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 an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. C. V. Wedgwood wrote "every so often in the barren acres of his verse is a stretch enlivened by real wit and observation, or fired with a sudden intensity of feeling".

Context and poetic reputation Wither has been classified as a Spenserian, with Michael Drayton, Giles Fletcher, Phineas Fletcher, and Henry More. The early Jacobean Spenserians were generally republican rather than imperial (at least in terms of ancient Rome), of the "country party" rather than the "court party", nostalgic for Elizabeth I, and in favour of ...
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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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The Light That Is Felt
 by John Greenleaf Whittier

A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
'Oh, mother! Take my hand,' said she,
'And then the dark will all be light.'

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
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