Sir Walter Ralegh
Sir Walter Ralegh Poems
|1.||A Vision Upon The Fairy Queen||1/3/2003|
|2.||Farewell To The Court||1/3/2003|
|3.||To His Love When He Had Obtained Her||1/3/2003|
|5.||Nature That Washed Her Hands In Milk||1/3/2003|
|6.||The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage||1/3/2003|
|7.||The Nymph's Reply||1/3/2003|
|8.||Now What Is Love||1/3/2003|
|9.||As You Came From The Holy Land||1/3/2003|
|10.||Prais'D Be Diana's Fair And Harmless Light||1/3/2003|
Go, soul, the body's guest,
Upon a thankless errand;
Fear not to touch the best;
The truth shall be thy warrant:
Go, since I needs must die,
And give the world the lie.
Say to the court, it glows
And shines like rotten wood;
Say to the church, it shows
What's good, and doth no good:
If church and court reply,
Then give them both the lie.
Tell potentates, they live
Acting by others' action;
Not loved unless they give,
Not strong but by a faction.
If potentates reply,
Give potentates the lie.
Tell men of high condition,