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15 20 7 Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me , And turn his merry
note Ünto the sweet bird's throatCome hither , come hither , come hither ! Here
shall he see 5 No enemy But winter and rough weather . Who doth ambition shun
5 10 15 Beasts did leap and birds did sing , Trees did grow and plants did spring
, Every thing did banish moan Save the Nightingale alone . She , poor bird , as all
forlorn , Lean'd her breast up - till a thorn , And there sung the dolefull'st ditty ...
40 THE UNFAITHFUL SHEPHERDESS While that the sun with his beams hot
Scorchéd the fruits in vale and mountain , Philon the shepherd , late forgot ,
Sitting beside a crystal fountain , In shadow of a green oak tree Upon his pipe this
40 15 50 Orpheus could lead the savage race , And trees unrooted left their place
Sequacious of the lyre : But bright Cecilia raised the wonder higher : When to her
Organ vocal breath was given , An Angel heard , and straight ...
73 THE NOBLE NATURE 5 It is not growing like a tree In bulk , doth make Man
better be ; Or standing long an oak , three hundred year , To fall a log at last , dry ,
bald , and sere : A lily of a day Is fairer far in May , Although it fall and die that ...
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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