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SONNET ON SITTING DOWN TO READ KING LEAR ONCE AGAIN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O golden-tongued romance, with serene lute!
Last Line: Give me new phoenix wings to fly at my desire.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


O golden-tongued Romance, with serene lute!
Fair plumed Siren! Queen of far away!
Leave melodizing on this wintry day,
Shut up thine olden pages, and be mute:
Adieu! for once again the fierce dispute
Betwixt damnation and impassioned clay
Must I burn through; once more humbly assay
The bitter-sweet of this Shakespearean fruit.
Chief Poet! and ye clouds of Albion,
Begetters of our deep eternal theme,
When through the old oak forest I am gone,
Let me not wander in a barren dream,
But when I am consumed in the fire,
Give me new Phoenix wings to fly at my desire.





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