Lines Written In A Blank Leaf Of The ‘prometheus Unbound’ By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Lines Written In A Blank Leaf Of The ‘prometheus Unbound’ Write it in gold – a Spirit of the sun, An Intellect ablaze with heavenly…

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To Sea! To Sea! By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To Sea! To Sea! TO sea, to sea! The calm is o’er; The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore; The…

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A Crocodile By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Crocodile Hard by the lilied Nile I saw A duskish river-dragon stretched along, The brown habergeon of his limbs enamelled With sanguine almandines and…

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Sonnet – To Tartar, A Terrier Beauty By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Sonnet – To Tartar, A Terrier Beauty Snowdrop of dogs, with ear of brownest dye, Like the last orphan leaf of naked tree Which shudders…

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Resurrection Song. By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Resurrection Song. Thread the nerves through the right holes; Get out of my bones, you wormy souls. Shut up my stomach, the ribs are full;…

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The Phantom-Wooer By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Phantom-Wooer A ghost, that loved a lady fair, Ever in the starry air Of midnight at her pillow stood; And, with a sweetness skies…

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Another By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Another Tis a moon-tinted primrose, with a well Of trembling dew; in its soft atmosphere, A tiny whirlwind of sweet smells, doth swell A lady…

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Song Of The Stygian Naiades By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song Of The Stygian Naiades Proserpine may pull her flowers, Wet with dew or wet with tears, Red with anger, pale with fears; Is it…

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If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart IF thou wilt ease thine heart Of love, and all its smart,- Then sleep, dear, sleep! And not a…

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To Night By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To Night So thou art come again, old black-winged night, Like an huge bird, between us and the sun, Hiding, with out-stretched form, the genial…

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A Clock Striking Midnight By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Clock Striking Midnight Hark to the echo of Time’s footsteps; gone Thise moments are into the unseen grave Of ages. Thy have vanished nameless….

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Song From Torrismond By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From Torrismond How many times do I love thee, dear? Tell me how many thoughts there be In the atmosphere Of a new-fall’n year,…

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Dream-Pedlary By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dream-Pedlary IF there were dreams to sell,    What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell;    Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life’s fresh…

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Thoughts By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Thoughts Sweet are the thoughts that haunt the poet’s brain Like rainbow-fringed clouds, through which some star Peeps in bright glory on a shepherd swain;…

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Song From The Waters By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Waters Act I, scene iv, lines 259-72 The swallow leaves her nest, The soul my weary breast; But therefore let the rain…

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From “torrismond” – In A Garden By Moonlight By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

From “torrismond” – In A Garden By Moonlight Veronica. COME then, a song; a winding gentle song, To lead me into sleep. Let it be…

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The Old Ghost By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Old Ghost Over the water an old ghost strode To a churchyard on the shore, And over him the waters had flowed A thousand…

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Song From The Ship By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Ship To sea, to sea! The calm is o’er; The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore; The…

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Dream-Pedlary (Excerpt) By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dream-Pedlary (Excerpt) If there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life’s…

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The Swallow Leaves Her Nest By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Swallow Leaves Her Nest THE swallow leaves her nest, The soul my weary breast; But therefore let the rain On my grave Fall pure;…

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Song From The Second Brother By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Second Brother STREW not earth with empty stars, Strew it not with roses, Nor feathers from the crest of Mars, Nor summer’s…

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Dirge By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dirge We do lie beneath the grass In the moonlight, in the shade Of the yew-tree. They that pass Hear us not. We are afraid…

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The Last Man By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Last Man By heaven and hell, and all the fools between them, I will not die, nor sleep, nor wink my eyes, But think…

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Song By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song HOW many times do I love thee, dear?    Tell me how many thoughts there be    In the atmosphere    Of a new-fall’n year, Whose white…

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Ballad Of Human Life By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Ballad Of Human Life WHEN we were girl and boy together, We toss’d about the flowers And wreath’d the blushing hours Into a posy green…

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Songs From (Death’s Jest-Book Ii) – Dirge By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Songs From (death’s Jest-Book Ii) – Dirge IF thou wilt ease thine heart Of love and all its smart, Then sleep, dear, sleep; And not…

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Poor Old Pilgrim Misery ( Song ) By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Poor Old Pilgrim Misery ( Song ) Act I, scene 1, lines 141-60 Poor old pilgrim Misery, Beneath the silent moon he sate, A-listening to…

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A Rivulet By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Rivulet It is a lovely stream; its wavelets purl As if they echoed to the fall and rise Of the capricious breeze; each upward…

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Song- Yes, Mary Ann By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song- Yes, Mary Ann Yes, Mary Ann, I freely grant, The charms of Henry’s eyes I see; But while I gaze, I something want, I…

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Let Dew The Flowers Fill By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Let Dew The Flowers Fill LET dew the flowers fill; No need of fell despair, Though to the grave you bear One still of soul-but…

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A Ho! A Ho! (Song ) By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Ho! A Ho! (Song ) Act II Scene ii, lines 26-55 A ho! A ho! Love’s horn doth blow, And he will out a-hawking…

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Song On The Water. By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song On The Water. As mad sexton’s bell, tolling For earth’s loveliest daughter Night’s dumbness breaks rolling Ghostily: So our boat breaks the water Witchingly….

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Old Adam, The Carrion Crow By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Old Adam, The Carrion Crow Old Adam, the carrion crow, The old crow of Cairo; He sat in the shower, and let it flow Under…

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A Cypress-Bough, And A Rose-Wreath Sweet ( Song ) By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Cypress-Bough, And A Rose-Wreath Sweet ( Song ) Act IV, scene iii A cypress-bough and a rose-wreath sweet, A wedding robe, and a winding-sheet,…

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Song On The Water By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song On The Water As mad sexton’s bell, tolling For earth’s loveliest daughter Night’s dumbness breaks rolling Ghostily: So our boat breaks the water Witchingly….

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