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A Hundred Years of English Poetry


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1. 'Rondeau' James Henry Leight Hunt; 2. 'The war-song of Dinas Vawr' Thomas Love Peacock; 3. 'To-day' Thomas Carlyle; 4. 'The battle of Naseby' Thomas Babington Macaulay; 5. 'The song of Western man' Robert Stephen Hawker; 6. 'Brahma' Ralph Waldo Emerson; 7. (1) From Sonnets from the Portuguese: 'How do I love thee?'; (2) 'A musical instrument' Elizabeth Barrett Browning; 8. From Tales of a Wayside Inn: 'The Theologian's Tale - Torquemada' Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; 9. 'To Helen' Edgar Allan Poe; 10. 'Rubadiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishapur' Edward Fitzgerald; 11. (1) 'The lady of Shalott'; (2) 'The lotos-easters: Choric song'; (3) 'Ulysses'; (4) 'Break, break, break'; (5) From The Princess: 'Tears, idle tears'; 'Now sleeps the crimson petal'; (6) From In Memoriam; (7) From The Ancient Sage; (8) 'Crossing the bar' Alfred Tennyson; 12. 'The chambered Nautilus' Oliver Wendell Holmes; 13. (1) 'Johannes Agricola in meditation'; (2) 'From Pippa Passes; (3) 'The lost leader'; (4) From Home-Thoughts, from Abroad; (5) From Fra Lippo-Lippi; (6) 'Prospice' Robert Browning; 14. 'No coward soul is mine' Emily Browning; 15. 'Say not, the struggle nought availeth' Arthur Hugh Clough; 16. (1) 'Airly beacon'; (2) 'Ode to the North-East wind' Charles Kingsley; 17. 'The high tide on the coast of Lincolnshire' Jean Ingelow; 18. (1) From Empedocles on Etna; (2) 'Requiscat'; (3) From Sohrab and Rustum; (4) 'The scholar-gipsy' Matthew Arnold; 19. 'Mimnermus in church' William Johnson Cory; 20. 'Magna est vetitas' Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore; 21. From The Choice Dante Gabriel Rossetti; 22. (1) 'Song'; (2) 'A birthday'; (3) 'Up-hill' Christina Georgina Rossetti; 23. 'Song' Richard Watson Dixon; 24. From The City of Dreadful Night James Thomson; 25. 'The haystack in the floods' William Morris; 26. (1) From Atalanta in Calydon: 'When the hounds of spring'; (2) 'The garden of Prosperine' Algernon Charles Swinburne; 27. 'A ballad to Queen Elizabeth of the Spanish armada' Henry Austin Dobson; 28. (1) 'Friends beyond'; (2) 'Lausanne. In Gibbon's old garden'; (3) 'In time of 'The breaking of nations''; (4) 'Afterwards'; (5) 'Weathers'; (6) From the 'After scene' of The Dynasts Thomas Hardy; 29. 'Ode' Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy; 30. 'Pied beauty' Gerald Manley Hopkins; 31. 'The odyssey' Andrew Lang; 32. 'So sweet love seemed' Robert Seymour Bridges; 33. 'Renouncement' Alice Christina Meynell; 34. 'Out of the night that covers me' William Ernest Henley; 35. (1) 'Sing me a song of a lad that is gone'; (2) 'Requiem' Robert Louis Stevenson; 36. 'The crescent moon' William (Fiona Macleod) Sharp; 37. (1) From Wordsworth' Grave; (2) 'World-strangeness'; (3) The Inexorable Law: 'We too shall pass' William Watson; 38. (1) 'The hound of heaven'; (2) 'The kingdom of God' Francis Thompson; 39. 'Epitaph on an army of mercenaries' Alfred Edward Housman; 40. 'To William Shakespeare' Owen Seaman; 41. (1) 'Drake's drum'; (2) 'The fighting Temeraire' Henry John Newbolt; 42. 'Tam i' the kirk' Violet Jacob; 43. The Land: 'When Julius Fabricius'; (2) 'Mine sweepers' Rudyard Kipling; 44. 'The lake isle of Innisfree' William Butler Yeats; 45. 'Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam' Ernest Dowson; 46. Unknown: 'You who had worked in perfect ways' John Galsworthy; 47. (1) From Paolo and Francesca: Act I and Act IV; (2) 'Shakespeare Stephen Phillips; 48. For the Fallen: 'With proud thanksgiving' Laurence Binyon; 49. 'The bells of heaven' Ralph Hodgson; 50. (1) 'Nod'; (2) 'Off the ground'; (3) 'Silver' Walter de la Mare; 51. (1) 'Calvary-talk'; (2) From King Lear's Wife: 'Goneril's lullaby' Gordon Bottomley; 52. 'The donkey' Gilbert Keith Chesterton; 53. 'The quietist' Rachel Annand Taylor; 54. (1) 'Cargoes'; (2) 'Beauty'; (3) From Fragments; (4) From The Widow in the Bye Street John Masefield; 55. 'Adlestrop' Philip Edward Thomas; 56. 'Farewell to beau

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Originally published in 1930, this book contains a selection of English poetry from the previous 100 years.

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