Francis Beaumont Body Poems

  • 1.
    As unthrifts groan in straw for their pawn'd beds,
    As women weep for their lost maidenheads,
    When both are without hope or remedy,
    Such an untimely grief I have for thee.
  • 2.
    MY wanton lines doe treate of amorous loue,
    Such as would bow the hearts of gods aboue:
    Then Venus, thou great Citherean Queene,
    That hourely tript on the Idalian greene,
  • 3.
    Lay a garland on my hearse,
    Of the dismal yew,
    Maidens, willow branches bear,
    Say I died true.
  • 4.
    When Cupid read this title, straight he said,
    'Wars, I perceive, against me will be made.'
    But spare, oh Love! to tax thy poet so,
    Who oft bath borne thy ensign 'gainst thy foe;
  • 5.
    I sing the fortune of a luckless pair,
    Whose spotless souls now in one body be;
    For beauty still is Prodromus to care,
    Crost by the sad stars of nativity:
  • 6.
    Sleep not too much; nor longer than asleep
    Within thy bed thy lazy body keep;
    For when thou, warm awake, shall feel it soft,
    Fond cogitations will assail thee oft:
Total 6 Body Poems by Francis Beaumont

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