A treasury of great poems, English and American, from the foundations of the English spirit to the outstanding poetry of our own time, with lives of the poets and historical settings (Book, 1942) [WorldCat.org]
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A treasury of great poems, English and American, from the foundations of the English spirit to the outstanding poetry of our own time, with lives of the poets and historical settings

Author: Louis Untermeyer
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1942.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Treasury of great poems.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1942
(OCoLC)586757146
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Untermeyer
OCLC Number: 798794
Description: lviii pages, 1 leaf, 1288 pages, 1 leaf 22 cm
Contents: The twenty-third psalm from The book of psalms --
A time for everything from Ecclesiastes --
The beatitudes from The gospel according to Saint Matthew --
from The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer --
As I lay sleeping / Anonymous --
Good company / Henry VIII --
Sonnets from Idea / Michael Drayton --
Sonnets ; This England from King Richard the Second ; Mercy from The merchant of Venice ; Thus with a kiss I die from Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare --
from Tamburlaine the great / Christopher Marlowe --To Celia (drink to me only with thine eyes) / Ben Jonson --
The flea / John Donne --
from Paradise lost / John Milton --
Epitaph on his wife / John Dryden --
The rape of the lock / Alexander Pope --
Introduction to Songs of innocence / William Blake. Partial contents cont'd: The rime of the ancient mariner / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
To a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Ode to a nightingale / John Keats --
Sonnets from the Portuguese / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Remembrance / Emily Bronte --
from Song of myself / Walt Whitman --
from The pirates of penzance / W.S. Gilbert --
from The ballad of reading gaol / Oscar Wilde --
Five American folk songs: Dixie ; My old Kentucky home ; Frankie and Johnny ; Casey Jones ; John Henry --
Four Negro spirituals: Joshua fit de battle of Jericho ; Steal away ; The crucifixion ; Water-boy --
O world / George Santayana --
Elegy in a country churchyard / G.K. Chesterton --
Love on the farm / D.H. Lawrence --
The soldier / Rupert Brooke --
Still falls the rain / Edith Sitwell --
from The bridge / Hart Crane --
An elementary school classroom in a slum / Stephen Spender.
Responsibility: selected and integrated by Louis Untermeyer.

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