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Permit me then to inscribe to yourself a book which , I hope , may be found by
many a lifelong fountain of innocent and exalted pleasure ; a source of animation
to friends when they meet ; and able to sweeten solitude itself with best society ...
But the editor hopes that , so far as in him lies , a complete and definitive
collection of our best Lyrics , to the central year of this fast - closing century , is
now offered . 1883-1890-1891 Contents DEDICATION PREFACE PAGE BOOK I.
1 56 ...
... dear thy glorious light -This is that happy morn , That day , long - wished day Of
all my life so dark , ( If cruel stars have not my ruin sworn And fates my hopes
betray ) , Which , purely white , deserves An everlasting diamond should it mark .
And yet this time removed was summer's time : The teeming autumn , big with
rich increase , Bearing the wanton burden of the prime Like widow'd wombs after
their lords ' decease : Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans
Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth , And delves the parallels in beauty's
brow ; Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth , And nothing stands but for his
scythe to mow : -- And yet , to times in hope , my verse shall stand Praising Thy
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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