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... Or state itself confounded to decay , Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminateThat Time will come and take my Love away : -This thought is as a death , which cannot choose But weep to have that which it fears to lose . W. SHAKESPEARE .
But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest ; Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade , When in eternal lines to time thou growest . So long as men can breathe , or eyes can see , So long ...
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 .
In me thou seest the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west , Which by and by black night doth take away , Death's second self , that seals up all in rest . In me thou seest the glowing of such fire ...
... new wail my dear time's waste ; Then can I drown an eye , unused to flow , For precious friends hid in death's dateless night , And weep afresh love's long - since - cancell'd woe , And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight .
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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