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It would have been hence a peculiar pleasure and pride to dedicate what I have
endeavoured to make a true national Anthology of three centuries to Henry
Hallam . But he is beyond the reach of any human tokens of love and reverence ;
and I ...
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 ...
... sequence , however , rather fits a collection aiming at instruction than at
pleasure , and the wisdom which comes through pleasure : -- within each book
the pieces have therefore been arranged in gradations of feeling or subject . And
it is ...
attaining that loftier and finer excellence here required , -better worth reading
than much of what fills the scanty hours that most men spare for self - improve .
ment , or for pleasure in any of its more elevated and permanent forms . —And if
VII 7 HE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE Come live with me and be my
Love , And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys , dale and field ,
And all the craggy mountains yield . There will we sit upon the rocks And see the
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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