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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The trance Fled with the voice to which it had given birth ; But vainly comments of a calmer mind Promised soft peace ... mid a peal of ill - matched sounds and cries , That greeted me on entering , I could hear Shrill voices from the ...
First Voice “ But why drives on that ship so fast , Without or wave or wind ? ... How long in that same fit I lay , I have not to declare ; But ere my living life returned , 395 I heard and in my soul discerned Two voices in the air .
And thence flows all that charms or ear or sight , All melodies the echoes of that voice , All colours a suffusion from that light . 75 At once they groan with pain , and shudder with the cold ! But hush ! there is a pause of deepest ...
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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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