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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SUMER is icumen in - Lhude sing , cuccu ! Groweth sed and bloweth med And springth the wude nu . Sing , cuccu ! He cam also stylle ther his moder was As dew in Aprylle that fallyt on the gras . He cam also stylle to his moderes bowr As ...
120 O fairest Phoebus , father of the Muse , If ever I did honour thee aright , Or sing the thing that mote thy mind delight , Do not thy servant's simple boon refuse , But let this day , let this one day be mine , 125 Let all the rest ...
Crown ye god Bacchus with a coronal , And Hymen also crown with wreaths of vine ; And let the Graces dance unto the rest , For they can do it best : The whiles the maidens do their carol sing , To which the woods shall answer ...
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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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