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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Ye mists and exhalations , that now rise 185 From hill or steaming lake , dusky or grey , Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold , In honour to the world's great Author rise ; Whether to deck with clouds the uncoloured sky ...
Whether thus these things , or whether not ; But whether the sun , predominant in heaven , 160 Rise on the earth ; or earth rise on the sun ; He from the east his flaming road begin ; Or she from west her silent course advance ...
I fixed my eyes On the mid stream and saw the spirits rise : I saw my father on the water stand , And hold a thin pale boy in either hand ; And there they glided ghastly on the top Of the salt flood , and never touched a drop : I would ...
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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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