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Suckling, John    Poet's Biography
75 poems available by this author


A BALLAD UPON A WEDDING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I tell thee, dick, where I have been
Last Line: With bridget and with nell.
Variant Title(s): A Wedding
Subject(s): Cities; Love; Marriage; Wedding Song; Urban Life; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Epithalamium


A BARBER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a barber, and I'd have you know
Last Line: I with a powder send him straight away.
Subject(s): Barbers


A CANDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a thing which in the light
Last Line: It leaves its moisture thick and thin.
Subject(s): Candles


A LUTE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou seen the down in the air
Last Line: Oh so fickle, oh so vain, oh so false, so false is she!
Variant Title(s): A Song To A Lute
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Love; Lutes; Poetry & Poets; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


A PEDLAR OF SMALL-WARES    Poem Text    
First Line: A pedlar I am, that take great care
Last Line: And wish, against himself, that you may have the knack.
Subject(s): Peddling & Peddlers


A PROLOGUE OF THE AUTHOR'S TO A MASQUE AT WHITTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Expect not here a curious river fine
Last Line: And, if a laugh be too much, lend a smile.


A SESSIONS OF THE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: A sessions was held the other day
Last Line: When he lends any poets about the town.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a man of war and might
Last Line: Yet love me.
Subject(s): Soldiers


A SUPPLEMENT OF AN IMPERFECT COPY OF VERSES OF MR. WILL. SHAKESPEARE'S    Poem Text    
First Line: One of her hands one of her cheeks lay under
Last Line: To bite the part so unkindly held them in.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


A TOAST, FR. BRENNORALT    Poem Text    
First Line: She's pretty to walk with
Last Line: And helps to make us drink on.
Variant Title(s): The Australian Girl;song
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics


ACTUALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: O for some honest lover's ghost
Last Line: Give me the woman here!
Variant Title(s): A Doubt Of Martyrdom;sonnet: 3


AGAINST ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: My whining lover, what needs all
Last Line: For surfeits sooner kill than fasts.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


AGAINST FRUITION (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay here, fond youth, and ask no more; be wise
Last Line: He's only rich that cannot tell his store.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


AGAINST FRUITION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Fie upon hearts that burn with mutual fire
Last Line: That never were, nor are, nor e'er shall be.


AN ANSWER TO SOME VERSES MADE IN HIS PRAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: The ancient poets and their learned rhymes
Last Line: Be well contented, since you do't with art.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AN EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether these lines do find you out
Last Line: A synod might as eas'ly err.


ANSWER TO 'UPON SIR JOHN SUCKLING'S HUNDRED HORSE'    Poem Text    
First Line: I tell thee, fellow, whoe'er thou be
Last Line: To venture for a crown.
Subject(s): Scotland - Relations With England


CONSTANCY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Out upon it, I have loved
Last Line: A dozen in her place.
Variant Title(s): The Constant Lover;a Poem With An Answer;moods;a Poem
Subject(s): Admiration; Fidelity; Love; Faithfulness; Constancy


DETRACTION EXECRATED    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou vermin slander, bred in abject minds
Last Line: And in one year outlive methusalem.


DISDAIN (ENGLISHED THUS BY THE AUTHOR)    Poem Text    
First Line: To what end serve the promises
Last Line: Then lose not thus your labour.


FAREWELL TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Well-shadow'd landskip, fare ye well
Last Line: And so I love no more.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


HIS DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: On a still, silent night, scarce could I number
Last Line: And then---I awak'd.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


IF, WHEN DON CUPID'S DART    Poem Text    
Last Line: And others doth offend when 'tis let loose
Subject(s): Love Complaints


LOVE AND DEBT ALIKE TROUBLESOME    Poem Text    
First Line: This one request I make to him that sits the clouds above
Last Line: He eats, he drinks, he takes his rest, he fears no man nor woman.


LOVE TURNED TO HATRED    Poem Text    
First Line: I will not love one minute more, I swear
Last Line: And all for thee---what, wilt thou love me yet?
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S BURNING-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wondering long, how I could harmless see
Last Line: This flame shall purge me of the dross, desire.


LOVE'S WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: In each man's heart that doth begin
Last Line: The rest hereafter will discover.


LOVING AND BELOVED    Poem Text    
First Line: There never yet was honest man
Last Line: Loves triumph, must be honours funeral.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


LUTEA ALLISON    Poem Text    
First Line: Though you diana-like have liv'd still chaste
Last Line: The world would have its end before its time.


MY DEAREST RIVAL, LEST OUR LOVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: To love so much as she'll deserve
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


NON EST MORTALE QUOD OPTO (UPON MRS. A.L.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou think'st I flatter, when thy praise I tell
Last Line: For sure I am thou art too good for me.


ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1640: TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake, great sir, the sun shines here
Last Line: Who cannot wish.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ON RICHARD THE THIRD SUPPOSED TO BE BURIED UNDER BRIDGE AT LEICESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: What means this wat'ry canopy 'bout thy bed
Last Line: A heaven to thee midst hellish misery.
Subject(s): Graves; Richard Iii, King Of England (1452-1485); Tombs; Tombstones


PERJURY EXCUSED    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, it is too late! I can no more
Last Line: Should love again, or you love perjury.


PROFFERED LOVE REJECTED    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not four years ago
Last Line: For one night's lodging bid.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When, dearest, I but think of thee
Last Line: Which flows not every day, but ever!


SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Dost see how unregarded now
Last Line: Have certain periods set, and hidden fates.


SONNET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Of thee (kind boy) I ask no red and white
Last Line: No matter by what hand or trick.
Variant Title(s): Truth In Love
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Love; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE ADVANTAGE OF FOREKNOWLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If man might know / the ill he must undergo
Last Line: He must undergo it.
Variant Title(s): A Translation
Subject(s): Future


THE ANSWER: SIR TOBY MATTHEWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, but did you love so long
Last Line: A dozen dozen to disgrace.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Matthews, Sir Toby (1577-1655)


THE ART OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Honest lover whosoever
Last Line: Thou must begin again, and love anew.
Variant Title(s): Ode To A Lover;song
Subject(s): Love


THE CARELESS LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Never believe me if I love
Last Line: Ere I 'll die for love, I 'll fairly forgo it.
Subject(s): Love


THE DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love, reason, hate, did once bespeak
Last Line: So love and folly were in hell.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE DEFORMED MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I know there are some fools that care
Last Line: Judge whether I am happy, yea or no.
Subject(s): Ugliness


THE EXPOSTULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, ye juster deities
Last Line: Or clip love's wings, or quench love's flame.


THE GUILTLESS INCONSTANT    Poem Text    
First Line: My first love, whom all beauties did adorn
Last Line: "see ""the spark,"" by thomas carew."


THE INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye juster powers of love and fate
Last Line: Without a heart to live.


THE LOVER'S CLOCK - THE SIEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: That none beguiled be by time's quick flowing
Last Line: And what you best like.
Subject(s): Time


THE METAMORPHOSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The little boy, to show his might and power
Last Line: H'as metamorphosed me into an ass!


THE MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou be'st ice, I do admire
Last Line: Whilst itself doth harder turn!


THE SIEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis now, since I sat down before
Last Line: Only to feed her pride.
Variant Title(s): Loves Siege


TO A LADY THAT FORBADE TO LOVE BEFORE COMPANY    Poem Text    
First Line: What! No more favours? Not a ribband more
Last Line: Then smil'd, and then away did run.


TO B.C.    Poem Text    
First Line: When first, fair mistress, I did see your face
Last Line: Too late for me, the blind does lead the blind.


TO CELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Youth and beauty now are thine
Last Line: Is refined.


TO HIS RIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Now we have taught our love to know
Last Line: And in her grave buried lie.


TO LORD LEPINGTON UPON HIS TRANSLATION OF MALVEZZI    Poem Text    
First Line: It is so rare and new a thing to see
Last Line: But keep good stomachs off, that would fall to.
Subject(s): Translating & Interpreting


TO MISTRESS CICELY CROFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: O that I were all soul, that I might prove
Last Line: Then let our souls begin where they did end.


TO MR. DAVENANT FOR ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wonder not, if I stay not here
Last Line: Drinks wine I' th' very height o' th' fever.
Subject(s): Absence; Davenant, Sir William (1606-1668); Separation; Isolation


TO MY FRIEND WILL D'AVENANT, ON HIS OTHER POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast redeem'd us, will, and future times
Last Line: Would ask (to praise it right) twenty of mine.
Subject(s): Davenant, Sir William (1606-1668); Plays & Playwrights


TO MY FRIEND WILL.DAVENANT, UPON HIS POEM OF 'MADAGASCAR'    Poem Text    
First Line: What mighty princes poets are! Those things
Last Line: In thy next voyage bring the gold too with thee.
Subject(s): Davenant, Sir William (1606-1668); Plays & Playwrights


TO MY LADY E.C. AT HER GOING OUT OF ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I must confess, when I did part from you
Last Line: Your servant to his best ability.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


TO MY LOVE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I prithee send me back my heart
Last Line: As much as she has mine.
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Courtship


TRUE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: No, no, fair heretic, it needs must be
Last Line: And would love more, could I but love thee less.
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Life Change Events


UPON A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: Yield all, my love; but be withal as coy
Last Line: Men most of all enjoy, when least they do.


UPON CHRIST HIS BIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange news! A city full? Will none give way
Last Line: Their hearts, as well as inns, are made of clay.
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


UPON L.M. WEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoever was the cause your tears were shed
Last Line: But for the guilt of this one fact ne'er enter.
Subject(s): Tears


UPON MY LADY CARLISLE'S WALKING IN HAMPTON COURT GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Didst thou not find the place inspired
Last Line: Where fools with ease go in and out?
Subject(s): Beauty; Carew, Thomas (1595-1640); Hay, Lucy. Countess Of Carlisle


UPON MY LORD BROGHILL'S WEDDING; DIALOGUE, SUCKLING AND BOND    Poem Text    
First Line: In bed, dull man
Last Line: Another, when they're ready, shows them game.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


UPON SIR JOHN LAURENCE'S BRINGING WATER OVER THE HILLS ...    Poem Text    
First Line: And is the water come? Sure't cannot be
Last Line: For love will creep where well it cannot go.


UPON THE BLACK SPOTS WORN BY MY LADY D.E.    Poem Text    
First Line: I know your heart cannot so guilty be
Last Line: Your face would wear not patches, but a cloud.
Subject(s): Beauty Marks


UPON THE FIRST SIGHT OF MY LADY SEYMOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Wonder not much, if thus amaz'd I look
Last Line: Or strive to know, we wrong her too too much.


UPON TOM CAREW HAVING THE POX    Poem Text    
First Line: Troth, tom, I must confess I much admire
Last Line: For evermore the water runs away.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


UPON TWO SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Believe 't, young man, I can as eas'ly tell
Last Line: Next him is he that sees them both together.
Subject(s): Sisters


VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am confirm'd a woman can
Last Line: If e'er I dote upon you more!


WOMAN'S CONSTANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: There never yet was woman made
Last Line: Till all their sweets are gone, and all again refuse them.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Women; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy