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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591 660 A goodly tree far distant to behold Loaden with fruit of fairest colours mixed , Ruddy and gold : I nearer drew to gaze ; When from the boughs a savoury odour blown , Grateful to appetite , more pleased my sense 580 Than smell ...
These , these , and many more Causes import your need of this fair fruit . Goddess humane , reach then , and freely taste ! ' He ended ; and his words , replete with guile , Into her heart too easy entrance won : Fixed on the fruit she ...
290 240 Of sugar - baited words : Not for all her watching Once discerning even one goblin Racing , whisking , tumbling , hobbling ; Let alone the herds That used to tramp along the glen , In groups or single , Of brisk fruit - merchant ...
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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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