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... I am glad to think , the experience of my own boyhood , and I would suggest
that where this lamentable result is found it proceeds either from the teacher's
indifference to poetry , or from the pupil's inability to grasp the poet's meaning .
In a note on a difficult passage paragraphs of exclamatory rhetoric on its beauty
are useless to a reader who has failed to grasp its meaning , and would be easily
out - weighed in value by the baldest paraphrase . Yet too many of the notes I ...
The usual meaning of the phrase is to try an action . 10. Time's best jewel : the
poet's mistress , whom Time will one day gather to the chest where he stores his
spoils . 12. spoil of beauty : Malone's emendation for the Quarto ( 1609 ) reading
this is one of the meaningless lines inserted by way of refrain into the songs of
the period , and sometimes later , not a little to the confusion of foreign students ,
who have vainly striven to attach a meaning to them . 4. ring time : i.e. the season
13. cheer : " face , ' expression of countenance this , the original meaning , is now
obsolete . The second meaning ' mood , ' ' state of mind , ' hardly ' survives except
in the phrases • of good cheer , ' ' what cheer ? ' and perhaps the latter is now ...
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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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