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Selected Poetry of Sir John Suckling (1609-1642)

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

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Index to poems

Why so pale and wan fond lover?
Prithee why so pale?
Will, when looking well can't move her,
Looking ill prevail?
        (Song: Why so pale and wan fond lover?, 1-4)
  1. A Ballad Upon A Wedding (excerpt)
  2. Song: I prithee spare me gentle boy
  3. Song: If you refuse me once, and think again
  4. Song: Out upon it, I have lov'd
  5. Song: Why so pale and wan fond lover?
  6. Sonnet 1: Dost see how unregarded now
  7. A Supplement of an Imperfect Copy of Verses of Mr. William Shakespear's, by the Author

Biographical information

Given name: Sir John
Family name: Suckling
Birth date: 1609
Death date: 1642
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Suckling
          mother: Martha Suckling
          sister: Martha Southcott Clagett
          sister: Anne Davis
          sister: Elizabeth Suckling
          sister: Mary Suckling
          grandfather: Robert Suckling
Language: English
          Trinity College, Cambridge: 3 July 1623
          Gray's Inn: 23 February 1626
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupation: Soldier: 1631 to 1632
          Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex: 1609
          Paris: 1641
Cause of death: Suicide
Buried at: Protestant church at Paris
First RPO edition: 1994-2000