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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30 Know that Love is a careless child And forgets promise past ; He is blind , he is deaf when he list And in faith never fast . 10 His desire is a dureless content And a trustless joy ; He is won with a world of despair And is lost ...
With princes kept a due decorum , But never stood in awe before ' em : He followed David's lesson just , “ In princes never put thy trust ” . And , would you make him truly sour , Provoke him with a slave in pow'r .
He was married and added five children to the population , Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation , And our teachers report that he never interfered with their education . Was he free ?
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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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