Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

Lord John Wilmot Poems

1. To This Moment A Rebel 1/3/2003
2. Tunbridge Wells 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. Epitaph On Charles Ii 1/3/2003
8. My Light Thou Art 4/2/2010
9. Against Constancy 4/2/2010
10. Satyr 1/3/2003
11. The Dying Lover 4/2/2010
12. Give Me Leave To Rail At You 1/3/2003
13. A Satyre Against Mankind 1/3/2003
14. The Disabled Debauchee 1/3/2003
15. A Fragment Of Seneca Translated 1/3/2003
16. Absent Of Thee I Languish Still 1/3/2003
17. Poems To Mulgrave And Scroope 1/3/2003
18. Signior Dildo 1/3/2003
19. The Platonic Lady 1/3/2003
20. My Dear Mistress Has A Heart 1/3/2003
21. Portsmouth's Looking Glass 1/3/2003
22. A Woman's Honour 1/3/2003
23. Constancy 1/3/2003
24. I Cannot Change, As Others Do 1/3/2003
25. All My Past Life... 1/3/2003
26. A Song Of A Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover 1/3/2003
27. To His Mistress 1/3/2003
28. Love And Life 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Lord John Wilmot

Love And Life

All my past life is mine no more,
The flying hours are gone,
Like transitory dreams giv'n o'er,
Whose images are kept in store
By memory alone.

The time that is to come is not;
How can it then be mine?
The present moment's all my lot;
And that, as fast as it is got,
Phyllis, is only thine.

Then talk not of inconstancy,
False hearts, and broken vows;
If I, by miracle, can be
This live-long minute true to thee,
'Tis all that Heav'n allows.

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Epitaph On Charles Ii

Here lies a great and mighty King,
Whose promise none relied on;
He never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one.

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