Anne Kingsmill Finch
Anne Kingsmill Finch Poems
- The Dog And His Master NO better Dog e'er kept his Master's ...
- An Apology For My Fearfull Tem... Tis true of courage I'm no ...
- The Young Rat And His Dam, The...
- A Nocturnal Reverie In such a Night, when every louder ...
- Consolation See, Phoebus breaking from the willing ...
- A Tale Of The Miser And The Po... A WIT, transported with ...
- The Man And His Horse Within a Meadow, on the way, A sordid...
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea was born in Sydmonton, Hampshire, the third child of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court, and his wife, Anne Haslewood. Finch's works often express a desire for respect as a female poet, lamenting her difficult position as a woman in the literary establishment and the court, while writing of an intense artistic impulse to write despite the difficulties.
As a poet, Finch attained a modest amount of notoriety during her lifetime, which spanned the late 17th and early 18th centuries. However, her large body of work, written during the Augustan period (approximately 1660-1760), would earn greater attention after her death. While Finch also ... more »
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The Dog And His Master
NO better Dog e'er kept his Master's Door
Than honest Snarl, who spar'd nor Rich nor Poor;
But gave the Alarm, when any one drew nigh,
Nor let pretended Friends pass fearless by:
For which reprov'd, as better Fed than Taught,
He rightly thus expostulates the Fault.
To keep the House from Rascals was my Charge;
The Task was great, and the Commission large.
Nor did your Worship e'er declare your Mind,
That to the begging Crew it was confin'd;
Who shrink an Arm, or prop an able Knee,
Or turn up Eyes, till they're not seen, nor see.
To Thieves, ...