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O how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of
battering days , When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so
strong , but time decays ? O fearful meditation ! where , alack ! Shall Time's best ...
... Crabbéd Age and Youth Cannot live together : Youth is full of pleasance , Age
is full of care ; Youth like summer morn , Age like winter weather , Youth like
summer brave , Age like winter bare : Youth is full of sport , Age's breath is short ,
I do love thee as each flower Loves the sun's life - giving power ; For dead , thy
breath to life might move me . Diaphenia like to all things blessed When all thy
praises are expresséd , Dear joy , how I do love thee ! As the birds do love the ...
That the lover , sick to death , Wish'd himself the heaven's breath . Air , quoth he ,
thy cheeks may blow ; Air , would I might triumph so ! 10 But , alack , my hand is
sworn Ne'er to pluck thee from thy thorn : Vow , alack , for youth unmeet ; Youth ...
... in either of our brows That we one jot of former love retain . Now at the last
gasp of love's latest breath , When , his pulse failing , passion speechless lies ,
10 When faith is kneeling by his bed of death , And innocence is closing up his
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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