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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
The last and greatest Herald of Heaven's Kirg 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 . His food was locusts , and what there doth ...
But , О the heavy change , 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 ...
... 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 .
Ye curious chanters of the wood That warble forth dame Nature's lays , Thinking
your passions understood By your weak accents ; what's your praise When
Philomel her voice doth raise ? So when my Mistress shall be seen In sweetness
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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