A Lover's State.
Unthinking Fool! wrong not thy Reason so,
To fancy Pleasures in Love's Empire grow.
Alas! a Lover's state is full of Fears,... more »
A Poem Presented To His Sacred Majesty,1 On The Discovery Of The Plot.2
Hail Mighty Prince! whom Heaven has designed
To be the chief Delight of human kind:
So many Virtues crowd your Breast, that we... more »
A Vindication To Angry Clovis.
can'st thou entertain one Thought
That I, who've with so many Hazards sought... more »
Acrostic. (Number 1)
All sev'ral Beauties, Colors, Airs, and Grace,
None ever saw together in one Face:
No? hold a while; I do a Lady know,... more »
Acrostic. (Number 2)
hence! thy aid I do refuse;
No Nymph will I implore, nor yet no Muse;
No Nectar do I want, to write her praise.... more »
Acrostic. (Number 3)
Vain Girl,(1) thy Muse to be more Modest teach;
Endeavor not at things above thy Reach:
No common Pen for this great Task is fit,... more »
Acrostic. (Number 4)
Rarest of Virgins, in whose Breast and Eyes,
A11 that is Virtuous and Lovely lies:
Could I describe but half thy Excellence,... more »
An Elegy On The Right Reverend Gilbert Sheldon, (1) Lord Archbishop Of Canterbury.
When I heard
had to Fate resigned,
A sudden Consternation seized my Mind,... more »
Duchess Of Richmond And Lenox.
As he that Plants a tender Vine, takes care
To shelter it from the cold Northern Air,
And place it where the Vigor of the Sun... more »
The Play is damned; well, That we looked to hear,
Yet Gentlemen, pray be not too severe.
Though now the Poet at your Mercy lies,... more »
First Farewell To J.G.
Farewell my dearer half, joy of my heart,
Heaven only knows how loath I am to part:
Whole Months but hours seem, when you are here,... more »
Though Fortune have so far from me removed,
All that I wish, or all I ever loved,
And Robbed our
Europe... more »
In The Person Of A Lady To Bajazet,(1) Her Unconstant Gallant.
How far are they deceived, that hope in vain
A lasting Lease of Joys from Love t'obtain?
All the Dear Sweets we're promised, or expect,... more »
Intended Farewell To J.G.(1)
Farewell, Dear Love! may'st thou have in Excess,
Pleasure, Delight, Content, and Happiness:
Oh may thy Joys but equalize my Grief,... more »
Last Farewell To J.G.
Farewell thou soft Seducer of my Eyes,
That, in Love's shape, didst Cruelty disguise,
No longer shall thy lovely Melting Charms... more »
Love's Cruelty, Or The Prayer.(1)
Speak cruel Love! what is't thou dost intend?
Oh! tell me, have thy Tyrannies no end?
Though to thy Pow'r I have a Rebel been,... more »
Love's First Approach.
I saw, and started at the sight,
And interchangeably looked red and white;
I felt my Blood run swiftly to my heart,... more »
Maidenhead: Written At The Request Of A Friend.
At your Entreaty, I at last have writ
This whimsy, that has nigh nonplused my wit:
The Toy I've long enjoyed, if it may... more »
Mocked In Anger.
Farewell ungrateful Man, Sail to some Land,
Where Treach'ry and Ingratitude command;
There meet with all the Plagues that Man can bear,... more »
Oh cruel Fate, when wilt thou weary be?
When satisfied with tormenting me?
What have I e'er designed, but thou hast crossed?... more »
do not think my Heart... more »
On A Bashful Shepherd.
Young Clovis, by a lucky Chance,
Ephelia... more »
I Thought, I'll Swear, that I could freely part,
With the small Theft I'd made of
Heart.... more »
Prologue To The Pair-Royal Of Coxcombs,(1) Acted At A Dancing-School.
If, as you say, you Love Variety,
We have some hopes, that you so kind will be... more »
Seeing Strephon Ride By After Him I Supposed Gone.
Stay lovely Youth! do not so swiftly fly
From her your Speed must cause as quick to die:... more »