Who is George Wither

George Wither (11 June 1588 O.S. (21 June 1588 NS) – 2 May 1667 O.S. (12 May 1667 NS)) was a prolific English poet, pamphleteer, satirist and writer of hymns. Wither's long life spanned one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of England, during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I, the Civil War, the Parliamentary period and the Restoration period.

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Early life

Wither was born in Bentworth, near Alton, in the heart of Hampshire, the son of George Wither Senior of that place and his wife, Mary, who was possibly from the family of Hunt. His grandfather, Richard Wither, lived at Manydown in Wootton St Lawrence, where the family had resided since at least 1344. His early schooling took place under Rev. John Greaves, the ...
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George Wither Poems

  • Song
    Shall I, wasting in despair,
    Die, because a woman's fair?
    Or make pale my cheeks with care
    'Cause another's rosy are? ...
  • Prelude From The Shepherd's Hunting
    Seest thou not, in clearest days,
    Oft thick fogs cloud Heaven's rays?
    And that vapours which do breathe
    From the Earth's gross womb beneath, ...
  • A Poet's Home
    Two pretty rills do meet, and meeting make
    Within one valley a large silver lake:
    About whose banks the fertile mountains stood
    In ages passèd bravely crowned with wood, ...
  • The Lord Is King
    The Lord is King, and weareth
    A robe of glory bright:
    He clothed with strength appeareth,
    And girt with powerful might. ...
  • Prelude
    (From _The Shepherd's Hunting_)

    Seest thou not, in clearest days,
    Oft thick fogs cloud Heaven's rays? ...
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Top 10 most used topics by George Wither

I Love You 19 Love 19 Good 16 High 16 Great 15 Mind 15 Nature 14 Sweet 14 Heart 13 Away 12


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Melaniejaxn: without the door let sorrow lie, and if for cold it hap to die, we'll bury 't in a christmas pie, and evermore be merry. ― george wither
Emmanueldiran: the secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. - george bernard keep busy. the worried person must lose himself in action, lest he wither in despair.
Bayoubomber: finally getting around to reading mastery by george leonard. he talks about using the plateau as a staging ground for cultuvating your craft. like farmland, you must have flat land to hold the water or it will roll away leaving your crops to wither and die.
Patchesalt: dream saying dnf isn’t real in the vlog and calling him and george besties like when the joke shifts from you and your best friend dating to you and your best friend *not* dating then maybe there’s something going on there lol
Wither__rose: happy birthday george :d
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On The Morning Of Christs Nativity
 by John Milton

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This is the Month, and this the happy morn
Wherin the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing,
That he our deadly forfeit should release,
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