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Extracts from Paradise Regained -
Rome - - - -
On Mrs. Catherine Thompson - -
On his deceased Wife . . .
Speech and Song of the Lady in Comus BURNS. To Mary in Heaven - - - . KIRKE WHITE. To the Primrose - - - BYRON. The Coliseum . . . .
Death of the Princess Charlotte MOORE.
Sunset . . . . . . . Scott. The Minstrel's Farewell to his Harp . SOUTHEY. Moonlight - - - -
From Thalaba . . . . .
Lucy - - - - - - -
WORDSWORTH. “Surprised by joy” - - - - 59
Written at sunrise on Westminster Bridge
Monday before Easter - - - -
All Saints Day . . . .
Faith .. - - - - 75
ECCLESIASTICAL CHARACTERS OF ENGLAND,
IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.
THER was alsò a Nonne, a Prioresse,
3 Her pleasure.
4 Smallest spot,
And sikerly she was of grete disport,
But for to speken of hire conscience,
Ful semely hire wimple ypinched was; Hire nose tretis ;6 hire eyen grey as glass ; Hire mouth ful smale, and therto soft and red ; But sikerly she hadde a fayre forehèd. It was almost a spanne brode I trowe; For hardily she was not undergrowe.?
Ful fetise 8 was hire cloke, as I was ware. Of smale corall about hire arm she bare A pair of bedès, gauded all with grene; And thereon heng a broche of gold ful shene, On whiche was first ywritten a crouned A, And after, Amor vincit omnia. Another Nonne also with hire hadde she, That was hire chapelleine, and Preestès thre.
A Monk ther was, a fayre for the maistrie, An outrider, that loved venerie ;9 A manly man, to ben an abbot able. Ful many a deinté hors hadde he in stable : And whan he rode, men might his bridel here Gingeling in a whistling wind as clere,
i Took pains.
2 To imitate.
3 Worthy. 4 Stick.
5 Smartly, adv. 9 Hunting