Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Lines Written In A Blank Leaf Of The ‘prometheus Unbound’ by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Lines Written In A Blank Leaf Of The ‘prometheus Unbound’ by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Write it in gold - a Spirit of the sun, An Intellect ablaze with heavenly thoughts, A soul with all the dews of pathos shining, Odorous with love, and sweet to silent woe With the ...

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Dream-Pedlary by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dream-Pedlary by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

IF there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life's fresh crown Only a rose-leaf down. If there were ...

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A Ho! A Ho! (Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Ho! A Ho! (Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Act II Scene ii, lines 26-55 A ho! A ho! Love's horn doth blow, And he will out a-hawking go. His shafts are light as beauty's sighs, And bright as midnight's brightest eyes, And ...

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Song by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

HOW many times do I love thee, dear? Tell me how many thoughts there be In the atmosphere Of a new-fall'n year, Whose white and sable hours appear The latest flake of ...

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The Last Man by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Last Man by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

By heaven and hell, and all the fools between them,I will not die, nor sleep, nor wink my eyes,But think myself into a god; old DeathShall dream he has slain me, and I'll creep ...

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Resurrection Song. by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Resurrection Song. by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Thread the nerves through the right holes;Get out of my bones, you wormy souls.Shut up my stomach, the ribs are full;Muscles be steady and ready to pull.Heart and artery merrily ...

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Song From The Ship by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Ship by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To sea, to sea! The calm is o'er; The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore; The dolphin wheels, the sea-cows snort, And unseen ...

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Song From The Waters by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Waters by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Act I, scene iv, lines 259-72 The swallow leaves her nest, The soul my weary breast; But therefore let the rain On my grave Fall pure; for why complain Since both will come again ...

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Another by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Another by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Tis a moon-tinted primrose, with a well Of trembling dew; in its soft atmosphere, A tiny whirlwind of sweet smells, doth swell A lady bird; and when no sound is near That elfin ...

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Sonnet – To Tartar, A Terrier Beauty by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Sonnet – To Tartar, A Terrier Beauty by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Snowdrop of dogs, with ear of brownest dye, Like the last orphan leaf of naked tree Which shudders in black autumn; though by thee, Of hearing careless and untutored eye, Not ...

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Song: Yes, Mary Ann by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song: Yes, Mary Ann by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Yes, Mary Ann, I freely grant, The charms of Henry's eyes I see; But while I gaze, I something want, I want those eyes -- to gaze on me. And I allow, in Henry's heart Not ...

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Song From The Second Brother by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From The Second Brother by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

STREW not earth with empty stars,Strew it not with roses, Nor feathers from the crest of Mars,Nor summer's idle posies. 'Tis not the primrose-sandalled moon,Nor cold and silent ...

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To Sea! To Sea! by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To Sea! To Sea! by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

TO sea, to sea! The calm is o'er;The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore;The dolphin wheels, the sea-cow snorts, And unseen mermaids' pearly songComes ...

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Song Of The Stygian Naiades by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song Of The Stygian Naiades by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Proserpine may pull her flowers, Wet with dew or wet with tears, Red with anger, pale with fears; Is it any fault of ours, If Pluto be an amorous king And come home nightly, laden ...

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To Night by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To Night by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

So thou art come again, old black-winged night, Like an huge bird, between us and the sun, Hiding, with out-stretched form, the genial light; And still, beneath thine icy ...

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A Clock Striking Midnight by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Clock Striking Midnight by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Hark to the echo of Time’s footsteps; gone Thise moments are into the unseen grave Of ages. Thy have vanished nameless. None, While they are deep under the eddying wave Of the ...

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Songs From “death’s Jest-Book” Ii – Dirge by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Songs From “death’s Jest-Book” Ii – Dirge by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

IF thou wilt ease thine heart Of love and all its smart, Then sleep, dear, sleep; And not a sorrow Hang any tear on your eye-lashes; Lie still and deep, Sad ...

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Let Dew The Flowers Fill by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Let Dew The Flowers Fill by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

LET dew the flowers fill; No need of fell despair, Though to the grave you bear One still of soul-but now too still, One fair-but now too fair. For, beneath your feet, the mound, ...

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Ballad Of Human Life by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Ballad Of Human Life by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

WHEN we were girl and boy together, We toss’d about the flowers And wreath’d the blushing hours Into a posy green and sweet. I sought the youngest, best, And never was at ...

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The Swallow Leaves Her Nest by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Swallow Leaves Her Nest by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

THE swallow leaves her nest,The soul my weary breast;But therefore let the rainOn my grave Fall pure; for why complain?Since both will come againO'er the wave.The wind dead leaves ...

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Song On The Water. by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song On The Water. by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

As mad sexton's bell, tollingFor earth's loveliest daughterNight's dumbness breaks rollingGhostily:So our boat breaks the waterWitchingly.As her look the dream troublesOf her ...

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The Rosy Hour by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Rosy Hour by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

And in that rosy rosy hour,When bird sang out and scented flower,Came words to me from heaven above:'Awake, young heart, awake and love!'

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Song From Torrismond by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Song From Torrismond by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

How many times do I love thee, dear?Tell me how many thoughts there beIn the atmosphereOf a new-fall'n year,Whose white and sable hours appearThe latest flake of Eternity:So many ...

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If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

IF thou wilt ease thine heartOf love, and all its smart,-Then sleep, dear, sleep! And not a sorrowHang any tear on your eyelashes; Lie still and deep, Sad soul, until the sea-wave ...

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The Old Ghost by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Old Ghost by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Over the water an old ghost strodeTo a churchyard on the shore,And over him the waters had flowedA thousand years or more,And pale and wan and wearyLooked never a sprite as he;For ...

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A Cypress-Bough, And A Rose-Wreath Sweet ( Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Cypress-Bough, And A Rose-Wreath Sweet ( Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Act IV, scene iii A cypress-bough and a rose-wreath sweet, A wedding robe, and a winding-sheet, A bridal bed and a bier. Thine be the kisses, maid, And smiling Love's alarms; ...

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Old Adam, The Carrion Crow by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Old Adam, The Carrion Crow by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Old Adam, the carrion crow, The old crow of Cairo; He sat in the shower, and let it flow Under his tail and over his crest; And through every feather ...

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Dream-Pedlary (Excerpt) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dream-Pedlary (Excerpt) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

If there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life's fresh crown Only a rose-leaf down. ...

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Dirge by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Dirge by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

We do lie beneath the grass In the moonlight, in the shade Of the yew-tree. They that pass Hear us not. We are afraid They would envy our delight, In our ...

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The Phantom-Wooer by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Phantom-Wooer by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A ghost, that loved a lady fair,Ever in the starry airOf midnight at her pillow stood;And, with a sweetness skies aboveThe luring words of human love,Her soul the phantom ...

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A Crocodile by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Crocodile by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Hard by the lilied Nile I sawA duskish river-dragon stretched along,The brown habergeon of his limbs enamelledWith sanguine almandines and rainy pearl:And on his back there lay a ...

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From “torrismond” – In A Garden By Moonlight by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

From “torrismond” – In A Garden By Moonlight by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Veronica. COME then, a song; a winding gentle song, To lead me into sleep. Let it be low As zephyr, telling secrets to his rose, For I would hear the murmuring of my thoughts; ...

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Thoughts by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Thoughts by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Sweet are the thoughts that haunt the poet’s brain Like rainbow-fringed clouds, through which some star Peeps in bright glory on a shepherd swain; They sweep along and trance him; ...

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Poor Old Pilgrim Misery ( Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Poor Old Pilgrim Misery ( Song ) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Act I, scene 1, lines 141-60 Poor old pilgrim Misery, Beneath the silent moon he sate, A-listening to the screech owl's cry, And the cold wind's goblin prate; Beside him lay his ...

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A Rivulet by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A Rivulet by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

It is a lovely stream; its wavelets purlAs if they echoed to the fall and riseOf the capricious breeze; each upward curlThat splashes pearl, mirrors the fairy eyesOf viewless ...

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