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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Then I thy sovereign praises loud will sing , That all the woods shall answer , and their echo ring . Her modest eyes , abashed to behold So many gazers as on her do stare , 160 Upon the lowly ground affixed are ; Ne dare lift up her ...
Crown ye god Bacchus with a coronal , And Hymen also crown with wreaths of vine ; And let the Graces dance unto the rest , For they can do it best : The whiles the maidens do their carol sing , To which the woods shall answer ...
Only the keeper sees That , where the ring - dove broods , And the badgers roll at ease , There was once a road through the woods . If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds ' worth of distance run , Yours is the Earth ...
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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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