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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GENTLY dip , but not too deep , For fear you make the golden beard to weep . Fair maiden , white and red , Comb me smooth , and stroke my head ; And thou shalt have some cockle bread . 5 25 Gently dip , but not too deep , For fear thou ...
215 • “ Silence , ye troubled Waves , and thou Deep , peace , " watery calm Up hither , under long obedience tried ; And earth be changed to heaven , and heaven to earth , 160 One kingdom , joy and union without end .
25 Sleeping Lyca lay While the beasts of prey , Come from caverns deep , Viewed the maid asleep . Turning back was vain : Soon his heavy mane Bore them to the ground . Then he stalked around , The kingly lion stood And the virgin viewed ...
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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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