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If I could write the beauty of your eyes 5 And in fresh numbers number all your graces , The age to come would say “ This poet lies : Such heavenly touches ne'er touched earthly faces . ' So should my papers yellowed with their age Be ...
127 IN THE old age black was not counted fair , Or if it were , it bore not beauty's name ; But now is black beauty's successive heir , And beauty slandered with a bastard shame : For since each hand hath put on nature's power , Fairing ...
Yet love not me , nor seek thou to allure My thoughts with beauty , were it more divine ; Thy smiles and kisses I cannot endure , I'll not be wrapped up in those arms of thine . Now show it , if thou be a woman right , Embrace and kiss ...
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A comprehensive survey of the best poetry writtten in English, ranging across seven centuries from Chaucer to Heaney. Lightly annotated with clear explanations - one of the major advantages of this ... Read full review
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