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A rigidly chronological sequence , however , rather fits a collection aiming at
instruction than at pleasure , and the Wisdom which comes through Pleasure : —
within each book the pieces have therefore been arranged in gradations of
feeling or ...
WINTER , When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his pail ,
And Tom bears logs into the hall , And milk comes frozen home in pail ; When
blood is nipt , and ways be foul , Then nightly sings the staring owl Tuwhoo !
Thyself thou gav'st , thy own worth then not knowing , Or me , to whom thou gav'st
it , else mistaking ; So thy great gift , upon misprision growing , Comes home
again , on better judgment making . Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter ;
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
find , And think to burst out into sudden blaze , Comes the blind Fury with the ...
Life , that dares send A challenge to his end , And when it comes , say , "
Welcome friend . " I wish her store Of worth may leave her poor Of wishes ; and I
wish - mno more . -Now , if Time knows That Her , whose radiant 84 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”. Читать весь отзыв
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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 ... Читать весь отзыв
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language
Полный просмотр - 1863