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|
You Must Not Wonder, Though You Think It Strange
You must not wonder, though you think it strange,
To see me hold my lowering head so low;
And that mine eyes take no delight to range
About the gleams which on your face do grow.
The mouse which once hath broken out of trap
Is seldom teased with the trustless bait,
But lies aloof for fear of more mishap,
And feedeth still in doubt of deep deceit.
The scorched fly which once hath 'scap'd the flame
Will hardly come to play again with fire.
Whereby I learn that grievous is the game
Which follows fancy dazzled by desire.
So that I wink or else hold ...
The Steel Glass
O knights, O squires, O gentle bloods yborn,
You were not born all only for yourselves:
Your country claims some part of all your pains.
There should you live, and therein should you toil
To hold up right and banish cruel wrong,
To help the poor, to bridle back the rich,
To punish vice, and virtue to advance,
To see God serv'd and Belzebub suppres'd.