Alan Halsey

Thomas Hoccleve

to my mis reule twenty wyntir excesse
I clappid longe to my chinchy herte
that mirour of riot and malencolie
To have of my balades swich plentee
Whan I sholde go hoom to the privee seel
I am contryt that I swymmed in swich nycetee
destitut of confort and poore souffissance
My thank is qweynt for that I axe is due

from Lives of the Poets


Sir Walter Ralegh

Sam: Johnson
Thomas Warton
Charlotte Smith



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