William Browne

William Browne Poems

1. Behold, O God! 1/31/2015
2. Song 1/1/2004
3. Memory 1/1/2004
4. Britannia's Pastorals 1/1/2004
5. The Sirens' Song 1/1/2004
6. A Welcome 1/1/2004
7. The Rose 1/1/2004

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The Rose

A ROSE, as fair as ever saw the North,
Grew in a little garden all alone;
A sweeter flower did Nature ne'er put forth,
Nor fairer garden yet was never known:
The maidens danced about it morn and noon,
And learned bards of it their ditties made;
The nimble fairies by the pale-faced moon
Water'd the root and kiss'd her pretty shade.
But well-a-day! - the gardener careless grew;
The maids and fairies both were kept away,
And in a drought the caterpillars threw
Themselves upon the bud and every spray.
God shield the stock! If heaven send no supplies,

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