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Poem by Philip Massinger


Song


Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death
	To stop a wretchs breath,
That calls on thee and offers her sad heart
	A prey unto thy dart?
I am nor young nor fair; be, therefore, bold;
	Sorrow hath made me old,
Deformed, and wrinkled; all that I can crave
	Is quiet in my grave.
Such as live happy, hold long life a jewel,
	But to me thou art cruel
If thou end not my tedious misery,
	And I soon cease to be.
Strike, and strike home, then; pity unto me,
	In one short hours delay, is tyranny.



Philip Massinger


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou")
  • Samuel Johnson Song ("Not the soft sighs of vernal gales")
  • Charlotte Mew Song ("Love love to-day, my dear")
  • John Davidson Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay")
  • Bryan Procter Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary")
  • George Crabbe Song ("Cease to bid me not to sing")
  • Mary Montagu Song ("How happy is the harden'd heart")
  • George Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Mary Chudleigh Song ("Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?")
  • Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Emma Lazarus Song ("Frosty lies the winter-landscape")
  • Amy Lowell Song ("Oh! To be a flower")
  • Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • Hilaire Belloc Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year")
  • George Lyttelton Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732
  • Duncan Scott Song ("I have done")
  • Elinor Wylie Song ("It is my thoughts that colour")
  • Richard Sheridan Song ("Heres to the maiden of bashful fifteen")

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