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Discontent And Quarrelling
Charles Lamb
JANE. Miss Lydia every day is drest Better than I am in my best White cambric-muslin frock. I wish I had one made of clear Worked lawn, or leno ver...Rate it:

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The Famous Speech-Maker Of England Or Baron (Alias Barren) Lovel’s Charge At The Assizes At Exon, April 5, 1710
Jonathan Swift
From London to Exon, By special direction, Came down the world's wonder, Sir Salathiel Blunder, With a quoif on his head As heavy as lead; And thus...Rate it:

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The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part II.
John Dryden
“Dame,” said the Panther, “times are mended well, Since late among the Philistines you fell. The toils were pitched, a spacious tract of ground ...Rate it:

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When Stretch'd on One's Bed
Jane Austen
When stretch'd on one's bed With a fierce-throbbing head, Which preculdes alike thought or repose, How little one cares For the grandest affair...Rate it:

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Blind
James Whitcomb Riley
You think it is a sorry thing That I am blind. Your pitying Is welcome to me; yet indeed, I think I have but little need Of it. Though you may marv...Rate it:

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In The First Elective Ministry
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
In the neolithic age of our Australia, long ago, There dwelt a wise old chieftain, as you probably don't know; His royal tastes and habits I won't ...Rate it:

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Jerusalem Delivered - Book 06 - part 06
Torquato Tasso
LXXI 'O spotless virgin,' Honor thus began, 'That my true lore observed firmly hast, When with thy foes thou didst in bondage won, Remember then I...Rate it:

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Lent
George Herbert
Welcome dear feast of Lent: who loves not thee, He loves not Temperance, or Authority, But is compos'd of passion. The Scriptures bid us fast; t...Rate it:

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Man
George Herbert
My God, I heard this day, That none doth build a stately habitation, But he that means to dwell therein. What house more stately hath there been...Rate it:

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Otho The Great - Act IV
John Keats
SCENE I. AURANTHE'S Apartment. AURANTHE and CONRAD discovered. Conrad. Well, well, I know what ugly jeopardy We are cag'd in; you need not pester...Rate it:

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PARADOX. That it is best for a Young Maid to marry an Old Man
Henry King
Fair one, why cannot you an old man love? He may as useful, and more constant prove. Experience shews you that maturer years Are a security agai...Rate it:

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THE DIRGE OF JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER:SUNG BY THE VIRGINS
Robert Herrick
O thou, the wonder of all days! O paragon, and pearl of praise! O Virgin-martyr, ever blest Above the rest Of all the maiden-train! We come, And b...Rate it:

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The Patient Countess. - extracted from Albion's England
William Warner
Impatience chaungeth smoke to flame, but jealousie is hell; Some wives by patience have reduc'd ill husbands to live well: As did the ladie of an e...Rate it:

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The World In The House
Jane Taylor
PILGRIMS who journey in the narrow way, Should go as little cumbered as they may. 'Tis heavy sailing with a freighted ship ; 'Tis pleasant travelli...Rate it:

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To A Lady Who Commanded Me To Send Her An Account In Verse
Mary Barber
How I succeed, you kindly ask; Yet set me on a grievous Task, When you oblige me to rehearse, The Censures past upon my Verse. Tho' I with Pleasur...Rate it:

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West by North Again
Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant
We've drunk our wine, we've kissed our girls, and funds are sinking low, The horses must be thinking it's a fair thing now to go; Sling the swags o...Rate it:

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McGonagall's Ode to the King
William Topaz McGonagall
Oh! God, I thank Thee for restoring King Edward the Seventh's health again, And let all his subjects throughout the Empire say Amen; May God guard ...Rate it:

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Amyntor's Grove, His Chloris, Arigo, And Gratiana. An Elogie
Richard Lovelace
It was Amyntor's Grove, that Chloris For ever ecchoes, and her glories; Chloris, the gentlest sheapherdesse, That ever lawnes and lambes did blesse...Rate it:

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An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland
Andrew Marvell
The forward youth that would appear Must now forsake his Muses dear, Nor in the shadows sing His numbers languishing. 'Tis time to leave the bo...Rate it:

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Belphegor Addressed To Miss De Chammelay
La Fontaine
YOUR name with ev'ry pleasure here I place, The last effusions of my muse to grace. O charming Phillis! may the same extend Through time's dark nig...Rate it:

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Charms of Precedence - A Tale
William Shenstone
'Sir, will you please to walk before?'- 'No, pray, Sir-you are next the door.'- 'Upon mine honour, I'll not stir.'- 'Sir, I'm at home; consider, Si...Rate it:

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Corinna's Going A-Maying
Robert Herrick
Get up, get up for shame, the blooming Morn Upon her wings presents the god unshorn. See how Aurora throws her fair Fresh-quilted colours t...Rate it:

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Cromwell's Return
Andrew Marvell
An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return From Ireland The forward youth that would appear Must now forsake his muses dear, Nor in the shadows sing...Rate it:

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Don Juan: Canto The Fifteenth
George Gordon Lord Byron
Ah!--What should follow slips from my reflection; Whatever follows ne'ertheless may be As à-propos of hope or retrospection, As though the lurking...Rate it:

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Don Juan: Canto The Tenth
George Gordon Lord Byron
When Newton saw an apple fall, he found In that slight startle from his contemplation-- 'Tis said (for I 'll not answer above ground For any sage's...Rate it:

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