Henry King

(16 January 1592 – 30 September 1669 / Worminghall, Buckinghamshire)

Henry King Poems

1. A Penitential Hymne 4/20/2010
2. A Salutation Of His Majesties Ship The Soveraign 4/20/2010
3. An Acknowledgment 4/20/2010
4. An Elegy Occasioned By The Losse Of The Most Incomparable Lady Stanhope, Daughter To The Earl Of Northumberland 4/20/2010
5. An Elegy Upon My Best Friend L. K. C. 4/20/2010
6. An Elegy Upon The Death Of Mr. Edward Holt 4/20/2010
7. An Elegy Upon The Immature Loss Of The Most Vertuous Lady Anne Rich 4/20/2010
8. An Elegy Upon The L. Bishop Of London John King 4/20/2010
9. An Elegy Upon The Most Incomparable K. Charles The First 4/20/2010
10. An Epitaph On His Most Honoured Friend Richard Earl Of Dorset 4/20/2010
11. An Essay On Death And A Prison 4/20/2010
12. Another Of The Same, Paraphrased For An Antheme 4/20/2010
13. Being Waked Out Of My Sleep By A Snuff Of Candle Which Offended Me, I Thus Thought 4/20/2010
14. By Occasion Of The Young Prince His Happy Birth 4/20/2010
15. Loves Harvest 4/20/2010
16. Madam Gabrina, Or The Ill-Favourd Choice 4/20/2010
17. My Midnight Meditation 4/20/2010
18. On The Earl Of Essex 4/20/2010
19. On Two Children Dying Of One Disease, And Buried In One Grave 4/20/2010
20. Paradox. That Fruition Destroyes Love 4/20/2010
21. Paradox. That It Is Best For A Young Maid To Marry An Old Man 4/20/2010
22. Psalm Cl. 4/20/2010
23. Psalm Cxvii. 4/20/2010
24. Psalm I. 4/20/2010
25. Sonnet. The Double Rock 4/20/2010
26. Sonnet. Dry Those Fair, Those Chrystal Eyes 4/20/2010
27. Sonnet. Go Thou That Vainly Do'st Mine Eyes Invite 4/20/2010
28. Sonnet. I Prethee Turn That Face Away 4/20/2010
29. Sonnet. Tell Me You Stars That Our Affections Move 4/20/2010
30. Sonnet. To Patience 4/20/2010
31. Sonnet. Vvere Thy Heart Soft As Thou Art Faire 4/20/2010
32. Sonnet. When I Entreat, Either Thou Wilt Not Hear 4/20/2010
33. The Dirge 4/20/2010
34. The Farewell 4/20/2010
35. The Forfeiture 4/20/2010
36. The Forlorn Hope 4/20/2010
37. The Labyrinth 4/20/2010
38. The Legacy 4/20/2010
39. The Pink 4/20/2010
40. The Retreat 4/20/2010

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A Contemplation Upon Flowers

BRAVE flowers--that I could gallant it like you,
And be as little vain!
You come abroad, and make a harmless show,
And to your beds of earth again.
You are not proud: you know your birth:
For your embroider'd garments are from earth.

You do obey your months and times, but I
Would have it ever Spring:
My fate would know no Winter, never die,
Nor think of such a thing.
O that I could my bed of earth but view
And smile, and look as cheerfully as you!

O teach me to see Death and not to fear,
But rather to take truce!
How ...

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A Penitential Hymne

Hearken O God unto a Wretches cryes
Who low dejected at thy footstool lies.
Let not the clamour of my heinous sin
Drown my requests, which strive to enter in
At those bright gates, which alwaies open stand
To such as beg remission at thy hand.
Too well I know, if thou in rigour deal
I can nor pardon ask, nor yet appeal:
To my hoarse voice, heaven will no audience grant,

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