O never say that I was false of heart , Though absence seem'd my flame to qualify
: As easy might I from myself depart As from my soul , which in thy breast doth lie ;
That is my home of love ; if I have ranged , Like him that travels , I return again ...
For if I saw thee once transform'd in me , Then in thy bosom I would pour my soul
; Then all my thoughts should in thy visage shine , And if that aught mischanced
thou should'st not moan Nor bear the burthen of thy griefs alone ; No , I would ...
So long as I was in your sight I was your heart , your soul , and treasure ; And
evermore you sobb'd and sigh'd Burning in flames beyond all measure : -Three
days endured your love to me , And it was lost in other three ! Adieu Love , adieu
My thoughts hold mortal strife ; I do detest my life , And with lamenting cries
Peace to my soul to bring Oft call that prince which here doth monarchise : -But
he , grim grinning King , Who caitiffs scorns , and doth the blest surprise , Late
... in that pomp it doth not long appear : For when ' tis most admired , in a thought ,
Because it erst was nought , it turns to nought . W. DRUMMOND . 56. SOUL AND
BODY . Poor Soul , the centre of my sinful earth , Fool'd by those rebel powers ...
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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
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