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Full many a gem of purest ray sereneo The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen , And waste its sweetness on the ...
ODE ON THE SPRING ° Lo ! where the rosy - bosomed Hours , Fair Venus ' train , appear , Disclose the long - expecting flowers , And wake the purple year !
... Whose turf , whose shade , whose flowers among Wanders the hoary Thameso along His silver - winding way : Ah , happy hills ! ah , pleasing shade !
... o Where China's gayest art had dyed The azure flowers that blow ; Demurest of the tabbyo kind , The pensive Selima , reclined , Gazed on the lake below ...
... harmonious springso A thousand rills their mazy progress take : The laughing flowers that round them blow , Drink life and fragrance as they flow .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review