Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I Poems
|2.||Ah, Silly Pug, Wert Thou So Sore Afraid||4/3/2010|
|3.||On Monsieur's Departure||4/3/2010|
|4.||Written On A Wall At Woodstock||5/17/2001|
|5.||When I Was Fair And Young||4/3/2010|
|6.||Written With A Diamond On Her Window At Woodstock||5/17/2001|
|7.||In Defiance Of Fortune||5/17/2001|
|8.||Written In Her French Psalter||5/17/2001|
|9.||The Doubt Of Future Foes||5/17/2001|
The Doubt Of Future Foes
The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy,
And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy;
For falsehood now doth flow, and subjects' faith doth ebb,
Which should not be if reason ruled or wisdom weaved the web.
But clouds of joys untried do cloak aspiring minds,
Which turn to rain of late repent by changed course of winds.
The top of hope supposed the root upreared shall be,
And fruitless all their grafted guile, as shortly ye shall see.
The dazzled eyes with pride, which great ambition blinds,
Shall be unsealed by worthy wights whose ...