Joshua Sylvester

(1563 - 1618 / England)

Joshua Sylvester Poems

1. To His Coy Love 1/1/2004
2. Du Bartas, His Divine Weeks and Works (excerpt) 1/1/2004
3. Love's Omnipresence 4/20/2010
4. Ubique 1/4/2003
5. The Glorious Stars of Heaven 4/20/2010
6. A Contented Mind 4/20/2010
7. They say that shadows of deceased ghosts 1/1/2004
8. Constancy 4/20/2010
9. The Father 4/20/2010

A Contented Mind

I weigh not Fortune's frown or smile,
I joy not much in earthly joys;
I seek not state, I reck not style,
I am not fond of fancy's toys;
I rest so pleased with what I have,
I wish no more, no more I crave.
I quake not at the thunder's crack,
I tremble not at noise of war,
I swoon not at the news of wrack,

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