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by Bradstreet, Anne
...truction to a Land doth soon afford.
85 They're for my punishments ordain'd on high,
86 Unless thy tears prevent it speedily.
87 But yet I answer not what you demand
88 To shew the grievance of my troubled Land.
89 Before I tell the effect I'll shew the cause,
90 Which are my sins--the breach of sacred Laws:
91 Idolatry, supplanter of a N ation,
92 With foolish superstitious adoration,
93 Are lik'd and countenanc'd by men of might,
94 The Gospel is trod down and h...Read More



by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...p the trellis'd vine on high!
May ye swell, twin-berries tender,
Juicier far,--and with more splendour

Ripen, and more speedily!
O'er ye broods the sun at even
As he sinks to rest, and heaven

Softly breathes into your ear
All its fertilising fullness,
While the moon's refreshing coolness,

Magic-laden, hovers near;
And, alas! ye're watered ever

By a stream of tears that rill
From mine eyes--tears ceasing never,

Tears of love that nought can still!

1775.*...Read More

by Kilmer, Joyce
...m
An everlasting crown.
Unlock the door this evening
And let your gate swing wide,
Let all who ask for shelter
Come speedily inside.
What if your yard be narrow?
What if your house be small?
There is a Guest is coming
Will glorify it all.
There was a joyous hostler
Who knelt on Christmas morn
Beside the radiant manger
Wherein his Lord was born.
His heart was full of laughter,
His soul was full of bliss
When Jesus, on His Mother's lap,
Gave him His hand to kiss...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...on that side ensued, 
 And has till now prevailed. 

 "All other orbs have kept in touch; 
 Their voicings reach me speedily: 
Thy people took upon them overmuch 
 In sundering them from me! 

 "And it is strange--though sad enough - 
 Earth's race should think that one whose call 
Frames, daily, shining spheres of flawless stuff 
 Must heed their tainted ball! . . . 

 "But say'st thou 'tis by pangs distraught, 
 And strife, and silent suffering? - 
Deep grie...Read More

by Field, Eugene
...n go romping about
With dollies and tin tops and drums,
And, my! how they frolic and scamper and shout
Till bedtime too speedily comes!
Oh, days they are golden and days they are fleet
With little folk living in Good-Children street.

See, here comes an army with guns painted red,
And swords, caps, and plumes of all sorts;
The captain rides gaily and proudly ahead
On a stick-horse that prances and snorts!
Oh, legions of soldiers you're certain to meet -
Nice make-believe ...Read More



by Watts, Isaac
...Through all the nations known.

Great Babylon that rules the earth,
Drunk with the martyrs' blood,
Her crimes shall speedily awake
The fury of our God.

The cup of wrath is ready mixed,
And she must drink the dregs:
Strong is the Lord, her sovereign Judge,
And shall fulfil the plagues....Read More

by Homer,
...e them make a goodly temple for rich-haired Demeter and an altar upon the rising hillock. And they obeyed him right speedily and harkened to his voice, doing as he commanded. As for the child, he grew like an immortal being.

[Line 301] Now when they had finished building and had drawn back from their toil, they went every man to his house. But golden-haired Demeter sat there apart from all the blessed gods and stayed, wasting with yearning for her deep-boso...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...is surprise it was a piece of gold!
And Jack cried oh! joyful, this will make up for my mother's loss,
Then he ran home speedily, knowing his mother wouldn't be cross. 

And when he got home he told his mother of his ill success,
And his adventure with the gentleman, then she felt deep distress;
And when Jack showed her the sovereign, the gentleman gave him,
She cried, We mustn't keep that money, it would be a sin. 

Dear mother, I thought so, there must be some mista...Read More

by Milton, John
...s of the north; there to prepare 
Fit entertainment to receive our King, 
The great Messiah, and his new commands, 
Who speedily through all the hierarchies 
Intends to pass triumphant, and give laws. 
So spake the false Arch-Angel, and infused 
Bad influence into the unwary breast 
Of his associate: He together calls, 
Or several one by one, the regent Powers, 
Under him Regent; tells, as he was taught, 
That the Most High commanding, now ere night, 
Now ere dim night ha...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...to see;
Captain Burnaby with thirteen Guardsmen fighting manfully,
And they drove the Russians down the hillside right speedily. 

The French and Zouaves aided the British in the fight,
And they shot down and killed the Russians left and right,
And the Chasseurs also joined in the fight,
And the Russians fell back in great afright. 

Then the Russians tried again and again
To drive the British from the slopes of Inkermann, but all in vain,
For the French and British ...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...r pursued them half-a-mile;
Then he ordered his men to halt and rest a while,
Until he should put them into order right speedily,
Then follow the enemy at the double-march and complete the victory. 

Then the Highlanders chased them and poured in a volley,
Besides they hewed them down with their broadswords mercilessly;
But somehow both armies got mixed together, and a general rout ensued,
While the Highlanders eagerly the English army hotly pursued. 

The success on ...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...autiful sight to see;
And in the year of 1825, and on the 19th of February,
The ship "Kent" sailed from the Downs right speedily,
While the passengers' hearts felt light with glee. 

And the beautiful ship proceeded on her way to Bengal,
While the passengers were cheerful one and all;
And the sun shone out in brilliant array,
And on the evening of the 28th they entered the Bay of Biscay. 

But a gale from the south-west sprang up that night,
Which filled the passenger...Read More

by Wigglesworth, Michael
...ise 
through sloth and frailty slumber'd.

For at midnight brake forth a Light, 
which turn'd the night to day,
And speedily a hideous cry 
did all the world dismay.
Sinners awake, their hearts do ake, 
trembling their loynes surprizeth;
Amaz'd with fear, by what they hear, 
each one of them ariseth.

They rush from Beds with giddy heads,
and to their windows run,
Viewing this light, which shines more bright
than doth the Noon-day Sun.
Straightway appears (the...Read More

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
...e brave, then go 
Free and released -- or no! 
Find first some task, some overmastering thing 
I cannot do, and find it speedily, 
For if thou dost not thou shalt surely die!" 

The sword whirled back. The fisherman uprose, 
And if at first his voice was weak with fear 
And his limbs trembled, it was but a doze, 
And at the high song's close 
He stood up straight. His voice rang loud and clear. 


The Song. 

Last night the quays were lighted; 
Cressets of smo...Read More

by Morris, William
...men's dainty gear,
Lay cast upon the varied pavement near.


In one quick glance these things his eyes did see,
But speedily they turned round to behold
Another sight, for throned on ivory
There sat a woman, whose wet tresses rolled
On to the floor in waves of gleaming gold,
Cast back from such a form as, erewhile shown
To one poor shepherd, lighted up Troy town.


Naked she was, the kisses of her feet
Upon the floor a dying path had made
From the full bath unto her i...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...e is unclosed, and thy forehead is bent 
 O'er the hearth, where ashes smoulder; 
 And behold, the watch-lamp will be speedily spent. 
 Art thou vexed? have we done aught amiss? Oh, relent! 
 But—parent, thy hands grow colder! 
 Say, with ours wilt thou let us rekindle in thine 
 The glow that has departed? 
 Wilt thou sing us some song of the days of lang syne? 
 Wilt thou tell us some tale, from those volumes divine, 
 Of the brave and noble-hearted? 
 
 Of the d...Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...
Transfers the Sway, and changed his Wool to Furrs. 
Lord-Keeper now, as rightly he divides 
His just Decrees, and speedily decides; 
When his sole Neighbor, whilst he watch'd the Fold, 
A Hermit poor, in Contemplation old, 
Hastes to his Ear, with safe, but lost Advice, 
Tells him such Heights are levell'd in a trice, 
Preferments treach'rous, and her Paths of Ice: 
And that already sure 't had turn'd his Brain, 
Who thought a Prince's Favour to retain. 
Nor seem'd ...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...bees had lost their stings,
And horses were born with eagles' wings:
And just as I became assured
My lame foot would be speedily cured,
The music stopped and I stood still,
And found myself outside the Hill,
Left alone against my will,
To go now limping as before,
And never hear of that country more!"

Alas, alas for Hamelin!
There came into many a burgher's pate
A text which says, that Heaven's Gate
Opes to the Rich at as easy rate
As the needle's eye takes a camel in!
The M...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...The Riddle we can guess
We speedily despise --
Not anything is stale so long
As Yesterday's surprise --...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...t four o'clock,
And when he awakened the inmates, their nerves got a shock,
But under their kind treatment he recovered speedily,
And was able to recount the disaster correctly. 

Oh! it was a fearful, and a destructive storm!
I never mind the like since I was born,
Only the Tay Bridge storm of 1879,
And both these storms will be remembered for a very long time....Read More

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