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A selection from the lyrical poems of Robert Herrick [Kindle Edition]

Robert Herrick , Francis Turner Palgrave
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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I Sing Of May-poles, Hock-carts, Wassails, Wakes, Of Bride-grooms, Brides, And Of Their Bridal-cakes. I Write Of Youth, Of Love;--and Have Access By These, To Sing Of Cleanly Wantonness; I Sing Of Dews, Of Rains, And, Piece By Piece, Of Balm, Of Oil, Of Spice, And Ambergris.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 202 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1419103199
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082RGM5A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,857 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SONGWRITER 25 Nov. 2012
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This ebook from Kindle contains excellent examples from the thousand or so surviving poems of this melodious prolific poet,labelled by Swinburme as 'the songwriter'. The poet himself , confesses as much his artistic style so succinctly expressed in his poem 'The Argument of his book'...'I sing of brooks, of blossoms,birds and bowers'.Herrick's poetry 'reads aloud'( the key to all good poets!)and therefore makes this representitive selection a delight for all poetry afficionados.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A feast of the imagination 9 Nov. 2013
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This selection is a fine introduction to the cavalier poet. Love poems, epigrams and vignettes of pastoral life were never more elegantly written. Untouched by the horrors of civil war, Herrick retained his insouciant lightness of style until, thankfully reappointed to a benefice after the Restoration, he finally published these tokens of love and refined laments on the transience of life. Absent from this bowlderised selection are some teasingly naughty verses ('On the nipples of Julia's breasts') that give a fuller picture of his style. Most if not all of Herrick's lovers were creations of his poetic imagination and though his oevre is far less weighty than, say, the metaphysicals, his simple directness speaks across the years, as he carouses with maidens in a rural idyll, and dreams of embracing the fair Julia. The church would be a good deal richer today for a few more clergy of the quality of Mr Herrick.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I like it but I'd like more... 28 July 2013
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Herrick is massively underrated and I can only ever find selections online. This has some nice poems in. I'd rather have that than nothing if I only had electronic - but I think I will still cling lovingly to my 'Complete Poems of Robert Herrick' in leather with gold edging, about 50 years old and a bit loved, that I picked up for 50p in a charity shop...
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1.0 out of 5 stars There are no poems in this volume 3 Feb. 2012
By B. Marold - Published on
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I have found many misleading things among Amazon marketed e-books, but I have never before found one where the Kindle version of the book simply did not include the content it promised. As all the other reviewers have pointed out, indeed, there are no poems in the electronic version of the book. It also appeared that the Table of Contents was static, not active, to take you to a poem. For some reason, outside the range of the sideboard table of contents, there IS an active table of contents above the static one. I tried clicking on a number of the poem titles, and it took me to the name of that poem in the static listing. It's almost as if the converters had constructed a shell for the poems, constructed an active T of C, and did not add the text of the poems. The electronic copy was done by a group of volunteers, and not Amazon, Mobil, or a publishing house such as Random House.

This is a good reason to pay attention to user reviews of Kindle editions. It's a shame that doesn't separate reviews of Kindle and paper copies.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Figure This Out 24 Mar. 2010
By Robert K. Stull - Published on
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After downloading this to my Kindle, I could not figure out how to open the poems to read them or to listen to them. I finally found the Table of Contents, but when I clicked on an underlined title, it took me to that title in very bold print, but it would not open. It didn't cost anything, but I guess you get what you pay for. If you figure out how to read the poems, let me know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There are poems 28 Aug. 2012
By Sam Clemens - Published on
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I noticed that this was rated as one star. I read some of the reviews that claimed that there were no poems in this volume. I downloaded anyway because it was free, and there are definitely poems in there. It would seem as if someone has fixed the problem.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best selections 25 Feb. 2013
By Peloplatino - Published on
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Though I enjoy Herrick, these were not the selections I was hoping for. Nevertheless, the book is still a good read. Maybe the selections will appeal to you more.
1.0 out of 5 stars No poems, just the Intro 5 Jan. 2012
By Sai - Published on
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I would give this Zero stars if I could. No poems, just the intro and the table of contents. Don't download. Don't download.
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