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Her cheeks are like the blushing cloud That beautifies Aurora's face , Or like the
silver crimson shroud That Phoebus ' smiling looks doth grace ; Heigh ho , fair
Rosaline ! Her lips are like two budded roses Whom ranks of lilies neighbour
... are themselves as stone , Unmoved , cold , and to temptation slow ,They rightly
do inherit Heaven's graces , And husband nature's riches from expense ; They
are the lords and owners of their faces , Others , but stewards of their excellence .
Above the rest were goodly to be seen Two gentle knights of lovely face and
feature , Beseeming well the bower of any queen , With gifts of wit and ornaments
of nature , Fit for so goodly stature , That like the twins of Jove they seem'd in
Work apace , apace , apace , apace ; Honest labour bears a lovely face ; Then
hey nonny nonny , hey nonny nonny ! T. DEKKER . 55 . This Life , which seems
so fair , Is like a bubble blown up in the air By sporting children's breath , Who ...
When Jubal struck the chorded shell His listening brethren stood around , And ,
wondering , on their faces fell To worship that celestial sound . Less than a God
they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell That spoke so ...
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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