beauties did adorn
Last Line: Many less faces in her place are born.
Subject(s): Love Beginnings; Infidelity; Guilt


THE TINDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Of what mould did nature frame me?
Last Line: Flint and steel I 'll ever name ye.
Subject(s): Desire


THE TOOTHACHE CURED BY A KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fate's now grown merciful to men
Last Line: As to his heaven, retir'd.
Subject(s): Kisses; Teeth; Toothaches


TO A LADY THAT DESIRED I WOULD LOVE HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now you have freely given me leave to love
Last Line: You but unlock, so we each other bless.
Subject(s): Love


TO A STRUMPET    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail, thou true model of a cursed whore
Last Line: That once did know thee in the state of grace.
Subject(s): Prostitution; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


TO A.D. UNREASONABLE DISTRUSTFUL OF HER OWN BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair doris, break thy glass, it hath perplex'd
Last Line: I die a martyr, you an heretic.
Subject(s): Beauty; Modesty


TO A.L.; PERSUASIONS TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Think not, 'cause men flattering say
Last Line: Both bud and fade, both blow and wither.
Subject(s): Love


TO BEN JONSON; UPON OCCASION OF HIS ODE OF DEFIANCE ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis true, dear ben, thy just chastising hand
Last Line: Than all men else, than thyself only less.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


TO CELIA, UPON LOVE'S UBIQUITY    Poem Text    
First Line: As one that strives, being sick, and sick to death
Last Line: I'll think on you, and by you think on heaven.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TO HER IN ABSENCE; A SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Toss'd in a troubled sea of griefs, I float
Last Line: Where it for ever shall at anchor lie.
Subject(s): Absence; Ships & Shipping; Separation; Isolation


TO HIS JEALOUS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Admit, thou darling of mine eyes
Last Line: To blind the world, but only thine.
Subject(s): Jealousy


TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Grieve not, my celia, but with haste
Last Line: But canker'd nature only alters th' heart.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


TO HIS MISTRESS RETIRING IN AFFECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly not from him whose silent misery
Last Line: Then know my reason hates thee, though I love thee.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TO MASTER W. MONTAGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir, I arrest you at your country's suit
Last Line: Give you fair leave to wound me so agen.
Subject(s): Revenge; Exiles


TO MISTRESS KATHERNE NEVILLE, ON HER GREEN SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: White innocence, that now lies spread
Last Line: I in your heart, he in your face.
Subject(s): Illness


TO MY COUSIN CAREW RALEGH MARRYING MY LADY ALTHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy youth! That shalt possess
Last Line: Oft destroy both smell and sight.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO MY FRIEND D'AVENANT, UPON HIS EXCELLENT PLAY, 'THE JUST ITALIAN'    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll not mis-spend in praise the narrow room
Last Line: Wise men, that govern fate, shall entertain.
Subject(s): D'avenant, William (1606-1668); Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


TO MY FRIEND GILBERT NEVILLE, FROM WREST    Poem Text    
First Line: I breathe, sweet ghib, the temperate air of wrest
Last Line: To keep the memory of our arms alive.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO MY HONOURED FRIEND MASTER THOMAS MAY, UPON HIS COMEDY, 'THE HEIR'    Poem Text    
First Line: The heir' being born, was in his tender age
Last Line: Nature allow'd me was not large enough
Subject(s): May, Thomas (1595-1650); Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


TO MY INCONSTANT MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When thou, poor excommunicate
Last Line: Damned for thy false apostasy.
Variant Title(s): Song. To My Inconstant Mistress;song
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


TO MY MISTRESS IN ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I must live here, and by force
Last Line: Till souls and bodies both may meet.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


TO MY MISTRESS SITTING BY A RIVER'S SIDE; AN EDDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mark how yon eddy steals away
Last Line: Within these arms for ever swim.
Subject(s): Rivers


TO MY MUCH HONOURED FRIEND HENRY LORD CAREY OF LEPPINGTON, UPON HIS TRANSLATION OF MALVEZZI    Poem Text    
First Line: My lord, in every trivial work 'tis known
Last Line: He writes, and you translate, both to your peers.
Subject(s): Carey, Henry, 1st Baron Hunsdon; Translating & Interpreting


TO MY RIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence, vain intruder, haste away!
Last Line: Servant to her, rival with me.
Subject(s): Enemies; Love


TO MY WORTHY FRIEND MR. GEORGE SANDYS    Poem Text    
First Line: I press not to the choir, nor dare I greet
Last Line: Than all the flour'shing wreaths by laureates worn.
Subject(s): Sandys, George (1578-1644); Translating & Interpreting


TO SAXHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Though frost, and snow, lock'd from mine eyes
Last Line: They cannot steal, thou giv'st so much.
Subject(s): Houses; Saxham, England


TO T.H., A LADY RESEMBLING MY MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair copy of my celia's face
Last Line: Only because you are her coin.
Subject(s): Identity


TO THE COUNTESS OF ANGLESEY UPON THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, men say you keep with dropping eyes
Last Line: Shall sing the trophies of your conquering eye.
Subject(s): Death


TO THE KING, AT HIS ENTRANCE INTO SAXHAM, BY MASTER JOHN CROFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere you pass this threshold, stay
Last Line: Should jove descend, they could no more.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Saxham, England


TO THE NEW YEAR, FOR THE COUNTESS OF CARLISLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give lucinda pearl nor stone
Last Line: As shall crown both her and thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE PAINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Fond man, that hop'st to catch that face
Last Line: When the glad world shall see their heir.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO THE READER OF MASTER WILLIAM D'AVENANT'S PLAY, 'THE WITS'    Poem Text    
First Line: It hath been said of old that plays are feasts
Last Line: Take the just elevation of your wit.
Subject(s): D'avenant, William (1606-1668); Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


TO WILL D'AVENANT, MY FRIEND, UPON HIS POEM, 'MADAGASCAR'    Poem Text    
First Line: When I behold, by warrant from thy pen
Last Line: Than the dull issue of the lawful sheets.
Subject(s): Davenant, Sir William (1606-1668)


TRUCE IN LOVE ENTREATED    Poem Text    
First Line: No more, blind god! For see, my heart
Last Line: Wound her, for 'tis for her I die.
Subject(s): Love


UPON A MOLE IN CELIA'S BOSOM    Poem Text    
First Line: That lovely spot which thou dost see
Last Line: Of the bee's honey and her sting.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Mole (Skin Growth); Beekeeping; Bugs


UPON A RIBBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: This silken wreath, which circles in mine arm
Last Line: This makes my arm your prisoner; that, my heart.
Variant Title(s): Upon A Ribbon
Subject(s): Love


UPON MASTER WALTER MONTAGUE HIS RETURN FROM TRAVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Lead the black bull to slaughter, with the boar
Last Line: As laymen clasp their hands, we join our feet.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Exiles


UPON MY LORD CHIEF JUSTICE HIS ELECTION OF MY LADY ANNE WENTWORTH FOR HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear this, and tremble, all
Last Line: I know no heaven but fair wentworth's eyes!
Subject(s): Judges; Love


UPON SOME ALTERATION IN MY MISTRESS, AFTER MY DEPARTURE INTO FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O gentle love, do not forsake the guide
Last Line: In the deep flood she drown'd her beamy face.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


UPON THE KING'S SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sickness, the minister of death, doth lay
Last Line: Shows a good king is sick, and good men mourn.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Sickness; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Illness


UPON THE SICKNESS OF ELIZABETH SHELDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Must she then languish, and we sorrow thus
Last Line: Convey into his hand thy golden dart.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness