Charles Cotton

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

Poems of Charles Cotton

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

The Evening Quatrains

THE Day's grown old, the fainting Sun
Has but a little way to run,
And yet his steeds, with all his skill,
Scarce lug the chariot down the hill.
With labour spent, and thirst opprest,
Whilst they strain hard to gain the West,
From fetlocks hot drops melted light,
Which turn to meteors in the Night.
The shadows now so long do grow,

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