Katherine Philips

Against Love – Katherine Philips

Against Love – Katherine Philips

Hence Cupid! with your cheating toys, Your real griefs, and painted joys, Your pleasure which itself destroys. Lovers like men in fevers burn and rave, And only what will injure them do crave. Men’s weakness makes love so severe, They give him power by their fear, And make the shackles which t... »

A Retir’d Friendship – Katherine Philips

A Retir’d Friendship – Katherine Philips

Come, my Ardelia, to this bowre, Where kindly mingling Souls a while, Let’s innocently spend an houre, And at all serious follys smile Here is no quarrelling for Crowns, Nor fear of changes in our fate; No trembling at the Great ones frowns Nor any slavery of state. Here’s no disguise, n... »

6th April 1651 L’Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey – Katherine Philips

6th April 1651 L’Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey – Katherine Philips

Soule of my soule! my Joy, my crown, my friend! A name which all the rest doth comprehend; How happy are we now, whose sols are grown, By an incomparable mixture, One: Whose well acquainted minds are not as neare As Love, or vows, or secrets can endeare. I have no thought but what’s to thee re... »