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Famous Man Up Poems by Famous Poets

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by Marvell, Andrew 
And place in council fell to Dunscombe's share. 
All men admired he to that pitch could fly: 
Powder ne'er blew man up so soon so high, 
But sure his late good husbandry in petre 
Showed him to manage the Exchequer meeter; 
And who the forts would not vouchsafe a corn, 
To lavish the King's money more would scorn. 
Who hath no chimneys, to give all is best, 
And ablest Speaker, who of law has least; 
Who less estate, for Treasurer most fit, 
And for a couns'llor, ...Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...ecret of Grief. 

And I feel what it must be and is, 
When God draws a new angel so
Through the house of a man up to His, 
With a murmur of music, you miss, 
And a rapture of light, you forgo. 

How you think, staring on at the door, 
Where the face of your angel flashed in, 
That its brightness, familiar before, 
Burns off from you ever the more
For the dark of your sorrow and sin. 

`God lent him and takes him,' you sigh ; 
-- Nay, ther...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...ear not e'en in the stocks to be placed."
"Whence do ye, then, derive the destiny, great and gigantic,
Which raises man up on high, e'en when it grinds him to dust?"--
"All mere nonsense! Ourselves, our worthy acquaintances also,
And our sorrows and wants, seek we, and find we, too, here."
"But all this ye possess at home both apter and better,--
Wherefore, then, fly from yourselves, if 'tis yourselves that ye seek?"
"Be not offended, great hero, for that is a differe...Read More

by Frost, Robert
...well till we reached the barn 
With a big catch to empty in a bay. 
You understand that meant the easy job 
For the man up on top of throwing down 
The hay and rolling it off wholesale, 
Where on a mow it would have been slow lifting. 
You wouldn't think a fellow'd need much urging 
Under these circumstances, would you now? 
But the old fool seizes his fork in both hands, 
And looking up bewhiskered out of the pit, 
Shouts like an army captain, 'Let her come!' 
Thinks...Read More

by Lawrence, D. H.

Dunna thee tell me its his'n, mother,
      Dunna thee, dunna thee.
--Oh ay! he'll be comin' to tell thee his-sèn
      Wench, wunna he?

Tha doesna mean to say to me, mother,
      He's gone wi that--
--My gel, owt'll do for a man i' the dark,
      Tha's got it flat.

But 'er's old, mother, 'er's twenty year
      Older nor him--
--Ay, an...Read More

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