Edmund Waller was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.
Edmund Waller was the eldest son of Robert Waller of Coleshill, Herts, and Anne Hampden, his wife; thus he was first cousin to John Hampden. He was descended from the Waller family of Groombridge Place, Kent. Early in his childhood his father moved the family to Beaconsfield. Of Waller's early education all we know is his own account that he "was bred under several ill, dull and ignorant schoolmasters, until he went to Mr Dobson at Wycombe, who was a good schoolmaster and had been an Eton scholar." Robert Waller died in 1616, and ... more »
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- Go, lovely rose!
- On Tea
- Old Age
- To Phyllis
- On a Girdle
- The Dancer
- The Story of Phœbus and Daphne, Applied
- Song: Go, lovely rose!
- A Panegyric
- At Penshurst
- To One Married to an Old Man
- On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies
- The Self Banished
- Of English Verse
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