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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I that was once free - burgess of the forests , Where shade from Sun , and sport I sought in evening , I that was once esteemed for pleasant music , 15 Am banished now among the monstrous mountains Of huge despair , and foul ...
ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF AN UNFORTUNATE LADY 5 a 10 else , ye Once like thyself , I trembled , wept , and prayed , Love's victim then , though now a sainted maid : But all is calm in this eternal sleep ; Here grief forgets to groan ...
And those who husbanded the Golden Grain , And those who flung it to the Winds like Rain , Alike to no such aureate Earth are turned As , buried once , Men want dug up again . a 20 And David's Lips are locked ; but in divine High piping ...
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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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