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Pack, clouds, away, and welcome day
Swiftly walk over the western wave

Pack, clouds, away, and welcome day (T. Heywood, Gold)
Pack, clouds, away! and welcome, day(T. Heywood, OBEV)
Park is filled with night and fog (S. Teasdale, MAP)
Passing away, saith the World, passing away (C.G. Rossetti, OBEV)
Passions are liken'd best to floods and streams (Sir W. Raleigh, OBEV)
Past ruin'd Ilion Helen lives (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
Peace is declared, and I return (R. Kipling, MBP)
Peace, Shepherd, peace! What boots it singing on(M.L. Woods, OBEV)
Perfect little body, without fault or stain on thee (R. Bridges, OBEV)
Pharaoh, King of Egypt's land (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
Phoebus, arise(W. Drummond, Gold)
Phoebus, arise(W. Drummond, OBEV)
Pibroch of Donuil Dhu (Sir W. Scott, Gold)
Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo (C. Sandburg, MAP)
Pines were dark on Ramoth hill (J.G. Whittier, YBAV)
Piping down the valleys wild (W. Blake, OBEV)
Poet and Saint! to thee alone are given (A. Cowley, Meta)
Poor lone Hannah (L. Larcom, YBAV)
Poor Mary Byrne is dead (W.M. Letts, MBP)
Poor Soul, the centre of my sinful earth (W. Shakespeare, Gold)
Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth (W. Shakespeare, OBEV)
Poor tired Tim! It's sad for him. (W. De la Mare, MBP)
Poplars are fell'd! farewell to the shade (W. Cowper, Gold)
Praise is devotion fit for mighty minds (Sir W. Davenant, OBEV)
Pray but one prayer for me 'twixt thy closed lips (W. Morris, OBEV)
Proud Ægyptian Queen, her Roman Guest (E. Sherburne, Meta)
Proud Maisie is in the wood (Sir W. Scott, Gold)
Proud Maisie is in the wood (Sir W. Scott, OBEV)
Proud word you never spoke, but you will speak (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
Pure stream, in whose transparent wave (T.G. Smollett, OBEV)
Put your head, darling, darling, darling (Sir S. Ferguson, OBEV)

Queen and Huntress, chaste and fair (B. Jonson, Gold)
Queen and huntress, chaste and fair (B. Jonson, OBEV)
Queen of fragrance, lovely Rose (W. Broome, OBEV)
Quhen Flora had o'erfret the firth (Anonymous, OBEV)
Qui vive! The sentry's musket rings (O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
Quoth tongue of neither maid nor wife (Sir H. Taylor, OBEV)

Rain set early in to-night (R. Browning, OBEV)
Rarely, rarely, comest thou (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
Red rose whispers of passion (J.B. O'Reilly, OBEV)
Reivers they stole Fair Annie (Anonymous, OBEV)
Remain, ah not in youth alone(W.S. Landor, OBEV)
Remember me when I am gone away (C.G. Rossetti, OBEV)
Return, return! all night my lamp is burning (S. Dobell, OBEV)
Return to greet me, colours that were my joy (S. Sassoon, MBP)
Rich man has his motor-car (F.P. Adams, MAP)
Rifleman, shoot me a fancy shot (C.D. Shanly, YBAV)
Ring, so worn as you behold (G. Crabbe, OBEV)
Rise, said the Master, come unto the feast (H. Alford, OBEV)
Rising moon has hid the stars (H.W. Longfellow, YBAV)
Robin sat on gude green hill (R. Henryson, OBEV)
Rocked in the cradle of the deep (E. Willard, YBAV)
Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river (J.C. Mangan, OBEV)
Romira, stay (J. Hall, Meta)
Rorate coeli desuper(W. Dunbar, OBEV)
Rose-cheek'd Laura, come (T. Campion, OBEV)
Roses, their sharp spines being gone (W. Shakespeare, OBEV)
Rose was sick and smiling died (R. Herrick, OBEV)
Round the cape of a sudden came the sea (R. Browning, OBEV)
Royal feast was done; the King (E.R. Sill, YBAV)
Ruin seize thee, ruthless King(T. Gray, Gold)

Sabrina fair (J. Milton, OBEV)
Safe where I cannot die yet (C.G. Rossetti, OBEV)
Saints have adored the lofty soul of you (C.H. Sorley, MBP)
Say, crimson Rose and dainty Daffodil (J. Reynolds, OBEV)
Say not the struggle naught availeth (A.H. Clough, OBEV)
Says Tweed to Till (Anonymous, OBEV)
Say there! P'r'aps (F.B. Harte, YBAV)
Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frown'd (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
Seamen three! What men be ye(T.L. Peacock, OBEV)
Seas are quiet when the winds give o'er (E. Waller, OBEV)
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (J. Keats, Gold)
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness(J. Keats, OBEV)
See, from this counterfeit of him (T.W. Parsons, YBAV)
See how the flowers, as at parade (A. Marvell, OBEV)
See how the Orient Dew (A. Marvell, Meta)
Seen you down at chu'ch las' night (P.L. Dunbar, MAP)
See the Chariot at hand here of Love (B. Jonson, OBEV)
See where she sits upon the grassie greene (E. Spenser, OBEV)
See! with what constant Motion (R. Lovelace, Meta)
See with what simplicity (A. Marvell, Meta)
See with what simplicity (A. Marvell, OBEV)
See yon blithe child that dances in our sight(S. Coleridge, OBEV)
Send home my long strayd eyes to mee (J. Donne, Meta)
Sense with keenest edge unusèd (R. Bridges, OBEV)
Serene the silver fishes glide (M. Eastman, MAP)
Seven weeks of sea, and twice seven days of storm (W.S. Blunt, OBEV)
Shades of night were falling fast (H.W. Longfellow, YBAV)
Shadows lay along Broadway (N.P. Willis, YBAV)
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day(W. Shakespeare, Gold)
Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day(W. Shakespeare, OBEV)
Shall I strew on thee rose or rue or laurel (A.C. Swinburne, OBEV)
Shall I thus ever long, and be no whit the neare(Anonymous, OBEV)
Shall I, wasting in despair (G. Wither, Gold)
Shall I, wasting in despair (G. Wither, OBEV)
She beat the happy pavèment (R. Lovelace, OBEV)
She dwelt among the untrodden ways (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
She dwelt among the untrodden ways (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
She fell away in her first ages spring (E. Spenser, OBEV)
She is not fair to outward view (H. Coleridge, Gold)
She is not fair to outward view (H. Coleridge, OBEV)
She knelt upon her brother's grave (T.E. Brown, OBEV)
She limps with halting painful pace (A.D. Ficke, MAP)
She might have known it in the earlier Spring (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
She pass'd away like morning dew (H. Coleridge, OBEV)
Sherwood in the twilight, is Robin Hood awake(A. Noyes, MBP)
She 's somewhere in the sunlight strong (R. Le Gallienne, OBEV)
She stood breast-high amid the corn (T. Hood, OBEV)
She walks in beauty, like the night (G. Byron, Gold)
She walks in beauty, like the night (G. Byron, OBEV)
She walks—the lady of my delight (A. Meynell, OBEV)
She was a beauty in the days (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
She was a Phantom of delight (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
She was a phantom of delight (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
She was a queen of noble Nature's crowning (H. Coleridge, OBEV)
She who to Heaven more Heaven doth annex (W. Cartwright, OBEV)
Shines the last age, the next with hope is seen (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
Short and sweet, and we 've come to the end of it (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot (R. Burns, OBEV)
Show me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear (J. Donne, Meta)
Shut not so soon; the dull-eyed night (R. Herrick, OBEV)
Silver dust ( H.D., MAP)
Since all that I can ever do for thee (E.R.B. Lytton, OBEV)
Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea (W. Shakespeare, Gold)
Since first I saw your face I resolved to honour and renown ye (Anonymous, OBEV)
Since I am comming to that Holy roome (J. Donne, Meta)
Since I noo mwore do zee your feäce (W. Barnes, OBEV)
Since, if you stood by my side to-day (P. Cary, YBAV)
Since man has been articulate (H. Monro, MBP)
Since that this thing we call the world (J. Hall, Meta)
Since there 's no help, come let us kiss and part (M. Drayton, OBEV)
Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part (M. Drayton, Gold)
Sing again the song you sung (G.W. Curtis, YBAV)
Sing his praises that doth keep (J. Fletcher, OBEV)
Sing lullaby, as women do (G. Gascoigne, OBEV)
Sir Orpheus, whom the poets have sung (J.G. Saxe, YBAV)
Sister, awake! close not your eyes(Anonymous, OBEV)
Skies they were ashen and sober (E.A. Poe, YBAV)
Sky (A. Kreymborg, MAP)
Sky is low, the clouds are mean (E. Dickinson, MAP)
Sleep on, and dream of heaven awhile (S. Rogers, Gold)
Sleep, sleep, beauty bright (W. Blake, OBEV)
Sleep softly  *  *  *  eagle forgotten  *  *  *  under the stone (V. Lindsay, MAP)
Sleep sweetly in your humble graves (H. Timrod, YBAV)
Slowly the mist o'er the meadow was creeping (O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
Sluggish morne as yet undrest (J. Cleveland, Meta)
Smoothing a cypress beam (W. Wattles, MAP)
So faint, no ear is sure it hears (T.S. Moore, MBP)
So fallen! so lost! the light withdrawn (J.G. Whittier, YBAV)
Softly along the road of evening (W. De la Mare, MBP)
Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me (D.H. Lawrence, MBP)
Softly now the light of day (G.W. Doane, YBAV)
Softly, O midnight Hours(A. De Vere, OBEV)
Soldiers are citizens of death's gray land (S. Sassoon, MBP)
Solemn light behind the barns (R. Le Gallienne, MAP)
Some of the hurts you have cured (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
Some vex their souls with jealous pain (J. Sheffield, OBEV)
Something there is that doesn't love a wall (R. Frost, MAP)
Sometimes when all the world seems grey and dun (A.H. Branch, MAP)
Soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings (H. Howard, OBEV)
So shuts the marigold her leaves (W. Browne, OBEV)
So, so, breake off this last lamenting kisse (J. Donne, Meta)
So that soldierly legend is still on its journey (E.C. Stedman, YBAV)
Souls of poets dead and gone (J. Keats, Gold)
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife(Sir W. Scott, OBEV)
Southrons, hear your Country call you(A. Pike, YBAV)
So, we'll go no more a-roving (G. Byron, OBEV)
So, without overt breach, we fall apart (W. Watson, MBP)
Spacious firmament on high (J. Addison, OBEV)
Speak! speak! thou fearful guest(H.W. Longfellow, YBAV)
Splendour falls on castle walls (A. Tennyson, OBEV)
Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king (T. Nashe, Gold)
Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king (T. Nashe, OBEV)
Stand close around, ye Stygian set (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
Stand here by my side and turn, I pray (W.C. Bryant, YBAV)
Star-dust and vaporous light (R.W. Gilder, YBAV)
Star that bids the Shepherd fold (J. Milton, OBEV)
Star that bringest home the bee (T. Campbell, Gold)
Stay, O sweet and do not rise(J. Donne, OBEV)
Steer, hither steer your wingèd pines (W. Browne, OBEV)
Stern Daughter of the Voice of God(W. Wordsworth, Gold)
Stern Daughter of the Voice of God(W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
Still do the stars impart their light (W. Cartwright, OBEV)
Still her gray rocks tower above the sea (F. Halleck, YBAV)
Still let my tyrants know, I am not doom'd to wear (E. Brontë, OBEV)
Still thirteen years: 't is autumn now (J.R. Lowell, YBAV)
Still to be neat, still to be drest (B. Jonson, OBEV)
Strange and unnatural! lets stay and see (A. Cowley, Meta)
Strange fits of passion have I known (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
Strange that I did not know him then (E.A. Robinson, MAP)
Streets of the roaring town (W.V. Moody, MAP)
Strew on her roses, roses (M. Arnold, OBEV)
Stuff of the moon (C. Sandburg, MAP)
Sublime—invention ever young (C. Smart, OBEV)
Sumer is icumen in (Anonymous, OBEV)
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare (F. Thompson, OBEV)
Sun descending in the west (W. Blake, OBEV)
Sun is warm, the sky is clear (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
Sun rises bright in France (A. Cunningham, OBEV)
Sunset and silence(P. Colum, MBP)
Sun stepped down from his golden throne (O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
Sun upon the lake is low (Sir W. Scott, Gold)
Sure thou didst flourish once! and many springs (H. Vaughan, OBEV)
Surprised by joy—impatient as the wind (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
Swallow, my sister, O sister swallow (A.C. Swinburne, OBEV)
Sweet are the rosy memories of the lips (E.R.B. Lytton, OBEV)
Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes (R. Herrick, Gold)
Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes (R. Herrick, OBEV)
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright (G. Herbert, Meta)
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright(G. Herbert, OBEV)
Sweet Echo, sweetest Nymph that liv'st unseen (J. Milton, OBEV)
Sweetest love, I do not goe (J. Donne, Meta)
Sweetest Saviour, if my soul (G. Herbert, OBEV)
Sweet Highland Girl, a very shower (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
Sweet in her green dell the flower of beauty slumbers (G. Darley, OBEV)
Sweet rois of vertew and of gentilness (W. Dunbar, OBEV)
Sweet Spring, thou turn'st with all thy goodly train (W. Drummond, OBEV)
Sweet stream, that winds through yonder glade (W. Cowper, Gold)
Sweet western wind, whose luck it is (R. Herrick, OBEV)
Swiftly walk o'er the western wave (P.B. Shelley, OBEV)
Swiftly walk over the western wave (P.B. Shelley, Gold)


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