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O if thou knew'st how thou thyself dost harm , And dost prejudge thy bliss , and
spoil my rest ; Then thou would'st melt the ice out of thy breast And thy relenting
heart would kindly warm . O if thy pride did not our joys controul , What world of ...
... where late the sweet birds sang . In me thou seest the twilight of such day As
after sunset fadeth in the west , Which by and by black night doth take away ,
Death's second self , that seals up all in rest . In me thou seest the glowing of
such fire ...
So ended she ; and all the rest around To her redoubled that her undersong ,
Which said their bridal day should not be long : And gentle Echo from the
neighbour groun : Their accents did resound . So forth those joyous birds did
pass along ...
Above the rest were goodly to be seen Two gentle knights of lovely face and
feature , Beseeming well the bower of any queen , With gifts of wit and ornaments
of nature , Fit for so goodly stature , That like the twins of Jove they seem'd in
... doth not spare , In every page , no period of the same . But silly we , like foolish
children , rest Well pleased with colour'd vellum , leaves of gold , Fair dangling
ribbands , leaving what is best , On the great Writer's sense ne'er taking hold ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - chibitika - LibraryThing
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