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But ev'n as babes in dreams do smile , And sometimes fall a - weeping , So I awaked , as wise this while As when I fell a - sleeping Hey nonny nonny O ! Hey nonny nonny ! THE SHEPHERD TONIE , 18. TO HIS LOVE .
... to whom thou gav'st it , else mistaking ; So thy great gift , upon misprision growing , Comes home again , on better judgment making . Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter ; In sleep , a king ; but waking , no such matter .
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 ...
But wisest Fate says No ; This must not yet be so ; The Babe yet lies in smiling infancy That on the bitter cross Must redeem our loss ; So both Himself and us to glorify : Yet first , to those ychain'd in sleep The wakeful trump of ...
... song should here have ending : Heaven's youngest - teeméd star Hath fixed her polish'd car , Her sleeping Lord with hand - maid lamp attending : And all about the courtly stable Bright - harness'd angels sit in order serviceable .
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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