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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But now his friend put on His arms , being sent by him to field and many a Myrmidon 80 In conduct of him . All the day they fought before the gates Of Scaea ; and most certainly that day had seen the dates Of all Troy's honours in her ...
Now storming fury rose , And clamour such as heard in heaven till now Was never ; arms on armour clashing brayed Horrible discord ... the least of whom could wield These elements , and arm him with the force Of all their regions .
Of evil then so small as easy think The remedy ; perhaps more valid arms , Weapons more violent , when next we meet , May serve to better us , and worse our foes , 440 Or equal what between us made the odds , In nature none .
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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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