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... once honoured , to whom no region of English Literature was unfamiliar , and
who , whilst rich in all the noble gifts of Nature , was most eminently distinguished
by the noblest and the rarest , — just judgment and high - hearted patriotism .
The volume , in this respect , so far as the limitations of its range allow ,
accurately reflects the natural growth and evolution of our Poetry . A rigidly
chronological sequence , however , rather fits a collection aiming at instruction
than at pleasure ...
Never believe , though in my nature reign'd All frailties that besiege all kinds of
blood , That it could so preposterously be stain'd To leave for nothing all thy sum
of good : For nothing this wide universe I call , Save thou , my rose : in it thou art ...
Her paps are centres of delight , Her breasts are orbs of heavenly frame , Where
Nature moulds the dew of light To feed perfection with the same : Heigh ho ,
would she were mine ! With orient pearl , with ruby red , With marble white , with ...
Nature herself her shape admires ; The Gods are wounded in her sight ; And
Love forsakes his heavenly fires And at her eyes his brand doth light : Heigh ho ,
would she were mine ! Then muse not , Nymphs , though I bemoan The absence
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - PollyMoore3 - LibraryThing
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