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Drummond Of Hawthornden, William    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
78 poems available by this author


A NYMPH'S SONG; OF THE TRUE HAPPINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Amidst the azure clear
Last Line: "and echoes rang, ""this was true happiness."
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


ASCENSION OF CHRIST       
First Line: Bright portals of the sky
Last Line: From top of olivet such notes did rise, %when man's redeemer did transcend the skies
Variant Title(s): An Hymn Of The Ascension; Song Of The Ascensio
Subject(s): Ascension Day


BEAUTY FADES       
First Line: Trust not, sweet soul, those curled waves of gold
Last Line: Shall once, ay me! Not spare that spring of yours
Variant Title(s): Trust Not, Sweet Sou


CHANGE SHOULD BREED CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: New doth the sun appear
Last Line: Deck thee with flowers which fear not rage of days!
Subject(s): Change


CONTENT AND RESOLUTE       
First Line: As when it happeneth that some lovely town
Last Line: That I, all else defaced, not envy kings


DAMON'S LAMENT       
First Line: This world is made a hell
Subject(s): Country Life


DESPITE ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: I know that all beneath the moon decays
Last Line: But that, oh me, I both must write and love!
Variant Title(s): "sonnet;""i Know That All Beneath The Moon Decays"";


DOTH THEN THE WORLD GO THUS, DOTH ALL THUS MOVE?       


DREAM OF IMMORTALITY       
First Line: I lay a sdead, but scarce chained were my


FLOWERS IN ZION, SELS.       


FOR THE BAPTIST    Poem Text    
First Line: The last and greatest herald of heaven's king
Last Line: Repent!'
Variant Title(s): Saint John Baptist;sonnet: Repent, Repent!;the Baptist's Sonnet
Subject(s): Bible; John The Baptist, Saint (1st Century); Religion; Theology


FOR THE MAGDALENE    Poem Text    
First Line: These eyes, dear lord, once brandons of desire
Subject(s): Bible; Mary Magdalen; Religion; Women In The Bible; Mary Magdalene; Theology


FOR THE MAGDALENE       
First Line: These eyes, dear lord, once brandons of desire
Last Line: Thus sighed to jesus the bethanian fair, %his tear-wet feet still drying with her hair
Subject(s): Bible; Mary Magdalen; Religion; Women - Bible


IF CROST WITH ALL MISHAPS       


ILLUSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: A good that never satisfies the mind
Last Line: Till wisest death make us our errors know.
Variant Title(s): The End Of Life;human Frailty
Subject(s): Death; Hallucinations & Illusions; Dead, The


IN MY FIRST YEARS       


INVOCATION [TO LOVE]    Poem Text    
First Line: Phoebus, arise! / and paint the sable skies
Last Line: And everything, save her, who all should grace.
Variant Title(s): Summons To Love;song
Subject(s): Apollo; Dawn; Mythology - Classical; Sunrise


IOLAS' EPITAPH       
First Line: Here deare iolas lies
Last Line: A purple flowre see of this marble borne
Subject(s): Consolation


KISS       
First Line: Hark, happy lovers, hark!


KISSES DESIRED    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I with strange desire
Last Line: After one kiss, but still one kiss, my dear.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love


LAMENT       
First Line: Chaste maids which haunt fair aganippe's well


LOOK HOW THE FLOWERS       


LOVE       
First Line: Love which is here a care
Last Line: A pleasure void of grief, a constant rest, %eternal joy which nothing can molest
Subject(s): Love


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The beauty and the life
Last Line: Cried, ah! And can death enter paradise?
Subject(s): Sleep


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: This world a hunting is
Subject(s): Sleep


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: My thoughts hold mortal strife
Last Line: Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.
Subject(s): Sleep


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The beauty and the life
Last Line: Cried, ah! And can death enter paradise?
Subject(s): Sleep


MADRIGAL       
First Line: I fear not henceforth death
Last Line: Or if that aught can cause my fatal lot, %it will be when I hear I am forgot
Subject(s): Love


MADRIGAL       
First Line: Sweet rose, whence is this hue
Last Line: No, none of those, but cause more high you blissed: %my lady's breast you bore, her lips you kissed
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


MADRIGAL       
First Line: This world a hunting is
Last Line: Old age with stealing pace %casts on his nets, and there we panting die
Variant Title(s): The World A Gam
Subject(s): Aging; Death


MADRIGAL: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: This life, which seems so fair
Last Line: Because it erst was nought, it turns to nought.
Variant Title(s): The Bubble;life A Bubble;this Life
Subject(s): Life


MADRIGAL: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the idalian queen
Last Line: A hyacinth I wished me in her hand.


MADRIGAL: 7       
First Line: Unhappy light, %do not approach to bring the woeful day
Last Line: Prolong, alas, prolong my short delight, %and if ye can, make an eternal light


MADRIGAL: LOVE VAGABONDING       
First Line: Sweet nymphs, if, as ye stray
Last Line: Tell her he nightly lodgeth in my heart


NATIVITIE       
First Line: Runne (shepheards) run where bethleme


NOW WHILE THE NIGHT HER SABLE VEIL HATH SPREAD       


ON HIS ROYAL PATRON       
First Line: Of jet, or porphyry, or that white stone


PHYLLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: In petticoat of green
Last Line: Her hand seemed milk in milk, it was so white.
Subject(s): Beauty


POLEMO-MIDDINIA, SELS.       
First Line: Nymphae quae colitis highissima monta fifaea
Last Line: Nout-headdum vocavit, et illium forcit ad arma


REGRAT       
First Line: In this worlds raging sea
Last Line: And doth againe in seas his burthen throw


SEXTAIN       
First Line: The heaven doth not contain so many stars
Variant Title(s): Sestin


SHEPHERDS [OR, THE SHEPHERD'S SONG]       
First Line: O than the fairest day, thrice fairer night!
Last Line: Befoe the babe the shepherds bow'd their knees, %and springs ran nectar, honey dropped from the tree
Variant Title(s): For The Nativity Of Our Lor
Subject(s): Christmas


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: That zephyr every year
Last Line: But we, once dead, no more do see the sun.
Variant Title(s): Spring Bereaved: 1
Subject(s): Spring


SONG: 2       
First Line: It autumne was, and on our hemisphere


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: A passing glance, a lightning 'long the skies
Last Line: In whom, save death, naught mortal was at all.


SONNET       
First Line: Thou window, once which served for a sphere


SONNET       
First Line: In my first year, and prime yet not at height


SONNET       
First Line: Then is she gone? O fool and coward I!


SONNET       
First Line: Sweet soul, which in april of thy years


SONNET       
First Line: Are these the flow'ry banks


SONNET       
First Line: Mine eyes, dissolve your globes


SONNET       
First Line: How many times night's silent queen
Last Line: Ere I see her whose absence makes mee die


SONNET       
First Line: I fear to me such fortune be assign'd


SONNET       
First Line: Of mortal glory, o soon darkened ray!
Variant Title(s): What We Toil Fo


SONNET       
First Line: If crossed with all mishaps be my poor life


SONNET       
First Line: What doth it serve to see the sun's burning face
Last Line: Sith she for whom those once to me were dear, %can have no part of them now with me here?


SONNET       
First Line: How that vast heaven intitled first is rolled


SONNET TO SIR W. ALEXANDER       
First Line: The love alexis did to damon bear
Subject(s): Alexander, Sir William (1567-1640); Friendship; Poetry And Poets


SONNET TO SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER; WITH THE AUTHOR'S EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I have twice been at the doors of death
Last Line: The murmuring esk: -- may roses shade the place.
Variant Title(s): From A Cypress Grove
Subject(s): Alexander, Sir William (1567-1640); Poetry & Poets; Sickness; Illness


SONNET: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: As in a duskie and tempestuous night
Last Line: With his pale trophees death hath hung his armes.


SONNET: 24       
First Line: In minds pure glasse when I my selfe behold


SONNET: 46    Poem Text    
First Line: Alexis, here she stayed; among these pines
Last Line: Sith passed pleasures double but new woe?
Variant Title(s): Primitiae;spring Bereaved
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SONNET: 7       
First Line: That learned grecian who did so excel
Last Line: No wonder now I feel so fair a flame, %sith I loved ere on this earth she came
Subject(s): Plato (428-348 B.c.)


SONNET: 9       
First Line: Sleep [sleepe], silence' child, sweet father of soft rest
Last Line: Come as thou wilt, and what thou wilt bequeath, %I long to kiss the image of my death
Variant Title(s): On [or, To] Sleep; Sonet To Sleepe; "sleep, Silence' Child, Sweet Father Of Soft Rest


SONNET: TO HIS LUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: My lute, be as thou wast when thou didst grow
Last Line: Like widow'd turtle still her loss complain.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 8
Subject(s): Lutes


SONNETS       
First Line: Triumphing chariots, statues, crowns of bays


SPRING, WANTING HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet spring, thou turn'st with all thy goodly train
Last Line: While thine forgot lie closed in a tomb.
Variant Title(s): Spring Bereaved: 2
Subject(s): Spring


STATUE OF MEDUSA       
First Line: Of that medusa strange
Last Line: Life did her leave, and thus transform'd she was
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Medusa; Mythology - Classical; Sculpture And Sculptors


STOLEN PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: My sweet did sweetly sleep
Last Line: Prov'd here on earth the joys of paradise.
Subject(s): Love


THE ANGELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Run, shepherds, run where bethlehem blest appears
Last Line: And cope of stars reëchoéd the same.
Variant Title(s): For The Nativity Of Our Lord
Subject(s): Angels; Christmas; Nativity, The


THE BOOK [OF THE WORLD]    Poem Text    
First Line: Of this fair volume which we world do name
Last Line: It is some picture on the margin wrought.
Variant Title(s): The Book Of Nature;the Lessons Of Nature;the World
Subject(s): Bible; Books; Earth; Religion; Reading; World; Theology


THE GREATEST WONDER    Poem Text    
First Line: To spread the azure canopy of heaven
Last Line: That angels stand amazed to think on it.
Subject(s): Christmas; Earth; Heaven; Nativity, The; World; Paradise


THEN IS SHE GONE       
Subject(s): Solitude


TO A NIGHTINGALE       
First Line: Sweet bird, that sing'st away the early hours
Last Line: To ayres of spheres, yea, and to angels' layes
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: Sweet Bird; To The Nightingale (1); The Thrus
Subject(s): Birds; Thrushes


TO CHLORIS       
First Line: See, chloris, how the clouds
Last Line: If not for love, yet to shun greater harms


TO THE NIGHTINGALE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear quirister [chorister], who from those shadows sends
Last Line: With trembling wings sobbed forth, I love, I love.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Nightingale;sonnet
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


TROJAN HORSE       
First Line: A horse I am, whom bit
Last Line: Could not do free, I captive raz'd a town
Subject(s): Sculpture And Sculptors; Trojan War


URANIA, SELS.       
Subject(s): Solitude