What harvest half so sweet is As still to reap the kisses Grown ripe in sowing ?
And straight to be receiver Of that which thou art giver , Rich in bestowing ? There
is no strict observing Of times ' or seasons ' swerving , There is ever one fresh ...
Thyself thou gav'st , thy own worth then not knowing , Or me , to whom thou gav'st
it , else mistaking ; So thy great gift , upon misprision growing , Comes home
again , on better judgment making . Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter ;
Sir T. Wyat XLV THE NIGHTINGALE As it fell upon a day In the merry month of
May , Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles made , Beasts did leap
and birds did sing , Trees did grow and plants did spring : Every thing did banish
W. Shakespeare LXIII TO HIS LUTE My lute , be as thou wert when thou didst
grow With thy green mother in some shady grove , When immelodious winds but
made thee move , And birds their ramage did on thee bestow . Since that dear ...
... for their rhyme Exceeded by the height of happier me men . O then vouchsafe
me but this loving thought* Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age , A
dearer birth than this his love had brought , To march in ranks of better equipage
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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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