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4 II Since brass , nor stone , nor earth , nor boundless sea , But sad mortality o'
ersways their power , How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea , Whose action
is no stronger than a flower ? O how shall summer's honey breath hold out 5 ...
... Thee - and then my state , 10 Like to the lark at break of day arising From
sullen earth , sings hymns at heaven's gate ; For thy sweet love remember'd such
wealth brings , That then I scorn to change my state with kings . W.
... as high as heaven above the plain , And you , my Love , as humble and as low
As are the deepest bottoms of the main , Whereso'er you were , with you my love
should go . Were you the earth , dear Love , and I 16 SIR P. SIDNEY.
Were you the earth , dear Love , and I the skies , My love should shine on you like
to the sun , 10 And look upon you with ten thousand eyes Till heaven wax'd blind
, and till the world were done . Whereso'er I am , below , or else above you ...
Since that dear Voice which did thy sounds approve , 5 Which wont in such
harmonious strains to flow , Is reft from Earth to tune those spheres above , What
art thou but a harbinger of woe ? Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more ,
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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