Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son,
Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire,
Where shall we sometimes meet, and by the fire
Help waste a sullen day, what may be won
From the hard season gaining? Time will run
On smoother, till Favonius re-inspire
The frozen earth, and clothe in fresh attire
The lily and rose, that neither sowed nor spun.
What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice,
Of Attic taste, with wine, whence we may rise
To hear the lute well touched, or artful voice
Warble immortal notes and Tuscan air?
He who of those delights can judge, and spare
To interpose them oft, is not unwise.
More verses by John Milton
- To The Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652
- To Cyriack Skinner
- Sonnet Xvi: Cromwell, Our Chief Of Men
- Sonnet To The Nightingale
- On The Lord Gen. Fairfax At The Seige Of Colchester