Who is John Wilmot

John Wilmot (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680) was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. The Restoration reacted against the "spiritual authoritarianism" of the Puritan era. Rochester embodied this new era, and he became as well known for his rakish lifestyle as his poetry, although the two were often interlinked. He died as a result of venereal disease at the age of just 33.

Rochester was described by his contemporary Andrew Marvell as "the best English satirist," and he is generally considered to be the most considerable poet and the most learned among the Restoration wits. His poetry was widely censored during the Victorian era, but enjoyed a revival from the 1920s onwards, with reappraisals from noted literary figures such as Graham Green...
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John Wilmot Poems

  • Satyr
    Were I (who to my cost already am
    One of those strange prodigious Creatures Man)
    A Spirit free, to choose for my own share,
    What Case of Flesh, and Blood, I pleas'd to weare, ...
  • God Bless Our Good And Gracious King
    God bless our good and gracious kind,
    Whose promise none relies on,
    Who never said a foolish thing,
    Nor ever did a wise one....
  • Portsmouth's Looking Glass
    Methinks I see you, newly risen
    From your embroider'd Bed and pissing,
    With studied mien and much grimace,
    Present yourself before your glass, ...
  • A Woman's Honour
    Love bade me hope, and I obeyed;
    Phyllis continued still unkind:
    Then you may e'en despair, he said,
    In vain I strive to change her mind. ...
  • A Satyre Against Mankind
    Were I (who to my cost already am
    One of those strange prodigious Creatures Man)
    A Spirit free, to choose for my own share,
    What Case of Flesh, and Blood, I pleas'd to weare, ...
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I Love You 27 Love 27 Heart 21 Alone 16 Life 15 True 14 Pleasure 13 Night 13 Mind 12 Great 12


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Emily Dickinson Poem
How slow the Wind'
 by Emily Dickinson

1571

How slow the Wind-
how slow the sea-
how late their Fathers be!



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