English poetry

Poems in English

To a Lady

Spare, gen’rous victor, spare the slave, Who did unequal war pursue; That more than triumph he might have, In being […]

Cupid Mistaken

As after noon, one summer’s day, Venus stood bathing in a river; Cupid a-shooting went that way, New strung his […]

For my own Monument

AS doctors give physic by way of prevention, Mat, alive and in health, of his tombstone took care; For delays […]

Jinny the Just

Releas’d from the noise of the butcher and baker Who, my old friends be thanked, did seldom forsake her, And […]

The Question to Lisetta

WHAT nymph should I admire or trust, But Chloe beauteous, Chloe just? What nymph should I desire to see, But […]