Sir Edward Dyer
Sir Edward Dyer Poems
|1.||The Faire Amarillis||1/1/2004|
|3.||Coridon To His Phillis||1/1/2004|
|4.||To Phillis The Faire Sheeperdesse||1/1/2004|
|5.||A Lady Forsaken Complayneth||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Shepherd's Conceit Of Prometheus||1/1/2004|
|9.||I Would And I Would Not||1/1/2004|
|10.||The Man Of Woe||1/1/2004|
|11.||The Lowest Trees Have Tops||1/1/2004|
|12.||My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is||1/1/2004|
Comments about Sir Edward Dyer
I Would And I Would Not
I woulde it were not as it is
Or that I cared not yea or no;
I woulde I thoughte it not amiss,
Or that amiss mighte blamles goo;
I woulde I were, yet woulde I not,
I mighte be gladd yet coulde I not.
I coulde desire to know the meane
Or that the meane desyre soughte;
I woulde I coulde my fancye weane
From suche sweet joyes as Love hathe wroughte;
Onlye my wishe is leaste of all
A badge whereby to know a thrall.
O happy man whiche doste aspire
To that whiche semeleye thou dost crave!
Thrise happy man, if thy desyre
Maye winn with ...