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Thursday's Piece

I court others in verse, but I love thee in prose;
And they have my whimsies, but thou hast my heart.
(Matthew Prior, 1664 – 1721)

John Lentell
6th December, 1970


Are you gonna be my girl... Classy and fabulous!

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
Coco Chanel

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
Mae West, …

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Matthew Prior and the "Modest" poetry of Diplomacy

Anyone want to read my latest published thoughts on Matthew Prior?  Well they’ve been published in Digital Defoe.



Or you can find it on my academia.edu page here – 463 more words

Quote of the Day

For when one’s proofs are aptly chosen,
Four are as valid as four dozen.

Matthew Prior

Quote Of The Day

The Tyrant Heart

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart,
How hard thy yoke! how cruel is thy dart!
Those ’scape thy anger who refuse thy sway,
And those are punished most who most obey. 7 more words

Tales & Poesies

For hope is but a dream for those that wake.

-Matthew Prior

Poetry Wednesday: The Ambition of Matthew Prior

Poets of all religions are the same,
Recanting Settle brings the tuneful ware
Which wiser Smithfield dam’d to Sturbridge Fair,

Protests his tragedies and libels foul, 1,650 more words