John Fletcher

(20 December 1579 - 29 August 1625 / Rye, Sussex, England)

John Fletcher Poems

1. Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away 1/13/2003
2. Hear, ye Ladies 1/4/2003
3. Away, Delights 1/4/2003
4. Beauty Clear and Fair 1/4/2003
5. Love's Emblems 1/4/2003
6. Care-charming Sleep 1/1/2004
7. God Lyaeus 1/4/2003
8. Weep no more 1/4/2003
9. Bridal Song 1/4/2003
10. Sleep 1/1/2004
11. Hymn to Pan 1/4/2003
12. Melancholy 1/4/2003
13. Hence, All You Vain Delights from the Nice Valour 1/13/2003
14. To His Sleeping Mistress 8/22/2012
15. The Power of Music 8/22/2012
16. To Venus 8/22/2012
17. Aspatia's Song 1/4/2003
18. The Faithful Shepherdess (Monologue) 5/22/2012
19. The Dead Host's Welcome 8/22/2012
20. Orpheus I am, Come from the Deeps Below 8/22/2012

Melancholy

HENCE, all you vain delights,
   As short as are the nights
   Wherein you spend your folly!
There 's naught in this life sweet,
If men were wise to see't,
   But only melancholy--
   O sweetest melancholy!
Welcome, folded arms and fixed eyes,
A sight that piercing mortifies,

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