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The Irish Avatar
George Gordon Lord Byron
'And Ireland, like a bastinadoed elephant, kneeling to receive the paltry rider.'~Curran. Ere the daughter of Brunswick is cold in her grave, And...Rate it:

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The Kosa
Thomas Pringle
The free-born Kosa still doth hold The fields his fathers held of old; With club and spear, in jocund ranks, Still hunts the elk by Chumi's banks: ...Rate it:

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The Last Thing I Did Before Going Off To Sleep
Nikhil Parekh
The last thing that a donkey did before going off to sleep; was to kick loads of dust in vicinity; swish its tail wildly in sheer contentment, Th...Rate it:

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The Maple Tree
John Clare
The Maple with its tassell flowers of green That turns to red, a stag horn shapèd seed Just spreading out its scallopped leaves is seen, Of yellow...Rate it:

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The Mores
John Clare
Far spread the moorey ground a level scene Bespread with rush and one eternal green That never felt the rage of blundering plough Though centurys w...Rate it:

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The Night Was Still Alive
Nikhil Parekh
The butter was still fresh; with adorable crusts of cream oozing poignantly from its molten persona, The rose was still blossoming; with its ravi...Rate it:

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The Petition for an Absolute Retreat
Anne Kingsmill Finch
Give me, O indulgent Fate! Give me yet before I die A sweet, but absolute retreat, 'Mongst paths so lost and trees so high That the world may ne'e...Rate it:

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The Queen Of Prussia's Tomb
Felicia Dorothea Hemans
In sweet pride upon that insult keen She smiled; then drooping mute and broken-hearted, To the cold comfort of the grave departed. ~ Milman. It s...Rate it:

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The Return
Edith Nesbit
The grass was gray with the moonlit dew, The stones were white as I came through; I came down the path by the thirteen yews, Through the blocks of ...Rate it:

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The Shakedown on the Floor
Henry Lawson
Set me back for twenty summers— For I’m tired of cities now— Set my feet in red-soil furrows And my hands upon the plough, With the two ‘Black Brot...Rate it:

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The Shepherd's Calendar - June
John Clare
Now summer is in flower and natures hum Is never silent round her sultry bloom Insects as small as dust are never done Wi' glittering dance and ree...Rate it:

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The Song Of Hiawatha XXII: Hiawatha's Departure
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By the shore of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, At the doorway of his wigwam, In the pleasant Summer morning, Hiawatha stood and waited...Rate it:

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The Spirit Of Discovery By Sea - Book The First
William Lisle Bowles
Awake a louder and a loftier strain! Beloved harp, whose tones have oft beguiled My solitary sorrows, when I left The scene of happier hours, and w...Rate it:

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The Star Splitter
Robert Frost
`You know Orion always comes up sideways. Throwing a leg up over our fence of mountains, And rising on his hands, he looks in on me Busy outdoor...Rate it:

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The Tea Shop
Ezra Pound
The girl in the tea shop Is not so beautiful as she was, The August has worn against her. She does not get up the stairs so eagerly; Yes, she also ...Rate it:

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The Troubadour. Canto 3 G (Elvira)
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
    THE arch was past, the crimson gleam Of morning fell upon the stream, And flash'd upon the dazzled eye The day-break of a summer sky; And they ...Rate it:

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The Troubadour. Canto 4 B (Adeline)
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
And where was RAYMOND , where was he? Borne homeward o'er the rapid sea, While sunny days and favouring gales Brought welcome speed to the white sa...Rate it:

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The Voice
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I dreamed a Voice, of one God-authorised, Cried loudly thro’ the world, ‘Disarm! Disarm! ’ And there was consernation in the camps; And men who s...Rate it:

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The Zenana - 6 The Raki
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The song was o’er, but yet the strings Made melancholy murmurings; She wandered on from air to air, Changeful as fancies when they bear The impress...Rate it:

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Thoughts On The Works Of Providence
Phillis Wheatley
A R I S E, my soul, on wings enraptur'd, rise To praise the monarch of the earth and skies, Whose goodness and benificence appear As round its cent...Rate it:

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TO PHILLIS, TO LOVE AND LIVE WITH HIM
Robert Herrick
TO PHILLIS, TO LOVE AND LIVE WITH HIM Live, live with me, and thou shalt see The pleasures I'll prepare for thee: What sweets the country can affo...Rate it:

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To the Old Gods
Muriel Stuart
O YE, who rode the gales of Sicily, Sandalled with flame, Spread on the pirate winds; o ye who broke No wind-flower as ye came-- Though Pelion ...Rate it:

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Tortoise Shout
David Herbert Lawrence
I thought he was dumb, I said he was dumb, Yet I've heard him cry. First faint scream, Out of life's unfathomable dawn, Far off, so far, like...Rate it:

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Vertumnus and Pomona : Ovid's Metamorphoses, book 14 [v. 623-771]
Alexander Pope
The fair Pomona flourish'd in his reign; Of all the Virgins of the sylvan train, None taught the trees a nobler race to bear, Or more improv'd the ...Rate it:

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Violence
Nikhil Parekh
Horrendously weird was not the term to describe it; speak about it even an inconspicuous trifle, Satanically ghastly was not the image that befit...Rate it:

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