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... once honoured , to whom no region of English Literature was unfamiliar , and
who , whilst rich in all the noble gifts of Nature , was most eminently distinguished
by the noblest and the rarest , — just judgment and high - hearted patriotism .
Poetry gives treasures golden than gold , leading us in higher and healthier ways
than those of the world , and interpreting to us the lessons of Nature . But she
speaks best for herself . Her true accents , if the plan has been executed with ...
Never believe , though in my nature reign'd All frailties that besiege all kinds of
blood , That it could so preposterously be stain'd To leave for nothing all thy sum
of good : For nothing this wide universe I call , Save thou , my rose : in it thou art ...
Her paps are centres of delight , Her breasts are orbs of heavenly frame , Where
Nature moulds the dew of light To feed perfection with the same : Heigh ho ,
would she were mine ! With orient pearl , with ruby red , With marble white , with ...
Nature herself her shape admires ; The Gods are wounded in her sight ; And
Love forsakes his heavenly fires And at her eyes his brand doth light : Heigh ho ,
would she were mine ! Then muse not , Nymphs , though I bemoan The absence
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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