Richard Lovelace
Ausonius Epig by Richard Lovelace

Ausonius Epig by Richard Lovelace

AUSONIUS EPIG.Emptis quod libris tibi bibliotheca referta est,Doctum et grammaticum te, philomuse, putas.Quinetiam cytharas, chordas et barbita conde:Mercator hodie, cras ...

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The Scrutiny by Richard Lovelace

The Scrutiny by Richard Lovelace

Why should you swear I am forsworn,Since thine I vowed to be?Lady, it is already morn,And 'twas last night I swore to theeThat fond impossibility.Have I not loved thee much and ...

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Ad Juvencium. Cat. Ep. 49. by Richard Lovelace

Ad Juvencium. Cat. Ep. 49. by Richard Lovelace

AD JUVENCIUM.CAT. EP. 49.Mellitos oculos tuos, Juvenci,Si quis me sinat usque basiare,Usque ad millia basiem trecenta,Nec unquam videat satur futurus:Non si densior aridis ...

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Ad Quintium. Cat. Ep. 83 by Richard Lovelace

Ad Quintium. Cat. Ep. 83 by Richard Lovelace

AD QUINTIUM. CAT. EP. 83.Quinti, si tibi vis oculos debere Catullum,Aut aliud si quid carius est oculis,Eripere ei noli, multo quod carius illiEst oculis, seu quid carius est ...

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A Mock Song by Richard Lovelace

A Mock Song by Richard Lovelace

I.Now Whitehall's in the grave,And our head is our slave,The bright pearl in his close shell of oyster,Now the miter is lost,The proud Praelates, too, crost,And all Rome's ...

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Ad Sylonem. Ep. 104. by Richard Lovelace

Ad Sylonem. Ep. 104. by Richard Lovelace

AD SYLONEM.EP. 104.Aut sodes mihi redde decem sestertia, Sylo,Deindo esto quam vis saevus et indomitus,Aut si te nummi delectant, desine, quaeso,Leno esse, atque idem saevus et ...

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Ad M. T. Ciceronem. Catul Ep. 50. by Richard Lovelace

Ad M. T. Ciceronem. Catul Ep. 50. by Richard Lovelace

AD M. T. CICERONEM.CATUL EP. 50.Disertissime Romuli nepotum,Quot sunt, quotque fuere, Marce Tulli,Quotque post alios erunt in annos,Gratias tibi maximas CatullusAgit, pessimus ...

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Ad Lesbiam, Cat. Ep. 73 by Richard Lovelace

Ad Lesbiam, Cat. Ep. 73 by Richard Lovelace

AD LESBIAM, CAT. EP. 73.Dicebas quondam, solum to nosse Catullum,Lesbia, nec prae me velle tenere Jovem,Dilexi tum te, non tantum ut vulgus amicam,Sed pater ut gnatos diligit et ...

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o aAarantha, Tat sSe wWuld dDshevell hHr hHire by Richard Lovelace

o aAarantha, Tat sSe wWuld dDshevell hHr hHire by Richard Lovelace

TO AMARANTHA, THAT SHE WOULD DISHEVELL HER HAIRE.I.Amarantha sweet and faire,Ah brade no more that shining haire!As my curious hand or eye,Hovering round thee, let it ...

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A Fly Caught In A Cobweb by Richard Lovelace

A Fly Caught In A Cobweb by Richard Lovelace

Small type of great ones, that do humWithin this whole world's narrow room,That with a busie hollow noiseCatch at the people's vainer voice,And with spread sails play with their ...

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To Lucasta, Going To The Wars by Richard Lovelace

To Lucasta, Going To The Wars by Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,That from the nunneryOf thy chaste breast and quiet mindTo war and arms I fly.True, a new mistress now I chase,The first foe in the field,And ...

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To Althea From Prison. by Richard Lovelace

To Althea From Prison. by Richard Lovelace

I.When love with unconfined wingsHovers within my gates,And my divine ALTHEA bringsTo whisper at the grates,When I lye tangled in her haire,And fetterd to her eye,The birds, ...

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To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace

To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace

Come, pretty birds, present your lays,And learn to chaunt a goddess praise,Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices beEmploy'd to serve her deity:And warble forth, ye virgins nine,Some ...

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Quinti Catuli. by Richard Lovelace

Quinti Catuli. by Richard Lovelace

QUINTI CATULI.Constiteram exorientem Auroram forte salutans,Cum subito a laeva Roscius exoritur.Pace mihi liceat, coelestes, dicere vestra.Mortalis visu pulchrior esse ...

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In Rufum. Catul. Ep. 64 by Richard Lovelace

In Rufum. Catul. Ep. 64 by Richard Lovelace

IN RUFUM.CATUL. EP. 64.Noli admirari, quare tibi foemina nulla,Rufe, velit tenerum supposuisse femur,Non ullam rarae labefactes munere vestis,Aut pellucidulis deliciis ...

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Portii Licinii by Richard Lovelace

Portii Licinii by Richard Lovelace

PORTII LICINII.Si Phoebi soror es, mando tibi, Delia, causam,Scilicet, ut fratri quae peto verba feras:Marmore Sicanio struxi tibi, Delphice, templum,Et levibus calamis candida ...

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A Paradox by Richard Lovelace

A Paradox by Richard Lovelace

I.Tis true the beauteous StarreTo which I first did bowBurnt quicker, brighter far,Than that which leads me now,Which shines with more delight,For gazing on that lightSo long, ...

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The Rose by Richard Lovelace

The Rose by Richard Lovelace

I.Sweet serene skye-like Flower,Haste to adorn her Bower :From thy long clowdy bed,Shoot forth thy damaske head.II.New-startled blush of Flora !The griefe of pale Aurora,Who ...

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De Asino Qui Dentibus Aeneidem Consumpsit. by Richard Lovelace

De Asino Qui Dentibus Aeneidem Consumpsit. by Richard Lovelace

DE ASINO QUI DENTIBUS AENEIDEM CONSUMPSIT.Carminis iliaci libros consumpsit asellus,Hoc fatum Troiae est: aut equus, aut asinus.THE ASSE EATING THE AENEIDS.A wretched asse the ...

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Auson[ius] by Richard Lovelace

Auson[ius] by Richard Lovelace

AUSON.Toxica zelotypo dedit uxor maecha marito,Nec satis ad mortem credidit esse datum,Miscuit argenti lethalia pondera vivi,Ut celeret certam vis geminata necem.Ergo, inter ...

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Love Made In The First Age. To Chloris. by Richard Lovelace

Love Made In The First Age. To Chloris. by Richard Lovelace

I.In the nativity of time,Chloris! it was not thought a crimeIn direct Hebrew for to woe.Now wee make love, as all on fire,Ring retrograde our lowd desire,And court in English ...

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Her Muffe by Richard Lovelace

Her Muffe by Richard Lovelace

I.Twas not for some calm blessing to deceive,Thou didst thy polish'd hands in shagg'd furs weave,It were no blessing thus obtain'd,Thou rather would'st a curse have gain'd,Then ...

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Ad Fabullium. Catul. Lib. I. Ep. 13. by Richard Lovelace

Ad Fabullium. Catul. Lib. I. Ep. 13. by Richard Lovelace

AD FABULLUM.CATUL. LIB. I. EP. 13.Caenabis bene, mi Fabulle, apud mePaucis, si dii tibi favent, diebus,Si tecum attuleris bonam atque magnamCaenam, non sine candida puella,Et ...

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De Quintia Et Sesbia. Ep. 87 by Richard Lovelace

De Quintia Et Sesbia. Ep. 87 by Richard Lovelace

DE QUINTIA ET LESBIA.EP. 87.Quintia formosa est multis, mihi candida, longa,Recta est, haec ego sic singula confiteor:Tota illud formosa nego: nam multa venustas,Nulla in tam ...

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Avieni V. C. Ad Amicos by Richard Lovelace

Avieni V. C. Ad Amicos by Richard Lovelace

AVIENI V. C. AD AMICOS.Rure morans, quid agam, respondi, pauca rogatus:Mane, deum exoro famulos, post arvaque viso,Partitusque meis justos indico labores,Inde lego, Phoebumque ...

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The Ant by Richard Lovelace

The Ant by Richard Lovelace

I.Forbear, thou great good husband, little ant, A little respite from thy flood of sweat! Thou, thine own horse and cart under this plant, Thy spacious tent, fan thy prodigious ...

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A Lady With A Falcon On Her Fist. To The Honourable My Cousin A[nne] L[ovelace] by Richard Lovelace

A Lady With A Falcon On Her Fist. To The Honourable My Cousin A[nne] L[ovelace] by Richard Lovelace

I.This Queen of Prey (now prey to you),Fast to that pirch of ivoryIn silver chaines and silken clue,Hath now made full thy victory:II.The swelling admirall of the dreadCold ...

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Pentadii by Richard Lovelace

Pentadii by Richard Lovelace

PENTADII.Non est, fulleris, haec beata non estQuod vos creditis esse, vita non est:Fulgentes manibus videre gemmasEt testudineo jacere lecto,Aut pluma latus abdidisse molli,Aut ...

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De Suo In Lesbiam Amore Ep. 88. by Richard Lovelace

De Suo In Lesbiam Amore Ep. 88. by Richard Lovelace

DE SUO IN LESBIAM AMORE.EP. 88.Nulla potest mulier tantum se dicere amatamVere, quantum a me Lesbia amata mea est,Nulla fides ullo fuit unquam faedere tanta,Quanta in amore suo ...

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Sanazari Hexasticon by Richard Lovelace

Sanazari Hexasticon by Richard Lovelace

SANAZARI HEXASTICON.Viderat Adriacis quondam Neptunus in undisStare urbem et toto ponere Jura mari:Nunc mihi Tarpeias quantumvis, Jupiter, ArcesObjice et illa mihi moenia ...

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Mart. Lib. I. Epi. 14. by Richard Lovelace

Mart. Lib. I. Epi. 14. by Richard Lovelace

MART. LIB. I. EPI. 14.Casta suo gladium cum traderet Arria Paeto,Quem de visceribus traxerat ipsa suis,Si qua fides, vulnus quod feci non dolet, inquit:Sed quod tu facies, hoc ...

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In Lesbiam Cat. Ep. 76. by Richard Lovelace

In Lesbiam Cat. Ep. 76. by Richard Lovelace

IN LESBIAM CAT. EP. 76.Huc est mens deducta tua, mea Lesbia, culpa,Atque ita se officio perdidit ipsa suo.Ut jam nec bene velle queam tibi, si optima sias:Nec desistere amare, ...

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Ausonius by Richard Lovelace

Ausonius by Richard Lovelace

AUSONIUS.Vane, quid affectas faciem mihi ponere, pictor,Ignotamque oculis solicitare manu?Aeris et venti sum filia, mater inanisIndicii, vocemque sine mente gero.Auribus in ...

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To Aramantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair by Richard Lovelace

To Aramantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair by Richard Lovelace

I.Amarantha sweet and faire, Ah brade no more that shining haire! As my curious hand or eye, Hovering round thee, let it flye.II.Let it flye as unconfin'd As it's calme ...

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De Catone by Richard Lovelace

De Catone by Richard Lovelace

DE CATONE.Invictus victis in partibus omnia CaesarVincere qui potuit, te, Cato, non potuit.OF CATO.The world orecome, victorious Caesar, heThat conquer'd all, great Cato, could ...

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A Black Patch On Lucasta’s Face by Richard Lovelace

A Black Patch On Lucasta’s Face by Richard Lovelace

Dull as I was, to think that a court flyPresum'd so neer her eye,When 'twas th' industrious beeMistook her glorious face for paradise,To summe up all his chymistry of spice,With ...

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To The Right Hon. My Lady Anne Lovelace by Richard Lovelace

To The Right Hon. My Lady Anne Lovelace by Richard Lovelace

To the richest Treasury That e'er fill'd ambitious eye, To the faire bright Magazin Hath impoverisht Love's Queen, To th' Exchequer of all honour (All take pensions but from ...

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The Snail by Richard Lovelace

The Snail by Richard Lovelace

Wise emblem of our politic world,Sage snail, within thine own self curl'd,Instruct me softly to make haste,Whilst these my feet go slowly fast.Compendious snail! thou seem'st to ...

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The Grasse-Hopper by Richard Lovelace

The Grasse-Hopper by Richard Lovelace

To My Noble Friend, Mr Charles CottonO thou that swing'st upon the waving earOf some well-filled oaten beard,Drunk ev'ry night with a delicious tearDropped thee from heav'n, ...

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Song To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair by Richard Lovelace

Song To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair by Richard Lovelace

Amarantha sweet and fairAh braid no more that shining hair!As my curious hand or eyeHovering round thee let it fly.Let it fly as unconfin'dAs its calm ravisher, the wind,Who ...

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Mart. Ep. Xv. Lib. 6. by Richard Lovelace

Mart. Ep. Xv. Lib. 6. by Richard Lovelace

MART. EP. XV. LIB. 6.Dum Phaetontea formica vagatur in umbra,Implicuit tenuem succina gutta feram,Dignum tantorum pretium tulit illa laborum:Credibile est ipsam sic voluisse ...

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Love Conquer’D by Richard Lovelace

Love Conquer’D by Richard Lovelace

I.The childish god of love did sweareThus: By my awfull bow and quiver,Yon' weeping, kissing, smiling pair,I'le scatter all their vowes i' th' ayr,And their knit imbraces ...

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De Puero Et Praecone. Catul. by Richard Lovelace

De Puero Et Praecone. Catul. by Richard Lovelace

DE PUERO ET PRAECONE.CATUL.Cum puero bello praeconem qui videt esse,Quid credat, nisi se vendere discupere?CATUL.With a fair boy a cryer we behold,What should we think, but he ...

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Mart. Epi. Xliii. Lib. I. by Richard Lovelace

Mart. Epi. Xliii. Lib. I. by Richard Lovelace

MART. EPI. XLIII. LIB. I.Conjugis audisset fatum cum Portia Bruti,Et substracta sibi quaereret arma dolor,Nondum scitis, ait, mortem non posse negari,Credideram satis hoc vos ...

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De Scaevola. by Richard Lovelace

De Scaevola. by Richard Lovelace

DE SCAEVOLA.Lictorem pro rege necans nunc mutius ultroSacrifico propriam concremat igne manum:Miratur Porsenna virum, paenamque relaxansMaxima cum obscessis faedera a victor ...

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To A Lady With Child That Ask’D An Old Shirt. by Richard Lovelace

To A Lady With Child That Ask’D An Old Shirt. by Richard Lovelace

And why an honour'd ragged shirt, that shows,Like tatter'd ensigns, all its bodie's blows?Should it be swathed in a vest so dire,It were enough to set the child on ...

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De Inconstantia Foeminei Amoris by Richard Lovelace

De Inconstantia Foeminei Amoris by Richard Lovelace

CATUL. EP. 71.DE INCONSTANTIA FOEMINEI AMORIS.Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere velle,Quam mihi: non, si Jupiter ipse petat,Dicit, sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,In vento et ...

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Mar. Lib. Iv. Ep. 33. by Richard Lovelace

Mar. Lib. Iv. Ep. 33. by Richard Lovelace

MAR. LIB. IV. EP. 33.Et latet et lucet, Phaetontide condita guttaUt videatur apis nectare clausa suo.Sic modo, quae fuerat vita contempta manente,Funeribus facta est jam ...

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A Dialogue. Lute And Voice by Richard Lovelace

A Dialogue. Lute And Voice by Richard Lovelace

L.Sing, Laura, sing, whilst silent are the sphears,And all the eyes of Heaven are turn'd to ears.V.Touch thy dead wood, and make each living treeUnchain its feet, take arms, and ...

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Paris’s Second Judgement, Upon The Three Daughters Of My De by Richard Lovelace

Paris’s Second Judgement, Upon The Three Daughters Of My De by Richard Lovelace

Behold! three sister-wonders, in whom met,Distinct and chast, the splendrous counterfeitOf Juno, Venus and the warlike Maid,Each in their three divinities array'd,The majesty ...

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