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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I can no more but tell how there is seen Fair Ilium fall in burning red gledes down , 90 And from the soil great Troy , Neptunus ' town . [ Induction , stanzas 56-68 ] 50 But Troy , alas ! methought , above them all , It made mine eyes ...
The finding of these things , The spiteful heart of Daedalus with such a malice stings , 130 That headlong from the holy tow'r of Pallas down he threw His nephew , feigning him to fall by chance , which was not true .
155 105 And easily transgress the sole command , Sole pledge of his obedience : So will fall 95 He and his faithless progeny : Whose fault ? Whose but his own ? ingrate , he had of me All he could have ; I made him just and right ...
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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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