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John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

Poems of John Donne

121. On the Lady Elizabeth, and Count Palatine Being Married on St. Valentine's Day 1/3/2003
122. On The Progress Of The Soul... 5/14/2001
123. Phryne 4/9/2010
124. Psalme CXXXVII. 10/21/2014
125. Pyramus and Thisbe 4/9/2010
126. Raderus 4/9/2010
127. Ralphius 4/9/2010
128. Ressurection 4/9/2010
129. Resurrection, imperfect 1/1/2004
130. Satire I 4/9/2010
131. Satire II 4/9/2010
132. Satire III 5/14/2001
133. Satire IV 1/1/2004
134. Satire V 4/9/2010
135. Self-Love 1/3/2003
136. Song 5/14/2001
137. Song: Go and catch a falling star 1/1/2004
138. Sonnet Cycle For Lady Magdalen 4/9/2010
139. Sweetest Love, I do not go 12/31/2002
140. Temple 4/9/2010

Elegy IV: The Perfume

Once, and but once found in thy company,
All thy supposed escapes are laid on me;
And as a thief at bar is questioned there
By all the men that have been robed that year,
So am I (by this traiterous means surprized)
By thy hydroptic father catechized.
Though he had wont to search with glazed eyes,
As though he came to kill a cockatrice,
Though he hath oft sworn that he would remove

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