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Jerusalem Delivered - Book 02 - part 01
Torquato Tasso
THE ARGUMENT. Ismeno conjures, but his charms are vain; Aladine will kill the Christians in his ire: Sophronia and Olindo would be slain To save th...Rate it:

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Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Power. Book III.
Matthew Prior
The Argument Solomon considers man through the several stages and conditions of life, and concludes, in general, that we are all miserable. He ref...Rate it:

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The Angel In The House. Book II. Canto VI.
Coventry Patmore
Preludes. I Love's Perversity How strange a thing a lover seems To animals that do not love! Lo, where he walks and talks in dreams, And flouts u...Rate it:

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Fingal - Book Vi
James Macpherson
ARGUMENT. Night comes on. Fingal gives a feast to his army, at which Swaran is present. The king commands Ullin his bard to give "the song of pea...Rate it:

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Jerusalem Delivered - Book 03 - part 04
Torquato Tasso
XLVI Three times he strove to view Heaven's golden ray, And raised him on his feeble elbow thrice, And thrice he tumbled on the lowly lay, And thre...Rate it:

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The Book of Urizen: Chapter IV
William Blake
a 1. Los smitten with astonishment Frightend at the hurtling bones 2. And at the surging sulphureous Perturbed Immortal mad raging 3. In whirlwi...Rate it:

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The Sixth Book Of Homer's Iliads
George Chapman
... To this great Hector said: "Be well assur'd, wife, all these things in my kind cares are weigh'd, But what a shame and fear it ...Rate it:

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Troilus And Criseyde: Book 05
Geoffrey Chaucer
Incipit Liber Quintus. Aprochen gan the fatal destinee That Ioves hath in disposicioun, And to yow, angry Parcas, sustren three, Committeth, to do...Rate it:

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Fingal - Book V
James Macpherson
ARGUMENT. Cuthullin and Connal still remain on the hill. Fingal and Swaran meet: the combat is described. Swaran is overcome, bound, and delivere...Rate it:

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Temora - Book VIII
James Macpherson
ARGUMENT. The fourth morning from the opening of the poem comes on Fingal, still continuing in the place to which he had retired on the preceding...Rate it:

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The Angel In The House. Book II. Canto II.
Coventry Patmore
Preludes. I The Changed Allegiance Watch how a bird, that captived sings, The cage set open, first looks out, Yet fears the freedom of his wings,...Rate it:

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The Brus Book VI
John Barbour
[Sir Ingram Umfraville praises the king; the men of Galloway pursue him with a tracker dog] The king is went till his logyng And off this deid ...Rate it:

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The Task: Book IV. -- The Winter Evening
William Cowper
Hark! ‘tis the twanging horn o’er yonder bridge, That with its wearisome but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her ...Rate it:

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Vertumnus and Pomona : Ovid's Metamorphoses, book 14 [v. 623-771]
Alexander Pope
The fair Pomona flourish'd in his reign; Of all the Virgins of the sylvan train, None taught the trees a nobler race to bear, Or more improv'd the ...Rate it:

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Jerusalem Delivered - Book 01 - part 06
Torquato Tasso
LXXI Aurora bright her crystal gates unbarred, And bridegroom-like forth stept the glorious sun, When trumpets loud and clarions shrill were heard,...Rate it:

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Jerusalem Delivered - Book 06 - part 08
Torquato Tasso
XCIX 'Thou must,' quoth she, 'be mine ambassador, Be wise, be careful, true, and diligent, Go to the camp, present thyself before The Prince Tancr...Rate it:

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Paradise Lost: Book 04
John Milton
O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud, Then when the Dragon, put to second rout, Came furious d...Rate it:

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The Brus Book II
John Barbour
[Bruce escapes to Lochmaben] The Bruys went till his innys swyth, Bot wyt ye weile he wes full blyth That he had gottyn that respyt. He callit...Rate it:

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The Brus Book XII
John Barbour
[The king prepares his division] Now Douglas furth his wayis tais, And in that selff tyme fell throw cais That the king off Ingland quhen he W...Rate it:

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The Brus Book XVI
John Barbour
[King Robert goes to Ireland] Quhen Schyr Edward, as Ik said ar, Had discomfyt Richard of Clar And of Irland all the barnage Thris throu his w...Rate it:

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The Iliad: Book VI (excerpt)
Alexander Pope
He said, and pass'd with sad presaging heart To seek his spouse, his soul's far dearer part; At home he sought her, but he sought in vain: Sh...Rate it:

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Translation From Virgil. Æneid, Book VIII. Line 18.
William Cowper
Thus Italy was moved -- nor did the chief Æneas in his mind less tumult feel. On every side his anxious thought he turns, Restless, unfix'd, not ...Rate it:

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Fingal - Book IV
James Macpherson
ARGUMENT. The action of the poem being suspended by night, Ossian takes the opportunity to relate his own actions at the lake of Lego, and his co...Rate it:

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Hyperion. Book I
John Keats
Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn, Far from the fiery noon, and eve's one star, Sat gray-hair'd Saturn...Rate it:

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Introduction (Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1835)
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
1. AND has my heart enough of song To give these pictured lines The poetry that must belong To what such art designs? The landscape, and the rui...Rate it:

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