Lord John Wilmot
Wilmot was born at Ditchley in Oxfordshire, England. He was the son of a Cavalier hero and his deeply religious wife. By the age of eighteen he had already been involved in a number of affairs, one of which resulted in the birth of an illegitimate daughter. In 1665 he kidnapped the much sought after heiress Elizabeth Malet, whom he later married. His rakish lifestyle and wit earned him the favour of Charles II and he remained a favourite of the king even though he was banished from the court on a number of occasions.
Wilmot's poetry often expresses a feeling of disgust at the futile nature of his life, a life he seemed to repent for during its last year, whilst being cared for by... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- To His Mistress
- Love and Life
- A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lo...
- I Cannot Change, As Others Do
- Portsmouth's Looking Glass
- A Woman's Honour
- A Fragment of Seneca Translated
- Signior Dildo
- All My Past Life...
- The Disabled Debauchee
- My Dear Mistress Has a Heart
- Poems to Mulgrave and Scroope
- Absent of Thee I Languish Still
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)