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Edgar Allan Poe :
It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me.
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Annabel Lee (l. 1-6). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
She was a child and I was a child, In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love— I and my Annabel Lee— With a love that the winged seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me.
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Annabel Lee (l. 7-12). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.]
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Robert Earl Hayden :
If you see my Pompey, 30 yrs of age, new breeches, plain stockings, negro shoes; if you see my Anna, likely young mulatto branded E on the right cheek, R on the left, catch them if you can and notify subscriber.
[Robert Earl Hayden (1913-1980), U.S. poet. Runagate Runagate (l. 21-25). . . Collected Poems [Robert Hayden]. Frederick Glaysher, ed. (1985) Liveright.]
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George Gordon Noel Byron :
The conqueror at least; who, ere Time renders His last award, will have the long grass grow Above his burnt-out brain and sapless cinders. If I might augur, I should rate but low Their chances: they are too numerous, like the thirty Mock tyrants, when Rome's annals wax'd but dirty.
[George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Don Juan. . . The Poems of Byron. Paul E. More, ed. (1933) Houghton Mifflin.]
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Richard Wilbur :
Ask us, ask us whether with the worldless rose Our hearts shall fail us; come demanding Whether there shall be lofty or long standing When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
[Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. Advice to a Prophet (l. 33-36). . . Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945-1980. D. J. Enright, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.]
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William Shakespeare :
If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioles. Alone I did it.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Coriolanus, in Coriolanus, act 5, sc. 3, l. 113-6. Boasting of his achievements in battle.]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love which was more than love -- I and my Annabel Lee.
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. first published in New York Tribune (Oct. 9, 1849). Annabel Lee, st. 2 (written 1845). The poem is addressed to Poe's 13-year-old cousin and wife, Virginia Clemm, who died in 1847 aged 24.]
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Thomas Hardy :
Yonder a maid and her wight Come whispering by: War's annals will cloud into night Ere their story die.
[Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. In Time of "The Breaking of Nations," (l. 9-12). . . The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.]
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Thomas Gray :
Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor.
[Thomas Gray (1716-1771), British poet. repr. In Poetical Works, ed. J. Rogers (1953). Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, st. 8 (1751).]
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Anne Sexton :
Anna who was mad, I have a knife in my armpit. When I stand on tiptoe I tap out messages.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Anna Who Was Mad."]
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