Izaak Walton Poems
|1.||Commendatory Verse Prefixed To The Merchants Mappe Of Commerce||10/11/2010|
|2.||Commendatory Verse To The Author Of Scintillula Altaris||10/12/2010|
|3.||On The Death Of William Cartwright||10/12/2010|
|4.||Lines On A Portrait Of Donne In His Eighteenth Year||10/12/2010|
|5.||To My Reverend Friend The Author Of The Synagogue||10/12/2010|
|6.||An Elegie Upon Dr. Donne||10/11/2010|
An Elegie Upon Dr. Donne
Our _Donne_ is dead; England should mourne, may say
We had a man where language chose to stay
And shew her gracefull power. I would not praise
That and his vast wit (which in these vaine dayes
Make many proud) but, as they serv'd to unlock
That Cabinet, his minde: where such a stock
Of knowledge was repos'd, as all lament
(Or should) this generall cause of discontent.
And I rejoyce I am not so severe,
But (as I write a line) to weepe a teare
For his decease; Such sad extremities
May make such men as I write Elegies.
And wonder not; for, when a generall ...