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Paradise Lost: Book 02
John Milton
High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth or Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her ...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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Paradise Lost: Book 12
John Milton
As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed; so here the Arch-Angel paused Betwixt the world destroyed and world restored, If ...Rate it:

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Phantasmagoria CANTO V ( Byckerment )
Lewis Carroll
"DON'T they consult the 'Victims,' though?" I said. "They should, by rights, Give them a chance - because, you know, The tastes of people differ so...Rate it:

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Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord
Isaac Watts
O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous great Is thine exalted name! The glories of thy heav'nly state Let men and babes proclaim. When I behold thy works ...Rate it:

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Quantum Walk
Xiaoyuan Yin
Man with [ginger-hued fingers][standard biological clock][recluse mind][decrepit lungs] Man with [jade-hued fingers][Oversped biological clock][mod...Rate it:

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Religio Laici
John Dryden
(OR A LAYMAN'S FAITH) Dim, as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wand'ring travellers, Is reason to the soul; and ...Rate it:

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Runic Verses
George Borrow
O the force of Runic verses, O the mighty strength of song Cannot baffle all the curses Which to mortal state belong. Slaughter’d chiefs, that bur...Rate it:

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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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Satire I
John Donne
Away thou fondling motley humorist, Leave mee, and in this standing woodden chest, Consorted with these few bookes, let me lye In prison, and he...Rate it:

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Satire On The Dutch
John Dryden
As needy gallants, in the scrivener's hands, Court the rich knaves that gripe their mortgaged lands; The first fat buck of all the season's sent,...Rate it:

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Satyr VI. The Spleen
Thomas Parnell
Hail to the sacred silence of this Grove Hail to the greens below the greens above Oft have I found beneath these shady trees A reall in imaginary ...Rate it:

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Sleep of the Body the Soul's Awakening
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Every night Thou freest our spirits from the body And its snare, making them pure as rased tablets. Every night spirits are released from this cage...Rate it:

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Sonnet 64:
William Shakespeare
When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd The rich proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-ras'd And brass etern...Rate it:

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Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
William Shakespeare
When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-razed And brass etern...Rate it:

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Suche Waiwarde Waies Hath Love That Moste Parte In Discorde
Henry Howard
Suche waiwarde waies hath love that moste parte in discorde; Our willes do stand wherby our hartes but seldom dooth accorde. Disceyte is his deli...Rate it:

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Tale V
George Crabbe
THE PATRON. A Borough-Bailiff, who to law was train'd, A wife and sons in decent state maintain'd, He had his way in life's rough ocean steer'd An...Rate it:

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Tale XIX
George Crabbe
THE CONVERT. Some to our Hero have a hero's name Denied, because no father's he could claim; Nor could his mother with precision state A full fair...Rate it:

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Tale XVI
George Crabbe
THE CONFIDANT. Anna was young and lovely--in her eye The glance of beauty, in her cheek the dye: Her shape was slender, and her features small, Bu...Rate it:

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The
Anonymous Americas
A pair of very chubby legs Encased in scarlet hose; A pair of little stubby boots With rather doubtful toes; A little kilt, a little coat, Cut as a...Rate it:

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The Apology
Charles Churchill
ADDRESSED TO THE CRITICAL REVIEWERS. Tristitiam et Metus.--HORACE. Laughs not the heart when giants, big with pride, Assume the pompous port, the...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 Battle Of The Lake Regillus
Thomas Babbington Macaulay
A Lay Sung at the Feast of Castor and Pollux on the Ides of Quintilis in the year of the City CCCCLI. I. Ho, trumpets, sound a war-note! Ho, licto...Rate it:

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The Bishop Orders His Tomb
Robert Browning
Vanity, saith the preacher, vanity! Draw round my bed: is Anselm keeping back? Nephews - sons mine . . . ah God, I know not! Well-- She, men would ...Rate it:

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The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Ssaint Praxed's Church, Rome
Robert Browning
Vanity, saith the preacher, vanity! Draw round my bed: is Anselm keeping back? Nephews--sons mine . . . ah God, I know not! Well-- ...Rate it:

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