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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And they all dead did lie : And a thousand thousand slimy things Lived on ; and so did I. ' Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire : Blue , glossy green , and velvet black , They coiled and swam ; and every track Was ...
But there rings on a sudden a passionate cry , There is some one dying or dead , And a sullen thunder is rolled ; For a tumult shakes the city , And I wake , my dream is fled ; In the shuddering dawn , behold , Without knowledge ...
They left this dead with the older dead , Stretched at the cross roads . Burnt black by strange decay Their sinister faces lie , The lid over each eye , The grass and coloured clay More motion have than they , Joined to the great sunk ...
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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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