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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225 Thus Belial , with words clothed in reason's garb , Counselled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth , Not peace ; and after him thus Mammon spake : * Either to disenthrone the King of Heaven We war , if war be best , or to regain Our own ...
a 386 a Thy merits ; under thee , as head supreme , Thrones , princedoms , powers , dominions , I reduce : All knees to thee shall bow , of them that bide 321 In heaven , or earth , or under earth in hell .
10 15 20 880 Drove them before him thunder - struck , pursued With terrors , and with furies , to the bounds And crystal wall of heaven ; which , op'ning wide , 860 Rolled inward , and a spacious gap disclosed Into the wasteful deep .
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