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 now without redemption all mankind Must have been lost , adjudged to death and hell By doom severe , had not the Son of God , In whom the fullness dwells of love divine , 225 His dearest mediation thus renewed .
Nor can this be , 395 But by fulfilling that which thou didst want , Obedience to the law of God , imposed On penalty of death , and suffering death ; The penalty to thy transgression due , And due to theirs which ...
Thou art love's victim ; and must die A death more mystical and high . Into love's arms thou shalt let fall A still - surviving funeral . His is the dart must make the death Whose stroke shall taste thy hallowed breath ; A dart thrice ...
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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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