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Charity
William Cowper
Fairest and foremost of the train that wait On man's most dignified and happiest state, Whether we name thee Charity or Love, Chief grace below, an...Rate it:

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. Canto IV.
George Gordon Lord Byron
I. I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke...Rate it:

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Cobbler Keezar's Vision
John Greenleaf Whittier
The beaver cut his timber With patient teeth that day, The minks were fish-wards, and the crows Surveyors of highway,- When Keezar sat on the hill...Rate it:

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Confused and Distraught
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Again I am raging, I am in such a state by your soul that every bond you bind, I break, by your soul. I am like heaven, like the moon, like a cand...Rate it:

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Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O let the soul her slumbers break, Let thought be quickened, and awake; Awake to see How soon this life is past and gone, And death comes softly st...Rate it:

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David
Thomas Parnell
My thought, on views of admiration hung, Intently ravish'd and depriv'd of tongue, Now darts a while on earth, a while in air, Here mov'd with prai...Rate it:

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Death Of Gen. Jackson - An Eulogy
George Moses Horton
Hark! from the mighty Hero's tomb, I hear a voice proclaim! A sound which fills the world with gloom, But magnifies his name. His flight from ...Rate it:

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Dedication
Charles Churchill
To Churchill's Sermons. The manuscript of this unfinished poem was found among the few papers Churchill left behind him. Health to great Glo'ster...Rate it:

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Demeter and Persephone
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Faint as a climate-changing bird that flies All night across the darkness, and at dawn Falls on the threshold of her native land, And can no more, ...Rate it:

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Donna Mi Prega
Ezra Pound
Because a lady asks me, I would tell Of an affect that comes often and is fell And is so overweening; Love by name. E'en its deniers can now hear t...Rate it:

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Eclogue
John Donne
ALLOPHANES. UNSEASONABLE man, statue of ice, What could to countries solitude entice Thee, in this year's cold and decrepit time ? Nature's i...Rate it:

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Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested By His Situation
William Shenstone
Born near the scene for Kenelm's fate renown'd, I take my plaintive reed, and range the grove, And raise my lay, and bid the rocks resound The sava...Rate it:

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ElegyXI: The Bracelet
John Donne
NOT that in colour it was like thy hair, For armlets of that thou mayst let me wear ; Nor that thy hand it oft embraced and kiss'd, For so it had t...Rate it:

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Elijah's Mantle
George Canning
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM PITT. When, by th' Almighty's dread command Elijah, call'd from Israel's land, Rose in the sacre...Rate it:

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English Thornton
Edgar Lee Masters
Here! You sons of the men Who fought with Washington at Valley Forge, And whipped Black Hawk at Starved Rock, Arise! Do battle with the descendants...Rate it:

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Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart.
Samuel Johnson
Thou who survey'st these walls with curious eye, Pause at this tomb where Hanmer's ashes lie; His various worth through varied life attend, And lea...Rate it:

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Find Me A Girl?
Nikhil Parekh
Find me a girl in today's world; who loves you solely for your amazingly bohemian behavior; without the tiniest of slang or ostentation adorning yo...Rate it:

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Fit the Fifth ( Hunting of the Snark )
Lewis Carroll
The Beaver's Lesson They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with ...Rate it:

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From the Hymn of Empedocles
Matthew Arnold
IS it so small a thing To have enjoy'd the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to...Rate it:

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Gilded Gold
Francis Thompson
Thou dost to rich attire a grace, To let it deck itself with thee, And teachest pomp strange cunning ways To be thought simplicity. But lilies, sto...Rate it:

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Hermann And Dorothea - IX. Urania
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CONCLUSION. O YE Muses, who gladly favour a love that is heartfelt, Who on his way the excellent youth have hitherto guided, Who have press'd the ...Rate it:

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Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad
George Chapman
Now was bright Hero weary of the day, Thought an Olympiad in Leander's stay. Sol and the soft-foot Hours hung on his arms, And would not let him sw...Rate it:

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Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats through unseen among us, -- visiting This various world with as inconstant wing As summer winds that c...Rate it:

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I would and I would not
Sir Edward Dyer
I woulde it were not as it is Or that I cared not yea or no; I woulde I thoughte it not amiss, Or that amiss mighte blamles goo; I woulde I were, ...Rate it:

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In Imitation of E. of Rochester : On Silence
Alexander Pope
I. Silence! coeval with Eternity; Thou wert, ere Nature's-self began to be, 'Twas one vast Nothing, all, and all slept fast in thee. II. Thine w...Rate it:

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