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James Shirley (or Sherley) was an English dramatist. He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Charles Lamb's words, he "claims a place among the worthies of this period, not so much for any transcendent genius in himself, as that he was the last of a great race, all of whom spoke nearly the same language and had a set of moral feelings and notions in common." His career of play writing extended from 1625 to the suppression of stage plays by Parliament in 1642.

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List of poems by James Shirley 17 total

Death the Leveller
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From Ajax Dirge
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Cease, Warring Thoughts
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The Glories of our Blood and State
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The Garden
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Sililoquy On Death
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To the Painter Preparing to Draw M.M.H.
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A Hymn
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On Her Dancing
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Song of Nuns
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The Last Conqueror
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To a Lady Upon a Looking-Glass Sent
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Two Gentlemen That Broke Their Promise
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Death's Final Conquest
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Peace Restored
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Death's Subtle Ways
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The Fair Felon
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