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... Or state itself confounded to decay , Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminateThat Time will come and take my Love away : - This thought is as a death , which cannot choose But weep to have that which it fears to lose .
... Bare ruin'd choirs , where late the sweet birds sang : In me thou see'st the twilight of such day 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 ...
... new wail my dear time's waste ; Then can I drown an eye , unused to flow , For precious friends hid in death's dateless night , And weep afresh love's long - since - cancell'd woe , And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight .
Now at the last gasp of love's latest breath , When his pulse failing , passion speechless lies , When faith is kneeling by his bed of death , And innocence is closing up his eyes , -Now if thou would'st , when all have given him over ...
... If death do strike me with his lance , Yet mayst thou me to him commend : If any ask thy mother's name , Tell how by love she purchased blame . Then will his gentle heart soon yield , I know him of a noble mind , Although a Lion in ...
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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