Anne Killigrew

(1660- 16 June 1685 / London)

A Farewel To Worldly Joys - Poem by Anne Killigrew

FArewel ye Unsubstantial Joyes,
Ye Gilded Nothings, Gaudy Toyes,
Too long ye have my Soul misled,
Too long with Aiery Diet fed:
But now my Heart ye shall no more
Deceive, as you have heretofore:
For when I hear such Sirens sing,
Like Ithaca's fore-warned King,
With prudent Resolution I
Will so my Will and Fancy tye,
That stronger to the Mast not he,
Than I to Reason bound will be:
And though your Witchcrafts strike my Ear,
Unhurt, like him, your Charms I'll hear.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, March 2, 2012

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