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... with flowers are deck ' d in every hue , The clouds with orient gold spangle their
blue ; Here is the pleasant place And nothing wanting is , save She , alas ! W .
Drummond of Hawthornden III TIME AND LOVE When I have seen by Time Book.
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 ...
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 crownéd with the prime
I do love thee as each flower Loves the sun ' s life - giving power ; For dead , thy
breath to life might move me . Diaphenia like to all things blesséd When all thy
praises are expressed , Dear joy , how I do love thee ! As the birds do love the ...
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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