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Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more , But orphans ' wailings to the
fainting ear ; Each stroke a sigh , each sound draws forth a tear ; For which be
silent as in woods before : Or if that any hand to touch thee deign , Like widow'd
R. Devereux , Earl of Essex LXXXIV SAINT JOHN BAPTIST The last and greatest
Herald of Heaven's King Girt with rough skins , hies to the deserts wild , Among
that savage brood the woods forth bring , Which he more harmless found than ...
Thee , Shepherd , thee the woods and desert caves With wild thyme and the
gadding vine o'ergrown , And all their echoes , mourn : The willows and the hazel
copses green Shall now no more be seen Fanning their joyous leaves to thy soft
... and twitch'd his mantle blue : To - morrow to fresh woods , and pastures new . J
. Milton XC ON THE TOMBS IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY Mortality , behold and
fear What a change of flesh is here ! Think how many royal bones Sleep within ...
But O young beauty of the woods , Whom Nature courts with fruits and flowers
Gather the flowers , but spare the buds ; Lest FLORA , angry at thy crime To kill
her infants in their prime , Should quickly make th ' example yours ; And ere we ...
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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
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