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W . Shakespeare XLVII A LAND DIRGE Call for the robin - redbreast and the
wren , Since o ' er shady groves they hover And with leaves and flowers do cover
The friendless bodies of unburied men . Call unto his funeral dole The ant , the
... strikes a universal peace through sea and land . No war , or battle ' s sound
Was heard the world around : The idle spear and shield were high up hung ; The
hooked chariot stood Unstain ' d with hostile blood ; The trumpet spake 42 Book.
He feels from Juda ' s land The dreaded infant ' s hand ; The rays of Bethlehem
blind his dusky eyn ; Nor all the gods beside Longer dare abide , Nor Typhon
huge ending in snaky twine : Our Babe , to show his Godhead true , Can in his ...
Think how many royal bones Sleep within these heaps of stones ; Here they lie ,
had realms and lands , Who now want strength to stir their hands , Where from
their pulpits seald with dust They preach , “ In greatness is no trust . ' Here ' s an ...
... Guard them , and him within protect from harms . He can requite thee ; for he
knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these , And he can
spread thy name o ' er lands and seas , Whatever clime the sun ' s bright circle
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - 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”. Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - chibitika - LibraryThing
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 ... Ler resenha completa