Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

Lord John Wilmot Poems

1. Tunbridge Wells 1/3/2003
2. To This Moment A Rebel 1/3/2003
3. Upon Nothing 1/3/2003
4. Return 4/2/2010
5. God Bless Our Good And Gracious King 4/2/2010
6. The Mistress 1/3/2003
7. My Light Thou Art 4/2/2010
8. Epitaph On Charles Ii 1/3/2003
9. Against Constancy 4/2/2010
10. Satyr 1/3/2003
11. The Dying Lover 4/2/2010
12. Constancy 1/3/2003
13. Give Me Leave To Rail At You 1/3/2003
14. Absent Of Thee I Languish Still 1/3/2003
15. A Fragment Of Seneca Translated 1/3/2003
16. The Platonic Lady 1/3/2003
17. A Satyre Against Mankind 1/3/2003
18. The Disabled Debauchee 1/3/2003
19. Poems To Mulgrave And Scroope 1/3/2003
20. My Dear Mistress Has A Heart 1/3/2003
21. Portsmouth's Looking Glass 1/3/2003
22. Signior Dildo 1/3/2003
23. A Woman's Honour 1/3/2003
24. All My Past Life... 1/3/2003
25. Love And Life 1/3/2003
26. I Cannot Change, As Others Do 1/3/2003
27. A Song Of A Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover 1/3/2003
28. To His Mistress 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Lord John Wilmot

To His Mistress

Why dost thou shade thy lovely face? O why
Does that eclipsing hand of thine deny
The sunshine of the Sun's enlivening eye?

Without thy light what light remains in me?
Thou art my life; my way, my light's in thee;
I live, I move, and by thy beams I see.

Thou art my life-if thou but turn away
My life's a thousand deaths. Thou art my way-
Without.thee, Love, I travel not but stray.

My light thou art-without thy glorious sight
My eyes are darken'd with eternal night.
My Love, thou art my way, my life, my light.

Thou art my way; I wander if ...

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The Disabled Debauchee

As some brave admiral, in former war,
Deprived of force, but pressed with courage still,
Two rival fleets appearing from afar,
Crawls to the top of an adjacent hill;

From whence (with thoughts full of concern) he views
The wise and daring conduct of the fight,
And each bold action to his mind renews
His present glory, and his past delight;

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