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Fair King , who all preserves , But show thy blushing beams , And thou two
sweeter eyes Shalt see than those which by Penéus ' streams Did once thy heart
surprise . Now , Flora , deck thyself in fairest guise : If that ye winds would hear A
T. Lodge XVII COLIN EAUTY sat bathing by a spring Bewhere fairlestusinds din
her ; The winds blew calm , the birds did sing , The cool streams ran beside her .
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye To see what was forbidden : But better ...
... Through discontent of my long fruitless stay In princes ' court , and expectation
vain Of idle hopes , which still do fly away Like empty shadows , did afflict my
brain ) Walk'd forth to ease my pain Along the shore of silver - streaming Thames
... swan would be For love of Leda , whiter did appear ; Yet Leda was ( they say )
as white as he , Yet not so white as these , nor nothing near ; So purely white they
were That even the gentle stream , the which them bare Book First 39.
That even the gentle stream , the which them bare , Seem'd foul to them , and
bade his billows spare To wet their silken feathers , lest they might Soil their fair
plumes with water not so fair , And mar their beauties bright That shone as
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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