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Fie , fie , fie , now would she cry ; Tereu , tereu , by and by : That to hear her so complain Scarce I could from tears refrain ; For her griefs so lively shown Made me think upon mine own -Ah , thought I , thou mourn'st in vain ...
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 ...
Swimm'st thou in wealth , yet sink'st in thine own tears ? O punishment ! Then he that patiently want's burden bears No burden bears , but is a king , a king ! O sweet content ! O sweet , O sweet content !
He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept , and welter to the parching wind , Without the meed of some melodious tear . Begin then , Sisters of the sacred well That from beneath the seat of Jove ...
... With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head , And every flower that sad embroidery wears : Bid amarantus all his beauty shed , And daffodillies fill their cups with tears To strew the laureat hearse where Lycid lies .
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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