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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I that was once delighted every morning , Hunting the wild inhabiters of forests , 20 I that was once the music of these valleys , So darkened am , that all my day is evening , Heart - broken so , that molehills seem high mountains ...
These things seem wondrous , yet more wondrous I , 5 Whose heart with fear doth freeze , with love doth fry . 10 Fie , then ! Why sit we musing , Youth's sweet delight refusing ? Say , dainty nymphs , and speak , Shall we play barley ...
20 TO ANTHEA , WHO MAY COMMAND HIM ANY THING Bid me to live , and I will live Thy Protestant to be ; Or bid me love , and I will give A loving heart to thee . THE NIGHT - PIECE , TO JULIA 5 A heart as soft , a heart as kind , A heart as ...
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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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