The Works of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford

Introduction to the poems, by J. Thomas Looney - Shakespeare Oxford Society
Oxford's Literary Reputation - Terry Ross

Of the mighty power of love  [My meaning is to work what woundës]
Of the birth and bringing up of Desire  [When wert thou born, Desire?]
[Who taught thee first to sigh?]
[What cunning can express]
[What shepherd can express]
Were I a king
Fancy And Desire  [Come hither, shepherd's swain]
[If Women Could Be Fair And Yet Not Fond]

Poems - Shakespeare Oxford Society

  • Echo Verses
  • Sonnet: Love Thy Choice
  • What Cunning Can Express
  • The Meeting with Desire
  • What is Desire?
  • Fond Desire
  • Fortune and Love
  • Labour and its Reward
  • Loss of Good Name
  • Revenge of Wrong
  • Love and Antagonism
  • Song: The Forsaken Man
  • "I am not as I seem to be"
  • Care and Disappointment
  • "Love is a Discord"
  • Reason and Affection
  • Love and Wit
  • Woman's Changeableness
  • Were I a King
  • Doth Sorrow Fret Thy Soul
  • Grief of Mind
Poems and Lyrics -
    1. Come hither, shepherd swain! (Fond Desire)
      2. A crown of bays shall that man wear (Song: The Forsaken Man) 
      3. Doth sorrow fret thy soul?
      4. Even as the wax doth melt, or dew consume away (Care and Disappointment)
      5. Faction that ever dwells (Fortune and Love)
      6. Fain would I sing, but fury makes me fret (Revenge of Wrong)
      7. Fram'd in the front of forlorn hope past all recovery (Loss of Good Name)
      8. I am not as I seem to be
      9. If care or skill could conquer vain desire, (Reason and Affection)
    10. If women could be fair and yet not fond (Woman's Changeableness)
    11. The labouring man that tills the fertile soil, (Part of preface to Bedingfield's Cardanus Comfort)
    12. The lively lark stretched forth her wing (The Meeting with Desire)
    13. Love is a discord and a strange divorce (Love is a Discord)
    14. My meaning is to work (Love and Wit)
    15. My mind to me a kingdom is
    16. Sitting alone upon my thought in melancholy mood (Echo Verses)
    17. The trickling tears that fall along my cheeks (Love and Antagonism)
    18. Were I a king I might command content (Wert thou a King yet not command content)
    19. What cunning can express
    20. What is Desire, which doth approve (What is Desire?)
    21. What plague is greater than grief of mind? (Grief of Mind)
    22. When I was fair and young then favour graced me (Verses ascribed to Queen Elizabeth)
    23. Whenas the heart at tennis plays (Love compared to a tennis-play)
    24. Who taught thee first to sigh, alas my heart? (Love Thy Choice)
    25. Winged with desire, I seek to mount on high

Oxford's Letters
Letter to Bartholomew Clerke 1571 -
Letter to Thomas Bedingfield 1573 -
Inscription to Lady Oxford (in Latin), September, 1575 -
Oxford's Letters - UC Berkeley

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