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Thyself thou gav'st, thy own worth then not knowing, Or me, to whom thou gav'st it
, else mistaking; So thy great gift, upon misprision growing, Comes home again,
on better judgment making. Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter; ...
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 That to hear it was great pity.
W. Shakespeare LXIII TO HAS LUTE My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst
grow With thy green mother in some shady grove, When immelodious winds but
made thee move, And birds their ramage did on thee bestow. Since that dear
... And though they be outstripp'd by every pen, Reserve them for my love, not for
their rhyme Exceeded by the height of happier men. O then vouchsafe me but this
loving thought— “Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age, A dearer ...
... Cupid paid : He stakes his quiver, bow, and arrows, His mother's doves, and
team of sparrows, Loses them too ; then down he throws The coral of his lip, the
rose Growing on's cheek (but none knows how); With these, the crystal of his
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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