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A LAND DIRGE . Call for the robin - redbreast and the wren , Since o'er shady groves they hover And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men . Call unto his funeral dole The ant , the field - mouse ...
... came softly sliding Down through the turning sphere His ready harbinger , With turtle wing the amorous clouds dividing ; And waving wide her myrtle wand , She strikes a universal peace through sea and land .
... Nought but profoundest hell can be his shroud ; In vain with timbrellid anthems dark The sable stoléd sorcerers bear his worshipt ark . E He feels from Juda's land The dreaded infant's hand ; THE GOLDEN TREASURY . 61.
He feels from Juda's land The dreaded infant's hand ; The rays of Bethlehem blind his dusky eyn ; Nor all the gods beside Longer dare abide , Nor Typhon huge ending in snaky twine : Our Babe , to show his Godhead true , Can in his ...
... Either man's work , or His own gifts : who best Bear His mild yoke , they serve Him best : His state Is kingly ; thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest :They also serve who only stand and wait .
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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