Selected Poems


First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415967556
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Suggestions for Further Reading
The Editions of Behn's Poetry
The Golden Age 1
On a Juniper-Tree, cut down to make Busks 7
On the Death of Mr. Grinhil, the Famous Painter 10
A Ballad on Mr. J. H. to Amoret 12
Song. Love Armed 14
To Mr. Creech on his Excellent Translation of Lucretius 15
To Mrs. W. On her Excellent Verses 19
The Return 21
On a Copy of Verses made in a Dream 22
To my Lady Morland at Tunbridge 23
The Disappointment 25
On a Locket of Hair Wove in a True-Loves Knot 29
A letter to a Brother of the Pen in Tribulation 30
The Reflection: A Song 31
Song (Ah! what can mean that eager joy) 33
To Lysander, who made some Verses on a Discourse of Loves Fire 34
A Dialogue for an Entertainment at Court 35
To Lysander, on some Verses he writ 37
To the Honourable Edward Howard 39
To Lysander at the Music-Meeting 42
An Ode to Love 43
A Paraphrase on Ovid's Epistle of Oenone to Paris 44
Song (Cease, cease, Aminta, to complain) 53
A Song (While, Iris, I at distance gaze) 53
Selinda and Cloris 54
A Pindaric to Mr. P. 57
A Pastoral to Mr. Stafford 59
Ovid to Julia. A Letter 63
To Damon 66
To Alexis in Answer to his Poem against Fruition 69
To Alexis, on his saying, I loved a Man that talked much 70
On Desire. A Pindaric 71
On the first discovery of falseness in Amintas 75
To the fair Clarinda, who made Love to me 77
Verses designed by Mrs. A. Behn to be sent to a fair lady 77
On a Pin that hurt Amintas' Eye 78
For Damon, being asked a Reason for his Love 79
A Letter to the Earl of Kildare 80
To Mrs. Price... 81
A Poem Humbly Dedicated to the Great Pattern of Piety and Virtue Catherine Queen Dowager (1865) 82
To Henry Higden, Esq., on his Translation of the Tenth Satire of Juvenal (1687) 87
On the Death of E. Waller, Esq. (1688) 90
A Congratulatory Poem to her Sacred Majesty Queen Mary, upon her Arrival in England (1689) 91
A Pindaric Poem to the Reverend Doctor Burnet (1689) 95
Notes 99
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