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Bulchevy's Book of English Verse


Bulchevy's Book of English Verse

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    Arthur Quiller-Couch (Author)
Excerpt: ...whom the gift we owe. But neither music, nor the powers  : :Of youth and mirth and frolic cheer, Add half the sunshine to the hours,  : :Or make life's prospect half so clear, As memory brings it to the eye From scenes where Amoret was by. This, sure, is Beauty's happiest part:  : :This gives the most unbounded sway: This shall enchant the subject heart  : :When rose and lily fade away: And she be still, in spite of Time, Sweet Amoret in all her prime. Mark Akenside. 1721-1770 462. The Complaint  : : : : : :AWAY! away!  : :Tempt me no more, insidious Love:  : : : : : :Thy soothing sway  : :Long did my youthful bosom prove:  : :At length thy treason is discern'd,  : :At length some dear-bought caution earn'd: Away! nor hope my riper age to move.  : : : : : :I know, I see  : :Her merit. Needs it now be shown,  : : : : : :Alas! to me?  : :How often, to myself unknown,  : :The graceful, gentle, virtuous maid  : :Have I admired! How often said- What joy to call a heart like hers one's own!  : : : : : :But, flattering god,  : :O squanderer of content and ease  : : : : : :In thy abode  : :Will care's rude lesson learn to please?  : :O say, deceiver, hast thou won  : :Proud Fortune to attend thy throne, Or placed thy friends above her stern decrees? Mark Akenside. 1721-1770 463. The Nightingale TO-NIGHT retired, the queen of heaven  : :With young Endymion stays: And now to Hesper it is given Awhile to rule the vacant sky, Till she shall to her lamp supply  : :A stream of brighter rays. Propitious send thy golden ray,  : :Thou purest light above! Let no false flame seduce to stray Where gulf or steep lie hid for harm: But lead where music's healing charm  : :May soothe afflicted love. To them, by many a grateful song  : :In happier seasons vow'd, These lawns, Olympia's haunts, belong: Oft by yon silver stream we walk'd, Or fix'd, while Philomela talk'd,  : :Beneath yon copses stood. Nor seldom, where the beechen boughs  : :That roofless tower invade, We...
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  • PDF | 242 pages
  • Arthur Quiller-Couch (Author)
  • (9 Aug. 2012)
  • English
  • 5
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism
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