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Author: waller, edmund
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Waller, Edmund    Poet's Biography
18 poems available by this author


CHLORIS AND HYLAS (MADE TO A SARABAND)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hylas, o hylas! Why sit we mute
Last Line: The oak now resembles which lightning hath blasted.


OF A FAIR LADY PLAYING WITH A SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange that such horror and such grace
Last Line: A marble one so warmed would speak.
Variant Title(s): To A Fair Lady Playing With A Snake
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


OF ENGLISH VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Poets may boast [as safely vain]
Last Line: But as long liv'd as present love.
Variant Title(s): English Verse
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OF MY LADY ISABELLA PLAYING ON THE LUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Such moving sounds from such a careless touch
Last Line: His flaming rome, and as it burn'd, he play'd.
Subject(s): Lutes; Music & Musicians


OF THE LAST VERSES IN THE BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: When we for age could neither read nor write
Last Line: That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Variant Title(s): The Self Banished (1);on The Foregoing Divine Poems;of His Divine Poems;on The Last Verses In His Book
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


ON A GIRDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: That which her slender waist confined
Last Line: Take all the rest the sun goes round!
Subject(s): Admiration; Clothing & Dress; Girdles; Love


ON THE FRIENDSHIP BETWIXT TWO LADIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, lovely, loving pair!
Last Line: Or with more consent do move.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ON THE TWO DWARFS THAT WERE MARRIED AT COURT    Poem Text    
First Line: Design, or chance, makes others wive
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, lovely rose
Last Line: That are so wondrous sweet and fair.
Variant Title(s): The Rose
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Carpe Diem; Flowers; Love; Modesty; Roses; Transience; Impermanence


THE BUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Lately on yonder swelling bush
Last Line: To wax more soft, her youth invades
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


THE SELF BANISHED (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not that I love you less
Last Line: The vow I made to love you too.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE STORY OF PHOEBUS [OR APOLLO] AND DAPHNE APPLIED    Poem Text    
First Line: Thyrsis, a youth of the inspired train
Last Line: He catched at love, and filled his arms with bays.
Subject(s): Apollo; Daphne (Mythology); Mythology; Mythology - Classical


TO A LADY SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: While I listen to thy voice
Last Line: Is that they sing, and that they love.
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers


TO CHLORIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Chloris, yourself you so excel
Last Line: But of his voice, the boy had mourned.
Variant Title(s): To A Lady In Retirement;to A Lady Singing
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


TO MR. HENRY LAWES    Poem Text    
First Line: Verse makes heroic virtue live
Last Line: Let words and sense be set by thee.
Subject(s): Composers; Lawes, Henry (1596-1662); Noy, William; Singing & Singers


TO MY YOUNG LADY LUCY SIDNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Why came I so untimely forth
Last Line: All that was promised by the spring.
Variant Title(s): To A Very Young Lady


TO ONE MARRIED TO AN OLD MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Since thou wouldst needs, bewitched with some ill charms
Last Line: Upon thy tender limbs! And so good night.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


UNDER A LADY'S PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some ages hence, for it must not decay
Last Line: And better fate, had perished alone.
Subject(s): Love