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... images of day - desires , To model forth the passions of the morrow ; Never let
rising Sun approve you liars To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow : Still let
me sleep , embracing clouds in vain , And never wake to feel the day's disdain .
A. PoPB 119. THE BLIND BOY . O say what is that thing call'd Light , Which I must
ne'er enjoy ; What are the blessings of the sight , O tell your poor blind boy ! You
talk of wondrous things you seo , You say the sus shines bright ; I feel him warm ...
I feel him warm , but how can he Or make it day or night ? My day or night myself I
make Whene'er I sleep or play ; And could I ever keep awake With me ' twere
always day . With heavy sighs I often hear You mourn my hapless woe ; But sure
I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow , As waving fresh
their gladsome wing My weary soul they seem to soothe , And , redolent of joy
and youth , To breathe a second spring . Say , Father Thames , for thou hast seen
... milder influence impart , Thy philosophic train be there To soften , not to wound
my heart , The generous spark extinct revive , Teach me to love and to forgive ,
Exact my own defects to scan , What others are to feel , and know myself a Maa .
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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