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Lyrical has been here held essentially to imply that each Poem shall turn on
some single thought , feeling , or situation . In accordance with this , narrative ,
descriptive , and didactic poems , -unless accompanied by rapidity of movement
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 ...
... -far less that they have been slighted . Throughout this vast and pathetic array
of Singers now silent , few have been honoured with the name Poet , and have
not possessed a skill in words , a sympathy with beauty , a tenderness of feeling ...
... images of day - desires , To model forth the passions of the morrow ; Never let
rising Sun approve you liars To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow : Still let
me sleep , embracing clouds in vain , And never wake to feel the day's disdain .
... Till they decay'd through pride ; Next whereunto there stands a stately place ,
Where oft I gained gifts and goodly grace Of that great lord , which therein wont to
dwell , Whose want too well now feels my friendless case ; But ah ! here fits not ...
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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