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The palm and may make country houses gay , 5 Lambs frisk and play , the
shepherds pipe all day , And we hear ay birds tune this merry lay , Cuckoo , jug -
jug , pu - we , to - witta - woo ! The fields breathe sweet , the daisies kiss our feet ...
Now , Flora , deck thyself in fairest guise : If that ye , winds , would hear 30 A
voice surpassing far Amphion's lyre , Your furious chiding stay ; Let Zephyr only
breathe , And with her tresses play . -The winds all silent are , 35 And Phoebus in
... alack the day ! Love , whose month is ever May , Spied a blossom passing fair
Playing in the wanton air : Through the velvet leaves the wind , All unseen , ' gan
passage find ; > That the lover , sick to death , Wish'd himself SHAKESPEARE 18.
... UNFAITHFUL SHEPHERDESS While that the sun with his beams hot
Scorchéd the fruits in vale and mountain , Philon the shepherd , late forgot ,
Sitting beside a crystal fountain , In shadow of a green oak tree Upon his pipe this
song play'd ...
Yet for disport we fawn and flatter both , To pass the time when nothing else can
please , And train them to our lure with subtle oath , 15 Till , weary of their wiles ,
ourselves we ease ; And then we say when we their fancy try , To play with fools ...
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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