English poetry

Poems in English

The Author to her Book

Thou ill-form’d offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth did’st by my side remain, Till snatcht from thence by […]


Be still, thou unregenerate part, Disturb no more my settled heart, For I have vow’d (and so will do) Thee […]


Her Mother’s Epitaph Here lies A worthy matron of unspotted life, A loving mother and obedient wife, A friendly neighbor, […]

Upon a Fit of Sickness

Twice ten years old not fully told Since nature gave me breath, My race is run, my thread spun, Lo, […]

Upon Some Distemper of Body

In anguish of my heart replete with woes, And wasting pains, which best my body knows, In tossing slumbers on […]

Meditations Divine and Moral

A ship that bears much sail, and little ballast, is easily Overset; and that man, whose head hath great abilities, […]

Of the Four Ages of Man

Lo, now four other act upon the stage, Childhood and Youth, the Many and Old age: The first son unto […]

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