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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Tell men of high condition , That manage the estate , Their purpose is ambition , Their practice only hate : And if they once reply , Then give them all the lie . 25 SIR WALTER RALEGH Tell them that brave it most , They beg for more by ...
25 Lay thy bow of pearl apart , And thy crystal - shining quiver ; Give unto the flying hart 15 Space to breathe , how short soever : Thou that mak'st a day of night , Goddess excellently bright . [ From Cynthia's Revels ] ' QU'EEN AND ...
The subjects armed , the more their princes gave , Th'advantage only took the more to crave . Till kings by giving , give themselves away , And even that power , that should deny , betray . ' Who gives constrained , but his own fear ...
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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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