The Times Book of English Verse
Times Books, 2004 - English poetry - 703 pages
The most comprehensive survey of English Verse available, covering seven centuries, from Chaucer to Heaney, and including longer poems - such as Paradise Lost and The Prelude - in their entirety.
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Thus , sir , you see what human nature craves : Most men are cowards , all men should be knaves . The difference lies , as far as I can see , 170 Not in the thing itself , but the degree , And all the subject matter of debate Is only ...
For I have learned To look on nature , not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth ; but hearing oftentimes The still , sad music of humanity , Nor harsh nor grating , though of ample power To chasten and subdue . And I have felt A presence ...
This verse is dedicate to Nature's self , 230 And things that teach as Nature teaches : then , Oh ! where had been the Man , the Poet where , Where had we been , we two , beloved Friend ! If in the season of unperilous choice , In lieu ...
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A comprehensive survey of the best poetry writtten in English, ranging across seven centuries from Chaucer to Heaney. Lightly annotated with clear explanations - one of the major advantages of this ... Read full review
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