English poetry

Poems in English

Sister Jane

WHEN Sister Jane, who had produced a child, In prayer and penance all her hours beguiled Her sister-nuns around the […]

St. Julian’s Prayer

TO charms and philters, secret spells and prayers, How many round attribute all their cares! In these howe’er I never […]

The Mandrake

FLORENTINE we now design to show; A greater blockhead ne’er appeared below; It seems a prudent woman he had wed, […]

The Truckers

THE change of food enjoyment is to man; In this, t’include the woman is my plan. I cannot guess why […]

The Muleteer

THE Lombard princes oft pervade my mind; The present tale Boccace relates you’ll find; Agiluf was the noble monarch’s name; […]

The Pitcher

THE simple Jane was sent to bring Fresh water from the neighb’ring spring; The matter pressed, no time to waste, […]

The Cradle

NEAR Rome, of yore, close to the Florence road, Was seen a humble innkeeper’s abode; Small sums were charged; few […]

Alice Sick

SICK, Alice grown, and fearing dire event, Some friend advised a servant should be sent Her confessor to bring and […]

Richard Minutolo

IN ev’ry age, at Naples, we are told, Intrigue and gallantry reign uncontrolled; With beauteous objects in abundance blessed. No […]

The Glutton

A STURGEON, once, a glutton famed was led To have for supper all, except the head. With wond’rous glee he […]

The Eel Pie

HOWEVER exquisite we BEAUTY find, It satiates sense, and palls upon the mind: Brown bread as well as white must […]

The Sick Abbess

EXAMPLE often proves of sov’reign use; At other times it cherishes abuse; ‘Tis not my purpose, howsoe’er, to tell Which […]

The Pack-Saddle

A FAMOUS painter, jealous of his wife; Whose charms he valued more than fame or life, When going on a […]

The Devil In Hell

HE surely must be wrong who loving fears; And does not flee when beauty first appears. Ye FAIR, with charms […]

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