James Shirley

(September 1596 – October 1666 / London, England)

Poems of James Shirley

1. A Hymn 1/4/2003
2. Cease, Warring Thoughts 1/3/2003
3. Death the Leveller 1/3/2003
4. Death's Final Conquest 4/15/2010
5. Death's Subtle Ways 1/3/2003
6. From Ajax Dirge 5/10/2012
7. On Her Dancing 4/15/2010
8. Peace Restored 1/3/2003
9. Sililoquy On Death 4/15/2010
10. Song of Nuns 1/3/2003
11. The Fair Felon 1/3/2003
12. The Garden 1/3/2003
13. The Glories of our Blood and State 1/1/2004
14. The Last Conqueror 4/15/2010
15. To a Lady Upon a Looking-Glass Sent 1/3/2003
16. To the Painter Preparing to Draw M.M.H. 1/3/2003
17. Two Gentlemen That Broke Their Promise 1/3/2003

The Fair Felon

In Love's name you are charged hereby
To make a speedy hue and cry,
After a face, who t'other day,
Came and stole my heart away;
For your directions in brief
These are best marks to know the thief:
Her hair a net of beams would prove,
Strong enough to capture Jove,
Playing the eagle; her clear brow

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