Abraham Cowley

(1618 – 28 July 1667 / London)

Poems of Abraham Cowley

1. A Supplication 1/13/2003
2. A Vote (excerpt) 1/1/2004
3. A Vote (excerpt) 2/24/2014
4. Against Fruition 2/24/2014
5. Against Hope 2/24/2014
6. An Answer To A Copy Of Verses Sent Me To Jersey 2/24/2014
7. Anacreontics, Drinking 1/4/2003
8. Anacreontics, The Epicure 1/4/2003
9. Anacreontics, The Swallow 1/4/2003
10. Bathing In The River 2/24/2014
11. Beauty 4/19/2010
12. Concealment 2/24/2014
13. Constantia's Song 2/24/2014
14. Cousel 2/24/2014
15. Davideis: A Sacred Poem Of The Troubles Of David (excerpt) 1/1/2004
16. Epitaph 2/24/2014
17. Hymn To Light 4/19/2010
18. Inconstancy 2/24/2014
19. Life 4/19/2010
20. Not Fair 2/24/2014

The Wish

WELL then! I now do plainly see
   This busy world and I shall ne'er agree.
The very honey of all earthly joy
Does of all meats the soonest cloy;
   And they, methinks, deserve my pity
Who for it can endure the stings,
The crowd and buzz and murmurings,
   Of this great hive, the city.

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