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Give life to this dark world which lieth dead ; Spread forth thy golden hair In larger
locks than thou wast wont before , And emperor - like decore With diadem of
pearl thy temples fair : Chase hence the ugly night Which serves but to make
A gown made of the finest wool , Which from our pretty lambs we pull , Fair linéd
slippers for the cold , With buckles of the purest gold . A belt of straw and ivy buds
With coral clasps and amber studs : And if these pleasures may thee move ...
Fair house of joy and bliss , Where truest pleasure is , I do adore thee : I know
thee what thou art , I serve thee with my heart , And fall before thee ! Anon . IX A
MADRIGAL Crabbed Age and Youth Cannot live together : Youth is full of
W. Shakespeare XIX ROSALINE Like to the clear in highest sphere Where all
imperial glory shines , Of selfsame colour is her hair Whether unfolded , or in
twines : Heigh ho , fair Rosaline ! Her eyes are sapphires set in snow ,
With orient pearl , witn ruby red , With marble white , with sapphire blue Her body
every way is fed , Yet soft in touch and sweet in view : Heigh ho , fair Rosaline !
Nature herself her shape admires ; The Gods are wounded in her sight ; And ...
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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