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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35 Tell us – for oracles must still ascend , For those that crave them at your tomb - Tell us , where are those beauties now become , And what they now intend : Tell us , alas , that cannot tell our grief , Or hope relief .
This knows my Punisher ; therefore as far From granting He , as I from begging , peace ; All hope excluded thus , behold , in stead 105 Of us , outcast , exiled , His new delight , Mankind created , and for him this world .
... That man is only weak through his mistrust And want of hope where evidence divine Proclaims to him that hope should be most sure ; Nor did the inexperience of my youth Preclude conviction , that a spirit strong In hope , and trained ...
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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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