... of animation to friends when they meet ; and able to sweeten solitude itself with best society , —with the companionship of the wise and the good , with the beauty which the eye cannot see , and the music only heard in silence .
... and so opposed during these three centuries of Poetry , that a rapid passage between Old and New , like rapid alteration of the eye's focus in looking at the landscape , will always be wearisome and hurtful to the sense of Beauty .
Throughout this vast and pathetic array of Singers now silent , few have been honoured with the name Poet , and have not possessed a skill in words , a sympathy with beauty , a tenderness of feeling ...
Since brass , nor stone , nor earth , nor boundless sea , But sad mortality o'ersways their power , How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea , Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? O how shall summer's honey breath hold out ...
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back , Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid ? O ! none , unless this miracle have might , That in black ink my love may still shine bright . W. SHAKESPEARE . 5. THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS ...
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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