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Paradise Lost: Book 07

Descend from Heaven, Urania, by that name If rightly thou art called, whose voice divine Following, above the Olympian hill […]

Psalm 02

Done Aug. 8. 1653. Terzetti. Why do the Gentiles tumult, and the Nations Muse a vain thing, the Kings of […]

Samson Agonistes

Of that sort of Dramatic Poem which is call’d Tragedy. TRAGEDY, as it was antiently compos’d, hath been ever held […]

Sonnet 01

I O Nightingale, that on yon bloomy Spray Warbl’st at eeve, when all the Woods are still, Thou with fresh […]

To My Lord Fairfax

Fairfax, whose Name in Arms through Europe rings, And fills all Mouths with Envy or with Praise, And all her […]

To Mr. Lawrence

Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son, Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire, Where shall we sometimes […]

How Soon Hath Time

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stoln on his wing my three and twentieth year! My hasting […]

From ‘Arcades’

O’RE the smooth enameld green Where no print of step hath been, Follow me as I sing, And touch the […]

Lycidas

In this Monody the author bewails a learned Friend, unfortunately Drowned in his passage from Chester on the Irish Seas, […]

Sonnet 20

XX Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son, Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire, Where shall we […]

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