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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BEAUTY SAT BATHING BY A SPRING ' Strephon . Ye goatherd gods , that love the grassy mountains , Ye nymphs which haunt the springs in pleasant valleys , Ye satyrs joyed with free and quiet forests , Vouchsafe your silent ears to plaining ...
SPRING , the sweet spring , is the year's pleasant king ; Then blooms each thing , then maids dance in a ring , Cold doth not sting , the pretty birds do sing , Cuckoo , jug - jug , pu - we , to - witta - woo !
( ' Autumn ' , lines 970–1003 ) From THE SEASONS ( SPRING ) 25 30 9 FROM THE SEASONS : SPRING : 11 meal : powdery covering 14 freaks : caprices 15 father - dust : pollen AUTUMN : 2 mead : meadow 5 plaint : complaint ALONG these blushing ...
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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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