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Famous Sumptuously Poems by Famous Poets

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...And knew her sitting sad and solitary. 
Then cried Geraint for wine and goodly cheer 
To feed the sudden guest, and sumptuously 
According to his fashion, bad the host 
Call in what men soever were his friends, 
And feast with these in honour of their Earl; 
'And care not for the cost; the cost is mine.' 

And wine and food were brought, and Earl Limours 
Drank till he jested with all ease, and told 
Free tales, and took the word and played upon it, 
And made it of tw...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...r-wag-tail, who is a neighbour, and loves to be looked at. 

Let Dodo rejoice with the purple Worm, who is cloathed sumptuously, tho he fares meanly. 

Let Ahio rejoice with the Merlin who is a cousin german of the hawk. 

Let Joram rejoice with the Water-Rail, who takes his delight in the river. 

Let Chileab rejoice with Ophion who is clean made, less than an hart, and a Sardinian. 

Let Shephatiah rejoice with the little Owl, which is the wingged Cat.Read More

by Lawrence, D. H.
...ds where the beech-green spurts
Like a storm of emerald snow, look, see
A great bay stallion dances, skirts 
The bushes sumptuously, 
Going outward now in the spring to his brief deserts.

Ah love, with your rich, warm face aglow, 
What sudden expectation opens you 
So wide as you watch the catkins blow 
Their dust from the birch on the blue 
Lift of the pulsing wind—ah, tell me you know!

Ah, surely! Ah, sure from the golden sun 
A quickening, masculine gleam floats in t...Read More

by Meredith, George
...'In Paris, at the Louvre, there have I seen 
The sumptuously-feathered angel pierce 
Prone Lucifer, descending. Looked he fierce, 
Showing the fight a fair one? Too serene! 
The young Pharsalians did not disarray 
Less willingly their locks of floating silk: 
That suckling mouth of his, upon the milk 
Of heaven might still be feasting through the fray. 
Oh, Raphael! when men the Fiend do fight, 
Th...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...I was Lord of Cities very sumptuously builded.
Seven roaring Cities paid me tribute from far.
Ivory their outposts were--the guardrooms of them gilded,
And garrisoned with Amazons invincible in war.

All the world went softly when it walked before my Cities--
Neither King nor Army vexed my peoples at their toil.
Never horse nor chariot irked or overbore my Cities....Read More

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