Category Archives: Philips Katherine

To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship by Katherine Philips

I did not live until this time Crowned my felicity, When I could say without a crime, I am not thine, but thee. This carcass breathed, and walked, and slept, So that the world believed There was a soul the … Continue reading

Posted in Philips Katherine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Married State by Katherine Philips

A married state affords but little ease The best of husbands are so hard to please. This in wives’ careful faces you may spell Though they dissemble their misfortunes well. A virgin state is crowned with much content; It’s always … Continue reading

Posted in Philips Katherine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment