Sir Charles Sedley
Sir Charles Sedley Poems
- Phyllis Is My Only Joy Phyllis is my only joy, Faithless...
- To Celia NOT, Celia, that I juster am Or ...
- To Cloris Cloris, I cannot say your eyes Did my unwary ...
- Love Still Has Something Of Th... Love still has ...
- To Chloris AH, Chloris! that I now could sit ...
- Song A-La-Mode O'er the Desert, cross the Meadows, Hunters ...
- Child And Maiden Ah, Chloris! could I now but sit As ...
English wit and dramatist, was born about 1639, and was the son of Sir John Sedley of Aylesford in Kent. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, but left without taking a degree.
He was member of parliament for New Romney in Kent, and took an active and useful part in politics.
Sedley is famous as a patron of literature in the Restoration period. Famous for his wit, he was a member of the intimate circle of young rakes at the court of Charles II.
As a writer, he gained a deserved reputation alike for the clearness and ease of his prose and for a certain poetic gift, more appreciable in his occasional lyrics than in the serious parts of his dramas.
He wrote several ... more »
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Phyllis Is My Only Joy
Phyllis is my only joy,
Faithless as the winds or seas;
Sometimes coming, sometimes coy,
Yet she never fails to please;
If with a frown
I am cast down,
Makes me happier than before.
Though, alas! too late I find
Nothing can her fancy fix,
Yet the moment she is kind
I forgive her all her tricks;
Which, though I see,
I can't get free;
What need lovers wish for more?