Sir William Davenant

(1606 - 1668 / England)

Poems of Sir William Davenant

1. Aubade 1/4/2003
2. Ladies In Arms 1/1/2004
3. Praise and Prayer 1/4/2003
4. The Coquet 1/1/2004
5. To a Mistress Dying 1/4/2003
6. Weep No More For What Is Past 1/1/2004

The Coquet

TIS, in good truth, a most wonderful thing
(I am even ashamed to relate it)
That love so many vexations should bring,
And yet few have the wit to hate it.

Love's weather in maids should seldom hold fair:
Like April's mine shall quickly alter;
I'll give him to-night a lock of my hair,
To whom next day I'll send a halter.

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