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... a source of animation to friends when they meet ; ånd 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 .
... so various 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 , or seriousness in ' reflection ,
W. Shakespeare IV 2 ỊNCE brass , nor stone , nor earth , nor boundless sea , But
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 Against the wreckful siege
W. Shakespeare XIV TO me , fair Friend , you never can be old , For as you were
when first your eye I eyed Such seems your beauty still . Three winters cold Have
from the forests shook three summers ' pride ; Three beauteous springs to ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - chibitika - LibraryThing
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