Author:Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
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|17th Earl of Oxford; Elizabethan courtier and poet|
- The Poems of Edward de Vere (1921, J. Thomas Looney, ed.) (External scan)
Numbered according to May.
- Labour and its Reward ("The labouring man that tills the fertile soil")
- Care and Disappointment ("Even as the wax doth melt")
- The Forsaken Man ("A crown of bays shall that man wear")
- Loss of Good Name ("Fram'd in the front of forlorn hope")
- Not Attaining to his Desire he complaineth ("I am not as I seem to be")
- Reason and Affection ("If care or skill could conquer vain desire")
- Love and Wit ("My meaning is to work what wonders love hath wrought")
- The Lively Lark
- Love and Antagonism ("The trickling tears that fall along my cheeks")
- Revenge of Wrong ("Fain would I sing, but fury makes me fret")
- Come Hither Shepherd Swain (some versions begin "When wert thou born, Desire?")
- Winged with Desire
- Love compared to a tennis-play ("Whenas the heart at tennis plays")
- What Cunning can Express
- Love thy Choice ("Who taught thee first to sigh")
- Were I a King
- Anne Vavasour's Echo ("Sitting alone upon my thought")
- My Mind to me a Kingdom is
- Woman's Changeableness ("If women could be fair")
- I do increase their wand'ring wits
Works about de Vere
- “Oxford, Edward De Vere, Earl of,” in A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John William Cousin, London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1910.
- “Vere, Edward de,” in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.
- Steven W. May, "The poems of Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford and Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex" in Studies in Philology, 77 (Winter 1980), Chapel Hill, pp.1-132.