English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]

The Contract

THE husband’s dire mishap, and silly maid, In ev’ry age, have proved the fable’s aid; The fertile subject never will […]

The Jealous Husband

A CERTAIN husband who, from jealous fear, With one eye slept while t’other watched his dear, Deprived his wife of […]

The Falcon

I RECOLLECT, that lately much I blamed, The sort of lover, avaricious named; And if in opposites we reason see, […]

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