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Selected Poetry of Elizabeth I (1533-1603)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Some gentler passion slide into my mind,
For I am soft and made of melting snow;
Or be more cruel, love, and so be kind.
        (On Monsieur's Departure, 13-15)
  1. Ah, Silly Pug, wert thou so Sore Afraid
  2. The Doubt of Future Foes
  3. In Defiance of Fortune
  4. On Monsieur's Departure
  5. When I was Young and Fair
  6. Written in her French Psalter
  7. Written on a Wall at Woodstock
  8. Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock

Biographical information

Given name:
Family name: Elizabeth I
Birth date: 1533
Death date: 1603