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The Wish, By a Young Lady by Laetitia Pilkington

I ask not wit, nor beauty do I crave, Nor wealth, nor pompous titles wish to have; But since, ’tis doomed through all degrees of life, Whether a daughter, sister, or a wife; That females should the stronger males obey, … Continue reading

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Hope by Emily Jane Brontë

Hope was but a timid friend; She sat without the grated den, Watching how my fate would tend, Even as selfish-hearted men. She was cruel in her fear; Through the bars, one dreary day, I looked out to see her … Continue reading

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The Verdicts by Rudyard Kipling

(Jutland)

 1916 Not in the thick of the fight, Not in the press of the odds, Do the heroes come to their height, Or we know the demi-gods. That stands over till peace. We can only perceive Men returned from … Continue reading

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The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

My love is of a birth as rare As ’tis for object strange and high; It was begotten by Despair Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing Where feeble Hope could ne’er have flown, But … Continue reading

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The Destroyer of a Soul by Lionel Johnson

To ———— I hate you with a necessary hate. First, I sought patience: passionate was she: My patience turned in very scorn of me, That I should dare forgive a sin so great, As this, through which I sit disconsolate; … Continue reading

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