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" The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields. A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither, soon... "
The World's Best Poetry: Love; introductory essay: The future of poetry, by ... - Page 149
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The Merrie Days of England: Sketches of the Olden Time

Edward McDermott (of Camberwell, Eng.?) - 1859 - 224 pages
...soon wither, soon forgotten,— In folly ripe, in reason rotten. Thy belt of straw and ivy buds, The coral clasps and amber studs ; All these in me no...still breed; Had joys no date, nor age no need; Then those delights my mind might move, To live with thee and be thy love. What a pleafant conclufion to...
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Confucius to Cummings: An Anthology of Poetry

Ezra Pound, Marcella Spann - 1964 - 388 pages
...shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten,In folly ripe, in reason rotten. Thy belt of straw and...no means can move To come to thee and be thy love. Then these delights my mind might move To live with thee and be thy love. n answer to Marlowe's "Passionate...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 168

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1889 - 592 pages
...shepherd of the near approach of winter, and the transitory character of his pastoral delights : — ' All these in me no means can move To come to thee...love still breed ; Had joys no date, nor age no need ; * We might add one other if we oonld be sure that Raleigh wrote it — ' Shepherd, what's love? I...
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The Subtext of Form in the English Renaissance: Proportion Poetical

229 pages
...breake, soone wither, soone forgotten: In follie ripe, in reason rotten. All these in niee no meanes can move, To come to thee, and be thy love. But could youth last, and love still breede, Had joyes no date, nor age no neede, Then these delights my minde might move, To live with...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses. Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten; In folly...means can move. To come to thee, and be thy love. 20 But could youth last and love still breed, Had joys no date nor age no need, Then these delights...
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1998 - 148 pages
...five, the nymph says that the shepherd's promises by themselves cannot move her to become his love. The belt of straw and ivy buds, Thy coral clasps and amber...no means can move To come to thee, and be thy love. If the course of life and the way of the world were different, she says in stanza six, she might be...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon - 1998 - 386 pages
...spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kittle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither— soon forgotten, In folly ripe, in reason rotten. Thy belt of straw and ivy-buds, Thy coral clasps and amber studs, — All these in me no means can move To come to thee and...
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The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology

Peter Elmer, Nick Webb, Roberta Wood, Nicholas Webb - 2000 - 428 pages
...Thy belt of straw and Ivie buddes, Thy Corall claspes and Amber studdes, All these in mee no meanes can move, To come to thee, and be thy love. But could youth last, and love still breede, Had joyes no date, nor age no neede, Then these delights my minde might move, To live with...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - 2001 - 548 pages
...spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle,' and thy posies Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten — In folly...no means can move To come to thee and be thy love. ' The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd: see "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - 2007 - 778 pages
...spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither — soon forgotten, In folly ripe, in reason rotten. Thy belt of straw and ivy-buds, Thy coral clasps and amber studs, — All these in me no means can move To come to thee and...
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