Fear poems

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The Emigrants: Book II

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Scene, on an Eminence on one of those Downs, which afford to the South a view of the Sea; to the North of the Weald of Sussex. Time, an Afternoon in April, 1793.


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Sonnet XXXIV: Charm'd by Thy Suffrage

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Charm'd by thy suffrage, shall I yet aspire

(All inauspicious as my fate appears,

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Sonnet XLIII: The Unhappy Exile

© Charlotte Turner Smith

The unhappy exile, whom his fates confine

To the bleak coast of some unfriendly isle,

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: The Prelude

© Alfred Tennyson

Thou seemest human and divine,
The highest, holiest manhood, thou.
Our wills are ours, we know not how,
Our wills are ours, to make them thine.

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 22. The path by which we twain did go

© Alfred Tennyson

Who broke our fair companionship,
And spread his mantle dark and cold,
And wrapt thee formless in the fold,
And dull'd the murmur on thy lip,

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 15. To-night the winds begin to rise

© Alfred Tennyson

That makes the barren branches loud;
And but for fear it is not so,
The wild unrest that lives in woe
Would dote and pore on yonder cloud

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131. O living will that shalt endure

© Alfred Tennyson

O true and tried, so well and long,
Demand not thou a marriage lay;
In that it is thy marriage day
Is music more than any song.

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 118. Contemplate all this work of Tim

© Alfred Tennyson

Who throve and branch'd from clime to clime,
The herald of a higher race,
And of himself in higher place,
If so he type this work of time

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Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Coming Of Arthur

© Alfred Tennyson

Leodogran, the King of Cameliard,
Had one fair daughter, and none other child;
And she was the fairest of all flesh on earth,
Guinevere, and in her his one delight.

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from Amoretti: Sonnet 67

© Edmund Spenser

Like as a huntsman after weary chase,


Seeing the game from him escap'd away,

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Amoretti LXVII: Like as a Huntsman

© Edmund Spenser

Like as a huntsman after weary chase,

Seeing the game from him escap'd away,

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A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty

© Edmund Spenser

Rapt with the rage of mine own ravish'd thought,

Through contemplation of those goodly sights,

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God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop

© Robert Southey

The summer and autumn had been so wet,
That in winter the corn was growing yet,
'Twas a piteous sight to see all around
The grain lie rotting on the ground.

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Astrophel and Stella

© Sir Philip Sidney


Doubt you to whom my Muse these notes entendeth,
Which now my breast, surcharg'd, to musick lendeth!
To you, to you, all song of praise is due,
Only in you my song begins and endeth.

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To the Night

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

SWIFTLY walk over the western wave


Spirit of Night!

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I fear thy kisses gentle maiden

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

I FEAR thy kisses gentle maiden;
Thou needest not fear mine;
My spirit is too deeply laden
Ever to burthen thine.

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Sonnet LXIV: When I Have Seen by Time's Fell Hand Defac'd

© William Shakespeare

When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd

The rich proud cost of outworn buried age;

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Passing away, saith the World

© Christina Georgina Rossetti

Passing away, saith the World, passing away:

Chances, beauty and youth, sapp'd day by day:

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God

© Isaac Rosenberg

In his malodorous brain what slugs and mire,

Lanthorned in his oblique eyes, guttering burned!

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The Grownup

© Rainer Maria Rilke

All this stood upon her and was the world
and stood upon her with all its fear and grace
as trees stand, growing straight up, imageless
yet wholly image, like the Ark of God,
and solemn, as if imposed upon a race.