Treasure Island

George Gascoigne

(1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)

Poems of George Gascoigne

1. A Lover's Lullaby 1/4/2003
2. And If I Did, What Then? 5/27/2001
3. At Beauty's Bar As I Did Stand 4/20/2010
4. Fie, Pleasure, Fie! 5/27/2001
5. For That He Looked Not Upon Her 4/20/2010
6. Gascoigne's Lullaby 5/27/2001
7. Inscription In A Garden 4/20/2010
8. Praise of the Fair Bridges, afterwards Lady Sandes, on Her Having a Scar in Her Forehead 4/20/2010
9. Sonnet I 4/20/2010
10. Sonnet II 4/20/2010
11. Sonnet III 4/20/2010
12. Sonnet IV 4/20/2010
13. Sonnet V 4/20/2010
14. Sonnet VI 4/20/2010
15. Sonnet VII 4/20/2010
16. The Looks Of A Lover Enamoured 4/20/2010
17. The Night is Near Gone 1/4/2003
18. The Steel Glass 1/1/2004
19. When Thou Hast Spent The Lingering Day 4/20/2010
20. Woodmanship 4/20/2010

Fie, Pleasure, Fie!

1 Fie pleasure, fie! thou cloyest me with delight,
2 Thou fill'st my mouth with sweetmeats overmuch;
3 I wallow still in joy both day and night:
4 I deem, I dream, I do, I taste, I touch,
5 No thing but all that smells of perfect bliss;
6 Fie pleasure, fie! I cannot like of this.

7 To taste (sometimes) a bait of bitter gall,
8 To drink a draught of so{'u}r ale (some season)

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