Giles Fletcher The Elder
Giles Fletcher The Elder Poems
- Licia Sonnets 12 I wish sometimes, although a worthless ...
- Licia Sonnets 01 Bright matchless star, the honour of the ...
- Licia Sonnets 02 Weary was love and sought to take his rest, ...
- Licia Sonnets 25 Seven are the lights that wander in the ...
- Licia Sonnets 20 First did I fear, when first my love began, ...
- Licia Sonnets 15 I stood amazed, and saw my Licia shine, ...
- Licia Sonnets 05 Love with her hair my love by force hath ...
Giles Fletcher, the Elder was an English poet and diplomat, member of the English Parliament.
Giles Fletcher was the son of Richard Fletcher, vicar of Bishop's Stortford. He spent his early life at Cranbrook before entering Eton College about 1561. From there, Fletcher continued his education at King's College, Cambridge, where he was appointed a fellow in 1568 and gained his B.A. in ... more »
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Licia Sonnets 12
I wish sometimes, although a worthless thing,
Spurred by ambition, glad to aspire,
Myself a monarch, or some mighty king,
And then my thoughts do wish for to be higher.
But when I view what winds the cedars toss.
What storms men feels that covet for renown,
I blame myself that I have wished my loss,
And scorn a kingdom, though it give a crown.
Ah Licia, though the wonder of my thought,
My heart's content, procurer of my bliss,
For whom a crown I do esteem as naught,
As Asia's wealth, too mean to buy a kiss!
Kiss me, sweet love, this favor do for ...