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Wither, George    Poet's Biography
84 poems available by this author


A CHRISTMAS CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: So now is come our joyfulst feast
Last Line: Bear witness we are merry!
Variant Title(s): An Christmas Carroll;old Christmas;our Joyful Feast;christmas
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Home


A LOVE SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved a lass, a fair one
Last Line: Falero, lero, loo.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


A MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Amaryllis I did woo / and I courted phillis too
Last Line: Barred the hope of all the rest.


A NYMPH'S SONG; IN PRAISE OF THE LOVER OF VIRTUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gentle swain, good speed befall thee
Last Line: Shall by some be thought restored.
Subject(s): Virtue


A ROCKING HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?
Last Line: Be still, my babe, sweet baby, sleep.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


A SATIRE WRITTEN TO KING JAMES I, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I not know a great man's power and might
Last Line: Into the mouth of ruin without hope.
Subject(s): James I, King Of England (1566-1625)


A STOLEN KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now gentle sleep hath closed up those eyes
Last Line: And twenty hundred thousand more for loan.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love - Beginnings


ABUSES STRIPT AND WHIPT, SELS.       


ADMIRE NOT, SHEPHERD'S BOY       
Subject(s): Country Life


AH ME! AM I THE SWAINE       


AN EPITAPH UPON A WOMAN, AND HER CHILD, BURIED TOGETHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath this marble stone doth lye
Last Line: For, tree, and fruit, shall spring againe.
Subject(s): Children; Graves; Mothers; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


ASPIRATION       
Subject(s): Religion


AT A SHEEP-SHEARING       
First Line: Give me those flowers there, dorcas


CHRISTMAS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: As on the night before this happy morn
Last Line: And showeth favour unto men.
Subject(s): Christmas Carols


CONQUERED KING, SELS.       
First Line: Kinhs who without control the sceptre sway'd
Last Line: Will soon grow dangerous unless you heed them
Subject(s): Freedom


CONSOLATIONS OF POETRY       
First Line: She doth for my comfort stay


DAVID'S THANKSGIVING       
First Line: Oh, lord, our everlasting god!


ECLOGUE       
First Line: Yea; but no man is still
Subject(s): Country Life


EPITHALAMION    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright northern star, and great minerva's peer
Last Line: I'le find a meanes to make it knowne for ever.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EVENING HYMN       
First Line: Behold the sun, that seem'd but now


FAIR VIRTUE: A POET'S HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Two pretty rills do meet, and meeting make
Last Line: A sweeter plot of earth than this had been.
Subject(s): Home


FAIR VIRTUE: HER BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Her true beauty leaves behind
Last Line: In a worthy woman's face.
Subject(s): Beauty


FAIR VIRTUE: RHOMBOIDAL DIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah me!
Last Line: I die!


FAIR VIRTUE: SONNET: 2       
First Line: Hence away, you sirens, leave me
Last Line: Will sit and smile %to see you spend your time in vain
Variant Title(s): Fair Virtue: A Steadfast Shepher
Subject(s): Shepherds And Shepherdesses


FAIR VIRTUE: SONNET: 5       
First Line: I wandered out a while agone
Last Line: Love angry grew and did depart, %and now I care for neither


FAIR VIRTUE: SWEET GRACES       
First Line: Think not, thought, my muse now sings


FIDELIA: 4. THE AUTHOR'S RESOLUTION IN A SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I, wasting in despair
Last Line: What care I, for whom she be?
Variant Title(s): The Lover's Resolution;shepherd's Resolution;the Resolution;the Manly Heart
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


FIRST SONG OF ESAI       
First Line: A song of him whom I love best


FOR A POET       
First Line: By art a poet is not made
Last Line: My soul in peace departs away
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


FOR A SERVANT       
First Line: Discourage not thyself, my soul


FOR A WIDOWER OR WIDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: How near me came the hand of death
Last Line: The being of a faithful friend.
Variant Title(s): A Widow's Hymn;hymn For A Widower Or A Widow Deprived Of A Loving .. Fellow
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Widows & Widowers; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR ONE THAT HEARS HIMSELF MUCH PRAISED       
First Line: My sins and follies, lord! By thee


FOR SUMMER TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the glories of the year
Last Line: Everything which I enjoy.
Subject(s): Love


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS       
First Line: The angels sung, and thus sing we
Subject(s): Christmas


HALLELUJA, SELS.       


HER DIVINE SKILL TAUGHT ME THIS       
Last Line: Than all nature's beauties can %in some wise man
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


HEZEKIAH'S THANKSGIVING       
First Line: When I suppos'd my time was at an end


HYMN FOR ANNIVERSARY MARRIAGE DAYS       
First Line: Lord, living, here are we


IN A CLEAR STARRY NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, when those glorious lights I see
Last Line: We may be raised from below.
Variant Title(s): Hymn And Prayer For The Use Of Believers
Subject(s): God; Prayer


LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH       
First Line: How sad and solitary now (alas!)


LEMUEL'S SONG       
First Line: Who finds a woman good and wise
Variant Title(s): The Song Of King Lemue


LILIES WITHOUT, LILIES WITHIN       


LONDON DURING PLAGUE       
First Line: So long the solitary nights did last
Subject(s): Sleep


MISTRESS OF PHILARETE, SELS.       


MORNING HYMN       
First Line: Since thou hast added now, o god!


MUSE       
First Line: She doth tell me where to borrow
Variant Title(s): Companionship Of The Mus


ON THE MUSE OF POETRY       
First Line: In my former days of bliss


POVERY, SELS.       
First Line: The works my calling doth propose


PRAYER OF DANIEL       
First Line: Lord god almighty! Great, and full of fear


PRAYER OF HABAKKUK       
First Line: Lord, thy answer I did hear


PRAYER OF HEZEKIAH       
First Line: O lord of hosts, and god of israel!


PRAYER OF JONAH       
First Line: In my distress to thee I cried, oh lord!


PRAYER OF NEHEMIAH       
First Line: Lord god of heav'n! Who only art


PROTECTOR, SELS.       
First Line: This glorious title hath in it exprest
Last Line: Loud-sounding titles which our fathers chose
Subject(s): Freedom


SECOND SONG OF ESAI       
First Line: Lord, I will sing to thee


SECOND SONG OF MOSES       
First Line: To what I speak, an ear, ye heavens


SHEPHERD'S SWAIN       
First Line: You, that at a blush can tell
Subject(s): Country Life


SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP       


SOLDIER       
First Line: Now in myself I notice take
Subject(s): Courage


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Lordly gallants! Tell me this
Last Line: I as brave shall be as you.


SONG OF DEBORAH AND BARAK       
First Line: Sing praises, israel, to the lord


SONG OF HANNAH       
First Line: Now in the lord my heart doth pleasure take


SONNET: ON THE DEATH OF PRINCE HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Methought his royal person did foretell
Last Line: Of her o'er-daring and insulting pride.
Subject(s): Henry, Prince Of Wales (1584-1612)


SWEET BABY, SLEEP       


TEN COMMANDMENTS       
First Line: The great almighty spake, and thus said he
Subject(s): Ten Commandments


THE CHOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Me so oft my fancy drew
Last Line: Will not make a fairer creature.


THE FIRST SONG OF MOSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now shall the praises of the lord be sung
Last Line: The seed of israel safe and dry-shod came.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Moses; Judaism


THE LAMENTATION OF DAVID OVER SAUL AND JONATHAN HIS SON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy beauty, israel, is gone
Last Line: How warlike instruments decay!
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Jonathan (bible); Judaism


THE MARIGOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: When with a serious musing I behold
Last Line: Which merit not the service we bestow....
Subject(s): Flowers; Marigolds; Poetry & Poets


THE PRAYER OF OLD AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: As this my carnal robe grows old
Last Line: Which will abide for evermore.


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: PRELUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Seest thou not, in clearest days
Last Line: What makes knaves and fools of them.


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE FIFTH EGLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Philaret alexis moves
Last Line: Never was any that more sweetly sung.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Browne, William (1591-1645); Ferrar, William (17th Century); Prisons & Prisoners


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE FIRST EGLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Willy leaves his flock a while
Last Line: Prethee, willy, do.
Subject(s): Browne, William (1591-1645); Prisons & Prisoners


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE FOURTH EGLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Philaret on willy calls
Last Line: If thou come next holy-day.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Browne, William (1591-1645); Country Life; Ferrar, William (17th Century); Prisons & Prisoners


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE SECOND EGLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cuddy here relates, how all
Last Line: Let us depart and keepe the pointed houre.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Browne, William (1591-1645); Prisons & Prisoners


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE THIRD EGLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Philarete with his three friends
Last Line: While those that wish thee ill, fret, pine, and perish.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Browne, William (1591-1645); Ferrar, William (17th Century); Prisons & Prisoners


THIRD SONG OF ESAI       
First Line: A city now we have obtain'd


TO THE AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis known I scorn to flatter, or commend
Last Line: Tis prais'd by wiser and more learn'd than he.
Subject(s): Browne, William (1591-1645)


TOBACCO       
First Line: The indian weed, withered quite
Subject(s): Smoking


TOBACCO'S BUT AN INDIAN WEED    Poem Text    
Last Line: Think of this when you smoke some tobacco.
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


TWELFTH DAY, OR THE EPIPHANY       
First Line: That so thy blessed birth, o christ


VOICE WHICH I DID MORE ESTEEM       


WHEN WE ARE UPON THE SEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: On those great waters now I am
Last Line: Due thanks and praise to thee.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


WHIL'ST I, THE SUNNE'S BRIGHT FACE MAY VIEW