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Or , looking at the Poets who more or less give each portion its distinctive
character , they might be called the Books of Shakespeare , Milton , Gray , and
Wordsworth . The volume , in this respect , so far as the limitations of its range
Not many appear to have gained reputation without some gift or performance that
, in due degree , deserved it : and if no verses by certain writers who show less
strength than sweetness , or more thought than mastery in expression , are ...
Few readers can fail to observe the natural sweetness of the verse , the single -
hearted straightforwardness of the thoughts : —nor less , the limitation of subject
to the many phases of one passion , which then characterised our lyrical poetry ...
The World's a bubble , and the Life of Man Less than a span : In his conception
wretched , from the womb So to the tomb ; Curst from his cradle , and brought up
to years With cares and fears . Who then to frail mortality shall trust , But limns on
Less than a God they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell
That spoke so sweetly and so well . What passion cannot Music raise and quell ?
The trumpet's loud clangor Excites us to arms , With shrill notes of anger And ...
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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