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A SONG TO AMORET, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were dead, and, in my place
Last Line: This endless, holy fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


ABEL'S BLOOD, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad, purple well! Whose bubbling eye
Last Line: Who prayed for those that did him kill!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Abel


ADMISSION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shrill are silent tears! When sin got head
Last Line: My saviour's blood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


AFFLICTION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, peace; it is not so. Thou dost miscall
Last Line: Making the whole most musical.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


ANGUISH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god and king! To thee
Last Line: Or let me die! --
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


AS TIME ONE DAY BY ME DID PASS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Though life be dead, and my joys gone
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Transience


ASCENSION DAY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord jesus! With what sweetness and delights
Last Line: Upon the clouds again to judge this world!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


ASCENSION HYMN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dust and clay
Last Line: Make clay ascend more quick than light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


BEGGING (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: King of mercy, king of love
Last Line: O my god, let it be thine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


BEGGING (2), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, do not go! Thou know'st, I'll die
Last Line: From sickness, give my spirit health!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


BOW OF BEAUTY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bow of beauty, arching o'er us, tinted with unearthly dyes
Last Line: Love's and mercy's light assuming, like the rainbow it doth shine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Cupid; Heaven; Jews; Love; Eros; Paradise; Judaism


BURIAL, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou! The first fruits of the dead
Last Line: O come lord jesus quickly!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


CHEERFULNESS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, with what courage and delight
Last Line: Of hallelujahs here below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


CHILDHOOD, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot reach it; and my striving eye
Last Line: For sure that is the narrow way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CHRIST'S NATIVITY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, glad heart! Get up and sing!
Last Line: Must not be numbered in the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


CHURCH SERVICE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest be the god of harmony and love
Last Line: -- my sighs and groans.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


COCK-CROWING, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father of lights! What sunny seed
Last Line: Though with no lily, stay with me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Roosters; Cocks


COME, COME, WHAT DO I HERE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To wake in thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Absence


CONTENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, peace! I know 'twas brave
Last Line: I would have mine within.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


CORRUPTION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sure, it was so. Man in those early days
Last Line: "arise! Thrust in thy sickle''?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Eden; Sin


DAY OF JUDGEMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When through the north a fire shall rush
Last Line: And bring me, where I'd be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


DEATH (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a sad land, that in one day
Last Line: Tis last good-night, our sun shall never set.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


DEATH (2), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though since thy first sad entrance by
Last Line: Though fled from you, their spirits hive.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


DISORDER AND FRAILTY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first thou didst even from the grave
Last Line: My heart, my verse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


DISTRACTION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O knit me, that am crumbled dust! The heap
Last Line: Striving to save the whole, by parcells dye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


DRESSING, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou that lovest a pure and whitened soul
Last Line: If saints and angels fall down, much more thou.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


EASTER HYMN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death and darkness, get you packing
Last Line: From this, unto the last of days.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Consolation; Easter; Holidays; Religion; The Resurrection; Theology


EASTER-DAY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, whose sad heart and weeping head lies low
Last Line: Whose spittle only could restore the blind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


FAIR AND YOUNG LIGHT! MY GUIDE TO HOLY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: This world but laughs at those who weep
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Love


FAITH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright and blest beam! Whose strong projection
Last Line: Doth answer, live.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


H. SCRIPTURES, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome dear book, soul's joy and food! The feast
Last Line: Will tell thee so; sweet saviour thou didst die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


IDLE VERSE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, go, quaint follies, sugared sin
Last Line: Winter is all my year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


ISAAC'S MARRIAGE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praying! And to be married? It was rare
Last Line: First, a young patriarch, then a married saint.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


JACOB'S PILLOW AND PILLAR, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see the temple in thy pillar reared
Last Line: But we the substance have, and on him rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


JESUS WEEPING (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessed, unhappy city! Dearly loved
Last Line: Will nothing yield but thorns to wound thy head.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


JESUS WEEPING (2), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear almighty lord! Why dost thou weep
Last Line: Shall send me (swan-like) singing home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


JOY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be dumb, coarse measures, jar no more; to me
Last Line: Sighs make joy sure, and shaking fastens thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


JOY OF MY LIFE! WHILE LEFT ME HERE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Will guide him in
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Absence


L'ENVOY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the new world's new, quick'ning sun
Last Line: Who turned our sad captivity!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


LOVE AND DISCIPLINE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since in a land not barren still
Last Line: And all the year have some green ears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


LOVE-SICK, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, my life! How shall I truly love thee
Last Line: Mine ever, ever; and me ever thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


MAN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weighing the steadfastness and state
Last Line: God ordered motion, but ordained no rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


MAN'S FALL AND RECOVERY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell you everlasting hills! I'm cast
Last Line: Of their red sea, a spring, I wash, they wade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


MIDNIGHT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When to my eyes / whilst deep sleep others catches)
Last Line: Which thy spirit blows!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


MISERY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, bind me up, and let me lie
Last Line: Till thou both mend and make me thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


MOUNT OF OLIVES (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet, sacred hill! On whose fair brow
Last Line: Was then his chair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


MOUNT OF OLIVES (2), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first I saw true beauty, and thy joys
Last Line: That these may be thy praise, and my joy too.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


PALM SUNDAY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, drop your branches, strow the way
Last Line: But one green branch and a white robe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Palm Sunday


PEACE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My soul, there is a country
Last Line: Thy god, thy life, thy cure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Sweet Peace
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Heaven; Jesus Christ; Peace; Soul; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Paradise


PRAISE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: King of comforts! King of life!
Last Line: That one poor blossom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


PROVIDENCE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sacred and secret hand
Last Line: Since thou hast made thy arm my fold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


PSALM 104, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, o my soul, and bless the lord. O god
Last Line: Yea, bless thou him for ever!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


PSALM 121, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up to those bright and gladsome hills
Last Line: Now, and for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


PSALM 65, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sion's true, glorious god! On thee
Last Line: Glory to the eternal king!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


QUICKNESS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: False life! A foil and no more, when
Last Line: A quickness which my god hath kissed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Mortality


REGENERATION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A ward, and still in bonds, one day
Last Line: "and let me die before my death!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Redemption; Religion; Theology


RELIGION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, when I walk in those groves
Last Line: And turn once more our water into wine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Christianity; Miracles


REPENTANCE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, since thou didst in this vile clay
Last Line: And through his merits, make thy mercy mine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Repentance; Penitence


RESURRECTION AND IMMORTALITY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I seen, when that renewing breath
Last Line: Without succession, and without a sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


RETIREMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fresh fields and woods! The earth's fair face
Last Line: Tis that, which we the country call.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Retirement (1)


RIGHTEOUSNESS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair, solitary path! Whose blessed shades
Last Line: Cheating himself; that man walks in this path.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


ROM. CAP. 8 VER. 19, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And do they so? Have they a sense
Last Line: Thy sheep with thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


RULES AND LESSONS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first thy eyes [eies] unveil, give thy soul leave
Last Line: For chains of darkness and eternal nights?
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SILEX SCINTIALLANS: THEY ARE ALL GONE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are all gone into the world of light!
Last Line: Where I shall need no glass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Ascension Hymn;beyond The Veil;departed Friends;beauteous Death;the World Of Light;friends Gone
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Christianity; Consolation; Death; Heaven; Immortality; Mourning; Religion; Dead, The; Paradise; Bereavement; Theology


SINCE THOU ART GONE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence and stealth of days! 'tis now
Last Line: Find heaven and thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SON-DAYS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright shadows of true rest! Some shoots of bliss
Last Line: Of a full feast; and the out-courts of glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Son-dayes
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Sabbath; Sunday


ST. MARY MAGDALEN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, beauteous saint! More white than day
Last Line: Who saint themselves, they are no saints.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Mary Magdalen; Saints; Women - Bible; Mary Magdalene


SURE, THERE'S A TIE OF BODIES! AND AS THEY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Be sure not to believe
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Death


TEARS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O when my god, my glory brings
Last Line: Thou hast made beggars rich.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE AGREEMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wrote it down. But one that saw
Last Line: Bless thee, and blame unthankful man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE ASS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou! Who didst place me in this busy street
Last Line: And bones rejoice, which once were broken!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE BIRD, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hither thou com'st: the busy wind all night
Last Line: Till the day-spring breaks forth again from high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): To A Bird After A Storm
Subject(s): Birds


THE BOOK, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternal god! Maker of all
Last Line: Who in them lov'd and sought thy face!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Books; Doubt; Reading; Skepticism


THE BRECON BEACONS AND THE BLACK MOUNTAINS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair, shining mountains of my pilgrimage
Last Line: While I so spring, as if I could not fade!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE BRITISH CHURCH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! He is fled!
Last Line: Upon the mounts of spices.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE BURIAL OF AN INFANT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest infant bud, whose blossom-life
Last Line: To dress them, and unswaddle death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


THE CALL, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come my heart! Come my head
Last Line: Those beasts were clean, that chewed the cud.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE CHECK, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, peace! I blush to hear thee; when thou art
Last Line: Perhaps tomorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE CONSTELLATION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair, ordered lights (whose motion without noise
Last Line: And say, where god is, all agree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Constellations


THE DAUGHTER OF HERODIAS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vain, sinful art! Who first did fit
Last Line: She tempts to incest, thou to blood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE DAWNING, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! What time wilt thou come? When shall that cry
Last Line: Watching the break of thy great day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): The Second Advent
Subject(s): Dawn; Millenium; Sunrise


THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O day of life, of light, of love
Last Line: Make all things new! And without end!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE DEDICATION (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, thou that didst die for me
Last Line: Beg thou wouldst take thy tenant's rent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE DEDICATION (2), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god! Thou that didst die for me
Last Line: Can tell thee where a heart is broken.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE DWELLING-PLACE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What happy, secret fountain
Last Line: My god, I mean my sinful heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE EVENING-WATCH; A DIALOGUE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell! I go to sleep; but when
Last Line: Is thy first breath, and man's eternal prime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


THE FAVOUR, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thy bright looks! Thy glance of love
Last Line: Thy time to shine, and mine to see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE FEAST, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O come away
Last Line: And what in the next world to eat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE FLOWER, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked the other day, to spend my hour
Last Line: Thus all the year I mourn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Happy Are The Dead;the Hidden Flower;i Walked The Other Day
Subject(s): Consolation; Flowers; Mourning; Bereavement


THE GARLAND, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who dost flow and flourish here below
Last Line: A garland, where comes neither rain, nor wind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE HIDDEN TREASURE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can the man do that succeeds the king
Last Line: But for one thing, though purchased once before.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE HOLY COMMUNION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome sweet and sacred feast; welcome life
Last Line: Become both food and shepherd to thy sheep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Eucharist; Communion


THE INCARNATION AND PASSION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord! When thou didst thyself undress
Last Line: Is only stronger far than death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE JEWS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the fair year
Last Line: The lost son by the newly found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE KNOT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright queen of heaven! God's virgin spouse
Last Line: United keeps for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


THE LAMP [LAMPE], by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis dead night round about: horror doth creep
Last Line: And where thou mad'st an end, there I'll begin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Immortality; Religion; Theology


THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, when thou didst on sinai pitch
Last Line: I would both think and judge I did not love thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE MATCH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear friend! Whose holy, ever-living lines
Last Line: Through thy increase grow new and quick.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE MEN OF WAR, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If any have an ear
Last Line: But the blood of the blessed lamb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE MORNING-WATCH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O joys! Infinite sweetness! With what flowers
Last Line: My lamp and life, both shall in thee abide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE MUTINY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary of this same clay and straw, I laid
Last Line: Both live and die thy child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE NIGHT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the pure virgin-shrine
Last Line: Might live invisible and dim!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Jesus Christ; Night; Religion; Belief; Creed; Bedtime; Theology


THE OBSEQUIES, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since dying for me, thou didst crave no more
Last Line: Thy death may keep my soul alive.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE ORNAMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lucky world showed me one day
Last Line: For she is bravest, you confess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE PALM-TREE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear friend sit down, and bear awhile this shade
Last Line: And weave it for your head against you wake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Palm Trees


THE PASSION, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my chief good
Last Line: To weep, to sing, thy death, my life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE PILGRIMAGE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As travellers when the twilight's come
Last Line: That I may travel to thy mount.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE PROFFER, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be still black parasites
Last Line: If these be fair, o what is heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE PURSUIT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord! What a busy, restless thing
Last Line: To take us sick, that sound would not take thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE QUEER, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tell me whence that joy doth spring
Last Line: Of knowing thee, so rarely known.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE RAINBOW, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still young and fine! But what is still in view
Last Line: Thou dost but court cold rain, till rain turns fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Rainbows


THE RELAPSE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, how gracious art thou! I had slipped
Last Line: These are his due.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE RESOLVE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have considered it; and find
Last Line: Hath got the prize.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE RETREAT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy those early days! When I / shined in my angel-infancy
Last Line: In that state I came return.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Absence; Children; Christianity; Faith; Innocence; Nostalgia; Regret; Separation; Isolation; Childhood; Belief; Creed


THE SAP, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come sapless blossom, creep not still on earth
Last Line: Brings to, and comes from heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE SEARCH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis now clear day: I see a rose
Last Line: Travels in clouds, seeks manna, where none is.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE SEED GROWING SECRETLY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If this world's friends might see but once
Last Line: Till the white-winged reapers come!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Religion; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature; Theology


THE SHEPHERDS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet, harmless lives! (on whose holy leisure
Last Line: Their day was dark and dim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


THE SHOWER (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas so, I saw thy birth: that drowsy lake
Last Line: My god would give a sunshine after rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE STAR, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whatever 'tis whose beauty here below
Last Line: Put on their youth and green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE STONE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have it now
Last Line: As one than dust more vile and vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE STORM, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see the use: and know my blood
Last Line: Both wash and wing my soul.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE TEMPEST, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How is man parcelled out! How ev'ry hour
Last Line: Thy gift once more, and grind this flint to dust!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE THRONE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When with these eyes closed now by thee
Last Line: And say, thy will be done!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THE TIMBER, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sure thou didst flourish once! And many springs
Last Line: Dirt in her way, will keep above the sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Decay; Trees; Rot; Decadence


THE TRUE CHRISTMAS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So stick up ivie and the bays
Last Line: And then you keep your christmas right.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE WATERFALL, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what deep murmurs through times silent stealth
Last Line: Not this with cataracts and creeks.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Christianity; Waterfalls


THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To love our god with all our strength and will
Last Line: What is so hard but faith can do with ease?
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Faith; Worship; Belief; Creed


THE WORLD (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw eternity the other night
Last Line: But for his bride.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): A Vision
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Earth; Freedom; Future Life; Mankind; Religion; World; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Human Race; Theology


THE WREATH, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since I in storms used most to be
Last Line: Sing thy just praise, and see thy face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


THOU THAT KNOW'ST FOR WHOM I MOURN, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thou hast crown'd him already
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Mourning


TO AMORET, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nimble sigh, on thy warm wings
Last Line: If she'll but love me, being dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Love


TO MY WORTHY FRIEND, MASTER T. LEWES, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sees not my friend, what a deep snow
Last Line: Doth with his tears but feed his foes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Friendship


TO THE HOLY BIBLE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O book! Life's guide! How shall we part
Last Line: Farewell o book of god! Farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible


TRINITY SUNDAY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O holy, blessed, glorious three
Last Line: Be owned, saved, sainted by you three!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


UNPROFITABLENESS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How rich, o lord! How fresh thy visits are!
Last Line: The odour I bequeath.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


VAIN WITS AND EYES, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In tears to you, in fire to me
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Worship


VANITY OF SPIRITS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quite spent with thoughts, I left my cell and lay
Last Line: But one half glance, most gladly die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


WHITE SUNDAY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome white day! A thousand suns
Last Line: Dissolve into the common dross!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist