Six Centuries of Great Poetry

A Stunning Collection of Classic British Poems from Chaucer to Yeats

Publisher: Dell
Uniquely comprehensive...highly readable...the definitive collection of classic lyric poetry.

From Shakespeare's wise music to Marvell's profundity and wit...from the Romantics' passionate view of man and woman and nature to twentieth-centur poets' confused searching, this outstanding one-volume collection brings us the profound, soul-nourishing experience of great poetry.

Brilliantly selected and arranged by renowned literary masters Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine, the poems here reflect the genius of six centuries of poets.  It is the finest anthology of lyric poetry ever published.

"Truth" by Geoffrey Chaucer
"Ophelia's Song" by William Shakespeare
"The Canonization" by John Donne
"To Heaven" by Ben Jonson
"Ode on Solitude" by Alexander Pope
"The Tyger" by William Blake
"The Solitary Reaper" by William Wordsworth
"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats
"God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Sailing to Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats

and more than ninety additional classic poems.

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER/1340?-1400

Merciles Beautè

Your yën two wol slee me sodenly,
I may the beautè of hem not sustene,
So woundeth hit through-out my herte kene.

And but your word wol helen hastily
My hertes wounde, whyl that hit is grene,
Your yën two wol slee me...
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