Sir George Etherege

(1635-1691 / England)

Sir George Etherege Poems

1. A Drinking Song 3/19/2015
2. Song From Love In A Tub 5/17/2001
3. To A Very Young Lady 5/17/2001
4. Song 1/4/2003
5. To A Lady Asking Him How Long He Would Love Her 1/4/2003

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  • Juan De Dios Torralbo (4/21/2008 4:24:00 AM)

    Among the COURT WITS' poetry, what is the role of Etherege?
    Perhaps, his poetical legacy is not of long-range impact, but what about... if he is compared to Sedley's 'Not, Celya [...]', Sackville's 'Dorinda's sparkling wit [...]', even Wilmot's poems?

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Best Poem of Sir George Etherege

To A Very Young Lady

Sweetest bud of beauty, may
No untimely frost decay
Th' early glories which we trace
Blooming in thy matchless face:
But kindly opening, like the rose,
Fresh beauties every day disclose,
Such as by Nature are not shown
In all the blossoms she has blown:
And then, what conquest shall you make,
Who hearts already daily take!
Scorch'd in the morning with thy beams,
How shall we bear those sad extremes
Which must attend thy threat'ning eyes
When thou shalt to thy noon arise?

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