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But ev ' n as babes in dreams do smile , And sometimes fall a - weeping , So I
awaked , as wise this while As when I fell a - sleeping :Hey nonny nonny 0 ! Hey
nonny nonny ! The Shepherd Tonie XVIII TO HIS LOVE Shall I compare thee to a
... Or me , to whom thou gav ' st it , else mistaking ; So thy great gist , upon
misprision growing , Comes home again , on better judgment making . Thus have
I had thee as a dream doth flatter ; In sleep , a king ; but waking , no such matter ...
... he is dead , All thy friends are lapp ' d in lead : All thy fellow birds do sing
Careless of thy sorrowing : Even so , poor bird , like thee None alive will pity me .
R . Barnefield XXXV Care - charmer Sleep , son of the sable Night , Brother to
Cease , dreams , the images of day . desires , To model forth the passions of the
morrow ; Never let rising Sun approve you liars To add more grief to aggravate
my sorrow : Still let me sleep , embracing clouds in vain , And never wake to feel
... to those ychain ' d in sleep The wakesul trump of doom must thunder through
the deep ; With such a horrid clang As on mount Sinai rang While the red fire and
smouldering clouds outbrake : The aged Earth aghast With terrour of that blast ...
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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