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Text of Milton's "Sonnet 1"

Sonnet 1

O  Nightingale, that on yon bloomy Spray
Warbl'st at eeve, when all the Woods are still,
Thou with fresh hope the Lovers heart dost fill,
While the jolly hours lead on propitious May,

Thy liquid notes that close the eye of Day, [ 5 ]
First heard before the shallow Cuccoo's bill
Portend success in love; O if Jove's will
Have linkt that amorous power to thy soft lay,

Now timely sing, ere the rude Bird of Hate
Foretell my hopeles doom in som Grove ny: [ 10 ]
As thou from yeer to yeer hast sung too late

For my relief; yet hadst no reason why,
Whether the Muse, or Love call thee his mate,
Both them I serve, and of their train am I.

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Text of Keats' "On the Grasshopper and Cricket"

On the Grasshopper and Cricket

 THE POETRY of earth is never dead: 

  When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, 

  And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run 

From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead; 

That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead         5

  In summer luxury,—he has never done 

  With his delights; for when tired out with fun 

He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed. 

The poetry of earth is ceasing never: 

  On a lone winter evening, when the frost         10

    Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills 

The Cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever, 

  And seems to one in drowsiness half lost, 

    The Grasshopper’s among some grassy hills.

                                                December 30, 1816.


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