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" The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields: A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. "
The Complete Angler [and] the Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert and ... - Page 61
by Izaak Walton - 1901 - 497 pages
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The Amusing Songster

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - Ballads, English - 1866 - 450 pages
...and be thy love. But fading flowers in every field, To winter floods their treasure yield ; A honied tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gown, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Are all soon withered, broke,...
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The Book of Rubies: A Collection of the Most Notable Love-poems in the ...

English poetry - 1866 - 392 pages
...be thy love. But fading flowers in every field, To winter floods their treasures yield ; A honeyed tongue, a heart of gall, Is Fancy's spring, but Sorrow's fall. Thy gown, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Are all soon withered, broke,...
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Specimens of English poetry. For the use of Charterhouse school

English poetry - English poetry - 1867 - 336 pages
...Time drives flocks from field to fold, 5 When rivers rage, and rocks grow cold, And Philomel beeometh dumb ; And age complains of cares to come. The flowers...and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields ; 10 A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - Anthologies - 1867 - 376 pages
...field to fold When rivers rage, and rocks grow cold, And Philomel becometh dumb ; The rest complain of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields ; A honey'd tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gown, thy shoes, thy beds...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1867 - 432 pages
...cares to come. The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields ; A honey'd tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gown, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies ; Soon break, soon wither,...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868 - 458 pages
...from field to fold, 5 When rivers rage, and rocks grow cold ; Then Philomel becometh dumb, The rest complains of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and...wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields; 10 A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy...
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Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry

Richard Machin, Christopher Norris - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 422 pages
...line) is only the more forceful when we remind ourselves that these lines are preceded by the lines, "The flowers do fade, and wanton fields / To wayward winter reckoning yields." The unpredictability and indiscriminacy of unlimited fertility turn into the unpredictability and indiscriminacy...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 936 pages
...flocks from field to fold, When rivers rage and rocks grow cold, And Philomel becometh dumb; The rest complains of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and...wanton fields, To wayward winter reckoning yields; 10 A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon - Literary Collections - 1998 - 386 pages
...flocks from field to fold; When rivers rage and rocks grow cold; And Philomel becometh dumb; The rest complains of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and...gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kittle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither— soon forgotten, In folly ripe, in reason rotten....
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Immortality in literature - 1998 - 148 pages
...way to winter and that things which sound deceptively good in spring can become loathsome in the falL The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward...heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's falL The grammatical curiosity in stanza three, where "fields" (a plural subject) is associated with "yields"...
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