English poetry

Poems in English

Arcades

Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, […]

On Time

Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the […]

Sonnet 16

XVI When I consider how my light is spent, E’re half my days, in this dark world and wide, And […]

Psalm 80

Thou Shepherd that dost Israel keep Give ear in time of need, Who leadest like a flock of sheep Thy […]

Paradise Lost: Book 11

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn From his displeasure; in whose look serene, When angry most he seemed and most […]

Sonnet 22

XXII Cyriac, this three years’ day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish or of spot, Bereft of […]

Sonnet 10

X Daughter to that good Earl, once President Of Englands Counsel, and her Treasury, Who liv’d in both, unstain’d with […]

Paradise Lost: Book 08

The Angel ended, and in Adam’s ear So charming left his voice, that he a while Thought him still speaking, […]

Paradise Lost: Book 03

Hail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven firstborn, Or of the Eternal coeternal beam May I express thee unblam’d? since God […]

Psalm 84

How lovely are thy dwellings fair! O Lord of Hoasts, how dear The pleasant Tabernacles are! Where thou do’st dwell […]

Sonnet 11

XI A Book was writ of late call’d Tetrachordon; And wov’n close, both matter, form and stile; The Subject new: […]

Psalm 85

Thy Land to favour graciously Thou hast not Lord been slack, Thou hast from hard Captivity Returned Jacob back. Th’ […]

Psalm 82

God in the *great *assembly stands *Bagnadath-el Of Kings and lordly States, Among the gods* on both his hands. *Bekerev. […]

On His Blindness

When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, And that […]

To the Lady Margaret Ley

Daughter to that good Earl, one President Of England’s Council and her Treasury, Who lived in both unstained with gold […]

Sonnet 19

XIX When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And […]

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