Henry King

(16 January 1592 – 30 September 1669 / Worminghall, Buckinghamshire)

To A Friend Upon Overbury's Wife Given To Her - Poem by Henry King

I know no fitter subject for your view
Then this, a meditation ripe for you,
As you for it. Which when you read you'l see
What kind of wife your self will one day bee:
Which happy day be neer you, and may this
Remain with you as earnest of my wish;
When you so far love any, that you dare
Venture your whole affection on his care,
May he for whom you change your Virgin-life
Prove good to you, and perfect as this Wife.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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