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Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney


Writ in my Lord Clarendons History of the Rebellion


How life hath cheapened, and how blank
The Worlde is! like a fen
Where long ago unstainèd sank
The starrie gentlemen:
Since Marston Moor and Newbury drank
King Charles his gentlemen.

If Fate in any air accords
What Fate denied, O then
I ask to be among your Swordes,
My joyous gentlemen;
Towards Honours heaven to goe, and towards
King Charles his gentlemen!



Louise Imogen Guiney


Louise Imogen Guiney's other poems:
  1. On the Same (continued)
  2. A December Walk
  3. A Last Word on Shelley
  4. The Lights of London
  5. Strikers in Hyde Park


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