... These gentle birds that fly from man to man ; Who would not scorn and shake them from the fist , And let them fly , fair fools , which way they list ?
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 ...
... Yet not so white as these , nor nothing near ; So purely white they were That even the gentle stream , the which them bare , Seem'd foul to them ...
... which was not long : Sweet Thames ! run softly , till I end my song . D “ Ye gentle birds ! the world's fair ornament , THE GOLDEN TREASURY . 45.
“ Ye gentle birds ! the world's fair ornament , And Heaven's glory , whom this happy hour Doth lead unto your lovers ' blissful bower , Joy may you have ...
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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