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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His is the dart must make the death Whose stroke shall taste thy hallowed breath ; A dart thrice dipped in that rich flame Which writes thy Spouse's radiant Name Upon the roof of heaven ; where ay It shines , and with a sovereign ray ...
Till ev'ry motion , pulse , and breath be o'er ; And ev'n my Abelard beloved no more . O Death all - eloquent ! you only prove 335 What dust we dote on , when ' tis man we love . Then , too , when fate shall thy fair frame destroy ...
526 565 a Catch not my breath , O clamorous heart , Let not my tongue be a thrall to my eye , For I must tell her before we part , I must tell her , or die . a 570 a 575 530 15 So dark a mind within me dwells , And I make myself such ...
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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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