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Henry King, Bishop of Chichester (Генри Кинг, епископ Чичестерский)


To My Sister Anne King, Who Chid Me In Verse For Being Angry


Dear Nan, I would not have thy counsel lost,
Though I last night had twice so much been crost;
Well is a Passion to the Market brought,
When such a treasure of advice is bought
With so much dross. And could'st thou me assure,
Each vice of mine should meet with such a cure,
I would sin oft, and on my guilty brow
Wear every misperfection that I ow,
Open and visible; I should not hide
But bring my faults abroad: to hear thee chide
In such a Note, and with a Quill so sage,
It Passion tunes, and calmes a Tempests rage.
Well I am charm'd, and promise to redress
What, without shrift, my follies doe confess
Against my self: wherefore let me intreat,
When I fly out in that distemper'd heat
Which frets me into fasts, thou wilt reprove
That froward spleen in Poetry and Love:
So though I lose my reason in such fits,
Thoul't rime me back again into my wits.



Henry King, Bishop of Chichester's other poems:
  1. To the Queen at Oxford
  2. The Short Wooing
  3. On Two Children Dying Of One Disease, And Buried In One Grave
  4. Another Of The Same, Paraphrased For An Antheme
  5. The Retreat


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