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Donne, John    Poet's Biography
239 poems available by this author


A FEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh do not die, for I shall hate / all women so, when thou art gone
Last Line: Of thee one hour, than all else ever.
Variant Title(s): A Feaver
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sickness; Dead, The; Illness


A HYMN TO CHRIST, AT THE AUTHOR'S LAST GOING INTO GERMANY    Poem Text    
First Line: In what torn ship soever I embark
Last Line: An everlasting night.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


A HYMN TO GOD THE FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun
Last Line: I fear no more.
Variant Title(s): For Forgiveness;to Christ
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Prayer; Religion; Remorse; Repentance; Clemency; Theology; Penitence


A JET RING SENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art not so black, as my heart
Last Line: She that, oh, broke her faith, would soon breake thee.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand still, and I will read to thee
Last Line: And his first minute, after noone, is night.
Subject(s): Shadows; Sun


A LETTER TO THE LADY CAREY, AND MRS. ESSEX RICHE, FROM AMYENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Madame, / here which by all all saints invoked are
Last Line: He that beleeves himselfe, doth never lie.


A NOCTURNAL UPON ST. LUCY'S DAY, BEING THE SHORTEST DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's
Last Line: Both the year's, and the day's deep midnight is.
Variant Title(s): A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day, Being The Shortest Day
Subject(s): December; Holidays; Light; Mourning; New Year; Winter; Bereavement


A VALEDICTION: FORBIDDING MOURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: As virtuous men pass mildly away
Last Line: And makes me end, where I begun.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Mourning; Death - Babies; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bereavement


A VALEDICTION: OF MY NAME IN THE WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: My name engraved herein
Last Line: For dying men talke often so.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


A VALEDICTION: OF THE BOOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll tell thee now (deare love) what thou shalt do
Last Line: But to marke when, and where the darke eclipses bee?
Subject(s): Books; Reading


A VALEDICTION: OF WEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me pour forth / my tears before thy face, whilst I stay here
Last Line: Whoe'er sighs most, is cruellest, and hastes the other's death.
Subject(s): Tears


ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Absence, hear thou my protestation
Last Line: And so enjoy her and none miss her.
Variant Title(s): That Time And Absence Proves Rather Helps Than Hurts To Love
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Time; Separation; Isolation


AIR [AIRE] AND ANGELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twice or thrice had I loved thee
Last Line: Twixt womens love, and means will ever bee.
Variant Title(s): The Idea Realised


AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD: THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: When that rich soule which to her heaven is gone
Last Line: The grave keepes bodies, verse the fame enroules.
Variant Title(s): To The Praise Of The Dead
Subject(s): Drury, Elizabeth; Earth; Science; World; Scientists


AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD: THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY. A FUNERALL ELEGIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis lost, to trust a tombe with such a guest
Last Line: To see how well the good play her, on earth.
Variant Title(s): A Funeral Elegy
Subject(s): Drury, Elizabeth; Funerals; Burials


AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD: THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing could make me sooner to confesse
Last Line: The trumpet, at whose voyce the people came.
Subject(s): Drury, Elizabeth; Earth; World


AN ELEGY UPON THE DEATH OF THE LADY MARKHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Man is the world, and death the ocean
Last Line: Of such a prey, and to his tryumph adde.
Variant Title(s): Elegy On The Lady Markham


AN EPITHALAMION, OR MARRIAGE SONG .. LADY ELIZABETH AND COUNT PALATINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Haile bishop valentine, whose day this is
Last Line: Till which houre, wee thy day enlarge, o valentine.
Variant Title(s): An Epithalamion, Or Marriage Song On Lady Elizabeth
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Marital; Valentine's Day; Wedding Song; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Epithalamium


AN HYMN TO THE SAINTS, AND TO MARQUESSE HAMYLTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether that soule which now comes up to you
Last Line: Wish him a david, her a magdalen.


BREAK OF DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis true, 'tis day; what though it be?
Last Line: Such wrong, as when a maryed man doth wooe.
Subject(s): Day; Love


COMMUNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Good we must love, and must hate ill
Last Line: Who doth not fling away the shell?


CONFINED LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some man unworthy to be possessor / of old or new love
Last Line: But doth wast with greedinesse.


ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unseasonable man, statue of ice
Last Line: I did unto that day some sacrifice.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


ELEGIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Death be not proud, thy hand gave not this blow
Last Line: The grave no conquest gets, death hath no sting.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Dead, The


ELEGIE ON MISTRESS BOULSTRED    Poem Text    
First Line: Death I recant, and say, unsaid by me
Last Line: Because the chain is broke, though no link lost.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ELEGIE ON THE L.C    Poem Text    
First Line: Sorrow, who to this house scarce knew the way
Last Line: He, and about him, his, are turn'd to stone.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 8. On Sir Thomas Egerton


ELEGIE UPON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF INCOMPARABLE PRINCE HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Looke to mee faith, and looke to my faith, god
Last Line: I were an angell, singing what you were.


ELEGIE: DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Language thou art too narrow, and too weake
Last Line: Of griefe, for all would waste a stoicks heart.
Variant Title(s): An Elegy Upon The Death Of Mistress Bulstrode


ELEGY: 1. JEALOUSY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fond woman, which would'st have thy husband die
Last Line: Do londons major; or germans, the popes pride.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 3. Jealousy
Subject(s): Jealousy


ELEGY: 10. THE DREAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Image of her whom I love, more than she
Last Line: Mad with much heart, then ideott with none.
Variant Title(s): The Dream (Image Of Her)
Subject(s): Sleep


ELEGY: 11. THE BRACELET; UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESS'S CHAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that in colour it was like thy haire
Last Line: Because 'tis cordiall, would twere at thy heart.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 1. The Bracelet
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


ELEGY: 12. HIS PARTING FROM HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Since she must go, and I must mourn, come night
Last Line: As I will never look for less in you.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


ELEGY: 13. JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Harke newes, o envy, thou shalt heare descry'd
Last Line: No poyson's halfe so bad as julia.


ELEGY: 14. A TALE OF A CITIZEN AND HIS WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing no harme good sooth to any wight
Last Line: But his kinde wife gave me the very signe.


ELEGY: 15. THE EXPOSTULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: To make the doubt cleare, that no woman's true
Last Line: For though 'tis got by chance, 'tis kept by art.


ELEGY: 16. ON HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: By our first strange and fatal interview
Last Line: Thinke it enough for me to'have had thy love.
Variant Title(s): Elegy On His Mistress;elegie: On His Mistris;love Elegies: Elegy 11. On His Mistress;to His Mistress Desiring To Travel With Him As His Page
Subject(s): Love


ELEGY: 17. VARIETY    Poem Text    
First Line: The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I
Last Line: Wee'l love her ever, and love her alone.


ELEGY: 18. LOVES PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who ever loves, if he do not propose
Last Line: As who by clyster gave the stomack meat.
Variant Title(s): Love's Elegies: Elegy 13, Love's Progress
Subject(s): Sex


ELEGY: 19. TO HIS MISTRESS GOING TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, madam, come, all rest my powers defy
Last Line: What needst thou have more covering then a man.
Variant Title(s): Going To Bed;love Elegies: Elegy 2. To His Mistress Going To Bed;elegy: 19. Going To Bed
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ELEGY: 2. THE ANAGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Marry, and love thy flavia, for, shee
Last Line: For, things in fashion every man will weare.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 4. The Anagram


ELEGY: 20. LOVES WARR    Poem Text    
First Line: Till I have peace with thee, war other men
Last Line: More glorious service, staying to make men?
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 10. Love's War


ELEGY: 3. CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Although thy hand and faith, and good workes too
Last Line: Of musicke, joy, life, and eternity.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 5. Change
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


ELEGY: 4. THE PERFUME    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, and but once found in thy company
Last Line: To'embalme thy fathers corse; what? Will hee die?
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 6. The Perfume


ELEGY: 5. HIS PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here take my picture; though I bid farewell
Last Line: To feed on that, which to disused tasts seemes tough.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 7. His Picture


ELEGY: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, let me not serve so, as those men serve
Last Line: What hurts it mee to be'excommunicate?
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 9


ELEGY: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature's lay idiot, I taught thee to love
Last Line: And leave him then, being made a ready horse?


ELEGY: 8. THE COMPARISON    Poem Text    
First Line: As the sweet sweat of roses in a still
Last Line: She, and comparisons are odious.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 14. The Comparison


ELEGY: 9. THE AUTUMNAL [BEAUTY]    Poem Text    
First Line: No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace
Last Line: I shall ebbe out with them, who home-ward goe.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 15. The Autumnal
Subject(s): Love


EPIGRAM: A BURNT SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of a fired ship, which, by no way
Last Line: They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown'd.
Subject(s): War


EPIGRAM: A LAME BEGGAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am unable, yonder begger cries
Last Line: To stand, or move; if he say true, hee lies.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


EPIGRAM: A LICENTIOUS PERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy sinnes and haires may no man equall call
Last Line: For, as thy sinnes increase, thy haires doe fall.


EPIGRAM: A SELFE ACCUSER    Poem Text    
First Line: Your mistris, that you follow whores, still taxeth you
Last Line: Tis strange that she should thus confesse it, though'it be true.


EPIGRAM: AN OBSCURE WRITER    Poem Text    
First Line: Philo, with twelve yeares study, hath beene griev'd
Last Line: To be understood; when will hee be beleev'd?


EPIGRAM: ANTIQUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: If in his studie he hath so much care
Last Line: To hang all old strange things, let his wife beware.
Subject(s): Antiques


EPIGRAM: CALES AND GUYANA    Poem Text    
First Line: If you from spoyle of th' old worlds farthest end
Last Line: That one things end doth still beginne a new.


EPIGRAM: DISINHERITED    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy father all from thee, by his last will
Last Line: Gave to the poore; thou hast good title still.


EPIGRAM: FALL OF A WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Under an undermin'd, and shot-bruis'd wall
Last Line: That had a towne for tombe, his bones to hide.


EPIGRAM: HERO AND LEANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Both rob'd of aire, we both lye in one ground
Last Line: Both whom one fire had burnt, one water drownd.
Variant Title(s): Epigrams: Hero And Leander
Subject(s): Hero & Leander; Leander


EPIGRAM: KLOCKIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Klockius so deeply hath sworne, ne'r more to come
Last Line: In bawdie house, that hee dares not goe home.


EPIGRAM: MERCURIUS GALLO-BELGICUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like aesop's fellow-slaves, o mercury
Last Line: Mercury in stealing, but lyest like a greeke.


EPIGRAM: NIOBE    Poem Text    
First Line: By childrens births, and death, I am become
Last Line: So dry, that I am now mine owne sad tombe.
Subject(s): Niobe


EPIGRAM: PHYRNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy flattering picture, phryne, is like thee
Last Line: Onely in this, that you both painted be.


EPIGRAM: PYRAMUS AND THISBE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two, by themselves, each other, love and feare
Last Line: Slaine, cruell friends, by parting have joyn'd here.


EPIGRAM: RADERUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why this man gelded martiall I muse
Last Line: As katherine, for the courts sake, put downe stewes.


EPIGRAM: RALPHIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Compassion in the world againe is bred
Last Line: Ralphius is sick, the broker keeps his bed.
Subject(s): Compassion


EPIGRAM: SIR JOHN WINGEFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond th' old pillers many have travelled
Last Line: Farther then wingefield no man dares to goe.


EPIGRAM: THE LIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou in the fields walk'st out thy supping hours
Last Line: A sallet worse then spanish dieting.


EPITAPH ON HIMSELF: TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, that I might make your cabinet my tomb
Last Line: A last-sick hour to syllables allow.


EPITHALAMION MADE AT LINCOLNES INNE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun-beames in the east are spread
Last Line: To night puts on perfection, and a womans name.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


EPITHALAMION: 1. THE TIME OF THE MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art repriv'd old yeare, thou shalt not die
Last Line: The fire of these inflaming eyes, or of this loving heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 10. THE BRIDEGROOMES COMMING    Poem Text    
First Line: As he that sees a starre fall, runs apace
Last Line: As freely, as each to each before, gave either eye or heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 11. THE GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, as in tullias tombe, one lampe burnt cleare
Last Line: Such altars, as prize your devotion.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 2. EQUALITY OF PERSONS    Poem Text    
First Line: But undiscerning muse, which heart, which eyes
Last Line: Since both have both th'enflaming eyes, and both the loving heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 3. RAYSING OF THE BRIDEGROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Though it be some divorce to thinke of you
Last Line: The fire of thy inflaming eyes, and of thy loving heart.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedding Song; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 4. RAYSING OF THE BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: But now, to thee, faire bride, it is some wrong
Last Line: To us that come, thy inflaming eyes, to him, thy loving heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 5. HER APPARRELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus thou descend'st to our infirmitie
Last Line: Which thy inflaming eyes have made within his loving heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 6. GOING TO THE CHAPPELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Now from your easts you issue forth, and wee
Last Line: All blessings, which are seene, or thought, by angels eye or heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 7. THE BENEDICITON    Poem Text    
First Line: Blest payre of swans, oh may you interbring
Last Line: With any west, these radiant eyes, with any north, this heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 8. FEASTS AND REVELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: But you are over-blest. Plenty this day
Last Line: A sunset to these weary eyes, a center to this heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMION: 9. THE BRIDES GOING TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: What mean'st thou bride, this companie to keep
Last Line: Thou leav'st in him thy watchfull eyes, in him thy loving heart.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


FAREWELL TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whilst yet to prove
Last Line: And his first minute, after noone, is night.
Subject(s): Love


FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Any man's death diminishes me
Last Line: It tolls for thee.
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


GOOD FRIDAY, 1613. RIDING WESTWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this
Last Line: That thou mayest know me, and I'll turn my face.
Subject(s): Bible; Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week; Religion; Theology


HENRICO WOTTONI IN HIBERNIA BELLIGERANTI    Poem Text    
First Line: Went you to conquer? And have so much lost
Last Line: Nor such as from the brayne come, but the hart.
Subject(s): Wotton, Sir Henry (1568-1639)


HEROICALL EPISTLE: SAPHO TO PHILAENIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is that holy fire, which verse is said
Last Line: As thou by comming neere, keep'st them from me.
Variant Title(s): Sappho To Philaenis


HOLY SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?
Last Line: And thou like adamant draw mine iron heart.
Variant Title(s): "god;holy Sonnet: 174;holy Sonnets: 13;from Divine Meditations: Sonnet I;""thou Hast Made Me, And Shall Thy Work Decay?"";
Subject(s): Death; Prayer; Dead, The


HOLY SONNET: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Last Line: And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Variant Title(s): "sonnet On Death;elegie;death Rebuked;""death Be Not Proud, Though Some Have Called Thee"";
Subject(s): Catholics; Death; Freedom; Immortality; Religion; Social Protest; Victory; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Dead, The; Liberty; Theology


HOLY SONNET: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Spit in my face you jews, and pierce my side
Last Line: Hee might be weake enough to suffer woe.
Variant Title(s): To E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 7
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jews; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Judaism


HOLY SONNET: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Why are we by all creatures waited on?
Last Line: For us, his creatures, and his foes, hath dyed.
Variant Title(s): To E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 8


HOLY SONNET: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: What if this present were the world's last night?
Last Line: This beauteous form assures a piteous mind.
Variant Title(s): "to E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 9;""what If This Present Were The World's Last Night?;


HOLY SONNET: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Batter my heart, three-personed god; for, you
Last Line: Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Variant Title(s): "holy Sonnet: 171;to E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 10;the Soul To Her Rescuer;""batter My Heart, Three-personed God; For, You"";
Subject(s): Catholics; Christianity; Freedom; Salvation; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Liberty


HOLY SONNET: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou love god, as he thee! Then digest
Last Line: But, that god should be made like man, much more.
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnets: 11
Subject(s): Christianity


HOLY SONNET: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Father, part of his double interest
Last Line: Is all but love; oh let this last will stand!
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnets: 12


HOLY SONNET: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt
Last Line: Lest the world, flesh, yea devil put thee out.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HOLY SONNET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Show me dear christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear
Last Line: When she is embraced and open to most men.
Variant Title(s): "show Me Clear Christ, Thy Spouse, So Bright And Clear"";
Subject(s): Anglican Church; Catholics; Protestantism; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


HOLY SONNET: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one!
Last Line: Those are my best days, when I shake with fear.
Subject(s): Christianity


HOLY SONNET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: As due by many titles I resign
Last Line: And satan hates mee, yet is loth to lose mee.
Variant Title(s): Resignation And Despair;resignation To God;holy Sonnets: 1


HOLY SONNET: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: O might those sighes and tears return again
Last Line: Th'effect and cause, the punishment and sinne.
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnets: 14


HOLY SONNET: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: O my black soul! Now thou art summoned
Last Line: That being red, it dyes red soules to white.
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnets: 2


HOLY SONNET: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a little world made cunningly
Last Line: Of thee and thy house, which doth in eating heal.
Variant Title(s): "holy Sonnets: 15;microcosm;""i Am A Little World Made Cunningly"";
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Sin; Theology


HOLY SONNET: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: This is my play's last scene, here heavens appoint
Last Line: For thus I leave the world, the flesh, and devil.
Variant Title(s): "holy Sonnets: 3;""this Is My Play's Last Scene, Here Heavens Appoint"";
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HOLY SONNET: 7    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: At the round earth's imagined corners, blow
Last Line: As if thou hadst sealed my pardon, with thy blood.
Variant Title(s): "blow Your Trumpets, Angels;'teach Me How To Repent';holy Sonnet: 165;holy Sonnets: 4;""at The Round Earth's Imagined Corners, Blow"";
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Christianity; Death; Immortality; Judgment Day; Religion; Repentance; Salvation; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology; Penitence


HOLY SONNET: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: If faithfull soules be alike glorifi'd
Last Line: Thy true griefe, for he put it in my breast.
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnets: 16


HOLY SONNET: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: If poisonous [or poysonous] minerals, and if that tree
Last Line: I think it mercy, if thou wilt forget.
Variant Title(s): Holy Sonnet: 5
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Mercy; Clemency


HOLY SONNET: ANNUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Salvation to all that will is nigh
Last Line: Immensity cloysterd in thy deare wombe.
Variant Title(s): La Corona: 2. Annunciation
Subject(s): Annunciation, The; Bible; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Theology


HOLY SONNET: ASCENTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Salute the last and everlasting day
Last Line: Deigne at my hands this crowne of prayer and praise.
Variant Title(s): La Corona: 7. Ascension;ascension
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


HOLY SONNET: CRUCIFYING    Poem Text    
First Line: By miracles exceeding power of man
Last Line: Moyst, with one drop of thy blood, my dry soule.
Variant Title(s): La Corona: 5. Crucifying;crucifying
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


HOLY SONNET: LA CORONA    Poem Text    
First Line: Deign at my hands this crown of prayer and praise
Last Line: Salvation to all that will is nigh.
Variant Title(s): "la Corona: 1;the Crown;""deign At My Hands This Crown Of Prayer And Praise"";
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


HOLY SONNET: NATIVITIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Immensitie cloysterd in thy deare wombe
Last Line: With his kinde mother, who partakes thy woe.
Variant Title(s): La Corona: 3. Nativity;sonnet On The Nativity;nativity
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


HOLY SONNET: RESURRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Moist with one drop of thy blood, my dry soul
Last Line: Salute the last, and everlasting day.
Variant Title(s): La Corona: 6. Resurrection
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


HOLY SONNET: SATIRE 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Away thou fondling motley humorist
Last Line: And constantly a while must keepe his bed.
Variant Title(s): Satire 1. A London Street


HOLY SONNET: SATIRE 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir; though (I thank god for it) I do hate
Last Line: Within the vast reach of th'huge statute lawes.


HOLY SONNET: SATIRE 3. ON RELIGION    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind pity chokes my spleen; brave scorn forbids
Last Line: Power from god claym'd, then god himselfe to trust.
Variant Title(s): Satire 3. The Search For True Religion
Subject(s): Christianity


HOLY SONNET: SATIRE 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Well; I may now receive, and die. My sin
Last Line: I hope, esteeme my writs canonicall.
Variant Title(s): The Character Of The Bore


HOLY SONNET: SATIRE 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou shalt not laugh in this leafe, muse, nor they
Last Line: And div'st, neare drowning, for what's vanished.


HOLY SONNET: TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: With his kind mother who partakes thy woe
Last Line: By miracles exceeding power of man.
Variant Title(s): Jesus In The Temple;la Corona: 4. Temple;temple
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Religion; Theology


HYMN TO GOD MY GOD, IN MY SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I am coming to that holy room
Last Line: Therefore that he may raise the lord throws down.
Subject(s): Catholics; Christianity; Death; Geography; God; Sickness; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Dead, The; Illness


LIE STILL, MY DEAR    Poem Text    
Last Line: And perish in their infancy.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


LOVE'S ALCHEMY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Some that have deeper digg'd loves myne then I
Last Line: Sweetness and wit, they're but mummy, possessed.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S DEITY    Poem Text    
First Line: I long to talk with some old lover's ghost
Last Line: If she whom I love, should love me.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S DIET    Poem Text    
First Line: To what a combersome unwieldinesse
Last Line: And the game kill'd, or lost, goe talke, and sleepe.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


LOVE'S EXCHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, any devil else but you
Last Line: Rack't carcasses make ill anatomies.


LOVE'S GROWTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I scarce believe my love to be so pure
Last Line: No winter shall abate the spring's increase.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S USURY    Poem Text    
First Line: For every hour that thou wilt spare me now
Last Line: One that loves mee.
Subject(s): Love


LOVERS' INFINITENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: If yet I have not all thy love
Last Line: Be one, and one anothers all.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


NEGATIVE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I never stoop'd so low, as they
Last Line: Though I speed not, I cannot misse.


OBSEQUIES TO THE LORD HARRINGTON, BROTHER TO LADY LUCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Faire soule, which wast, not onely, as all soules bee
Last Line: Behind hand, yet hath spoke, and spoke her last.


ON THE SACRAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: He was the word that spake it
Last Line: I do believe and take it.
Variant Title(s): The Sacrament;this Is My Body
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


RESURRECTION, IMPERFECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, sleep old sun, thou canst not have repast
Last Line: Desunt coetera.
Variant Title(s): Resurrection
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ; Religion; Resurrection, The; Theology


SATIRE: UPON MR. THOMAS CORYATS CRUDITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh to what height will love of greatness drive
Last Line: And rather then read all, I would reade none.
Variant Title(s): Commendatory Verses Upon Mr. Thomas Coryat's Crudities


SELFE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: He that cannot chuse but love
Last Line: In mine owne selfe love.


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Sweetest love, I do not go
Last Line: Alive, ne'er parted be.
Variant Title(s): To His Love
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Love - Marital; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Go and catch a falling star
Last Line: False, ere I come, to two, or three.
Variant Title(s): To His Love
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Love - Marital; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Go and catch a falling star
Last Line: False, ere I come, to two, or three.
Variant Title(s): To His Love
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Love - Marital; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SONNET: THE TOKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Send me some token, that my hope may live
Last Line: But swear thou thinkst I love thee, and no more.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet, The Token
Subject(s): Desire; Love


THE ANNIVERSARY [ANNIVERSARIE]    Poem Text    
First Line: All kings, and all their favourites
Last Line: To write threescore, this is the second of our reign.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE ANNUNCIATION AND PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tamely frail body, abstain today; today
Last Line: And in my life retaile it every day.
Variant Title(s): Upon The Annunciation And Passion Falling One Day;annunciation


THE APPARITION    Poem Text    
First Line: When by thy scorn, o murderess I am dead
Last Line: Then by my threatnings rest still innocent.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love; Revenge; Supernatural


THE BAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Come live with me, and be my love
Last Line: Alas! Is wiser far than I.
Variant Title(s): The Baite
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Rivers; Anglers


THE BLOSSOM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Little think'st thou, poor flower
Last Line: As glad to have my body as my mind.
Variant Title(s): Foreknowledge
Subject(s): Love


THE BROKEN HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: He is stark mad, who ever says / that he hath been in love an hour
Last Line: But after one such love, can love no more.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE CALM [CALME]    Poem Text    
First Line: Our storm is past, and that storm's tyrannous rage
Last Line: I should not then thus feele this miserie.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: The Calm
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


THE CANONIZATION    Poem Text    
First Line: For god's sake hold your tongue, and let me love
Last Line: A pattern of your love!
Subject(s): Love


THE COMPUTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: For the first twenty years, since yesterday
Last Line: Am, by being dead, immortal. Can ghosts die?
Subject(s): Immortality; Time


THE CROSS    Poem Text    
First Line: Since christ embraced the cross itself, dare I
Last Line: That crosses children, which our crosses are.
Subject(s): Christianity; Crosses


THE CURSE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Whoever guesses, thinks, or dreams he knows
Last Line: Nature before hand hath out-cursed me.
Subject(s): Hate


THE DAMPE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am dead, and doctors know not why
Last Line: In that you'have odds enough of any man.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE DISSOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: She is dead; and all which die
Last Line: A latter bullet may o'rtake, the pouder being more.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear love, for nothing less than thee
Last Line: Will dream that hope again, but else would die.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Nightmares


THE ECSTASY [EXTASIE]    Poem Text    
First Line: Where, like a pillow on a bed
Last Line: Small change, when we're to bodies gone.
Subject(s): Bodies; Love; Soul


THE EXPIRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss
Last Line: Being double dead: going, and bidding go.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE FLEA    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Marke but this flea, and marke in this
Last Line: Will waste, as this flea's death took life from thee.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Fleas; Love


THE FUNERAL    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Whoever comes to shroud me, do not harm
Last Line: That since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.
Variant Title(s): The Funerall
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Love; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Burials


THE GOOD-MORROW    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I wonder by my troth, what thou and I
Last Line: Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.
Subject(s): Holidays; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; New Year; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE INDIFFERENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I can love both fair and brown
Last Line: "you shall be true to them, who are false to you.' "
Subject(s): Love


THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMY, FOR MOST PART ACCORDING TO TREMELIUS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: How sits this citie, late most populous
Last Line: Are very many, and my heart is sad.


THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMY, FOR MOST PART ACCORDING TO TREMELIUS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: How over sions daughter hath god hung
Last Line: Brought up, did perish by mine enemie.


THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMY, FOR MOST PART ACCORDING TO TREMELIUS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the man which have affliction seene
Last Line: Follow, and from under heaven destroy them quite.


THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMY, FOR MOST PART ACCORDING TO TREMELIUS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: How is the gold become so dimme? How is
Last Line: And for them, pay thee with captivitie.


THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMY, FOR MOST PART ACCORDING TO TREMELIUS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember, o lord, what is fallen on us
Last Line: And to be utterly enrag'd at us?


THE LEGACY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I died last, and dear, I die
Last Line: But oh, no man could hold it, for twas thine.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE LITANY: 1. THE FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Father of heaven, and him, by whom
Last Line: I may rise up from death, before I'am dead.


THE LITANY: 10. THE MARTYRS    Poem Text    
First Line: And since thou so desirously
Last Line: Not to be martyrs, is a martyrdome.
Subject(s): Martyrs


THE LITANY: 11. THE CONFESSORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Therefore with thee triumpheth there
Last Line: Is to himselfe a dioclesian.


THE LITANY: 12. THE VIRGINS    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold white snowy nunnery
Last Line: And call chast widowhead virginitie.


THE LITANY: 13. THE DOCTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy sacred academie above
Last Line: Meane waies, and call them stars, but not the sunne.


THE LITANY: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: And whilst this universal choir
Last Line: From trusting in those prayers, though powr'd out thus.


THE LITANY: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: From being anxious, or secure
Last Line: With all their might, good lord deliver us.


THE LITANY: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: From needing danger, to be good
Last Line: Our mutuall duties, lord deliver us.


THE LITANY: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: From tempting satan to tempt us
Last Line: From thirst, or scorne of fame, deliver us.


THE LITANY: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Deliver us for thy descent
Last Line: Deliver, and make us, to both waies free.


THE LITANY: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: And through that bitter agony
Last Line: Wee may not, and we may blinde unjust men.


THE LITANY: 2. THE SON    Poem Text    
First Line: O son of god, who seeing two things
Last Line: Drown'd in thy blood, and in thy passion slaine.


THE LITANY: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Through thy submitting all, to blows
Last Line: To this world, ere this world doe bid us goe.


THE LITANY: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: When senses, which thy soldiers are
Last Line: Only to vent wit, lord deliver us.


THE LITANY: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: In churches, when the infirmity
Last Line: Deliver us from the sinister way.


THE LITANY: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear us, o hear us lord; to thee
Last Line: Heare thy selfe now, for thou in us dost pray.


THE LITANY: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: That we may change to evenness
Last Line: That we may heare, lord heare us, when wee pray.


THE LITANY: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: That our ears' sickness we may cure
Last Line: That we may locke our eares, lord open thine.


THE LITANY: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: That living law, the magistrate
Last Line: That we may open our eares, lord lock thine.


THE LITANY: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: That learning, thine ambassador
Last Line: Heare us, weake ecchoes, o thou eare, and cry.


THE LITANY: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Son of god hear us, and since thou
Last Line: As sinne is nothing, let it no where be.


THE LITANY: 3. THE HOLY GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: O holy ghost, whose temple I
Last Line: Fire, sacrifice, priest, altar be the same.


THE LITANY: 4. THE TRINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: O blessed glorious trinity
Last Line: Of power, to love, to know, you unnumbered three.


THE LITANY: 5. THE VIRGIN MARY    Poem Text    
First Line: For that fair blessed mother-maid
Last Line: In vaine, who hath such titles unto you.


THE LITANY: 6. THE ANGELS    Poem Text    
First Line: And since this life our nonage is
Last Line: Worthy their sight, though blinde in how they see.


THE LITANY: 7. THE PATRIARCHS    Poem Text    
First Line: And let thy patriarchs' desire
Last Line: Nor faith, by reason added, lose her sight.


THE LITANY: 8. THE PROPHETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy eagle-sighted prophets too
Last Line: In seeking secrets, or poetiquenesse.


THE LITANY: 9. THE APOSTLES    Poem Text    
First Line: And thy illustrious zodiac
Last Line: Mee, when my comment would make thy word mine.


THE MESSAGE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Send home my [long] strayed eyes to me
Last Line: Or prove as false as thou art now.
Subject(s): Deception; Eyes; Love - Complaints; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE PARADOX    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: No lover saith, I love, nor any other
Last Line: Love-slaine, loe, here I lye.
Subject(s): Love


THE PRIMROSE, BEING AT MOUNTGOMERY CASTLE, UPON THE HILL ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon this primrose hill
Last Line: First into this, five, women may take us all.


THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL [METEMPSYCHOSIS]    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing the progresse of a deathlesse soule
Last Line: The onely measure is, and judge, opinion.


THE PROHIBITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Take heed of loving me
Last Line: To let mee live, o love and hate mee too.


THE RELIC    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: When my grave is broke up again
Last Line: Should I tell what a miracle she was.
Variant Title(s): The Relique
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Saints; Tombs; Tombstones


THE STORM; TO MR. CHRISTOPHER BROOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou which art I, ('tis nothing to be so)
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: The Storm. To Mr Christopher Brooke
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Sea; Ocean


THE SUN RISING    Poem Text    
First Line: Busy old fool, unruly sun
Last Line: This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere.
Subject(s): Dawn; Love - Erotic; Freedom; Love; Sun; Sunrise; Liberty


THE TRIPLE FOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: I am two fools, I know
Last Line: Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee.
Subject(s): Fools; Idiots


THE UNDERTAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have done one braver thing
Last Line: Which is, to keep that hid.


THE WILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breathe
Last Line: To invent and practise this one way to annihilate all three.
Variant Title(s): He Pretends A Series Of Bequests
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


TO E. OF D. WITH SIX HOLY SONNETS    Poem Text    
First Line: See sir, how as the suns hot masculine flame
Last Line: Wit, whose one spark could make good things of bad.


TO MR GEORGE HERBERT, WITH ONE OF MY SEALS, OF THE ANCHOR AND CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: A sheafe of snakes used heretofore to be
Last Line: To you, who bear his name, great bounties deal.
Subject(s): Herbert, George (1593-1633)


TO MR. B.B    Poem Text    
First Line: Is not thy sacred hunger of science
Last Line: Except confirm'd and bishoped by thee.


TO MR. C.B [CHRISTOPHER BROOKE]    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy friend, whom thy deserts to thee enchaine
Last Line: To melt all ice, but that which walls her heart.


TO MR. E.G. [EDWARD GUILPIN]    Poem Text    
First Line: Even as lame things thirst their perfection, so
Last Line: Thy garden, make thy hive and warehouse this.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Mr E.g.


TO MR. I.L. (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Blest are your north parts, for all this long time
Last Line: As thou telst her, and none but her, my paine.


TO MR. I.L. (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Of that short roll of friends writ in my heart
Last Line: I that my love, she that her guifts on you are spent.


TO MR. R.W. [ROWLAND WOODWARD] (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If, as mine is, thy life a slumber be
Last Line: Vertue, our formes forme and our soules soule, is.


TO MR. R.W. [ROWLAND WOODWARD] (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Muse not that by thy mind thy body is led
Last Line: Cur'd by thy charming soveraigne melodee.


TO MR. R.W. [ROWLAND WOODWARD] (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Zealously my muse doth salute all thee
Last Line: For myne is barren thus devorc'd from thyne.


TO MR. R.W. [ROWLAND WOODWARD] (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Kindly I envy thy songs perfection
Last Line: I recreated, even by thy creature, live.


TO MR. ROWLAND WOODWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Like one who'in her third widdowhood doth professe
Last Line: But to know, that I love thee'and would be lov'd.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Mr Rowland Woodward


TO MR. S.B    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou which to search out the secret parts
Last Line: With these articulate blasts to blow the fire.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Mr S.b.


TO MR. T.W. [THOMAS WOODWARD] (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: All haile sweet poet, more full of more strong fire
Last Line: All the worlds lyon, though I be thy ape.


TO MR. T.W. [THOMAS WOODWARD] (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: At once, from hence, my lines and I depart
Last Line: Merit of love, bestow that love on mee.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Mr T.w.


TO MR. T.W. [THOMAS WOODWARD] (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thee harsh verse, as fast as thy lame measure
Last Line: And you'are my pawnes, or else my testament.


TO MR. T.W. [THOMAS WOODWARD] (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Pregnant again with th' old twins hope, and feare
Last Line: They love that best of which they most do eat.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Mr T.w.


TO MR. TILMAN AFTER HE HAD TAKEN ORDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, whose diviner soule hath caus'd thee now
Last Line: And make thee now a blest hermaphrodite.


TO MRS. M.H    Poem Text    
First Line: Mad paper stay, and grudge not here to burne
Last Line: Would faine love him that shall be lov'd of her.


TO SIR EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Man is a lump, where all beasts kneaded be
Last Line: Your friends finde every day a mart of new.
Variant Title(s): To Sir Edward Herbert, At Juliers
Subject(s): Herbert, Edward (1583-1648); Herbert Of Cherbury, 1st Baron


TO SIR H. WOTTON AT HIS GOING AMBASSADOR TO VENICE    Poem Text    
First Line: After those reverend papers, whose soule is
Last Line: In length and ease are alike every where.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Sir Henry Wotton/Ambassador/Venice
Subject(s): Wotton, Sir Henry (1568-1639)


TO SIR HENRY GOODYERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who makes the past a pattern for next year
Last Line: You came with mee to micham, and are here.
Variant Title(s): Soothsay


TO SIR HENRY WOTTON (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle soules
Last Line: To know my rules, I have, and you have
Subject(s): Wotton, Sir Henry (1568-1639)


TO SIR HENRY WOTTON (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's no more newes, then vertue, I may as well
Last Line: At court; though from court, were the better stile.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: To Sir Henry Wotten
Subject(s): Wotton, Sir Henry (1568-1639)


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right
Last Line: For all the good which you can do me here.


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: This twilight of two yeares, not past nor next
Last Line: This private ghospell, then'tis our new yeare.


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, you have refined me, and to worthiest things
Last Line: In paradise, would seeke the cherubin.


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD (POEMS ABOUT DEATHS)    Poem Text    
First Line: To have written then, when you writ, seemed to me
Last Line: With cordiall vertue, your knowne nourishment.


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD [ON NEW YEARES DAY]    Poem Text    
First Line: Honour is so sublime perfection
Last Line: Neither can reach you, great and innocent.
Variant Title(s): To The Countess Of Bedford


TO THE COUNTESS OF BEDFORD; BEGUN IN FRANCE BUT NEVER PERFECTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I be dead, and buried, yet I have
Last Line: Desunt coetera.


TO THE COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, man to god's image, eve, to man's was made
Last Line: And now your chaplaine, god in you to praise.


TO THE COUNTESS OF HUNTINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: That unripe side of earth, that heavy clime
Last Line: Is, that love is them all contract in one.


TO THE COUNTESS OF SALISBURY    Poem Text    
First Line: Faire, great, and good, since seeing you, wee see
Last Line: And though I burne my librarie, be learn'd.


TO THE LADY BEDFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: You that are she and you, that's double shee
Last Line: Yet but of judith no such booke as shee.


TO THE LADY MAGDALEN HERBERT: OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Her of your name, whose fair inheritance
Last Line: Harbour these hymns, to his dear name addrest.
Variant Title(s): To Mrs. Magdalen Herbert;to Mrs Magdalen Herbert Of St Mary Magdalene


TWICKNAM GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Blasted with sighs, and surrounded with tears
Last Line: Who's therefore true, because her truth kills me.
Variant Title(s): Twickenham Garden
Subject(s): Love; Tears; Twickenham, England


UPON THE TRANSLATION OF THE PSALMS BY SIR PHILIP SYDNEY & HIS SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Eternall god, (for whom who ever dare)
Last Line: We may fall in with them, and sing our part.
Subject(s): Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586); Translating & Interpreting


WITCHCRAFT BY A PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I fixe mine eye on thine, and there
Last Line: Being in thine owne heart, from all malice free.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


WOMAN'S CONSTANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now thou hast loved me one whole day
Last Line: For by tomorrow, I may think so too.
Variant Title(s): He Ironizes About Woman's Constancy
Subject(s): Fidelity; Women; Faithfulness; Constancy