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Quiz 2019 


Number  20

A Quiz on Poetry


Set by Mel Kinsey

Identify to poem these lines are taken from


1/  "...Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light. -- One if by land and two by sea....."


2/  "Hail to the, blithe spirit!

      Bird thou never wert-

      That from heaven or near it

      Pourest thy full heart

      In profuse strains of unpremeditated art....."


3/  "How do I love the? Let me count the ways.

      I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

      My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

      for the ends of Being and ideal Grace..."


4/  "...And before the street begins,

      And the grass grows soft and white,

      And there the sun burns crimson bright,

      And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

      To cool in the peppermint wind..."


5/  "... Where both deliberate, the love is slight,

      Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?"


6/  "... The larks on the wing; 

      The snal's on the thorn;

      God's  in his heaven -

      All's right with the world!...."


7/  "...And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,

And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking..."


8/  "...Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May..."


9/  "...Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light..."   


10/  "... My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-

It gives a lovely light!"


11/  "...In what distant deeps or skies

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand, dare seize the fire?..."


12/  "April is the cruellest month,

breeding Lilacs out of the dead land,

mixing memory and desire,

stiring dull roots with spring rain..."


12/  "...Beuty is truth, truth beauty - that is all

that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know/"


13/ " ... No more:; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise."


14/ "...All minsy were the borogroves,

And the mome raths outgrage..."


15/ " the night 

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all thats best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes..."


16/ "....To take us lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page

Of prancing Poetry-

This Traverses may the poorset take...."


17/ "... I hold it is true, whate'er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;

'Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all..."


18/ "... A little learning is a dang'rous thing;

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring..."


19/ "....Far from the madding crowdd's ignoble strife,

Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;

Along the cool sequester'd vale of life

The keep noiseless tenour of their way..."


20/ "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old time is still a-flying:

And this same flower that smiles today,

Tomorrow will be dying..."






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