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Elegy by Chidiock Tichborne

Written on the eve of the poet’s execution My prime of youth is but a frost of cares, My feast of joy is but a dish of pain, My crop of corn is but a field of tares, And all … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

I He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead, The poor dead woman whom he loved, And murdered in her … Continue reading

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