John Cleveland (16 June 1613 – 29 April 1658 / Loughborough, England)
Poems of John Cleveland
|1.||An Elegy On Ben Jonson||4/10/2010|
|2.||Fuscara, or the Bee Errant ( excerpt)||1/1/2004|
|4.||On the Memory of Mr. Edward King, Drown'd in the Irish Seas||1/1/2004|
|5.||The Rebel Scot||4/10/2010|
|6.||The Scots Apostasie||4/10/2010|
|7.||Upon Phillis Walking In A Morning Before Sun-rising||4/10/2010|
An Elegy On Ben Jonson
WHO first reform'd our Stage with justest Lawes,
And was the first best Judge in his owne Cause?
Who (when his Actors trembled for Applause)
Could (with a noble Confidence) preferre
His owne, by right, to a whole Theater;
From Principles which he knew could not erre.
Who to his FABLE did his Persons fitt,