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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125 80 130 But listen and I shall you tell , A chance in Fairy that befell , Which certainly may please some well ; In love and arms delighting : Of Oberon that jealous grew , Of one of his own fairy crew , Too well ( he feared ) his ...
The stag now conscious of his fatal growth , At once indulgent to his fear and sloth , To some dark covert his retreat had made , Where nor man's eye . nor heaven's should invade His soft repose ; when th'unexpected sound Of dogs ...
For hunger or for love they fight and tear , Whilst wretched man is still in arms for fear . 140 For fear he arms , and is of arms afraid , By fear , to fear , successively betrayed ; Base fear , the source whence his best passions came ...
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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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