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For those who take up the book in a serious and scholarly spirit , the following
remarks on the plan and the execution are added . The Editor is acquainted with
no strict and exhaustive definition of Lyrical Poetry ; but he has found the task of ...
... which then characterised our lyrical poetry , -unless when , as with Drummond
and Shakespeare , the “ purple light of Love " is tempered by a spirit of sterner
reflection . It should be observed that this and the following Summaries apply in
Calm was the day , and through the trembling air Sweet - breathing Zephyrus did
softly playA gentle spirit , that lightly did delay Hot Titan's beams , which then did
glister fair ; When I , ( whom sullen care , Through discontent of my long fruitless ...
... against Fate complain , And plead the ancient Rights in vainBut those do hold
or break As men are strong or weak ; Nature , that hateth emptiness , Allows of
penetration less , And therefore must make rooim Where greater spirits come .
But Thou , the War's and Fortune's son , March indefatigably on ; And for the last
effect Still keep the sword erect : Besides the force it has to fright The spirits of the
shady night , The same arts that did gain A power , must it maintain .
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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