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I ain't afraid uv snakes or toads, or bugs or worms or mice
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I would that all men my hard case would know


I ain't afraid uv snakes or toads, or bugs or worms or mice (E. Field, MAP)
I am a woman—therefore I may not (R.W. Gilder, YBAV)
I am dying, Egypt, dying(W.H. Lytle, YBAV)
I am fevered with the sunset (R. Hovey, YBAV)
I am monarch of all I survey (W. Cowper, Gold)
I am old and blind(E. Howell, YBAV)
I am that which began (A.C. Swinburne, OBEV)
I am the mountainy singer (J. Campbell, MBP)
I am the torch, she saith, and what to me (A. Symons, MBP)
I am! yet what I am who cares, or knows(J. Clare, OBEV)
I arise from dreams of thee (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
I arise from dreams of thee (P.B. Shelley, OBEV)
I ask no kind return of love (F. Greville, OBEV)
I asked the heaven of stars (S. Teasdale, MAP)
I burn no incense, hang no wreath (E.C. Pinkney, YBAV)
I came into the City and none knew me (F. Bannerman, OBEV)
I cannot change as others do (J. Wilmot, OBEV)
I cannot eat but little meat (W. Stevenson, OBEV)
Ichot a burde in boure bryht (Anonymous, OBEV)
I'd a dream to-night (W. Barnes, OBEV)
I dare not ask a kiss (R. Herrick, OBEV)
I did but look and love awhile (T. Otway, OBEV)
I did not choose thee, dearest. It was Love (W.S. Blunt, OBEV)
I did not live until this time (K. Philips, Meta)
I do confess thou'rt smooth and fair (Sir R. Ayton, OBEV)
I do not love thee!—no! I do not love thee(C.E.S. Norton, OBEV)
I do not think that skies and meadows are (J. Drinkwater, MBP)
I'd rather have Fingers than Toes (G. Burgess, MAP)
I dream'd that as I wander'd by the way (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
I dream'd that, as I wander'd by the way (P.B. Shelley, OBEV)
I dreamed last night of a dome of beaten gold (S. Phillips, MBP)
I dug, beneath the cypress shade (T.L. Peacock, OBEV)
I'd wed you without herds, without money or rich array (Sir S. Ferguson, OBEV)
I expect you in September (J.W. Howe, YBAV)
If all the world and love were young (Sir W. Raleigh, OBEV)
If aught of oaten stop or pastoral song (W. Collins, Gold)
If aught of oaten stop, or pastoral song (W. Collins, OBEV)
If doughty deeds my lady please (R. Cunninghame-Graham, Gold)
If doughty deeds my lady please (R. Cunninghame-Graham, OBEV)
I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
I fear to love thee, Sweet, because (F. Thompson, MBP)
I feed a flame within, which so torments me (J. Dryden, OBEV)
If I had peace to sit and sing (A. Wickham, MBP)
If I had thought thou couldst have died (C. Wolfe, OBEV)
I fill this cup to one made up of loveliness alone (E.C. Pinkney, YBAV)
If I should die, think only this of me (R. Brooke, MBP)
If I should ever by chance grow rich (E. Thomas, MBP)
If I were dead, you'd sometimes say, Poor Child(C. Patmore, OBEV)
If I were very sure (E.R. Sill, YBAV)
I flung me round him (R.B.W. Noel, OBEV)
If rightly tuneful bards decide (M. Akenside, OBEV)
If suddenly a clod of earth should rise (H. Monro, MBP)
If the quick spirits in your eye (T. Carew, OBEV)
If the red slayer think he slays (R.W. Emerson, OBEV)
If the red slayer think he slays (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
If there were dreams to sell (T.L. Beddoes, OBEV)
If thou must love me, let it be for naught (E.B. Browning, OBEV)
If thou survive my well-contented day (W. Shakespeare, Gold)
If thou wilt ease thine heart (T.L. Beddoes, OBEV)
If to be absent were to be (R. Lovelace, Gold)
If to be absent were to be (R. Lovelace, Meta)
If to be absent were to be (R. Lovelace, OBEV)
If women could be fair, and yet not fond (E. Vere, Gold)
If yet I have not all thy love (J. Donne, Meta)
If you go over desert and mountain (A.W.E. O'Shaughnessy, OBEV)
I gazed upon the glorious sky (W.C. Bryant, YBAV)
I got me flowers to straw Thy way (G. Herbert, OBEV)
I gotta lov' for Angela (T.A. Daly, MAP)
I have a mistress, for perfections rare (T. Randolph, OBEV)
I have a rendezvous with Death (A. Seeger, MAP)
I have been so great a lover: filled my days (R. Brooke, MBP)
I have grown tired of sorrow and human tears (A. Symons, MBP)
I have had playmates, I have had companions (C. Lamb, Gold)
I have had playmates, I have had companions (C. Lamb, OBEV)
I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea (E.L. Masters, MAP)
I have seen old ships sail like swans asleep (J.E. Flecker, MBP)
I have ships that went to sea (R.B. Coffin, YBAV)
I have shut my little sister in from life and light (M. Widdemer, MAP)
I hear an army charging upon the land (J. Joyce, MBP)
I heard a thousand blended notes (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
I hear in my heart, I hear in its ominous pulses (L.I. Guiney, MAP)
I intended an Ode (H.A. Dobson, OBEV)
I know a green grass path that leaves the field (A. Douglas, MBP)
I know a little garden-close (W. Morris, OBEV)
I know a thing that 's most uncommon (A. Pope, OBEV)
I know my soul hath power to know all things (Sir J. Davies, OBEV)
I know what you 're going to say, she said (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
I laid me down upon the shore (F. Cornford, MBP)
I left thee last, a child at heart (E.B. Browning, OBEV)
I like a church; I like a cowl (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
I long have had a quarrel set with Time (W.S. Blunt, OBEV)
I loved a lass, a fair one (G. Wither, OBEV)
I loved him not; and yet now he is gone (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
I loved thee long and dearly (P.P. Cooke, YBAV)
I loved thee once; I'll love no more (Sir R. Ayton, OBEV)
I love the old melodious lays (J.G. Whittier, YBAV)
I love thy kingdom, Lord (T. Dwight, YBAV)
I love to steal awhile away (P. Brown, YBAV)
I'm a lean dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and lone (I.R. Mcleod, MBP)
Immortal love, too high for my possessing (G.E. Woodberry, MAP)
I made a posie, while the day ran by (G. Herbert, Meta)
I made another garden, yea (A.W.E. O'Shaughnessy, OBEV)
I met a little Elf-man, once (J.K. Bangs, MAP)
I met a traveller from an antique land (P.B. Shelley, Gold)
I mind me in the days departed (E.B. Browning, OBEV)
I'm sittin' on the stile, Mary (H. Selina, OBEV)
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky (J. Masefield, MBP)
I must leave thee, lady sweet(O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong (A. Meynell, OBEV)
I'm wearin' awa', John (Lady C. Nairne, OBEV)
I'm wearing awa', Jean (Lady C. Nairne, Gold)
OBEV (Prior , 101)
In a dark hour, tasting the Earth (J. Oppenheim, MAP)
In a drear-nighted December (J. Keats, Gold)
In a drear-nighted December (J. Keats, OBEV)
In a fair place (F. MacLeod, MBP)
In after days when grasses high (H.A. Dobson, OBEV)
In a harbour grene aslepe whereas I lay (R. Wever, OBEV)
In a quiet water'd land, a land of roses (T.W. Rolleston, OBEV)
In a valley of this restles mind (Anonymous, OBEV)
In Clementina's artless mien (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
Indian weed witherèd quite (Anonymous, OBEV)
I never saw a moor (E. Dickinson, MAP)
I never saw a Purple Cow (G. Burgess, MAP)
I never see the newsboys run (S. Leslie, MBP)
In fallow college days, Tom Harland (E.C. Stedman, YBAV)
In Flanders fields the poppies blow (J. McCrae, MBP)
In going to my naked bed as one that would have slept (R. Edwards, OBEV)
In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
In Scarlet town, where I was born (Anonymous, OBEV)
In somer when the shawes be sheyne (Anonymous, OBEV)
In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining (J. Collins, Gold)
In the greenest of our valleys (E.A. Poe, YBAV)
In the hall the coffin waits, and the idle armourer stands (S. Dobell, OBEV)
In the highlands, in the country places (R.L. Stevenson, OBEV)
In the hour of death, after this life's whim (Anonymous, OBEV)
In the hour of my distress (R. Herrick, OBEV)
In their ragged regimentals (G.H. McMaster, YBAV)
In the merry month of May (N. Breton, OBEV)
In the secret Valley of Silence (F. MacLeod, MBP)
In the sweet shire of Cardigan (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
In the valley of the Pegnitz, where across broad meadowlands (H.W. Longfellow, YBAV)
Into the Silent Land(H.W. Longfellow, YBAV)
Into the silver night (E. Gosse, OBEV)
Into the skies, one summer's day (W.B. Rands, OBEV)
In what torne ship soever I embarke (J. Donne, Meta)
In wiser days, my darling rosebud, blown (T.M. Kettle, MBP)
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan (S.T. Coleridge, OBEV)
I play'd with you 'mid cowslips blowing (T.L. Peacock, OBEV)
I pray that, risen from the dead (E. Field, YBAV)
I pray thee, leave, love me no more (M. Drayton, OBEV)
I pray you, do not turn your head (T.B. Aldrich, YBAV)
I presse not to the Quire, nor dare I greet (T. Carew, Meta)
I remember, I remember (T. Hood, Gold)
I reside at Table Mountain, and my name is Truthful James (F.B. Harte, YBAV)
I rise in the dawn, and I kneel and blow (W.B. Yeats, MBP)
Irresponsive silence of the land (C.G. Rossetti, OBEV)
I said—Then, dearest, since 'tis so (R. Browning, OBEV)
I saw fair Chloris walk alone (W. Strode, OBEV)
I saw God. Do you doubt it(J. Stephens, MBP)
I saw him once before (O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
I saw my Lady weep (Anonymous, OBEV)
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn (T. Hood, OBEV)
I saw the spires of Oxford (W.M. Letts, MBP)
I saw where in the shroud did lurk (C. Lamb, OBEV)
I saw wherein the shroud did lurk (C. Lamb, Gold)
I see all human wits (R.W. Emerson, YBAV)
I sent a ring—a little band (G. Darley, OBEV)
I set apart a day for wandering (C. Scollard, MAP)
I should like to imagine (F.M. Hueffer, MBP)
I sing of a maiden (Anonymous, OBEV)
Is it as plainly in our living shown (A. Crapsey, MAP)
Is it so small a thing (M. Arnold, OBEV)
Isles of Greece! the isles of Greece (G. Byron, OBEV)
Is love, then, so simple my dear(I.R. Mcleod, MBP)
I stand alone through each long day (O. Sitwell, MBP)
I stand in the cold gray weather (W.W. Story, YBAV)
Is there a great green commonwealth of Thought (J. Masefield, MBP)
Is there anybody there? said the Traveller (W. De la Mare, MBP)
I stood by the open casement (T.B. Read, YBAV)
I strove with none, for none was worth my strife (W.S. Landor, OBEV)
I struck the board, and cry'd, No more (G. Herbert, Meta)
I take my chaperon to the play (H.C. Bunner, YBAV)
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless (E.B. Browning, OBEV)
It fell about the Martinmas (Anonymous, OBEV)
It fell in the ancient periods (R.W. Emerson, OBEV)
It fell on a day, and a bonnie simmer day (Anonymous, OBEV)
I that in heill was and gladnèss (W. Dunbar, OBEV)
I think that I shall never see (J. Kilmer, MAP)
I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
I thought once how Theocritus had sung (E.B. Browning, OBEV)
I thought to meet no more, so dreary seem'd (J. Keble, OBEV)
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
It is an ancient Mariner (S.T. Coleridge, OBEV)
It is morning, Senlin says, and in the morning (C. Aiken, MAP)
It is not Beauty I demand (Anonymous, Gold)
It is not, Celia, in our power (Sir G. Etherege, OBEV)
It is not death, that sometime in a sigh (T. Hood, OBEV)
It is not growing like a tree (B. Jonson, Gold)
It is not growing like a tree (B. Jonson, OBEV)
It is not to be thought of that the flood (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
It is portentous, and a thing of state (V. Lindsay, MAP)
It is the miller's daughter (A. Tennyson, OBEV)
I took my heart in my hand (C.G. Rossetti, OBEV)
I travell'd among unknown men (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
I travell'd among unknown men (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
Its cloven hoofprint on the sand (W.R. Benét, MAP)
Its edges foam'd with amethyst and rose ( A.E., OBEV)
Its edges foamed with amethyst and rose ( A.E., MBP)
It's hard to know if you're alive or dead (R. Graves, MBP)
I turn the page and read (R. Aldington, MBP)
It was a bowl of roses (W.E. Henley, MBP)
It was a dismal and a fearful night (A. Cowley, OBEV)
It was a' for our rightfu' King (R. Burns, OBEV)
It was a lover and his lass (W. Shakespeare, Gold)
It was a lover and his lass (W. Shakespeare, OBEV)
It was a summer evening (R. Southey, Gold)
It was a tall young oysterman lived by the river-side (O.W. Holmes, YBAV)
It was many and many a year ago (E.A. Poe, OBEV)
It was many and many a year ago (E.A. Poe, YBAV)
It was not in the Winter (T. Hood, OBEV)
It was not like your great and gracious ways(C. Patmore, OBEV)
It was the autumn of the year(E. Allen, YBAV)
It was the good ship Billycock (A.C. Deane, MBP)
It was the Winter wilde (J. Milton, OBEV)
I've heard them lilting at our ewe-milking (J. Elliot, Gold)
I've heard them lilting at our ewe-milking (J. Elliot, OBEV)
I wander'd lonely as a cloud (W. Wordsworth, Gold)
I wander'd lonely as a cloud (W. Wordsworth, OBEV)
I was foretold, your rebell sex (T. Carew, Meta)
I was so chill, and overworn, and sad (A. Wickham, MBP)
I was thy neighbour once, thou rugged Pile(W. Wordsworth, Gold)
I went out to the woods to-day (J.B. Rittenhouse, MAP)
I went to the dances at Chandlerville (E.L. Masters, MAP)
I went to turn the grass once after one (R. Frost, MAP)
I will arise and go hence to the west (N.H. Chesson, MBP)
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree (W.B. Yeats, MBP)
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree (W.B. Yeats, OBEV)
I will make you brooches and toys for your delight (R.L. Stevenson, MBP)
I will make you brooches and toys for your delight (R.L. Stevenson, OBEV)
I wish I were where Helen lies (Anonymous, Gold)
I wish I were where Helen lies (Anonymous, OBEV)
I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I (J. Donne, Meta)
I would that all men my hard case would know (H.C. Bunner, MAP)
 



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