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Cleveland, John    Poet's Biography
41 poems available by this author


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO ZEALOTS UPON THE &C. IN THE OATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir roger, from a zealous piece of frieze
Last Line: They and their tribe were all &c.
Subject(s): Booker, John (1603-1677); Oaths; Religious Discrimination; Religious Conflict


A FAIR NYMPH SCORNING A BLACK BOY COURTING HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand off, and let me take the air
Last Line: Than wash thy ethiopian skin.
Subject(s): Blacks; Courtship; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


A SONG OF SACK, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The whining lover that doth place
Last Line: Who drinks the deepest? Here's to him!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


A YOUNG MAN TO AN OLD WOMAN COURTING HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Peace, beldam eve, surcease thy suit
Last Line: An aged chronicle's new cover.
Subject(s): Almanacs; Courtship; Love - Age Differences


AN ELEGY ON BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Who first reformed our stage with justest laws
Last Line: Than can be now, when plenty makes me poor.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


AN ELEGY UPON THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY    Poem Text    
First Line: I need no muse to give my passion vent
Last Line: Tis height makes grantham steeple stand awry.


ELEGY UPON DOCTOR CHADDERTON, THE FIRST MASTER OF EMANUEL COLLEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Pardon, dear saint, that we so late
Last Line: Than at thy many years before.
Subject(s): Cambridge University


ELEGY UPON KING CHARLES THE FIRST, MURDERED PUBLICLY BY HIS SUBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Were not my faith buoyed up by sacred blood
Last Line: This our josias had a jeremy.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


EPITAPH ON THE EARL OF STRAFFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies wise and valiant dust
Last Line: Speechless still, and never cry.
Variant Title(s): Gravestones
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Wentworth, Thomas. Earl Of Strafford; Dead, The


FUSCARA; OR, THE BEE ERRANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature's confectioner, the bee
Last Line: The bee committed parricide.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


HOW THE COMMENCEMENT GROWS NEW    Poem Text    
First Line: It is no coranto-news I undertake
Last Line: And so the commencement grows new.
Subject(s): Cambridge University


MARK ANTONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenas the nightingale chanted her vespers
Last Line: With the fair egyptian queen.
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark


MARY'S SPIKENARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I presume / without perfume
Last Line: For then for grief they will grow grey.


NEWS FROM NEWCASTLE; UPON THE COAL-PITS ABOUT NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE    Poem Text    
First Line: England's a perfect world, has indies too
Last Line: And gives her a black bag for a green gown.
Subject(s): Coal Mines & Miners; Newcastle-upon-tyne, England


ON I.W. A.B. OF YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, my young sophister, what think'st of this?
Last Line: Who god's anointed, and his church, betrayed.
Subject(s): Williams, John. Archbishop Of York


ON SCOTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Had cain been scot, god would have changed his doom
Last Line: Not forced him wander, but confined him home.
Subject(s): Scotland


ON THE MEMORY OF MR. EDWARD KING, DROWNED IN THE IRISH SEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: I like not tears in tune, nor will I prize
Last Line: We floating islands, living hebrides.
Subject(s): Drowning; King, Edward (1612-1637)


RUPERTISMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: O that I could but vote myself a poet
Last Line: Kimbolton's but a rumbling wheelbarrow.
Subject(s): Cavaliers; Hay, Lucy. Countess Of Carlisle; Lunsford, Sir Thomas (1610-1653); Maynard, John (1602-1690); Serjeants, John Glyn (1607-166)


SMECTYMNUUS, OR THE CLUB-DIVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Smectymnuus! The goblin makes me start!
Last Line: And stretch her patent to your leather ears!
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674); Religion; Theology


SQUARE-CAP    Poem Text    
First Line: Come hither, apollo's bouncing girl
Last Line: For if ever I have a man, square-cap for me!'


THE ANTIPLATONIC    Poem Text    
First Line: For shame, thou everlasting wooer
Last Line: With the nice caution of a sword between.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE AUTHOR'S HERMAPHRODITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Problem of sexes! Must thou likewise be
Last Line: So shall it be thy son, and yet my daughter.
Subject(s): Sex


THE AUTHOR'S MOCK SONG TO MARK ANTONY    Poem Text    
First Line: When as the night-raven sung pluto's matins
Last Line: As this foul gypsy quean.
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark


THE GENERAL ECLIPSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies that gild the glittering noon
Last Line: Now e'en john lilburn take 'em for't!


THE HECATOMB TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Be dumb, you beggars of the rhyming trade
Last Line: And makes the world but her periphrasis.


THE HUE AND THE CRY AFTER SIR JOHN PRESBYTER    Poem Text    
First Line: With hair in characters and lugs in text
Last Line: His finger's thicker than the prelates' loins.'
Subject(s): Prester John; Religious Discrimination; Religious Conflict


THE KING'S DISGUISE    Poem Text    
First Line: And why a tenant to this vile disguise
Last Line: A league with mouldy bread and clouted shoes!
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


THE MIXED ASSEMBLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Flea-bitten synod, an assembly brewed
Last Line: Is clergy-lay, party-per-pale compounded.
Subject(s): Burges, Cornelius (1589-1665); Conventions; Kimbolton, Edward, Lord (1602-1671); Politics & Government; Religion; Twisse, William (1578-1646); Wharton, Philip, 4th Lord (1613-1696); Assemblies; Meetings; Theology


THE REBEL SCOT    Poem Text    
First Line: How, providence? And yet a scottish crew?
Last Line: Drops into styx and turns a solan goose.
Subject(s): Hate; Scotland - Relations With England


THE SCOTS' APOSTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it come to this? What? Shall the cheeks of fame
Last Line: (what's easier far) renounce his nation too.
Subject(s): Campbell, John (1598-1633); Scotland - Relations With England


TO JULIA TO EXPEDITE HER PROMISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Since 'tis my doom, love's undershrieve
Last Line: To cure the spital world of maladies.


TO MRS. K.T (WHO ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS DUMB)    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay, should I answer, lady, then
Last Line: But means to speak the rest by signs.
Subject(s): Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity


TO THE HECTORS, UPON THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH UPON THE DEATH H. COMPTON    Poem Text    
First Line: You hectors! Tame professors of the sword
Last Line: Both are repented of as soon as done.
Subject(s): Compton, Henry (D. 1652); Duels


TO THE MEMORY OF BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: The muse's fairest light in no dark time
Last Line: With sorrow here, with wonder on his book.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


TO THE STATE OF LOVE; OR THE SENSES' FESTIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a vision yesternight
Last Line: Who would not die upon the spot?
Subject(s): Love


UPON A MISER THAT MADE A GREAT FEAST; THE NEXT DAY HE DIED FOR GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor 'scapes he so; our dinner was so good
Last Line: Throughout all ovid's metamorphoses.]
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Grief; Misers; Sorrow; Sadness


UPON AN HERMAPHRODITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir, or madam, choose you whether!
Last Line: Coining thee a philip and mary.
Subject(s): Sex


UPON PHILLIS WALKING IN A MORNING BEFORE SUN-RISING    Poem Text    
First Line: The sluggish morn as yet undressed
Last Line: But left the sun her curate-light.


UPON PRINCESS ELIZABETH, BORN THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Astrologers say venus, the self-same star
Last Line: With every year a new epiphany.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


UPON SIR THOMAS MARTIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hang out a flag and gather pence - a piece
Last Line: May have a knight hanged, yet sir tom go free!
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Property; Possessions


UPON THE KING'S RETURN FROM SCOTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Returned, I'll ne'er believe't; first prove him hence
Last Line: Now he the counterpart comes south to us.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)