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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But say I could repent , and could obtain , By act of grace , my former state ; how soon Would height recall high thoughts , how soon unsay 95 What feigned submission swore ? Ease would recant Vows made in pain , as violent and void .
Him soon they met Under spread ensigns moving nigh , in slow But firm battalion ; back with speediest sail Zophiel , of cherubim the swiftest wing , 535 Came flying , and in mid - air aloud thus cried . " Arm , Warriors , arm for fight ...
Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose : and now 60 Led on , yet sinless , with desire to know What nearer might concern him , how this world Of heaven and earth conspicuous first began ; When , and whereof created ...
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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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