Castles in the Air, and Other Phantasies

G. P. Putnam's sons, 1883 - 352 sivua

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Sivu 43 - Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon: As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the evensong; And, having prayed together, we Will go with you along. » We have short time to stay as you; We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay, As you or anything.
Sivu 87 - GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times, still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time; And while ye may, go marry: For having lost but once your prime, You may...
Sivu 264 - Whatever earth, all-bearing mother, yields In India, East or West, or middle shore In Pontus, or the Punic coast, or where Alcinous reign'd, fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough, or smooth rind, or bearded husk, or shell...
Sivu 295 - For he crush'd him between two stones. And they hae taen his very heart's blood, And drank it round and round; And still the more and more they drank, Their joy did more abound. John Barleycorn was a hero bold, Of noble enterprise ; For if you do but taste his blood, Twill make your courage rise. 'Twill make a man forget his woe; 'Twill heighten all his joy : 'Twill make the widow's heart to sing, Tho
Sivu 268 - The inspiring breeze, and meditate the book Of Nature, ever open ; aiming thence, Warm from the heart, to learn the moral song ; And, as I steal along the sunny wall, Where Autumn basks, with fruit empurpled deep, My pleasing theme continual prompts my thought : Presents the downy peach ; the shining plum, With a fine bluish mist of animals Clouded ; the ruddy nectarine ; and dark, Beneath his ample leaf, the luscious fig.
Sivu 289 - I go bare, take ye no care, I nothing am a-cold ; I stuff my skin so full within Of jolly good ale and old. Back and side go bare, go bare ; Both foot and hand go cold ; But, belly, God send thee good ale enough, Whether it be new or old.
Sivu 267 - Here be grapes, whose lusty blood Is the learned poet's good. Sweeter yet did never crown The head of Bacchus ; nuts more brown Than the squirrel's teeth that crack them...
Sivu 237 - The early cherry, with the later plum, Fig, grape, and quince, each in his time doth come; The Blushing apricot, and woolly peach Hang on thy walls, that every child may reach.
Sivu 248 - Please your Majesty, the apple.' — 'Very astonishing indeed! strange thing!' (Turning the dumpling round, rejoined the King), "Tis most extraordinary then, all this is; It beats Pinetti's conjuring all to pieces: Strange I should never of a dumpling dream! But, Goody, tell me where, where, where's the seam?' 'Sir, there's no seam,' quoth she, 'I never knew That folks did apple dumplings sew.
Sivu 279 - So now is come our joyful'st feast; Let every man be jolly ; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, And every post with holly. Though some churls at our mirth repine, Round your foreheads garlands twine, Drown sorrow in a cup of wine, And let us all be merry. Now all our neighbours...

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