Category Archives: Queen Elizabeth I

Poem – Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock

Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be,  Quoth Elizabeth prisone Advertisements

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Poem – Ah Silly Pug Wert Thou So Sore Afraid

Ah, silly Pug, wert thou so sore afraid?  Mourn not, my Wat, nor be thou so dismayed.  It passeth fickle Fortune’s power and skill  To force my heart to think thee any ill.  No Fortune base, thou sayest, shall alter … Continue reading

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Poem – Written In Her French Psalter

No crooked leg, no bleared eye, No part deformed out of kind,  Nor yet so ugly half can be As is the inward suspicious mind. 

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Poem – Oh Fortune

Oh, Fortune! how thy restlesse wavering state Hath fraught with cares my troubled witt! Witnes this present prisonn, whither fate Could beare me, and the joys I quitt. Thou causedest the guiltie to be losed From bandes, wherein are innocents … Continue reading

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Poem – In Defiance of Fortune

Never think you fortune can bear the sway Where virtue’s force can cause her to obey. 

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Poem – The 13 Psalm of David

Fools that true faith yet never had Saith in their hearts, there is no God. Filthy they are in their practice,  Of them not one is godly wise. From heaven the Lord on man did look To know what ways … Continue reading

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On Monsieur’s Departure – Queen Elizabeth I

I grieve and dare not show my discontent,  I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,  I do, yet dare not say I ever meant,  I seem stark mute but inwardly to prate.  I am and not, I … Continue reading

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