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Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back , Or who his spoil of beauty can
forbid ? 0 ! none , unless this miracle have might , That in black ink my love may
still shine bright . W. SHAKESPEARE . THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS ...
... mar their beauties bright , That shone as Heaven's light Against their bridal day
, which was not long : Sweet Thames ! run softly , till I end my song .
Eftsoonsthenymphs , which now had flowers theirfill , Ran all in haste to see that
silver brood ...
... lovely face and feature , Beseeming well the bower of any queen , 170 With
gifts of wit and ornaments of nature , Fit for so goodly stature , That like the twins
of Jove they seem'd in sight Which deck the baldric of the Heavens bright ; They
... thou no verse , no hymn , or solemn strain To welcome Him to this His new
abode , Now while the heaven , by the sun's team untrod , Hath took no print of
the approaching light , 20 And all the spangled host keep watch in squadrons
... The sun himself withheld his wonted speed , And hid his head for shame , 80
As his inferior flame The new - enlighten'd world no more should need : He saw a
greater Sun appear Than his bright throne or burning axletree could bear .
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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