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O how can love's eye be true , That is so vex'd with watching and with tears ? No
marvel then though I mistake my view : The sun itself sees not till heaven clears .
O cunning Love ! with tears thou keep'st me blind , Lest eyes well - seeing thy ...
Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more , But orphans ' wailings to the
fainting ear ; Each stroke a sigh , each sound draws forth a tear ; For which be
silent as in woods before : Or if that any hand to touch thee deign , Like widow'd
Work apace , apace , apace , apace ; Honest labour bears a lovely face ; Then
hey nonny nonny , hey nonny nonny ! Canst drink the waters of the crispéd spring
? O sweet content ! Swimm'st thou in wealth , yet sink'st in thine own tears ?
He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept , and welter to the parching wind ,
Without the meed of some melodious tear . Begin then , Sisters of the sacred well
That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring , Begin , and somewhat loudly ...
... well - attired woodbine , With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head , And
every flower that sad embroidery wears : Bid amarantus all his beauty shed , And
daffodillies fill their cups with tears To strew the laureat hearse where Lycid lies .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - chibitika - LibraryThing
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