John Cleveland Poems
- Fuscara, Or The Bee Errant ( E... o
- Mark Antony Whenas the nightingale chanted her vespers, And ...
- An Elegy On Ben Jonson WHO first reform'd our Stage with ...
- The Scots Apostasie Is't come to this? What shall the cheeks ...
- The Rebel Scot How, Providence? and yet a Scottish ...
- Upon Phillis Walking In A Morn...
- On The Memory Of Mr. Edward Ki...
John Cleveland was an English poet.
The son of an usher in a charity school, Cleveland was born in Loughborough, and educated at Hinckley Grammar School. Admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge, he graduated BA in 1632 and became a fellow of St John's College in 1634. At St John's Cleveland became college tutor and lecturer on rhetoric, and was much sought after. A staunch Royalist, he opposed the election of Oliver Cromwell as member for Cambridge in the Long Parliament, and lost his college post as a result in 1645. Joining Charles I, by whom he was welcomed, he was appointed to the office of Judge Advocate at Newark. In 1646, however, he lost this office, and wandered about the... more »
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Fuscara, Or The Bee Errant ( Excerpt)
"But oh! what waspe was't that could prove
Ravilliack to my Queen of Love?
The King of Bees now's jealous grown
Lest her beams should melt his throne…
Live-Hony all, the Envyous Elfe
Stung her, cause sweeter than himself.
Sweetness and she are so ally'd
The Bee committed parricide."