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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Three binders stood and took the handfuls reaped From boys that gathered quickly up , and by them armfuls heaped . Amongst these at a furrow's end the king stood pleased at heart , 180 Said no word , but his sceptre showed .
Whose but his own ? ingrate , he had of me All he could have ; I made him just and right , Sufficient to have stood , though free to fall . Such I created all th'ethereal powers 100 And spirits , both them who stood , and them who ...
When behold ! 550 Not distant far with heavy pace the foe Approaching gross and huge , in hollow cube Training his devilish engin'ry , impaled On every side with shadowing squadrons deep , To hide the fraud . At interview both stood 555 ...
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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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