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On The Report Of A Monument To Be Erected In Westminster Abbey, To The Memory Of A Late Author (Churchill)
James Beattie
Bufo, begone! with thee may Faction's fire, That hatch'd thy salamander-fame, expire. Fame, dirty idol of the brainless crowd, What half-made moon-...Rate it:

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Piere Vidal Old
Ezra Pound
When I but think upon the great dead days And turn my mind upon that splendid madness, Lo! I do curse my strength And blame the sun his gladness; F...Rate it:

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Prologue To Steele's Tender Husband
Joseph Addison
In the first rise and infancy of farce, When fools were many, and when plays were scarce The raw unpractis'd authors could, with ease, A young and ...Rate it:

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Risus Dei
Thomas Edward Brown
Methinks in Him there dwells alway A sea of laughter very deep, Where the leviathans leap, And little children play, Their white fe...Rate it:

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Satyr
Lord John Wilmot
Were I (who to my cost already am One of those strange prodigious Creatures Man) A Spirit free, to choose for my own share, What Case of Flesh, ...Rate it:

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The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto VII.
Coventry Patmore
Preludes. I Love's Immortality How vilely 'twere to misdeserve The poet's gift of perfect speech, In song to try, with trembling nerve, The limit...Rate it:

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The Decision Of Fortune
Anne Kingsmill Finch
Fortune well-Pictur'd on a rolling Globe, With waving Locks, and thin transparent Robe, A Man beholding, to his Neighbor cry'd, Whoe'er would ca...Rate it:

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The Duellist - Book III
Charles Churchill
Ah me! what mighty perils wait The man who meddles with a state, Whether to strengthen, or oppose! False are his friends, and firm his foes: How mu...Rate it:

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The Emulation
Sarah Fyge
Say, Tyrant Custom, why must we obey The impositions of thy haughty Sway; From the first dawn of Life, unto the Grave, Poor Womankind's in ev...Rate it:

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The Farewell
Charles Churchill
_P_. Farewell to Europe, and at once farewell To all the follies which in Europe dwell; To Eastern India now, a richer clime, Richer, alas! in ever...Rate it:

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The Fool Rings His Bells
Walter de la Mare
Come, Death, I'd have a word with thee; And thou, poor Innocency; And Love -- a lad with broken wing; Apnd Pity, too; The Fool shall sing to yo...Rate it:

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The Future Verdict
Ada Cambridge
How will our unborn children scoff at us In the good years to come, The happier ears to come, Because, like driven sheep, we yielded thus, Before t...Rate it:

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The Secular Masque
John Dryden
Enter JANUS JANUS Chronos, Chronos, mend thy pace, An hundred times the rolling sun Around the radiant belt has run In his revolvin...Rate it:

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The Story of a Soul
James Brunton Stephens
Who can say “Thus far, no farther,” to the tide of his own nature? Who can mould the spirit's fashion to the counsel of his will? Square his being ...Rate it:

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The Triple Fool
John Donne
I am two fools, I know— For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry; But where's that wiseman that would not be I, If she would not deny? Then...Rate it:

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To F.W.F.
James Clerk Maxwell
Farrar, when o’er Goodwin’s page Late I found thee poring, From the hydrostatic Sage Leaky Memory storing, Or when groaning yesterday Needlessly di...Rate it:

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To The Right Hon. Mr. Dodington
Edward Young
Long, Dodington, in debt, I long have sought To ease the burden of my graceful thought: And now a poet's gratitude you see: Grant him two favours, ...Rate it:

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Valediction
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I ONCE was fond of fools, And bid them come each day; Then each one brought his tools The carpenter to play; The roof to strip first choosing, A...Rate it:

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The Duellist - Book I
Charles Churchill
The clock struck twelve; o'er half the globe Darkness had spread her pitchy robe: Morpheus, his feet with velvet shod, Treading as if in fear he tr...Rate it:

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A Ballad of Death
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears, Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth Upon the sides of mirth, Cover thy lips and eyelids, le...Rate it:

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A Litany
Algernon Charles Swinburne
FIRST ANTIPHONE. ALL the bright lights of heaven I will make dark over thee; One night shall be as seven That its skirts may cover thee; I will sen...Rate it:

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Aholibah
Algernon Charles Swinburne
IN the beginning God made thee A woman well to look upon, Thy tender body as a tree Whereon cool wind hath always blown Till the clean branches be ...Rate it:

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Astigmatism
Amy Lowell
The Poet took his walking-stick Of fine and polished ebony. Set in the close-grained wood Were quaint devices; Patterns in ambers, And in the cloud...Rate it:

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Auri Sacra Fames
George Essex Evans
Now that the gods are dead—where shall we find us a god? Myths of the Greek Olympus have sunk in the surge of Time; And Jehovah, the God of Wrath, ...Rate it:

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Concerning the Philosophers Stone. ( alchemical verse .)
John Gower
. And also with great diligence, Thei fonde thilke Experience: Which cleped is Alconomie, Whereof the Silver multiplie; Thei made, and eke the Gol...Rate it:

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