Aphra Behn

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

Aphra Behn Poems

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