English poetry

Poems in English

Absalom And Achitophel

In pious times, ere priest-craft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin; When man, on many, multipli’d his kind, […]

Heroic Stanzas

Consecrated to the Glorious Memory of His Most Serene and Renowned Highness, Oliver, Late Lord Protector of This Commonwealth, etc. […]

Veni, Creator Spiritus

Creator Spirit, by whose aid The world’s foundations first were laid, Come, visit ev’ry pious mind; Come, pour thy joys […]

Religio Laici

Dim, as the borrow’d beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wand’ring travellers, Is reason to the soul; and […]

The Medal

Of all our antic sights and pageantry Which English idiots run in crowds to see, The Polish Medal bears the […]


To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady, Mrs Anne Killigrew, Excellent in the Two Sister-arts of Poesy and […]

A Song From The Italian

(LIMBERHAM: OR, THE KIND KEEPER) By a dismal cypress lying, Damon cried, all pale and dying, Kind is death that […]

Song From Amphitryon

Air Iris I love, and hourly I die, But not for a lip, nor a languishing eye: She’s fickle and […]

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