Sir Walter Raleigh
Her Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh

Her Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh

IF all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy Love. But Time drives flocks from ...

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Song Of Myself by Sir Walter Raleigh

Song Of Myself by Sir Walter Raleigh

I was a Poet! But I did not know it, Neither did my Mother, Nor my Sister nor my Brother. The Rich were not aware of it; The Poor took no care of it. The ...

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Life by Sir Walter Raleigh

Life by Sir Walter Raleigh

What is our life? A play of passion, Our mirth the music of division, Our mother's wombs the tiring-houses be, Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious ...

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A Farewell To False Love by Sir Walter Raleigh

A Farewell To False Love by Sir Walter Raleigh

Farewell, false love, the oracle of lies, A mortal foe and enemy to rest, An envious boy, from whom all cares arise, A bastard vile, a beast with rage possessed, A way of error, a ...

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On Being Challenged To Write An Epigram In The Manner Of Herrick by Sir Walter Raleigh

On Being Challenged To Write An Epigram In The Manner Of Herrick by Sir Walter Raleigh

To Griggs, that learned man, in many a bygone session, His kids were his delight, and physics his profession; Now Griggs, grown old and glum, and less intent on knowledge, ...

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Farewell To The Court by Sir Walter Raleigh

Farewell To The Court by Sir Walter Raleigh

Like truthless dreams, so are my joys expir'd, And past return are all my dandled days; My love misled, and fancy quite retir'd-- Of all which pass'd the sorrow only stays. My ...

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A Literature Lesson. Sir Patrick Spens In The Eighteenth Century Manner by Sir Walter Raleigh

A Literature Lesson. Sir Patrick Spens In The Eighteenth Century Manner by Sir Walter Raleigh

VERSE I In a famed town of Caledonia's land, A prosperous port contiguous to the strand, A monarch feasted in right royal state; But care still dogs the pleasures ...

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Nature That Washed Her Hands In Milk by Sir Walter Raleigh

Nature That Washed Her Hands In Milk by Sir Walter Raleigh

Nature, that washed her hands in milk, And had forgot to dry them, Instead of earth took snow and silk, At love's request to try them, If she a mistress could compose To please ...

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My Last Will by Sir Walter Raleigh

My Last Will by Sir Walter Raleigh

When I am safely laid away, Out of work and out of play, Sheltered by the kindly ground From the world of sight and sound, One or two of those I leave Will ...

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To A Lady With An Unruly And Ill-Mannered Dog Who Bit Several Persons Of Importance by Sir Walter Raleigh

To A Lady With An Unruly And Ill-Mannered Dog Who Bit Several Persons Of Importance by Sir Walter Raleigh

Your dog is not a dog of grace; He does not wag the tail or beg; He bit Miss Dickson in the face; He bit a Bailie in the leg. What tragic choices such a dog ...

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Even Such Is Time by Sir Walter Raleigh

Even Such Is Time by Sir Walter Raleigh

Even such is time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust, Who in the dark and silent grave When we have wandered all our ...

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Hymn by Sir Walter Raleigh

Hymn by Sir Walter Raleigh

Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven,And with divinest contemplation useThy time, when time's eternity is given, And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse;But down ...

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The Lie by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Lie by Sir Walter Raleigh

Go, soul, the body's guest,Upon a thankless errand;Fear not to touch the best;The truth shall be thy warrant:Go, since I needs must die,And give the world the lie.Say to the ...

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From Catullus V by Sir Walter Raleigh

From Catullus V by Sir Walter Raleigh

The sun may set and rise,But we, contrariwise,Sleep, after our short light,One everlasting night.

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Now What Is Love by Sir Walter Raleigh

Now What Is Love by Sir Walter Raleigh

Now what is Love, I pray thee, tell?It is that fountain and that wellWhere pleasure and repentance dwell;It is, perhaps, the sauncing bellThat tolls all into heaven or hell;And ...

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Epitaph by Sir Walter Raleigh

Epitaph by Sir Walter Raleigh

Even such is time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust, Who in the dark and silent grave When we have wandered all our ...

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Stans Puer Ad Mensam by Sir Walter Raleigh

Stans Puer Ad Mensam by Sir Walter Raleigh

Attend my words, my gentle knave, And you shall learn from me How boys at dinner may behave With due propriety. Guard well your hands: two things have been ...

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What Is Our Life by Sir Walter Raleigh

What Is Our Life by Sir Walter Raleigh

WHAT is our life? The play of passion. Our mirth? The music of division: Our mothers’ wombs the tiring-houses be, Where we are dressed for life’s short comedy. The earth the ...

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A Vision Upon The Fairy Queen by Sir Walter Raleigh

A Vision Upon The Fairy Queen by Sir Walter Raleigh

Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay,Within that temple where the vestal flameWas wont to burn; and, passing by that way,To see that buried dust of living fame,Whose tomb ...

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The Silent Lover Ii by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Silent Lover Ii by Sir Walter Raleigh

WRONG not, sweet empress of my heart, The merit of true passion, With thinking that he feels no smart, That sues for no compassion. Silence in love bewrays more woe Than ...

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No Pleasure Without Pain by Sir Walter Raleigh

No Pleasure Without Pain by Sir Walter Raleigh

SWEET were the joys that both might like and last; Strange were the state exempt from all distress; Happy the life that no mishap should taste; Blessed the chance might ...

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To His Love When He Had Obtained Her by Sir Walter Raleigh

To His Love When He Had Obtained Her by Sir Walter Raleigh

Now Serena be not coy, Since we freely may enjoy Sweet embraces, such delights, As will shorten tedious nights. Think that beauty will not stay With you always, but away, And that ...

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Prais’D Be Diana’s Fair And Harmless Light by Sir Walter Raleigh

Prais’D Be Diana’s Fair And Harmless Light by Sir Walter Raleigh

Prais'd be Diana's fair and harmless light;Prais'd be the dews wherewith she moists the ground;Prais'd be her beams, the glory of the night;Prais'd be her power by which all ...

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Sestina Otiosa by Sir Walter Raleigh

Sestina Otiosa by Sir Walter Raleigh

Our great work, the Otia Merseiana, Edited by learned Mister Sampson, And supported by Professor Woodward, Is financed by numerous Bogus Meetings Hastily convened ...

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His Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh

His Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh

GIVE me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll ...

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The Silent Lover I by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Silent Lover I by Sir Walter Raleigh

PASSIONS are liken'd best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affection yields discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they ...

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The Nymph’s Reply To The Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Nymph’s Reply To The Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh

If all the world and love were young, And truth in every Shepherd’s tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move, To live with thee, and be thy love. Time drives the flocks from ...

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Sir Walter Raleigh To His Son by Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh To His Son by Sir Walter Raleigh

Three things there be that prosper up apaceAnd flourish, whilst they grow asunder far,But on a day, they meet all in one place,And when they meet, they one another mar;And they be ...

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If Cynthia Be a Queen by Sir Walter Raleigh

If Cynthia Be a Queen by Sir Walter Raleigh

If Cynthia be a queen, a princess, and supreme,Keep these among the rest, or say it was a dream,For those that like, expound, and those that loathe expressMeanings according as ...

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The Crosse Of Christ by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Crosse Of Christ by Sir Walter Raleigh

Rise, O my soul, with thy desires to heaven,And with divinest contemplation useThy time, where time's eternity is given ;And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse,But down ...

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The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh

Give me my scallop shell of quiet,My staff of faith to walk upon,My scrip of joy, immortal diet,My bottle of salvation,My gown of glory, hope's true gage,And thus I'll take my ...

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The Ocean To Cynthia by Sir Walter Raleigh

The Ocean To Cynthia by Sir Walter Raleigh

But stay, my thoughts, make end, give fortune way ; Harsh is the voice of woe and sorrow's sound ;Complaints cure not, and tears do but allay Griefs for a time, which after ...

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As You Came From The Holy Land by Sir Walter Raleigh

As You Came From The Holy Land by Sir Walter Raleigh

As you came from the holy landOf Walsingham,Met you not with my true loveBy the way as you came?'How shall I know your true love,That have met many one,I went to the holy ...

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