Anne Kingsmill Finch
Anne Kingsmill Finch Poems
- The Dog And His Master NO better Dog e'er kept his Master's ...
- A Tale Of The Miser And The Po... A WIT, transported with ...
- An Apology For My Fearfull Tem... Tis true of courage I'm no ...
- The Young Rat And His Dam, The...
- Hope The Tree of Knowledge we in Eden prov'd; The Tree of ...
- Consolation See, Phoebus breaking from the willing ...
- A Nocturnal Reverie In such a Night, when every louder ...
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea was born in Sydmonton, Hampshire, the third child of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court, and his wife, Anne Haslewood. Finch's works often express a desire for respect as a female poet, lamenting her difficult position as a woman in the literary establishment and the court, while writing of an intense artistic impulse to write despite the difficulties.
As a poet, Finch attained a modest amount of notoriety during her lifetime, which spanned the late 17th and early 18th centuries. However, her large body of work, written during the Augustan period (approximately 1660-1760), would earn greater attention after her death. While Finch also ... more »
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The Dog And His Master
NO better Dog e'er kept his Master's Door
Than honest Snarl, who spar'd nor Rich nor Poor;
But gave the Alarm, when any one drew nigh,
Nor let pretended Friends pass fearless by:
For which reprov'd, as better Fed than Taught,
He rightly thus expostulates the Fault.
To keep the House from Rascals was my Charge;
The Task was great, and the Commission large.
Nor did your Worship e'er declare your Mind,
That to the begging Crew it was confin'd;
Who shrink an Arm, or prop an able Knee,
Or turn up Eyes, till they're not seen, nor see.
To Thieves, ...