A Pair of Blue Eyes, by Thomas Hardy

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A Pair of Blue Eyes

  1. ‘A fair vestal, throned in the west’
  2. ’Twas on the evening of a winter’s day.’
  3. ‘Melodious birds sing madrigals’
  4. ‘Where heaves the turf in many a mould’ring heap.’
  5. ‘Bosom’d high in tufted trees.’
  6. ‘Fare thee weel awhile!’
  7. ‘No more of me you knew, my love!’
  8. ‘Allen-a-Dale is no baron or lord.’
  9. ‘Her father did fume’
  10. ‘Beneath the shelter of an aged tree.’
  11. ‘Journeys end in lovers meeting.’
  12. ‘Adieu! she cries, and waved her lily hand.’
  13. ‘He set in order many proverbs.’
  14. ‘We frolic while ’tis May.’
  15. ‘A wandering voice.’
  16. ‘Then fancy shapes — as fancy can.’
  17. ‘Her welcome, spoke in faltering phrase.’
  18. ‘He heard her musical pants.’
  19. ‘Love was in the next degree.’
  20. ‘A distant dearness in the hill.’
  21. ‘On thy cold grey stones, O sea!’
  22. ‘A woman’s way.’
  23. ‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot?’
  24. ‘Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour.’
  25. ‘Mine own familiar friend.’
  26. ‘To that last nothing under earth.’
  27. ‘How should I greet thee?’
  28. ‘I lull a fancy, trouble-tost.’
  29. ‘Care, thou canker.’
  30. ‘Vassal unto Love.’
  31. ‘A worm i’ the bud.’
  32. ‘Had I wist before I kist’
  33. ‘O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery.’
  34. ‘Yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.’
  35. ‘And wilt thou leave me thus? — say nay — say nay!’
  36. ‘The pennie’s the jewel that beautifies a’.’
  37. ‘After many days.’
  38. ‘Jealousy is cruel as the grave.’
  39. ‘Each to the loved one’s side.’
  40. ‘Welcome, proud lady.’

‘A violet in the youth of primy nature,

Forward, not permanent, sweet not lasting,

The perfume and suppliance of a minute;

No more.’


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