The Oxford Book of English Verse, Part 1

by Arthur Quiller-Couch


Description:  The Oxford Book of English Verse brings together the best poetry in English. Part 1 offers the reader a surprisingly impartial cross section of British poetry from the 13th to the 16th centuries, including madrigals, ballads, devotional works, and much more. From the ornate language of Edmund Spenser to wild and vigorous lines by Scottish poets such as Robert Henryson and William Dunbar, readers are likely to find words here that sing the workaday mind to sleep, and open their heart's eyes on new countries.


Additional information:

Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  None
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-972-0
Genres:  Literature, Poetry

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Table of Contents

1. Cuckoo Song
2. Alison
3. Spring-tide
4. Blow, Northern Wind
5. This World's Joy
6. A Hymn to the Virgin
7. Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose
8. Praise of Women
9. Freedom
10. The Love Unfeigned
11. Balade
12. Merciles Beaute
13. Lament for Chaucer
14. Vox Ultima Crucis
15. Spring Song of the Birds
16. Robin and Makyne
17. The Bludy Serk
18. To a Lady
19. In Honour of the City of London
20. On the Nativity of Christ
21. Lament for the Makers
22. May in the Green-Wood
23. Carol
24. Quia Amore Langueo
25. The Nut-Brown Maid
26. As Ye Came from the Holy Land
27. The Lover in Winter Plaineth for the Spring
28. Balow
29. The Old Cloak
30. To Mistress Margery Wentworth
31. To Mistress Margaret Hussey
32. The True Knight
33. His Epitaph
34. Forget Not Yet
35. The Appeal
36. A Revocation
37. Vixi Puellis Nuper Idoneus
38. To His Lute
39. Description of Spring
40. Complaint of the Absence of Her Lover
41. The Means to Attain Happy Life
42. A True Love
43. A Bequest of His Heart
44. A Rondel of Love
45. In Youth Is Pleasure
46. Amantium Irae
47. A Lover's Lullaby
48. The Night Is Near Gone
49. Jolly Good Ale and Old
50. When Flora Had O'erfret the Firth
51. Lusty May
52. My Heart Is High Above
53. A Praise of His Lady
54. To Her Sea-Faring Lover
55. The Faithless Shepherdess
56. Crabbed Age and Youth
57. Phyllida's Love-Call
58. A Pedlar
59. Hey Nonny No!
60. Preparations
61. The New Jerusalem

62. Icarus
63. Madrigal
64. How Can the Heart Forget Her?
65. Tears
66. My Lady's Tears
67. Sister, Awake!
68. Devotion
69. Since First I Saw Your Face
70. There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind
71. Love Not Me For Comely Grace
72. The Wakening
73. Phillida and Coridon
74. A Cradle Song
75. The Silent Lover I
76. The Silent Lover II
77. His Pilgrimage
78. The Conclusion
79. Whilst It Is Prime
80. A Ditty
81. Prothalamion
82. Epithalamion
83. From 'Daphnaida'
84. Easter
85. Cards and Kisses
86. Spring's Welcome
87. Beauty Bathing
88. The Bargain
89. Song
90. Voices at the Window
91. Philomela
92. The Highway
93. His Lady's Cruelty
94. Sleep
95. Splendidis Longum Valedico Nugis
96. Myra
97. Rosalind's Madrigal
98. Phillis I
99. Phillis II
100. Rosaline
101. Fair and Fair
102. A Farewell to Arms
103. Samela
104. Fawnia
105. Sephestia's Lullaby
106. A Summer Day
107. Bridal Song
108. Times Go by Turns
109. The Burning Babe
110. On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney
111. Love Is a Sickness
112. Ulysses and the Siren
113. Beauty, Time, and Love
114. Sonet
115. Ubique
116. To His Coy Love
117. The Parting
118. Sirena
119. Agincourt
120. To the Virginian Voyage
121. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
122. Her Reply

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