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Wilmot, John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rochester, 2d Earl Of
96 poems available by this author


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN STREPHON AND DAPHNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Prithee now, fond fool, give o'er
Last Line: Making fools, than keeping lovers.
Subject(s): Women


A FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Tir'd with the noysom follies of the age
Last Line: Unthinking c[harle]s, rul'd by unthinking thee.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


A LETTER FROM ARTEMISA IN THE TOWN TO CHLOE IN THE COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Chloe, / in verse by your command I write
Last Line: Farewell.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women


A PASTORAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN ALEXIS AND STREPHON    Poem Text    
First Line: There sighs not on the plain
Last Line: Or at her feet despair.


A RODOMONTADE ON HIS CRUEL MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Trust not that thing called woman: she is worse
Last Line: The devil, and be the damning of us all.
Variant Title(s): Impromptu
Subject(s): Women


A SATIRE [OR, SATYR] AGAINST MANKIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Were I (who to my cost already am)
Last Line: Man differs more from man, than man from beast.
Variant Title(s): Homo Sapiens
Subject(s): Ingelo, Nathaniel (1621-1683); Mankind; Meres, Sir Thomas (1635-1715); Patrick, Simon (1626-1707); Reason; Human Race; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


A SATYR    Poem Text    
First Line: Must I with patience ever silent sit
Last Line: Or who'd be safe and senseless like tom thinn?
Subject(s): Gwynn, Eleanor (Nell) (1650-1687); Hewitt, George. Viscount Hewytt Of Goran; How, John Grubman (1657-1722); Savage, Thomas. Earl Rivers (1628-1694); Savile, George. Marquis Of Halifax; Thynne Of Longleat, Thomas (1648-1682); Villiers, Edward (1620-1689)


A SCAEN OF SIR ROBERT HOARD'S PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lead faster on why creep you thus to fight
Last Line: Finis
Subject(s): Howard, Sir Robert (1626-1698); War


A SESSION OF THE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Since the sons of the muses, grew num'rous, and loud
Last Line: For he had writ plays, yet ne're came in print.
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Betterton, Tom (1635-1710); Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets


A SONG (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: My dear mistress has a heart
Last Line: Should we live one day asunder.
Subject(s): Jealousy


A SONG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave this gaudy gilded stage
Last Line: When neither overcomes, love's triumph greater is.
Subject(s): Love


A SONG OF A YOUNG LADY TO HER ANCIENT LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Ancient person, for whom I
Last Line: Ancient person of my heart.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


A SONG, IN IMITATION OF SIR JOHN EATON    Poem Text    
First Line: Too late, alas! I must confess
Last Line: Betray a tender story.


A VERY HEROICAL EPISTLE IN ANSWER TO EPHELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Madam, / if you're deceived, it is not by my cheat
Last Line: Disturbed by swords, like damocles his feast.
Subject(s): Sheffield, John (1648-1721); Buckingham & Normandy, 1st Duke Of; Mulgrave, 3d Earl Of


AGAINST CONSTANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me no more of constancy
Last Line: And fate change me to worms.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


AGAINST MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of mere love and arrant devotion
Last Line: But the hell-fire of marriage none can endure.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


AN ALLUSION TO HORACE, THE TENTH SATYR OF THE FIRST BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, sir, 'tis granted I said dryden's rhymes
Last Line: Approve my sense: I count their censure fame.
Subject(s): Busby, Richard (1606-1695); Dryden, John (1631-1700); Etherege, Sir George (1635-1692); Godolphin, Sidney (1610-1643); Horace (65-8 B.c.); Otway, Thomas (1652-1685); Scroope, Sir Carr (D. 1680); Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701); Settle, Elkanah (1648-1724


AN EPISTOLARY ESSAY FROM M.G. TO O.B. UPON MUTUAL POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear friend, / I hear this town does so abound
Last Line: Of idle rumor, keep at home and write.
Subject(s): Dryden, John (1631-1700); Sheffield, John (1648-1721); Buckingham & Normandy, 1st Duke Of; Mulgrave, 3d Earl Of


ANSWER TO A PAPER OF VERSES SENT HIM BY LADY BETTY FELTON    Poem Text    
First Line: What strange surprise to meet such words as these
Last Line: Pleased in my arms to find herself alive.


AS CONCERNING MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: To what intent or purpose was man made
Last Line: Than thus to be perplex'd: god save the queen.
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


CONSIDERATUS CONSIDERANDUS    Poem Text    
First Line: What pleasures can the gaudy world afford?
Last Line: As we on indians glass, for gems intrude.


CONSTANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot change, as others do
Last Line: Can never break in vain.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


DRAFT OF A DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest armilla could you once but guesse
Last Line: To dye your vasall then to have shame


EPIGRAM ON SAMUEL PORDAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Poet, whoe'er thou art, god damn thee
Last Line: Go hang thyself, and burn thy mariamne.
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights


EPIGRAM ON THOMAS OTWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: To form a plot
Last Line: Defaceth god's in every character.
Subject(s): Otway, Thomas (1652-1685); Poetry & Poets


EPILOGUE TO 'CIRCE'    Poem Text    
First Line: Some few, from wit, have this true maxim got
Last Line: To stand or fall with beauty on his side.
Subject(s): Criticism & Critics


EPILOGUE TO 'LOVE IN THE DARK' AS IT WAS SPOKE BY MR. HAINES    Poem Text    
First Line: As charms are nonsense, nonsense seems a charm
Last Line: While men of wit find one another here.
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters


EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Could I but make my wishes insolent
Last Line: My rival is below your power to bless.


EPITAPH ON CHARLES II    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies our sovereign lord the king
Last Line: Nor ever did a wise one.
Variant Title(s): King Charles Ii;on Charles Ii
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Epitaphs


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: What vain, unnecessary things are men!
Last Line: Both are a...


GRECIAN KINDNESS: A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The utmost grace the greeks could shew
Last Line: Lulled her asleep, and then grew drunk.
Subject(s): Greece; Kindness; Greeks


I PROMISED SYLVIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I promised sylvia to be true
Last Line: Away both leaf and promise flew.


IMPROMPTU    Poem Text    
First Line: By heavens! 'twas bravely done
Last Line: And then to fall like phaeton.


IMPROMPTU ON CHARLES II (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: We have a pretty witty king
Last Line: And never did a wise one.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


IMPROMPTU ON CHARLES II (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: God bless our good and gracious king, / whose promise none relies on
Last Line: Nor ever did a wise one.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


IMPROMPTU ON LOUIS XIV    Poem Text    
First Line: Lorraine you stole; by fraud you got burgundy
Last Line: Flanders you bought; but, gad! You'll pay for 't one day.
Subject(s): Louis Xiv, King Of France (1638-1715)


IMPROMPTU ON THE ENGLISH COURT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's monmouth the witty
Last Line: And the king for a grand politician.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers


INSULTING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Insulting beauty! You misspend
Last Line: Am killed by your disdain.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LETTER FROM MISS PRICE TO LORD CHESTERFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: My lord, / these are the gloves that I did mention
Last Line: But only for your recreation.
Subject(s): Gloves; Price, Henrietta Maria; Stanhope, Philip Dormer (1694-1773); Mittens; Muffs; Chesterfield, 4th Earl Of


LOVE AND LIFE. A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: All my past life is mine no more
Last Line: Tis all that heaven allows.
Variant Title(s): The Present Moment
Subject(s): Fidelity; Time; Faithfulness; Constancy


MY LORD ALL-PRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bursting with pride, the loathed impostume swells
Last Line: This knight o' th' burning pestle makes us sport.
Subject(s): Sheffield, John (1648-1721); Buckingham & Normandy, 1st Duke Of; Mulgrave, 3d Earl Of


ON KING CHARLES, FOR WHICH HE WAS BANISHED THE COURT    Poem Text    
First Line: In the isle of great britain long since famous known
Last Line: E'er she can raise the member she enjoys.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


ON POET NINNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Crushed by that just contempt his follies bring
Last Line: Than what thy very friends have said before.
Subject(s): Scroope, Sir Carr (D. 1680)


ON ROME'S PARDONS    Poem Text    
First Line: If rome can pardon sins, as romans hold
Last Line: To gull 'em of their souls and money too.
Subject(s): Roman Empire


ON THE SUPPOSED AUTHOR OF A LATE POEM IN DEFENCE OF SATYR    Poem Text    
First Line: To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain
Last Line: For anything entirely but an ass.
Subject(s): Scroope, Sir Carr (D. 1680)


ON THE WOMEN ABOUT TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Too long the wise commons have been in debate
Last Line: Must be damned in the cup like unworthy receivers.
Subject(s): Great Britain - Parliament; Women


PINDARICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Let antients boast no more
Last Line: Whilst her great name confronts eternity.
Subject(s): Cavendish, William. 1st Duke Devonshire; Palmer, Barbara. Duchess Of Cleveland


PLAIN DEALINGS DOWNFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Long time plain dealing in the hauty town
Last Line: Whil's kavery laughing, rung her passing bell.


PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gentle reproofs have long been try'd in vain
Last Line: To fright away the vermin of the age.


RHYME TO LISBON    Poem Text    
First Line: A health to kate!
Last Line: Who made her bone his bone.
Subject(s): Catherine Of Bragnza, Queen Of England; Rhyme; Toasts


ROCHESTER EXTEMPORE    Poem Text    
First Line: And after singing psalm the twelfth
Last Line: "I am a rascal, that thou know'st!"
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


ROCHESTER'S CONFERENCE WITH A POST BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Son of a whore, god damn you! Can you tell
Last Line: The readiest way, my lord's by rochester.
Subject(s): Accidents; Villains In Literature


SAB: LOST; DRAMATIC FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: She yields, she yields! Pale envy said amen
Last Line: Artless and witless, no way meriting...
Subject(s): Seduction


SATIRES: 51. UPON NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing! Thou elder brother even to shade
Last Line: Flow swiftly into thee, and in thee ever end.
Subject(s): Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


SECOND PROLOGUE AT COURT TO 'THE EMPRESS OF MOROCCO', BY LADY HOWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Wit has of late took up a trick t' appear
Last Line: For love will ever make the triumph yours.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Courts & Courtiers; Howard, Lady Betty (D. 1683); Settle, Elkanah (1648-1724)


SONG (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love a woman? You're an ass
Last Line: Does the trick worth forty wenches.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Misogyny; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONG (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair chloris in a pigsty lay
Last Line: She's innocent and pleased.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love - Erotic; Nightmares


SONG (11)    Poem Text    
First Line: Phyllis, be gentler, I advise
Last Line: And never know the joy.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


SONG (12)    Poem Text    
First Line: What cruel pains corinna takes
Last Line: Her vassal should undo her.


SONG (14)    Poem Text    
First Line: How happy, chloris, were they free
Last Line: The lusty juice of men.
Subject(s): Passion


SONG (16)    Poem Text    
First Line: Phillis misfortunes that can be exprest
Last Line: The utmost rigor of relentless fate


SONG (17)    Poem Text    
First Line: Your glory phillis is in being loved
Last Line: While there remains one sensible or brave


SONG (18)    Poem Text    
First Line: Cloris to love without return
Last Line: Which you soe hardly use


SONG (19)    Poem Text    
First Line: Corrina vainly I pretend
Last Line: His fauls dominion does prove


SONG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me leave to rail at you
Last Line: And makes the slave grow pleased and vain.
Subject(s): Love


SONG (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: While on those lovely looks I gaze
Last Line: The vanquished die with pleasure.
Subject(s): Desire; Love


SONG (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: At last you'll force me to confess
Last Line: Betray a kinder story.


SONG (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Absent from thee I languish still
Last Line: And lose my everlasting rest.
Variant Title(s): Return
Subject(s): Absence; Fidelity; Separation; Isolation; Faithfulness; Constancy


SONG (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Injurious charmer of my vanquished heart
Last Line: Together both expire.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


SONG (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas a dispute 'twixt heaven and earth
Last Line: Had so returned unhallowed to the skies.


SONG (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: As chloris full of harmless thought
Last Line: And yielded to the swain.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


SPOKEN .. TO A COUNTRY CLERK .. HAVING HEARD HIM SING PSALMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sternhold and hopkins had great qualms
Last Line: By god! 'twould have made him mad.
Subject(s): Bible; Hopkins, John (D. 1570); Sternhold, Thomas (D. 1549)


THE ADVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: All things submit themselves to your command
Last Line: Forgoing sense for a fantastic name.
Subject(s): Love


THE ANSWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing adds to your fond fire
Last Line: And kill the rebel in your arms.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE BULLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Room, room for a blade of the town
Last Line: And there's an end of bully.
Subject(s): Bullies


THE DISCOVERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Celia, the faithful servant you disown
Last Line: Since, dying, I must be no more your slave.
Subject(s): Love


THE FALL    Poem Text    
First Line: How blest was the created state
Last Line: You love me for the frailer part.
Subject(s): Bible; Love; Religion; Theology


THE HISTORY OF INSPIDS; A LAMPOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Chast, pious, prudent, charles the second
Last Line: Prove wretched, king'd by storks and loggs.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Great Britain - History; English History


THE IMPERFECT ENJOYMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms
Last Line: To do the wrong'd corinna right for thee.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Impotence


THE MAIMED DEBAUCHEE    Poem Text    
First Line: As some brave admiral, in former war
Last Line: And being good for nothing else, be wise.
Variant Title(s): The Disabled Debauchee
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seduction; Villains In Literature; Seamen; Sails


THE MISTRESS; A SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: An age in her embraces passed [past]
Last Line: And make us blessed at last.
Variant Title(s): Of His Mistress
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE PLATONIC LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: I could love thee till I die
Last Line: And we will all the pleasures prove...
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE SUBMISSION    Poem Text    
First Line: To this moment a rebel, I throw down my arms
Last Line: At the thought of those joys I should meet in her arms.
Subject(s): Love


TIMON, A SATYR    Poem Text    
First Line: What timon! Does old age begin t' approach
Last Line: To drink bear glass, and hear the hectors roar.
Subject(s): Boileau, Nicholas (1636-1711); Porter, George (1622-1683); Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701); Settle, Elkanah (1648-1724); Women


TO A LADY: IN A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Such perfect bliss, fair chloris, we
Last Line: The juice of lusty men.
Subject(s): Passion


TO HER SACRED MAJESTY, THE QUEEN MOTHER, ON DEATH OF MARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Respite, great queen, your just and hasty fears
Last Line: And dereliction adds unto remove.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Henrietta Maria, Queen Of England; Death - Babies


TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why dost thou shade thy lovely face? O, why
Last Line: Stretch'd out no farther than from me to thee!
Subject(s): Love; Quarles, Francis (1592-1644)


TO HIS SACRED MAJESTY, ON HIS RESTORATION IN THE YEAR 1660    Poem Text    
First Line: Virtue's triumphant shrine! Who dost engage
Last Line: By daring loyalty, your wilmot's son.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


TO MY MORE THAN MERITORIOUS WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am, by fate, slave to your will
Last Line: John.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TUNBRIDGE WELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: At five this morn, when phoebus raised his head
Last Line: Did seem to me by much the wiser creature.
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Poetry & Poets; Tunbridge Wells, England


UNDER KING CHARLES II'S PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I, john roberts, writ this same
Last Line: In honor of my master's master, king charles the second by name.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


UPON HIS LEAVING HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not that I am weary grown
Last Line: And be the mistress of mankind.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


VALENTINIAN; A TRAGEDY: ACT 3, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: But see my lady wakes and comes this way
Last Line: No hour of joy in th' absence of my lord.


VALENTINIAN; A TRAGEDY: THE SOLILOQUY OF MAXIMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis then a certain truth that I am wrong'd
Last Line: Him and my shame I'le tread into one grave.


WOMAN'S HONOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Love bade me hope, and I obeyed
Last Line: In women, mean distrustful shame.
Subject(s): Women


WRITTEN IN A LADY'S PRAYER BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Fling this useless book away
Last Line: Through all the joys on earth to those above.
Subject(s): Books; Love; Reading