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 I wept both night and day , And he wiped my tears away , And I wept both day and night , And hid from him my heart's delight . So he took his wings and fled ; Then the morn blushed rosy red ; I dried my tears , and armed my fears ...
Morning sought 120 Her eastern watch - tower , and her hair unbound , Wet with the tears which should adorn the ground , Dimmed the aŽreal ... Like dew upon a sleeping flower , there lies A tear some Dream has loosened from his brain .
20 ' TEARS , IDLE TEARS ' : another lyrical poem from The Princess 10 And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill ; But , oh , for the touch of a vanished hand , And the sound of a voice that is still !
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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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