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Famous Antipathy Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Smart, Christopher the Jones's. 

For the Scotch are the children of Doeg with a mixture of Cush the Benjamite, whence their innate antipathy to the English. 

For the IRISH are the children of Shimei and Cush with a mixture of something lower -- the Lord raise them! 

For the FRENCH are Moabites even the children of Lot. 

For the DUTCH are the children of Gog. 

For the Poles are the children of Magog. 

For the Italians are the children of Samuel and are the same as th...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...I have a heartfelt aversion for crime,--a twofold aversion,
Since 'tis the reason why man prates about virtue so much.
"What! thou hatest, then, virtue?"--I would that by all it were practised,
So that, God willing, no man ever need speak of it more....Read More

by Jonson, Ben
...LXXV. — ON LIPPE THE TEACHER. I cannot think there's that antipathy 'Twixt puritans and players, as some cry; Though LIPPE, at Paul's, ran from his text away, To inveigh 'gainst plays, what did he then but play?...Read More

by Milton, John
...trage from lifeless things; but Discord first, 
Daughter of Sin, among the irrational 
Death introduced, through fierce antipathy: 
Beast now with beast 'gan war, and fowl with fowl, 
And fish with fish; to graze the herb all leaving, 
Devoured each other; nor stood much in awe 
Of Man, but fled him; or, with countenance grim, 
Glared on him passing. These were from without 
The growing miseries, which Adam saw 
Already in part, though hid in gloomiest shade, 
To sorrow a...Read More

by Philips, Katherine
...Had I ador'd the multitude, and thence
Got an antipathy to wit and sence,
And hug'd that fate, in hope the world would grant
'Twas good -- affection to be ignorant;
Yet the least ray of thy bright fancy seen
I had converted, or excuseless been:
For each birth of thy muse to after-times
Shall expatiate for all this age's crimes.
First shines the Armoret, twice crown'd by thee,
Once by they Love, next...Read More

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