English poetry

Poems in English

The Progress of Poetry

The Farmer’s Goose, who in the Stubble, Has fed without Restraint, or Trouble; Grown fat with Corn and Sitting still, […]

The Lady’s Dressing Room

Five hours, (and who can do it less in?) By haughty Celia spent in dressing; The goddess from her chamber […]

Elegy Upon Tiger

Her dead lady’s joy and comfort, Who departed this life The last day of March, 1727: To the great joy […]

Oysters

Charming oysters I cry: My masters, come buy, So plump and so fresh, So sweet is their flesh, No Colchester […]

The Place of the Damned

All folks who pretend to religion and grace, Allow there’s a HELL, but dispute of the place: But, if HELL […]

Mrs Frances Haris’s Petition

To their Excellencies the Lords Justices of Ireland, The humble petition of Frances Harris, Who must starve and die a […]

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