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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Drop thy pipe , thy happy pipe ; Sing thy songs of happy cheer ' : So I sung the same again , While he wept with joy to hear . ' Piper , sit thee down and write In a book , that all may read . ' So he vanished from my sight , And I ...
35 10 40 O brightest ! though too late for antique vows , Too , too late for the fond believing lyre , When holy were the haunted forest boughs , Holy the air , the water , and the fire ; Yet even in these days so far retired From happy ...
580 535 17 Go not , happy day , From the shining fields , Go not , happy day , Till the maiden yields . Rosy is the West , Rosy is the South , Roses are her cheeks , And a rose her mouth When the happy Yes Falters from her lips ...
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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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