The History of English Poetry, from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century

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Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1870 - English poetry - 103 pages

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Page 626 - In the latter end of the same kinges [Henry] raigne, sprongc up a new company of courtly makers, of whom sir Thomas Wyat the elder and Henry earle of Surrey were the two CHIEFTAINES...
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Page 189 - Dire was the tossing, deep the groans : Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope.
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