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Famous Aver Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Aver poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous aver poems. These examples illustrate what a famous aver poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Goldsmith, Oliver
...th hoop of monstrous size,
She never slumbered in her pew,— 
But when she shut her eyes.

Her love was sought, I do aver,
By twenty beaux and more;
The king himself has followed her,— 
When she has walked before.

But now her wealth and finery fled,
Her hangers-on cut short all;
The doctors found, when she was dead,— 
Her last disorder mortal.

Let us lament in sorrow sore,
For Kent Street well may say
That had she lived a twelvemonth more,— 
She had not died toda...Read More



by Moody, William Vaughn
...That I have striven, striven to evade? 
Gazing on him, must I not deem they err 
Whose careless lips in street and shop aver 
As common tidings, deeds to make his cheek 
Flush from the bronze, and his dead throat to speak? 
Surely some elder singer would arise, 
Whose harp hath leave to threaten and to mourn 
Above this people when they go astray. 
Is Whitman, the strong spirit, overworn? 
Has Whittier put his yearning wrath away? 
I will not and I dare not yet believe! 
...Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...l. Though his throat's
On fire with passion now, to her
He can't say what to me he said!
And yet he moves her, they aver.
The nightingales sing through my head.
The nightingales, the nightingales.

He says to her what moves her most.
He would not name his soul within
Her hearing,—rather pays her cost
With praises to her lips and chin.
Man has but one soul, 'tis ordained,
And each soul but one love, I add;
Yet souls are damned and love's profaned.
T...Read More

by Keats, John
...r> Still his feet
Went swift beneath the merry-winged guide,
Until it reached a splashing fountain's side
That, near a cavern's mouth, for ever pour'd
Unto the temperate air: then high it soar'd,
And, downward, suddenly began to dip,
As if, athirst with so much toil, 'twould sip
The crystal spout-head: so it did, with touch
Most delicate, as though afraid to smutch
Even with mealy gold the waters clear.
But, at that very touch, to disappear
So fairy-quick, was strange! Be...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...apace, 
 The weight of years had left its hoary trace, 
 But still of knights the most renowned was he, 
 Model of bravery and purity. 
 His blood he spared not; ready day or night 
 To punish crime, his dauntless sword shone bright 
 In his unblemished hand; holy and white 
 And loyal all his noble life had been, 
 A Christian Samson coming on the scene. 
 With fist alone the gate he battered down 
 Of Sickingen in flames, and saved the town. 
 'Twas he, indignant...Read More



by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...n the lea;
   And wildly dash'd on tower and tree
The sunbeam strikes along the world:
 
And but for fancies, which aver
   That all thy motions gently pass
   Athwart a plane of molten glass,
I scarce could brook the strain and stir
 
That makes the barren branches loud;
   And but for fear it is not so,
   The wild unrest that lives in woe
Would dote and pore on yonder cloud
 
That rises upward always higher,
   And onward drags a labouring breast,
   And to...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...huddled on the lea;
And wildly dash'd on tower and tree
The sunbeam strikes along the world:
And but for fancies, which aver
That all thy motions gently pass
Athwart a plane of molten glass,
I scarce could brook the strain and stir

That makes the barren branches loud;
And but for fear it is not so,
The wild unrest that lives in woe
Would dote and pore on yonder cloud

That rises upward always higher,
And onward drags a labouring breast,
And topples round the dreary west,
A l...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...he non ti guardi

de lo scender qua giuso in questo centro

de l'ampio loco ove tornar tu ardi".

 "Da che tu vuo' saver cotanto a dentro,

dirotti brievemente", mi rispuose,

"perch'io non temo di venir qua entro.

 Temer si dee di sole quelle cose

c'hanno potenza di fare altrui male;

de l'altre no, ch? non son paurose.

 I' son fatta da Dio, sua merc?, tale,

che la vostra miseria non mi tange,

n? fiamma d'esto incendio non m'assale.

 Donna ? gentil nel ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...e height of wisdom seems to me
 That of a child;
So let my ageing vision be
 Serene and mild.
The depth of folly, I aver,
 Is to fish deep
In that dark pool of science where
 Truth-demons sleep.

Let me not be a bearded sage
 Seeing too clear;
In issues of the atom age
 Man-doom I fear.
So long as living's outward show
 To me is fair,
What lies behind I do not know,
 And do not care.

Of woeful fears of future ill
 That earth-folk haunt,
Let me, as radiant mea...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...Truth now?--Ill? 
 --Do pens but slily further her advance? 
 May one not speed her but in phrase askance? 
Do scribes aver the Comic to be Reverend still? 

 "Still rule those minds on earth 
 At whom sage Milton's wormwood words were hurled: 
 'Truth like a bastard comes into the world 
Never without ill-fame to him who gives her birth'?"...Read More

by Pope, Alexander
...re of good Humour,
And sensible soft Melancholy.

`Has she no Faults then (Envy says) Sir?'
Yes she has one, I must aver:
When all the World comspires to praise her,
The Woman's deaf, and does not hear....Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...dove la batte l'onda,
porta di giunchi sovra 'l molle limo;
 null'altra pianta che facesse fronda
o indurasse, vi puote aver vita,
però ch'a le percosse non seconda.
 Poscia non sia di qua vostra reddita;
lo sol vi mosterrà, che surge omai,
prendere il monte a più lieve salita».
 Così sparì; e io sù mi levai
sanza parlare, e tutto mi ritrassi
al duca mio, e li occhi a lui drizzai.
 El cominciò: «Figliuol, segui i miei passi:
volgianci in dietro, ché di qua dichina...Read More

by Milton, John
...iage that fallacious Bride, 
Unclean, unchaste.
Down Reason then, at least vain reasonings down,
Though Reason here aver
That moral verdit quits her of unclean :
Unchaste was subsequent, her stain not his.
But see here comes thy reverend Sire
With careful step, Locks white as doune,
Old Manoah: advise
Forthwith how thou oughtst to receive him.

Sam: Ay me, another inward grief awak't, 
With mention of that name renews th' assault.

Man: Brethren and men of Dan...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...Chinese offer sacrifices to the water spirits twice a year,
And whether the water spirits or God felt angry I will not aver;
But perhaps God has considered such sacrifices a sin,
And has drowned so many thousands of them for not worshipping Him. 

How wonderful are the works of God,
At times among His people abroad;
Therefore, let us be careful of what we do or say,
For fear God doth suddenly take our lives away. 

The province of Honan is about half the size of Scot...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...er;
This know we both, and I besides know well
Wherefore I love her, and I love to tell
My love, as all my loving songs aver.
But what on her part could the passion stir,
Tho' 'tis more difficult for love to spell,
Yet can I dare divine how this befel,
Nor will her lips deny it if I err. 
She loves me first because I love her, then
Loves me for knowing why she should be loved,
And that I love to praise her, loves again.
So from her beauty both our loves are moved,...Read More

by Wordsworth, William
...bsp;And for full fifty yards around,  The grass it shook upon the ground;  But all do still aver  The little babe is buried there.  Beneath that hill of moss so fair. XXIII.   I cannot tell how this may be,  But plain it is, the thorn is bound  With heavy tufts of moss, that strive  To drag it to the ground.  And this I know, full m...Read More

by Philips, Katherine
...Forbear, bold youth; all 's heaven here,
 And what you do aver
To others courtship may appear,
 'Tis sacrilege to her.
She is a public deity;
 And were 't not very odd
She should dispose herself to be
 A petty household god? 

First make the sun in private shine
 And bid the world adieu,
That so he may his beams confine
 In compliment to you:
But if of that you do despair,
 Think how you did amiss
To strive to ...Read More

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