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Since brass , nor stone , nor earth , nor boundless sea , But sad mortality o'ersways their power , How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea , Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? O how shall summer's honey breath hold out ...
... Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth , sings hymns at heaven's gate ; For thy sweet love remember'd , such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings . W. SHAKESPEARE . 13. THE UNCHANGEABLE .
Were you the earth , dear Love , and I the skies , My love should shine on you like to the sun , And look upon you with ten thousand eyes Till heaven wax'd blind , and till the world were done . Whereso'er I am , below , or else above ...
Since that dear Voice which did thy sounds approve , Which wont in such harmonious strains to flow , Is reft from Earth to tune those spheres above , 34 THE GOLDEN TREASURY .
Is reft from Earth to tune those spheres above , What art thou but a harbinger of woe ? Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more , But orphans ' wailings to the fainting ear ; Each stroke a sigh , each sound draws forth a tear ...
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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