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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And whilst our souls negotiate there , We like sepulchral statues lay ; All day , the same our postures were , And we said ... That he soul's language understood , And by good love were grown all mind , Within convenient distance stood ...
Thou shalt look round about , and see 165 Thousands of crowned souls throng to be Themselves thy crown ; sons of thy vows , The virgin births , with which thy sovereign Spouse Made fruitful thy fair soul .
Your business is to paint the souls of men Man's soul , and it's a fire , smoke ... no , it's not ... It's vapour done up like a new - born babe - a 185 ( In that shape when you die it leaves your mouth ) It's ... well , what matters ...
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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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