English poetry

Poems in English

Against Love

Hence Cupid! with your cheating toys, Your real griefs, and painted joys, Your pleasure which itself destroys. Lovers like men […]

La Solitude de St. Amant

1 O! Solitude, my sweetest choice Places devoted to the night, Remote from tumult, and from noise, How you my […]

To Mrs. M. A. at Parting

I Have examin’d and do find, Of all that favour me There’s none I grieve to leave behind But only […]

Epitaph on her Son H. P

WHat on Earth deserves our trust? Youth and Beauty both are dust. Long we gathering are with pain, What one […]

In Memory of F. P

If I could ever write a lasting verse, It should be laid, deare Sainte, upon thy herse. But Sorrow is […]

To My Antenor

My dear Antenor now give o’re, For my sake talk of Graves no more; Death is not in our power […]

A Retir’d Friendship

Come, my Ardelia, to this bowre, Where kindly mingling Souls a while, Let’s innocently spend an houre, And at all […]

The World

Wee falsely think it due unto our friends, That we should grieve for their too early ends: He that surveys […]