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Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto I.
John Gay
You, who the sweets of rural life have known, Despise the ungrateful hurry of the town; In Windsor groves your easy hours employ, And, undistub'd, ...Rate it:

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Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto II.
John Gay
Now, sporting muse, draw in the flowing reins, Leave the clear streams a while for sunny plains. Should you the various arms and toils rehearse, An...Rate it:

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From Vergil's Fourth Georgic
Percy Bysshe Shelley
And the cloven waters like a chasm of mountains Stood, and received him in its mighty portal And led him through the deep’s untrampled fountains H...Rate it:

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Sonnet 53: In Martial Sports
Sir Philip Sidney
In martial sports I had my cunning tried, And yet to break more staves did me address: While, with the people's shouts, I must confess, Youth, l...Rate it:

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Canadian Sports and Games and Plays
James McIntyre
Burns sang of joys of Hallowe'en, But in Canada is oft seen By far more jolly times than these, At logging raising, paring bees, For here the youth...Rate it:

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Rural Elegance, An Ode to the Late Duchess of Somerset
William Shenstone
While orient skies restore the day, And dew-drops catch the lucid ray; Amid the sprightly scenes of morn Will aught the Muse inspire? Oh! peace to ...Rate it:

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Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids
William Cullen Bryant
Oh fairest of the rural maids! Thy birth was in the forest shades; Green boughs, and glimpses of the sky, Were all that met thy infant eye. Thy sp...Rate it:

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Rural Morning
John Clare
Soon as the twilight through the distant mist In silver hemmings skirts the purple east, Ere yet the sun unveils his smiles to view And dries the m...Rate it:

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Le Facteur rural
Maurice Rollinat
Par la traverse et par la route, Il abat kilomètre et lieue ; Et, quand il rentre à sa banlieue, Il est si tard qu’il n’y voit goutte. — Dans les ...Rate it:

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Rural Architecture
William Wordsworth
There's George Fisher, Charles Fleming, and Reginald Shore, Three rosy-cheeked school-boys, the highest not more Than the height of a counsellor'...Rate it:

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The Quiet Rural Church
Victor Marie Hugo
It was a humble church, with arches low, The church we entered there, Where many a weary soul since long ago Had past with plaint or prayer. Mourn...Rate it:

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The Lord of the Isles: Canto I.
Sir Walter Scott
Autumn departs - but still his mantle's fold Rests on the groves of noble Somerville, Beneath a shroud of russet dropp'd with gold, Tweed and his t...Rate it:

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. Canto I.
George Gordon Lord Byron
To Ianthe: Not in those climes where I have late been straying, Though Beauty long hath there been matchless deem'd; Not in those visions to the h...Rate it:

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Don Juan: Canto The Seventeenth
George Gordon Lord Byron
The world is full of orphans: firstly, those Who are so in the strict sense of the phrase (But many a lonely tree the loftier grows Than others ...Rate it:

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Orlando Furioso Canto 1
Ludovico Ariosto
CANTO 1 ARGUMENT Angelica, whom pressing danger frights, Flies in disorder through the greenwood shade. Rinaldo's horse escapes:...Rate it:

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Paradiso: Canto II
Dante Alighieri
Paradiso Canto 2 O Ye, who in some pretty little boat, Eager to listen, have been following Behind my ship, that singing sails along, Turn back ...Rate it:

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The Faerie Queene, Book I, Canto IV (excerpts)
Edmund Spenser
CANTO IIII To sinfull house of Pride, Duessa guides the faithfull knight, Where brothers death to wreak Sansjoy doth chalenge him t...Rate it:

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The Faerie Queene: Book I, Canto I
Edmund Spenser
THE FIRST BOOKE OF THE FAERIE QUEENE Contayning THE LEGENDE OF THE KNIGHT OF THE RED CROSSE, OR OF HOLINESSEProemi Lo I the man, whose Muse whi...Rate it:

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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: Canto I
Sir Walter Scott
Introduction. The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known ...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto IV.
Sir Walter Scott
An ancient minstrel sagely said, 'Where is the life which late we led?' That motley clown in Arden wood, Whom humorous Jaques with envy viewed, Not...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto VI.
Sir Walter Scott
Heap on more wood! the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still. Each age has deemed the new-born year Th...Rate it:

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Rokeby: Canto II.
Sir Walter Scott
I. Far in the chambers of the west, The gale had sigh'd itself to rest; The moon was cloudless now and clear, But pale, and soon to disappear. ...Rate it:

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The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto I
Richard Savage
Fain would my verse, Tyrconnel, boast thy name, Brownlow, at once my subject and my fame! Oh! could that spirit, which thy bosom warms, Whose stren...Rate it:

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The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto III
Richard Savage
Thus free our social time from morning flows, Till rising shades attempt the day to close. Thus my new friend: Behold the light's decay: Back to yo...Rate it:

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Orlando Furioso Canto 7
Ludovico Ariosto
ARGUMENT Rogero, as directed by the pair, The giantess Eriphila o'erthrows. That done, he to Alcina's labyrinth, where More than one knight is tied...Rate it:

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