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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The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound ; ' A present deity , ' they shout around ; 35 ' A present deity , ' the vaulted roofs rebound . With ravished ears The monarch hears , Assumes the god , Affects to nod , 40 And seems to shake ...
The boat came closer to the ship , But I nor spake nor stirred ; The boat came close beneath the ship , And straight a sound was heard . ' I pass , like night , from land to land ; I have strange power of speech ; That moment that his ...
45 - From CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE THERE was a sound of revelry by night , And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry , and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men ; A thousand hearts beat happily ...
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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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