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Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more , But orphans ' wailings to the
fainting ear ; Each stroke a sigh , each sound draws forth a tear ; For which be
silent as in woods before : Or if that any hand to touch thee deign , Like widow'd
LXI SAINT JOHN BAPTIST ' HE last and greatest Herald of Heaven's King , Girt
with rough skins , hies to the deserts wild , Among that savage brood the woods
forth bring , Which he more harmless found than man , and mild .
... now thou art gone , Now thou art gone , and never must return ! Thee ,
Shepherd , thee the woods , and desert caves With wild thyme and the gadding
vine o'ergrown , And all their echoes , mourn : The willows and 66 The Golden
... quills , With eager thought warbling his Doric lay : And now the sun had stretch'
d out all the hills , And now was dropt into the western bay : At last he rose , and
twitch'd his mantle blue : To - morrow to fresh woods , and pastures new . 7.
Ye violets that first appear , By your pure purple mantles known Like the proud
virgins of the year As if the spring were all your own , What are you , when the
Rose is blown ? Ye curious chanters of the wood That warble forth dame 86 The
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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