A Celebration of Women Writers

"Jealousy" by Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661 - 1720)
From Winchilsea, Anne (Kingsmill) Finch, Countess of. Miscellany Poems, on Several Occasions, London: printed for J[ohn] B[arber] and sold by Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, William Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, and James Round, in Exchange-Alley, Cornhil, 1713. p. 269.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom

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A Song.

VAIN Love, why do'st thou boast of Wings,
  That cannot help thee to retire!
When such quick Flames Suspicion brings,
  As do the Heart about thee fire.

Still Swift to come, but when to go
Thou shou'd'st be moreAlas! how Slow.

Lord of the World must surely be
  But thy bare Title at the most;
Since Jealousy is Lord of Thee,
  And makes such Havock on thy Coast,

As do's thy pleasant Land deface,
Yet binds thee faster to the Place.

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Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom