English poetry

Poems in English

The Tradesman and the Scholar

A Citizen of mighty Pelf, But much a Blockhead, in himself Disdain’d a Man of shining Parts, Master of Sciences […]

On Myselfe

Good Heav’n, I thank thee, since it was design’d I shou’d be fram’d, but of the weaker kinde, That yet, […]

The Appology

‘Tis true I write and tell me by what Rule I am alone forbid to play the fool To follow […]

To Mr. F. Now Earl of W

No sooner, FLAVIO, was you gone, But, your Injunction thought upon, ARDELIA took the Pen; Designing to perform the Task, […]

The Hymn

To the Almighty on his radiant Throne, Let endless Hallelujas rise! Praise Him, ye wondrous Heights to us unknown, Praise […]

An Invitation to Dafnis

When such a day, blesst the Arcadian plaine, Warm without Sun, and shady without rain, Fann’d by an air, that […]


O Man! what Inspiration was thy Guide, Who taught thee Light and Air thus to divide; To let in all […]

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