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... limitation of subject to the many phases of one passion , which then characterised our lyrical poetry , -unless when , as with Drummond and Shakespeare , the “ purple light of Love " is tempered by a spirit of sterner reflection .
And emperor - like decore With diadem of pearl thy temples fair : Chase hence the ugly night Which serves but to make dear thy glorious light . - This is that happy morn , That day , long - wished day Of all my life so dark , ( If cruel ...
Her paps are centres of delight , Her breasts are orbs of heavenly frame , Where Nature moulds the dew of light To feed perfection with the same : Heigh ho , would she were mine ! With orient pearl , with ruby red , With marble white ...
... sequent toil all forwards do contend . Nativity once in the main of light Crawls to maturity , wherewith being crown'd , с Crooked eclipses ' gainst his glory fight , And Time THE GOLDEN TREASURY . 29.
Care - charmer Sleep , son of the sable Night , Brother to Death , in silent darkness born , Relieve my languish , and restore the light ; With dark forgetting of my care return . And let the day be time enough to mourn The shipwreck of ...
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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