Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 To such as say, Thy Loue I ouer-prize,
 And doe not sticke to terme my Prayses folly;
 Against these Folkes, that thinke themselues so wise,
 I thus oppose my Reasons forces wholly;
 Though I giue more then well affords my state,
 In which expense, the most suppose me vaine,
 Which yeelds them nothing, at the easiest rate,
 Yet at this price returnes me treble gaine.
 They value not, vnskilfull how to vse,
 And I giue much, because I gaine thereby:
 I that thus take, or they that thus refuse,
 Whether are these deceiued then, or I?
     In eu'ry thing I hold this Maxim still,
     The Circumstance doth make it good, or ill.

Michael Drayton
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