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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25 And yet thou turn'st away thy face , and fly'st me ; And yet I sue for Grace , and thou deny'st me ; I Speak , art thou angry , Lord , or only try'st me ? 5 No , no , the utmost share Of my desire , shall be Only to kiss that air ...
Twas on a Holy Thursday , their innocent faces clean , The children walking two and two , in red and blue and green , Sweet ... Heavenly face that smiles on thee , of song , Or like harmonious thunderings the seats of heaven among .
Thy every - day appearance , as it strikes - With wonder heightened , or sublimed by awe – On strangers , of all ages ; the quick dance Of colours , lights , and forms ; the deafening din ; The comers and the goers face to face , Face ...
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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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