By Louis Untermeyer
This vintage assortment, lengthy well-known as probably the most commonly learn and best-loved anthologies of poetry within the English language, provides greater than 1300 pages containing approximately a thousand poems by means of nearly 2 hundred poets. Interwoven together with his choices, Louis Untermeyer's great interpretive and biographical textual content brings jointly the lives, instances and works (both standard and lesser recognized) of the world's such a lot loved poets.
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A Treasury of serious Poems - English And American
From the rules Of The English Spirit To the exceptional Poetry Of Our personal Time, With Lives Of The Poets and ancient Settings chosen and built-in
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A Treasury of serious Poems -An Inspiring choice of the Best-Loved so much relocating Verse within the English Language
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Well as the full impact, of such a It is obvious that the import, poem can be felt only by its as cumu- lative power; only the foolhardy would attempt to save space at the expense of the rich content. Yet, here again, an exception or two must be made to the generality. Although most of Christopher Smart's magnificent rhapsody, a song to david, is printed in this Ivii Preface more than •collection— far usually is been omitted for the sake of unity. appear, the source or in the The title is quoted— several stanzas have Wherever occasional excerpts either indicated in the subtitle of the of the selection.
In short, the running commentary presumes to show in what way one poet differs from every other poet and in what way poetry remains a constant, a permanent paradox: a solace and an excitement, an escape and an adventure, the highest and most varied expression of mankind. II this is too Perhaps whom presumptuous a claim, and whom may it well be book intended? The editor cannot guess the answer to the first query, but he knows what audience he does not plan to reach. His book is not for the advanced scholar; it is neither an analytical survey nor an appraisal of movements, controversial tendencies and techniques.
The equal poise of love's both parts RICHARD LOVELACE [1618-1658] To Althea from Prison To Lucasta, on Going to To Amarantha The 471 472 the Wars 473 473 Scrutiny 474 ABRAHAM COWLEY [161^-1667] 475 The Wish The Prophet 475 477 478 Beauty Today Is 470 Ours 479 479 Drinking ANDREW MARVELL [1621-1678] 480 The Garden 481 from UPON APPLETON HOUSE See To how the flowers . -i674] 496 Wonder 497 Eden Walking Childhood 499 500 501 X The Rise and Fall of Elegance JOHN DRYDEN [1631-1700] 504 Epitaph on His Wife jrom MACFLECKNOE 504 Triumph of Dullness or, The Power of Music Cecilia's Day, November 22, Shadwell, or the 505 Alexander's Feast; A Song for St.
A Treasury of Great Poems by Louis Untermeyer