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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Let not my beauty's fire Inflame unstaid desire , Nor pierce any bright eye That wandereth lightly . 10 45 When the grand twelve million jury , Of our sins with sinful fury , ' Gainst our souls black verdicts give , Christ pleads his ...
THE BURNING BABE a The blaze of fire . A helmet then ( through which no steel could find Forced passage ) he composed , whose hue a hundred colours took ; And in the crest a plume of gold , that each breath stirred , he stuck .
From Brigg o ' Dread when thou may'st pass , Every nighte and alle ; To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last ; And Christe receive thy saule . maun gang 25 25 If ever thou gavest meat or drink , Every nighte and alle ; The fire shall ...
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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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