John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

John Donne Poems

161. Elegy I: Jealousy 1/13/2003
162. Eclogue 4/9/2010
163. Disinherited 4/9/2010
164. Death Be Not Proud 5/14/2001
165. Daybreak 1/4/2003
166. Crucifying 4/9/2010
167. Confined Love 1/13/2003
168. Community 4/9/2010
169. Break of Day (another of the same) 1/1/2004
170. Break of Day 1/3/2003
171. At the round earth's imagin'd corners 1/20/2003
172. Ascension 4/9/2010
173. Antiquary 4/9/2010
174. Annunciation 4/9/2010
175. An Obscure Writer 4/9/2010
176. An Anatomy Of The World... 5/14/2001
177. Air And Angels 1/3/2003
178. A Valediction: of Weeping 1/3/2003
179. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning 5/14/2001
180. A Valediction Of Weeping 5/14/2001

Elegy IV: The Perfume

Once, and but once found in thy company,
All thy supposed escapes are laid on me;
And as a thief at bar is questioned there
By all the men that have been robed that year,
So am I (by this traiterous means surprized)
By thy hydroptic father catechized.
Though he had wont to search with glazed eyes,
As though he came to kill a cockatrice,
Though he hath oft sworn that he would remove

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