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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Queen Mab and her light maids the while , Amongst themselves do closely smile , To see the king caught with this wile , With one another jesting : And to the fairy court they went , With mickle joy and merriment , Which thing was done ...
ANONYMOUS Ye Scottishmen spend a ' our king's goud , And a ' our queenis fee . ' ' Ye lie , ye lie , ye liars loud ! Fu ' loud I hear ye lie . SIR PATRICK SPENS 40 The king sits in Dunfermline town , Drinking the blude - red wine ...
And this is law , I will maintain Unto my dying day , sir , That whatsoever king shall reign , I will be vicar of Bray , sir ! To thee , fair freedom ! I retire From flattery , cards , and dice , and din ; Nor art thou found in mansions ...
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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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