James Shirley

(September 1596 – October 1666 / London, England)

James Shirley Poems

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

Peace Restored

You virgins, that did late despair
To keep your wealth from cruel men,
Tie up in silk your careless hair:
Soft peace is come again.

Now lovers' eyes may gently shoot
A flame that will not kill;
The drum was angry, but the lute
Shall whisper what you will.

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