Richard Lovelace

(1618-1657 / London / England)

Richard Lovelace Poems

1. Sonnet. To Generall Goring, After The Pacification At Berwi 1/1/2004
2. An Elegie. Princesse Katherine Borne, Christened, Buried, I 1/1/2004
3. Ausonius Lib. I. Epig. 12/31/2002
4. An Elegie. Princesse Katherine Borne, Christened, Buried, In One Day 12/31/2002
5. Ellinda's Glove. Sonnet 12/31/2002
6. Song 12/31/2002
7. A Prologue To The Scholars. A Comaedy Presented At The Whit 1/1/2004
8. The Faire Begger 12/31/2002
9. Avieni V. C. Ad Amicos 12/31/2002
10. Oreheus To Beasts 12/31/2002
11. To Chloe, Courting Her For His Friend 12/31/2002
12. To Lucasta, I Laugh And Sing 1/3/2003
13. To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair 1/4/2003
14. A Guiltlesse Lady Imprisoned: After Penanced. Song 12/31/2002
15. To Lucasta. Her Reserved Looks. 12/31/2002
16. To Lucasta, Her Reserved Looks 1/3/2003
17. Lucasta's Fanne, With A Looking- Glasse In It 12/31/2002
18. To The Genius Of Mr. John Hall. On His Exact Translation Of Hierocles His Comment Upon The Golden Verses Of Pythagoras. 12/31/2002
19. Oreheus To Woods 12/31/2002
20. Female Glory 12/31/2002
21. Floridi. De Ebrioso 12/31/2002
22. Sanazari Hexasticon 12/31/2002
23. In Allusion To The French Song. N'Entendez Vous Pas Ce Language 12/31/2002
24. Dialogue Lucasta, Alexis 12/31/2002
25. A Loose Saraband 12/31/2002
26. A La Chabot 12/31/2002
27. The Duell 12/31/2002
28. To My Dear Friend Mr. E[ldred] R[evett]. On His Poems Moral 1/1/2004
29. The Toad And Spyder. A Duell 12/31/2002
30. Ausonius Epig 12/31/2002
31. The Triumphs Of Philamore And Amoret. To The Noblest Of Our 1/1/2004
32. An Anniversary On The Hymeneals Of My Noble Kinsman, Tho. S 1/1/2004
33. An Elegie. On The Death Of Mrs. Cassandra Cotton, Only Sist 1/1/2004
34. In Virgilium. Pentadii. 12/31/2002
35. Upon The Curtain Of Lucasta's Picture, It Was Thus Wrought 1/3/2003
36. Theophile Being Deny'D His Addresses To King James, Turned 1/1/2004
37. On The Best, Last, And Only Remaning Comedy Of Mr. Fletcher 1/1/2004
38. Peinture. A Panegyrick To The Best Picture Of Friendship, M 1/1/2004
39. Song. 12/31/2002
40. Sonnet 12/31/2002

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The Scrutiny

Why should you swear I am forsworn,
Since thine I vowed to be?
Lady, it is already morn,
And 'twas last night I swore to thee
That fond impossibility.

Have I not loved thee much and long,
A tedious twelve hours' space?
I must all other beauties wrong,
And rob thee of a new embrace,
Could I still dote upon thy face.

Not but all joy in thy brown hair
By others may be found;—
But I must search the black and fair,
Like skilful mineralists that sound
For treasure in unploughed-up ground.

Then if, when I have loved my round,
Thou ...

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The Scrutinie

I.

Why shouldst thou sweare I am forsworn,
Since thine I vow'd to be?
Lady, it is already Morn,
And 'twas last night I swore to thee
That fond impossibility.

II.

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