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Waller, Edmund    Poet's Biography
48 poems available by this author


APOLOGY FOR HAVING LOVED BEFORE       
First Line: They that never had the use


AT PENSHURST (1)       
First Line: While in the park I sing, the listening deer
Subject(s): Penshurst, England


AT PENSHURST (2)       
First Line: Had sacharissa lived when mortals made
Last Line: His humble love whose hopes shall ne'er rise higher %than for a pardon that he dares admire
Subject(s): Penshurst, England; Sidney, Lady Dorothy (1617-1684)


BATTLE OF THE SUMMER ISLANDS       
First Line: Aid me bellona, while the dreadful fight
Last Line: But while I do these pleasing dreams indite, %I am diverted from the promised fight
Subject(s): Bermuda


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.


FADE, FLOWERS, FADE       


HIS MAJESTY'S ESCAPE AT ST. ANDREWS, SELS.       
First Line: While to his harp divine arion sings


MY CHARMER       
First Line: Sweetness, truth, and every grace


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 A PAINTED LADY WITH ILL TEETH       
First Line: Were men so dull they could not see


ON ST. JAMES PARK, AS LATELY IMPROVED BY HIS MAJESTY       
First Line: Of the first paradice there's nothing found
Subject(s): Parks


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 HEAD OF A STAG       
First Line: So we some antique hero's strength
Last Line: Heaven with these engines had been scaled, %when mountains heaped on mountains failed


ON THE STATUE OF KING CHARLES I AT CHARING CROSS       
First Line: That the first charles does here in triumph.
Last Line: Loud as the trumpet of surviving fame
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Statues


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


ON THE TWO DWARFS THAT WERE MARRIED AT COURT       
First Line: Design, or chance, makes others wive
Last Line: As love has me for only you
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage


PANEGYRICK TO MY LORD PROTECTOR       
First Line: While with a strong, yet a gentle hand
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658)


PUBLIC GARDENS (ON ST. JAMES' PARK)       
First Line: Methinks I see the love that shall be made
Last Line: And the loud echo which returns the notes


SAY, LOVELY DREAM       
Subject(s): Dreams


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


SONG       
First Line: Chloris farewell; I must go


SONG       
First Line: Stay, phoebus, stay!
Last Line: Would fix your beams, and make it ever day, %did not the rolling earth snatch her away
Subject(s): Love


SOUL'S DARK COTTAGE, BATTERED AND DECAYED       
First Line: The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd


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 FRIEND OF THE AUTHOR'S, A PERSON OF HONOURS       
First Line: Bold is the man that dares engage
Last Line: I wish the throng of great and good %made it less eas'ly understood
Subject(s): Books


TO A LADY IN A GARDEN       
First Line: Sees not my love how times resumes
Last Line: Nor would I indulge my passion


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 AMORET       
First Line: Fair! That you may truly know
Last Line: Then smile on me, and I will prove %winder is shorter-lived than love


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 CHLORIS, UPON A FAVOUR RECEIVED       
First Line: Chloris, since first our calm of peace
Last Line: With treasure from her yielding boughs


TO FLAVIA       
First Line: Tis not your beauty can engage
Last Line: Their very shadows make us yield: %dissemble well, and win the field
Subject(s): Love


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


TO ONE WHO WROTE AGAINST A FAIR LADY       
First Line: What fury has provoked thy wit to dare


TO PHILLIS       
First Line: Phillis, why should we delay
Last Line: For the joys we now may prove, %take advice of present love
Variant Title(s): To Phylli
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


TO THE KING ON HIS NAVY       


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


UPON MR. JOHN FLETCHER'S PLAYES       
First Line: Fletcher, to thee, wee doe not only owe
Subject(s): Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Poetry And Poets


UPON OUR LATE LOSS OF THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE       
First Line: The failing blossoms, which a young plant bears
Last Line: As a first-fruit, heaven claim'd that lovely boy; %the next shall live, and be the nation's joy
Subject(s): Courts And Courtiers; Death - Children


WAR WITH SPAIN, SELS.       


WRITTEN IN MY LADY SPEKE'S SINGING-BOOK       
First Line: Her fair eyes, if they could see
Last Line: But the image of her graces %fills my heart and leaves no spaces