Francis Beaumont Good Poems

  • 1.
    If thou hadst itch'd after the wild applause
    Of common people, and hadst made thy laws
    In writing such as catch'd at present voice,
    I should commend the thing, but not thy choice.
  • 2.
    Stand still my happiness, and swelling heart
    No more, till I consider what thou art.
    Desire of knowledge was man's fatal vice,
    For when our parents were in paradise,
  • 3.
    If it might stand with justice to allow
    The swift conversion of all follies; now,
    Such is my mercy, that I could admit
    All sorts should equally approve the wit
  • 4.
    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,
  • 5.
    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;
  • 6.
    The sun, which doth the greatest comfort bring
    To absent friends (because the self-same thing
    They know they see, however absent), is
    Here our best hay-maker (forgive me this,
  • 7.
    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 7 Good Poems by Francis Beaumont

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