Anne Kingsmill Finch

(April 1661 - 5 August 1720 / Sydmonton, Hampshire)

Anne Kingsmill Finch Poems

41. Mussulman's Dream 4/16/2010
42. On Myselfe 1/3/2003
43. On The Death Of The Honourable Mr. James Thynne 1/1/2004
44. On The Death Of The Queen 4/16/2010
45. On The Hurricane 1/1/2004
46. Part Of The Fifth Scene In The Second Act Of Athalia 1/1/2004
47. Psalm The 137th Paraphras'D To The 7th Verse 4/16/2010
48. Reformation 1/1/2004
49. Song 1/3/2003
50. The Appology 1/3/2003
51. The Atheist And The Acorn 1/1/2004
52. The Battle Between The Rats And The Weazles 4/16/2010
53. The Bird And The Arras 1/3/2003
54. The Brass-Pot And Stone-Jugg 4/16/2010
55. The Cautious Lovers 1/1/2004
56. The Change 1/1/2004
57. The Critick And The Writer Of Fables 1/1/2004
58. The Decision Of Fortune 4/16/2010
59. The Dog And His Master 1/1/2004
60. The Eagle, The Sow, And The Cat 1/1/2004
61. The Equipage 1/1/2004
62. The Executor 1/1/2004
63. The Hog, The Sheep, And Goat, Carrying To A Fair 1/1/2004
64. The House Of Socrates 1/1/2004
65. The Hymn 1/1/2004
66. The Introduction 4/16/2010
67. The King And The Shepherd 1/1/2004
68. The Lord And The Bramble 1/1/2004
69. The Lyon And The Gnat 1/1/2004
70. The Man And His Horse 1/1/2004
71. The Man Bitten By Fleas 1/1/2004
72. The Marriage Of Edward Herbert Esquire, And Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert 1/1/2004
73. The Owl Describing Her Young Ones 1/1/2004
74. The Petition For An Absolute Retreat 1/3/2003
75. The Philosopher, The Young Man, And His Statue 1/1/2004
76. The Phoenix 1/1/2004
77. The Poor Man's Lamb 1/1/2004
78. The Shepherd And The Calm 1/1/2004
79. The Shepherd Piping To The Fishes 4/16/2010
80. The Spleen 1/1/2004

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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, ...

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The Man Bitten By Fleas

A Peevish Fellow laid his Head
On Pillows, stuff'd with Down;
But was no sooner warm in Bed,
With hopes to rest his Crown,

But Animals of slender size,
That feast on humane Gore,
From secret Ambushes arise,
Nor suffer him to snore;

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