Posts tagged ‘1639’

Friday, 12 May 2017

On the Spheares by Thomas Bancroft

What are those ever-turning heavenly Spheares,
But Wheeles, (that from our Cradles to our Urnes)
Winde up our threads of Life, that hourely weares?
And they that soonest dye, have happiest turnes.

From: Bancroft, Thomas, Two bookes of epigrammes, and epitaphs Dedicated to two top-branches of gentry: Sir Charles Shirley, Baronet, and William Davenport, Esquire, 2005, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].

Date: 1639

By: Thomas Bancroft (c1596-1658)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Way to Araby by William Heminges

Who notes her teeth and lips, discloses
Walls of pearl and gates of roses —-
Two-leaved doors, that lead the way
Through her breath to Araby;
To which, would Cupid grant that bliss,
I’d go a pilgrimage to kiss.

From: Palmer, John Williamson, The Poetry of Compliment and Courtship, 1868, Ticknor and Fields: Boston, p. 37.

Date: c1639

By: William Heminges (1602-?1653)