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Nature that heard such sound Beneath the hollow round Of Cynthia's seat the airy region thrilling , Now was almost won To think her part was done , And that her reign had here its last fulfilling ; She knew such harmony alone Could hold ...
... and build the lofty rhyme . He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept , and welter to the parching wind , Without the meed of some melodious tear . Begin then , Sisters of the sacred well That from beneath the seat of Jove ...
Weep no more , woeful shepherds , weep no more , For Lycidas , your sorrow , is not dead , Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor ; So sinks the day - star in the ocean - bed , And yet anon repairs his drooping head And tricks his ...
Coral beneath the ocean - stream , Whose brink when your adventurer slips Full oft he perisheth on them . And what are cheeks , but ensigns oft That wave hot youth to fields of blood ? Did Helen's breast , though ne'er so soft ...
... and hoary hair Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air ) And with a master's hand and prophet's fire Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre : “ Hark , how each giant oak and desert - cave Sighs to the torrent's awful voice beneath !
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An updated version including some more modern poems. Among many favourites, it includes Ben Jonson's “Hymn to Diana”, one of the most perfect lyrics in the English language (you can recite it to the moon, and I have been known to), and “It is not growing like a tree”. Читати огляд повністю
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English poetry from the 1500's through the 1800's. Dedicated to Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland from 1850-1892. It has end notes with lots of extra information, an index of ... Читати огляд повністю
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language
Повний перегляд - 1863