Katherine Philips Poems
|1.||In Memory Of F.P.||1/1/2004|
|2.||Arion To A Dolphin, On His Majesty's Passage Into England.||1/1/2004|
|3.||In Memory Of That Excellent Person Mrs. Mary Lloyd Of Bodidrist In Denbigh-Shire,||1/1/2004|
|4.||To My Antenor||1/1/2004|
|5.||To Mr. Vaughan, Silurist On His Poems||1/1/2004|
|6.||To My Dear Sister, Mrs. C. P. On Her Nuptial||1/1/2004|
|7.||6th April 1651 L'Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey||1/1/2004|
|8.||Content, To My Dearest Lucasia||1/1/2004|
|9.||To One Persuading A Lady To Marriage||1/1/2004|
|10.||A Retir'D Friendship||1/1/2004|
|11.||La Solitude De St. Amant /La Solitude A Alcidon /||1/1/2004|
|12.||Orinda Upon Little Hector Philips||1/1/2004|
|13.||Epitaph On Her Son H. P.||1/1/2004|
|14.||L'Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey.||1/1/2004|
|15.||To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship||1/1/2004|
|16.||Friendship's Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia||1/1/2004|
|18.||Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 At London||1/1/2004|
Hence Cupid! with your cheating toys,
Your real griefs, and painted joys,
Your pleasure which itself destroys.
Lovers like men in fevers burn and rave,
And only what will injure them do crave.
Men's weakness makes love so severe,
They give him power by their fear,
And make the shackles which they wear.
Who to another does his heart submit,
Makes his own idol, and then worships it.
Him whose heart is all his own,
Peace and liberty does crown,
He apprehends no killing frown.
He feels no raptures ...
Wee falsely think it due unto our friends,
That we should grieve for their too early ends:
He that surveys the world with serious eys,
And stripps Her from her grosse and weak disguise,
Shall find 'tis injury to mourn their fate;
He only dy's untimely who dy's Late.
For if 'twere told to children in the womb,
To what a stage of mischief they must come
Could they foresee with how much toile and sweat