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Since that dear Voice which did thy sounds approve , Which wont in such harmonious strains to flow , Is reft from Earth to tune those spheres above , 34 THE GOLDEN TREASURY .
Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more , But orphans ' wailings to the fainting ear ; Each stroke a sigh , each sound draws forth a tear ; For which be silent as in woods before : Or if that any hand to touch thee deign ...
No war , or battle's sound Was heard the world around : The idle spear and shield were high up hung : The hooked chariot stood Unstain'd with hostile blood ; The trumpet spake not to the armed throng ; And kings sat still with awful eye ...
Nature that heard such sound Beneath the hollow round Of Cynthia's seat the airy region thrilling , Now was almost won To think her part was done , And that her reign had here its last fulfilling ; She knew such harmony alone Could hold ...
In consecrated earth And on the holy hearth The Lars and Lemurés moan with midnight plaint ; In urns , and altars round A drear and dying sound Affrights the Flamens at their service quaint ; And the chill marble seems to sweat , While ...
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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