John Fletcher Poems
- Away, Delights AWAY, delights! go seek some other dwelling, ...
- Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away Take, oh take those lips ...
- Hear, Ye Ladies HEAR, ye ladies that despise ...
- Love's Emblems NOW the lusty spring is seen; ...
- Beauty Clear And Fair BEAUTY clear and fair, ...
- God Lyaeus GOD Lyaeus, ever young, Ever honour'd, ever ...
- Weep No More WEEP no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow ...
John Fletcher was a Jacobean playwright. Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivalled Shakespeare's. Though his reputation has been eclipsed since, Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.
Fletcher was born in December 1579 in Rye, Sussex, and died of the plague in August 1625. His father Richard Fletcher was an ambitious and successful cleric who was in turn Dean of Peterborough, ... more »
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Comments about John Fletcher
AWAY, delights! go seek some other dwelling,
For I must die.
Farewell, false love! thy tongue is ever telling
Lie after lie.
For ever let me rest now from thy smarts;
Alas, for pity go
And fire their hearts
That have been hard to thee! Mine was not so.
Never again deluding love shall know me,
For I will die;
And all those griefs that think to overgrow me
Shall be as I:
For ever will I sleep, while poor maids cry-- ...