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... to whom thou gav'st it , else mistaking ; So thy great gift , upon misprision growing , Comes home again , on better judgment making . Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter ; In sleep , a king ; but waking , no such matter .
There let Hymen oft appear In saffron robe , with taper clear , And pomp , and feast , and revelry , With mask , and antique pageantry ; Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream .
Sleep on , and dream of Heaven awhileTho ' shut so close thy laughing eyes , Thy rosy lips still wear a smile And move , and breathe delicious sighs ! Ah , now soft blushes tinge her cheeks And mantle o'er her neck of snow : Ah ...
Thy indistinct expressions seem Like language utter'd in a dream ; Yet me they charm , whate'er the theme , My Mary ! Thy silver locks , once auburn bright , Are still more lovely in my sight Than golden beams of orient light , My Mary ...
The wandering airs they faint On the dark , the silent streamThe champak odours fail Like sweet thoughts in a dream ; The nightingale's complaint It dies upon her heart , As I must die on thine O beloved as thou art !
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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