English poetry

Poems in English

The Tree

Fair tree! for thy delightful shade ‘Tis just that some return be made; Sure some return is due from me […]

The Atheist And The Acorn

Methinks this World is oddly made, And ev’ry thing’s amiss, A dull presuming Atheist said, As stretch’d he lay beneath […]


The Tree of Knowledge we in Eden prov’d; The Tree of Life was thence to Heav’n remov’d: Hope is the […]

The Man And His Horse

Within a Meadow, on the way, A sordid Churl resolv’d to stay, And give his Horse a Bite; Purloining so […]

The Phoenix

A Female Friend advis’d a Swain (Whose Heart she wish’d at ease) Make Love thy Pleasure, not thy Pain, Nor […]

The Spleen

What art thou, SPLEEN, which ev’ry thing dost ape? Thou Proteus to abus’d Mankind, Who never yet thy real Cause […]

The Change

POOR River, now thou’rt almost dry, What Nymph, or Swain, will near thee lie? Since brought, alas! to sad Decay, […]

The Poor Man’s Lamb

NOW spent the alter’d King, in am’rous Cares, The Hours of sacred Hymns and solemn Pray’rs: In vain the Alter […]

The House of Socrates

FOR Socrates a House was built, Of but inferiour Size; Not highly Arch’d, nor Carv’d, nor Gilt; The Man, ’tis […]

Moral Song

Would we attain the happiest State, That is design’d us here; No Joy a Rapture must create, No Grief beget […]

The Executor

A Greedy Heir long waited to fulfill, As his Executor, a Kinsman’s Will; And to himself his Age repeated o’er, […]

Life’s Progress

How gayly is at first begun Our Life’s uncertain Race! Whilst yet that sprightly Morning Sun, With which we just […]

The Dog And His Master

NO better Dog e’er kept his Master’s Door Than honest Snarl, who spar’d nor Rich nor Poor; But gave the […]


Observe this Piece, which to our Sight does bring The fittest Posture for the Swedish King; (Encompass’d, as we think, […]

The Cautious Lovers

Silvia, let’s from the Crowd retire; For, What to you and me (Who but each other do desire) Is all […]

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