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A Selection of Verse from John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester : Volume 7, The Reader's Library

By Wilmot, John

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Title: A Selection of Verse from John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester : Volume 7, The Reader's Library  
Author: Wilmot, John
Volume: Volume 7, The Reader's Library
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, British Poetry
Collections: Poetry, Authors Community, Music, Literature, Language, Religion, Sociology, History
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Publisher: William Ralph Press
Member Page: Neil Azevedo

A thoroughly representative selection of the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Rochester (1647–1680) was among the worst (best?) of the Restoration rakes, and also one of the period’s best satirists employing a direct language rife with plenty of four-letter words and an obsessive indulgence of the most vulgar vernacular used on behalf of satirical shredding, scatological humor, and sexual candor. Volume 7 in The Reader's Library Series. ISBN: 978-1-932023-49-7

A thoroughly representative selection of the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.

A Rodomontade on His Cruel Mistress Trust not that thing called woman: she is worse Than all ingredients crammed into a curse. Were she but ugly, peevish, proud, a whore, Poxed, painted, perjured, so she were no more, I could forgive her, and connive at this, Alleging still she but a woman is. But she is worse: in time she will forestall The Devil, and be the damning of us all.

Table of Contents
Contents Introduction A Pastoral Dialogue between Alexis and Strephon A Dialogue between Strephon and Daphne Song (Give Me Leave to Rail at You...) Song (Insulting Beauty, You Misspend...) Song (My Dear Mistress Has a Heart...) Woman's Honour (A Song) Song (To This Moment a Rebel...) Written in a Lady's Prayer Book The Discovery The Advice Under King Charles II's Picture The Platonic Lady Song (Phillis, Be Gentler, I Advise...) Epistle To Love The Imperfect Enjoyment A Ramble in St. James's Park On the Women about Town Song (Quoth the Duchess of Cleveland...) Song (Love a Woman? You’re an Ass!...) Upon His Drinking Bowl Grecian Kindness Signior Dildo A Satire on Charles II Tunbridge Wells Upon His Leaving His Mistress Against Constancy To a Lady, in a Letter Song (Leave This Gaudy Gilded Stage...) The Fall The Mistress (A Song) Song (Absent from Thee I Languish Still...) A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lover Song (All My Past Life Is Mine No More...) A Satire against Reason and Mankind A Letter from Artemesia in the Town to Chloe in the Country The Disabled Debauchee Upon Nothing An Allusion to Horace; the Tenth Satire of the First Book To the Postboy Epitaph on Charles II The Mock Song Upon Cary Frazer Song (By All Love's Soft, Yet Mighty Powers...) An Epistolary Essay from M. G. to O. B. upon Their Mutual Poems The Latter End of the Chorus of the Second Act of Seneca's Troas, Translated To His Sacred Majesty To Her Sacred Majesty, the Queen Mother, on the Death of Mary, Princess of Orange A Rodomontade on His Cruel Mistress Pindaric To His Mistress (After Quarles) One Writing against His Prick About the Editor Also from William Ralph Press


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