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... a cheer , That leaves look pale , dreading the winter's near . W.
SHAKESPEARE . 12. A CONSOLATION . When in disgrace with fortune and THE
GOLDEN TREASURY . 17.
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast
state , And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries , And look upon myself ,
and curse my fate ; Wishing me like to one more rich in hope , Featured like him ,
So all their praises are but prophecies Of this our time , all , you prefiguring ; And
for they look'd but with divining eyes , They had not skill enough your worth to
sing : For we , which now behold these present days , Have eyes to wonder , but
Were you the earth , dear Love , and I the skies , My love should shine on you like
to the sun , And look upon you with ten thousand eyes Till heaven wax'd blind ,
and till the world were done . Whereso'er I am , below , or else above you ...
O if , I say , you look upon this verse When I perhaps compounded am with clay ,
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse , But let your love even with my life
decay ; Lest the wise world should look into your moan , And mock you with me ...
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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