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Sonnet 64 by William Shakespeare

When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defac’d The rich proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-ras’d And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage … Continue reading

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In Neglect by Robert Frost

They leave us so to the way we took, As two in whom they were proved mistaken, That we sit sometimes in the wayside nook, With mischievous, vagrant, seraphic look, And try if we cannot feel forsaken. Robert Frost 1874–1963

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The End by A. A. Milne

When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not much more. When I was five, I was just … Continue reading

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On Donne’s Poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots, Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots; Rhyme’s sturdy cripple, fancy’s maze and clue, Wit’s forge and fire-blast, meaning’s press and screw. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 — 1834

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The Way of the World (excerpt) by William Congreve

Mrs Marwood from Act ii Scene i True, ’tis an unhappy circumstance of life, That love should ever die before us; And that the man so often should outlive the lover. But say what you will, ’Tis better to be … Continue reading

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Choosing a Name by Charles and Mary Lamb

I have got a new-born sister; I was nigh the first that kissed her. When the nursing-woman brought her To papa, his infant daughter, How papa’s dear eyes did glisten! She will shortly be to christen: And papa has made … Continue reading

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Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae fareweel, and then forever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage thee. Who shall say that Fortune grieves him, While the star of hope she leaves … Continue reading

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