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But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest ;
Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade , When in eternal lines to time
thou growest . So long as men can breathe , or eyes can see , So long lives this ...
In the merry month of May , Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles
made , Beasts did leap and birds did sing , Trees did grow and plants did spring ,
Every thing did banish moan Save the nightingale alone . She , poor bird , as all ...
... shore A voice of weeping heard , and loud lament ; From haunted spring and
dale Edged with poplar pale The parting Genius is with sighing sent ; With flower
- inwoven tresses torn The nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn .
For we were nursed upon the self - same hill , Fed the same flock by fountain ,
shade , and rill . Together both , ere the high lawns appear'd Under the opening
eyelids of the morn , We drove a - field , and both together heard What time the
... To sport with Amaryllis in the shade , Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ?
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise ( That last infirmity of noble mind )
To scorn delights , and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope 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