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PREFACE This little Collection differs , it is believed , from others in the attempt
made to include in it all the best original Lyrical pieces and Songs in our
language , by writers not living , -and none beside the best . Many familiar verses
... to cite the original passage ( not merely to give a reference to it ) ; but if there is
no such conscious borrowing , the citation of a number of other passages bearing
on the same point is to be deprecated as introducing matter which was not in ...
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 ...
1. by a spring : so reads Brydges , but Mr. Bullen prints in a spring , ' 12. fond :
from foolish , ' its original meaning , this word came to mean “ foolishly
affectionate , ' and thenits only modern meaning- " tender , ' ' loving , ' without any
idea of ...
of the transformation of 1.7 is given in the two following lines , each of which is
introduced by Then . ' The original reading merely repeats 1.7 . 10. if that : archaic
for if ' ; it has not been used except in poetry since the time of Shakespeare .
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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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