A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.
Carl Woodring and James Shapiro, the same experienced editorial team who brought students and lovers of literature The Columbia History of British Literature, now present a volume that resonates with contemporary significance, yet also takes into account the centuries-old poetic tradition that planted Great Britain centrally in the canon of Western Literature.
The Columbia Anthology pays tribute to the renowned works that any include--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Eliot, Auden. But the book also resurrects the voices of excellent poets, particularly women--such as Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Ingram, and Christina Rossetti--who have been unjustifiably ignored until recently.
Contemporary British poetry is fully represented as well, with the work of Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Liz Lochhead, and Paula Meehan bringing The Columbia Anthology up to the minute.
Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of verse, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry allows readers to discover the poems for themselves. It is a collection poetry lovers will want on their shelves for years to come, to read and enjoy again and again.
Columbia University Press
A compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available. Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of the verse, this book allows the readers to discover the poems for themselves.
A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this anthology offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.
Among the countless anthologies of poetry, one always looks for a book in which both scholarship and taste contribute at the highest levels. For anyone who writes or reads poetry, or has the sensibility to be drawn to it, this is the book.
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Title: The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry
Author: Carl Woodring
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date Published: January 1995
Table of Contents:
Old English PoetryFrom Beowulf (c.8th century): Translation by Ruth P.M.Lehmann (1912- )From Battle of Brunanburh (c.10th century): Translation by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)From The Seafarer (c.10th century): Translation by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
Dafydd Ap Gwilym (c.1320-c.1380)Miss MaiMay, translation by Arthur James Johnes (1809-1871)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)From The Canterbury Tales, from The General Prologue: What than Aprill with his shoures sooteWords Unto Adam, His Own Scriveyn
Anonymous Lyrics and Ballads of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth CenturiesMoney, MoneyThe Unquiet GraveThe BlacksmithsI Sing of a MaidenAlone WalkingWestern Wind
William Dunbar (1460?-1513?)Meditation in WinterIn Praise of Women
John Skleton (1436?-1529)Upon a Dead Man's HeadKnowledge, Acquaintance, Resort, Favour, with Grace
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)Whose List to HuntThey Flee from Me That Sometime Did Me SeekIs It Possible
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547)Laid in My Quiet BedWhen Windsor WallsSo Cruel Prison
Anne Askew (c.1521-1546)The Ballad Which Anne Askew Made and Sang When She Was in Newgate
Anne Vaughan Locke (c.1530-c.1590)So Foul Is Sin And Loathsome In Thy SightSin And Despair Have So Possess'd My Heart
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)Written on a Wall at WoodstockOn Monsieur's Departure
George Gascoigne(c.1539-1577)Gascoigne's Good MorrowGascoigne's Woodmanship
Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599)EpithalamionFrom Amoretti: 18: The rolling wheel, that runneth often round 54: Of this world's theatre in which we stay 67: ike as a huntsman after weary chase
Amoretti: 54 by Edmund SpenserAmoretti: 67 by Edmund SpenserAmoretti: 75 by Edmund SpenserAmoretti: 80 by Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser
Dover Beach by Matthew ArnoldIsolation: To Marguerite - Continued by Matthew ArnoldMemorial Verses by Matthew ArnoldTo An Independent Preacher by Matthew ArnoldThe Ballad Which Anne Askew Made And Sang When She Was In Newgate by Anne AskeweIn Memory Of W.b. Yeats by Wystan Hugh AudenMusee Des Beaux Arts by Wystan Hugh AudenWerena My Heart's Licht I Wad Dee by Grisell BaillieA Child To His Sick Grandfather by Joanna BaillieA Mother To Her Waking Infant by Joanna BaillieOn The Expected General Rising Of The French Nation In 1792 by Anna Letitia (aikin) BarbauldThe Rights Of Woman by Anna Letitia (aikin) BarbauldTo Mr. S.t. Coleridge by Anna Letitia (aikin) BarbauldThe Conclusion Of A Letter To The Rev. Mr. C --. by Mary BarberWritten For My Son, And Spoken By Him At His First Putting On Breeches by Mary BarberThe Jackdaw Of Rheims by Richard Harris BarhamThe Tears Of An Affectionate Shepherd Sick For Love by Richard BarnfieldJane Austen by Patricia BeerLemmings by Patricia BeerThe Disappointment by Aphra BehnEpitaph On The Tombstone by Aphra BehnTo The Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love To Me by Aphra BehnHuxley Hall by John BetjemanThe Licorice Fields At Pontefract by John BetjemanHarebell And Pansy by Laurence BinyonThe Unreturning Spring by Laurence BinyonAnd Did Those Feet In Ancient Time by William BlakeThe Argument by William BlakeThe Argument by William BlakeThe Lamb, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William BlakeThe Little Black Boy, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William BlakeLondon, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William BlakeThe Sick Rose, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William BlakeThe Tyger [tiger], Fr. Songs Of Experience by William BlakeVisions by William BlakeVisions by William BlakeThe Pomegranate by Eavan BolandOn The Death Of An Infant Of Five Days Old by Elizabeth BoydA Dying Viper by Katherine Harris BradleyLa Gioconda by Katherine Harris BradleyEros by Robert Seymour BridgesLow Barometer by Robert Seymour Bridges1914: 5. The Soldier by Rupert BrookeA Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningSonnets From The Portuguese: 13 by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningSonnets From The Portuguese: 3 by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningSonnets From The Portuguese: 43 by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningThe Bishop Orders His Tomb At Saint Praxed's Church by Robert BrowningHome-thoughts, From Abroad by Robert BrowningMeeting At Night by Robert BrowningMy Last Duchess by Robert BrowningParting At Morning by Robert BrowningFor A' That And A' That; Song by Robert BurnsHoly Willie's Prayer by Robert BurnsTam O' Shanter by Robert BurnsTo A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough by Robert BurnsHudibras, Sels. by Samuel (1612-1680) Butler1-5. by George Gordon ByronCannons by George Gordon ByronDarkness by George Gordon ByronThe Destruction Of Sennacherib by George Gordon ByronShe Walks In Beauty by George Gordon ByronSong by George Gordon ByronBallad by Charles Stuart CalverleyHohenlinden by Thomas CampbellLaura by Thomas CampionAn Elegy Upon The Death Of Doctor Donne, Dean Of Paul's by Thomas CarewA Rapture by Thomas CarewSlate Street School by Ciaran CarsonA Dialogue by Elizabeth CarterOde To Wisdom by Elizabeth CarterAn Elegy On A Maiden Name by Jane CaveThe Poetress's Petition by Margaret Lucas CavendishAella: Mynstrelles Songe by Thomas ChattertonChaucers Wordes Unto Adam, His Own Scriveyn by Geoffrey ChaucerA Knight by Geoffrey ChaucerTo The Ladies by Mary Lee ChudleighI Am by John ClareThe Shepherd Boy (1) by John ClareGod by Arthur Hugh CloughThe Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh CloughThe Witch by Mary Elizabeth ColeridgeFrost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeKubla Khan by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOde To Evening by William (1721-1759) CollinsOde Written In [the Beginning Of The Year] 1746 by William (1721-1759) CollinsA Song From Shakespeare's Cymbeline by William (1721-1759) CollinsPindaric Ode: The Muse by Abraham CowleyWritten In Juice Of Lemon by Abraham CowleyDeparted Youth by Hannah (parkhouse) CowleyThe Negro's Complaint by William CowperOlney Hymns: 35. Light Shining Out Of Darkness by William CowperHumble Life by George CrabbeThe Flaming Heart by Richard CrashawOn George Herbert's Book, The Temple, Sent To A Gentlewoman by Richard CrashawOn Hope by Richard CrashawThe Kiss by Charlotte DacreMay by Dafydd Ap GwilymTo Delia: 34 by Samuel DanielTo Delia: 39 by Samuel DanielTo Delia: 45 by Samuel DanielTo Delia: 52 by Samuel DanielBattle by John DavidsonThirty Bob A Week by John DavidsonAcross The Bay by Donald DavieRejoinder To A Critic by Donald DaviePoem For An Anniversary by Cecil Day LewisCooper's Hill by John DenhamLabasheedy by Nuala Ni DhomhnaillJabberwocky by Charles Lutwidge DodgsonThe Walrus And The Carpenter, Fr. Alice In Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge DodgsonThe Canonization by John DonneThe Ecstasy [extasie] by John DonneElegy: 16. On His Mistress by John DonneThe Good-morrow by John DonneHoly Sonnet: 10 by John DonneHoly Sonnet: 14 by John DonneA Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day, Being The Shortest Day by John DonneThe Sun Rising by John DonneA Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John DonneNon Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest DowsonVitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam by Ernest DowsonIdea: 61 by Michael DraytonTo My Noble Friend Master William Browne: Of The Evil Time by Michael DraytonTo The Virginian Voyage by Michael DraytonMacflecknoe; Or, A Satire Upon The True-blue-protestant Poet by John DrydenA Song For St. Cecilia's Day by John DrydenTo The Pious Memory Of The Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew by John DrydenIn Praise Of Women by William DunbarMeditation In Winter by William DunbarWife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail by Paul DurcanGrongar Hill by John DyerThe Emulation by Sarah Fyge EgertonThe Repulse To Alcander by Sarah Fyge EgertonFour Quartets: Little Gidding (1-5 Complete) by Thomas Stearns EliotMarina by Thomas Stearns EliotThe Waste Land: 1. The Burial Of The Dead by Thomas Stearns EliotOn Monsieur's Departure by Elizabeth IWritten On A Wall At Woodstock by Elizabeth IVegetarian World by Mary Ann EvansThe Daft Days by Robert FergussonArdelia To Melancholy by Anne FinchThe Circuit Of Apollo by Anne FinchA Nocturnal Reverie by Anne FinchThe Garden Of Proserpine by Veronica Forrest-thomson
Lesser Epistles: To A Young Lady With Some Lampreys by John GayMy Own Epitaph by John GayPatience: Bunthorne's Song by William Schwenck GilbertThe Yarn Of The 'nancy Bell' by William Schwenck GilbertThe Deserted Village by Oliver GoldsmithSong by Oliver GoldsmithThe Face In The Mirror by Robert Ranke GravesNot At Home by Robert Ranke GravesElegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas GrayCaelica: 56 by Fulke GrevilleCaelica: 87 by Fulke GrevilleCaelica: 99 by Fulke GrevilleEx Vermibus by Christopher Murray GrieveLourd On My Hert by Christopher Murray GrieveWith The Herring Fishers by Christopher Murray GrieveLines For A Book by Thomson William GunnThe Man With The Night Sweats by Thomson William GunnMoly by Thomson William GunnBeeny Cliff; March 1870 - March 1913 by Thomas HardyChannel Firing by Thomas HardyThe Convergence Of The Twain; Lines On Loss Of The Titanic by Thomas HardyThe Darkling Thrush by Thomas HardyHap by Thomas HardyNeutral Tones by Thomas HardyThe Oxen by Thomas HardyShelley's Skylark by Thomas HardyOn Not Being Milton by Tony HarrisonStudy by Tony HarrisonFollower by Seamus HeaneyFrom The Frontier Of Writing by Seamus HeaneyA New Song by Seamus HeaneyThe Tollund Man by Seamus HeaneyTrust by Felicia Dorothea HemansEchoes: 35. Margaritae Sorori by William Ernest HenleyEchoes: 4. Invictus by William Ernest HenleyAffliction (4) by George HerbertThe Agony [agonie] by George HerbertThe Altar by George HerbertThe Collar by George HerbertEaster Wings by George HerbertJordan (2) by George HerbertLove (3) by George HerbertRedemption by George HerbertPsalm 100 by Mary Sidney HerbertPsalm 84 by Mary Sidney HerbertTo The Angel Spirit Of The Most Excellent Sir Philip Sidney by Mary Sidney HerbertArt Above Nature: To Julia by Robert HerrickCorinna's Going A-maying by Robert HerrickDelight In Disorder by Robert HerrickUpon Julia's Clothes by Robert HerrickOnce Alien Here by John HewittOvid In The Third Reich by Geoffrey HillRequiem Of The Plantagenet Kings by Geoffrey HillWhen Maggy Gangs Away by James HoggSally Simkin's Lament by Thomas HoodCarrion Comfort by Gerard Manley HopkinsDuns Scotus's Oxford by Gerard Manley HopkinsFelix Randal by Gerard Manley HopkinsGod's Grandeur by Gerard Manley HopkinsPied Beauty by Gerard Manley HopkinsSpring And Fall: To A Young Child by Gerard Manley HopkinsThe Terrible Sonnets: 3 by Gerard Manley HopkinsThe Windhover: To Christ Our Lord by Gerard Manley HopkinsA Shropshire Lad: 4. Reveille by Alfred Edward HousmanA Shropshire Lad: 62 by Alfred Edward HousmanPrisoned In Windsor, He Recounteth His Pleasure There Passed by Henry HowardWhen Windsor Walls Sustain'd My Wearied Arm by Henry HowardYouth And Age by Henry HowardA Childish Prank by Edward James HughesA Modest Proposal by Edward James HughesMoon-hops by Edward James HughesTo Paint A Water Lily by Edward James HughesRondeau by James Henry Leigh HuntOn Mr. Pope's Characters Of Women by Anne (howard) IngramThe Church Of A Dream by Lionel Pigot JohnsonHappiness Not Found by Samuel (1709-1784) JohnsonAn Ode To Himself by Ben JonsonTo Penshurst by Ben JonsonTo The Immortal Memory... Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary And Sir Henry M by Ben JonsonEpic by Patrick KavanaghThe Hospital by Patrick KavanaghSpraying The Potatoes by Patrick KavanaghThe Eve Of St. Agnes by John KeatsLa Belle Dame Sans Merci by John KeatsLast Sonnet (original Version) by John KeatsOde On A Grecian Urn by John KeatsOde On Melancholy by John KeatsOde To A Nightingale by John KeatsOn First Looking Into Chapman's Homer by John KeatsSonnet by John KeatsSonnet On Sitting Down To Read King Lear Once Again by John KeatsTo Autumn by John KeatsEther Insatiable by May KendallA Farewel To Worldly Joyes by Anne KilligrewUpon The Saying That My Verses Were Made By Another by Anne KilligrewAn Exequy, To His Matchless Never To Be Forgotten Friend by Henry (1592-1669) KingAnother September by Thomas KinsellaThe King by Rudyard KiplingRecessional by Rudyard KiplingTommy [atkins] by Rudyard KiplingThe Enchanted Island, By Danby by Letitia Elizabeth LandonRose Aylmer by Walter Savage LandorThe Description Of Cookham by Aemilia (bassano) LanyerAubade by Philip LarkinChurch Going by Philip LarkinNext, Please by Philip LarkinBavarian Gentians by David Herbert LawrenceLove On The Farm by David Herbert LawrencePiano by David Herbert LawrenceSnake by David Herbert LawrenceAn Epistle To A Lady by Mary LeaporMira's Will by Mary LeaporThe Jumblies by Edward LearLimerick by Edward LearNo Coward Soul Is Mine by Edward LearThe Owl And The Pussy Cat by Edward LearRemembrance by Edward LearFathers And Sons by Tom LeonardEpitaph (on A Commonplace Person Who Died In Bed) by Amy LevyThe Grim Sisters by Liz LochheadSin And Despair Have So Possess'd My Heart by Anne Vaughan LockeSo Foul Is Sin And Loathsome In Thy Sight by Anne Vaughan LockeFreeze-up by Michael LongleyLetter To Derek Mahon by Michael LongleyThe Grasshopper; To My Noble Friend Mr. Charles Cotton by Richard LovelaceTo Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair by Richard LovelaceTo Lucasta, [on] Going To The Wars by Richard LovelaceHoratius Speaks by Thomas Babington MacaulayBlue Tit On A String Of Peanuts by Norman MaccaigGone Are The Days by Norman MaccaigBagpipe Music by Frederick Louis MacneiceElegy For Minor Poets by Frederick Louis MacneiceA Disused Shed In Co. Wexford by Derek MahonAn Unborn Child by Derek MahonThe Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher MarloweSatire 7: A Cynic Satire by John MarstonAn Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return From Ireland by Andrew MarvellThe Mower Against Gardens by Andrew MarvellOn Milton's Paradise Lost by Andrew MarvellTo His Coy Mistress by Andrew MarvellCargoes by John MasefieldSea-fever by John MasefieldThe West Wind by John MasefieldItherness by Ellie McdonaldThe Orchid House by Medbh McguckianThe Sitting by Medbh McguckianLucifer In Starlight by George MeredithModern Love: 1 by George MeredithModern Love: 30 by George MeredithThe Farmer's Bride by Charlotte MewA Poet's Fancies: 8. The Modern Poet; A Song Of Derivations by Alice MeynellThe Shepherdess by Alice MeynellLycidas by John MiltonSonnet: 18. On The Late Massacre In Piedmont by John MiltonSonnet: 19. On His Blindness by John MiltonSonnet: 23. On His Deceased Wife by John MiltonWild Sports Of The West by John MontagueThe Harp by Thomas MooreResponse To Rimbaud's Later Manner by Thomas Sturge MooreThe Hastack In The Floods by William (1834-1896) MorrisThe Horses by Edwin MuirScotland, 1941 by Edwin MuirThe Briefcase by Paul MuldoonSushi by Paul MuldoonAngel (2) by John Henry NewmanOde To The Maguire by Eochadh O'husseyOde: We Are The Music Makers by Arthur William Edgar O'shaughnessyThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 12 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 27 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 69 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 71 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 72 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 73 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 13 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 19 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 68 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 70 by Omar KhayyamThe Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 74 by Omar KhayyamAnthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred OwenDulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred OwenTo The Body by Coventry Kersey Dighton PatmoreThe Impossible Pictures by Tom PaulinThe War Song Of Dinas Vawr by Thomas Love PeacockEpitaph On Her Son Hector Philips by Katherine PhilipsFriendship In Emblem, Or The Seal, To My Dearest Lucasia by Katherine PhilipsTo The Welsh Language by Katherine PhilipsA Winter In Wales by Hester Lynch (salusbury) PiozziEpistle To A Lady by Alexander PopeThe Rape Of The Lock by Alexander PopeThe Talented Man by Winthrop Mackworth PraedWhen Thou Must Home by Sextus PropertiusAmores [the Loves]: Book I. Elegy 15 by Publius Ovidius NasoAmores [the Loves]: Book I. Elegy 4 by Publius Ovidius NasoAmores [the Loves]: Book I. Elegy 5 by Publius Ovidius NasoAmores [the Loves]: Book Iii. Elegy 1 by Publius Ovidius NasoAmores [the Loves]: Book Iii. Elegy 6 by Publius Ovidius NasoMy Body In The Walls Captived by Walter RaleighThe Nymph's Reply To The Shepherd by Walter RaleighVerses Made The Night Before His Beheading by Walter RaleighBreak Of Day In The Trenches by Isaac RosenbergA Birthday by Christina Georgina RossettiCobwebs by Christina Georgina RossettiAn Echo From Willow-wood by Christina Georgina RossettiMonna Innominata, A Sonnet Of Sonnets: 11 by Christina Georgina RossettiSong (10) by Christina Georgina RossettiUp-hill by Christina Georgina RossettiThe Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe House Of Life: 49. Willowwood (1) by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe House Of Life: 50. Willowwood (2) by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe House Of Life: 51. Willowwood (3) by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe House Of Life: 52. Willowwood (4) by Dante Gabriel RossettiSudden Light by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe Woodspurge by Dante Gabriel RossettiProud Maisie, Fr. The Heart Of Midlothian by Walter ScottEyam by Anna SewardThe Phoenix And The Turtle by William ShakespeareSonnet: 116 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 129 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 130 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 138 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 18 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 23 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 30 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 55 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 60 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 66 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 73 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 86 by William ShakespeareSonnet: 94 by William ShakespeareAdonais; An Elegy On The Death Of John Keats by Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Cloud by Percy Bysshe ShelleyOde To The West Wind by Percy Bysshe ShelleyOzymandias by Percy Bysshe ShelleySong To The Men Of England by Percy Bysshe ShelleyAstrophel And Stella: 1 by Philip SidneyAstrophel And Stella: 15 by Philip SidneyAstrophel And Stella: 27 by Philip SidneyAstrophel And Stella: 31 by Philip SidneyAstrophel And Stella: 54 by Philip SidneyStill Falls The Rain; The Raids, 1940. Night And Dawn by Edith SitwellKnowledge, Acquaintance, Resort, Favour, With Grace by John SkeltonUpon A Dead Man's Head by John SkeltonJubilate Agno: My Cat Jeoffrey [or, Lines 697-780.] by Christopher SmartOn A Bed Of Guernsey Lilies by Christopher SmartElegiac Sonnet: 44. Written In The Church Yard At Middleton In Sussex by Charlotte (turner) SmithOn The Aphorism: L'amitie Est L'amour Sans Ailes by Charlotte (turner) SmithAway, Melancholy by Florence Margaret SmithNot Waving But Drowning by Florence Margaret SmithThe Battle Of Blenheim by Robert SoutheyThe Truly Great by Stephen Spender
A Sonnet by James Kenneth StephenSongs Of Travel: 44 by Robert Louis StevensonA Sessions Of The Poets by John SucklingUpon My Lady Carlisle's Walking In Hampton Court Garden by John SucklingIn Sickness (1714) by Jonathan SwiftMrs. Harris's Petition: To Excellencies The Lords Justices Of Ireland by Jonathan SwiftStella's Birthday, 1725 by Jonathan SwiftThe Garden Of Proserpine by Algernon Charles SwinburneThe Higher Pantheism In A Nutshell by Algernon Charles SwinburneThe Lake Of Gaube by Algernon Charles SwinburneFaint Love by Arthur SymonsNerves by Arthur SymonsThe Star by Jane TaylorThe Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred TennysonThe Higher Pantheism by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 108 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 124 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 27 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 35 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 50 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 54 by Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam A.h.h.: 7 by Alfred TennysonThe Princess: Song by Alfred TennysonTithonus by Alfred TennysonUlysses by Alfred TennysonDo Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan ThomasFern Hill by Dylan ThomasThe Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower by Dylan ThomasOn Sir J- S- Saying In A Sarcastic Manner, My Books Would Make Me Mad by Elizabeth ThomasAs The Team's Head Brass by Philip Edward ThomasOctober by Philip Edward ThomasCenturies by Ronald Stuart ThomasPisces by Ronald Stuart ThomasLove by Francis ThompsonA Hymn On The Seasons by James (1700-1748) ThomsonWilliam Blake by James (1834-1882) ThomsonA Death In The Desert; In Memory Of Homer Vance by Charles TomlinsonA Word In Edgeways by Charles TomlinsonInnocence by Thomas TraherneShadows In The Water by Thomas TraherneAlone Walking by AnonymousBattle Of Brunanburh, Sels. by AnonymousBeowulf, Sels. by AnonymousThe Blacksmiths by AnonymousI Sing Of A Maiden by AnonymousMoney, Money by AnonymousThe Seafarer, Sels. by AnonymousThe Unquiet Grave by AnonymousWestern Wind by AnonymousThe Retreat by Henry VaughanThey Are All Gone by Henry VaughanTo The Most Excellently Accomplished Mrs. Katherine Philips by Henry VaughanOf English Verse by Edmund WallerSong by Edmund WallerTo A Fair Lady Playing With A Snake by Edmund WallerEmpty Space by Oscar WildeAgainst Constancy by John WilmotA Satire [or, Satyr] Against Mankind by John WilmotTo My Niece Dorothy, A Sleepless Baby by Dorothy WordsworthComposed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 by William WordsworthDaffodils by William WordsworthLines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William WordsworthLucy (2) by William WordsworthOde: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood by William WordsworthThe Simplon Pass by William WordsworthThe Solitary Reaper by William WordsworthSonnet On Catherine Wordsworth by William WordsworthThought Of A Briton On The Subjugation Of Switzerland by William WordsworthThe World; Sonnet by William WordsworthEpitaph by Mary Wortley MontaguVerses Addressed To Imitator Of First Satire Of Horace by Mary Wortley MontaguA Crown Of Sonnets Dedicated To Love: 1 by Mary Sidney WrothPamphilia To Amphilanthus: 1 by Mary Sidney WrothUrania : Am I Thus Conquer'd? by Mary Sidney WrothUrania : You Blessed Stars by Mary Sidney WrothThe Lover Showeth How He Is Forsaken by Thomas WyattRime 190 (imitated From Petrarch) by Thomas WyattVarium Et Mutabile by Thomas WyattAmong School Children by William Butler YeatsCoole Park, 1929 by William Butler YeatsCrazy Jane Talks With The Bishop by William Butler YeatsThe Lake Isle Of Innisfree by William Butler YeatsLapis Lazuli (for Henry Clifton) by William Butler YeatsLeda And The Swan by William Butler YeatsSailing To Byzantium by William Butler YeatsThe Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Mark StrandSuperb . . . The ideal introduction to British poetry.
James DickeyAmong the countless anthologies of poetry, one always looks for a book in which both scholarship and taste contribute at the highest levels. For anyone who writes or reads poetry, or has the sensibility to be drawn to it, this is the book.
School Library JournalYA-A one-volume anthology that contains major British poetry from Beowulf to the present day. Poets receive a short biographical introduction along with their poetry. Schools will find this a fine, comprehensive source. It includes more female poets than most comparable anthologies, and is conducive to browsing. Major poems such as Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Britain's best-loved poems, and newly rediscovered poems are part of this collection.
BooknewsA chronologically-ordered compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, with due recognition to women poets, contemporary poets, and poets from Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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