22 TO AURORA O if thou knew'st how thou thyself dost harm , And dost prejudge
thy bliss , and spoil my rest ; Then thou would'st melt the ice out of thy breast And
thy relenting heart would kindly warm . O if thy pride did not our joys controul , 5 ...
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day 5 As after sunset fadeth in the west ,
Which by and by black night doth take away , Death's second self , that seals up
all in rest . In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire , That on the ashes of his
So ended she ; and all the rest around To her redoubled that her undersong , 110
Which said their bridal day should not be long : And gentle Echo from the
neighbour ground Their accents did resound . So forth those joyous birds did
Above the rest were goodly to be seen Two gentle knights of 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 ...
But silly we , like foolish children , rest Well pleased with colour'd vellum , leaves
of gold , Fair dangling ribbands , leaving what is best , 11 On the great Writer's
sense ne'er taking hold ; Or if by chance we stay our minds on aught , It is some ...
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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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