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Poem by Charles Sackville

The Advice

Phyllis, for shame! let us improve
A thousand several ways
These few short minutes stol'n by love
From many tedious days.

Whilst you want courage to despise
The censure of the grave,
For all the tyrants in your eyes,
Your heart is but a slave.

My love is full of noble pride,
And never will submit
To let that fop, Discretion, ride
In triumph over wit.

False friends I have, as well as you,
That daily counsel me
Vain frivolous trifles to pursue,
And leave off loving thee.

When I the least belief bestow
On what such fools advise,
May I be dull enough to grow
Most miserably wise. 

Charles Sackville

Charles Sackville's other poems:
  1. A True Account Of The Birth And Conception Of A Late Famous Poem Call'D The Female Nine
  2. Tell Me, Dorinda, Why So Gay
  3. On King William's Happy Deliverance from the Intended Assassination
  4. Sylvia, Methinks You Are Unfit
  5. To An Antiquated Coquette

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Chatterton The Advice ("Revolving in their destin'd sphere")
  • Walter Raleigh The Advice ("MANY desire, but few or none deserve ")
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester The Advice ("ALL Things submit themselves to your Command")
  • Alexander Brome The Advice ("HE that a happy life would lead")

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