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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HER eyes the glow - worm lend thee , The shooting stars attend thee ; And the elves also , Whose little eyes glow , Like the ... and it will stay , To honour thy decree ; Or bid it languish quite away , And ' t shall do so for thee .
Piper , sit thee down and write In a book , that all may read . ' So he vanished from my sight , And I plucked a hollow reed , THE LAMB And I made a rural pen , And I stained the water clear , And I wrote my happy songs Every child may ...
Wi ' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose , Fu ' sweet upon its thorny tree ; And my fause Luver staw my rose , But ah ! he left the thorn wi ' me . 10 Thou art a queen , fair Lesley , Thy subjects we , before thee : Thou art divine ...
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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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