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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While yet we live , scarce one short hour perhaps , Between us two let there be peace ; both joining , As joined in injuries , one enmity 925 Against a foe by doom express assigned us , That cruel serpent . On me exercise not Thy hatred ...
Infant smiles are his own smiles ; Heaven and earth to peace beguiles . A CRADLE SONG : 12 beguiles : charms away HOLY THURSDAY : 1 Holy Thursday : Thursday of Holy Week , i.e. the week before Easter 3 beadles : parish officers wands ...
Is it peace or war ? Civil war , as I think , and that of a kind The viler , as underhand , not openly bearing the sword . For I trust if an enemy's fleet came yonder round by the hill , And the rushing battle - bolt sang from the three ...
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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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