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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600 Creation and the six days ' acts they sung : “ Great are thy works , Jehovah ! infinite Thy power ! what thought can measure Thee , or tongue Relate Thee ! Greater now in Thy return Than from the giant angels .
And Laura waited long , and wept a little , 225 And thought of wearing weeds , as well she might ; She almost lost all appetite for victual , And could not sleep with ease alone at night ; She deemed the window - frames and shutters ...
a 5 OSCAR WILDE O just beyond the fairest thoughts that throng This breast , the thought of thee waits hidden yet bright , But it must never , never come in sight ; I must stop short of thee the whole day long .
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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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