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Or , looking at the Poets who more or less give each portion its distinctive
character , they might be called the Books of Shakespeare , Milton , Ġray , and
Words worth . The volume , in this respect , so far as the limitations of its range
Not many appear to have gained reputation without some gift or performance that
, in due degree , deserved it : and if no verses by certain writers who show less
strength than sweetness , or more thought than mastery in expression , are ...
W . Shakespeare LVII LIFE The World ' s a bubble , and the Life of Man Less than
a span : In his conception wretched , from the womb So to the tomb ; Curst from
his cradle , and brought up to years With cares and fears . Who then to frail ...
Less than a God they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell
That spoke so sweetly and so well . What passion cannot Music raise and quell ?
The trumpet ' s loud clangor Excites us to arms , With shrill notes of anger And ...
Nature , that hateth emptiness , Allows of penetration less , And therefore must
make room Where greater spirits come . What field of all the civil war Where his
were not the deepest scar ? And Hampton shows what part He had of wiser art ...
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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