Thomas Flatman

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Thomas Flatman Poems

Now fie upon him! what is Man,
Whose life at best is but a span?
When to an inch it dwindles down,
Ice in his bones, snow on his Crown,

The Sad Day

O THE sad day!
When friends shall shake their heads, and say
Of miserable me--
'Hark, how he groans!

The Batchelors Song

Like a Dog with a bottle, fast ti'd to his tail,
Like Vermin in a trap, or a Thief in a Jail,
Or like a Tory in a Bog,
Or an Ape with a Clog:

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C Asbury 02 October 2005

I have an original copy of Flatman's poems dated 1686 Some details: printed for Benjamin Tooke at thge Ship in St Paul's Church-yard Anyone want to discuss?

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Thomas Flatman Biography

English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs (1674). One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. A portrait of Charles II is in the Wallace Collection, London. His miniatures are noted for their vitality

English miniature painter and poet. He was the son of a clerk in Chancery and en ...

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