... So your sweet hue , which methinks still doth stand , Hath motion , and mine eye may be deceived : For fear of which , hear this , thou age unbred ,Ere you were born , was beauty's summer dead . W. SHAKESPEARE . 15. DIAPHENIA .
Care - charmer Sleep , son of the sable Night , Brother to Death , in silent darkness born , Relieve my languish , and restore the light ; With dark forgetting of my care return . And let the day be time enough to mourn The shipwreck of ...
As they came floating on the crystal flood ; Whom when they saw , they stood amazéd still Their wondering eyes to fill ; Them seem'd they never saw a sight so fair Of fowls , so lovely , that they sure did deem Them heavenly born , or ...
... To cross the seas to any foreign soil , Peril and toil : Wars with their noise affright us ; when they cease , We are worse in peace ;What then remains , but that we still should cry For being born , or , being born , to die ?
Tired with all these , for restful death I cryAs , to behold desert a beggar born , And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity , And purest faith unhappily forsworn , And gilded honour shamefully misplaced , And maiden virtue rudely ...
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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