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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 .
... love's complement ; And let fair Venus , that is queen of love , With her heart - quelling son upon you smile , Whose smile , they say , hath virtue to remove All love's dislike , and friendship's faulty guile For ever to assoil .
Devouring Famine , Plague , and War , Each able to undo mankind , Death's servile emissaries are ; Nor to these alone confined , He hath at will More quaint and subtle ways to kill ; A smile or kiss , as he will use the art , Shall have ...
Your date is not so past , But you may stay yet here awhile To blush and gently smile , And go at last . What , were ye born to be An hour or half's delight , And so to bid good - night ? ' Twas pity Nature brought ye forth Merely to ...
“ Fill high the sparkling bowl , The rich repast prepare ; Reft of a crown , he yet may share the feast : Close by the regal chair Fell Thirst and Famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest . Heard ye the din of battle bray ...
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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