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O how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days , When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so strong , but time decays ? O fearful meditation ! where , alack !
Crabbed Age and Youth Cannot live together : Youth is full of pleasance , Age is full of care ; Youth like summer morn , Age like winter weather , Youth like summer brave , Age like winter bare : Youth is full of sport , Age's breath is ...
I do love thee as each flower Loves the sun's life - giving power ; For dead , thy breath to life might move me Diaphenia like to all things blessed When all thy praises are expresséd , Dear joy , how I do love thee !
Love , whose month is ever May , Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air : Through the velvet leaves the wind All unseen ' gan passage find ; That the lover , sick to death , Wish'd himself the heaven's breath .
Now at the last gasp of love's latest breath , When his pulse failing , passion speechless lies , When faith is kneeling by his bed of death , And innocence is closing up his eyes , -Now if thou would'st , when all have given him over ...
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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