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47 A LAND DIRGE 5 Call for the robin - redbreast and the wren , Since o'er shady
groves they hover And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of
unburied men . Call unto his funeral dole The ant , the field - mouse , and the ...
... crown'd with olive green , came softly sliding Down through the turning sphere ,
His ready harbinger , With turtle wing the amorous clouds dividing ; And waving
wide her myrtle wand , 51 She strikes a universal peace through sea and land .
He feels from Juda's land 221 The dreaded infant's hand ; The rays of Bethlehem
blind his dusky eyn ; Nor all the gods beside Longer dare abide , 225 Not Typhon
huge ending in snaky twine : Our Babe , to show his Godhead true , Can in His ...
... fear , What a change of flesh is here ! Think how many royal bones Sleep
within these heaps of stones ; Here they lie , had realms and lands , Who now
want strength to stir their hands , Where from their pulpits seal'd with dust They
6 He can requite thee ; for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle
acts as these , And he can spread thy name o'er lands and seas , Whatever clime
the sun's bright circle warms . Lift not thy spear against the Muses ' bower : The ...
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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