English poetry

Poems in English

A Reasonable Affliction

On his death-bed poor Lubin lies: His spouse is in despair: With frequent sobs, and mutual cries, They both express […]

A Simile

Dear Thomas, didst thou never pop Thy head into a tin-man’s shop? There, Thomas, didst thou never see (‘Tis but […]

To Chloe Jealous

Dear Chloe, how blubber’d is that pretty face; Thy cheek all on fire, and thy hair all uncurl’d: Prythee quit […]

An Epitaph

Interr’d beneath this marble stone, Lie saunt’ring Jack and idle Joan. While rolling threescore years and one Did round this […]

Phyllis’s Age

How old may Phyllis be, you ask, Whose beauty thus all hearts engages? To answer is no easy task; For […]

On My Birthday, July 21

I, MY dear, was born to-day So all my jolly comrades say: They bring me music, wreaths, and mirth, And […]

Song

How old may Phyllis be, you ask, Whose beauty thus all hearts engages? To answer is no easy task; For […]

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