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He only can behold With unaffrighted eyes The horrors of the deep And terrors of
the skies . Thus scorning all the cares That fate or fortune brings , He makes the
heaven his book , His wisdom nly things ; Good thoughts his only friends , His ...
... made But when of old the Sons of Morning sung , While the Creator great His
constellations set And the well - balanced world on hinges hung ; And cast the
dark foundations deep , And bid the weltering waves their oozy channel keep .
J. Milton с TO CYRIACK SKINNER Cyriack , whose grandsire , on the royal
bench Of British Themis , with no mean applause , Pronounced , and in his
volumes taught , our laws , Which others at their bar so often wrench ; To - day
When flowing cups run swiftly round With no allaying Thames , Our careless
heads with roses bound , Our hearts with loyal flames ; When thirsty grief in wine
we steep , When healths and draughts go free Fishes that tipple in the deep
And when deep talk and wisdom came in view , Retired , and gave to them their
due . For the rich help of books he always took , Though his own searching mind
before Was so with notions written o'er , As if wise Nature had made that her ...
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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