"O Susan, Susan, lovely dear, My vows shall ever true remain;... Let me kiss off that falling tear, We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faithful compass that still points to thee.
'Believe not what the landmen say, Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind: They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In ev'ry port a mistress find. Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so, For thou art present wheresoe'er I go.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude....
No white nor red was ever seen So amorous as this lovely green. Fond lovers, cruel as their flame, Cut in these trees their mistress' name: Little, alas, they know or heed How far these beauties hers exceed! Fair trees, wheresoe'er your barks I wound, No name shall but your own be found.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,... How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these?LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Child of Light! thy limbs are burning Through the vest which seems to hide them;... As the radiant lines of morning Through the clouds ere they divide them; And this atmosphere divinest Shrouds thee wheresoe'er thou shinest.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropt in the street, and ev...ery one is sign'd by God's name. And I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoe'er I go, Others will punctually come for ever and ever.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »