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IMPOSSIBILITIES: TO HIS FRIEND
Robert Herrick
My faithful friend, if you can see The fruit to grow up, or the tree; If you can see the colour come Into the blushing pear or plum; If you can see...Rate it:

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A Song Of Impossibilities
Winthrop Mackworth Praed
LADY, I loved you all last year, How honestly and well -- Alas! would weary you to hear, And torture me to tell; I raved beneath the midnight s...Rate it:

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To His Noble Friend, Mr. Richard Lovelace, Upon His Poems
Andrew Marvell
Sir, Our times are much degenerate from those Which your sweet muse with your fair fortune chose, And as complexions alter with the climes, Our...Rate it:

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HIS AGE:DEDICATED TO HIS PECULIAR FRIEND,MR JOHN WICKES, UNDER THE NAME OFPOSTUMUS
Robert Herrick
Ah, Posthumus! our years hence fly And leave no sound: nor piety, Or prayers, or vow Can keep the wrinkle from the brow; But we must on, As fate ...Rate it:

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For A Gentleman, Who, Kissinge His Friend At His Departure Left A Signe Of Blood On Her
William Strode
What mystery was this; that I should finde My blood in kissing you to stay behinde? 'Twas not for want of color that requirde My blood for paynt: N...Rate it:

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To His Worthy Friend Doctor Witty Upon His Translation Of The Popular Errors
Andrew Marvell
Sit further, and make room for thine own fame, Where just desert enrolles thy honour'd Name The good Interpreter. Some in this task Take of the Cyp...Rate it:

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A Tried Friend, A True Friend
Madison Julius Cawein
A friend for you and a friend for me, A friend to understand; To cheer the way and help the day With heart as well as hand: With heart as well as h...Rate it:

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Is This Thy Kindness To Thy Friend (Christ A Redeemer And Friend)
John Newton
Poor, weak and worthless though I am I have a rich almighty friend; Jesus, the Saviour, is His Name; He freely loves, and without end. He ransome...Rate it:

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My friend attacks my friend!
Emily Dickinson
My friend attacks my friend! Oh Battle picturesque! Then I turn Soldier too, And he turns Satirist! How martial is this place! Had I a mighty gun I...Rate it:

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Prologue to His Royal Highness, Upon His First Appearance at the Duke's Theatre After His Return from Scotland.
John Dryden
In those cold regions which no summers cheer, Where brooding darkness covers half the year, To hollow caves the shivering natives go, Bears rang...Rate it:

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Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend
William Shenstone
I ne'er must tinge my lip with Celtic wines; The pomp of India must I ne'er display; Nor boast the produce of Peruvian mines; Nor with Italian soun...Rate it:

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To my Friend Mr. Motteux, on His Tragedy Called Beauty in Distress, Published in 1698
John Dryden
'Tis hard, my friend, to write in such an age, As damns not only poets, but the stage. That sacred art, by heaven itself infused, Which Moses, D...Rate it:

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To his unconstant Friend
Henry King
But say thou very woman, why to me This fit of weakness and inconstancie? What forfeit have I made of word or vow, That I am rack't on thy displ...Rate it:

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To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve On His Commedy Call'd The Double Dealer
John Dryden
Well then; the promis'd hour is come at last; The present age of wit obscures the past: Strong were our sires; and as they fought they writ, Conqu'...Rate it:

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A PARANAETICALL, OR ADVISIVE VERSETO HIS FRIEND, MR JOHN WICKS
Robert Herrick
Is this a life, to break thy sleep, To rise as soon as day doth peep? To tire thy patient ox or ass By noon, and let thy good days pass, Not knowin...Rate it:

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Answer To Some Elegant Verses Sent By A Friend To The Author, Complaining That One Of His Descriptions Was Rather Too Warmly Drawn
George Gordon Lord Byron
'But if any old lady, knight, priest or physician Should condemn me for printing a second edition; If good Madam Squintum my work should abuse, Ma...Rate it:

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AN EPITAPH On his most honoured Friend Richard Earl of Dorset
Henry King
Let no profane ignoble foot tread neer This hallow'd peece of earth, Dorset lies here. A small sad relique of a noble spirit, Free as the air, a...Rate it:

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To My Dear Friend Mr. E[ldred] R[evett]. On His Poems Moral
Richard Lovelace
Cleft as the top of the inspired hill, Struggles the soul of my divided quill, Whilst this foot doth the watry mount aspire, That Sinai's living an...Rate it:

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To My Dear Friend Mr. E[ldred] R[evett]. On His Poems Moral And Divine
Richard Lovelace
Cleft as the top of the inspired hill, Struggles the soul of my divided quill, Whilst this foot doth the watry mount aspire, That Sinai's living an...Rate it:

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Picture of a 23-year-old Youth Painted by His Friend of the Same Age, an Amature
Constantine P. Cavafy
He finished the painting yesterday noon. Now he studies it in detail. He has painted him in a gray unbuttoned coat, a deep gray; without any vest o...Rate it:

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To A Noble Friend In His Sickness
Sir Henry Wotton
Untimely Feaver, rude insulting guest, How didst thou with such unharmonious heat Dare to distune his well-composed rest; Whose heart so just and n...Rate it:

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To my Friend Mr. John Fletcher, upon his Faithful Sheperdess
Francis Beaumont
I know too well, that, no more than the man, That travels through the burning desarts, can, When he is beaten with the raging sun, Half-smother'd w...Rate it:

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To My Worthy Friend Mr. Peter Lilly: On That Excellent Picture Of His Majesty And The Duke Of York, Drawne By Him At Hampton- Court
Richard Lovelace
See! what a clouded majesty, and eyes Whose glory through their mist doth brighter rise! See! what an humble bravery doth shine, And griefe trium...Rate it:

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To A Friend On His Nuptials
Matthew Prior
When Jove lay bless'd in his Alcmæna's charms, Three nights in one he press'd her in his arms; The sun lay set, and conscious nature strove To shad...Rate it:

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To Chloe, Courting Her For His Friend
Richard Lovelace
I. Chloe, behold! againe I bowe: Againe possest, againe I woe; From my heat hath taken fire Damas, noble youth, and fries, Gazing with one of...Rate it:

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