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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At which the fairy started : When soon away the wasp doth go , Poor wretch was never frighted so , He thought his wings were much too slow , O'erjoyed , they so were parted . 175 215 a 180 220 But let us leave Queen Mab a while ...
10 Who envies none that chance doth raise , Nor vice ; who never understood How deepest wounds are giv'n by praise ; Nor rules of state , but rules of good ; Under that spangled sky five wandering flames , Besides the king of day and ...
The sea that fleets about the land , And like a girdle clips her solid waist , Music and measure both doth understand ; For his great crystal eye is always cast Up to the moon , and on her fixed fast ; And as she danceth in her pallid ...
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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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