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With orient pearl , with ruby red , With marble white , with sapphire blue Her body
every way is fed , Yet soft in touch and sweet in view : Heigh ho , fair Rosaline !
Nature herself her shape admires ; The Gods are wounded in her sight ; And ...
What shall , alas ! become of me ? 7 . Lylye LII Pack , clouds , away , and
welcome day , With night we banish sorrow ; Sweet air blow soft , mount larks
aloft To give my Love good - morrow ! Wings from the wind to please her mind
Notes from ...
The trumpet ' s loud clangor Excites us to arms , With shrill notes of anger And
mortal alarms . The double double double beat Of the thundering drum Cries '
Hark ! the foes come ; Charge , charge , ' tis too late to retreat l ' The soft
Thee , Shepherd , thee the woods , and desert caves With wild thyme and the
gadding vine o ' ergrown , And all their echoes , mourn : The willows and the
hazel copses green Shall now no more be seen Fanning their joyous leaves to
thy soft ...
Soft silken hours , Open suns , shady bowers ; ' Bove all , nothing within that
lowers . Days , that need borrow No part of their good morrow From a fore - spent
night of sorrow ' : Days , that in spite Of darkness , by the light Of a clear mind are
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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