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Selected Poetry of George Wither (1588-1667)


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

Though others' purses be more fat,
Why should we pine or grieve at that?
Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat,
And therefore let's be merry.
        (A Christmas Carol, 61-64)
  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. The Marigold
  3. Shall I Wasting In Despair

Biographical information

Given name: George
Family name: Wither
Birth date: 1588
Death date: 1667