Thomas Shadwell

Your Awful Voice

Thomas Shadwell was an English poet and playwright who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1689.






Your awful voice I hear and I obey,
Brother to Jove and monarch of the sea.
Come down, my blusterers, swell no more,
Your stormy rage give o'er.

To your prisons below,
Down you must go.
In hollow rocks your revels make,
Nor 'till I call your trembling dens forsake.

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