Here you will find the Poem Elegy XIV: Julia of poet John Donne
Hark, news, O envy ; thou shalt hear descried My Julia ; who as yet was ne'er envied. To vomit gall in slander, swell her veins With calumny, that hell itself disdains, Is her continual practice ; does her best, To tear opinion e'en out of the breast Of dearest friends, and?which is worse than vile? Sticks jealousy in wedlock ; her own child Scapes not the showers of envy. To repeat The monstrous fashions how, were alive to eat Deare reputation ; would to God she were But half so loth to act vice, as to hear My mild reproof. Lived Mantuan now again That female Mastix to limn with his pen, This she Chimera that hath eyes of fire, Burning with anger?anger feeds desire? Tongued like the night crow, whose ill boding cries Give out for nothing but new injuries ; Her breath like to the juice in Tænarus, That blasts the springs, though ne'er so prosperous ; Her hands, I know not how, used more to spill The food of others than herself to fill ; But O ! her mind, that Orcus, which includes Legions of mischiefs, countless multitudes Of formless curses, projects unmade up, Abuses yet unfashion'd, thoughts corrupt, Misshapen cavils, palpable untroths, Inevitable errors, self-accusing loaths. These, like those atoms swarming in the sun, Throng in her bosom for creation. I blush to give her halfe her due ; yet say, No poison's half so bad as Julia.