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John Milton Poem
Lycidas
 by John Milton

In this Monody the author bewails a learned Friend, unfortunately
drowned in his passage from Chester on the Irish Seas, 1637;
and, by occasion, foretells the ruin of our corrupted Clergy,
then in their height.


Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
...

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If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
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DJ FLAME: “Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.” William Butler Yeats Ida Rentoul Outhwaite - Fairy Islands.

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swampyentrails: ‘Why, why do we feel / (we all feel) this sweet / sensation of joy?’ - Elizabeth Bishop, ‘The Moose’ easily one of my favorite questions posed in a poem! absolutely aching!!

Shay: Which Elizabeth said ... "You are you and you are going to be YOU forever." ...Barrett Browning, Gaskell, or Bishop???

Clem Fandango: the mother took Elizabeth home to Largieland where she lived till her marriage to John Bishop, land Steward to Baillie of Polkemmet. She received £200 out of the public fund raised for the widow and children of her father. Elizabeth died in 1817 at the age of 32. - end -

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Births on this day in history

  • 08/05/1916 - Peter Viereck - American poet and academic (d. 2006)
  • 08/05/1908 - Jose Garcia Villa - Filipino short story writer and poet (d. 1997)
  • 08/05/1813 - Ivar Aasen - Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 08/05/1959 - Edgar Guest - English-American journalist and poet (b. 1881)
  • 08/05/1877 - Robert Williams (known as Trebor Mai) - Welsh poet (b. 1830)