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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There grew a goodly tree him fair beside , Loaden with fruit and apples rosy red , As they in pure vermilion had been dyed , Whereof great virtues over all were red ; For happy life to all , which thereon fed , And life eke everlasting ...
Thence up he flew , and on the tree of life , The middle tree and highest there that grew , 195 Sat like a cormorant ; yet not true life Thereby regained , but sat devising death To them who lived ; nor on the virtue thought Of that ...
591 660 A goodly tree far distant to behold Loaden with fruit of fairest colours mixed , Ruddy and gold : I nearer drew to gaze ; When from the boughs a savoury odour blown , Grateful to appetite , more pleased my sense 580 Than smell ...
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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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