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- Autumn grows old: he, like some simple one, In Summer's castaway is strangely clad
- The collier's wife had four tall sons Brought from the pit's mouth dead, And crushed from foot to head
- From my own kind I only learn How foolish comfort is
- Thou shalt not laugh, thou shalt not romp, Let's grimly kiss with bated breath; As quietly and solemnly As Life when it is kissing Death.
- They sniffed, poor things, for their green fields, They cried so loud I could not sleep: For fifty thousand shillings down I would not sail again with sheep.
- Sweet Stay-at-Home, sweet Well-content, Thou knowest of no strange continent; Thou hast not felt thy bosom keep A gentle motion with the deep; Thou hast not sailed in Indian seas, Where scent comes forth in every breeze.
- What sweet, what happy days had I, When dreams made Time Eternity!
- It was the Rainbow gave thee birth, And left thee all her lovely hues
- Go you and, with such glorious hues, Live with proud peacocks in green parks
- I also love a quiet place That's green, away from all mankind; A lonely pool, and let a tree Sigh with her bosom over me.
- What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare
- No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance.
- this extraordinary and memorable being, who, for all his humility, bore about him something of the primitive splendour and directness of the Elizabethan age
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