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The Oxford book of short poems

Kavanagh, P. J. (Patrick Joseph), 1931- (Added Author). Michie, James (Added Author).

Summary: Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century.

Item details

  • ISBN: 019214135X
  • ISBN: 9780192141354
  • ISBN: 0192820737 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780192820730 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xl, 307 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes indexes.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-277).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Anonymous (13th and 14th centuries) / 'Fowls in the frith' -- 'Lord, Thou Clèpedest me' -- 'When I see on Rood' -- 'Why have you no ruth?' -- Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) / Roundel ('Now welcome, summer') from The Parliament of Fowls -- Unto Adam, His Own Scrivèyn -- Roundel ('Since I from Love escapèd am') from Merciless Beauty -- Anonymous (15th and early 16th centuries) / 'I shall say what inordinate love is' -- 'Onmes gentes plaudite!' -- 'Blessed Mary' -- 'Peace maketh plenty' -- 'Hail, Queen of Heaven' -- 'I have been a foster' -- 'Western wind' -- John Skelton (1460?-1529) / 'Though ye suppose' -- Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) / 'Madam, withouten many words' -- 'Who hath heard' -- 'The enemy of life' -- 'Sighs are my food' -- 'Lux, my fair falcon' -- 'Throughout the world' -- William Baldwin (c.1515-1563) / The Spouse to the Younglings -- Anonymous (c.1550) / 'Thou sleepest fast' -- George Turbervile (1540?-1610) / To an Old Gentlewoman that Painted Her Face -- Sir Edward Dyer (c.1545-1607) / 'The lowest trees have tops' -- Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (1550-1604) / Epigram ('Were I a king') -- Sir Walter Ralegh (1552?-1618) / To His Son -- 'What is our life?' -- 'Even such is time' -- Sir Philip Sidney (1554- 1586) / 'Sleep, baby mine, Desire' -- 'Like those sick folks' -- Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628) / 'Whenas man's life' -- George Peele (1558?-1597) / Bathsabe's Song ('Hot sun, cool fire') from David and Bethsabe -- George Chapman (1559?-1634) / Bridal Song ('Now, Sleep, bind fast') from The Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn -- Anonymous (printed 1599-1610) / 'Thyrsis, sleepest thou?' -- 'A sparrow-hawk proud' -- 'Thule' -- 'My love in her attire' -- 'Since first I saw your face' -- 'Love me not' -- 'Sweet, let me go!' -- 'He that hath no mistress' -- 'Sweet Cupid, ripen her desire' -- Sir John Harington (1561-1612) / To His Wife, for Striking Her Dog -- William Shakespeare(1564-1616) / Song ('O mistress mine') from Twelfth Night -- Song ('When daffodils begin to peer') from The Winter's Tale -- song ('Jog on, jog on') from The Winter's Tale -- Song ('Full fathom five') from The Tempest -- Song ('The master, the swabber, the boatswain and I') from The Tempest -- Song ('Where the bee sucks') from The Tempest -- John Davies of Hereford (1566-1601) / A Remembrance of My Friend Mr. Thomas Morley -- Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1566-1601) / 'Happy were he' -- Thomas Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1566-1601) / 'Happy were he' -- Thomas Bastard (1566-1618) / De Puero Balbutiente -- Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) / 'Fair summer droops' -- Thomas Campion (1567-1620) / 'When thou must home' -- 'Never weather-beaten sail' 'Thrice toss these oaken ashes in the air' -- 'Thus I resolve' -- 'Sleep, angry beauty' -- Think'st thou to seduce me then' -- Thomas Middleton (1570?-1627) / Song ('In a maiden-time professed') from The Witch -- Samuel Rowland (1570?-1630?) / Melancholy Conceit -- The Faithful Shepherdess -- Song ('Care-charming sleep') from The Tragedy of Valentinian -- John Fletcher with Francis Beaumont (1584-
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Subject: English poetry
American poetry
Poésie anglaise Anthologies
Poésie américaine Anthologies
Poetry in English, to 1980 - Anthologies

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