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The wheels composed of crickets ' bones , And daintily made for the nonce , For fear of rattling on the stones , With thistledown they shod it ; For all her maidens much did fear , If Oberon had chanced to hear , That Mab his queen ...
The stag now conscious of his fatal growth , At once indulgent to his fear and sloth , To some dark covert his retreat had made , Where nor man's eye . nor heaven's should invade His soft repose ; when th'unexpected sound Of dogs ...
For hunger or for love they fight and tear , Whilst wretched man is still in arms for fear . For fear he arms , and is of arms afraid , By fear , to fear , successively betrayed ; Base fear , the source whence his best passions came ...
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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
John Gower c 13301408
John Lydgate c 13701449
Henry Howard Earl of Surrey c 151747 3135
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