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Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House
Anne Bradstreet
In silent night when rest I took For sorrow near I did not look I waked was with thund'ring noise And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice. That fearf...Rate it:

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His Meditation Upon Death
Robert Herrick
BE those few hours, which I have yet to spend, Blest with the meditation of my end; Though they be few in number, I'm content; If otherwise, I s...Rate it:

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Lines Inscribed Upon A Cup Formed From A Skull
George Gordon Lord Byron
Start not—nor deem my spirit fled: In me behold the only skull From which, unlike a living head, Whatever flows is never dull. I lived, I love...Rate it:

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Lines Left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree
William Wordsworth
Nay, Traveller! rest. This lonely Yew-tree stands Far from all human dwelling: what if here No sparkling rivulet spread the verdant herb? What i...Rate it:

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Meditation Upon The Day Before The Sun Rising
John Bunyan
But all this while, where's he whose golden rays Drives night away and beautifies our days? Where's he whose goodly face doth warm and heal, And sh...Rate it:

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Meditations Upon An Egg
John Bunyan
1. The egg's no chick by falling from the hen; Nor man a Christian, till he's born again. The egg's at first contained in the shell; Men, afore gr...Rate it:

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Michael Angelo In Reply To The Passage Upon His Staute Of Sleeping Night
William Wordsworth
'Night Speaks' GRATEFUL is Sleep, my life in stone bound fast; More grateful still: while wrong and shame shall last, On me can Time no happier st...Rate it:

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None Upon Earth I Desire Besides Thee
John Newton
How tedious and tasteless the hours, When Jesus no longer I see; Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flow'rs, Have lost all their sweetness wit...Rate it:

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Occasion'd By Seeing Some Verses Written By Mrs. Constantia Grierson, Upon The Death Of Her Son.
Mary Barber
This mourning Mother can with Ease explore The Arts of Latium, and the Grecian Store: Was early learn'd, nay more, was early wise; And knew the Pri...Rate it:

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On A Gentlewoman That Sung And Play'd Upon A Lute
William Strode
Be silent you still musique of the Sphears, And every sense make haste to be all ears, And give devout attention to her aires, To which the Gods do...Rate it:

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Orinda upon Little Hector Philips
Katherine Philips
. Twice forty months of Wedlock did I stay, Then had my vows crown'd with a Lovely boy, And yet in forty days he dropt away, O swift Visis...Rate it:

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Paris's Second Judgement, Upon The Three Daughters Of My De
Richard Lovelace
Behold! three sister-wonders, in whom met, Distinct and chast, the splendrous counterfeit Of Juno, Venus and the warlike Maid, Each in their three ...Rate it:

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Paris's Second Judgement, Upon The Three Daughters Of My Dear Brother Mr. R. Caesar.
Richard Lovelace
Behold! three sister-wonders, in whom met, Distinct and chast, the splendrous counterfeit Of Juno, Venus and the warlike Maid, Each in their three ...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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Song at the Feast of Brougham Castle upon the Restoration o
William Wordsworth
, High in the breathless Hall the Minstrel sate, And Emont's murmur mingled with the Song.-- The words of ancient time I thus translat...Rate it:

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The Author Upon Himself
Jonathan Swift
By an old ——pursued, A crazy prelate, and a royal prude; By dull divines, who look with envious eyes On ev'ry genius that attempts to rise; And pau...Rate it:

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The Delphic Oracle Upon Plotinus
William Butler Yeats
Behold that great Plotinus swim, Buffeted by such seas; Bland Rhadamanthus beckons him, But the Golden Race looks dim, Salt blood blocks his eyes. ...Rate it:

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The Indian Upon God
William Butler Yeats
I PASSED along the water's edge below the humid trees, My spirit rocked in evening light, the rushes round my knees, My spirit rocked in sleep and ...Rate it:

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To A Butterfly Resting Upon A Skull
Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Creature of air and light, Emblem of that which cannot die, Wilt thou not speed thy flight, To chase the south wind through the sunny sky? What lur...Rate it:

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To a Friend upon Overbury's wife given to her
Henry King
I know no fitter subject for your view Then this, a meditation ripe for you, As you for it. Which when you read you'l see What kind of wife your...Rate it:

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To a Lady Upon a Looking-Glass Sent
James Shirley
When this crystal shall present Your beauty to your eye, Think that lovely face was meant To dress another by. For not to make them proud, The...Rate it:

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To Dr. Richard Helsham Upon My Recovery From A Dangerous Fit Of Sickness.
Mary Barber
For fleeting Life recall'd, for Health restor'd, Be first the God of Life and Health ador'd; Whose boundless Mercy claims this Tribute due: And nex...Rate it:

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To Ellinda Upon His Late Recovery. A Paradox
Richard Lovelace
I. How I grieve that I am well! All my health was in my sicknes, Go then, Destiny, and tell, Very death is in this quicknes. ...Rate it:

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To his Friends of Christ-Church upon the mislike of the Marriage of the Arts acted at Woodstock
Henry King
But is it true, the Court mislik't the Play, That Christ-Church and the Arts have lost the day; That Ignoramus should so far excell, Their Hobby...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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