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Selected Poetry of Aphra Behn (1640-1689)


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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  But oh! what envious Gods conspire
To snatch his Pow'r, yet leave him the Desire!
        (The Disappointment, 79-80)
  1. The Disappointment
  2. Epitaph on the Tombstone of a Child
  3. Song from Abdelazar (Love in fantastic triumph sat)


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Aphra
Family name: Behn
Birth date: 14 December 1640
Death date: 16 April 1689
Nationality: English
Literary period: Restoration
Buried at: Westminister Abbey