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A CONTEMPLATION UPON FLOWERS, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brave flowers, that I could gallant it like you
Last Line: Like yours may sweeten and perfume my death.
Subject(s): Flowers


A LETTER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ne'er was dress'd in forms; nor can I bend
Last Line: Which will in death seal the bold counterpart.


A PENTITENTIAL HYMN, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hearken, o god, unto a wretch's cries
Last Line: Before I fall into the silent grave.


A RENUNCIATION, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We, that did nothing study but the way / to love each other
Last Line: As the divorced soul from her body parts.


A SALUTATION OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE SOVEREIGN, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Move on, thou floating trophy built to fame
Last Line: With thine own triumphs be crown'd sovereign.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


A SECOND ELEGY ON THE COUNTESS OF LEISTER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, precious ashes, in thy sacred urn
Last Line: Whose chiefest joys were in his dearest wife.
Subject(s): Stanhope, Katharine. Countess Leinster


AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My best of friends! What needs a chain to tie
Last Line: Will period, though never crown, my hope.


AN ELEGY OCCASIONED BY SICKNESS, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well did the prophet ask, lord, what is man?
Last Line: Shall death's black night to endless lustre turn.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


AN ELEGY ON SIR CHARLES LUCAS AND SIR GEORGE LISLE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In measures solemn as the groans that fall
Last Line: The monuments of their base cruelty.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Great Britain - Civil War; Injustice; Lisle, Sir George (D. 1648); Lucas, Sir Charles; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; English Civil War


AN ELEGY UPON MRS. KIRK, UNFORTUNATELY DROWNED IN THAMES, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For all the shipwracks, and the liquid graves
Last Line: Return'd a venus back to thee again.
Subject(s): Disasters; Drowning; Shipwrecks


AN ELEGY UPON MY BEST FRIEND, L. K. C., by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should we our sorrows in this method range
Last Line: The legacy of your lamented death.
Subject(s): Stanhope, Katharine. Countess Leinster


AN ELEGY UPON PRINCE HENRY'S DEATH (DIED NOV. 6, 1612), by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep station, nature, and rest, heaven sure
Last Line: And glory of our day set in his night.


AN ELEGY UPON S. W. R., by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will not weep, for 'twere as great a sin
Last Line: The world must still admire, scarce imitate.
Subject(s): Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


AN ELEGY UPON THE DEATH OF MR. EDWARD HOLT, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether thy father's, or disease's rage
Last Line: With marks of valour and of loyalty.
Subject(s): Holt, Edward (D. 1643)


AN ELEGY UPON THE IMMATURE LOSS OF THE MOST VERTUOUS LADY ANNE RICH, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I envy not thy mortal triumphs, death
Last Line: Thus strive to canonize thy memory.
Subject(s): Cavendish, Anne. Lady Rich (D. 1638)


AN ELEGY UPON THE L. BISHOP OF LONDON, JOHN KING, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad relic of a blessed soul! Whose trust
Last Line: The resurrection for his epitaph.
Subject(s): King, John. Bishop Of London (D. 1621)


AN ELEGY UPON THE MOST INCOMPARABLE KING CHARLES THE FIRST, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Call for amazed thoughts, a wounded sense
Last Line: If zimri dies in peace that slew his lord.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Great Britain - Civil War; English Civil War


AN ELEGY UPON THE MOST VICTORIOUS KING OF SWEDEN, GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a cold fatal sweat which ushers death
Last Line: Whose influence may crown thy glorious war.
Subject(s): Gustavus Ii Adolphus, King (1595-1632); Gustavus Ii Adolphus, King Of Sweden


AN ELEGY, OCCASIONED BY LOSS OF THE MOST INCOMPARABLE LADY STANHOPE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light'ned by that dim torch our sorrows bear
Last Line: This mournful homage at thy grave to pay.
Subject(s): Percy, Anne. Lady Stanhope (D. 1654)


AN EPITAPH ON HIS MOST HONORED FRIEND, RICHARD, EARL OF DORSET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let no profane ignoble foot tread neer
Last Line: And want a mourner at his funeral.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Sackville, Richard. 3rd Earl Of Dorset


AN EPITAPH ON NIOBE TURNED TO STONE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This pile thou seest built out of flesh, not stone
Last Line: Is neither tomb nor body, and yet both.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Niobe


AN ESSAY ON DEATH AND A PRISON, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A prison is in all things like a grave
Last Line: Two prisons quits, the body and the jail.
Subject(s): Death; Prisons & Prisoners; Dead, The; Convicts


BALLADE OF MYSELF AND MONSIEUR RABELAIS, by LEONARD BACON (1887-1954)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: King henry hath his amber wine
Last Line: Myself and monsieur rabelais.
Subject(s): Rabelais, Francois (1483-1553); Yale University


BEING WAKED OF MY SLEEP BY A SNUFF OF CANDLE WHICH OFFENDED ME, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Perhaps 'twas but conceit. Erroneous sense!
Last Line: And kindle them to an eternal flame.
Subject(s): Candles


BERNARDINE DU BORN, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: King henry sat upon his throne
Last Line: "go forth -- unscathed and free."
Subject(s): Bertran De Born (1202-1215); Henry Ii, King Of England (1133-1189); Revolutions


BY OCCASION OF THE YOUNG PRINCE HIS HAPPY BIRTH, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At this glad triumph, when most poets use
Last Line: Heir to himself, through all posterity.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685)


EPIGRAM, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not in my love too soon prevail
Last Line: An easy conquest makes the purchase stale.
Subject(s): Courtship


EPIGRAM, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fate of books is diverse as man's sense
Last Line: Two critics ne'er shar'd one intelligence.
Subject(s): Courtship


EPIGRAM, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He whose advent'rous keel ploughs the rough seas
Last Line: That value wit and arts below their crimes.
Subject(s): Courtship


EPIGRAM, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When arria to her paetus had bequeath'd
Last Line: Tis thine (my paetus) grieves and kills my heart.
Subject(s): Courtship


EPIGRAM, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To what serve laws, where only money reogns?
Last Line: And the court sits, but to allow the price.
Subject(s): Courtship


GEORGE MEREDITH TO MISS DIXON (JUNE 9, 1892), by HENRY W. KING    Poem Text            
First Line: From box hill, dorking, so the heading reads
Last Line: Wrought by the glowing letters of his name.
Subject(s): Meredith, George (1828-1909); New York City; Novels & Novelists; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


KING HENRY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Lat never a man a wooing wend
Last Line: That ga' me a' my will


KING HENRY FIFTH'S CONQUEST OF FRANCE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: As our king lay musing on his bed
Last Line: To the rose of england I will give free
Subject(s): "henry V, King Of England (1387-1422);


KING HENRY V AND THE HERMIT OF DREUX, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He past unquestioned through the camp
Last Line: Upon his dying day.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Henry V, King Of England (1387-1422); Hermits; Punishment; Repentance; Sickness; Soldiers; War; English History; Penitence; Illness


KING HENRY VII AND THE SHIPWRIGHTS, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harry, our king in england, from london town is gone
Last Line: That they may keep measure with harry our king and peace in engeland!
Subject(s): Henry Vii, King Of England (1457-1509); Navy - Great Britain; Shipbuilding; Fitzroy, Henry, Duke Of Richmond; Tudor, Henry; English Navy


LOVE'S HARVEST, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond lunatic forbear, why dost thou sue
Last Line: Do in effect but cuckold their own bed.
Subject(s): Premarital Sex


MADAM GABRINA OR THE ILL FAVOR'D CHOICE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have oft wond'red why thou didst elect
Last Line: Can mend that night-piece, that is, make her worse.


MY MIDNIGHT MEDITATION, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ill-busied man! Why shouldst thou take such care
Last Line: There is but one, and that one ever.
Subject(s): King, John. Bishop Of London (D. 1621); Mortality


ON A BOY'S FIRST READING OF THE PLAY OF 'KING HENRY THE FIFTH', by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate
Last Line: "with ""ho! For harry and red agincourt!"
Subject(s): Boys; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare - King Henry V; Dramatists


ON HIS SHADOW, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, my shadow, constant, true
Last Line: Unless I fall upon her.
Subject(s): Shadows


ON THE EARL OF ESSEX, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Essex, twice made unhappy by a wife
Last Line: Contracted be into a span of dust.
Subject(s): Divorce; Essex, Robert Devereaux, 3d Earl Of; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


PARADOX: THAT FRUITION DESTROYS LOVE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is our reason's paradox, which still
Last Line: As warm our hands by putting out the fire.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Pygmalion; Troy


PARADOX: THAT IT IS BEST FOR A YOUNG MAID TO MARRY AN OLD MAN, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair one, why cannot you an old man love
Last Line: Your elevation is for fifty-two.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


RECOLLECTION OF THE PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The imperial stature, the colossal stride
Last Line: Which neither force shall check nor time abate!
Subject(s): Cambridge University; Henry Viii, King Of England (1491-1547)


ROSAMOND: KING HENRY'S SONG, by JOSEPH ADDISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the pleasing, pleasing anguish
Last Line: Oh, the pleasing, pleasing anguish!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; King, Henry (1592-1669); Singing & Singers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Songs


ROSAMUND DE CLIFFORD TO KING HENRY III, AFTER SHE HAD TAKEN THE VEIL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Henry, 'its past! Each painful effort o'er
Last Line: That even death was weak to end our love.
Subject(s): Clifford, Rosamund (D.1176); Farewell; Henry Iii, King Of England (1207-1272); Love; Nuns; Redemption; Regret; Salvation; Parting


SIC VITA, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like to the falling of a star
Last Line: The flight is past, -- and man forgot!
Variant Title(s): Life;of Human Life;such Is Life
Subject(s): Death; Life; Mankind; Mortality; Transience; Dead, The; Human Race; Impermanence


SILENCE. A SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, my heart's blab, be ever dumb
Last Line: Which carries it, shall prove its tomb.
Subject(s): Silence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I entreat, either thou wilt not hear
Last Line: Wilt be too soon with age or sorrow nighted.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I prithee turn that face away
Last Line: Wish thee less fair, or else more kind.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, you stars that our affections move
Last Line: Bind up all love within my frozen veins.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were thy heart soft as thou art fair
Last Line: Tomb'd in a living cruelty.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me no more how fair she is
Last Line: In that it falls her sacrifice.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, thou that vainly dost mine eyes invite
Last Line: When fierce winds rock them on the foaming wave.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONNET. AGAINST WEEPING, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dry those fair, those crystal eyes
Last Line: In love with sorrow for thy sake.
Subject(s): Discontent; Dissatisfaction


SONNET. THE DOUBLE ROCK, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since thou hast view'd some gorgon, and art grown
Last Line: To make two rocks each others monument.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET. TO PATIENCE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down, stormy passions, down; no more
Last Line: Which cures a tempest by a calm.
Subject(s): Patience


ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that each feather'd chorister doth sing
Last Line: Nor search the grave for my lost valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Loss Of; Valentine's Day


THE ACQUITTANCE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not knowing who should my acquittance take
Last Line: I may to this revealed goddess bow.


THE ANNIVERSE: AN ELEGY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So soon grown old! Hast thou been six years dead?
Last Line: (like me) with no arithmetic but tears.
Subject(s): Anniversaries


THE BOY'S ANSWER TO THE BLACKMOOR, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black maid, complain not that I fly
Last Line: And then I will bequeath myself to thee.
Subject(s): Blacks; Courtship; Love - Cultural Differences


THE CHANGE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We lov'd as friends now twenty years and more
Last Line: When friends are frail and dropping to the grave.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE COMPLAINT, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond, hapless man, lost in thy vain desire
Last Line: If it but lodge, will quench, my flame.


THE DEFENCE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why slightest thou what I approve?
Last Line: To love by judgement, not by sense.
Subject(s): Love; Virtue


THE DEPARTURE; AN ELEGY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were I to leave no more than a good friend
Last Line: Who seals his farewell with a bleeding heart.


THE DIRGE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the existence of man's life
Last Line: And leaves no epilogue but death.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE EXEQUY [ON HIS WIFE], by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Accept, thou shrine of my dead saint
Last Line: Till we shall meet and never part.
Variant Title(s): An Exequy To His Matchless, Never-to-be-forgotten Friend;an Exequy, To His Matchless Never To Be Forgotten Friend
Subject(s): Love


THE FAREWELL, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, fond love, under whose childinsh whip
Last Line: The hollow echo will reply, 'twas I.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE FOFEITURE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dearest, to let you or the world know
Last Line: And take myself, as forfeited to you.


THE FORLORN HOPE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long, vain hope, dost thou my joys suspend?
Last Line: By scorning hope, ne'er to rely on thee.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


THE LABYRINTH, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life is a crooked labyrinth, and we
Last Line: Those never clouded, nor that overcast.
Subject(s): Life


THE LEGACY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dearest love! When thou and I must part
Last Line: Am both testator thus and legacy.
Subject(s): Love


THE LIBERTY MOTOR, by HENRY W. KING    Poem Text            
First Line: Silent, she rests before the sweeping wing
Last Line: He knows she was half born of women's tears.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE RETREAT, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pursue no more (my thoughts!) that false unkind
Last Line: As 'tis my firm resolve and last farewell.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE SHORT WOOING, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like an oblation set before a shrine
Last Line: To stick the coffin of rejected love.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE SURRENDER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My once dear love! Hapless that I no more
Last Line: As the divorced soul from her body parts.
Subject(s): Love


THE VOW-BREAKER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first the magic of thine eye
Last Line: Will blow out day, and waken death.
Subject(s): Betrayal


THE WOES OF EAY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe to the worldly men, whose covetous
Last Line: Than dark'ned skies above, and hell below.


TO A FRIEND UPON OVERBURY'S WIFE GIVEN TO HER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know no fitter subject for your view
Last Line: Prove good to you, and perfect as this wife.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO A FRIEND UPON OVERBURY'S WIFE GIVEN TO HER (2), by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam, who understands you well would swear
Last Line: That you the life, and this your copy were.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO A LADY WHO SENT ME A COPY OF VERSES AT MY GOING TO BED, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady, your art or wit could ne'er devise
Last Line: I, as the night invites me, fall asleep.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sleep


TO A. R. UPON OVERBURY'S WIFE GIVEN TO HER, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not that I would instruct or tutor you
Last Line: What yourself are, what other wives should be.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO HIS FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But is it true, the court mislik'd the play
Last Line: All that which they want brain to comprehend.
Subject(s): Holyday, Barton (17th Century); Likes & Dislikes; Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


TO HIS UNCONSTANT FRIEND, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But say, thou very woman, why to me
Last Line: I shall find ten as fair, and yet more true.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


TO MY DEAR FRIEND BEN JONSON (DIED AUGUST 6, 1637), by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see that wreath, which doth the wearer arm
Last Line: A relic fam'd by all posterity.
Subject(s): Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


TO MY HONOURED FRIEND MR. GEORGE SANDYS, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is, sir, a confess'd intrusion here
Last Line: Who firm'd his name on such a pyramid.
Subject(s): Sandys, George (1578-1644)


TO MY NOBLE AND JUDICIOUS FRIEND SIR HENRY BLOUNT UPON HIS VOYAGE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, I must ever own myself to be
Last Line: Whether more your admirer or your friend.
Subject(s): Blount, Sir Henry (1602-1682); Sea Voyages


TO MY SISTER ANNE KING, WHP CHID ME IN VERSE FOR BEING ANGRY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear nan, I would not have thy counsel lost
Last Line: Thou'lt rhyme me back again into my wits.
Subject(s): Anger; Sisters


TO ONE DEMANDING WHY WINE SPARKLES, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So diamonds sparkle, and thy mistress' eyes
Last Line: Then if he took some chilling opiate.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


TO THE QUEEN AT OXFORD, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great lady! That thus, quite against our use
Last Line: Whose softest accents will out-tongue my verse.
Subject(s): Henrietta Maria, Queen Of England


TO THE SAME LADY UPON MR. BURTON'S MELANCHOLY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If in this glass of humours you do find
Last Line: By others' melancholy, not your own.
Subject(s): Melancholy; Dejection


TWO CHILDREN, DYING OF ONE DISEASE, AND BURIED IN ONE GRAVE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brought forth, in sorrow, and bred up in care
Last Line: By taking this inheritance of dust.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


UPON A BRAID OF HAIR IN A HEART, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this small character is sent
Last Line: Bequeath'd it as my legacy.
Subject(s): Hair; Love


UPON A TABLE-BOOK PRESENTED TO A LADY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When your fair hand receives this little book
Last Line: Here, both the scribe and author to become.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


UPON THE DEATH OF MY EVER CONSTANT FRIEND DOCTOR DONNE, DEAN OF PAUL'S, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To have lived eminent, in a degree
Last Line: To forme the diamond, but the diamonds dust.
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


UPON THE KING'S HAPPY RETURN FROM SCOTLAND, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So breaks the day, when the returning sun
Last Line: In thankful sacrifice for your return.
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Homecoming; Scotland - Relations With England


UPON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF J.K., FIRST BORN OF H.K., by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessed spirit, thy infant breath
Last Line: Since what is thy fate now, must once be mine.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


WISHES TO MY SON, JOHN; FOR THIS NEW, AND ALL SUCCEEDING YEARS, 1630, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If wishes may enrich my boy
Last Line: My wishes crowned, in crowning thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Sons