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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 232 pages of information about Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham.
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Start of eBook1
MISCELLANEOUS:—­1
EPISTLES:—­2
PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUE:—­3
EPIGRAMS, EPITAPHS, AND FRAGMENTS:—­3
DIVINE POEMS:—­3
DENHAM’S POEMS.3
POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.3
THE POETICAL WORKS4
EDMUND WALLER4
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OF HIS MAJESTY’S RECEIVING THE NEWS OF THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM’S7
ON THE TAKING OF SALLE.[1]8
UPON HIS MAJESTY’S REPAIRING OF ST PAUL’S.[1]9
THE COUNTESS OF CARLISLE IN MOURNING.[1]10
IN ANSWER TO ONE WHO WRIT A LIBEL AGAINST THE COUNTESS OF CARLISLE.11
OF HER CHAMBER.11
THYRSIS, GALATEA.[1]11
ON MY LADY DOROTHY SIDNEY’S PICTURE.[1]12
AT PENSHURST.13
OF THE LADY WHO CAN SLEEP WHEN SHE PLEASES.[1]13
OF THE MISREPORT OF HER BEING PAINTED.14
OF HER PASSING THROUGH A CROWD OF PEOPLE.14
THE STORY OF PHOEBUS AND DAPHNE,[1] APPLIED.15
ON THE FRIENDSHIP BETWIXT SACCHARISSA AND AMORET.15
AT PENSHURST.[1]16
THE BATTLE OF THE SUMMER ISLANDS.[1]16
CANTO II.18
CANTO III.19
OF THE QUEEN.20
PUERPERIUM.[1]22
A LA MALADE.23
UPON THE DEATH OF MY LADY RICH.[1]23
OF LOVE.25
FOR DRINKING OF HEALTHS.26
OF MY LADY ISABELLA, PLAYING ON THE LUTE.26
OF MRS ARDEN.[1]26
OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE DWARFS.[1]27
LOVE’S FAREWELL.27
FROM A CHILD.27
ON A GIRDLE.28
OF SYLVIA.28
THE BUD.28
ON THE DISCOVERY OF A LADY’S PAINTING.29
OF LOVING AT FIRST SIGHT.29
THE SELF-BANISHED.29
ON THE HEAD OF A STAG.33
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IN ANSWER OF SIR JOHN SUCKLING’S VERSES.34
AN APOLOGY FOR HAVING LOVED BEFORE.35
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OF A WAR WITH SPAIN, AND FIGHT AT SEA.[1]37
UPON THE DEATH OF THE LORD PROTECTOR.39
ON ST JAMES’S PARK, AS LATELY IMPROVED BY HIS MAJESTY.[1]39
UPON HER MAJESTY’S NEW BUILDINGS AT SOMERSET HOUSE.[1]42
OF A TREE CUT IN PAPER.43
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OF ENGLISH VERSE.49
THESE VERSES WERE WRIT IN THE TASSO OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS.50
THE TRIPLE COMBAT.[1]50
UPON OUR LATE LOSS OF THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE.[1]51
OF THE LADY MARY, PRINCESS OF ORANGE.[1]51
UPON BEN JONSON.52
ON MR JOHN FLETCHER’S PLAYS.52
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OF AN ELEGY MADE BY MRS WHARTON[1] ON THE EARL OF ROCHESTER.55
OF HER MAJESTY, ON NEW-YEAR’S DAY, 1683.55
OF TEA, COMMENDED BY HER MAJESTY.55
OF THE INVASION AND DEFEAT OF THE TURKS, IN THE YEAR 1683.[1]55
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EPISTLES.58
THE COUNTRY TO MY LADY CARLISLE.[1]59
TO PHYLLIS.59
TO THE QUEEN-MOTHER OF FRANCE, UPON HER LANDING.[1]60
TO VANDYCK.[1]60
TO MY LORD OF LEICESTER.[1]61
TO MRS BRAUGHTON, SERVANT TO SACCHARISSA.62
TO MY YOUNG LADY LUCY SIDNEY.[1]62
TO AMORET.[1]63
TO MY LORD OF FALKLAND.[1]64
TO MY LORD NORTHUMBERLAND, UPON THE DEATH OF HIS LADY.[1]64
TO MY LORD ADMIRAL, OF HIS LATE SICKNESS AND RECOVERY.65
TO THE QUEEN, OCCASIONED UPON SIGHT OF HER MAJESTY’S PICTURE.[2]66
TO AMORET.68
TO PHYLLIS.68
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TO MY WORTHY FRIEND, MR WASE, THE TRANSLATOR OF GRATIUS.[1]69
TO A FRIEND, ON THE DIFFERENT SUCCESS OF THEIR LOVES.[1]69
TO ZELINDA.[1]70
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TO A FAIR LADY, PLAYING WITH A SNAKE.72
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TO THE MUTABLE FAIR.73
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TO CHLORIS.75
TO A LADY IN RETIREMENT.75
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TO CHLORIS.80
TO THE KING.80
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SONGS.82
PEACE, BABBLING MUSE!82
CHLORIS!  FAREWELL.82
TO FLAVIA.83
BEHOLD THE BRAND OF BEAUTY TOSS’D!83
WHILE I LISTEN TO THY VOICE.83
GO, LOVELY ROSE!84
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SONG.84
PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES.85
PROLOGUE TO THE ’MAID’S TRAGEDY.’[1]85
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EPIGRAMS, EPITAPHS, AND FRAGMENTS.86
OF A LADY WHO WRIT IN PRAISE OF MIRA.86
TO ONE MARRIED TO AN OLD MAN.87
AN EPIGRAM ON A PAINTED LADY WITH ILL TEETH.87
EPIGRAM UPON THE GOLDEN MEDAL.[1]87
WRITTEN ON A CARD THAT HER MAJESTY TORE AT OMBRE.87
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LONG AND SHORT LIFE.87
TRANSLATED OUT OF SPANISH.87
TRANSLATED OUT OF FRENCH.88
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ON THE STATUE OF KING CHARLES I., AT CHARING CROSS, IN THE YEAR 1674.88
PRIDE.88
EPITAPH ON SIR GEORGE SPEKE.88
EPITAPH ON COLONEL CHARLES CAVENDISH.[1]89
EPITAPH ON THE LADY SEDLEY.[1]90
EPITAPH UNFINISHED.91
DIVINE POEMS.[1]91
CANTO I.91
CANTO II.92
CANTO III.93
CANTO IV.94
CANTO V.95
CANTO VI.96
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CANTO II.97
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CANTO I.98
CANTO II.99
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SOME REFLECTIONS OF HIS UPON THE SEVERAL PETITIONS IN THE SAME PRAYER.101
ON THE FOREGOING DIVINE POEMS.102
END OF WALLER’S POEMS.102
OF102
LIFE OF SIR JOHN DENHAM.102
DENHAM’S POETICAL WORKS.109
COOPER’S HILL.109
THE DESTRUCTION OF TROY.116
THE ARGUMENT.116
ON THE EARL OF STRAFFORD’S TRIAL AND DEATH.125
ON MY LORD CROFT’S AND MY JOURNEY INTO POLAND,126
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TO SIR JOHN MENNIS,127
NATURA NATURATA.128
SARPEDON’S SPEECH TO GLAUCUS, IN THE TWELFTH BOOK OF HOMER.128
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A SPEECH AGAINST PEACE AT THE CLOSE COMMITTEE.132
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A WESTERN WONDER.134
A SECOND WESTERN WONDER.135
A SONG.135
ON MR JOHN FLETCHER’S WORKS.135
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AN OCCASIONAL IMITATION OF A MODERN AUTHOR UPON THE GAME OF CHESS.137
THE PASSION OF DIDO FOR AENEAS.138
OF PRUDENCE.142
OF JUSTICE.147
THE PROGRESS OF LEARNING.149
ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF HENRY LORD HASTINGS, 1650.152
OF OLD AGE.[1]153
THE ARGUMENT.155
THE FIRST PART.155
THE SECOND PART.158
THE THIRD PART.161
THE FOURTH PART.165
END OF DENHAM’S POETICAL WORKS.170
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