Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

Lord John Wilmot Poems

1. Tunbridge Wells 1/3/2003
2. To This Moment A Rebel 1/3/2003
3. Upon Nothing 1/3/2003
4. Return 4/2/2010
5. The Mistress 1/3/2003
6. God Bless Our Good And Gracious King 4/2/2010
7. My Light Thou Art 4/2/2010
8. Epitaph On Charles Ii 1/3/2003
9. Against Constancy 4/2/2010
10. Satyr 1/3/2003
11. Give Me Leave To Rail At You 1/3/2003
12. A Satyre Against Mankind 1/3/2003
13. Absent Of Thee I Languish Still 1/3/2003
14. The Disabled Debauchee 1/3/2003
15. A Fragment Of Seneca Translated 1/3/2003
16. The Dying Lover 4/2/2010
17. Poems To Mulgrave And Scroope 1/3/2003
18. The Platonic Lady 1/3/2003
19. My Dear Mistress Has A Heart 1/3/2003
20. Portsmouth's Looking Glass 1/3/2003
21. Signior Dildo 1/3/2003
22. A Woman's Honour 1/3/2003
23. I Cannot Change, As Others Do 1/3/2003
24. All My Past Life... 1/3/2003
25. Constancy 1/3/2003
26. A Song Of A Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover 1/3/2003
27. Love And Life 1/3/2003
28. To His Mistress 1/3/2003

Comments about Lord John Wilmot

  • cat Lennon (3/27/2016 9:18:00 PM)

    Linda Hepner. Ignorant comment. The second Earl of Rochester/Viscount of Athlone/Baron of Adderbury fought in wars and was a was hero in the Anglo dutch war for Charles II. He wrote me truth, and brutal but real observation. His wit mind and tongue- sharp. This biography is very inaccurate and does not show him as the great and close friend of King Charles that he was. With a love hate relationship. He was a genius. A satire is the most sublime piece Of work I have ever read.

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  • C.r.v. Hall (7/16/2012 11:46:00 PM)

    This biography is inaccurate. John Wilmot was the 2nd Earl of Rochester http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilmot, _2nd_Earl_of_Rochester

  • Linda Hepner Linda Hepner (2/6/2011 12:52:00 PM)

    I see because he calls himself 'Lord' he gets away with language we plebs can't use on poemhunter. Out, out, brief kindle!

  • Fred Tarr (2/28/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    at the behest of the royal society of kentucky outcasts and ecclesiastical scoundrels, let me inform the board at poem hunter that the true identity of Lord John Wilmot is none other than Joe Green, a Shakesperian scholar currently living residing in Minneapolis and wont to great excesses of debauchery visited upon his family with stupendous frequency and indirect indiscreet nomenclature. Green's collection of sexual torture instruments is all the rage in Minneapolis and he can bee seen daily at a bus stop hailing a bus in that he might be transported to his work place.

    His obvious glee at having been outed on poem hunter is like gasoline spurting from a car fire on the expressway as his thought life has preempted this very occasion for he knew my literary detective skills would reveal his true fakery and post it here. therefore he will not sue this wormly countenance who walks with an unsteady gait and rhumey eye, this outcast of ky literary society and extravagant ecclesiastical genius..

Best Poem of Lord John Wilmot

To His Mistress

Why dost thou shade thy lovely face? O why
Does that eclipsing hand of thine deny
The sunshine of the Sun's enlivening eye?

Without thy light what light remains in me?
Thou art my life; my way, my light's in thee;
I live, I move, and by thy beams I see.

Thou art my life-if thou but turn away
My life's a thousand deaths. Thou art my way-
Without.thee, Love, I travel not but stray.

My light thou art-without thy glorious sight
My eyes are darken'd with eternal night.
My Love, thou art my way, my life, my light.

Thou art my way; I wander if ...

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Signior Dildo

You ladies of merry England
Who have been to kiss the Duchess's hand,
Pray, did you not lately observe in the show
A noble Italian called Signior Dildo?

This signior was one of the Duchess's train
And helped to conduct her over the main;
But now she cries out, 'To the Duke I will go,
I have no more need for Signior Dildo.'

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