Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603 / England)
Poems of Queen Elizabeth I
|1.||Ah, Silly Pug, Wert Thou So Sore Afraid||4/3/2010|
|2.||In Defiance of Fortune||5/17/2001|
|4.||On Monsieur's Departure||4/3/2010|
|5.||The Doubt of Future Foes||5/17/2001|
|6.||When I Was Fair And Young||4/3/2010|
|7.||Written in her French Psalter||5/17/2001|
|8.||Written on a Wall at Woodstock||5/17/2001|
|9.||Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock||5/17/2001|
The Doubt of Future Foes
The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy,
And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy;
For falsehood now doth flow, and subjects' faith doth ebb,
Which should not be if reason ruled or wisdom weaved the web.
But clouds of joys untried do cloak aspiring minds,
Which turn to rain of late repent by changed course of winds.
The top of hope supposed the root upreared shall be,
And fruitless all their grafted guile, as shortly ye shall see.
The dazzled eyes with pr