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TO ALFRED TENNYSON POET LAUREATE THIs book in its progress has
recalled often to my inemory a man with whose friendship we were once
honoured, to whom no region of English Literature was unfamiliar, and who,
whilst rich in all ...
Fair King, who all preserves, But show thy blushing beams, And thou two sweeter
eyes Shalt see than those which by Penéus' streams Did once thy heart surprize.
Now, Flora, deck thyself in fairest guise: If that ye winds would hear A voice ...
... dare I chide the world-without-end-hour Whilst I, my sovereign, watch the clock
for you, Nor think the bitterness of absence sour When you have bid your servant
once adieu: Nor dare I question with my jealous thought Where you FIRST 9.
... and spoil my rest; Then thou would'st melt the ice out of thy breast And thy
relenting heart would kindly warm. O if thy pride did not our joys controul, What
world of loving wonders should'st thou see : For if I saw thee once transform'd in
Sorrow was there made fair, And Passion, wise; Tears, a delightful thing; Silence,
beyond all speech, a wisdom rare: She made her sighs to sing, And all things
with so sweet a sadness move As made my heart at once both grieve and love.
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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