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" You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light ; You common people of the skies ; What are you when the moon shall rise? "
A Brotherhood Treasury of English Lyrics - Page 9
1903 - 44 pages
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Early English Poems, Chaucer to Pope: Chiefly Unabridged; Illustrated with ...

1863 - 478 pages
...died in You meaner beauties of the night. You common people of the skies! What are you, when the sun shall rise ! You curious chanters of the wood, That warble forth dame Nature's lays, Thinking your voices understood By your weak accents! what's your praise When Philomel her voice shall raise ? You...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

1863 - 438 pages
...virgins of the year As if the spring were all your own, — What are you, when the Rose is blown ? Ye curious chanters of the wood That warble forth dame...Nature's lays, Thinking your passions understood By yout weak accents ; what 's your praise When Philomel her voice doth raise ? So when my Mistress shall...
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Essays and Reviews

Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - 1984 - 1572 pages
...readers will agree with us, we believe, that this praise is exaggerated. We quote the lines in full. of the U.S. arc you when the sun shall rise? You curious chauntcrs of the wood That warble forth dame Nature's...
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The Metaphysical Poets

Helen Gardner - 1967 - 340 pages
...his Mistris, the Queen of Bohemia1 You meaner Beauties of the Night, That poorly satisfie our Eies More by your number, than your light, You Common people of the S\ies ; What are you when the Moon shall rise? You curious Chanters of the Wood, That warble forth...
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A Book of Love Poetry

Jon Stallworthy - 1986 - 422 pages
...mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent ! Sir Henry Wotton ELIZABETH OF BOHEMIA You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfy...of the skies; What are you when the moon shall rise ? WOTTON • CAMPION You curious chanters of the wood, That warble forth Dame Nature's lays, Thinking...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 pages
...23-24) E1L; GTBS; GTBS-P; LiTB; NOBE; OBEY; OBS; TrGrPo; WGRP On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia 3 of love. HAP; NAEL-2; NoP; OBNC; PoEL-5; TrGrPo; UnAS Sudd doth rise? (1. 4—5) 4 By weaker accents, what's your praise When Philomel her voice doth raise? (1....
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Orality and Literacy in Early Middle English

Herbert Pilch - 1996 - 264 pages
...Bohemia. You meaner Beauties of the Night, That poorly satisfie our Eies More by your number, then your light, You Common people of the Skies; What are you when the Sun shall rise? 48 H. Wotton, Reliquite Wottoniarue (London, 1651), p. 518 [sig. Y7~]. In this edition...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pages
...little tried To live without him: liked it not, and died. 12769 'On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia' saw and loved. 3915 Memoirs of My Life I sighed as...Memoirs of My Life Crowds without company, and di 12744 What are you when the moon shall rise? 12770 'Poem written in his youth' Untrue she was; yet...
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Mathematical Modeling: A Chemical Engineer's Perspective

Rutherford Aris - 1999 - 503 pages
...the night" in Piccadilly with the first stanza of Sir Henry Wotton's "Ode to Elizabeth of Bohemia": You meaner beauties of the night That poorly satisfy...number than your light, You common people of the skies: Where are you when the Moon shall rise? (Lest the AlChE ever have a meeting in New York again, I can...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 424 pages
...poetical reader will forgive the insertion: 'You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfie our eyes, More by your number than your light, You...the skies ; What are you when the moon shall rise ?' [p. 12, ed. Hannah, whose- text I have followed. — ED.] — MALONE quotes, ' Micat inter omnes...
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