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George Wither

(11 June 1588 – 2 May 1667 / Bentworth, Hampshire)

Poems of George Wither

1. A Christmas Carol 1/3/2003
2. A Poet's Home 4/16/2010
3. A Rocking Hymn 4/16/2010
4. A Sonnet Upon a Stolen Kiss 4/16/2010
5. A Widow's Hymn 1/3/2003
6. Amarillis I Did Woo 4/16/2010
7. Change 4/16/2010
8. For Anniversary Marriage-Days 4/16/2010
9. For Seasonable Weather 10/25/2014
10. From A Satire Written To King James I 4/16/2010
11. From 'The Motto' 10/25/2014
12. Her Beauty 4/16/2010
13. I Loved a Lass 1/3/2003
14. Lilies Without, Lilies Within 4/16/2010
15. Lord! When Those Glorious Lights I See 4/16/2010
16. Prelude 4/16/2010
17. Psalm CXLVIII 4/16/2010
18. Psalm LVII 10/25/2014
19. Rhomboidal Dirge 4/16/2010
20. Shall I Wasting in Despair 1/3/2003

The Steadfast Shepherd

Hence away, thou siren, leave me,
Pish! unclasp those wanton arms,
Sugared words can ne'er deceive me
Though thou prove a thousand charms.
Fie, fie, forbear, no common snare
Can ever my affection chain.
They painted baits and poor deceits
Are all bestowed on me in vain.

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