Robert Seymour Bridges
London Snow by Robert Seymour Bridges

London Snow by Robert Seymour Bridges

When men were all asleep the snow came flying, In large white flakes falling on the city brown,Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,Hushing the latest traffic of ...

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Winter Nightfall by Robert Seymour Bridges

Winter Nightfall by Robert Seymour Bridges

The day begins to droop,-- Its course is done: But nothing tells the place Of the setting sun. The hazy darkness deepens, And up the lane You may hear, but cannot see, The homing ...

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So Sweet Love Seemed That April Morn by Robert Seymour Bridges

So Sweet Love Seemed That April Morn by Robert Seymour Bridges

So sweet love seemed that April morn,When first we kissed beside the thorn,So strangely sweet, it was not strangeWe thought that love could never change.But I can tell--let truth ...

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North Wind In October by Robert Seymour Bridges

North Wind In October by Robert Seymour Bridges

In the golden glade the chestnuts are fallen all;From the sered boughs of the oak the acorns fall:The beech scatters her ruddy fire;The lime hath stripped to the cold,And standeth ...

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Spring Goeth All In White by Robert Seymour Bridges

Spring Goeth All In White by Robert Seymour Bridges

Spring goeth all in white,Crowned with milk-white may:In fleecy flocks of lightO'er heaven the white clouds stray:White butterflies in the air;White daisies prank the ground:The ...

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Melancholia by Robert Seymour Bridges

Melancholia by Robert Seymour Bridges

The sickness of desire, that in dark days Looks on the imagination of despair, Forgetteth man, and stinteth God his praise; Nor but in sleep findeth a cure for care. Incertainty ...

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Emily Bronte by Robert Seymour Bridges

Emily Bronte by Robert Seymour Bridges

'Du hast Diamanten'Thou hadst all Passion's splendor,Thou hadst abounding storeOf heaven's eternal jewels,Beloved; what wouldst thou more?Thine was the frolic freedomOf creatures ...

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I Shall Never Love The Snow Again by Robert Seymour Bridges

I Shall Never Love The Snow Again by Robert Seymour Bridges

I never shall love the snow againSince Maurice died:With corniced drift it blocked the lane,And sheeted in a desolate plainThe country side.The trees with silvery rime ...

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On A Dead Child by Robert Seymour Bridges

On A Dead Child by Robert Seymour Bridges

Perfect little body, without fault or stain on thee, With promise of strength and manhood full and fair! Though cold and stark and bare, The bloom and the charm of life doth ...

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Fortunatus Nimium by Robert Seymour Bridges

Fortunatus Nimium by Robert Seymour Bridges

II have lain in the sun,I have toiled as I might,I have thought as I would,And now it is night.IIMy bed full of sleep,My heart of contentFor mirth that I metThe way that I ...

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Nightingales by Robert Seymour Bridges

Nightingales by Robert Seymour Bridges

Beautiful must be the mountains whence ye come, And bright in the fruitful valleys the streams, wherefrom Ye learn your song: Where are those starry woods? O might I wander there, ...

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Lord Kitchner by Robert Seymour Bridges

Lord Kitchner by Robert Seymour Bridges

Unflinching hero, watchful to foresee And face thy country's peril wheresoe'er, Directing war and peace with equal care, Till by long toil ennobled thou wert he Whom England ...

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While Yet We Wait For Spring by Robert Seymour Bridges

While Yet We Wait For Spring by Robert Seymour Bridges

While yet we wait for spring, and from the dry And blackening east that so embitters March, Well-housed must watch grey fields and meadows parch, And driven dust and withering ...

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Awake, My Heart by Robert Seymour Bridges

Awake, My Heart by Robert Seymour Bridges

Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake!The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break,It leaps in the sky: unrisen lustres slakeThe o'ertaken moon. Awake, O heart, awake!She ...

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I Love All Beauteous Things by Robert Seymour Bridges

I Love All Beauteous Things by Robert Seymour Bridges

I love all beauteous things,I seek and adore them;God hath no better praise,And man in his hasty daysIs honoured for them.I too will something makeAnd joy in the making!Altho' ...

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In Autumn Moonlight, When The White Air Wan by Robert Seymour Bridges

In Autumn Moonlight, When The White Air Wan by Robert Seymour Bridges

In autumn moonlight, when the white air wan Is fragrant in the wake of summer hence, 'Tis sweet to sit entranced, and muse thereon In melancholy and godlike indolence: When the ...

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When Death To Either Shall Come by Robert Seymour Bridges

When Death To Either Shall Come by Robert Seymour Bridges

When Death to either shall come,— I pray it be first to me,— Be happy as ever at home, If so, as I wish, it be. Possess thy heart, my own; And sing to the child on thy knee, Or ...

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Low Barometer by Robert Seymour Bridges

Low Barometer by Robert Seymour Bridges

The south-wind strengthens to a gale,Across the moon the clouds fly fast,The house is smitten as with a flail,The chimney shudders to the blast.On such a night, when Air has ...

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Absence by Robert Seymour Bridges

Absence by Robert Seymour Bridges

When my love was away, Full three days were not sped, I caught my fancy astray Thinking if she were dead, And I alone, alone: It seem'd in my misery In all the world was none Ever ...

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From ‘The Testament Of Beauty’ by Robert Seymour Bridges

From ‘The Testament Of Beauty’ by Robert Seymour Bridges

'Twas at that hour of beauty when the setting sunsquandereth his cloudy bed with rosy hues, to floodhis lov'd works as in turn he biddeth them Good-night;and all the towers and ...

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For Beauty Being The Best Of All We Know by Robert Seymour Bridges

For Beauty Being The Best Of All We Know by Robert Seymour Bridges

For beauty being the best of all we knowSums up the unsearchable and secret aimsOf nature, and on joys whose earthly namesWere never told can form and sense bestow;And man has ...

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Noel: Christmas Eve 1913 by Robert Seymour Bridges

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913 by Robert Seymour Bridges

Pax hominibus bonae voluntatisA frosty Christmas Eve when the stars were shiningFared I forth alone where westward falls the hill,And from many a village in the water'd ...

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To Joseph Joachim by Robert Seymour Bridges

To Joseph Joachim by Robert Seymour Bridges

Belov'd of all to whom that Muse is dear Who hid her spirit of rapture from the Greek, Whereby our art excelleth the antique, Perfecting formal beauty to the ear; Thou that hast ...

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Elegy by Robert Seymour Bridges

Elegy by Robert Seymour Bridges

I HAVE lov'd flowers that fade, Within whose magic tents Rich hues have marriage made With sweet unmemoried scents: A honeymoon delight,— A joy of love at sight, That ages in an ...

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Spirits by Robert Seymour Bridges

Spirits by Robert Seymour Bridges

Angel spirits of sleep, White-robed, with silver hair, In your meadows fair, Where the willows weep, And the sad moonbeam On the gliding stream Writes her scatter'd dream: Angel ...

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There Is A Hill by Robert Seymour Bridges

There Is A Hill by Robert Seymour Bridges

There is a hill beside the silver Thames,Shady with birch and beech and odorous pineAnd brilliant underfoot with thousand gemsSteeply the thickets to his floods decline.Straight ...

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To The United States Of America by Robert Seymour Bridges

To The United States Of America by Robert Seymour Bridges

Brothers in blood! They who this wrong began To wreck our commonwealth, will rue the day When first they challenged freeman to the fray, And with the Briton dared the American. ...

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Nimium Fortunatus by Robert Seymour Bridges

Nimium Fortunatus by Robert Seymour Bridges

I have lain in the sunI have toil'd as I might,I have thought as I would,And now it is night.My bed full of sleep,My heart full of contentFor friends that I metThe way that I ...

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The Affliction Of Richard by Robert Seymour Bridges

The Affliction Of Richard by Robert Seymour Bridges

Love not too much. But how, When thou hast made me such, And dost thy gifts bestow, How can I love too much? Though I must fear to lose, And drown my joy in care, With all its ...

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To Catullus by Robert Seymour Bridges

To Catullus by Robert Seymour Bridges

Would that you were alive today, Catullus! Truth ’tis, there is a filthy skunk amongst us, A rank musk-idiot, the filthiest skunk, Of no least sorry use on earth, but only Fit in ...

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I Have Loved Flowers That Fade by Robert Seymour Bridges

I Have Loved Flowers That Fade by Robert Seymour Bridges

I have loved flowers that fade,Within whose magic tentsRich hues have marriage madeWith sweet unmemoried scents:A honeymoon delight-A joy of love at sight,That ages in an hour-My ...

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Elegy On A Lady, Whom Grief For The Death Of Her Betrothed Killed by Robert Seymour Bridges

Elegy On A Lady, Whom Grief For The Death Of Her Betrothed Killed by Robert Seymour Bridges

Assemble, all ye maidens, at the door,And all ye loves, assemble; far and wideProclaim the bridal, that proclaimed beforeHas been deferred to this late eventide:For on this night ...

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To Thos. Floyd by Robert Seymour Bridges

To Thos. Floyd by Robert Seymour Bridges

How fares it, friend, since I by Fate annoy'd Left the old home in need of livelier play For body and mind? How fare, this many a day, The stubborn thews and ageless heart of ...

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The Evening Darkens Over by Robert Seymour Bridges

The Evening Darkens Over by Robert Seymour Bridges

The evening darkens overAfter a day so bright,The windcapt waves discoverThat wild will be the night.There's sound of distant thunder.The latest sea-birds hoverAlong the cliff's ...

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A Passer-By by Robert Seymour Bridges

A Passer-By by Robert Seymour Bridges

Whither, O splendid ship, thy white sails crowding, Leaning across the bosom of the urgent West, That fearest nor sea rising, nor sky clouding, Whither away, fair rover, and what ...

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