George Gascoigne Poems
|1.||A Lover's Lullaby||1/4/2003|
|2.||And If I Did, What Then?||5/27/2001|
|3.||At Beauty's Bar As I Did Stand||4/20/2010|
|4.||Fie, Pleasure, Fie!||5/27/2001|
|5.||For That He Looked Not Upon Her||4/20/2010|
|7.||Inscription In A Garden||4/20/2010|
|8.||Praise Of The Fair Bridges, Afterwards Lady Sandes, On Her Having A Scar In Her Forehead||4/20/2010|
|16.||The Green Knight's Farewell To Fancy||1/21/2015|
|17.||The Looks Of A Lover Enamoured||4/20/2010|
|18.||The Night Is Near Gone||1/4/2003|
|19.||The Steel Glass||1/1/2004|
|20.||When Thou Hast Spent The Lingering Day||4/20/2010|
|22.||You Must Not Wonder, Though You Think It Strange||1/1/2004|
And If I Did, What Then?
1 'And if I did, what then?
2 Are you aggriev'd therefore?
3 The sea hath fish for every man,
4 And what would you have more?'
5 Thus did my mistress once,
6 Amaze my mind with doubt;
7 And popp'd a question for the nonce
8 To beat my brains about.
9 Whereto I thus replied:
10 'Each fisherman can wish
11 That all the seas at every tide
12 Were his alone to fish.
13 'And so did I (in vain)
14 But since it may not be,
15 Let such fish there as find the gain,
16 And leave the loss ...
1 Sing lullaby, as women do,
2 Wherewith they bring their babes to rest;
3 And lullaby can I sing to,
4 As womanly as can the best.
5 With lullaby they still the child,
6 And if I be not much beguil'd,
7 Full many wanton babes have I,
8 Which must be still'd with lullaby.