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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34 Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day , And make me travel forth without my cloak , To let base clouds o'ertake me in my way , Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke ? ' Tis not enough that through the cloud thou break , 5 To ...
605 665 Loth to believe what we so grieved to hear , For still we had hopes that pointed to the clouds , We questioned him again , and yet again ; But every word that from the peasant's lips Came in reply , translated by our feelings ...
15 But when the melancholy fit shall fall Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud , That fosters the droop - headed ... Think not of them , thou hast thy music too , While barred clouds bloom the soft - dying day , 25 And touch the ...
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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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