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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 ...
Who caitiffs scorns , and doth the blest surprize , Late having deck ' with beauty's
rose his tomb , Disdains to crop a weed , and will not come . W. Drummond XLIV
DIRGE OF LOVE. COM. ' OME away , come away , Death , ; Fly away , fly away ...
W. Shakespeare LI CUPID AND CAMPASPE UPID and my Campaspe play'd :
He stakes his quiver , bow , and arrows , His mother's doves , and team of
sparrows ; Loses them too ; then down he throws The coral of his lip , the rose
... that rose at evening bright , Toward heaven's descent had sloped his westering
Meanwhile the rural ditties were not mute , [ wheel . Temper'd to the oaten flute ;
Rough Satyrs danced , and Fauns with cloven heel From the glad sound would ...
And all their echoes , mourn : The willows and the hazel copses green Shall now
no more be seen Fanning their joyous leaves to thy soft lays :As killing as the
canker to the rose , Or taint - worm to the weanling herds that graze , Or frost 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
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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