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W. Shakespeare VI 2 Since brass , nor stone , nor earth , nor boundless sea , But
sad mortality o'ersways their power , How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea ,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? O how shall summer's honey ...
There will I make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies , A cap of
flowers , and a kirtle Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle . A gown made of the
finest wool , Which from our pretty lambs we pull , Fair linéd slippers for the cold ...
Between the acres of the rye These pretty country folks would lie : This carol they
began that hour , How that life was but a flower : And therefore take the present
time With a hey and a ho and a hey nonino ! For love is crowned with the prime In
The summer's flower is to the summer sweet , Though to itself it only live and die ;
But if that flower with base infection meet , The basest weed outbraves his dignity
: For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds ; Lilies that fester smell far ...
Not a flower , not a flower sweet On my black coffin let there be strown ; Not a
friend , not a friend greet My poor corpse , where my bones shall be thrown : A
thousand thousand sighs to save , Lay me , O where Sad true lover never find my
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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