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... So that myself bring water for my stain . Never believe , though in my nature
reign'd All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood , That it could so preposterously
be stain'd To leave for nothing all thy sum of good : For nothing this wide universe
... the green holly : Most friendship is feigning , most loving mere folly : Then ,
heigh ho ! the holly ! This life is most jolly . Freeze , freeze , thou bitter sky , Thou
dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp , Thy sting ...
... So purely white they were That even the gentle stream , the which them bare ,
Seem'd foul to them , and bade his billows spare To wet their silken feathers , lest
they might Soil their fair plumes with water not so fair , And mar their beauties ...
... All which upon those goodly birds they threw And all the waves did strew , That
like old leneus ' waters they did seem When down along by pleasant Tempe's
shore Scatter'd with flowers , through Thessaly they stream , That they appear ...
Work apace , apace , apace , apace ; Honest labour bears a lovely face ; Then
hey nonny nonny , hey nonny nonny ! Canst drink the waters of the crispéd spring
? O sweet content ! Swimm'st thou in wealth , yet sink'st in thine own tears ?
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - PollyMoore3 - LibraryThing
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