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The Doubt Of Future Foes
(1533-1603 / England)

The Doubt Of Future Foes

Poem By Queen Elizabeth I

The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy,
And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy;
For falsehood now doth flow, and subjects' faith doth ebb,
Which should not be if reason ruled or wisdom weaved the web.
But clouds of joys untried do cloak aspiring minds,
Which turn to rain of late repent by changed course of winds.
The top of hope supposed the root upreared shall be,
And fruitless all their grafted guile, as shortly ye shall see.
The dazzled eyes with pride, which great ambition blinds,
Shall be unsealed by worthy wights whose foresight falsehood finds.
The daughter of debate that discord aye doth sow
Shall reap no gain where former rule still peace hath taught to know.
No foreign banished wight shall anchor in this port;
Our realm brooks not seditious sects, let them elsewhere resort.
My rusty sword through rest shall first his edge employ
To poll their tops that seek such change or gape for future joy.

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" wight noun archaic•dialect a person of a specified kind, especially one regarded as unfortunate" Sylvia, below, says the queen was " known as The Virgin Queen" . Boy have i got news for everyone: she wasn't. My great-great grandfather took care of THAT. AND, no, she was not lesbian! (not that there's anything WRONG with that!) . Bri To MyPoemList :)
Continued: Queen Elizabeth! is not only known as The Virgin Queen, but also as the Poetry Queen based upon her legacy of so many writings. An Era full of Top Poems and Performances.Truly an era full of Art Performances and Dedication. She also established the Present Protestant Church for England as a response to the Pope of Rome. A remarkable personality Queen Elizabeth I.of England, who lived in 1533 - 1603.
WOW! Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era. The flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. A true flourishing period of true beautiful Literary Art, Once again Congratulations as The Classic Poem Of The Day. Hurray! CONGRATS too to the present Royal Family who deserves these highest compliments. Not only is she known as The Virgin Queen, but also as The
I am sorry I trust no queen who hates her family.
No foreign banished wight shall anchor in this port; Our realm brooks not seditious sects, let them elsewhere resort. /// penned beautifully


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