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Famous Ambassadors Poems by Famous Poets

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by Marvell, Andrew
...he darts, 
And princes (shining through their windows) starts, 
Who their suspected counsellors refuse, 
And credulous ambassadors accuse. 

`Is this', saith one, `the nation that we read 
Spent with both wars, under a captain dead, 
Yet rig a navy while we dress us late, 
And ere we dine, raze and rebuild their state? 
What oaken forests, and what golden mines! 
What mints of men, what union of designs! 
(Unless their ships, do, as their fowl proceed 
Of shedding leaves...Read More



by Marvell, Andrew
...The Count forthwith is ordered all to close, 
To play for Flanders and the stake to lose, 
While, chained together, two ambassadors 
Like slaves shall beg for peace at Holland's doors. 
This done, among his Cyclops he retires 
To forge new thunder and inspect their fires. 

The court as once of war, now fond of peace, 
All to new sports their wanton fears release. 
From Greenwich (where intelligence they hold) 
Comes news of pastime martial and old, 
A punishment ...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...lcows are his betters far.


"And has she not essay'd her notes
To rouse your slaves to cut your throats;
Sent o'er ambassadors with guineas,
To bribe your blacks in Carolinas?
And has not Gage, her missionary,
Turn'd many an Afric to a Tory;
Made the New-England Bishop's see grow,
By many a new-converted *****?
As friends to government, when he
Your slaves at Boston late set free,
Enlisted them in black parade,
Emboss'd with regimental red;
While flared the epaulette, li...Read More

by Wilde, Oscar
...ont, chiefest care
Of Cromwell, when with impotent despair
The Pontiff in his painted portico
Trembled before our stern ambassadors.
How comes it then that from such high estate
We have thus fallen, save that Luxury
With barren merchandise piles up the gate
Where noble thoughts and deeds should enter by:
Else might we still be Milton's heritors....Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...Flame he darts,
And Princes shining through their windows starts;
Who their suspected Counsellors refuse,
And credulous Ambassadors accuse.
"Is this, saith one, the Nation that we read
"Spent with both Wars, under a Captain dead?
"Yet rig a Navy while we dress us late;
"And ere we Dine, rase and rebuild our State.
"What Oaken Forrests, and what golden Mines!
"What Mints of Men, what Union of Designes!
"Unless their Ships, do, as their Fowle proceed
"Of shedding Leaves...Read More



by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...et thoughts would swarm as bees about their queen. 

But when the days drew nigh that I should wed, 
My father sent ambassadors with furs 
And jewels, gifts, to fetch her: these brought back 
A present, a great labour of the loom; 
And therewithal an answer vague as wind: 
Besides, they saw the king; he took the gifts; 
He said there was a compact; that was true: 
But then she had a will; was he to blame? 
And maiden fancies; loved to live alone 
Among her women; certain,...Read More

by Wilmot, John
...h t' complain
Their want of learning, honesty, and brain,
The general diseases of that train.
These call themselves ambassadors of heaven,
And saucily pretend commissions given;
But should an Indian king, whose small command
Seldom extends beyond ten miles of land,
Send forth such wretched tools in an ambassage,
He'd find but small effects of such a message.
Listening, I found the cob of all this rabble
Pert Bays, with his importance comfortable.
He, being raised ...Read More

by Ginsberg, Allen
...ors, makers of fates, and the names of the 
 stockholders of these destined Aggregates,
and here are the names of their ambassadors to the Capital,
 representatives to legislature, those who sit drinking
 in hotel lobbies to persuade,
and separate listed, those who drop Amphetamine with
 military, gossip, argue, and persuade
suggesting policy naming language proposing strategy, this
 done for fee as ambassadors to Pentagon, consul-
 tants to military, paid by their industry:
...Read More

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