Beaumont and Fletcher
Beaumont and Fletcher Poems
- Sleep - (From Valentinian) Care-charming sleep, thou easer of...
- Love At First Sight - (From Ph... Sitting in my ...
- Folding The Flocks Shepherds all, and maidens fair, Fold ...
- Unfolding The Flocks Shepherds, rise, and shake off sleep - ...
- Song - Shake Off Your Heavy Tr... Shake off your heavy ...
- Poet's Mood Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are ...
- Consolation Of Early Death Sweet prince, the name of Death ...
Beaumont and Fletcher were the English dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, who collaborated in their writing during the reign of James I (he reigned in England 1603-1625)
When the first collected folio of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, containing a masque and some thirty-four plays, none of the latter having previously been printed, was published in 1647, long after the deaths of its authors, no attempt was made to discriminate between the parts of the famous collaborators; nor did the 1679 folio, in spite of its eighteen additional plays, suggest that a separation was desirable or feasible. But recent investigation has tended more and more strongly toward such a ... more »
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Love At First Sight - (From Philaster)
Sitting in my window,
Pointing my thoughts in lawn, I saw a god,
(I thought, but it was you,) enter our gates;
My blood flew out and back again, as fast
As I had prest it forth, and sucked it in,
Like breath; then was I called away in haste
To entertain you. Never was a man
Heaved from a sheepcot to a sceptre, raised
So high in thoughts as I: you left a kiss
Upon these lips, then, which I mean to keep
From you forever. I did hear you talk
Far above singing; after you were gone,
I grew acquainted with my heart, and searched
What stirred it so. Alas! I ...