Mark Akenside

(1721-1770 / England)

Quotations

  • ''He with cowslips pale,
    Primrose, and purple lychnis, decked the green
    Before my threshold, and my shelving walls
    With honeysuckle covered.''
    Mark Akenside (1721-70), British poet, physician. Inscription for a Grotto (l. 5-8). . . Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. A. N. Jeffares, ed. (1955) Longmans, Green & Company.
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The Complaint

AWAY! away!
Tempt me no more, insidious Love:
Thy soothing sway
Long did my youthful bosom prove:
At length thy treason is discern'd,
At length some dear-bought caution earn'd:
Away! nor hope my riper age to move.

I know, I see

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