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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 ! For love is crowned with the prime
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 you may
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 , Where
Ye gentle birds ! the world's fair ornament , And Heaven's glory , whom this happy
hour Doth lead unto your lovers ' blissful bower , Joy may you have , and gentle
hearts content Of your love's complement ; And let fair Venus , that is queen of ...
Grand Chorus : As from the power of sacred lays The spheres began to move ,
And sung the great Creator's praise To all the blest above ; So when the last and
dreadful hour This crumbling pageant shall devour , The trumpet shall be heard ...
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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