Sir Edward Dyer
Sir Edward Dyer Poems
|2.||A Lady Forsaken Complayneth||1/1/2004|
|3.||Coridon To His Phillis||1/1/2004|
|4.||I Would And I Would Not||1/1/2004|
|7.||My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Faire Amarillis||1/1/2004|
|9.||The Lowest Trees Have Tops||1/1/2004|
|10.||The Man Of Woe||1/1/2004|
|11.||The Shepherd's Conceit Of Prometheus||1/1/2004|
|12.||To Phillis The Faire Sheeperdesse||1/1/2004|
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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 ...