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There will I make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies , A cap of
flowers , and a kirtle Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle . A gown made of the
finest wool , Which from our pretty lambs we pull , Fair linéd slippers for the cold ...
... lords ' decease : Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans ,
and unfather'd fruit ; For summer and his pleasures wait on thee , And , thou away
, the very birds are mute ; Or if they sing , ' t is with so dull a cheer , That leaves ...
N a day , alack the day ! 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 That the lover , sick to death , Wish'd himself the heaven's
XLVII A LAND DIRGE * ALL for the robin - redbreast and the wren , And with
leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men . Call unto
his funeral dole The ant , the field - mouse , and the mole To rear him hillocks that
But silly we , like foolish children , rest Well pleased with colour'd vellum , leaves
of gold , Fair dangling ribbands , leaving what is best , On the great writer's sense
ne'er taking hold ; Or if by chance we stay our minds on aught , It is some ...
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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