English poetry

Poems in English

An Invective against Gold

OF all the Poisons that the fruitful Earth E’er yet brought forth, or Monsters she gave Birth, Nought to Mankind […]

The Miseries of Man

IN that so temperate Soil Arcadia nam’d, For fertile Pasturage by Poets fam’d; Stands a steep Hill, whose lofty jetting […]

A Pastoral Dialogue

Dorinda. SAbæan Perfumes fragrant Roses bring, With all the Flowers that Paint the gaudy Spring: Scatter them all in young […]

Love, the Soul of Poetry

WHen first Alexis did in Verse delight, His Muse in Low, but Graceful Numbers walk’t, And now and then a […]

The Discontent

I. HEre take no Care, take here no Care, my Muse, Nor ought of Art or Labour use: But let […]


ARise my Dove, from mid’st of Pots arise, Thy sully’d Habitation leave, To Dust no longer cleave, Unworthy they of […]

THE Complaint of a Lover

SEest thou younder craggy Rock, Whose Head o’er-looks the swelling Main, Where never Shepherd fed his Flock, Or careful Peasant […]