Verse > Anthologies > Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. > The Oxford Book of English Verse
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616
  
136. Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind
  
BLOW, blow, thou winter wind, 
Thou art not so unkind 
  As man's ingratitude; 
Thy tooth is not so keen, 
Because thou art not seen,         5
  Although thy breath be rude. 
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly: 
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: 
        Then heigh ho, the holly! 
        This life is most jolly.  10
 
      Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, 
      That dost not bite so nigh 
        As benefits forgot: 
      Though thou the waters warp, 
      Thy sting is not so sharp  15
        As friend remember'd not. 
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly: 
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: 
        Then heigh ho, the holly! 
        This life is most jolly.  20
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors