Who is Anne Kingsmill Finch

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (née Kingsmill; April 1661 – 5 August 1720), was an English poet and courtier. Finch's works often express a desire for respect as a female poet, lamenting her difficult position as a woman in the literary establishment and the court, while writing of "political ideology, religious orientation, and aesthetic sensibility". Her works also allude to other female authors of the time, such as Aphra Behn and Katherine Phillips. Through her commentary on the mental and spiritual equality of the genders and the importance of women fulfilling their potential as a moral duty to themselves and to society, she is regarded as one of the integral female poets of the Restoration Era. Finch died in Westminster in 1720 and was buried at her home ...
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Anne Kingsmill Finch Poems

  • All Is Vanity

    How vain is Life! which rightly we compare
    To flying Posts, that haste away; ...
  • Friendship Between Ephelia And Ardelia
    Eph. What Friendship is, ARDELIA shew.
    Ard. 'Tis to love, as I love You.
    Eph. This Account, so short (tho' kind)
    Suits not my enquiring Mind. ...
  • Cupid And Folly
    CUPID, ere depriv'd of Sight,
    Young and apt for all Delight,
    Met with Folly on the way,
    As Idle and as fond of Play. ...
  • A Letter To The Same Person
    Sure of Success, to You I boldly write,
    Whilst Love do's ev'ry tender Line endite;
    Love, who is justly President of Verse,
    Which all his Servants write, or else rehearse. ...
  • To Death
    O King of Terrors, whose unbounded Sway
    All that have Life, must certainly Obey;
    The King, the Priest, the Prophet, all are Thine,
    Nor wou'd ev'n God (in Flesh) thy Stroke decline. ...
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I Love You 40 Love 40 Heart 37 World 34 Life 32 Place 31 Time 30 Mind 27 Thought 27 Face 26

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  • Patricka7071: hope by anne kingsmill finch the tree of knowledge we in eden prov'd; the tree of life was thence to heav'n remov'd: hope is the growth of earth, the only plant, which either heav'n, or paradise cou'd want.
  • Samrat747: to edward jenkinson, esq by anne kingsmill finch fair youth! who wish the wars may cease, we own you better form'd for peace. nor pallas you, nor mars shou'd follow; your gods are cupid and apollo; who give sweet looks, and early rhimes, bespeakin... -
  • Samrat747: to mr. f. now earl of w by anne kingsmill finch no sooner, flavio, was you gone, but, your injunction thought upon, ardelia took the pen; designing to perform the task, her flavio did so kindly ask, ere he returned agen. -
  • Samrat747: to the nightingale by anne kingsmill finch exert thy voice, sweet harbinger of spring! this moment is thy time to sing, this moment i attend to praise, and set my numbers to thy layes. free as thine shall be my song; as thy musick, short, or long. -
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The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II
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Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
'Gaze no more on the phantoms,' Niamh said,
And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
And her bright body, sang of faery and man
Before God was or my old line began;

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