English poetry

Poems in English

An Epitaph

ENOUGH; and leave the rest to Fame! ‘Tis to commend her, but to name. Courtship which, living, she declined, When […]

The Garden

How vainly men themselves amaze To win the Palm, the Oke, or Bayes; And their uncessant Labours see Crown’d from […]

On Mr. Milton's Paradise Lost

When I beheld the Poet blind, yet bold, In slender Book his vast Design unfold, Messiah Crown’d, Gods Reconcil’d Decree, […]

The Coronet

When for the Thorns with which I long, too long, With many a piercing wound, My Saviours head have crown’d, […]

The Mower To The Glo-Worms

Ye living Lamps, by whose dear light The Nightingale does sit so late, And studying all the Summer-night, Her matchless […]

Damon The Mower

Heark how the Mower Damon Sung, With love of Juliana stung! While ev’ry thing did seem to paint The Scene […]


You, that decipher out the Fate Of humane Off-springs from the Skies, What mean these Infants which of late Spring […]

The Mower Against Gardens

Luxurious Man, to bring his Vice in use, Did after him the World seduce: And from the Fields the Flow’rs […]

Cromwell's Return

An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return From Ireland The forward youth that would appear Must now forsake his muses dear, […]

First Anniversary

Like the vain curlings of the watery maze, Which in smooth streams a sinking weight does raise, So Man, declining […]

To Christina, Queen of Sweden

Verses to accompany a portrait of Cromwell Bright Martial Maid, Queen of the frozen zone, The northern pole supports thy […]

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