Francis Quarles

(8 May 1592 – 8 September 1644 / Romford, Essex, England)

Francis Quarles Poems

1. On the World 1/3/2003
2. My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His 1/3/2003
3. Why dost thou Shade thy Lovely Face? 12/31/2002
4. Epigram 1/1/2004
5. The Shortness Of Life 4/20/2010
6. A Good Night 12/31/2002
7. A Divine Rapture 1/4/2003
8. On the Infancy of Our Savior 1/1/2004
9. Delight In God Only 4/20/2010
10. Respice Finem 1/3/2003
11. On The Life And Death Of Man 4/20/2010
12. Hos ego versiculos 1/1/2004
13. On The World 4/20/2010
14. Epigram - On Players And Ballad-Singers 4/20/2010
15. The Loadstone 4/20/2010
16. An Ecstacy 3/27/2012
17. On Change Of Weather 3/27/2012
18. Sonnets 10/22/2014
19. Sion's Sonnets 10/22/2014
20. Funerall Elegy VII 10/22/2014

A Good Night

Close now thine eyes and rest secure;
Thy soul is safe enough, thy body sure;
He that loves thee, He that keeps
And guards thee, never slumbers, never sleeps.
The smiling conscience in a sleeping breast
Has only peace, has only rest;
The music and the mirth of kings
Are all but very discords, when she sings;
Then close thine eyes and rest secure;

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