Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1582 - 1635 / England)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

To His Son, Vincent Corbet

What I shall leave thee none can tell,
But all shall say I wish thee well:
I wish thee, Vin, before all wealth,
Both bodily and ghostly health;
Nor too much wealth, nor wit, come to thee,
So much of either may undo thee.
I wish thee learning, not for show,
Enough for to instruct and know,
Not such as gentlemen require
To prate at table or at fire.
I wish thee all thy mother's graces,
Thy father's fortunes, and his places.
I wish thee friends, and one at court,
Not to build on, but support,
To keep thee, not in doing many
Oppressions, but from suffering any.
I wish thee peace in all thy ways,
Nor lazy nor contentious days;
And when thy soul and body part,
As innocent as now thou art.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004


Read poems about / on: father, peace, mother, fire, son, friend

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (To His Son, Vincent Corbet by Richard Corbet )

Enter the verification code :

  • Erhard Hans Josef Lang (4/25/2008 12:37:00 AM)

    The most sound advices from a father to his son!

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »
[Hata Bildir]