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... excellence here required , -better worth reading than much of what fills the scanty hours that most men spare for self - improvement , or for pleasure in any of its more elevated and permanent forms . And if this be true PREFACE .
Between the acres of the rye These pretty country folks would lie : This carol they began that hour , How that life was but a flower : And therefore take the present time With a hey and a ho and a hey - nonino !
Being your slave , what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire ? I have no precious time at all to spend , Nor services to do , till you require : Nor dare I chide the world - without - end 16 THE GOLDEN TREASURY .
Nor dare I chide the world - without - end hour Whilst I , my sovereign , watch the clock for you , Nor think the bitterness of absence sour When you have bid your servant once adieu : Nor dare I question with my jealous thought Where ...
Her neck is like a stately tower Where Love himself imprison'd lies , To watch for glances every hour From her divine and sacred eyes : Heigh ho , fair Rosaline ! Her paps are centres of delight , Her breasts are orbs of heavenly frame ...
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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