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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MY GALLEY CHARGÈD ' : 1 chargèd : laden 2 Thorough : through sharp : icy s eke : also mine enemy : Love 12 The stars : stars by which to navigate ; but also his lady's eyes 15 Proud of the spoil that thou hast got Of simple hearts ...
When thou hast done , thou hast not done , For I have more . a 10 seem 15 I have a sin of fear , that when I have spun My last thread I shall perish on the shore ; But swear by thy self , that at my death thy sun Shall shine as he ...
And if the high - swoll'n Medway fail thy dish , Thou hast thy ponds , that pay thee tribute fish , Fat , agèd carps , that run into thy net . And pikes , now weary their own kind to eat , As loth , the second draught , or cast to stay ...
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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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