Sir Edward Dyer
Sir Edward Dyer Poems
- My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is My mind to me a kingdom is; ...
- The Lowest Trees Have Tops The lowest trees have tops, the ...
- I Would And I Would Not I woulde it were not as it is Or ...
- The Man Of Woe The mann whose thoughtes agaynste him do ...
- A Fancy Hee that his mirth hath loste, Whose comfort is ...
- Love-Despondency Devyde my tymes and rate my wretched howres ...
- The Shepherd's Conceit Of Prom... Prometheus when firste ...
English courtier and poet, son of Sir Thomas Dyer, Kt., was born at Sharpham Park, Somersetshire. He was educated, according to Anthony ~ Wood, either at Balliol College or at Broadgates Hall, Oxford. He left the university without taking a degree, and after some time spent abroad appeared at Queen. Elizabeth’s court. His first patron was the earl of Leicester, who seems to have thought of putting... more »
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My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is
My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find
That it excels all other bliss
Which God or nature hath assign'd.
Though much I want that most would have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
No princely port, nor wealthy store,
No force to win a victory,
No wily wit to salve a sore,
No shape to win a loving eye;
To none of these I yield as thrall,--
For why? my mind despise them all.
I see that plenty surfeit oft,
And hasty climbers soonest fall;
I see that such as are ...