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Samuel Johnson (Сэмюэл Джонсон)


Song


Not the soft sighs of vernal gales,
The fragrance of the flowery vales,
The murmurs of the crystal rill,
The vocal grove, the verdant hill;
Not all their charms, though all unite,
Can touch my bosom with delight.

Not all the gems on India's shore,
Not all Peru's unbounded store,
Not all the power, nor all the fame,
That heroes, kings, or poets claim;
Nor knowledge which the learn'd approve,
To form one wish my soul can move.

Yet Nature's charms allure my eyes,
And knowledge, wealth, and fame I prize;
Fame, wealth, and knowledge I obtain,
Nor seek I Nature's charms in vain;
In lovely Stella all combine,
And, lovely Stella! thou art mine. 



Samuel Johnson's other poems:
  1. To Myrtilis - The New Year's Offering
  2. On Hearing Miss Thrale Consulting with a Friend About a Gown and Hat
  3. On The Death Of Stephen Grey, F.R.S.
  4. Written At The Request Of A Gentleman To Whom A Lady Had Given A Sprig Of Myrtle
  5. On Lyce - An Elderly Lady


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou")
  • Charlotte Mew (Шарлотта Мью) Song ("Love love to-day, my dear")
  • John Davidson (Джон Дэвидсон) Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay")
  • Bryan Procter (Брайан Проктер) Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary")
  • George Etherege (Джордж Этеридж) Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Mary Chudleigh (Мэри Чадли) Song ("Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?")
  • Edgar Poe (Эдгар По) Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn (Афра Бен) Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Amy Lowell (Эми Лоуэлл) Song ("Oh! To be a flower")
  • Bayard Taylor (Бейард Тейлор) Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe (Айзек Бикерстафф) Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • Hilaire Belloc (Хилар Беллок) Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year")
  • George Lyttelton (Джордж Литтелтон) Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732
  • Philip Massinger (Филип Мэссинджер) Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death")

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