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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Mother's wag , pretty boy , Father's sorrow , father's joy ; When thy father first did see Such a boy by him and me , He was glad , I was woe ; Fortune changed made him so , When he left his pretty boy , Last his sorrow , first his joy ...
“ I'll tell you all , ' he said , ' the very day 290 When the old man first placed them in my way : My father's spirit – he who always tried To give me trouble , when he lived and died - When he was gone he could not be content To see ...
FATHER ! Father ! where are you going ? Oh , do not walk so fast . Speak , Father , speak to your little boy , Or else I shall be lost . ' 5 THE BLOSSOM The night was dark , no father was there ...
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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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