Abraham Cowley Poems
|41.||Anacreontics, The Swallow||1/4/2003|
|42.||To The Royal Society (Excerpts)||1/1/2004|
|43.||On The Death Of Mr. William Hervey||1/4/2003|
|45.||Davideis: A Sacred Poem Of The Troubles Of David (Excerpt)||1/1/2004|
|47.||Hymn To Light||4/19/2010|
|51.||The Given Heart||1/1/2004|
|53.||On The Death Of Mr. Crashaw||1/1/2004|
Comments about Abraham Cowley
LIBERAL Nature did dispence
To all things Arms for their defence;
And some she arms with sin'ewy force,
And some with swiftness in the course;
Some with hard Hoofs, or forked claws,
And some with Horns, or tusked jaws.
And some with Scales, and some with Wings,
And some with Teeth, and some with Stings.
Wisdom to Man she did afford,
Wisdom for Shield, and Wit for Sword.
What to beauteous Woman-kind,
What Arms, what Armour has she'assigne'd?
Beauty is both; for with the Faire
What Arms, what Armour can compare?
What Steel, what Gold, or Diamond,
The Given Heart
I wonder what those lovers mean, who say
They have giv'n their hearts away.
Some good kind lover tell me how;
For mine is but a torment to me now.
If so it be one place both hearts contain,
For what do they complain?
What courtesy can Love do more,
Than to join hearts that parted were before?