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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85 40 90 45 Bring with you all the nymphs that you can hear , Both of the rivers and the forests green , And of the sea that neighbours to her near , All with gay garlands goodly well beseen . And let them also with them bring in hand ...
Bring her up to th'high altar , that she may 215 The sacred ceremonies there partake , The which do endless matrimony make ; And let the roaring organs loudly play The praises of the Lord in lively notes , The whiles with hollow throats ...
... thy original crime hath wrought In some to spring from thee ; who never touched 425 The excepted tree ; nor with the snake conspired ; Nor sinned thy sin ; yet from that sin derive Corruption , to bring forth more violent deeds .
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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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