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Famous Adust Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Adust poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous adust poems. These examples illustrate what a famous adust poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Marvell, Andrew
The portly burgess through the weather hot 
Does for his corporation sweat and trot; 
And all with sun and choler come adust 
And threaten Hyde to raise a greater dust. 
But fresh as from the Mint, the courtiers fine 
Salute them, smiling at their vain design, 
And Turner gay up to his perch does march 
With face new bleached, smoothened and stiff with starch; 
Tells them he at Whitehall had took a turn 
And for three days thence moves them to adjourn. 
`Not so!' quo...Read More

by Milton, John
...e brandished sword of God before them blazed, 
Fierce as a comet; which with torrid heat, 
And vapour as the Libyan air adust, 
Began to parch that temperate clime; whereat 
In either hand the hastening Angel caught 
Our lingering parents, and to the eastern gate 
Led them direct, and down the cliff as fast 
To the subjected plain; then disappeared. 
They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld 
Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, 
Waved over by that flaming brand; ...Read More

by Wheatley, Phillis
...of endless night:
In their excess how would our race complain,
Abhorring life! how hate its length'ned chain!
From air adust what num'rous ills would rise?
What dire contagion taint the burning skies?
What pestilential vapours, fraught with death,
Would rise, and overspread the lands beneath?
Hail, smiling morn, that from the orient main
Ascending dost adorn the heav'nly plain!
So rich, so various are thy beauteous dies,
That spread through all the circuit of the skies,
That...Read More

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