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. Return 4/2/2010
4. The Mistress 1/3/2003
5. Upon Nothing 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. The Platonic Lady 1/3/2003
14. A Satyre Against Mankind 1/3/2003
15. Absent Of Thee I Languish Still 1/3/2003
16. The Disabled Debauchee 1/3/2003
17. A Fragment Of Seneca Translated 1/3/2003
18. Poems To Mulgrave And Scroope 1/3/2003
19. Signior Dildo 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. All My Past Life... 1/3/2003
24. Constancy 1/3/2003
25. I Cannot Change, As Others Do 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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The Disabled Debauchee

As some brave admiral, in former war,
Deprived of force, but pressed with courage still,
Two rival fleets appearing from afar,
Crawls to the top of an adjacent hill;

From whence (with thoughts full of concern) he views
The wise and daring conduct of the fight,
And each bold action to his mind renews
His present glory, and his past delight;

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