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Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back , Or who his spoil of beauty can
forbid ? O ! none , unless this miracle have might , That in black ink my love may
still shine bright W. Shakespeare VII THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS ...
... the gentle stream , the which them bare , Seem'd foul to them , and bade his
billows spare To wet their silken feathers , lest they might Soil their fair plumes
with water not so fair , And mar their beauties bright That shone as Heaven's light
And mar their beauties bright That shone as Heaven's light ' gainst their bridal
day , which was not long : Sweet Thames ! run softly , till I end my song . Eftsoons
the nymphs , which now had flowers their fill , Ran all in haste to see that silver ...
... our tedious song should here have ending : Heaven's youngest - teemed star
Hath fix'd her polish'd car , Her sleeping Lord with hand - maid lamp attending :
And all about the courtly stable Bright - harness'd Angels sit in order serviceable .
Orpheus could lead the savage race , And trees unrooted left their place
Sequacious of the lyre : But bright Cecilia raised the wonder higher : When to her
Organ vocal breath was given An Angel heard , and straight appear'dMistaking
Earth for ...
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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