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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For I brought as much white monie , As gane my men and me , And I brought a half - fou o'gude red goud , Out o'er the sea wi ' me . 5 45 O up and spake an eldern knight , Sat at the king's right knee : ' Sir Patrick Spens is the best ...
“ There was never a babe intill my room , As little designs to be ; It was but a touch o ' my sair side , Come o'er my fair bodie . ' 20 20 ' O , Marie , put on your robes o ' black , Or else your robes o ' brown , For ye wi ' me the ...
Such were the sounds that o'er the crested pride Of the first Edward scattered wild dismay , 10 As down the steep of Snowdon's shaggy side He wound with toilsome march his long array . Stout Gloucester stood aghast in speechless trance ...
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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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