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The Lover And The Moon
Paul Laurence Dunbar
A LOVER whom duty called over the wave, With himself communed: 'Will my love be true If left to herself? Had I better not sue Some friend to watch ...Rate it:

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Up And Down Old Brandywine
James Whitcomb Riley
Up and down old Brandywine, In the days 'at's past and gone-- With a dad-burn hook-and line And a saplin' pole--swawn! I've had more fun, to the sq...Rate it:

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Hermann And Dorothea - VIII. Melpomene
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
HERMANN AND DOROTHEA. So tow'rd the sun, now fast sinking to rest, the two walk'd together, Whilst he veil'd himself deep in clouds which thunder ...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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Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Student's Tale; Emma and Eginhard
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When Alcuin taught the sons of Charlemagne, In the free schools of Aix, how kings should reign, And with them taught the children of the poor How s...Rate it:

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Tarquin And Tullia
John Dryden
In times when princes cancelled nature's law, And declarations which themselves did draw; When children used their parents to dethrone, And gnaw...Rate it:

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The Pastoral, The Elegy, The Ode, And The Epigram
Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux
As A fair nymph, when rising from her bed, With sparkling diamonds dresses not her head, But without gold, or pearl, or costly scents, Gathers from...Rate it:

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The Staff and Scrip
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“Who rules these lands?” the Pilgrim said. “Stranger, Queen Blanchelys.” “And who has thus harried them?” he said. “It was Duke Luke did this: God'...Rate it:

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Yesterday and Today XII
Khalil Gibran
The gold-hoarder walked in his palace park and with him walked his troubles. And over his head hovered worries as a vulture hovers over a carcass, ...Rate it:

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Of the Mean and Sure Estate
Sir Thomas Wyatt
My mother's maids, when they did sew and spin, They sang sometime a song of the field mouse, That, for because her livelood was but thin, ...Rate it:

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Alexander And Zenobia
Anne Brontë
Fair was the evening and brightly the sun Was shining on desert and grove, Sweet were the breezes and balmy the flowers And cloudle...Rate it:

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Cadenus And Vanessa
Jonathan Swift
THE shepherds and the nymphs were seen Pleading before the Cyprian Queen. The counsel for the fair began Accusing the false creature, man. The brie...Rate it:

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Henry And Emma. A Poem.
Matthew Prior
Upon the Model of The Nut-Brown Maid. To Cloe. Thou, to whose eyes I bend, at whose command (Though low my voice, though artless be my hand. I tak...Rate it:

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Julian and Maddalo (excerpt)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I rode one evening with Count Maddalo Upon the bank of land which breaks the flow Of Adria towards Venice: a bare strand Of hillocks, ...Rate it:

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The Marriage Of Tirzah And Ahirad
Thomas Babbington Macaulay
IT is the dead of night: Yet more than noonday light Beams far and wide from many a gorgeous hall. Unnumbered harps are tinkling, Unnumbered la...Rate it:

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The Norsemen ( From Narrative and Legendary Poems )
John Greenleaf Whittier
. GIFT from the cold and silent Past! A relic to the present cast, Left on the ever-changing strand Of shifting and unstable sand, Which wast...Rate it:

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The Pig and the Rooster
Clement Clarke Moore
On a warm sunny day, in the midst of July, A lazy young pig lay stretched out in his sty, Like some of his betters, most solemnly thinking That the...Rate it:

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The Shadow And The Light
John Greenleaf Whittier
The fourteen centuries fall away Between us and the Afric saint, And at his side we urge, to-day, The immemorial quest and old complaint. No outwa...Rate it:

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Ferdinando and Elvira
William Schwenck Gilbert
PART I. At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper One whom I will call ELVIRA, and we talked of love and TUPPER, MR. TUPPER and the ...Rate it:

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Hafbur And Signy
William Morris
TRANSLATED FROM THE DANISH. King Hafbur & King Siward They needs must stir up strife, All about the sweetling Signy Who was so fair a wife. O wilt...Rate it:

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Lord and Lady Derby
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The times are peaceful, and we know No unsheathed sword, no bended bow; No more upon the quiet night Flashes the beacon’s sudden light, No more the...Rate it:

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My Soul And I
John Greenleaf Whittier
Stand still, my soul, in the silent dark I would question thee, Alone in the shadow drear and stark With God and me! What, my soul, was thy errand...Rate it:

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Poetry And Reality
Jane Taylor
THE worldly minded, cast in common mould, With all his might pursuing fame or gold, And towards that goal too vehemently hurled To waste a thought ...Rate it:

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Sigismond And Guiscardo. From Boccace
John Dryden
While Norman Tancred in Salerno reigned, The title of a gracious Prince he gained; Till turned a tyrant in his latter days, He lost the lustre of h...Rate it:

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The Cock And The Bull
Charles Stuart Calverley
You see this pebble-stone? It’s a thing I bought Of a bit of a chit of a boy i’ the mid o’ the day — I like to dock the smaller parts-o’-speech, As...Rate it:

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