Now , Flora , deck thyself in fairest guise : If that ye winds would hear A voice surpassing far Amphion's lyre , Your furious chiding stay ; Let Zephyr only breathe , And with her tresses play . -The winds all silent are , And Phoebus ...
Beauty sat bathing by a spring Where fairest shades did hide her ; The winds blew calm , the birds did sing , The cool streams ran beside her . My wanton thoughts enticed mine eya To see what was forbidden : But better memory said ...
Love , whose month is ever May , Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air : Through the velvet leaves the wind All unseen ' gan passage find ; That the lover , sick to death , Wish'd himself the heaven's breath .
When all around the wind doth blow , And coughing drowns the parson's saw , And birds sit brooding in the snow , And Marian's nose looks red and raw : When roasted crabs hiss in the bowlThen nightly sings the staring owl Tuwhoo !
My lute , be as thou wert when thou didst grow With thy green mother in some shady grove , When immelodious winds but made thee move , And birds their ramage did on thee bestow ...
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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