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Nature that heard such sound Beneath the hollow round Of Cynthia's seat the
aery region thrilling , Now was almost won To think her part was done , And that
her reign had here its last fulfilling ; She knew such harmony alone Could hold all
In consecrated earth And on the holy hearth The Lars and Lemures moan with
midnight plaint ; In urns , and altars round A drear and dying sound Affrights the
Flamens at their service quaint ; And the chill marble seems to sweat , While each
Where , twining subtle fears with hope , He wove a net of such a scope That
Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That thence the Royal
actor borne The tragic scaffold might adorn : While round the armed bands Did
A narrow compass ! and yet there Dwelt all that ' s good , and all that ' s fair : Give
me but what this ribband bound , Take all the rest the Sun goes round . E. Waller
XCVI TO ANTHEA WHO MAY COMMAND HIM ANYTHING BID ID me to live ...
... And my divine Althea brings To whisper at the grates ; When I lie tangled in her
hair And fetter'd to her eye , The birds that wanton in the air Know no such liberty .
When flowing cups run swiftly round With no allaying Thames 96 The Golden ...
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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