Charles Cotton

(28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687 / Beresford Hall)

Charles Cotton Poems

1. The Evening Quatrains 4/21/2010
2. The Angler's Ballad 4/21/2010
3. To Coelia 1/4/2003
4. Clepsydra 4/21/2010
5. The Night Quatrains 4/21/2010
6. The Noon Quatrains 4/21/2010
7. The Morning Quatrains 4/21/2010

The Morning Quatrains

THE cock has crow'd an hour ago,
'Tis time we now dull sleep forego;
Tir'd Nature is by sleep redress'd,
And Labour's overcome by rest.
We have out-done the work of Night,
'Tis time we rise t'attend the Light,
And e'er he shall his beams display,
To plot new bus'ness for the Day.
None but the slothful, or unsound,

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