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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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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  • Pissboo69: they started making out. neither of them noticed as quackity appeared on the entrance of admin. "my discord kittens.." he gasped in horror. the rage built inside his chest, turning his vision red. before wither dream or george could react, quackity threw knives at them.
  • Gnfimissyou: sapnap’s stream summary: - “george stop” - slime blocks, chickens, flying pigs - “george sucks” - “destroy the crystals to complete the game” - drista being annoyed for the entire stream basically - patches content! - george + wither skeletons + blaze = disaster waiting to happen
  • Gnfyeezys: do u think flowers wither around c!george whenever he's sad... :( — awe wait ☹️
  • R3nnex: nobody by mitski but its c george having a breakdown alone deep in the forest surrounded by moss and trees and the flowers wither around him because they feels how sad he is
  • Bunnesapnap: - dreamxd, will he ever tie into anything other than george? will he be the reason george is tied into the main lore? - the amount of abandoned places - not knowing how many canon lives tommy has after being revived - wither roses slowly being pulled into all the stories
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Golden Days
 by Robert Service

Another day of toil and strife,
Another page so white,
Within that fateful Log of Life
That I and all must write;
Another page without a stain
To make of as I may,
That done, I shall not see again
Until the Judgment Day.
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