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Or , looking at the Poets who more or less give each portion its distinctive
character , they might be called the Books of Shakespeare , Milton , Ġray , and
Words worth . The volume , in this respect , so far as the limitations of its range
W . Shakespeare IV 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 ...
W . Shakespeare VII Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me , And
tune his merry note Unto the sweet bird ' s throat - - Come hither , come hither ,
come hither ! Here shall we see No enemy But winter and rough weather . Who
W . Shakespeare VIII It was a luver and his lass With a hey and a ho , and a hey -
nonino ! That o ' er the green cornfield did pass In the spring time , the only pretty
ring time , When birds do sing hey ding a ding : Sweet lovers love the Spring .
... you do anything , he thinks no ill . W . Shakespeare XI How like a winter hath
my absence been From Thee , the pleasure of the fleeting year ! What freezings
have I felt , what dark days seen , What old December ' s bareness everywhere !
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PollyMoore3 - LibraryThing
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”. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chibitika - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review