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James Shirley (or Sherley) was an English dramatist. He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Charles Lamb's words, he "claims a place among the worthies of this period, not so much for any transcendent genius in himself, as that he was the last of a great race, all of whom spoke nearly the same language and had a set of moral feelings and notions in common." His career of play writing extended from 1625 to the suppression of stage plays by Parliament in 1642.

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Famous poems by James Shirley 17 total

A Hymn 76 ViewsRate it:
Cease, Warring Thoughts 121 ViewsRate it:
Death the Leveller 59 ViewsRate it:
Death's Final Conquest 38 ViewsRate it:
Death's Subtle Ways 23 ViewsRate it:
From Ajax Dirge 120 ViewsRate it:
On Her Dancing 78 ViewsRate it:
Peace Restored 26 ViewsRate it:
Sililoquy On Death 95 ViewsRate it:
Song of Nuns 70 ViewsRate it:
The Fair Felon 25 ViewsRate it:
The Garden 103 ViewsRate it:
The Glories of our Blood and State 57 ViewsRate it:
The Last Conqueror 56 ViewsRate it:
To a Lady Upon a Looking-Glass Sent 51 ViewsRate it:
To the Painter Preparing to Draw M.M.H. 85 ViewsRate it:
Two Gentlemen That Broke Their Promise 40 ViewsRate it:

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