The Science of English Verse

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C. Scribner's sons, 1880 - 295 páginas
 

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Página 185 - Merciful heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Splitt'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle; but man, proud man! Dressed in a little brief authority, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep. . . . It is
Página 89 - in That time of year thou may'st in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang, the
Página 234 - Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt, As well as I, may spend his time in vain; And, graven with diamonds in letters plain, There is written her fair neck round about: " Noli me tangere; for Caesar's I am, And wilde for to hold, though I seem tame.
Página 97 - the following stanza: Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O sea: And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me. But,
Página 191 - and by my prescience I find my Zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop. Here
Página 195 - Thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose, nor The azured harebell like thy -veins, no, nor The leaf of eglantine,
Página 291 - And snowy summits old in story, . The long light shakes across the lakes And the wild cataract leaps in glory,
Página 190 - Lost: Our late edict shall strongly stand in force : Navarre shall be the wonder of the world; Our court shall be a little academe, Still and contemplative in living art.
Página 207 - This my mean task Would be as heavy to me as odious; but The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead And makes my labors pleasures.
Página 250 - all questions. CLOWN. From below your duke to beneath your constable, it will fit any question. COUNTESS. It must be an answer of most monstrous size, that must fit all demands.

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