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Excerpt from Speke, Parrot
John Skelton
Parotte. So many morall maters,* and so lytell vsyd ; So myche newe makyng,* and so madd tyme spente ; So myche translacion in to Englyshe co...Rate it:

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Speke Hall
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
O, fair old house—how Time doth honour thee, Giving thee what to-day may never gain, Of long respect and ancient poesy ; The yew-trees at thy doo...Rate it:

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Deborah's Parrot, a Village Tale
Mary Darby Robinson
'Twas in a little western town An ancient Maiden dwelt: Her name was MISS, or MISTRESS, Brown, Or DEBORAH, or DEBBY: She Was doom'd a Spinster pure...Rate it:

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The Parrot and the Billy-Goat
Henry Clay Work
There were no romping children at Doctor Quibble's door; Long past the silver wedding, no toys lay on the floor, But to relieve her longings, to so...Rate it:

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I Have A Poll Parrot
Christina Georgina Rossetti
I have a Poll parrot, And Poll is my doll, And my nurse is Polly, And my sister Poll. ‘Polly!’ cried Polly, ‘Don't tear Polly, dolly’ - While...Rate it:

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The Parrot
William Cowper
In painted plumes superbly dress'd, A native of the gorgeous east, By many a billow toss'd; Poll gains at length the British shore, Part of the cap...Rate it:

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The Smoker Parrot
John Shaw Neilson
He has the full moon on his breast, The moonbeams are about hs wing; He has the colours of a king. I see him floating unto rest When all eyes w...Rate it:

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Davideis: A Sacred Poem Of The Troubles Of David (excerpt)
Abraham Cowley
BOOK I (excerpt) I sing the man who Judah's sceptre bore In that right hand which held the crook before; Who from best poet, best of ki...Rate it:

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The Pleasures of Hope (excerpt)
Thomas Campbell
PART I (excerpt) ... Where barbarous hordes on Scythian mountains roam, Truth, Mercy, Freedom, yet shall find a home; Where'er degraded Na...Rate it:

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The Dead Come Home: Excerpt
Edward Harrington
'We answered to the call to arms, unquestioning and blind, We trusted to the promises of those we left behind. We gave our lives ungrudgingly. we d...Rate it:

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The King's Quire (excerpt)
James I of Scotland
... Bewailing in my chamber thus allone, Despeir{.e}d of all joye and remedye, For-tirit of my thoght, and wo begone, Unto the wyndow...Rate it:

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A Moral Alphabet (excerpt)
Hilaire Belloc
D: The Dreadful Dinotherium he Will have to do his best for D. The early world observed with awe His back, indented like a saw. His look was ga...Rate it:

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A Nupial Eve (excerpt)
Sydney Thompson Dobell
The murmur of the mourning ghost That keeps the shadowy kine, "Oh, Keith of Ravelston, The sorrows of thy line!" Ravelston, Ravel...Rate it:

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A Vote (excerpt)
Abraham Cowley
... This only grant me: that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, ...Rate it:

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Ah! Where Are Hours Departed Fled? (excerpt)
Walther von der Vogelweide
Ah! where are hours departed fled? Is life a dream, or true indeed? Did all my heart hath fashioned From fancy's visitings proceed? Yes! I have sle...Rate it:

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Argentile and Curan. - Albion's England (excerpt)
William Warner
The Brutons thus departed hence, seven kingdoms here begun,-- Where diversely in divers broils the Saxons lost and won,-- King Edel and king ...Rate it:

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At A Vatican Exercise (excerpt)
John Milton
The Latin speeches ended, the English thus began Hail native language, that by sinews weak Didst move my first endeavouring tongue to spea...Rate it:

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Dream-Pedlary (excerpt)
Thomas Lovell Beddoes
If there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life's fres...Rate it:

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Du Bartas, His Divine Weeks and Works (excerpt)
Joshua Sylvester
... --2-- But ev'n as many (or more) quarrels cumber --2-- Th' old heathen schools about the heavens' number. --2-- One holds but one;...Rate it:

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Endymion: A Poetic Romance (Excerpt)
John Keats
BOOK I A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A ...Rate it:

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English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (excerpt)
George Gordon Lord Byron
Time was, ere yet in these degenerate days Ignoble themes obtain'd mistaken praise, When sense and wit with poesy allied, No fabl'd graces...Rate it:

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Epipsychidion (excerpt)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Emily, A ship is floating in the harbour now, A wind is hovering o'er the mountain's brow; There is a path on the sea's azure floor, ...Rate it:

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Epistle to J. Lapraik (excerpt)
Robert Burns
I am nae poet, in a sense, But just a rhymer like by chance, An' hae to learning nae pretence; Yet what the matter? Whene'er my...Rate it:

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Excerpt From Dialogue With 'The World'
Walther von der Vogelweide
Too well thy weakness have I proved; Now would I leave thee; - it is time - Good night! to thee, oh world, good night! I haste me to my home. ...Rate it:

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For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry (excerpt, Jubilate Agno)
Christopher Smart
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him. For at the first glance of the glory of Go...Rate it:

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