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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105 eyes the 120 With varying vanities , from ev'ry part , They shift the moving toyshop of their heart ; 100 Where wigs with wigs , with sword - knots sword - knots strive , Beaux banish beaux , and coaches coaches drive .
While through the press enraged Thalestris flies , And scatters death around from both her eyes ; A beau and witling perished in the throng , One died in metaphor , and one in song , 60 " O cruel nymph ! a living death I bear , Cried ...
... The lustrous salvers in the moonlight gleam ; Broad golden fringe upon the carpet lies : It seemed he never , never could redeem From such a steadfast spell his lady's eyes ; So mused awhile , entoiled in woofèd phantasies .
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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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