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Frontispiece to a c. 1825 edition of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Credit: I.H. Jones

Frontispiece to a c. 1825 edition of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage:

Lo! where the Giant on the mountain stands,
His blood-red tresses deep'ning in the sun,
With death-shot glowing in his fiery hands,
And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon;
Restless it rolls, now fixed, and now anon
Flashing a far,—and at his iron feet
Destruction cowers to mark what deeds are done.
For on this morn three potent nations meet,
To shed before his shrine the blood he deems most sweet.



Credit: Liang K'ai

Li Po reciting a poem. Ink on paper, by Liang K'ai (13th century).



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Credit: Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

Goethe in the Roman Campagna (1786) by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Oil on canvas, 164 x 206 cm. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt.



Jami Rose Garden.jpg
Credit: Zereshk

Illustration from Jami's Rose Garden of the Pious, 1553. The image blends Persian poetry and Persian miniature into one, as is the norm for many works of Persian literature.



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Credit: Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré illustration of Jean de La Fontaine's The Bear and the Gardener: "In my opinion it's a golden rule/Better be lonely than be with a fool."



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Credit: George C. Cox

American poet Walt Whitman in 1884 at the age of 65.



Credit: Şentürk, Ahmet Atilla. Osmanlı Şiiri Antolojisi.

Hayâlî was an Ottoman court poet and official during the 16th Century.



Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé (Manet).jpg
Credit: Édouard Manet, 1876, Musee d'Orsay

Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé by Édouard Manet.



Credit: Geogre

Title page to a 1620 printing of Doctor Faustus, a play in iambic pentameter, showing Faustus studying and a demon rising through a stage trap door.



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Credit: Elekhh

The Scottish Poetry Library was founded in 1984 by the poet Tessa Ransford. The library contains material in Scotland's three indigenous languages: Scottish Gaelic, Lowland Scots, and English.



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