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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640 Sweet is the breath of morn , her rising sweet , With charm of earliest birds : pleasant the sun , When first on ... and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night , With this her solemn bird , and this fair ...
20 They look in every thoughtless nest , Where birds are covered warm ; They visit caves of every beast , To keep them all from harm . If they see any weeping That should have been sleeping , They pour sleep on their head , And sit down ...
The ancient Mariner inhospitably killeth the pious bird of good omen . ' God save thee , ancient Mariner ! ... 100 ' Twas right , said they , such birds to slay , That bring the fog and mist . The shipmates , in their sore distress ...
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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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