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The English mind has passed through phases of thought and cultivation so
various and so opposed during these three centuries of Poetry , that a rapid
passage between Old and New , like rapid alteration of the eye's focus in looking
at the ...
To me , fair Friend , you never can be old , For as you were when first your eye I
eyed Such seems your beauty still . Three winters cold Have from the forests
shook three summers ' pride ; Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn'd In
Her eyes are sapphires set in snow , Resembling heaven by every wink ; The
Gods do fear whenas they glow , And I do tremble when I think Heigh ho , would
she were mine ! Her cheeks are like the blushing cloud That beautifies Aurora's ...
Her neck is like a stately tower Where Love himself imprison'd lies , To watch for
glances every hour From her divine and sacred eyes : Heigh ho , fair Rosaline !
Her paps are centres of delight , Her breasts are orbs of heavenly frame , Where
Thou art more lovely and more temperate : Rough winds do shake the darling
buds of May , And summer's lease hath all too short a date : Sometime too hot the
eye of heaven shines , And often is his gold complexion dimm'd : And every fair ...
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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