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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The spade , the plough , disturb our ancestors ; From human mould we reap our daily bread . The globe around Earth's hollow surface shakes , And is the ceiling of her sleeping sons . O'er devastation we blind revels keep ; Whole buried ...
And all must love the human form , In heathen , Turk , or Jew ; Where Mercy , Love , and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too . 20 HOLY THURSDAY Sweet Smiles , in the night Hover over my delight ; Sweet Smiles , Mother's smiles ...
5 AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE The human dress is forged iron , The human form is a fiery forge , The human face a furnace sealed , The human heart its hungry gorge . a A DIVINE IMAGE : engraved later and not published during Blake's lifetime ...
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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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