John Sheffield

(1648-1721 / England)

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John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (8 September 1647 – 24 February 1721), was a poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period, who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council.

John Sheffield was the only son of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave, and succeeded his father as 3rd Earl in 1658. At the age of eighteen he joined the ... more »

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The Reconcilement

COME, let us now resolve at last
To live and love in quiet;
We'll tie the knot so very fast
That Time shall ne'er untie it.

The truest joys they seldom prove
Who free from quarrels live:
'Tis the most tender part of love
Each other to forgive.

When least I seem'd concern'd, I took
No pleasure nor no rest;
And when I feign'd an angry look,
Alas! I loved you best.

Own but the same to me-you'll find
How blest will be our fate.
O to be happy-to be kind-
Sure never is too late!

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