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Herrick, Robert    Poet's Biography
1250 poems available by this author


A BACCANALIAN VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fill me a mighty bowle
Last Line: In frenzie ne'r like thee.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A BACCHANALIAN TOAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Drink up
Last Line: Tis an ill sign.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


A BACHANALIAN VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Drinke up / your cup
Last Line: But avoid here.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A BEUCOLICK, OR DISCOURSE OF NEATHERDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come blithefull neatherds, let us lay
Last Line: As wearie, not o'recome by either.


A BUCOLICK BETWIXT TWO: LACON AND THYRSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: For a kiss or two, confess
Last Line: Earth afford ye flowers to strew.
Subject(s): Country Life


A CANTICLE TO APOLLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Play phoebus on thy lute
Last Line: As men, turne all to eares.


A CAUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: That love last long; let it thy first care be
Last Line: Love in extreames, can never long endure.
Subject(s): Love


A CHARME, OR AN ALLAY FOR LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: If so be a toad be laid
Last Line: Him and his affections ever.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Love; Mnemonics


A CHARROLL PRESENTED TO DR. WILLIAMS, BP. OF LINCOLNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly hence pale care, noe more remember
Last Line: His soule to glad you in perfumes.


A CHILD'S PRESENT TO HIS CHILD-SAVIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, pretty child and bear this flower
Last Line: To spoil the first impression.
Variant Title(s): To His Saviour, A Child; A Present, By A Child
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Religion; Childhood; Theology


A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SUNG TO THE KING IN THE PRESENCE AT WHITEHALL    Poem Text    
First Line: What sweeter music [musick] can be bring
Last Line: M. Henry lawes.
Variant Title(s): Sung To The King In The Presence At White-hall
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Christmas Carols


A CONJURATION, TO ELECTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: By those soft tods of wool [wooll]
Last Line: In love with none, but me.


A COUNTRY LIFE: TO HIS BROTHER, MR. THEO. HERRICL    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice, and above, blest (my soules halfe) art thou
Last Line: Nor feare, or wish your dying day.
Subject(s): Country Life


A DEFENCE FOR WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Naught are all women: I say no
Last Line: A good and bad. Sirs credit me.
Subject(s): Women


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN HIMSELF AND MISTRESS ELIZA WHEELER    Poem Text    
First Line: My dearest love, since thou wilt go
Last Line: Wee shall not part for ever.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


A DIRGE UPON THE DEATH OF THE VALIANT LORD, BERNARD STUART    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence, hence, profane; soft silence let us have
Last Line: Lesse in these marble stones, then in thy story.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


A FROLICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring me my rose-buds, drawer come
Last Line: Untill the roofe turne round.


A GOOD DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: For truth I may this sentence tell
Last Line: No man dies ill, that liveth well.


A GOOD HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: A master of a house (as I have read)
Last Line: He sets his foot, he leaves rich compost there.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A HYME, TO THE LARES PROSPECTIVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It was, and still my care is
Last Line: I'le eat and drink up all here.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A HYMNE TO BACCHUS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Bacchus, let me drink no more
Last Line: Daffadills g'en up to thee.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A HYMNE TO BACCHUS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing thy praise iacchus
Last Line: Will chant new hymnes to thee.


A HYMNE TO SIR CLIPSEBY CREW    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas not lov's dart
Last Line: But love my clipseby ever.


A HYMNE TO THE GRACES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I love, (as some have told)
Last Line: You can make a mercury.


A HYMNE TO THE MUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: O! You the virgins nine!
Last Line: Acknowledger of you.
Subject(s): Muses


A HYMNE TO VENUS, AND CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Sea-born goddesse, let me be
Last Line: Ther's in love, no bitterness.


A JUST MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A just man's like a rock that turnes the wroth
Last Line: Of all the raging waves, into a froth
Subject(s): Honesty


A KING AND NO KING    Poem Text    
First Line: That prince, who may doe nothing but what's just
Last Line: Rules but by leave, and takes his crowne on trust.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


A KISSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What is a kisse? Why this, as some approve
Last Line: The sure sweet-sement, glue, and lime of love.
Subject(s): Kisses


A LADY DYING IN CHILDBED    Poem Text    
First Line: As gilly flowers do but stay
Last Line: Lives in the pretty lady-flower.
Variant Title(s): Upon A Lady That Died In Child-bed, And Left A Daughter Behind Her
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


A LYRICK TO MIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: While the milder fates consent
Last Line: Never sing, or play more here.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A MEANE IN OUR MEANES    Poem Text    
First Line: Though frankinsense the deities require
Last Line: As for our selves to leave some frankinsence.


A MEDITATION FOR HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a tulip seen today
Last Line: As he, the maker of this song.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Dead, The


A NEW-YEARES GIFT SENT TO SIR SIMEON STEWART    Poem Text    
First Line: No newes of navies burnt at seas
Last Line: Frolick the full twelve holy-dayes.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NUPTIAL SONG, OR EPITHALAMY, ON SIR CLIPSBY CREW AND LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: What's that we see from far? The spring of day
Last Line: May blaze the vertue of their sires.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


A NUPTIALL VERSE TO MISTRESSE ELIZABETH LEE, NOW LADY TRACIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring with the larke, most comely bride, and meet
Last Line: Drown'd in the bloud of rubies there, not die.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A PANEGERICK TO SIR LEWIS PEMBERTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Till I shall come again, let this suffice
Last Line: Good men, they find them all in thee.


A PARANAETICALL, OR ADVISIVE VERSE, TO M. JOHN WICKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this a life, to break thy sleep?
Last Line: From whence there's never a return.
Variant Title(s): The Easy Life
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


A PASTORAL UPON THE BIRTH OF PRINCE CHARLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Good day, mirtillo
Last Line: We'll blesse the babe, then back to countrie pleasures.


A PASTORALL SUNG TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Bad are the times
Last Line: To morrow.


A POSITION IN THE HEBREW DIVINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: One man repentant is of more esteem
Last Line: With god, then one, that never sin'd 'gainst him.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


A PROGNOSTICK    Poem Text    
First Line: As many lawes and lawyers do expresse
Last Line: Store of diseases, where physitians flow.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


A PSALME OR HYMNE TO THE GRACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Glory be to the graces!
Last Line: For evermore protect me.


A REQUEST TO THE GRACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ponder my words, if so that any be
Last Line: And gracefull made, by your neate sisterhood.


A RING PRESENTED TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia, I bring
Last Line: And pure as gold for ever.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


A SHORT HYMNE TO LARR    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I cannot give thee fires
Last Line: Offering poppy unto thee.


A SHORT HYMNE TO VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Goddesse, I do love a girle
Last Line: Mirtles offer'd up to thee.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Venus (Goddess)


A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Burne, or drowne me, choose ye whether
Last Line: Kind at once to murder mee.


A SONG TO THE MASKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come down, and dance ye in the toyle
Last Line: And whom she touch't, turne sweet.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


A SONG UPON SILVIA    Poem Text    
First Line: From me my silvia ranne away
Last Line: That fully ravisht me.


A SONNET OF PERILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Then did I live when I did see
Last Line: Ile live as one regenerate.


A TERNARIE OF LITTLES, UPON A PIPKIN OF JELLIE    Poem Text    
First Line: A little saint best fits a little shrine
Last Line: This little pipkin fits this little jelly.
Variant Title(s): A Ternary Of Love;a Ternary Of Littles Upon A Pipkin Of Jelly Sent To A Lady;littles
Subject(s): Love; Mnemonics


A THANKSGIVING TO GOD [FOR HIS HOUSE]    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, thou hast given me a cell
Last Line: My christ, by thee.
Variant Title(s): A Thankful Heart;my Home. A Thanksgiving To God For A House .. Devonshire
Subject(s): Holidays; Home; Thanksgiving; Worship


A TRUE LENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this a fast, to keep
Last Line: And that's to keep thy lent.
Variant Title(s): To Keep A True Lent
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice; Lent; Religion; Theology


A VOW TO MARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Store of courage to me grant
Last Line: Offer'd up a wolfe to thee.
Subject(s): War


A VOW TO MINERVA    Poem Text    
First Line: Goddesse, I begin an art
Last Line: Offer'd up with vows to thee.
Subject(s): Minerva


A VOW TO VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Happily I had a sight
Last Line: And ile roses give to thee.


A WILL TO BE WORKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Although we cannot turne the fervent fit
Last Line: Tis for our glory, that we did resist.


ABELS BLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Speak, did the bloud of abel cry
Last Line: God, for an expiation.
Subject(s): Abel


ABSTINENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Against diseases here the strongest fence
Last Line: Is the defensive vertue, abstinence.
Subject(s): Abstinence


ACCUSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: If accusation onely can draw blood
Last Line: None shall be guiltlesse, be he n'er so good.


ADVERSITY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is maintain'd by wealth; when all is spent
Last Line: Adversity then breeds the discontent.
Subject(s): Adversity


ADVERSITY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Adversity hurts none, but onely such
Last Line: Whom whitest fortune dandled has too much.
Subject(s): Adversity


ADVICE THE BEST ACTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Still take advice; though counsels when they flye
Last Line: At randome, sometimes hit most happily.
Subject(s): Advice


AFFLICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: God n'ere afflicts us more than our desert
Last Line: But yet still lesse then grace can suffer here.
Subject(s): God


AFTER AUTUMNE, WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Die ere long I'm sure, I shall
Last Line: After leaves, the tree must fall.
Subject(s): Winter


AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I thy singing next shall heare
Last Line: Die, and be turn'd into a lute.
Subject(s): Voices


AGAIN: POVERTY AND RICHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Who with a little cannot be content
Last Line: Endures an everlasting punishment.
Subject(s): Poverty


AGAINST LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: When ere my heart, love's warmth, but entertaines
Last Line: Or let me 'gender with eternall frost.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


AGE UNFIT FOR LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Maidens tell me I am old
Last Line: When that death bids come away.
Subject(s): Old Age


ALL THINGS DECAY AND DIE    Poem Text    
First Line: All things decay with time: the forest sees
Last Line: Droops, dies, and falls without the cleavers stroke.
Subject(s): Decay; Rot; Decadence


ALL THINGS RUN WELL FOR THE RIGHTEOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Adverse and prosperous fortunes both work on
Last Line: All serve to th' augmentation of his good.


ALMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Give unto all, lest he, whom thou deni'st
Last Line: May chance to be no other man, but christ.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


ALMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Give, if thou canst, an alms; if not, afford
Last Line: On our part, wanting all abilities.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


AMBITION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In man, ambition is the common'st thing
Last Line: Each one, by nature, loves to be a king.
Subject(s): Ambition


AMBITION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: In wayes to greatnesse, think on this
Last Line: That slippery all ambition is.
Subject(s): Ambition


AN END DECREED    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's be jocund while we may
Last Line: Fates revolve no flax th'ave spun.


AN EPITALAMIE TO SIR THOMAS SOUTHWELL AND HIS LADIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, now's the time; so oft by truth
Last Line: Two, like two ripe shocks of corn.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


AN EPITAPH UPON A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Virgins promis'd when I dy'd
Last Line: Maids, and here strew violets.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


AN EPITAPH UPON A SOBER MATRON    Poem Text    
First Line: With blamelesse carriage, I liv'd here
Last Line: Contented with the bed of one.


AN EPITAPH UPON A VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here a solemne fast we keepe
Last Line: Cowslips for her covering.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AN HYMNE TO CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, thou that bear'st the sway
Last Line: Unto the end of daies.


AN HYMNE TO JUNO    Poem Text    
First Line: Stately goddesse, do thou please
Last Line: Offerd up by us, to thee.
Subject(s): Juno (Goddess)


AN HYMNE TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I will confesse
Last Line: Thee and thine altars emptie.
Subject(s): Love


AN HYMNE TO THE MUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Honour to you who sit!
Last Line: Green, to the end of dayes.
Subject(s): Muses


AN ODE ON THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: In numbers, and but these few
Last Line: A free-born of our citie.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


AN ODE TO ENDYMION PORTER, UPON HIS BROTHER'S DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Not all thy flushing suns are set
Last Line: Invites fresh grapes to fill his presse with wine.
Subject(s): Death; Porter, Endymion (1587-1649); Dead, The


AN ODE TO SIR CLIPSEBIE CREW    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we securely live, and eate
Last Line: Of clipseby crew.


AN ODE, OR PSALME, TO GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Deer god, / if thy smart rod
Last Line: With thee, and thine in heaven.
Subject(s): God


ANACREONTIKE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Born I was to be old
Last Line: There's no carousing.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ANACREONTIKE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I must / not trust
Last Line: See erected.
Variant Title(s): Anacreontic


ANGELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Angells are called gods; yet of them, none
Last Line: Are gods, of them, but by adoption.
Subject(s): Angels


ANGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Wrongs, if neglected, vanish in short time
Last Line: But heard with anger, we confesse the crime.
Subject(s): Anger


ANOTHER CONFUSION OF FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The shame of mans face is no more
Last Line: Then prayers repel'd, (sayes cassiodore).


ANOTHER EPIGRAM UPON M. BEN. JOHNSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou had'st the wreath before, now take the tree
Last Line: That henceforth none be laurel crown'd but thee.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


ANOTHER GRACE FOR A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here a little child I stand
Last Line: Amen.
Variant Title(s): A Child's Grace;grace Before Meat;a Grace;a Grace For A Child
Subject(s): Grace; Holidays; Prayer; Thanksgiving


ANOTHER NEW-YEERES GIFT, OR SONG FOR THE CIRCUMCISION    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence, hence prophane, and none appeare
Last Line: A new-borne phoenix from his own chast fire.
Subject(s): Circumcision


ANOTHER OF GOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is jehovah cal'd; which name of his
Last Line: Implies or essence, or the he that is.
Subject(s): God


ANOTHER OF GOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God's said to leave this place, and for to come
Last Line: But only by impression of effect.
Subject(s): God


ANOTHER ON ABELS BLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: The blood of abel was a thing
Last Line: Especially to sweare by it.
Subject(s): Abel


ANOTHER ON GODS PRESENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: That there's a god, we all do know
Last Line: But what god is, we cannot show.
Subject(s): God


ANOTHER ON HER (JULIA)    Poem Text    
First Line: How can I choose but love and follow her
Last Line: The storax, spiknard, myrrhe, and ladanum.
Subject(s): Love; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


ANOTHER ON LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where love begins, there dead thy first desire
Last Line: A sparke neglected makes a mighty fire.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


ANOTHER ON OBEDIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No man so well a kingdome rules, as he
Last Line: Who hath himselfe obaid the soveraignty.
Subject(s): Obedience


ANOTHER ON PREDESTINATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Art thou not destin'd? Then, with hast, go on
Last Line: To change, or call back, his past sentences.
Subject(s): Predestination


ANOTHER ON SIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin is an act so free, that if we shall
Last Line: Say, 'tis not free, 'tis then no sin at all.
Subject(s): Sin


ANOTHER ON THE VIRGIN MARY    Poem Text    
First Line: As sun-beames pierce the glasse, and streaming in
Last Line: But, in a mother, kept a maiden-head.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


ANOTHER TO HIS EVER-LOVING GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou bidst me come; I cannot come; for why
Last Line: For, 'tis no easie way from earth to heaven.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


ANOTHER TO NEPTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mighty neptune, may it please
Last Line: Offer'd up, with thanks to thee.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ANOTHER TO THE MAIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wassaile the trees, that they may beare
Last Line: As you doe give them wassailing.
Variant Title(s): Ceremonies For Christmas (2)
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


ANOTHER UPON HER WEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: She by the river sate, and sitting there
Last Line: She wept, and made it deeper by a teare.
Subject(s): Tears


ANOTHER UPON HIMSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Love he that will; it best likes me
Last Line: To have my neck from loves yoke-free.
Subject(s): Love


ANOTHER UPON HIS KINSWOMAN, MRS. PENELOPE WHEELER    Poem Text    
First Line: First, for your shape, the curious cannot shew
Last Line: A mighty strife 'twixt forme and chastitie.


ANOTHER, TO GOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, do not beat me
Last Line: But rather purge me.
Subject(s): God


ANOTHER, TO GOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou thou beest all that active love
Last Line: If through my christ I saw not thee.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


ANOTHER, TO HIS SAVIOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou beest taken, god forbid
Last Line: Thy stripes I'le kisse, or burn the rod.


ANTHEA'S RETRACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Anthea laught, and fearing lest excesse
Last Line: And cal'd each line back to his rule and space.


ART ABOVE NATURE: TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: When I behold a forest spread
Last Line: Dotes less on nature, then on art.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Cosmetics


BAD MAY BE BETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Man may at first transgress but next do well
Last Line: Vice doth in some but lodge a while, not dwell.


BAD PRINCES PILL THEIR PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like those infernall deities which eate
Last Line: And leave their subjects but the starved ware.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


BAD WAGES FOR GOOD SERVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: In this misfortune kings doe most excell
Last Line: To heare the worst from men, when they doe well.


BAPTISME    Poem Text    
First Line: The strength of baptisme, that's within
Last Line: It saves the soule, by drowning sin.
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


BARYLY-BREAK; OR LAST IN HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: We two are last in hell: what may we feare
Last Line: We'll wish, in hell we had been last and first.
Subject(s): Hell


BASHFULNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all our parts, the eyes express
Last Line: The sweetest kind of bashfulnesse.
Subject(s): Bashfulness; Shyness


BASTARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our bastard-children are but like to plate
Last Line: Made by the coyners illegitimate.
Subject(s): Children - Illegitimate; Birth - Out Of Wedlock; Bastards


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauti's no other but a lovely grace
Last Line: Of lively colours, flowing from the face.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEGGARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Jacob gods beggar was; and so we wait
Last Line: (though ne're so rich) all beggars at his gate.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Jacob (Bible)


BEGINNING, DIFFICULT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard are the two first staires unto a crowne
Last Line: Which got, the third, bids him a king come downe.


BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Paul, he began ill, but he ended well
Last Line: Much as the ends are to be lookt unto.


BEING ONCE BLIND, HIS REQUEST TO BIANCHA    Poem Text    
First Line: When age or chance has made me blind
Last Line: In wayes confus'd, nor slip or fall.


BEST TO BE MERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fooles are they, who never know
Last Line: Gratifie the genius.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


BITING OF BEGGARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, railing, drives the lazar from his door
Last Line: Instead of almes, sets dogs upon the poor.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


BLAME    Poem Text    
First Line: In battailes what disasters fall
Last Line: The king he beares the blame of all.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


BLAME THE REWARD OF PRINCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Among disasters that discention brings
Last Line: If ill, then kings, not souldiers beare the blame.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


BRIBES AND GIFTS GET ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead falls the cause, if once the hand be mute
Last Line: But let that speak, the client gets the suit.


BURIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Man may want land to live in; but for all
Last Line: Nature finds out some place for buriall.


BY USE COMES EASINESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft bend the bow, and thou with ease shalt do
Last Line: What others can't with all their strength put to.


CALLING, AND CORRECTING    Poem Text    
First Line: God is not onely mercifull, to call
Last Line: Men to repent, but when he strikes withall.
Subject(s): God


CARE A GOOD KEEPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Care keeps the conquest; 'tis no lesse renowne
Last Line: To keepe a citie, then to winne a towne.


CASUALTIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Good things, that come of course, far lesse doe please
Last Line: Then those, which come by sweet contingences.


CAUTION IN COUNCELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Know when to speake; for many times it brings
Last Line: Danger to give the best advice to kings.
Subject(s): Advice; Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


CEREMONIES FOR CANDLEMASSE EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Down with the rosemary and bayes
Last Line: New things succeed, as former things grow old.
Variant Title(s): Candlemas Eve
Subject(s): Candlemas; Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


CEREMONIES FOR CHRISTMAS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, bring with a noise
Last Line: To fill the paste that's a kneading.
Variant Title(s): Yule Log
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CEREMONIES TO THE MAIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wash your hands, or else the fire
Last Line: Dead the fire, though ye blow.
Subject(s): Christmas; Household Employees; Nativity, The; Servants; Domestics; Maids


CEREMONY UPON CANDLEMAS EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Down with the rosemary, and so
Last Line: So many goblins you shall see.
Variant Title(s): Ceremony For Candlemas Eve
Subject(s): Candlemas


CHANGE COMMON TO ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: All things subjected are to fate
Last Line: The ev'ning sees in poore estate.


CHANGE GIVES CONTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: What now we like, anon we disapprove
Last Line: The new successor drives away old love.


CHARME FOR STABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Hang up hooks, and sheers to scare
Last Line: Of your horses, all knot-free.
Subject(s): Magic; Stables


CHARMES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the morning when ye rise
Last Line: So farre keepes the evill spright.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Magic


CHARMES (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: If ye feare to be affrighted
Last Line: Charmes the danger, and the dread.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Magic


CHARMES (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring the holy crust of bread
Last Line: Hags away, while children sleep.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Magic


CHARMES (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the superstitious wife
Last Line: Keeps the sleeping child from harms.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Magic


CHARMES (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: This ile tell ye by the way
Last Line: Will be better for your batch.
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Magic


CHARON AND PHILOMEL [PHYLOMEL], A DIALOGUE SUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: Charon! O gentle charon! Let me woo thee
Last Line: Who els with tears wo'd doubtles drown my ferry.
Subject(s): Birds; Charon; Styx (River)


CHERFULNESS IN CHARITY; OR, THE SWEET SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not a thousand bullocks thies
Last Line: In his offering, cheerfulness.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


CHERRY RIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cherry-ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry
Last Line: All the year where cherries grow.


CHERRY RIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cherry-ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry
Last Line: All the year where cherries grow.


CHERRY-PIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia and I did lately sit
Last Line: I got the pit, and she the stone.


CHOOSE FOR THE BEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Give house-roome to the best; 'tis never known
Last Line: Vertue and pleasure, both to dwell in one.


CHOP-CHERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou gav'st me leave to kiss
Last Line: Another snapt the cherry.
Subject(s): Love


CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: To all our wounds, here, whatsoe're they be
Last Line: Christ is the one sufficient remedie.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CHRISTS ACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ never did so great a work, but there
Last Line: His humane nature, and his part divine.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Life & Ministry


CHRISTS BIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: One birth our saviour had; the like none yet
Last Line: Was, or will be a second like to it.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CHRISTS INCARNATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ took our nature on him, not that he
Last Line: Because our flesh stood most in need of him.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CHRISTS PART    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ, he requires still, wheresoere he comes
Last Line: Of all the house: the best of all's the heart.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CHRISTS SADNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ was not sad, I'th garden, for his own
Last Line: Passion, but for his sheeps dispersion.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CHRISTS SUFFERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Justly our dearest saviour may abhorre us
Last Line: Who hath more suffer'd by us farre, then for us.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice


CHRISTS TWOFOLD COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy former coming was to cure
Last Line: To heale my earths infirmitie.
Subject(s): Second Advent; Second Coming Of Christ


CHRISTS WORDS ON THE CROSSE, MY GOD, MY GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ, when he hung the dreadful crosse upon
Last Line: Had no one beame from gods sweet majestie.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


CLEMENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: For punishment in warre
Last Line: Where the fault springs, there let the judgement fall.
Subject(s): War


CLEMENCY IN KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Kings must not only cherish up the good
Last Line: But must be niggards of the meanest bloud.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


CLOATHES, ARE CONSPIRATORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though from without no foes at all we feare
Last Line: We shall be wounded by the cloathes we weare.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


CLOATHS FOR CONTINUANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Those garments lasting evermore
Last Line: Shall fray that silke, or fret this cloth.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


CLOTHES DO BUT CHEAT AND COZEN US    Poem Text    
First Line: Away with silks, away with lawn
Last Line: Is wone with flesh, not drapery.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Love


CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: He that ascended in a cloud, shall come
Last Line: In clouds, descending to the publike doome.
Subject(s): Clouds


COCK-CROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Bell-man of night, if I about shall go
Last Line: A sin, then fall to weeping when 'tis done.
Subject(s): Peter, Saint (C. 64 A.d.)


COHEIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: We are coheires with christ; nor shall his own
Last Line: Of his great birth-right nothing derogate.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


COMFORT IN CALAMITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis no discomfort in the world to fall
Last Line: When the great crack not crushes one, but all.


COMFORT IN CONTENTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The same, who crownes the conquerour, will be
Last Line: A coadjutor in the agonie.


COMFORT TO A LADY UPON THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry your sweet cheek, long drown'd with sorrows raine
Last Line: Now let the rose raigne like a queene, and smile.
Subject(s): Widows & Widowers


COMFORT [TO A YOUTH THAT HAD LOST HIS LOVE]    Poem Text    
First Line: What needs complaints / when she a place
Last Line: No more.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


COMFORTS IN CROSSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not dismaide, though crosses cast thee downe
Last Line: Thy fall is but the rising to a crowne.


COMING TO CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: To him, who longs unto his christ to go
Last Line: Celerity even it self is slow.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Confession twofold is (as austine says)
Last Line: If well, then chant gods praise with cheerfulnesse.
Subject(s): Confessions


CONFORMITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Conformity was ever knowne
Last Line: Whose crack gives crushing unto all.
Subject(s): Conformity


CONFORMITY IS COMELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Conformity gives comelinesse to things
Last Line: And equall shares exclude all murmerings.
Subject(s): Conformity


CONFUSION OF FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: God then confounds mans face, when he not hears
Last Line: The vowes of those, who are petitioners.


CONNUNII FLORES, OR THE WELL-WISHES AT WEDDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: From the temple to your home
Last Line: The ravens yeares, go hence more ripe then old.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CONSULTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Consult ere thou begin'st, that done, go on
Last Line: With all wise speed for execution.


CONTENT, NOT CATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not the food, but the content
Last Line: More then a feast contenteth me.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


CONTENTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Discreet and prudent we that discord call
Last Line: That either profits, or not hurts at all.
Subject(s): Discord


CORINNA'S GOING A-MAYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Get up! Get up for shame! The blooming morn
Last Line: Come, my corinna, come, let's go a-maying.
Variant Title(s): Going A-maying;may-day
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Courtship; Death; Holidays; May (Month); New Year; Spring; Transience; Dead, The; Impermanence


CORRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: God had but one son free from sin; but none
Last Line: Of all his sonnes free from correction.


COUNSELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas cesars saying: kings no lesse conquerors are
Last Line: By their wise counsell, then they be by warre.


COURAGE COOL'D    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot love, as I have lov'd before
Last Line: Must needs wax cold, if wanting bread and wine.
Subject(s): Old Age


CROSSE AND PILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Faire and foule dayes trip crosse and pile; the faire
Last Line: Far lesse in number, then our foule dayes are.


CROSSES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Though good things answer many good intents
Last Line: Crosses doe still bring forth the best events.


CROSSES (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Our crosses are no other then the rods
Last Line: Sent forth by them, our flesh to eate, or bite.


CRUELITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Nero commanded; but withdrew his eyes
Last Line: From the beholding death, and crueltie


CRUELT    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis but a dog-like madnesse in bad kings
Last Line: So kings by killing doe encrease their foes.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


CRUELTY BASE IN COMMANDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing can be more loathsome, then to see
Last Line: Power conjoyn'd with natures crueltie.
Subject(s): Cruelty


CRUTCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou seest me lucia this year droope
Last Line: Upon thee many a benizon.


CUNCTATION IN CORRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The lictors bundl'd up their rods: beside
Last Line: They might escape the lash of punishment.
Subject(s): Punishment


DANGERS WAIT ON KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: As oft as night is banish'd by the morne
Last Line: So oft, we'll think, we see a king new born.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


DEATH ENDS ALL WOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Time is the bound of things, where'er we go
Last Line: Fate gives a meeting. Death's the end of woe.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DELAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Break off delay, since we but read of one
Last Line: That ever prosper'd by cunctation.


DELIGHT IN DISORDER    Poem Text    
First Line: A sweet disorder in the dress
Last Line: Is too precise in every part.
Variant Title(s): Sweet Disorder;the Poetry Of Dress (1)
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Clothing & Dress; Love; Sex


DENIALL IN WOMEN NO DISHEARTNING TO MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Women, although they ne're so goodly make it
Last Line: Their fashion is, but to say no, to take it.
Subject(s): Women


DEVOTION MAKES THE DIETY    Poem Text    
First Line: Who formes a godhead out of gold or stone
Last Line: Makes not a god; but he that prayes to one.
Subject(s): Worship


DIET    Poem Text    
First Line: If wholsome diet can re-cure a man
Last Line: What need of physick, or physitian?
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Health; Physicians; Doctors


DISCONTENTS IN DEVON    Poem Text    
First Line: More discontents I never had
Last Line: Then where I loath'd so much.
Subject(s): Devonshire, England; Discontent; Dissatisfaction


DISCORD NOT DISADVANTAGEOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune no higher project can devise
Last Line: Then to sow discord 'mongst the enemies.
Subject(s): Discord


DISSWASIONS FROM IDLENESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cynthius pluck ye by the eare
Last Line: The lazie man the most doth love.
Subject(s): Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


DISTANCE BETTERS DIGNITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Kings must not oft be seen by publike eyes
Last Line: State at a distance adds to dignities.


DISTRUST (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: To safe-guard man from wrongs, there nothing must
Last Line: Heare all men speak; but credit few or none.
Subject(s): Distrust


DISTRUST (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: What ever men for loyalty pretend
Last Line: Tis wisdomes part to doubt a faithfull friend.
Subject(s): Distrust


DIVINATION BY A DAFFADILL    Poem Text    
First Line: When a daffodil I see
Last Line: Lastly, safely buryed.
Subject(s): Daffodils


DOOMES-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let not that day gods friends and servants scare
Last Line: The bench is then their place; and not the barre.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DRAW GLOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: At draw-gloves we'l play
Last Line: Shall have for his winning a kisse.
Subject(s): Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


DRAW, AND DRINKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Milk still your fountains, and your springs, for why?
Last Line: The more th'are drawn, the lesse they wil grow dry.
Subject(s): Environment; Fountains; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we are all, by day; by night w'are hurl'd
Last Line: By dreames, each one, into a sev'rall world.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


DUTY TO TYRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Good princes must be pray'd for: for the bad
Last Line: To strike him dead, that but usurps a throne.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


EARE-RINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why wore th' egyptians jewells in the eare?
Last Line: When we obey, by acting what we heare.
Subject(s): Earrings


EASE    Poem Text    
First Line: God gives to none so absolute an ease
Last Line: As not to know, or feel some grievances.


EASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: This crosse-tree here
Last Line: To make my grave.
Variant Title(s): The Cross-tree
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ECLOGUE, OR PASTORALL .. ENDIMION PORTER & LYCIDAS HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! Lycidas, come tell me why
Last Line: Mean time, let lycidas have leave to pipe to thee.
Subject(s): Porter, Endymion (1587-1649)


EMPIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Empires of kings, are now, and ever were
Last Line: (as salust saith) co-incident to feare.


EPITAPH ON THE TOMB OF SIR EDWARD GILES AND HIS WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: No trust to metals nor to marbles, when
Last Line: And so to bed: pray wish us all good rest.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph For Sir Edward Giles And His Wife
Subject(s): Devonshire, England; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH UPON A CHILD THAT DIED    Poem Text    
First Line: Here she lies, a pretty bud
Last Line: The earth that lightly covers her.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mourning; Death - Babies; Bereavement


EPITAPH UPON A MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: Here she lies [lyes], in bed of spice
Last Line: Lightly, lightly ore the dead.
Variant Title(s): Upon A Maid
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ETERNITIE    Poem Text    
First Line: O yeares! And age! Farewell
Last Line: Drown'd in one endlesse day.
Variant Title(s): Eternity
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


EVENSONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginne with jove; then is the worke halfe done
Last Line: So sure he layes claime to the evensong.


EVENT OF THINGS NOT IN OUR POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: By time and counsell, doe the best we can
Last Line: Th'event is never in the power of man.
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


EVILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Evill no nature hath; the losse of good
Last Line: Is that which gives to sin a livelihood.
Subject(s): Evil


EXAMPLES, OR LIKE PRINCE, LIKE PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Examples lead us, and wee likely see
Last Line: Such as the prince is, will his people be.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


EXCESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Excesse is sluttish: keepe the meane; for why?
Last Line: Vertue's clean conclave is sobriety.
Subject(s): Moderation


EXPENSES EXHAUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Live with a thrifty, not a needy fate
Last Line: Small shots paid often, waste a vast estate.
Subject(s): Saving & Thrift


FACTIONS    Poem Text    
Last Line: To side with them, the commons all.


FAIR DAYS: OR DAWNS DECEITFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair was the dawn, and, but e'en now, the skies
Last Line: As men, the heavens have their hypocrisie?
Subject(s): Distrust; Hypocrisy


FAIRE AFTER FOULE    Poem Text    
First Line: Teares quickly drie; griefs will in time decay
Last Line: A cleare will come after a cloudy day.


FAIRE SHEWES DECEIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Smooth was the sea, and seem'd to call
Last Line: Who, kissing, kill such saints as these?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: What here we hope for, we shall once inherit
Last Line: By faith we all walk here, not by the spirit.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


FAITH FOUR-SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Faith is a thing that's four-square; let it fall
Last Line: This way or that, it not declines at all.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


FALSE MOURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: He who wears blacks, and mournes not for the dead
Last Line: Do's but deride the party buried.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


FAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis still observ'd, that fame ne're sings
Last Line: The order, but the sum of things.
Subject(s): Fame; Reputation


FAME MAKES US FORWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: To print our poems, the propulsive cause
Last Line: Is fame, (the breath of popular applause.)
Subject(s): Fame; Poetry & Poets; Reputation


FAREWELL FROST, OR WELCOME THE SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fled are the frosts, and now the fields appear
Last Line: Bring in her bill, once more, the branch of peace.
Subject(s): Spring


FEARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Man must do well out of a good intent
Last Line: Not for the servile feare of punishment.
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


FEARE GETS FORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Despaire takes heart, when ther's no hope to speed
Last Line: The coward then takes armes, and do's the deed.
Subject(s): Fear


FELICITIE KNOWES NO FENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of both our fortunes good and bad we find
Last Line: While misery keeps in with patience.


FELICITY, QUICK OF FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Every time seemes short to be
Last Line: With griefe; seemes longer then a yeare.
Subject(s): Time


FEW FORTUNATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Many we are, and yet but few possesse
Last Line: Those fields of everlasting happinesse.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


FIRST WORK, AND THEN WAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: Prepost'rous is that order, when we run
Last Line: To ask our wages, e're our work be done.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


FIVE WINES; ANACREONTICK VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Brisk methinks I am, and fine
Last Line: When I want my fragrant wine.
Variant Title(s): Anacr(E)onick Verse
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


FLATTERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: What is't that wasts a prince? Example showes
Last Line: Tis flatterie spends a king, more then his foes.
Subject(s): Flattery


FOOLISHNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In's tusc'lanes, tullie doth confesse
Last Line: No plague ther's like to foolishnesse.
Subject(s): Fools; Idiots


FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune's a blind profuser of her own
Last Line: Too much she gives to some, enough to none.
Subject(s): Fortune


FORTUNE FAVOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fortune did never favour one
Last Line: Still wanting to her favourite
Subject(s): Fortune


FREE WELCOME    Poem Text    
First Line: God he refuseth no man; but makes way
Last Line: For all that now come, or hereafter may.
Subject(s): God


FRESH CHEESE AND CREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Wo'd yee have fresh cheese and cream?
Last Line: To your cream, her's strawberries.
Subject(s): Breasts


GAIN AND GETTINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: When others gain much by the present cast
Last Line: The coblers getting time, is at the last.


GENTLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: That prince must govern with a gentle hand
Last Line: Who will have love comply with his command.


GLORIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I make no haste to have my numbers read
Last Line: Seldome comes glorie till a man be dead.


GLORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Glory no other thing is (tullie says)
Last Line: Then a mans frequent fame, spoke out with praise


GOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: God (as the learned damascen doth write)
Last Line: A sea of substance is, indefinite.
Subject(s): God


GOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: In god there's nothing, but 'tis known to be
Last Line: Ev'n god himself, in perfect entitie.
Subject(s): God


GOD (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: God, in the holy tongue, they call
Last Line: The place that filleth all in all.
Subject(s): God


GOD (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is more here, then in another place
Last Line: Not by his essence, but commerce of grace.
Subject(s): God


GOD COMMANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: In gods commands, ne're ask the reason why
Last Line: Let thy obedience be the best reply.
Subject(s): Obedience


GOD HAS A TWOFOLD PART    Poem Text    
First Line: God when for sin he makes his children smart
Last Line: He comes to play the part that is his own.
Subject(s): God


GOD HEARES US    Poem Text    
First Line: God, who's in heaven, will hear from thence
Last Line: If not to'th sound, yet, to the sense.


GOD IS ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: God, as he is most holy knowne
Last Line: So he is said to be most one.
Subject(s): God


GOD NOT TO BE COMPREHENDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis hard to finde god, but to comprehend
Last Line: Him, as he is, is labour without end.
Subject(s): God


GOD SPARING IN SCOURGING    Poem Text    
First Line: God still rewards us more then our desert
Last Line: But when he strikes, he quarter-acts his part.
Subject(s): Mercy


GOD TO BE FIRST SERV'D    Poem Text    
First Line: Honour thy parents; but good manners call
Last Line: Thee to adore thy god, the first of all.
Subject(s): God


GOD, AND LORD    Poem Text    
First Line: God, is his name of nature; but that word
Last Line: Implies his power, when he's cal'd the lord.
Subject(s): God


GOD, AND THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: How am I bound to two! God who doth give
Last Line: The mind; the king, the meanes whereby I live.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; God; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


GODS ANGER    Poem Text    
First Line: God can't be wrathfull; but we may conclude
Last Line: That without wrath, which wrath doth force us to.
Subject(s): Anger


GODS ANGER WITHOUT AFFECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: God when he's angry here with any one
Last Line: The alteration is in us, not him.
Subject(s): God


GODS BLESSING    Poem Text    
First Line: In vain our labours are, whatsoe're they be
Last Line: Unlesse god gives the benedicite.
Subject(s): God


GODS BOUNTY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods bounty, that ebbs lesse and lesse
Last Line: As men do wane in thankfulnesse.
Subject(s): God


GODS BOUNTY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God, as he's potent, so he's likewise known
Last Line: To give us more then hope can fix upon.
Subject(s): God


GODS DESCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: God is then said for to descend, when he
Last Line: Then ever, yet, the like was done before.
Subject(s): Second Advent; Second Coming Of Christ


GODS DWELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: God's said to dwell there, wheresoever he
Last Line: His holy spirit, or doth plant his grace.
Subject(s): God


GODS GIFTS NOT SOONE GRANTED    Poem Text    
First Line: God heares us when we pray, but yet defers
Last Line: With princely hand he'l recompence delay.
Subject(s): God


GODS GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods grace deserves here to be daily fed
Last Line: That, thus increast, it might be perfected.
Subject(s): God


GODS HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods hands are round, & smooth, that gifts may fall
Last Line: Freely from them, and hold none back at all.
Subject(s): Hands


GODS KEYES    Poem Text    
First Line: God has four keyes, which he reserves alone
Last Line: And with the fourth key he unlocks the tombe.
Subject(s): God


GODS MERCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods boundless mercy is (to sinfull man)
Last Line: Full, and fild-full, then when full-fild before.
Subject(s): God


GODS MIRTH, MANS MOURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Where god is merry, there write down thy fears
Last Line: What he with laughter speaks, heare thou with tears.
Subject(s): God


GODS PARDON    Poem Text    
First Line: When I shall sin, pardon my trespasse here
Last Line: For, once in hell, none knowes remission there.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


GODS PART    Poem Text    
First Line: Prayers and praises are those spotlesse two
Last Line: Lambs, by the law, which god requires as due.
Subject(s): God


GODS POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: God is so potent, as his power can
Last Line: Draw out of bad a soveraigne good to man.
Subject(s): God


GODS PRESENCE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: God's evident, and may be said to be
Last Line: Tis (as s. Bernard saith) but seemingly.
Subject(s): God


GODS PRESENCE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God's present ev'ry where; but most of all
Last Line: And nothing else is there, where he's away.
Subject(s): God


GODS PRESENCE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is all-present to what e're we do
Last Line: And as all-present, so all-filling too.
Subject(s): God


GODS PRICE, AND MANS PRICE    Poem Text    
First Line: God bought man here with his hearts blood expence
Last Line: And man sold god here for base thirty pence.
Subject(s): Judas Iscariot (D. 30 A.d.)


GODS PROVIDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: If all transgressions here should have their pay
Last Line: His providence who would not question then?
Subject(s): God


GODS TIME MUST END OUR TROUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: God doth not promise here to man, that he
Last Line: Then he will give a happy end to it.
Subject(s): God


GOLD AND FRANKINCENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold serves for tribute to the king
Last Line: The frankincense for gods offring.


GOLD, BEFORE GOODNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: How rich a man is, all desire to know
Last Line: But none enquires if good he be, or no.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


GOOD CHRISTIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Play their offensive and defensive parts
Last Line: Till they be hid o're with a wood of darts.
Subject(s): Christianity


GOOD FRIDAY: REX TRAGICUS, OR CHRIST GOING TO HIS CROSSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Put off thy robe of purple, then go on
Last Line: That done, wee'l see thee sweetly buried.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


GOOD LUCK NOT LASTING    Poem Text    
First Line: If well the dice runne, lets applaud the cast
Last Line: The happy fortune will not alwayes last.
Subject(s): Luck


GOOD MANNERS AT MEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: This rule of manners I will teach my guests
Last Line: Farc't with the food, that may themselves suffice.
Subject(s): Etiquette; Manners; Courtesy


GOOD MEN AFFLICTED MOST    Poem Text    
First Line: God makes not good men wanton, but doth bring
Last Line: He never brings them once to th' push of pikes.


GOOD PRECEPTS, OR COUNSELL    Poem Text    
First Line: In all thy need, be thou possest
Last Line: Then lutes and harpes shall stroke the eare.


GOOD, AND BAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The bad among the good are here mixt ever
Last Line: The good without the bad are here plac'd never.


GRACE FOR CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: What god gives, and what we take
Last Line: Make it ever flourishing.
Subject(s): Grace


GREAT GRIEF, GREAT GLORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The lesse our sorrowes here and suffrings cease
Last Line: The more our crownes of glory there increase.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


GREAT MALADIES, LONG MEDICINES    Poem Text    
First Line: To an old soare a long cure must goe on
Last Line: Great faults require great satisfaction.
Subject(s): Medicine; Drugs, Prescription


GREAT SPIRITS SUPERVIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Our mortall parts may wrapt in seare-cloths lye
Last Line: Great spirits never with their bodies dye.
Subject(s): Immortality


GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Consider sorrowes, how they are aright
Last Line: Griefe, if't be great, 'tis short; if long, 'tis light.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


GRIEFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sorrowes divided amongst many, lesse
Last Line: Discruciate a man in deep distresse.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


GRIEFES    Poem Text    
First Line: Jove may afford us thousands of reliefs
Last Line: Since man expos'd is to a world of griefs.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


HAPINESSE TO HOSPITALITIE, OR HEARTY WISH GOOD-HOUSEKEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: First, may the hand of bounty bring
Last Line: People a city or a towne.
Subject(s): Hospitality


HAPPINESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: That happines do's still the longest thrive
Last Line: Where joyes and griefs have turns alternative.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


HARDENING OF HEARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: God's said our hearts to harden then
Last Line: When as his grace not supples men.


HASTE HURTFULL    Poem Text    
First Line: Haste is unhappy: what we rashly do
Last Line: The soldiers leave the field with equall feare.
Subject(s): Haste


HEALTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Health is no other (as the learned hold)
Last Line: But a just measure both of heat and cold.
Subject(s): Health


HEAVEN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Heav'n is most faire; but fairer he
Last Line: That made that fairest canopie.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


HEAVEN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven is not given for our good works here
Last Line: Yet it is given to the labourer.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


HELL (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hell is no other, but a soundlesse pit
Last Line: Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it.
Subject(s): Hell


HELL (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hell is the place where whipping-cheer abounds
Last Line: But no one jailor there to wash the wounds.
Subject(s): Hell


HELL FIRE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The fire of hell this strange condition hath
Last Line: To burn, not shine (as learned basil saith.)
Subject(s): Hell


HELL FIRE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: One onely fire has hell; but yet it shall
Last Line: Boldly in sin, shall feel more punishment.
Subject(s): Hell


HER LEGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fain would I kiss my julia's dainty leg
Last Line: Which is as white and hair-less as an egge.
Subject(s): Legs


HESPERIDES: CONCLUDING LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: To his book's end this last line he'd have plac't
Last Line: Jocond his muse was; but his life was chast.


HIS ALMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, here I live
Last Line: The scrip hath some.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


HIS ANSWER TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: You aske me what I doe, and how I live?
Last Line: Or'e which you'l walk, when I am laid beneath.


HIS ANSWER TO A QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Some would know / why I so
Last Line: He could live free here?
Subject(s): Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


HIS ANTHEM, TO CHRIST ON THE CROSSE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I behold thee, almost slain
Last Line: Which done, lord say, the rest is mine.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


HIS CAVALIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me that man, that dares bestride
Last Line: I! And a world of pikes passe through.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HIS CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: My many cares and much distress
Last Line: And as in meanes, in minde all torne.


HIS CHARGE TO JULIA AT HIS DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest of thousands, now the time drawes neere
Last Line: Unto thy everlasting residence.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HIS COMFORT    Poem Text    
First Line: The only comfort of my life
Last Line: Who weds, ore-buyes his weal with woe.


HIS COMING TO THE SEPULCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence they have born my lord: behold! The stone
Last Line: And live in hell, if that my christ stayes there.


HIS CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Look how our foule dayes do exceed our faire
Last Line: To do ten bad, for one good action.


HIS CONTENT IN THE COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, here I live with what my board
Last Line: To very few, or else to none.
Subject(s): Country Life


HIS COVENANTY OR PROTESTATION TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do'st thou wound, & break my heart?
Last Line: I'm halfe return'd before I go.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


HIS CREED    Poem Text    
First Line: I do believe, that die I must
Last Line: Of gift from god: and heres my creed.
Subject(s): Consolation; Faith; Belief; Creed


HIS DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me a man that is not dull
Last Line: Tickling the citterne with his quill.


HIS DREAME    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamt, last night, thou didst transfuse
Last Line: That has not bread, and some to spare.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


HIS EJACULATION TO GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: My god! Looke on me with thine eye
Last Line: Speak but the word, and cure me quite.
Subject(s): God


HIS EMBALMING TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: For my embalming, julia, do but this
Last Line: To give an incorruption unto me.
Subject(s): Embalming


HIS FAREWELL TO SACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell thou thing, time-past so knowne, so deare
Last Line: Hereafter, shall smell of the lamp, not thee.


HIS GRANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: How well contented in this private grange
Last Line: Kisse my brown wife, and black posterity.


HIS GRANGE, OR PRIVATE WEALTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Though clock, / to tell how night drawes hence, I've none
Last Line: None is, slight things do lightly please.
Subject(s): Animals; Contentment


HIS HOPE OR SHEAT-ANCHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Among these tempests great and manifold
Last Line: Wildred in this vast watry region.


HIS LACHRIMAE OR MIRTH, TURNED TO MOURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Call me no more
Last Line: Of those that sit and weep.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


HIS LAST REQUEST TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been wanton, and too bold I feare
Last Line: Claspe thou his book, then close thou up his eyes.


HIS LOSS    Poem Text    
First Line: All has been plundered from me, but my wit
Last Line: Fortune her selfe can lay no claim to it.


HIS MEDITATION UPON DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Be those few hours, which I have yet to spend
Last Line: I rise triumphant in my funerall.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HIS MISERY IN A MISTRESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Water, water I espie
Last Line: Of those girles, which cruell are.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


HIS MISTRIS TO HIM AT HIS FARWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: You may vow ile not forgett
Last Line: My lipps shall send a 1000 back to you.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


HIS OFFERING, WITH THE REST, AT THE SEPULCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: To joyn with them, who here confer
Last Line: To dresse my maiden-saviour.


HIS OWN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: As wearied pilgrims, once possest
Last Line: But age hath brought me right to bed.


HIS PARTING FROM MRS. DOROTHY KENEDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I did goe from thee, I felt that smart
Last Line: And love will swear't, my dearest did not so.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


HIS PETITION    Poem Text    
First Line: If warre, or want shall make me grow so poore
Last Line: Without due reverence, playes the cheaters game.


HIS POETRIE HIS PILLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Onely a little more
Last Line: And my pyramides.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


HIS POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: God can do all things, save but what are known
Last Line: For to imply a contradiction.
Subject(s): God


HIS PRAYER FOR ABSOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: For those my unbaptized rhymes
Last Line: The glory of my work, and me.
Subject(s): God; Poetry & Poets


HIS PRAYER TO BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: When I a verse shall make
Last Line: Writ in my psalter.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


HIS PROTESTATION TO PERILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Noone-day and midnight shall at once be seene
Last Line: False to my vow, or fall away from thee.


HIS RECANTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, I recant
Last Line: And slave it in an houre.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


HIS REQUEST TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia, if I chance to die
Last Line: Then to live not perfected.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


HIS RETURN TO LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: From the dull confines of the drooping west
Last Line: Give thou my sacred reliques buriall.
Variant Title(s): A Return To London
Subject(s): London; Old Age


HIS SAILING FROM JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: When that day comes, whose evening sayes I'm gone
Last Line: In thy remembrance (julia.) so farewell.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


HIS SAVIOURS WORDS, GOING TO THE CROSSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have, have ye no regard, all ye
Last Line: Had he not drank them up for you.
Subject(s): Christianity; Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


HIS TEARS [TEARES] TO THAMESIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I send, I send here my supremest kiss
Last Line: Receive this vow, so fare-ye-well for ever.


HIS WEAKNESSE IN WOES    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot suffer; and in this, my part
Last Line: Of patience wants. Grief breaks the stoutest heart.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


HIS WISH (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: It is sufficient if we pray
Last Line: Let me alone to fit the mind.


HIS WISH (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Fat be my hinde; unlearned be my wife
Last Line: Singing about my everlasting fire.


HIS WISH TO GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I would to god, that mine old age might have
Last Line: Reading thy bible, and my book; so end.
Subject(s): God; Old Age


HIS WISH TO PRIVACIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me a cell
Last Line: In teares.
Subject(s): Privacy


HIS WORDS TO CHRIST, GOING TO THE CROSSE    Poem Text    
First Line: When thou wast taken, lord, I oft have read
Last Line: For me to flie, but now to follow thee.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


HONOURS ARE HINDRANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me honours: what are these
Last Line: To my heaven lesse run, then flie.


HOPE HEARTENS    Poem Text    
First Line: None goes to warfare, but with this intent
Last Line: The gaines must dead the feare of detriment.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


HOPE WELL AND HAVDE WELL: OR, FAIRE AFTER FOULE WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: What though the heaven be lowring now
Last Line: Then will appeare a cheerfull heaven.


HOW HIS SOULE CAME ENSNARED    Poem Text    
First Line: My soule would one day goe and seeke
Last Line: Yet freedome, shee enjoyes withall.
Subject(s): Love


HOW LILES CAME WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: White though ye be; yet lillies, know
Last Line: And made ye white.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


HOW MARIGOLDS CAME YELLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Jealous girls these sometimes were
Last Line: Yellow, markt for jealousie.
Subject(s): Flowers; Jealousy; Marigolds


HOW PANSIES OR HEART-EASE CAME FIRST    Poem Text    
First Line: Frolic [frollick] virgins once these were
Last Line: Gave them hearts-ease turn'd to flow'rs.
Variant Title(s): How The Heart's Ease First Came


HOW PRIMROSES CAME GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Virgins, time-past, known were these
Last Line: Sickly girles, they beare of you.
Subject(s): Primroses


HOW ROSES CAME RED (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses at first were white
Last Line: The roses first came red.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


HOW ROSES CAME RED (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis said, as cupid danc't among
Last Line: Made it for ever after red.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


HOW SPRINGS CAME FIRST    Poem Text    
First Line: These springs were maidens once that loved
Last Line: In nothing changed but in their name.
Subject(s): Springs (Water)


HOW THE WALLFLOWER CAME FIRST AND WHY SO CALLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Why this flower is now called so
Last Line: Now, the flower of the wall.
Subject(s): Flowers


HOW VIOLETS CAME BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love on a day, wise poets tell
Last Line: Her blowes did make ye blew.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Violets


HUMILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Humble we must be, if to heaven we go
Last Line: Grace is increased by humility.
Subject(s): Humility


HUNGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Aske me what hunger is, and ile reply
Last Line: Tis but a fierce desire of hot and drie.
Subject(s): Hunger


I CALL AND I CALL    Poem Text    
First Line: I call, I call, who do ye call?
Last Line: Speak but the word, and ile take you.


ILL GOVERNMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Preposterous is that government, (and rude)
Last Line: When kings obey the wilder multitude.
Subject(s): Democracy


IMPOSSIBILITIES, TO HIS FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: My faithful friend, if you can see
Last Line: Her love me once, who now hates me.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


IN PRAISE OF WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: O jupiter, sho'd I speake ill
Last Line: Of creatures, woman is the best.
Subject(s): Women


IN THE DARKE NONE DAINTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Night hides our thefts; all faults then paydon'd be
Last Line: The chosen rubie, and the reprobate.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


JACK AND JILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Since jack and jill both wicked be
Last Line: That they no better do agree.


JEHOVAH    Poem Text    
First Line: Jehovah, as boetius saith
Last Line: No number of the plurall hath.


JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Some asked me where the rubies grew
Last Line: The quarelets of pearl.
Variant Title(s): The Rock Of Rubies, And The Quarries Of Pearls
Subject(s): Pearls; Rubies; Teeth; Toothaches


JULIA'S BED    Poem Text    
First Line: See'st thou that cloud as silver clear
Last Line: Tis julia's bed, and she sleeps there.
Subject(s): Beds; Love


JULIA'S CHURCHING, OR PURIFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Put on thy holy fillitings, and so
Last Line: Brings him not one, but many a maiden-head.


JULIA'S PETTICOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy azure robe, I did behold
Last Line: To life eternal, I co'd love.
Subject(s): Lingerie; Petticoats


KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Men are not born kings, but are men renown'd
Last Line: Chose first, confirm'd next, & at last are crown'd.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


KINGS AND TYRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known
Last Line: Kings seek their subjects good: tyrants their owne.
Subject(s): Freedom; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Dictators


KISSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me the food that satisfies a guest
Last Line: Kisses are but dry banquets to a feast.
Subject(s): Kisses


KISSES LOATHSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: I abhor the slimy kiss
Last Line: When the ruff is set elsewhere?
Subject(s): Kisses; Love


KISSING AND BUSSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Kissing and bussing differ both in this
Last Line: We busse our wantons, but our wives we kisse.
Subject(s): Kisses


KISSING USURIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Biancha, let / me pay ther debt
Last Line: Make payment for his pleasure.
Subject(s): Kisses


KNOWLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Science in god, is known to be
Last Line: A substance, not a qualitie.
Subject(s): God


LABOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Labour we must, and labour hard
Last Line: I'th forum here, or vineyard.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


LARGE BOUNDS DOE BUT BURY US    Poem Text    
First Line: All things o'r-rul'd are here by chance
Last Line: Serves but for place of buriall.
Subject(s): Mortality


LARR'S PORTION, OR THE POETS PART    Poem Text    
First Line: At my homely country-seat
Last Line: Part is my peculiar.


LASCIVIOUSNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lasciviousnesse is known to be
Last Line: The sister to saturitie.
Subject(s): Lust


LAUGH AND LIE DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Y'ave laugh enough (sweet) vary now your text
Last Line: And laugh no more; or laugh, and lie down next.
Subject(s): Laughter


LAWES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When lawes full power have to sway, we see
Last Line: Little or no part there of tyrannie.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


LAWES (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who violates the customes, hurts the health
Last Line: Not of one man, but all the common-wealth.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


LAXARE FIBULAM    Poem Text    
First Line: To loose the button, is no lesse
Last Line: Then to cast off all bashfulnesse.
Subject(s): Bashfulness; Shyness


LEANDERS OBSEQUIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When as leander young was drown'd
Last Line: But that his teares forbad the rest.
Subject(s): Hero & Leander; Leander


LENITIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis the chyrurgions praise, and height of art
Last Line: Not to cut off, but cure the vicious part.


LEPROSIE IN CLOATHES    Poem Text    
First Line: When flowing garments I behold
Last Line: Where vertue walkes, not those that flow.
Subject(s): Leprosy; Lepers


LEPROSIE IN HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: When to a house I come, and see
Last Line: A house spred through with leprosie.
Subject(s): Leprosy; Lepers


LEVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a leven, and a loving kisse
Last Line: The leven of a loving sweet-heart is.
Subject(s): Love


LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Those ills that mortall men endure
Last Line: Shakes the whole roofe, or ruines all.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIFE IS THE BODIES LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Life is the bodies light; which once declining
Last Line: And dismall darknesse then doth smutch the face.
Variant Title(s): Life Is The Body's Light


LIKE LOVES HIS LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like will to like, each creature loves his kinde
Last Line: Chaste words proceed still from a bashfull minde.


LIKE PATTERN, LIKE PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the height of justice, that to doe
Last Line: Or to the good, or evill action.
Subject(s): Justice


LINES HAVE THEIR LININGS, AND BOOKES THEIR BUCKRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: As in our clothes, so likewise he who lookes
Last Line: Shall find much farcing buckram in our books.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


LIP-LABOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the old scripture I have often read
Last Line: Without the heart, lip-labour nothing is.


LIPS TONGUELESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: For my part, I never care
Last Line: For to tell, not publish it.


LITTLE AND LOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Little you are; for womans sake be proud
Last Line: For my sake next, (though little) be not loud.
Subject(s): Size & Shape; Height


LITTLENESSE NO CAUSE OF LEANNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: One feeds on lard, and yet is leane
Last Line: Jove prospers my meat, more then his.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


LOADING AND UNLOADING    Poem Text    
First Line: God loads, and unloads, (thus his work begins)
Last Line: To load with blessings, and unload from sins.
Subject(s): God


LONG AND LAZIE    Poem Text    
First Line: That was the proverb. Let my mistresse be
Last Line: Lasie to others, but be long to me.


LONG LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The longer thred of life we spin
Last Line: The more occasion still to sin.


LONG LOOKT FOR COMES AT LAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Though long it be, yeeres may repay the debt
Last Line: None loseth that, which he in time may get.
Subject(s): Patience


LOSSE FROM THE LEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Great men by small meanes oft are overthrown
Last Line: He's lord of thy life, who contemnes his own.


LOTS TO BE LIKED    Poem Text    
First Line: Learn this of me, where e'er thy lot doth fall
Last Line: Short lot, or not, to be content with all.
Subject(s): Contentment


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: This axiom I have often heard
Last Line: Kings ought to be more lov'd, then fear'd.


LOVE DISLIKES NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatsoever thing I see
Last Line: I'm a man for ev'ry sceane.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE IS A SIRRUP    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a sirrup; and who er'e we see
Last Line: Ther's loathsomnesse e'en in the sweets of love.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE KILL'D BY LACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me be warme; let me be fully fed
Last Line: I shall dislike, what once I lov'd before.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


LOVE LIGHTLY PLEASED    Poem Text    
First Line: Let faire or foule my mistresse be
Last Line: My love will fit each historie.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE ME LITTLE, LOVE ME LONG    Poem Text    
First Line: You say, to me-wards your affection's strong
Last Line: Grown violent, do's either die, or tire.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


LOVE PALPABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I prest my julia's lips, and in the kisse
Last Line: Her soule and love were palpable in this.
Subject(s): Kisses


LOVE PERFUMES ALL PARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: If I kisse anthea's brest
Last Line: When she lyes with jove, then she.
Subject(s): Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


LOVE WHAT IT IS    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a circle, that doth restless move
Last Line: In the same sweet eternity of love.
Variant Title(s): What Love Is
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S PLAY AT PUSH-PIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Love and my selfe (beleeve me) on a day
Last Line: The finger bled, but burnt was all my heart.
Subject(s): Love


LOVERS HOW THEY COME AND PART    Poem Text    
First Line: A gyges ring they bear about them still
Last Line: Where e're they met, or parting place has been.
Subject(s): Love


LYRICK FOR LEGACIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold I've none, for use or show
Last Line: As my last remembrances.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


MAIDS NAY'S ARE NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Maids nay's are nothing, they are shie
Last Line: But to desire what they denie.


MANNA    Poem Text    
First Line: That manna, which god on his people cast
Last Line: Fitted it self to ev'ry feeders tast.


MANS DYING-PLACE UNCERTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Man knowes where first he ships himselfe; but he
Last Line: Never can tell, where shall his landing be.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MARTHA, MARTHA    Poem Text    
First Line: The repetition of the name made known
Last Line: No other, then christs full affection.


MATTENS, OR MORNING PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: When with the virgin morning thou dost rose
Last Line: Shall make thy actions with their ends to meet.
Subject(s): Prayer


MEANE THINGS OVERCOME MIGHTY    Poem Text    
First Line: By the weak'st means things mighty are o'rethrown
Last Line: He's lord of thy life, who contemnes his own.


MEAT WITHOUT MIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Eaten I have; and though I had good cheere
Last Line: Or sup, there wants the incense and the wine.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


MEN MIND NO STATE IN SICKNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: That flow of gallants which approach
Last Line: No joy to thee their sickly lord.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


MERCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mercy, the wise athenians held to be
Last Line: Not an affection, but a deitie.
Subject(s): Mercy


MERCY AND LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: God hath two wings, which he doth ever move
Last Line: And with the last he still directs the just.
Subject(s): God


MERITS MAKE THE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Our honours, and our commendations be
Last Line: Due to the merits, not authoritie.


MIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: True mirth resides not in the smiling skin
Last Line: The sweetest solace is to act no sin.


MISERIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Though hourly comforts from the gods we see
Last Line: No life is yet life-proofe from miserie.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


MODERATION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In things a moderation keepe
Last Line: Kings ought to sheare, not skin their sheepe.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Moderation; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


MODERATION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let moderation on thy passions waite
Last Line: Who loves too much, too much the lov'd will hate.
Subject(s): Moderation


MONEY GETS THE MASTERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fight thou with shafts of silver, and o'rcome
Last Line: When no force else can get the masterdome.
Subject(s): Money


MONEY MAKES THE MIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: When all birds els do of their musick faile
Last Line: Money's the still-sweet-singing nightingale.
Subject(s): Money


MONTES SCRIPTURARUM, THE MOUNTS OF THE SCRIPTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: The mountains of the scriptures are (some say)
Last Line: Th' apostles mounts of the new testament.


MORA SPONSI, THE STAY OF THE BRIDEGROOME    Poem Text    
First Line: The time the bridegroom stayes from hence
Last Line: Is but the time of penitence.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


MORE MODEST, MORE MANLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis still observ'd, those men most valiant are
Last Line: That are most modest ere they come to warre.
Subject(s): Modesty


MORE POTENT, LESS PECCANT    Poem Text    
First Line: He that may sin, sins least; leave to transgresse
Last Line: Enfeebles much the seeds of wickednesse.
Subject(s): Sin


MOST WORDS, LESSE WORKES    Poem Text    
First Line: In desp'rate cases all, or most are known
Last Line: Commanders, few for execution.


MR. HERRICK HIS DAUGHTER'S DOWRYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere I goe hence and bee noe more
Last Line: Nourish in's breast, a tree of life.


MR. ROBERT HERICKE HIS FARWELL UNTO POETRIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I haue behelde two louers in a night
Last Line: Doing's, the fruite of doinge well, farwell.


MRS. ELIZ. WHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF THE LOST SHEPHERDESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the myrtles [mirtles] as I walkt
Last Line: Like those short sweets ere knit together.
Subject(s): Flowers


MULTITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: We trust not to the multitude in warre
Last Line: But to the stout; and those that skilfull are.


NEED    Poem Text    
First Line: Who begs to die for fear of human need
Last Line: Wisheth his body, not his soule, good speed.


NEGLECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Art quickens nature; care will make a face
Last Line: Neglected beauty perisheth apace.
Subject(s): Beauty


NEUTRALITY LOATHSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: God will have all, or none; serve him, or fall
Last Line: Abhor, and spew out all neutralities.
Variant Title(s): Ye Cannot Serve God And Mannon'
Subject(s): Freedom; Worship; Liberty


NEVER TOO LATE TO DYE    Poem Text    
First Line: No man comes late unto that place from whence
Last Line: Never man yet had a regredience.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


NO ACTION HARD TO AFFECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing hard, or harsh can prove
Last Line: Unto those that truly love.
Subject(s): Love


NO BASHFULNESSE IN BEGGING    Poem Text    
First Line: To get thine ends, lay bashfulnesse aside
Last Line: Who feares to aske, doth teach to be deny'd.
Subject(s): Bashfulness; Shyness


NO COMING TO GOD WITHOUT CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Good and great god! How sho'd I feare
Last Line: Wo'd see thy face, and he not by.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


NO DANGER TO MEN DESPERATE    Poem Text    
First Line: When feare admits no hope of safety, then
Last Line: Necessity makes dastards valiant men.


NO DESPRIGHT TO THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Reproach we may the living; not the dead
Last Line: Tis cowardice to bite the buried.


NO DIFFERENCE I' TH' DARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Night makes no difference 'twixt the priest and clark
Last Line: Jone as my lady is as good I'th' dark.
Subject(s): Lust


NO ESCAPING THE SCOURGING    Poem Text    
First Line: God scourgeth some severely, some he spares
Last Line: But all in smart have lesse, or greater shares.
Subject(s): God


NO FAULT IN WOMEN TO REFUSE       


NO LOATHSOMENESS IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: What I fancy, I approve, / no dislike there is in love
Last Line: She's to me a paragon.
Subject(s): Love


NO LUCK IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I doe love I know not what
Last Line: He who must be, shall be poore.
Subject(s): Love


NO MAN WITHOUT MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: No man such rare parts hath, that he can swim
Last Line: If favour or occasion helpe not him.
Subject(s): Money


NO PAIN, NO GAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: If little labour, little are our gaines
Last Line: Mans fortunes are according to his paines.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


NO SHIPWRECK OF VIRTUE. TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou sail'st with others, in this argus here
Last Line: And 'midst a thousand gulfs to be secure.
Subject(s): Disasters; Shipwrecks


NO SPOUSE BUT A SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: A bachelour I will
Last Line: And kisse, but yet be chaste.
Subject(s): Single People; Women; Bachelors; Unmarried People


NO TIME IN ETERNITIE    Poem Text    
First Line: By houres we all live here, in heaven is known
Last Line: No spring of time, or times succession.
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


NO WANT WHERE THERE'S LITTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: To bread and water none is poore
Last Line: Nature with little is content.


NONE FREE FROM FAULT    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the world he must, who once comes in
Last Line: No man exempted is from death, or sinne.
Subject(s): Sin


NONE TRULY HAPPY HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy's that man, to whom god gives
Last Line: No man is blest through ev'ry part.


NOR BUYING OR SELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, if you love me, tell me
Last Line: Ile give, if thou deny me.


NORTH AND SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The jewes their beds, and offices of ease
Last Line: Gods wayes and walks, which lie still east and west.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


NOT EVERY DAY FIT FOR VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not ev'ry day, that I
Last Line: That brave spirit comes agen.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Inspiration; Creativity


NOT TO COVET MUCH WHERE LITTLE IS THE CHARGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why sho'd we covet much, when as we know
Last Line: W'ave more to beare our charge, then way to go?


NOT TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: He that will not love, must be
Last Line: Little thou't love, or not at all.
Subject(s): Love


NOTHING FREE-COST    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing comes free-cost here; jove will not let
Last Line: His gifts go from him; if not bought with sweat.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


NOTHING NEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing is new: we walk where others went
Last Line: Ther's no vice now, but has his president.


OBEDIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The power of princes rests in the consent
Last Line: Low, and of thrones the ancient majesty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Obedience; Liberty


OBEDIENCE IN SUBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The gods to kings the judgement give to sway
Last Line: The subjects onely glory to obay.
Subject(s): Obedience


OBERON'S FEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Shapcot! To thee the fairy state
Last Line: Grace by his priest; the feast is ended.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


OBERONS PALACE    Poem Text    
First Line: After the feast (my shapcot) see
Last Line: He'll do no doubt; this flax is spun.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


OBSERVATION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who to the north, or south, doth set
Last Line: His bed, male children shall beget.
Subject(s): Birth; Conception; Mnemonics; Child Birth; Midwifery


OBSERVATION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The jewes, when they built houses (I have read)
Last Line: Cities most sad and dire destruction.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


OBSERVATION (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: The virgin-mother stood at distance (there)
Last Line: And then to weep they both were licensed.
Subject(s): Bible; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Theology


OF LOVE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ile get me hence
Last Line: Will storme, or starving take here.
Subject(s): Love


OF LOVE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not love, nor can it be
Last Line: Kil'd by a frost or by a flame.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


OF LOVE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Instruct me now, what love will do
Last Line: Twill hurt and heal a heart piero'd through.
Subject(s): Love


OF LOVE; A SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: How love came in, I do not know
Last Line: The out-let then is from the heart.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


ON A PERFUM'D LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: You say y'are sweet; how sho'd we know
Last Line: Then we shall smell how sweet you be.
Subject(s): Perfume


ON FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is my comfort, when she's most unkind
Last Line: She can but spoile me of my meanes, not mind.
Subject(s): Fortune


ON GELLI-FLOWERS BEGOTTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: What was't that fell but now
Last Line: I'm sure they'l fashion roses.
Subject(s): Flowers


ON HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Permit mine eyes to see
Last Line: To voices, say, amen.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


ON HIMSELFE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Here down my wearied limbs I'll lay
Last Line: From scaring you or yours this night.
Subject(s): Consolation


ON HIMSELFE (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lost to the world; lost to my selfe; alone
Last Line: In depth of silence, heard, and seene of none.


ON HIMSELFE (11)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me not live, if I not love
Last Line: All pleasures meet in woman-kind.
Subject(s): Love


ON HIMSELFE (12)    Poem Text    
First Line: A wearied pilgrim, I have wandered here
Last Line: Their ends for pleasure, do not live, but last.
Subject(s): Pleasure


ON HIMSELFE (13)    Poem Text    
First Line: I will no longer kiss
Last Line: And all my troubles too.


ON HIMSELFE (14)    Poem Text    
First Line: One eare tingles; some there be
Last Line: I will give them thanks for it.


ON HIMSELFE (15)    Poem Text    
First Line: Il'e write no more of love; but now repent
Last Line: And that my dust was to the earth commended.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


ON HIMSELFE (16)    Poem Text    
First Line: The worke is done; young men, and maidens set
Last Line: The muses will weare blackes, when I am dead.


ON HIMSELFE (17)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love-sick I am, and must endure
Last Line: And that is death, the end of woe.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


ON HIMSELFE (18)    Poem Text    
First Line: Young I was, but now am old
Last Line: That our love out-lasts our yeeres.
Subject(s): Aging


ON HIMSELFE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I feare no earthly powers
Last Line: Who knowes to live to morrow?


ON HIMSELFE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Aske me, why I do not sing
Last Line: And my tongue at one time mute.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


ON HIMSELFE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Borne I was to meet with age
Last Line: Drinking wine, & crown'd with flowres.
Subject(s): Self


ON HIMSELFE (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Some parts may perish; dye thou canst not all
Last Line: The most of thee shall scape the funerall.


ON HIMSELFE (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Live by thy muse thou shalt; when other die
Last Line: Here shall endure thy vast dominion.


ON HIMSELFE (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ile sing no more, nor will I longer write
Last Line: No more my dirges, and my trentalls have.
Subject(s): Herrick, Robert (1591-1674); Poetry & Poets


ON HIMSELFE (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: If that my fate has now fulfill'd my yeere
Last Line: By the dead bones of our deare ancestrie.


ON HIMSELFE (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: Weepe for the dead, for they have lost this light
Last Line: Who writ for many. Benedicite.


ON HIS BOOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bound (almost) now of my book I see
Last Line: Are lost, and theirs, in everlasting night.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


ON JULIA'S BREATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathe, julia, breathe, and I'll protest
Last Line: Are circumfused there.
Subject(s): Breath


ON JULIA'S LIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet are my julia's lips and cleane
Last Line: As if or'e washt in hippocrene.
Subject(s): Lips


ON JULIA'S PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: How am I ravisht! When I do but see
Last Line: When once he gives it incarnation?
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


ON LOVE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love bade me ask a gift
Last Line: That long I love not any.
Subject(s): Love


ON LOVE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a kind of warre; hence those who feare
Last Line: No cowards must his royall ensignes beare.
Subject(s): Love


ON LOVE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: That love 'twixt men do's ever longest last
Last Line: Where war and peace the dice by turns doe cast.
Subject(s): Love


ON LOVE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love's of it self, too sweet; the best of all
Last Line: Is, when loves hony has a dash of gall.
Subject(s): Love


ON POET PRAT, EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Prat he writes satyres; but herein's the fault
Last Line: In no one satyre there's a mite of salt.


ON TOMASIN PARSONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Grow up in beauty, as thou do'st begin
Last Line: And be of all admired, tomasin.
Subject(s): Beauty


ONCE POOR, STILL PENURIOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Goes the world now, it will with thee goe hard
Last Line: Who is penurious, he shall still be poore.
Subject(s): Poverty


ONCE SEEN, AND NO MORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thousands each day passe by, which wee
Last Line: Once past and gone, no more shall see.
Subject(s): Morality; Ethics


ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Orpheus he went (as poets tell)
Last Line: Him and euridice for ever.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


OUR OWN SINNES UNSEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Other mens sins wee ever beare in mind
Last Line: None sees the fardell of his faults behind.
Subject(s): Sin


OUT OF TIME, OUT OF TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: We blame, nay we despise her paines
Last Line: To drench, but not to drown our seed.


PAINE AND PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: God suffers not his saints, and servants deere
Last Line: Gives them by turnes their grief and jollitie.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


PAINE ENDS IN PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Afflictions bring us joy in times to come
Last Line: When sins, by stripes, to us grow wearisome.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


PAINES WITHOUT PROFIT    Poem Text    
First Line: A long-lifes-day I've taken paines
Last Line: And work no more; but shut up shop.


PAINTING SOMETIMES PERMITTED    Poem Text    
First Line: If nature do deny
Last Line: Colours, let art supply.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Paradise is (as from the learn'd I gather)
Last Line: A quire of blest soules circling in the father.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


PARCELL-GIL'T-POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's strive to be the best; the gods, we know it
Last Line: Pillars and men, hate an indifferent poet.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


PARDON    Poem Text    
First Line: God pardons those, who do through frailty sin
Last Line: But never those that persevere therein.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


PARDONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those ends in war the best contentment bring
Last Line: Whose peace is made up with a pardoning.


PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Were there not a matter known
Last Line: There wo'd be no passion.
Subject(s): Passion


PATIENCE IN PRINCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Kings must not use the axe for each offence
Last Line: Princes cure some faults by their patience.
Subject(s): Patience


PATIENCE, OR COMFORT IN CROSSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Abundant plagues I late have had
Last Line: Of suffring gives me patience.
Subject(s): Patience


PEACE NOT PERMANENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Great cities seldome rest; if there be none
Last Line: T'invade from far: they'l finde worse foes at home.
Subject(s): Cities; Peace; Urban Life


PENITENCE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who after his transgression doth repent
Last Line: Is halfe, or altogether innocent.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


PENITENCE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The doctors, in the talmud, say
Last Line: More worth, then heav'ns eternitie.
Subject(s): Jews; Repentance; Judaism; Penitence


PENITENCIE    Poem Text    
First Line: A mans transgression god do's then remit
Last Line: When man he makes a penitent for it.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


PERSECUTIONS PROFITABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Afflictions they most profitable are
Last Line: The first by patience, and the last by paine.


PERSECUTIONS PURIFIE    Poem Text    
First Line: God strikes his church, but 'tis to this intent
Last Line: Tis not to poyson, but to make thee pure.
Subject(s): Punishment


PERSEVERANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou begun an act? Ne're then give o're
Last Line: No man despaires to do what's done before.
Subject(s): Perseverance


PHYSITIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Physitians fight not against men; but these
Last Line: Combate for men, by conquering the disease.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


PITIE TO THE PROSTRATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis worse than barbarous cruely to show
Last Line: No part of pitie on a conquer'd foe.
Subject(s): Pity


PITTIE, AND PUNISHMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: God doth embrace the good with love; & gaines
Last Line: The good by mercy, as the bad by paines.
Subject(s): Punishment


PLEASURES PERNICIOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where pleasures rule a kingdome, never there
Last Line: Is sober virtue, seen to move her sphere.
Subject(s): Pleasure


PLOTS NOT STILL PROSPEROUS    Poem Text    
First Line: All are not ill plots, that doe sometimes faile
Last Line: Nor those false vows, which oft times don't prevaile


POETRY PERPETUATES THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I my selfe might likewise die
Last Line: When all now dead shall re-appeare.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wantons we are; and though our words be such
Last Line: Our lives do differ from our lines by much.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POLLICIE IN PRINCES    Poem Text    
First Line: That princes may possess a surer seat
Last Line: Tis fit they make no one with them too great.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


POSSESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those possessions short-liv'd are
Last Line: Into the which we come by warre.
Subject(s): War


POSTING TO PRINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Let others to the printing presse run fast
Last Line: Since after death comes glory, ile not haste.
Subject(s): Haste


POTENTATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Love and the graces evermore do wait
Last Line: Upon the man that is a potentate.


POVERTY AND RICHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Give want her welcome if she comes; we find
Last Line: Riches to be but burthens to the mind.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


POVERTY THE GREATEST PACK    Poem Text    
First Line: To mortall men great lords alloted be
Last Line: But of all packs, no pack like poverty.
Subject(s): Poverty


POWER AND PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis never, or but seldom knowne
Last Line: Power and peace to keep one throne.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


PRAY AND PROSPER    Poem Text    
First Line: First offer incense, then thy field and meads
Last Line: Pray once, twice pray; and turn thy ground to gold.
Subject(s): Prayer


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: A prayer, that is said alone
Last Line: But earth: such vowes nere reach gods eare.
Subject(s): Prayer


PRAYERS MUST HAVE POISE    Poem Text    
First Line: God he rejects all prayers that are sleight
Last Line: And want their poise: words outht to have their weight.
Subject(s): Prayer


PRECEPTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Good precepts we must firmly hold
Last Line: By daily learning we wax old.


PREDESTINATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Predestination is the cause alone
Last Line: Of many standing, but of fall to none.
Subject(s): Predestination


PRESCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods prescience makes none sinfull; but th' offence
Last Line: Of man's the chief cause of gods prescience.
Subject(s): God


PRESENCE AND ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: When what is lov'd, is present, love doth spring
Last Line: But being absent, love lies languishing.
Subject(s): Love


PRESENT GOVERNMENT GRIEVOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Men are suspicious; prone to discontent
Last Line: Subjects still loath the present government.
Subject(s): Government


PREVISION, OR PROVISION    Poem Text    
First Line: That prince takes soone enough the victors roome
Last Line: Who first provides, not to be overcome.


PRIDE ALLOWABLE IN POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: As thou deserv'st, be proud; then gladly let
Last Line: The muse give thee the delphick coronet.
Subject(s): Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


PRINCES AND FAVOURITES    Poem Text    
First Line: Princes and fav'rites are most deere, while they
Last Line: When these can aske, and kings can give no more.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


PROOF TO NO PURPOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: You see this gentle streame, that glides
Last Line: By ruffling winds, about the world.


PURGATORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Readers wee entreat ye pray
Last Line: That your teares may coole her fires.
Subject(s): Purgatory


PURPOSES    Poem Text    
First Line: No wrath of men, or rage of seas
Last Line: That he holds firmly to the end.


PUTREFACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Putrefaction is the end
Last Line: Of all that nature doth entend.
Subject(s): Decay; Rot; Decadence


RAGGS    Poem Text    
First Line: What are our patches, tatters, raggs, and rents
Last Line: But the base dregs and lees of vestiments?


RAPINE BRINGS RUINE    Poem Text    
First Line: What's got by justice is establisht sure
Last Line: No kingdomes got by rapine long endure.
Subject(s): Injustice


READINESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The readinesse of doing, doth expresse
Last Line: No other, but the doers willingnesse.


RECOMPENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who plants an olive, but to eate the oile?
Last Line: Reward, we know, is the chiefe end of toile.
Subject(s): Rewards


REGRESSION SPOILES RESOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou attempted greatnesse? Then go on
Last Line: Back-turning slackens resolution.


REPLETION    Poem Text    
First Line: Physitians say repletion springs
Last Line: More from the sweet then sower things.
Subject(s): Fullness; Satiation


REST    Poem Text    
First Line: On with thy worke, though thou beest hardly prest
Last Line: Labour is held up, by the hope of rest.
Subject(s): Rest


REST REFRESHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay by the good a while; a resting field
Last Line: Continuall reaping makes a land wax old.
Subject(s): Rest


REVENGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mans disposition is for to requite
Last Line: Revenge is pleasing to us, as our gaine.
Subject(s): Revenge


REVERENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: True rev'rence is (as cassiodore doth prove)
Last Line: The feare of god, commixt with cleanly love
Subject(s): Worship


REVERENCE TO RICHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Like to the income must be our expence
Last Line: Mans fortune must be had in reverence.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


REWARD AND PUNISHMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: All things are open to these two events
Last Line: Or to rewards, or else to punishments.
Subject(s): Punishment; Rewards


REWARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Still to our gains our chief respect is had
Last Line: Reward it is, that makes us good or bad.


RICHES AND POVERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: God co'd have made all rich, or all men poore
Last Line: Had all been poore, who had his bounty seen?
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


ROARING    Poem Text    
First Line: Roaring is nothing but a weeping part
Last Line: Fore'd from the mighty dolour of the heart.


RULES FOR OUR REACH    Poem Text    
First Line: Men must have bounds how farre to walke; for we
Last Line: Are made farre worse, by lawless liberty.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


SABBATHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sabbaths are threefold, (as s. Austine sayes)
Last Line: The last the sabbath of eternitie.
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sunday


SAEFTY TO LOOK TO ONES SELFE    Poem Text    
First Line: For my neighbour ile not know
Last Line: Has not whence to sink at all.


SAFETY ON THE SHORE    Poem Text    
First Line: What though the sea be calme? Trust to the shore
Last Line: Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc't before.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SAINT DISTAFFS DAY, OR THE MORROW AFTER THE TWELFTH DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Partly worke and partly play
Last Line: To his owne vocation.


SALUTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ, I have read, did to his chaplains say
Last Line: Salute we must, nor strangers, kin, or friends.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


SATAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When we 'gainst satan stoutly fight, the more
Last Line: Whom ease makes his, without the help of blowes.
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


SATISFACTION FOR SUFFERINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: For all our workes, a recompence is sure
Last Line: Tis sweet to thinke on what was hard t' endure.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SAUCE FOR SORROWES    Poem Text    
First Line: Although our suffering meet with no reliefe
Last Line: An equall mind is the best sauce for griefe.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SEEKE AND FINDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt
Last Line: Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
Subject(s): Perseverance


SHAME, NO STATIST (AFTER LUCAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: Shame is a bad attendant to a state
Last Line: He rents his crown, that feares the peoples hate.
Subject(s): Shame


SHIP-WRACK    Poem Text    
First Line: He, who has suffer'd ship-wrack, feares to saile
Last Line: Upon the seas, though with a gentle gale.
Subject(s): Disasters; Shipwrecks


SHORT AND LONG BOTH LIKES    Poem Text    
First Line: This lady's short, that mistresse she is tall
Last Line: But long or short, I'm well content with all.
Subject(s): Size & Shape; Height


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Suffer thy legs, but not thy tongue to walk
Last Line: God, the most wise, is sparing of his talk.
Subject(s): Silence


SIN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin leads the way, but as it goes, it feels
Last Line: The following plague still treading on his heels.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin once reacht up to gods eternall sphere
Last Line: And was committed, not remitted there.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin no existence; nature none it hath
Last Line: Or good at all, (as learn'd aquinas saith.)
Subject(s): Sin


SIN (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no evill that we do commit
Last Line: Drawes out th' elixar of true penitence.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin never slew a soule, unlesse there went
Last Line: Along with it some tempting blandishment.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sin is the cause of death; and sin's alone
Last Line: Our destination to eternall woe.
Subject(s): Hell; Predestination; Sin


SIN (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: There's no constraint to do amisse
Last Line: Whereas but one enforcement is.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN AND STRIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: After true sorrow for our sinnes, our strife
Last Line: Must last with satan, to the end of life.
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


SIN SEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When once the sin has fully acted been
Last Line: Then is the horror of the trespasse seen.
Subject(s): Sin


SIN SEVERELY PUNISHT    Poem Text    
First Line: God in his own day will be then severe
Last Line: To punish great sins, who small faults whipt here.
Subject(s): Sin


SINCERITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wash clean the vessell, lest ye soure
Last Line: What ever liquor in ye powre.


SINGLE LIFE MOST SECURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Suspicion, discontent, and strife
Last Line: Come in for dowrie with a wife.
Subject(s): Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


SINNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sinners confounded are a twofold way
Last Line: Or when, for sins, men suffer punishment.
Subject(s): Sin


SINS LOATH'D, AND YET LOV'D    Poem Text    
First Line: Shame checks our first attempts; but then 'tis prov'd
Last Line: Sins first dislik'd, are after that belov'd.
Subject(s): Sin


SLAVERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis liberty to serve one lord; but he
Last Line: Who many serves, serves base servility.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


SMART    Poem Text    
First Line: Stripes justly given yerk us (with their fall)
Last Line: But causelesse whipping smarts the most of all.
Subject(s): Punishment


SOBRIETY IN SEARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: To seek of god more then we well can find
Last Line: Argues a strong distemper of the mind.


SOCIETY    Poem Text    
First Line: Two things do make society to stand
Last Line: The first commerce is, & the next command.


SOFT MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The mellow touch of musick most doth wound
Last Line: The soule, when it doth rather sigh, then sound.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


SOME COMFORT IN CALAMITY    Poem Text    
First Line: To conquer'd men, some comfort 'tis to fall
Last Line: By th'hand of him who is the generall.


SORROWES    Poem Text    
First Line: Sorrowes our portion are: ere hence we goe
Last Line: Crosses we must have; or, hereafter woe.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SORROWS SUCCEED    Poem Text    
First Line: When one is past, another care we have
Last Line: Thus woe succeeds a woe; as wave a wave.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SPEAK IN SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: When times are troubled, then forbeare; but speak
Last Line: When a cleare day, out of a cloud do's break.


STEAM IN SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: If meat the gods give, I the steam
Last Line: If we the roste have, they the smell.


STOOL-BALL    Poem Text    
First Line: At stool-ball, lucia, let us play
Last Line: And have for all a kisse.
Subject(s): Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


STRENGTH TO SUPPORT SOVEREIGNTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let kings and rulers, learne this line from me
Last Line: Where power is weake, unsafe is majestie.


STUDIES TO BE SUPPORTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Studies themselves will languish and decay
Last Line: When either price, or praise is ta'ne away.


SUFFER THAT THOU CANST NOT SHIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Do's fortune rend thee? Beare with thy hard fate
Last Line: Vertue best loves those children that she beates.


SUFFERANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hope of ease to come
Last Line: Let's endure one martyrdome.
Subject(s): Martyrs


SUFFERINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: We merit all we suffer, and by far
Last Line: More stripes, then god layes on the sufferer
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SUPREME FORTUNE FALLS SOONEST    Poem Text    
First Line: While leanest beasts in pastures feed
Last Line: The fattest oxe the first must bleed.


SURFEITS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bad are all surfeits: but physitians call
Last Line: That surfeit tooke by bread, the worst of all.


SUSPICION MAKES SECURE    Poem Text    
First Line: He that will live of all cares dispossest
Last Line: Must shun the bad, I, and suspect the best.


SWEETNESS IN SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not greatness they require
Last Line: Those eternall essences.


TAPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those tapers, which we set upon the grave
Last Line: So live in heaven, in everlasting light.


TEARES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Teares most prevaile; with teares too thou mayst move
Last Line: Rocks to relent, and coyest maids to love.
Subject(s): Tears


TEARES (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Our present teares here (not our present laughter)
Last Line: Are but the handsells of our joyes hereafter.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


TEARES (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: God from our eyes all teares hereafter wipes
Last Line: And gives his children kisses then, not stripes.
Subject(s): God


TEARES (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: The teares of saints more sweet by farre
Last Line: Then all the songs of sinners are.
Subject(s): Saints


TEARES AND LAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Knew'st thou, one moneth wo'd take thy life away
Last Line: Thou'dst weep; but laugh, sho'd it not last a day.


TEARES ARE TONGUES    Poem Text    
First Line: When julia chid, I stood as mute the while
Last Line: The eyes by tears speak, while the tongue is mute.
Subject(s): Tears


TEMPORALL GOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: These temp'rall goods god (the most wise) commends
Last Line: Being, oft here, the just mans portion.


TEMPTATION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Those saints, which god loves best
Last Line: The devill tempts not least.
Subject(s): Temptation


TEMPTATION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God tempted no one (as s. Aug'stine saith)
Last Line: But none, of purpose, to be overcome.
Subject(s): Temptation


TEMPTATIONS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Temptations hurt not, though they have accesse
Last Line: Satan o'recomes none, but by willingnesse.
Subject(s): Temptation


TEMPTATIONS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No man is tempted so, but may o'recome
Last Line: If that he has a will to masterdome.
Subject(s): Temptation


THANKSGIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thanksgiving for a former, doth invite
Last Line: God to bestow a second benefit.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving


THE ADMONITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Seest thou those diamonds which she weares
Last Line: She that will weare thy teares, wo'd weare thine eyes.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE AMBER BEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a fly [flie] within a bead [beade]
Last Line: More rich then cleopatra's tombe.


THE APPARITION OF HIS MISTRESS CALLING HIM TO ELYSIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Come then, and like the two doves with silv'ry wings
Last Line: But night determines here, away.


THE APRON OF FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To gather flowers sappha went
Last Line: The lap of proserpine.
Subject(s): Flowers


THE ARGUMENT OF HIS BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing of brooks, of blossoms, of birds, and bowers
Last Line: Of heaven, and hope to have it after all.
Variant Title(s): His Theme;lyric Argument;preface To Hesperides;the Argument Of Hesperides;hesperides
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; Books; Writing & Writers; Reading


THE ASSE    Poem Text    
First Line: God did forbid the israelites, to bring
Last Line: His detestation to all slothfulnesse.
Subject(s): Asses & Mules; Mules


THE BAD SEASON MAKES THE POET SAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Dull to my selfe, and almost dead to these
Last Line: Knock at a starre with my exalted head.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE BAG OF THE BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: About the sweet bag of a bee
Last Line: And gave the bag between them.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE BED-MAN, OR GRAVE-MAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast made many houses for the dead
Last Line: I'th' church-yard, made, one tenement for me.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BEGGAR TO MAB, THE FAIRIE QUEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Please your grace, from out your store
Last Line: I return your almes agen.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


THE BEGGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I a daily begger be
Last Line: Cold comfort still I'm sure lives there.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


THE BELL-MAN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: From noise of scare-fires rest ye free
Last Line: My masters all, good day to you.
Subject(s): Sleep


THE BELL-MAN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the dark, and silent night
Last Line: By the clock 'tis almost one.


THE BLEEDING HAND; OR THE SPRIG OF EGLANTINE GIVEN TO A MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: From this bleeding hand of mine
Last Line: Many thorns to be in love.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: The body is the soules poor house, or home
Last Line: Whose ribs the laths are, & whose flesh the loame.
Subject(s): Bodies


THE BONDMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Bind me but to thee with thine haire
Last Line: For ever with thee here.


THE BRACELET OF PEARLE: TO SILVIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I brake thy bracelet 'gainst my will
Last Line: Cleave thou my heart in two.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE BRACELET: TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Why I tie [tye] about thy wrist
Last Line: If I could, I would not so.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE BRIDE-CAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: This day my julia thou must make
Last Line: And for the bride-cake ther'l be spice.
Subject(s): Cakes; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE BROKEN CHRISTALL    Poem Text    
First Line: To fetch me wine my lucia went
Last Line: So with a blush, beshrew'd the deed.


THE BUBBLE; A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: To my revenge, and to her desp'rate feares
Last Line: And break thy self in shivers on her eye.


THE CANDOR OF JULIAS TEETH    Poem Text    
First Line: White as zenobias teeth, the which the girles
Last Line: Of rome did weare for their most precious pearles.
Subject(s): Teeth; Toothaches


THE CAPTIVE BEE; OR THE LITTLE FILCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: As julia once a-slumbering lay
Last Line: Hony enough to fill his hive.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE CARKANET    Poem Text    
First Line: Instead of orient pearls of jet
Last Line: My jet t'enthrall such ivorie.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE CEREMONIES FOR CANDLEMAS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Kindle the christmas brand and then
Last Line: Can do no mischiefe (there.)
Subject(s): Candlemas


THE CHANGES TO CORINNA    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not proud, but now encline
Last Line: As well as I.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE CHEWING THE CUD    Poem Text    
First Line: When well we speak, & nothing do that's good
Last Line: We then both chew the cud, and cleave the hoof.
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE CHRISTIAN MILITANT    Poem Text    
First Line: A man prepared against all ills to come
Last Line: Him to be here our christian militant.


THE CHRISTMAS PIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, guard this night the christmas pie
Last Line: To watch it.
Variant Title(s): Christmas Eve - Another Ceremony;christmasse-eve, Another Ceremonie
Subject(s): Christmas; Food & Eating; Pies; Nativity, The


THE CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Seest thou that cloud that rides in state
Last Line: Where venus sleeps (halfe smothered.)
Subject(s): Clouds


THE COBBLER'S CATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Come sit we by the fire's side
Last Line: And noses tann'd with beere.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE COMING OF GOOD LUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: So good luck came, and on my roof did light
Last Line: Are, by the sun-beams, tickel'd by degrees.
Subject(s): Luck


THE COUNTRY LIFE, TO THE HONOURED M. END. PORTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet country life, to such unknown
Last Line: Caetera desunt--
Subject(s): Country Life; Courts & Courtiers; Porter, Endymion (1587-1649); Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE COVETOUS STILL CAPTIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's live with that smal pittance that we have
Last Line: Who covets more, is evermore a slave.
Subject(s): Envy


THE CREDIT OF THE CONQUERER    Poem Text    
First Line: He who commends the vanquisht, speaks the power
Last Line: And glorifies the worthy conquerer.


THE CROWD AND COMPANY    Poem Text    
First Line: In holy meetings, there a man may be
Last Line: One of the crowd, not of the companie.


THE CRUEL MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: And cruell maid, because I see
Last Line: Love kill'd this man. No more but so.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE CURSE; A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Goe, perjur'd man; and if thou ere return
Last Line: May blow my ashes up, and strike thee blind.


THE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty, no other thing is, then a beame
Last Line: Flasht out between the middle and extreame.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE DELAYING BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why so slowly do you move?
Last Line: T'ave your blushes seen by day.
Subject(s): Marriage; Procrastination; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE DELUGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Drowning, drowning, I espie
Last Line: Of a world to drowne but one.
Subject(s): Tears


THE DEPARTURE OF THE GOOD DAEMON    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I do in poetry
Last Line: And over-read what I have writ.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE DIFFERENCE BETWIXT KINGS AND SUBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twixt kings and subjects ther's this mighty odds
Last Line: Subjects are taught by men; kings by the gods.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE DIRGE OF JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER; SUNG BY THE VIRGINS    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou, the wonder of all days [dayes]!
Last Line: And leave thee sleeping in thy urn.


THE DREAM (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Me thought, (last night) love in an anger came
Last Line: Hony to salve, where the before did sting.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DREAM (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: By dream I saw, one of the three
Last Line: Then juha weep, for I must dy.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE END (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If well thou hast begun, goe on fore-right
Last Line: It is the end that crownes us, not the fight.


THE END (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Conquer we shall, but we must first contend
Last Line: Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the end.


THE END OF HIS WORKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Part of the worke remaines; one part is past
Last Line: And here my ship rides having anchor cast.


THE ENTERTAINMENT: OR PORCH-VERSE AT THE MARRIAGE ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Weelcome! But yet no entrance, till we blesse
Last Line: Which spent, one death, bring to ye both one grave.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE EUCHARIST    Poem Text    
First Line: He that is hurt seeks help: sin is the wound
Last Line: The salve for this I'th eucharist is found.
Subject(s): Eucharist; Communion


THE EYE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Make me a heaven; and make me there
Last Line: But onely my corinna's eye?
Subject(s): Eyes


THE EYE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A wanton and lascivious eye
Last Line: Betrayes the hearts adulterie.
Subject(s): Eyes


THE EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a known principle in war
Last Line: The eies be first, that conquer'd are.
Subject(s): Eyes


THE EYES BEFORE THE EARES    Poem Text    
First Line: We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
Last Line: Our trust farre more then ten eare-witnesses.
Subject(s): Eyes


THE FAERIE TEMPLE; OR, OBERONS CHAPPELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare temples thou hast seen, I know
Last Line: Then this, the fairies once, now thine.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: If ye will with mab find grace
Last Line: Mab will pinch her by the toe.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAST, OR LENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Noah the first was (as tradition sayes)
Last Line: That did ordaine the fast of forty dayes.
Subject(s): Lent


THE FIRST MARRS OR MAKES    Poem Text    
First Line: In all our high designments, 'twill appeare
Last Line: The first event breeds confidence or feare.


THE FRANKINCENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: When my off'ring next I make
Last Line: Love may smell the frankincense.
Subject(s): Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


THE FROZEN HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: I freeze, I freeze, and nothing dwels
Last Line: Then to be thaw'd, or heated so.


THE FROZEN ZONE: OR JULIA'S DISDAINFULL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither? Say, whither shall I fly
Last Line: Me sooner starve, then those can kill.


THE FUNERAL RITES OF THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The rose was sick and smiling died
Last Line: And closed her up as in a tomb.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE GOOD NIGHT OR BLESSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Blessings, in abundance come
Last Line: On ye both; goodnight to all.


THE GOODNESSE OF HIS GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: When winds and seas do rage
Last Line: To bark, or bite, without thee?
Subject(s): God


THE HAG    Poem Text    
First Line: The hag is astride / this night for to ride
Last Line: Cal'd out by the clap of the thunder.
Subject(s): Halloween; Supernatural; Witchcraft & Witches


THE HAND AND TONGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two parts of us successively command
Last Line: The tongue in peace; but then in warre the hand.
Subject(s): Peace; War


THE HEADACHE    Poem Text    
First Line: My head doth ache
Last Line: And physic.
Subject(s): Headaches


THE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Last Line: Without the sweet concurrence of the heart.
Subject(s): Prayer


THE HOCK-CART, OR HARVEST HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Come sons of summer, by whose toile
Last Line: But for to make it spring againe.
Subject(s): Country Life; Harvest


THE HONEYCOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou hast found an honie-combe
Last Line: Marrow, and manna unto thee.
Subject(s): Honeycombs


THE HOURE-GLASSE    Poem Text    
First Line: That houre-glasse, which there ye see
Last Line: Do restless run when they are dead.
Subject(s): Hourglasses


THE INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: To sup with thee thou didst me home invite
Last Line: I'le bring a fever; since thou keep'st no fire.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Guests; Inhospitality; Visiting


THE JIMMALL RING, OR TRUE-LOVE-KNOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou sent'st to me a true-love-knot; but I
Last Line: Thy love had one knot, mine a triple tye.


THE JUDGE-MENT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: God hides from man the reck'ning day, that he
Last Line: Expect the coming of it ev'ry day.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE JUDGEMENT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: In doing justice, god shall then be known
Last Line: Who shewing mercy here, few priz'd, or none.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Among thy fancies tell me this
Last Line: Love honey yields, but never stings.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love - Beginnings


THE LAMP    Poem Text    
First Line: When a mans faith is frozen up, as dead
Last Line: Then is the lamp and oyle extinguished.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


THE LAST STROKE STRIKE SURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though by well-warding many blowes w'ave past
Last Line: That stroke most fear'd is, which is struck the last.


THE LAWNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wo'd I see lawn, clear as the heaven, and thin?
Last Line: The blush of cherries, when a lawn's cast over.
Subject(s): Skin


THE LILY IN CRYSTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: You have beheld a smiling rose
Last Line: Raise greater fires in men.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE LITANY [TO THE HOLY SPIRIT]    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hour of my distress, / when temptations me oppress
Last Line: Sweet spirit, comfort me!
Variant Title(s): His Litany To The Holy Spirit;the Holy Spirit
Subject(s): Christianity; Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit


THE MAD MAID'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Good morrow to the day so fair
Last Line: That I shall never find him!
Subject(s): Insanity; Love; Madness; Mental Illness


THE MAIDEN BLUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: So look the mornings, when the sun
Last Line: Her either cheeke with bashfullness.
Subject(s): Bashfulness; Shyness


THE MAY-POLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The may-pole is up
Last Line: Then multiply all, like to fishes.
Subject(s): May (Month)


THE MEANE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Imparitie doth ever discord bring
Last Line: The mean the musique makes in every thing.


THE MEANE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis much among the filthy to be clean
Last Line: Our heat of youth can hardly keep the mean.


THE MEDDOW VERSE OR ANNIVERSARY TO MISTRIS BRIDGET LOWMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Come with the spring-time, forth fair maid, and be
Last Line: Cherrish the cheek, but make none blush at all.


THE MORE MIGHTY, THE MORE MERCIFULL    Poem Text    
First Line: Who may do most, do's least; the bravest will
Last Line: Shew mercy there, where they have power to kill.


THE MOUNT OF THE MUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: After thy labour take thine ease
Last Line: Not subject to corruption.
Subject(s): Muses


THE NEW CHARON, UPON THE DEATH OF HENRY LORD HASTINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Charon, o charon, draw thy boat to th' shore
Last Line: But there to live, where love shall last for ever.
Subject(s): Charon; Styx (River)


THE NEW YEERE'S GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Let others look for pearle and gold
Last Line: The richest new-yeeres gift to me.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW-YEERES GIFT, OR CIRCUMCISIONS SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Prepare for songs; he's come, he's come
Last Line: Composed by m. Henry lawes.
Subject(s): Circumcision


THE NIGHT-PIECE: TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Her eyes [or, lamp] the glow-worm lend thee
Last Line: My soule I'le pour into thee!
Variant Title(s): On A Dark Road;serenade
Subject(s): Courtship; Love - Erotic; Fireflies; Love; Night; Glowworms; Bedtime


THE NUMBER OF TWO    Poem Text    
First Line: God hates the duall number; being known
Last Line: Or by our selves, or from the pulpit read.


THE OLD WIVES' PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Holy-rood come forth and shield
Last Line: By the time the cocks first crow.


THE OLIVE BRANCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sadly I walk't within the field
Last Line: And love shall crown my end with peace
Subject(s): Peace


THE PARASCEVE, OR PREPARATION    Poem Text    
First Line: To a love-feast we both invited are
Last Line: Better he starv'd, then but to tast one crumme.


THE PARCAE, OR, THREE DAINTY DESTINIES. THE ARMILET    Poem Text    
First Line: Three lovely sisters working were
Last Line: Or cut, if cut by you.
Subject(s): Life


THE PARLIAMENT OF ROSES TO JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamt the roses one time went
Last Line: The maide of honour unto thee.
Subject(s): Great Britain - Parliament


THE PARTING VERSE, OR CHARGE TO SUPPOSED WIFE .. TRAVELLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Go hence, and with this parting kisse
Last Line: Know vertue taught thee, not thy selfe.
Subject(s): Farewell; Fidelity; Parting; Faithfulness; Constancy


THE PARTING VERSE, THE FEAST THERE ENDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Loth to depart, but yet at last, each one
Last Line: Herrick shall make the meddow-verse for you.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE PERFUME    Poem Text    
First Line: To-morrow, julia, I betimes must rise
Last Line: The fat; breathe thou, and there's the rich perfume.
Subject(s): Perfume


THE PETER-PENNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fresh strowings allow
Last Line: No pennie, no pater noster.


THE PILLAR OF FAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Fames pillar here, at last, we set
Last Line: Firme and well fixt foundation.
Subject(s): Death; Fame; Dead, The; Reputation


THE PLAUDITE, OR END OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: If after rude and boystrous seas
Last Line: It is the last commends the play.


THE PLUNDER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am of all bereft
Last Line: Will say our grace, and die
Subject(s): Poverty


THE POET HATH LOST HIS PIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot pipe as I was wont to do
Last Line: And give it to the silvan deitie.
Subject(s): Pipers


THE POET LOVES A MISTRESS, BUT NOT TO MARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not love to wed
Last Line: Will be content with one?
Subject(s): Sex; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


THE POMANDER BRACELET    Poem Text    
First Line: To me my julia lately sent
Last Line: That did perfume the pomander.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE POORE MANS PART    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me rich man, for what intent
Last Line: Belongs all gold superfluous.
Subject(s): Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


THE POORES PORTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The sup'rabundance of my store
Last Line: The poore to cut, and I to chuse.


THE POWER IN THE PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let kings command, and doe the best they may
Last Line: The saucie subjects still will beare the sway.


THE PRESENT TIME BEST PLEASETH    Poem Text    
First Line: Praise they that will times past, I joy to see
Last Line: My selfe now live: this age best pleaseth mee.
Variant Title(s): This Age Best


THE PRESENT: OR THE BAG OF THE BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly to my mistresse, pretty pilfring bee
Last Line: Tole forth my death; next, to my buryall come.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE PRIMITIAE TO PARENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our household-gods our parents be
Last Line: Us hands to get what here we have.
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


THE PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ask me why I send you here
Last Line: What fainting hopes are in a lover.
Subject(s): Primroses


THE RAINBOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Look, how the rainbow doth appeare
Last Line: That nothing shoots, but war and woe.
Subject(s): Rainbows


THE RAINBOW: OR CURIOUS COVENANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Mine eyes, like clouds, were drizling raine
Last Line: No more wo'd drown mine eyes, or me.
Subject(s): Bible; Rainbows; Religion; Theology


THE RECOMPENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: All I have lost, that co'd be rapt from me
Last Line: Smile, that one smile's full restitution.


THE RESURRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: That christ did die, the pagan saith
Last Line: But that he rose, that's christians faith.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The


THE RESURRECTION POSSIBLE, AND PROBABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: For each one body, that I'th earth is sowne
Last Line: Of ours, as is the rising of the wheat.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The


THE RIGHT HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: God has a right hand, but is quite bereft
Last Line: Of that, which we do nominate the left.
Subject(s): Left- & Right-handedness


THE ROD    Poem Text    
First Line: Gods rod doth watch while men do sleep; & then
Last Line: The rod doth sleep, while vigilant are men.


THE ROSARIE    Poem Text    
First Line: One ask'd me where the roses grew?
Last Line: A bud in either cheek.
Variant Title(s): The Rosary
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Before mans fall, the rose was born
Last Line: But ne're the rose without the thorn.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE ROSEMARIE BRANCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Grow for two ends, it matters not at all
Last Line: Be't for my bridall, or my buriall.


THE SACRIFICE BY WAY OF DISCOURSE BETWIXT HIMSELFE AND JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Come and let's in solemn wise
Last Line: Reade acceptance by the smoake.


THE SADNESSE OF THINGS FOR SAPPHO'S SICKNESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lillies will languish; violets look ill
Last Line: But bid good-night, and close their lids for ever.
Subject(s): Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


THE SCARE-FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Water, water I desire
Last Line: Than by one to hazard all.
Subject(s): Fire


THE SCHOOL OR PERL OF PUTNEY ... MISTRESSE PORTMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether I was my selfe, or else did see
Last Line: Of life comes in, when he's regenerate.


THE SHOOE TYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Anthea bade me tye her shooe
Last Line: Had not her blush rebuked me.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE SHOWRE OF BLOSSOMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Love in a showre of blossomes came
Last Line: But those have thorns, and these have stings.
Subject(s): Love


THE SILKEN SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: For sport my julia threw a lace
Last Line: But though it scar'd, it did not bite.
Subject(s): Animals; Practical Jokes; Snakes; Pranks; Serpents; Vipers


THE SMELL OF THE SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The gods require the thighes
Last Line: Yet love the smell of meat.


THE SOUL IS THE SALT    Poem Text    
First Line: The body's salt, the soule is; which when gon
Last Line: The flesh soone sucks in putrifaction.
Subject(s): Soul


THE SOULE    Poem Text    
First Line: When once the soule has lost her way
Last Line: How do's she erre in endlesse night!
Subject(s): Soul


THE SPELL; A CHARME    Poem Text    
First Line: Holy water come and bring
Last Line: Far from hence the evill sp'rite.
Subject(s): Magic


THE STAFFE AND THE ROD    Poem Text    
First Line: Two instruments belong unto our god
Last Line: The staffe might come to play the friendly part.
Subject(s): God


THE STAR-SONG: A CAROL TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell us, thou clear [cleere] and heavenly tongue
Last Line: Wee'l chuse him king, and make his mother queen.
Subject(s): Stars


THE SUCCESSION OF THE FOUR SWEET MONTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: First, april, she with mellow showers
Last Line: More wealth brings in, then all those three.
Variant Title(s): The Four Sweet Months
Subject(s): April; July; June; Spring; Summer


THE SUMME, AND THE THE SATISFACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night I drew up mine account
Last Line: By law, the bond once cancelled.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE SUSPICION UPON HIS OVER-MUCH FAMILIARITY WITH GENTEWOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: And must we part, because some say
Last Line: From fames black lips, as you from me.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


THE TEARE SENT TO HER FROM STANES    Poem Text    
First Line: Glide, gentle streams, and beare
Last Line: I'm sure she'll ask no more.


THE TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: A way enchased with glass and beads
Last Line: Goes to the feast that's now provided.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE TINKER'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Along, come along
Last Line: For canary.


THE TRANSFIGURATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Immortall clothing I put on
Last Line: That shin'st thus in thy counterfeit?


THE TYTHE. TO THE BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: If nine times you your bride-groome kisse
Last Line: Won't for his tenth part ask you one.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE VINE    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed this mortal part of mine
Last Line: More like a stock than like a vine.
Subject(s): Love; Lust; Vines & Vineyards


THE VIRGIN MARY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: To work a wonder, god would have her shown
Last Line: At once, a bud, and yet a rose full-blowne.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


THE VIRGIN MARY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The virgin marie was (as I have read)
Last Line: Once shut, was never to be open'd more.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


THE VISION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sitting alone (as one forsook)
Last Line: Herrick, thou art too coorse to love.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE VISION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Me thought I saw (as I did dreame in bed)
Last Line: And I am wilde and wanton like to him.
Subject(s): Vision


THE VISION TO ELECTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: I dream'd we both were in a bed
Last Line: Love give me more such nights as these.
Subject(s): Love


THE VOICE AND THE VIOLL    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare is the voice it selfe; but when we sing
Last Line: To'th lute or violl, then 'tis ravishing.
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


THE WAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come anthea let us two
Last Line: Then to want the wake next yeare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Holidays; New Year


THE WASSAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Give way, give way ye gates, and win
Last Line: T'ave lost the good ye might have had.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


THE WATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Man is a watch, wound up at first, but never
Last Line: And mans pulse stopt, all passions sleep in peace.
Subject(s): Mortality; Watches


THE WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I a ship see on the seas
Last Line: Thou art our candle there, or spark.


THE WEEPING CHERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a cherry weep, and why?
Last Line: For tincture, wonder at.
Subject(s): Cherries; Fruit


THE WELCOME TO SACK    Poem Text    
First Line: So soft streams meet, so springs with gladder smiles
Last Line: Ne'r may prophetique daphne crown my brow.


THE WHITE ISLAND, OR PLACE OF THE BLEST    Poem Text    
First Line: In this world (the isle of dreames)
Last Line: Have ending.
Subject(s): Heaven; Immortality; Paradise


THE WIDDOWES TEARES; OR, DIRGE OF DORCAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come pitie us, all ye, who see
Last Line: Would cry out, thou art blessed.
Subject(s): Widows & Widowers


THE WILL MAKES THE WORK, OR CONSENT MAKES THE CURE    Poem Text    
First Line: No grief is grown so desperate, but the ill
Last Line: Is halfe way cured, if the party will.


THE WILL THE CAUSE OF WOE    Poem Text    
First Line: When man is punisht, he is plagued still
Last Line: Not for the fault of nature, but of will.


THE WILLOW GARLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: A willow garland thou did'st send
Last Line: Come forth and sweetly dye.
Subject(s): Willow Trees


THE WOUNDED HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Come bring your sampler, and with art
Last Line: For me.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THINGS MORTALL STILL MUTABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Things are uncertain, and the more we get
Last Line: The more on ycie pavements we are set.


THINGS OF CHOICE, LONG A COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: We pray 'gainst warre, yet we enjoy no peace
Last Line: Desire deferr'd is, that it may encrease.


THIS, AND THE NEXT WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: God hath this world for many made; 'tis true
Last Line: But he hath made the world to come for few.
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THREE FATALL SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Three fatall sisters wait upon each sin
Last Line: First, fear and shame without, then guilt within.
Subject(s): Sin


TO A BED OF TULIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright tulips, we do know
Last Line: As time had never known ye.
Subject(s): Tulips


TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Looke in my booke, and herein see
Last Line: While other generations dye.
Subject(s): Immortality


TO A GENTLEWOMAN OBJECTING TO HIM HIS GRAY HAIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Am I despis'd, because you say
Last Line: By those true teares y'are weeping.
Variant Title(s): To His Mistress Objecting To His Age
Subject(s): Aging


TO A GENTLEWOMAN ON JUST DEALING    Poem Text    
First Line: True to your self, and sheets, you'l have me swear
Last Line: To keep my bond still free from forfeiture.


TO A MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: You say, you love me; that I thus must prove
Last Line: If that you lye, then I will sweare you love.
Subject(s): Love


TO ALL YOUNG MEN THAT LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I could wish you all, who love
Last Line: While you wring your hands and weep.
Subject(s): Love


TO ANTHEA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If dear anthea, my hard fate it be
Last Line: Anthea, herrick, and his poetry.


TO ANTHEA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is the time, when all the lights wax dim
Last Line: No spices wanting, when I'm laid by thee.


TO ANTHEA (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah my anthea! Must my heart still break?
Last Line: The rest ile speak, when we meet both in bed.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


TO ANTHEA (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come anthea, know thou this
Last Line: Soules transfusing thus, and die.


TO ANTHEA (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sick is anthea, sickly in the spring
Last Line: Each bending then, will rise a proper flower.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


TO ANTHEA (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lets call for hymen if agreed thou art
Last Line: Is not by mariage quencht, but flames the higher.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


TO ANTHEA (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Anthea I am going hence
Last Line: The porter then will let me in.


TO ANTHEA LYING IN BED    Poem Text    
First Line: So looks anthea, when in bed she lyes
Last Line: Which done, that dawne, turnes then to perfect day.


TO ANTHEA [WHO MAY COMMAND HIM ANYTHING]    Poem Text    
First Line: Bid me to live, and I will live
Last Line: To live and die for thee.
Subject(s): Love


TO APOLLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou mighty lord and master of the lyre
Last Line: That I may play, and sing a hymne to love.
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical


TO APOLLO; A SHORT HYMNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Phoebus! When that I a verse
Last Line: Swans devoted unto thee.
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical


TO BACCHUS, A CANTICLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither dost thou whorry me
Last Line: Having all, injoy not one.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


TO BE MERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lets now take our time
Last Line: Before we can be aware of.


TO BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah ben! / say how, or when
Last Line: Of such a wit, the world should have no more.
Variant Title(s): An Ode For Ben Jonson;an Ode For Him
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


TO BIANCHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah biancha! Now I see
Last Line: With my face towards the east.


TO BIANCHA, TO BLESSE HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Wo'd I wooe, and wo'd I winne
Last Line: I be kist, or blest by thee.


TO BLOSSOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair pledges of a fruitful tree
Last Line: Into the grave.
Subject(s): Plants; Trees; Planting; Planters


TO CARNATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay while ye will, or go
Last Line: I'm sure to find ye there.


TO CEDARS    Poem Text    
First Line: If 'mongst my many poems, I can see
Last Line: In dennes of darkness, or condemn'd to die.


TO CHERRY-BLOSSOMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye may simper, blush, and smile
Last Line: When as cherries come in place?
Subject(s): Cherry Trees


TO CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I crawle, I creep; my christ, I come
Last Line: To wast, my jesu, I'le take all.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


TO CRITICKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ile write, because ile give
Last Line: The cause, th'effect wo'd die.
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


TO CROWNE IT    Poem Text    
First Line: My wearied barke, o let it now be crown'd!
Last Line: The haven reacht to which I first was bound.


TO CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a leaden, thou a shaft of gold
Last Line: And bring t'th' heart destruction both alike.


TO DAFFODILS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair daffodils, we weep to see / you haste away so soon
Last Line: Ne'er to be found againe.
Variant Title(s): To Daffadills
Subject(s): Daffodils; Flowers; Life Change Events; Transience; Impermanence


TO DAISIES, NOT TO SHUT TOO SOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Shut not so soon; the dull-eyed night
Last Line: Itself to live or die.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


TO DEAN-BOURN, A RUDE RIVER IN DEVON, BY WHICH ... HE LIVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Dean-bourn, farewell; I never look to see
Last Line: Rockes turn to rivers, rivers turn to men.
Subject(s): Rivers


TO DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou bidst me come away
Last Line: God mercy; and so die.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO DEWES; A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I burn, I burn; and beg of you
Last Line: Ye coole, and comfort all, but me.


TO DIANEME (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes
Last Line: When all your world of beauty's gone.
Subject(s): Admiration; Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


TO DIANEME (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Deare, though to part it be a hell
Last Line: The executioner of me.


TO DIANEME (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me one kisse
Last Line: Thousand score.
Subject(s): Kisses


TO DIANEME (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: I co'd but see thee yesterday
Last Line: Of those that cruell be?


TO DIANEME. A CEREMONIE IN GLOCESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I'le to thee a simnell bring
Last Line: Half that blessing thou'lt give me.


TO DOCTOR ALABLASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor art thou lesse esteem'd, that I have plac'd
Last Line: And wonder at those things that thou dost know.
Subject(s): Knowledge


TO ELECTRA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I dare not ask a kiss
Last Line: That lately kissed thee.
Subject(s): Kisses


TO ELECTRA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: More white then whitest lillies far
Last Line: White, warme, and soft to lye with me.


TO ELECTRA (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ile come to thee in all those shapes
Last Line: We'll weary all the fables there.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


TO ELECTRA (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis ev'ning, my sweet
Last Line: That dyes with the next december.


TO ELECTRA (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I go to love and tell
Last Line: Love is then consuming fire.
Subject(s): Love


TO ELECTRA (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let not thy tomb-stone er'e be laid by me
Last Line: To hold us two, an endlesse honour have.


TO ELECTRA: LOVE LOOKS FOR LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love love begets, then never be
Last Line: Then you must like, because I love.
Subject(s): Love


TO ENJOY THE TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: While fates permits us, let's be merry
Last Line: With the rotation of the day.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


TO FIND GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Weigh me the fire; or canst thou find
Last Line: That rides the glorious cherubim.
Subject(s): God


TO FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In time of life, I grac't ye with my verse
Last Line: Weeping, shall make ye flourish all the yeere.
Subject(s): Flowers


TO FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tumble me down, and I will sit
Last Line: Neglecting thy derision.


TO GOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, I am like to mistletoe
Last Line: Tumble shall heav'n, and down will I.
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


TO GOD (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: Pardon me god, (once more I thee intreat)
Last Line: And that will make me, and my work divine.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (11)    Poem Text    
First Line: God! To my little meale and oyle
Last Line: Give a wave-offring unto thee.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (12)    Poem Text    
First Line: God's undivided, one in persons three
Last Line: Tis but by order, not by entitie.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (13)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come to me god; but do not come
Last Line: Then come my god, and hap what will.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (14)    Poem Text    
First Line: God, who me gives a will for to repent
Last Line: When I have done true penance here for it.
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


TO GOD (15)    Poem Text    
First Line: If I have plaid the truant, or have here
Last Line: But where sin swells, there let thy grace abound.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (16)    Poem Text    
First Line: The work is done; now let my lawrell be
Last Line: Thy poet, and thy prophet lawreat.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: With golden censers, and with incense, here
Last Line: Tis true, my god; but I can't pay one mite.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Do with me, god! As thou didst deal with john
Last Line: My sackcloth here; but there my stole of white.
Subject(s): Bible; John The Baptist, Saint (1st Century); Religion; Theology


TO GOD (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast promis'd, lord, to be
Last Line: As to speak, lord, say and hold.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: I'le come, I'le creep, (though thou dost threat)
Last Line: And strike it through.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Make, make me thine, my gracious god
Last Line: But I as patient will be found.
Subject(s): Patience


TO GOD (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: If any thing delight me for to print
Last Line: My book, 'tis this; that thou, my god, art in't.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Gid gives not onely corne, for need
Last Line: Fine flowre prest down, and running o're.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is all-sufferance here; here he doth show
Last Line: Against the wicked, in another world.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD, HIS GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: As my little pot doth boyle
Last Line: To my god, a heave-offering.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD, HIS GOOD WILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold I have none, but I present my need
Last Line: Both with the rubie, pearle, and diamond.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD, IN TIME OF PLUNDERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Rapine has yet tooke nought from me
Last Line: Let me say grace when there's no more.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD, ON HIS SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: What though my harp, and viol be
Last Line: To spring; though now a wither'd flower.
Subject(s): God


TO GOD: AN ANTHEM, SUNG IN THE CHAPPELL AT WHITE-HALL    Poem Text    
First Line: My god, I'm wounded by my sin
Last Line: The utmost smart, so thou wilt cure.
Subject(s): God


TO GROVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye silent shades, whose each tree here
Last Line: To live remembred in your story.
Subject(s): Trees


TO HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Open thy gates
Last Line: Come in, or force the gate.
Subject(s): Bible; Heaven; Religion; Paradise; Theology


TO HIS ANGRIE GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Through all the night
Last Line: O strike so as to ease me.
Subject(s): God


TO HIS BOOKE (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: Goe thou forth my booke, though late
Last Line: See, the fier's by: farewell.


TO HIS BOOKE (11)    Poem Text    
First Line: While thou didst keep thy candor undefiled
Last Line: If good I'le smile, if bad I'le sigh for thee.


TO HIS BOOKE (12)    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the press scarce one could see
Last Line: She'l runne to all adulteries.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TO HIS BOOKE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come thou not neere those men, who are like bread
Last Line: O're-leven'd; or like cheese o're-renetted.


TO HIS BOOKE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Make haste away, and let one be
Last Line: Make hoods of thee to serve out spice.


TO HIS BOOKE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Like to a bride, come forth my book, at last
Last Line: Some pearls on queens, that have been counterfet.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TO HIS BOOKE (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art a plant sprung up to wither never
Last Line: But like a laurell, to grow green for ever.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TO HIS BOOKE (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I not blest thee? Then go forth; nor fear
Last Line: When as a publick ruine bears down all,


TO HIS BOOKE (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Be bold my booke, nor be abasht, or feare
Last Line: If but well read; or ill read, understood.


TO HIS BOOKE (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Take mine advise, and go not neere
Last Line: Ne'r please the supercillious man.


TO HIS BOOKE (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: If hap it must, that I must see thee lye
Last Line: With spice; that done, ile leave thee to thy rest
Subject(s): Rest


TO HIS BROTHER IN LAW MASTER JOHN WINGFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: For being comely, consonant, and free
Last Line: Wert thou a winckfield onely, not a brother.


TO HIS BROTHER NICOLAS HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: What others have with cheapnesse seene, and ease
Last Line: The truth of travails lesse in bookes then thee.


TO HIS CLOSET-GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I goe hence ye closet-gods, I feare
Last Line: Oblations oft, of sweetest marmelet.


TO HIS CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Can I not sin, but thou wilt be
Last Line: So I'll not fear the judge or thee.
Subject(s): Bible; Conscience; Religion; Theology


TO HIS DEARE VALENTINE, MISTRESSE MARGARET FALCONBRIGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is your turne (my dearest) to be set
Last Line: Let me and it shine evermore by you.


TO HIS DEERE GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I'le hope no more
Last Line: Denie thy suppliant.
Subject(s): God


TO HIS DYING BROTHER, MASTER WILLIAM HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Life of my life, take not so soone thy flight
Last Line: Heavy, to hurt those sacred seeds of thee.
Subject(s): Brothers; Death; Grief; Mourning; Half-brothers; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


TO HIS EVER-LOVING GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Can I not come to thee, my god, for these
Last Line: To leave this life, not loving it, but thee.
Subject(s): God


TO HIS FAITHFULL FRIEND, MASTER JOHN CROFTS, CUP-BEARER    Poem Text    
First Line: For all thy many courtesies to me
Last Line: Here to be paid; ile pay't I'th'world to come.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


TO HIS FRIEND TO AVOID CONTENTION OF WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Words beget anger: anger brings forth blowes
Last Line: Then for to murder friendship, by dispute.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


TO HIS FRIEND, MASTER J. JINCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, love me now, because I place
Last Line: To live for ever, with my just.


TO HIS FRIEND, ON THE UNTUNEABLE TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Play I co'd once; but (gentle friend) you see
Last Line: Wither'd my hand, and palsie-struck my tongue.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


TO HIS GIRLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanton wenches doe not bring
Last Line: Gray or white, all's one to me.


TO HIS GIRLES WHO WOULD HAVE HIM SPORTFULL    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas I can't, for tell me how
Last Line: Ye quake for cold to looke on me.


TO HIS HONOUR'D FRIEND, SIR THOMAS HEALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand by the magick of my powerfull rhymes
Last Line: Because begot of my immortall seed.


TO HIS HONOURED AND MOST INGENIOUS FRIEND MR. CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text    
First Line: For brave comportment, wit without offence
Last Line: Be lesse anothers laurell, then thy praise.
Subject(s): Cotton, Charles (1630-1687)


TO HIS HONOURED FRIEND, M. JOHN WEARE, COUNCELLOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I or love, or could I others draw
Last Line: To be my counsell both, and chanceller.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


TO HIS HONOURED FRIEND, SIR JOHN MYNTS    Poem Text    
First Line: For civill, cleane, and circumcised wit
Last Line: The calculation of thy birth, brave mince.
Subject(s): Wit & Humor


TO HIS HONOURED KINSMAN, SIR RICHARD STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: To this white temple of my heroes, here
Last Line: Set up thine own eternall images.


TO HIS HONOURED KINSMAN, SIR WILLIAM SOAME    Poem Text    
First Line: I can but name thee, and methinks I call
Last Line: As benjamin, and storax, when they meet.
Subject(s): Winter


TO HIS HOUSEHOLD GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Rise, houshold-gods, and let us goe
Last Line: Dwell, then in lothed devonshire.


TO HIS KINSMAN, SIR THO. SOAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeing thee soame, I see a goodly man
Last Line: The golden chain too, and the civick crown.


TO HIS KINSMAN, THO. HERRICK, WHO DESIRED TO BE IN HIS BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome to this my colledge, and though late
Last Line: Here of my great and good foundation.
Subject(s): Universities & Colleges


TO HIS KINSWOMAN, MISTRESSE SUSANNA HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: When I consider (dearest) thou dost stay
Last Line: Wo'd thou hast ne'r been born, or might'st not die.


TO HIS KINSWOMAN, MRS. PENELOPE WHEELER    Poem Text    
First Line: Next is your lot (faire) to be number'd one
Last Line: In chiefe, in this poetick liturgie.


TO HIS LEARNED FRIEND M. JO. HARMAR, PHYSITIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When first I find those numbers thou do'st write
Last Line: If jove wo'd speake, he wo'd accept of thine.


TO HIS LOVELY MISTRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: One night I' th' yeare, my dearest beauties, come
Last Line: Though then I smile, and speake no words at all.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO HIS MAID PREW    Poem Text    
First Line: These summer-birds did with thy master stay
Last Line: Not two, but all the seasons of the yeare.
Subject(s): Old Age


TO HIS MISTREESES    Poem Text    
First Line: Helpe me! Helpe me! Now I call
Last Line: Were it but to pleasure you.


TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Choose me your valentine
Last Line: None then will wooe you.
Subject(s): Holidays; Unfaithfulness; Valentine's Day; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


TO HIS MISTRESS OBJECTING TO HIM NEITHER TOYING OR TALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: You say I love not, 'cause I do not play
Last Line: Who speak but little, 'cause I love so much.
Variant Title(s): To His Mistress Objecting To Him Neither Toying Nor Talking
Subject(s): Love


TO HIS MISTRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Put on your silks; and piece by piece
Last Line: By your owne jewels set on fire.
Subject(s): Perfume


TO HIS MUSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither, mad maiden, wilt thou roame?
Last Line: And may prevent it, sitting still.


TO HIS MUSE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Were I give thee baptime, I wo'd chuse
Last Line: Cato the censor, sho'd he scan each here.


TO HIS MUSE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Go wooe young charles no more to looke
Last Line: The starre-led-birth of charles the prince.


TO HIS MUSE, ANOTHER TO HENRY, MARQUESSE OF DORCHESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell that brave man, fain thou wo'dst have access
Last Line: Ready to blush to death, sho'd he but chide.


TO HIS NEPHEW, TO BE PROSPEROUS IN HIS ART OF PAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: On, as thou hast begunne, brave youth, and get
Last Line: No, not the glory of the world, vandike.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO HIS PATERNALL COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: O earth! Earth! Earth heare thou my voice, and be
Last Line: Unlesse thou giv'st my small remains an urne.


TO HIS PECULIAR FRIEND MASTER THOMAS SHAPCOTT, LAWYER    Poem Text    
First Line: I've paid thee, what I promis'd; that's not all
Last Line: Farewell.
Subject(s): Farewell; Poetry & Poets; Parting


TO HIS PECULIAR FRIEND SIR EDWARD FISH, KNIGHT BARONET    Poem Text    
First Line: Since for thy full deserts (with all the rest
Last Line: Who hold fast here an endlesse lively-hood.


TO HIS PECULIAR FRIEND, MR. JOHN WICKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Since shed or cottage I have none
Last Line: One that should drop his beads for thee.


TO HIS SAVIOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, I confesse, that thou alone art able
Last Line: Yet if thy bloud not wash me, there's no hope.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


TO HIS SAVIOUR. THE NEW YEERS GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: That little prettie bleeding part / of foreskin sent to me
Last Line: Because I send thee all.
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


TO HIS SAVIOURS SEPULCHER: HIS DEVOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Haile holy, and all-honour'd tomb
Last Line: I'le my eternitie spend here.
Subject(s): Worship


TO HIS SISTER IN LAW, M. SUSANNA HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: The person crowns the place; your loth doth fall
Last Line: You a fore-leader in this testament.


TO HIS SWEET SAVIOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Night hath no wings to him that cannot sleep
Last Line: And make no one stop, till my race be done
Subject(s): God


TO HIS TOMB-MAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Go I must; when I am gone
Last Line: Is in this word, batchelour.
Subject(s): Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


TO HIS VALENTINE, ON S. VALENTINES DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft have I heard both youths and virgins say
Last Line: When I shall couple with my valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO HIS VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: What will ye (my poor orphans) do
Last Line: Ill us'd, then babes left fatherless.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO HIS WINDING-SHEET    Poem Text    
First Line: Come thou, who are the wine and wit
Last Line: And then meet here.
Variant Title(s): His Winding-sheet
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND M. JOHN HALL, STUDENT OF GRAYES-INNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me young man, or did the muses bring
Last Line: And next to him, be master of the quire.


TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND, M. ARTHUR BARTLY    Poem Text    
First Line: When after many lusters thou shalt be
Last Line: Here with the generation of my just.


TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND, M. THO. FALCONBIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand with thy graces forth, brave man, and rise
Last Line: The cleaving bolt of jove the thunderer.


TO HIS WORTHY KINSMAN, MR. STEPHEN SOAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor is my number full, till I inscribe
Last Line: Thee here in my eternall calender.


TO JEALOUSIE    Poem Text    
First Line: O jealousie, that art
Last Line: (o! Soul-tormenting jealousie,) from thee.
Subject(s): Jealousy


TO JOS: LO: BISHOP OF EXETER    Poem Text    
First Line: Whom sho'd I feare to write to, if I can
Last Line: Tis good confirm'd; for you have bishop't it.


TO JULIA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Help me, julia, for to pray
Last Line: Then the foe will fly affrighted.
Subject(s): Prayer


TO JULIA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: How rich and pleasing thou my julia art
Last Line: But by the topaz, opal, calcedon.


TO JULIA (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Permit me, julia, now to goe away
Last Line: There, where no language ever yet was known.
Subject(s): Love


TO JULIA (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia, when thy herrick dies
Last Line: Taken in by none but thee.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO JULIA (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: The saints-bell calls; and, julia, I must read
Last Line: Who dead, deserve our best remembrances.


TO JULIA (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am zeallesse, prethee pray
Last Line: Male perfumes, but female fire.


TO JULIA (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Offer thy gift; but first the law commands
Last Line: Then boldly give thine incense to the fire.


TO JULIA (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Holy waters hither bring
Last Line: Thou the queen of peace and quorum.


TO JULIA IN THE TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Besides us two, I' th' temple here's not one
Last Line: Saints will come in to fill each pew and place.
Subject(s): Perfume


TO JULIA, IN HER DAWN, OR DAY-BREAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: By the next kindling of the day
Last Line: To sweet acquaintance there.


TO JULIA, THE FLAMINICA DIALIS, OR QUEEN-PRIEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou know'st, my julia, that it is thy turne
Last Line: That we escape. Redemption comes by thee.


TO LARR    Poem Text    
First Line: No more shall I, since I am driven hence
Last Line: Warme by a glit'ring chimnie all the yeare.
Subject(s): Winter


TO LAURELS    Poem Text    
First Line: A funeral stone / or verse I covet none
Last Line: As the eternall monument of me.
Subject(s): Monuments


TO LIVE FREELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's live in hast; use pleasures while we may
Last Line: Co'd life return, 'twod never lose a day.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


TO LIVE MERRILY AND TO TRUST TO GOOD VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is the time for mirth
Last Line: With endless life are crown'd.
Variant Title(s): His Poets
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm free from thee; and thou no more shalt heare
Last Line: Submits his neck unto a second yoke.
Subject(s): Love


TO M. DENHAM, ON HIS PROSPECTIVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Or lookt I back unto the times hence flown
Last Line: Lesse by their own jemms, then those beams of thine.
Subject(s): Denham, Sir John (1615-1669)


TO M. HENRY LAWES, THE EXCELLENT COMPOSER, OF HIS LYRICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Touch but thy lire (my harrie) and I heare
Last Line: Yet their three praises, praise but one; that's lawes.
Subject(s): Composers; Lawes, Henry (1596-1662)


TO M. KELLAM    Poem Text    
First Line: What can my kellam drink his sack
Last Line: But send to her a tearce.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


TO M. LAURNCE SWETNAHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Read thou my lines, my swetnaham, if there be
Last Line: How will it drop pure hony, speaking these?


TO M. LEONARD WILLAN HIS PECULIAR FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: I will be short, and having quickly hurl'd
Last Line: Posterity will pay thee what I owe.


TO MARYGOLDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Give way, and be ye ravisht by the sun
Last Line: And as he shuts, close up to maids again.
Subject(s): Flowers; Marigolds


TO MEADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye have been fresh and green
Last Line: Your poor estates alone.
Variant Title(s): Honeysuckle: Sweetness Of Disposition;to Meddowes
Subject(s): Fields; Flowers; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


TO MISTRESS WILLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: One more by thee, love, and desert have sent
Last Line: A virgin taper, ever shining here.


TO MISTRESSE AMIE POTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Ai me! I love, give him your hand to kisse
Last Line: Wooers have tongues of ice, but burning hearts.
Subject(s): Courtship


TO MISTRESSE DOROTHY PARSONS    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou aske me (deare) wherefore
Last Line: Lesse is here, then in my heart.


TO MISTRESSE KATHERINE BRADSHAW .. CROWNED HIM WITH LAUREL    Poem Text    
First Line: My muse in meads has spent her many houres
Last Line: Render for that, a crowne of life to you.


TO MOMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who read'st this book that I have writ
Last Line: Anathema to it, and me.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TO MUSIC [TO BECALM HIS FEVER]    Poem Text    
First Line: Charm me asleep, and melt me so
Last Line: For heaven.
Variant Title(s): Music
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO MUSICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Begin to charme, and as thou stroak'st mine eares
Last Line: And make me smooth as balme, and oile againe.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO MUSICK, TO BECALME A SWEET-SICK-YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Charms, that call down the moon from out her sphere
Last Line: Like to a slumbring bride, awake againe.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Sleep


TO MUSICK; A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Musick, thou queen of heaven, care-charming-spel
Last Line: To charme our soules, as thou enchant'st our eares.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO MY DEAREST SISTER M. MERCIE HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: When ere I go, or what so ere befalls
Last Line: The blessing fall in mellow times on thee.


TO MYRRHA, HARD-HEARTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Fold now thine arms, and hang the head
Last Line: All such as are not soft like them.


TO OENONE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: What conscience say, is it in thee
Last Line: Take me and mine together!


TO OENONE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet oenone, doe but say
Last Line: Gently kill'd by flatterie.
Subject(s): Flattery


TO OENONE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou sayest loves dart
Last Line: Say, what wo'd many do?


TO PANSIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, cruell love! Must I endure
Last Line: What love co'd ne'r be brought unto.
Subject(s): Pansies


TO PERENNA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I thy parts runne o'er, I can't espie
Last Line: Ther's still more cause, why I the more should love.
Subject(s): Love


TO PERENNA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: How long, perenna, wilt thou see
Last Line: To save; when thou may'st kill a heart.


TO PERENNA (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: I a dirge will pen for thee
Last Line: Candlemas to grace the grave.


TO PERENNA (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou say'st I'm dull; if edge-lesse so I be
Last Line: Ile whet my lips, and sharpen love on thee.


TO PERENNA, A MISTRESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Deare perenna, prethee come
Last Line: With a teare; and so adieu.


TO PERILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah my perilla! Do'st thou grieve to see
Last Line: Still in the coole, and silent shades of sleep.
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Dead, The


TO PHYLLIS [TO LOVE AND LIVE WITH HIM]    Poem Text    
First Line: Live, live with me, and thou shalt see
Last Line: If thou wilt love, and live with me.
Variant Title(s): The Fairies;to Phillis
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


TO PRIMROSES FILLED WITH MORNING DEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do ye weep, sweet babes? Can tears
Last Line: Conceiv'd with grief are, and with teares brought forth.
Subject(s): Grief; Primroses; Sorrow; Sadness


TO PRINCE CHARLES UPON HIS COMING TO EXETER    Poem Text    
First Line: What fate decreed, time now ha's made us see
Last Line: Receive (with songs) a flowrie diadem.
Subject(s): Exeter, England


TO ROBIN REDBREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Laid out for dead, let thy last kindness be
Last Line: Here, here the tomb of robin herrick is.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO ROSEMARY AND BAIES    Poem Text    
First Line: My wooing's ended; now my wedding's neere
Last Line: When gloves are giving, guilded be you there.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO ROSES IN JULIA'S BOSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses, you can never die
Last Line: As to make ye ever grow.
Subject(s): Breasts


TO SAPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou saist thou lov'st me sapho; I say no
Last Line: That thou be righteous found; and I the lyer.


TO SAPPHO (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us now take time, and play
Last Line: No return from thence we have.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


TO SAPPHO (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sapho, I will chuse to go
Last Line: To benumme my hopes and me.


TO SILVIA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: No more my silvia, do I mean to pray
Last Line: The patient saint, and send up vowes for me.
Subject(s): Prayer


TO SILVIA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am holy, while I stand
Last Line: I, as others, am prophane.


TO SILVIA (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Pardon my trespasse (silvia) I confesse
Last Line: Himselfe, at one time, can be wise, and love.
Subject(s): Passion


TO SILVIA TO WED    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us (though late) at last (my silvia) wed
Last Line: No man at one time, can be wise, and love.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO SIR CLIPSEBY CREW    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me wine, and give me meate
Last Line: It was full enspir'd by you.


TO SIR CLISEBIE CREW    Poem Text    
First Line: Since to th' country first I came
Last Line: Be in prose a gratefull man.


TO SIR GEORGE PARRIE, DOCTOR OC THE CIVILL LAW    Poem Text    
First Line: I have my laurel chaplet on my head
Last Line: The first as doctor, and the last as knight.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


TO SIR JOHN BERKLEY, GOVERNOUR OF EXETER    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand forth brave man, since fate has made thee here
Last Line: To weaken this thy great dictator-ship.
Subject(s): Exeter, England


TO SPRINGS AND FOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard ye co'd coole heat; and came
Last Line: Ye boil with love, as well as I.
Subject(s): Love


TO SYCAMORES    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm sick of love; o let me lie
Last Line: You sigh for love, as well as I.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


TO THE DETRACTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Where others love, and praise my verses; still
Last Line: Are wanton with their itch; scratch, and 'twill please.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO THE DUKE OF YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: May his pretty duke-ship grow
Last Line: Through the world, but writ in gold.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


TO THE EARLE OF WESTMORELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: When my date's done, and my gray age must die
Last Line: Shor'd up by you, (brave earle of westmoreland.)
Subject(s): Aging


TO THE FEVER, NOT TO TROUBLE JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Th'ast dar'd too farre; but furie now forbeare
Last Line: More shak't thy selfe, then she is scorch't by thee.


TO THE GENEROUS READER    Poem Text    
First Line: See, and not see; and if thou chance t'espie
Last Line: Homer himself, in a long work, may sleep.


TO THE GENIUS OF HIS HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Command the roofe great genius, and from thence
Last Line: Grow old with time, but yet keep weather-proofe.
Subject(s): Houses


TO THE HANDDSOME MISTRESSE GRACE POTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: As is your name, so is your comely face
Last Line: Keepes line for line with beauties parallels.
Subject(s): Faces


TO THE HONOURED, MASTER ENDIMION PORTER    Poem Text    
First Line: When to thy porch I come, and (ravisht) see
Last Line: We are thy prophets porter; thou our king.
Subject(s): Porter, Endymion (1587-1649)


TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: If when these lyricks (cesar) you shall heare
Last Line: The heire to this great realme of poetry.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO THE KING (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Give way, give way, now, now my charles shines here
Last Line: Our eyes they'l blind, or if not blind, they'l bleer
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


TO THE KING AND QUEEN, UPON THEIR UNHAPPY DISTANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Woe, woe to them, who (by a ball of strife)
Last Line: The words found true, c. M. Remember me.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


TO THE KING, TO CURE THE EVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: To find that tree of life, whose fruits did feed
Last Line: Mine is the evill, but the cure, the kings.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


TO THE KING, UPON HIS COMING WITH ARMY INTO THE WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome, most welcome to our vowes and us
Last Line: Your standard's up, we fix a conquest there.


TO THE KING, UPON HIS TAKING OF LEICESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: This day is yours great charles! And in this war
Last Line: Hold but her hands; you hold both hands and wings.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


TO THE KING, UPON HIS WELCOME TO HAMPTON-COURT    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome, great cesar, welcome now you are
Last Line: We'l from our owne, adde far more years to his.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


TO THE LADY CREW, UPON THE DEATH OF HER CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Why, madam, will ye longer weep
Last Line: To spring againe another yeare.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


TO THE LADY MARY VILLARS, GOVERNESS TO PRINCESS HENRIETTA    Poem Text    
First Line: When I of villars doe but heare the name
Last Line: To kisse your hand, most dainty governesse.


TO THE LADYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Trust me ladies, I will do
Last Line: Men they shall be, not your sex.


TO THE LARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Good speed, for I this day
Last Line: Love's, and my sacrifice.
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Skylarks


TO THE LITTLE SPINNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yee pretty huswives, wo'd ye know
Last Line: To wrong a spinner or her loome.
Subject(s): Spinning


TO THE LORD HOPTON, ON HIS FIGHT IN CORNWALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Go on brave hopton, to effectuate that
Last Line: And by that one blow set an end to all.
Subject(s): Hopton, Ralph. 1st Baron (1596-1652)


TO THE MAIDS TO WALKE ABROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come sit we under yonder tree
Last Line: A kiss to each; and so we'l end.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED GENTLEMAN, EDWARD NORGATE    Poem Text    
First Line: For one so rarely tun'd to fit all parts
Last Line: To make but one (and that's thy selfe) admir'd.


TO THE MOST ACCOMPLISHT GENTLEMAN MASTER MICHAEL OULSWORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor thinke that thou in this my booke art worst
Last Line: Held up by fames eternall pedestall.


TO THE MOST COMELY AND PROPER M. ELIZABETH FINCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Hansome you are, and proper you will be
Last Line: Leave others beauty, to set up withall.


TO THE MOST FAIR AND LOVELY MISTRIS, ANNE SOAME, LADY ABDIE    Poem Text    
First Line: So smell those odours that do rise
Last Line: More lik'd by her, or lov'd by mee.
Subject(s): Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ... CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES    Poem Text    
First Line: Well may my book come forth like publique day
Last Line: The see; so sow'd these tares throughout my book.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649)


TO THE MOST LEARNED, WISE AND ARCH-ANTIQUARY, M. JOHN SELDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I who have favour'd many, come to be
Last Line: Live thou a selden, that's a demi-god.
Subject(s): Selden, John (1584-1654)


TO THE MOST VERTUOUS MISTRESSE POT, WHO .. ENTERTAINED HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: When I through all my many poems look
Last Line: He payes the halfe, who do's confesse the debt.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO THE NIGHTINGALE, AND ROBIN REDBREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: When I departed am, ring thou my knell
Last Line: Thou sexton (red-brest) for to cover me.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO THE PAINTER, TO DRAW HIM A PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, skilfull lupo, now, and take
Last Line: Sho'd by his breathing, poyson thee.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO THE PASSENGER    Poem Text    
First Line: If I lye unburied sir
Last Line: For a stone, ha's heaven his tombe,


TO THE PATRON OF POETS, M. EMD: PORTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Let there be patrons; patrons like to thee
Last Line: The laurell, mirtle, oke, and ivie too.
Subject(s): Art Patronage; Patrons Of The Arts


TO THE PRINCE, GEORGE, DUKE, MARQUESSE & EARL OF BUCKINGHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Never my book's perfection did appeare
Last Line: Who doth both love and feare you honour'd sir.
Subject(s): Villiers, George. 2d Duke Of Buckingham


TO THE QUEENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Goddesse of youth, and lady of the spring
Last Line: And be both princesse here, and poetresse.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


TO THE REVEREND SHADE OF HIS RELIGIOUS FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: That for seven lusters I did never come
Last Line: And take a life immortall from my verse.


TO THE RIGHT GRATIOUS PRINCE, LODWICK, DUKE OF RICHMOND    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all those three-brave-brothers, faln I' th' warre
Last Line: This, three; which three, you make up foure brave prince.
Subject(s): War


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD EARLE OF DORSET    Poem Text    
First Line: If I dare write to you, my lord, who are
Last Line: His fame's long life, who strives to set up yours.
Subject(s): Sackville, Edward. 4th Earl Of Dorset


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MILDMAY, EARLE OF WESTMORELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a lord, an earle, nay more, a man
Last Line: Differs not much from drowzie slothfullnesse.


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE PHILIP, EARLE OF PEMBROKE    Poem Text    
First Line: How dull and dead are books, that cannot show
Last Line: Give both the gold and garland unto it.
Subject(s): Herbert, Philip. 4th Earl Of Pembroke


TO THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, happy rose, and interwove
Last Line: And burn thee 'up, as well as I.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Roses


TO THE SOUR READER    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou dislik'st the piece thou light'st on first
Last Line: The extreme scab take thee and thine, for me.
Variant Title(s): To The Soure Reader
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Last Line: You may forever tarry.
Variant Title(s): Counsel To Girls;counsel To Virgins
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Flowers; Holidays; Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; New Year; Roses; Time; Youth; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO THE WATER NYMPHS DRINKING AT THE FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Reach with your whiter hands to me
Last Line: The water turn'd to wine.
Subject(s): Nymphs


TO THE WESTERN WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet western wind, whose luck it is
Last Line: And all beset with flowers.
Subject(s): Wind


TO THE WILLOW TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art to all lost love the best
Last Line: Come to weep out the night.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Willow Trees


TO THE YEW AND CYPRESS TO GRACE HIS FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Both you two have / relation to the grave
Last Line: Thankfull to you, or friends, for me.
Subject(s): Cypress Trees; Funerals; Yew Trees; Burials


TO VIOLETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome mainds of honour!
Last Line: Poore girles! Neglected.
Subject(s): Flowers; Violets


TO VIRGINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear, ye virgins, and I'll teach
Last Line: Gifts will get ye, or the man.
Subject(s): Youth


TO VULCAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy sooty godhead, I desire
Last Line: Acceptance it might find of thee.
Subject(s): Fire


TO YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Drink wine, and live here blithefull, while ye may
Last Line: The morrowes life too late is, live to-day.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


TREASON    Poem Text    
First Line: The seeds of treason choake up as they spring
Last Line: He acts the crime, that gives it cherishing.
Subject(s): Treason & Traitors


TRUE FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou my true friend be?
Last Line: Then love not mine, but me.
Subject(s): Friendship


TRUE SAFETY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not the walls, or purple, that defends
Last Line: A prince from foes; but 'tis his fort of friends.
Subject(s): Friendship


TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Truth is best found out by the time, and eyes
Last Line: Falsehood winnes credit by uncertainties.
Subject(s): Truth


TRUTH AND ERROUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Twixt truth and errour, there's this difference known
Last Line: Errour is fruitfull, truth is onely one.
Subject(s): Truth


TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Truth by her own simplicity is known
Last Line: Falsehood by varnish and vermillion.
Subject(s): Truth


TWELFE NIGHT, OR KING AND QUEENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, now the mirth comes
Last Line: As when ye innocent met here.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


TWILIGHT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Twilight, no other thing is, poets say
Last Line: Then the last part of night, and first of day.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


TWILIGHT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The twi-light is no other thing (we say)
Last Line: Then night now gone, and yet not sprung the day.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


TWO THINGS ODIOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Two of a thousand things are disallow'd
Last Line: A lying rich man, and a poore man proud.


ULTIMUS HEROUM, OR, TO ... HENRY, MAQUESSE OF DORCHESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: And as time past when cato the severe
Last Line: If but lookt on; struck dead, if scan'd by thee.


UPON A BLACK TWIST, ROUNDING ARME OF COUNTESSE OF CARLILE    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw about her spotlesse wrist
Last Line: May in like chains of darknesse lie.
Subject(s): Love


UPON A CHERRYSTONE SENT .. TIP OF LADY HEMONIA WALGRAVES EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, I intreate yow weare
Last Line: Turnes the beholders into stone.
Subject(s): Earrings


UPON A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here a pretty baby lies
Last Line: Th' easy earth that covers her.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


UPON A CHILD; AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: But borne, and like a short delight
Last Line: Love and they'l thank you for't. Adieu.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


UPON A COMELY, AND CURIOUS MAIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: If men can say that beauty dyes
Last Line: Will tell thee pitie thou hast none.
Subject(s): Pity


UPON A DELAYING LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come come away
Last Line: To frost or snow.
Subject(s): Procrastination


UPON A FLIE    Poem Text    
First Line: A golden flie one shew'd to me
Last Line: Dead, and closed up in yvorie.
Subject(s): Flies


UPON A GENTLEWOMAN WITH A SWEET VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: So long you did not sing, or touch your lute
Last Line: Twas no more you then, but a cherubin.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


UPON A HOARSE SINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing me to death; for till thy voice be cleare
Last Line: Twill never please the pallate of mine eare.
Subject(s): Voices


UPON A LADY FAIRE, BUT FRUITLESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Twice has pudica been a bride, and led
Last Line: Trees never beare, unlesse they first do blow.
Subject(s): Childlessness


UPON A MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: Gone she is a long, long way
Last Line: Here, her ashes, or her urne.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


UPON A MAIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence a blessed soule is fled
Last Line: For the saint, we'l keep the shrine.


UPON A PAINTED GENTLEWOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Men say y'are faire; and faire ye are, 'tis true
Last Line: But (hark!) we praise the painter now, not you.
Subject(s): Cosmetics


UPON A PHYSITIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou cam'st to cure me (doctor) of my cold
Last Line: First cur'd thy selfe; then come and cure me.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


UPON A SCARRE IN A VIRGINS FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis heresie in others: in your face
Last Line: That scarr's no schisme, but the sign of grace.
Subject(s): Scars


UPON A VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Spend harmless shade thy nightly houres
Last Line: Farre faster then the first can wither.


UPON A VIRGIN KISSING A ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas but a single rose
Last Line: Not so much rose, as wreathe.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


UPON A WIFE THAT DIED MAD WITH JEALOUSY    Poem Text    
First Line: In this little vault she lies
Last Line: Trouble death to lay agen.
Subject(s): Jealousy


UPON A YOUNG MOTHER OF MANY CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let all chaste matrons, when they chance to see
Last Line: Pity me too, who found so soone a tomb.
Subject(s): Mothers


UPON AN OLD MAN A RESIDENCIARIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tread sirs, as lightly as ye can
Last Line: He'l never haunt ye now he's dead.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


UPON BEN JONSON [JOHNSON]    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies jonson [johnson] with the rest
Last Line: Of his glory. So farewell.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


UPON CANDLEMASSE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: End now the white-loafe, & the pye
Last Line: And let all sports with christmas dye.
Subject(s): Candlemas


UPON CLUNN    Poem Text    
First Line: A rowle of parchment clunn about hime beares
Last Line: When as his owne still out at elboes is?


UPON CUPID (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Old wives have often told, how they
Last Line: Asswag'd, and he was well again.
Subject(s): Cupid; Eros


UPON CUPID (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, like a gypsie, lately came
Last Line: Though here the princely poet.
Subject(s): Love


UPON CUPID (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, like a beggar, came to me
Last Line: His finger was the dart.
Subject(s): Cupid; Eros


UPON CUPID (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: As lately I a garland bound
Last Line: Co'd never since find any rest.
Subject(s): Cupid; Eros


UPON ELECTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: When out of bed my love doth spring
Last Line: Tis then broad day throughout the east.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


UPON ELECTRA'S TEARES    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon her cheekes she wept, and from those showers
Last Line: Sprang up a sweet nativity of flowres.
Subject(s): Tears


UPON FAUNUS    Poem Text    
First Line: We read how faunus, he the shepheards god
Last Line: But had it been of birch, the death's the same.
Subject(s): Faunus (Mythology)


UPON GOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is not onely said to be
Last Line: An ens, but supraentitie.
Subject(s): God


UPON GOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God is all fore-part; for, we never see
Last Line: Any part backward in the deitie.
Subject(s): God


UPON GOD (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: God when he takes my goods and chattels hence
Last Line: He patience gives; he gives himselfe to me.
Subject(s): Patience


UPON HER ALMES    Poem Text    
First Line: See how the poore do waiting stand
Last Line: Thousands to feed by miracle.
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


UPON HER BLUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: When julia blushes, she do's show
Last Line: Cheeks like to roses, when they blow.
Subject(s): Modesty


UPON HER VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let but thy voice engender with the string
Last Line: And angels will be borne, while thou dost sing.
Subject(s): Voices


UPON HER WEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: She wept upon her cheeks, and weeping so
Last Line: She seem'd to quench loves fires that there did glow.


UPON HIMSELF (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, leave this loathed country-life, and then
Last Line: Though granges do not love thee, cities shall.
Subject(s): Country Life


UPON HIMSELF (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I could [co'd] never love indeed
Last Line: Neither broke I'th whole, or part.
Subject(s): Self; Spinsters; Women; Old Maids


UPON HIMSELF (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mop-eyed I am, as some have said
Last Line: Rather then mend, put out the light.


UPON HIMSELF (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou shalt not all die; for while love's fire shines
Last Line: Fame, and his name, both set, and sing his lyricks.
Subject(s): Herrick, Robert (1591-1674); Poetry & Poets


UPON HIMSELF (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: I dislikt but even now
Last Line: I shall quite dislike agen.
Subject(s): Self


UPON HIMSELF (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Th'art hence removing, (like a shepherd's tent)
Last Line: Markt in thy book for faithfull witnesses.


UPON HIMSELFE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am sive-like, and can hold
Last Line: Herrick keeps, as holds nothing.
Subject(s): Self


UPON HIMSELFE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I lately fri'd, but now behold
Last Line: And starves with cold the self-same part.


UPON HIMSELFE BEING BURIED    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me sleep this night away
Last Line: I, and all the world shall rise.
Subject(s): Morning


UPON HIS DEPARTURE HENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus I
Last Line: Farewell.
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


UPON HIS EYE-SIGHT FALLING HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: I beginne to waine in sight
Last Line: When the tapers once are out.
Subject(s): Vision


UPON HIS GRAYE HAIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly me not, though I be gray
Last Line: Venus standing vulcan by.
Subject(s): Aging


UPON HIS JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Will ye heare, what I can say
Last Line: The other parts will richly please.
Subject(s): Bodies


UPON HIS KINSWOMAN MISTRESSE BRIDGET HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet bridget blusht, & therewithall
Last Line: As blossomes of the almond tree.


UPON HIS KINSWOMAN MISTRIS ELIZABETH HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet virgin, that I do not set
Last Line: Drawing thy curtains round: good night.


UPON HIS KINSWOMAN MRS. M.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a virgin, and as sweet
Last Line: You'l do my neice abundant honour.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


UPON HIS SISTER-IN-LAW, MISTRESS ELIZAB. HERRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: First, for effusions due unto the dead
Last Line: Wherein thou liv'st for ever. Deare farewell.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


UPON HIS SPANIEL [SPANIELL] TRACIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now thou art dead, no eye shall ever see
Last Line: Teare, that deserves of me a million.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


UPON HIS VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: What off-spring other men have got
Last Line: And no verse illegitimate.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


UPON IRENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Angry if irene be
Last Line: As at once I freeze, and frie.


UPON JULIA'S BREASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Display thy breasts, my julia, there let me
Last Line: Ravisht, in that faire via lactea.
Subject(s): Breasts


UPON JULIA'S CLOTHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenas in silks my julia goes
Last Line: O how that glittering taketh me!
Variant Title(s): The Poetry Of Dress (2);whenas In Silks My Julia Goes
Subject(s): Admiration; Clothing & Dress; Innocence; Love; Sex; Silk


UPON JULIA'S FALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia was carelesse, and withall
Last Line: Because his tongue was ty'd againe.


UPON JULIA'S HAIR FILLED WITH DEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Dew sate on julia's hair
Last Line: Daunc't by the streames.
Subject(s): Dew; Hair


UPON JULIA'S HAIRE, BUNDLED UP IN A GOLDEN NET    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, what needs those rich deceits
Last Line: Lesse set for them, then spred for me.
Subject(s): Hair


UPON JULIA'S RECOVERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Droop, droop no more, or hang the head
Last Line: As beames of corrall, but more cleare.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


UPON JULIA'S RIBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: As shews the aire, when with a rain-bow grac'd
Last Line: Wherein all pleasures of the world are wove.


UPON JULIA'S SWEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Wo'd ye oyle of blossomes get?
Last Line: All rich spices thence will flow.
Subject(s): Perspiration; Sweat


UPON JULIA'S UNLACING HER SELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell, if thou canst, (and truly) whence doth come
Last Line: A scent, that fills both heaven and earth with it.
Subject(s): Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


UPON JULIA'S VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: So smooth, so sweet, so silvery is thy voice
Last Line: Melting melodious words, to lutes of amber.
Subject(s): Voices


UPON KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Kings must be dauntless; subjects will condemn
Last Line: Those, who want hearts, and weare a diadem.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


UPON LOVE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Some salve to every sore, we may apply
Last Line: A soveraign balme found out to cure me.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love brought me to a silent grove
Last Line: Mine execution.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a circle, and an endlesse sphere
Last Line: From good to good, revolving here, & there.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love scorch'd my finger, but did spare
Last Line: Ere I wo'd love at all.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love's a thing, (as I do heare)
Last Line: Is to love, and live I'th fire.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, I have broke
Last Line: The neck with bands.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: I held love's head while it did ake
Last Line: For being too-too-kind?
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: I plaid with love, as with the fire
Last Line: The fire scortcht my heart.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: In a dreame, love bad me go
Last Line: And warn'd before, wo'd not beware.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: A christall violl cupid brought
Last Line: Thou still wilt cozen me.
Subject(s): Love


UPON LOVE, BY WAY OF QUESTION AND ANSWER    Poem Text    
First Line: I bring ye love: quest. What will love do?
Last Line: Ans. Kisse ye, to kill ye.
Subject(s): Love; Women


UPON LUCIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I askt my lucia but a kisse
Last Line: Had I then askt her maidenhead?
Subject(s): Kisses


UPON LUCIA DABLED IN THE DEAW    Poem Text    
First Line: My lucia in the deaw did go
Last Line: Deni'd the mask I wo'd have seen.


UPON M. BEN. JONSON - EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: After the rare arch-poet jonson died [dy'd]
Last Line: Her resurrection ha's again with thee.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


UPON M. WILLIAM LAWES, THE RARE MUSITIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sho'd I not put on blacks, when each one here
Last Line: Musique had both her birth, and death with thee.
Subject(s): Lawes, William (1602-1645)


UPON MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Man is compos'd here of a two-fold part
Last Line: Prepares the way for mans docility.
Subject(s): Men


UPON MASTER FLETCHERS INCOMPARABLE PLAYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Apollo sings, his harpe resounds, give roome
Last Line: None writes lov's passion in the world, like thee.
Subject(s): Fletcher, John (1579-1625)


UPON MISTRESS SUSANNA SOUTHWELL HER FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: Her pretty feet
Last Line: Did soon draw in again.
Variant Title(s): Upon Her Feet
Subject(s): Feet


UPON MISTRESSE SUSANNA SOUTHWELL, HER CHEEKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare are thy cheeks, susanna, which do show
Last Line: Ripe cherries smiling, while that others blow.
Subject(s): Cheeks


UPON MISTRESSE SUSANNA SOUTHWELL, HER EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Cleere are her eyes
Last Line: Like an intelligence.
Subject(s): Eyes


UPON MRS. ELIZ. WHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF AMARILLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet amarillis, by a spring's
Last Line: He chirpt for joy, to see himself disceav'd.


UPON ONE LILLIE, WHO MARRYED WITH MAID CALL'D ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What times of sweetnesse this faire day fore-shows
Last Line: To spring from these a sweet posterity.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


UPON PARSON BEANES    Poem Text    
First Line: Old parson beanes hunts six dayes of the week
Last Line: That on the seaventh, he can nor preach, or pray.
Subject(s): Clergy; Hunting; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Hunters


UPON PARTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Goe hence away, and in thy parting know
Last Line: But truth knitt fast; and so farewell for euer.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


UPON PRUDENCE BALDWIN HER SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Prue, my dearest maid, is sick
Last Line: Offer'd up by her, to thee.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


UPON PRUE, HIS MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: In this little urn is laid
Last Line: Spring the purple violet.
Variant Title(s): Upon Prew His Maid
Subject(s): Cremation; Devonshire, England; Grief; Household Employees; Sorrow; Sadness; Servants; Domestics; Maids


UPON ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Under a lawne, then skyes more cleare
Last Line: Gave them their ever flourishing.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


UPON SAPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Look upon sapho's lip, and you will swear
Last Line: There is a love-like-leven rising there.
Subject(s): Lips


UPON SAPPHO SWEETLY PLAYING AND SWEETLY SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: When thou dost play and sweetly sing
Last Line: And dye away upon thy lute.
Subject(s): Lutes


UPON SCOBBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Scobble for whoredom whips his wife, and cries
Last Line: One slit's enough to let adultery in.'
Subject(s): Hate; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


UPON SILVIA, A MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When some shall say, faire once my silvia was
Last Line: And comming downe, shall make no noise at all.


UPON SOME WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou who wilt not love, doe this
Last Line: Onely true in shreds and stuffe.
Subject(s): Misogyny; Women


UPON SPUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Spur jingles now, and sweares by no meane oathes
Last Line: Worship, and not to'th' asse that carried her.


UPON TEARES    Poem Text    
First Line: Teares, though th'are here below the sinners brine
Last Line: Above they are the angels spiced wine.
Subject(s): Tears


UPON THE BISHOP OF LINCOLNE'S IMPRISONMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Never was day so over-sick with showres
Last Line: Yet I bring balme and oile to heal your sore.
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


UPON THE DEATH OF HIS SPARROW; AN ELEGIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why doe not all fresh maids appeare
Last Line: Not virgil's gnat had such a tomb.
Subject(s): Sparrows


UPON THE LADY CREW    Poem Text    
First Line: This stone can tell the storie of my life
Last Line: The best and truest chronicles of me.


UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have lost, and lately, these
Last Line: Their departures hence, and die.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


UPON THE LOSSE OF HIS FINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: One of the five straight branches of my hand
Last Line: First dyes the leafe, the bough next, next the tree.
Subject(s): Fingers


UPON THE MUST LAMENTED, MR. J. WARR    Poem Text    
First Line: What wisdome, learning, wit, or worth
Last Line: Not one, but many monuments.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


UPON THE NIPPLES OF JULIA'S BREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Have ye beheld (with much delight)
Last Line: Is each neate niplet of her breast.
Subject(s): Breasts


UPON THE ROSES IN JULIAS BOSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice happie roses, so much grac't, to have
Last Line: Your grave her bosome is, the lawne the stone
Subject(s): Breasts


UPON THE SAME (THE DETRACTER)    Poem Text    
First Line: I ask't thee oft, what poets thou hast read
Last Line: Then sure thou't like, or thou wilt envie me.
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


UPON THE TROUBLESOME TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: O! Times most bad
Last Line: And perish at the last.
Subject(s): Despair


UPON TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Time was upon / the wing, to flie away
Last Line: And so away he flew.
Subject(s): Time


UPON TUCK, EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: At post and paire, or slam, tom tuck would play
Last Line: This christmas, but his want wherwith, sayes nay.


UPON VINEGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Vineger is no other I define
Last Line: Then the dead corps, or carkase of the wine.
Subject(s): Vinegar


UPON WOMAN AND MARY    Poem Text    
First Line: So long (it seem'd) as maries faith was small
Last Line: But mary cal'd then (as s. Ambrose saith).
Subject(s): Women


UPON WRINKLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Wrinkles no more are, or no lesse
Last Line: Then beauty turn'd to sowernesse.
Subject(s): Wrinkles


VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Who will not honour noble numbers, when
Last Line: Verses out-live the bravest deeds of men?


VERTUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Each must, in vertue, strive for to excell
Last Line: That man lives twice, that lives the first life well.
Subject(s): Virtue


VERTUE BEST UNITED    Poem Text    
First Line: By so much, vertue is the lesse
Last Line: By how much, neere to singlenesse.
Subject(s): Virtue


VERTUE IS SENSIBLE OF SUFFERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Though a wise man all pressures can sustaine
Last Line: He feeles when packs do pinch him; and the where.
Subject(s): Virtue


WAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: After this life, the wages shall
Last Line: Not shar'd alike be unto all.


WANT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Need is no vice at all; though here it be
Last Line: With men, a loathed inconveniencie.
Subject(s): Poverty


WANT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Want is a softer wax, that takes thereon
Last Line: This, that, and every base impression.


WARRE    Poem Text    
First Line: If kings and kingdomes, once distracted be
Last Line: The sword of war must trie the soveraignty.
Subject(s): War


WELCOME WHAT COMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatver comes, let's be content withall
Last Line: Among gods blessings, there is no one small.
Subject(s): Contentment


WHAT GOD IS    Poem Text    
First Line: God is above the sphere of our esteem
Last Line: And is the best known, not defingin him.
Subject(s): God


WHAT KIND OF MISTRESSE HE WOULD HAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Be the mistresse of my choice
Last Line: Famish me, nor over-fill.


WHEN HE WOULD HAVE HIS VERSES READ    Poem Text    
First Line: In sober mornings, do not thou rehearse
Last Line: Let rigid cato read these lines of mine.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WHIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: God has his whips here to a twofold end
Last Line: The had to punish, and the good t'amend.
Subject(s): God


WHY FLOWERS CHANGE COLOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: These fresh beauties (we can prove)
Last Line: Colours goe, and colours come.
Subject(s): Flowers; Virginity; Vestals


WIT PUNISHT, PROPERS MOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Dread not the shackles: on with thine intent
Last Line: Good wits get more fame by their punishment.
Subject(s): Punishment


WOMEN USELESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What need we marry women, when
Last Line: Have we of women or their seed?
Subject(s): Women


WRITING    Poem Text    
First Line: When words we want, love teacheth to endite
Last Line: And what we blush to speake, she bids us write.
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


YOUTH, AND AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: God on our youth bestowes but little ease
Last Line: But on our age most sweet indulgences
Subject(s): Old Age


ZEAL REQUIRED IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'le doe my best to win, when'ere I wooe
Last Line: That man loves not, who is not zealous too.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love