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John Milton: Paradise Lost – Book 2

  John Milton Paradise Lost Book 2 High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth or Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, …

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John Milton: Paradise Lost – Book 1

  John Milton Paradise Lost Book 1 Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, …

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A poem by Oscar Wilde: Silentium Amoris

Silentium Amoris AS oftentimes the too resplendent sun Hurries the pallid and reluctant moon Back to her sombre cave, ere she hath won A single ballad from the nightingale, So doth thy Beauty make my lips to fail, And all …

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A poem by Pablo Neruda: Sonnet LXXXI

Sonnet LXXXI And now you’re mine. Rest with your dream in my dream. Love and pain and work should all sleep, now. The night turns on its invisible wheels, and you are pure beside me as a sleeping amber. No …

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A poem by Robert Browning: From ‘Pauline’

  From ‘Pauline’ O God, where does this tend—these struggling aims? What would I have? What is this ‘sleep’, which seems To bound all? can there be a ‘waking’ point Of crowning life? The soul would never rule— It would …

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A poem by Robert Burns: Address To The Tooth-Ache

  Address To The Tooth-Ache My curse upon your venom’d stang, That shoots my tortur’d gums alang; And thro’ my lugs gies mony a twang, Wi’ gnawing vengeance; Tearing my nerves wi’ bitter pang, Like racking engines! When fevers burn, …

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