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5 Works of Charles Cotton

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The New Year

Story type: Poetry

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Hark, the cock crows, and yon bright starTells us the day himself’s not far;And see where, breaking from the night,He gilds the western hills with light.With him old Janus doth appear,Peeping into the future year,With such a look, as seems to say,The prospect is not good that way.Thus do we rise ill sights to see,And […]

To Coelia

Story type: Poetry

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WHEN, Coelia, must my old day set, And my young morning rise In beams of joy so bright as yet Ne’er bless’d a lover’s eyes? My state is more advanced than when I first attempted thee: I sued to be a servant then, But now to be made free. I’ve served my time faithful and […]

To Celia

Story type: Poetry

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When, Celia, must my old day set, And my young morning rise In beams of joy so bright as yet Ne’er blessed a lover’s eyes? My state is more advanced than when I first attempted thee: I sued to be a servant then, But now to be made free. I’ve served my time faithful and […]

Les Amours

Story type: Poetry

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She that I pursue, still flies me; Her that follows me, I fly; She that I still court, denies me; Her that courts me, I deny; Thus in one web we’re subtly wove, And yet we mutiny in love. She that can save me, must not do it; She that cannot, fain would do; Her […]

The Retirement

Story type: Poetry

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Farewell, thou busy world, and may We never meet again; Here I can eat and sleep and pray, And do more good in one short day Than he who his whole age outwears Upon the most conspicuous theaters, Where naught but vanity and vice appears. Good God! how sweet are all things here! How beautiful […]