Aphra Behn

(10 July 1640 – 16 April 1689 / Wye, England)

Aphra Behn Poems

1. On The Death Of E. Waller, Esq. 12/31/2002
2. Epitaph On The Tombstone Of A Child 5/9/2001
3. Song From Abdelazar 5/9/2001
4. The Willing Mistress 3/31/2012
5. A Congratulatory Poem 12/31/2002
6. Love Arm'D 1/3/2003
7. The Libertine 1/4/2003
8. Song : 'Love Armed' 1/1/2004
9. Song 12/31/2002
10. The Disappointment 12/31/2002
11. The Dream 1/3/2003
12. A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made 5/9/2001
13. To The Fair Clarinda 5/9/2001
Best Poem of Aphra Behn

To The Fair Clarinda

Fair lovely Maid, or if that Title be
Too weak, too Feminine for Nobler thee,
Permit a Name that more Approaches Truth:
And let me call thee, Lovely Charming Youth.
This last will justifie my soft complaint,
While that may serve to lessen my constraint;
And without Blushes I the Youth persue,
When so much beauteous Woman is in view.
Against thy Charms we struggle but in vain
With thy deluding Form thou giv'st us pain,
While the bright Nymph betrays us to the Swain.
In pity to our Sex sure thou wer't sent,
That we might Love, and yet be Innocent:
For sure ...

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