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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In such white robes heaven's angels used to be Received by men ; thou angel bring'st with thee 20 A heaven like Mahomet's paradise ; and though Ill spirits walk in white , we eas'ly know By this these angels from an evil sprite , Those ...
Th'infernal serpent ; he it was whose guile , Stirred up with envy and revenge , deceived 35 The mother of mankind , what time his pride Had cast him out from heaven , with all his host Of rebel angels , by whose aid aspiring To set ...
590 a 650 9 605 Of angels by imperial summons called , Innumerable before th'Almighty's throne 585 Forthwith , from all the ends of heaven , appeared Under their hierarchs in orders bright : Ten thousand thousand ensigns high advanced ...
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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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