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A rigidly chronological sequence , however , rather fits a collec . tion aiming at
instruction than at pleasure , and the Wisdom which comes through Pleasure : -
within each book the pieces have therefore been arranged in gradations of
... And the firm soil win of the watery main , Increasing store with loss , and loss
with store ; When I have seen such interchange of state , Or state itself
confounded to decay , Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminateThat Time will come
and take my ...
THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE Come live with me and be my
Love , And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys , dale and field ,
And all the craggy mountains yield . There will we sit upon the rocks And see the
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
Love ' s not Time ' s fool , though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle '
s compass come ; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks , But bears it out
ev ' n to the edge of doom :If this be error , and upon me proved , I never writ ...
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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
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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 ... Read full review