A Treasury of Great Poems

This vintage assortment, lengthy well-known as some of the most extensively learn and complete anthologies of poetry within the English language, bargains greater than 1,300 pages containing approximately 1,000 poems by means of virtually 2 hundred poets. starting with the earliest English ballads and choices from the King James model of the Bible, the publication keeps with the immortal works of Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, Whittier, Poe, Tennyson, and so forth, concluding with a great array of 20th-century poetry via such luminaries as Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, and Marianne Moore. Louis Untermeyer--the popular critic, biographer, and instructor who edited this striking work--is stated to have brought extra poets to readers and extra readers to poetry than the other American. Treasury of significant Poems is listed by way of poet, poem and first traces.

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Compliment ye him, all his angels: compliment ye him, all his hosts. compliment ye him, sunlight and moon: ^ The Proverbs 35 compliment him, all ye stars of sunshine. compliment him, ye heavens of heavens. And ye waters that be above the heavens. allow them to compliment the identify of the Lord: For he commanded, and so they have been created. He hath additionally stablished them with no end in sight; He hath made a decree which shall now not move. Lord from the earth, Ye dragons, and all deeps, fireplace and hail, snow and vapors, Stormy wind pleasant his observe. Mountains and all hills, Fruitful timber and all cedars. Beasts and all farm animals. Creeping issues and flying chook, Kings of the earth and every person. Princes and all judges of the earth: either younger males and maidens, outdated males and childrenLet them compliment the identify of the Lord; For his identify by myself is superb; His glory is above the earth and heaven. He additionally exalteth the horn of his humans, compliment the The Even compliment of all his saints; of the kids of Israel, a humans close to unto him. compliment ye the Lord. Psalm 1^8 FROM THE PROVERBS students agree that the Bible is now not a unified paintings, yet an enormous meeting of tangible historical past and great legend; of everlasting legislations, undeniable common sense, and rolling lamentations; of exalted hymns and erotic songs; of stories that become parables, and parables that experience develop into the world's nice tales; of prophetic prose and exalted poetry—in brief, a complete literature in itself. Heinrich Heine acknowledged that the booklet embodied "the entire drama of humanity"; to James George Frazer, writer of the golden bough, the Bible "is the epic of the area. " Arthur Quiller-Couch wrote that the scope of the The Bible ^6 Bible may perhaps in simple terms be indicated via imagining a quantity together with the nice books of our literature all certain jointly in fantastic confusion. The Bible's loss of orderly series applies quite to the PROVERBS. This selection of adages and gnomic poetry comes im- mediately after the final exhortation of the psalms and precedes the obdurate cynicism of ecclesiastes. The proverbs themselves are of many types. a few are questionable conclusions, others are forever acceptable; a few are prudent inventive flights. social maxims, others are daringly is packed in an epi- within the better of them knowledge gram, and a peaceful reasonableness A rises into poetry. Reproof move to the ant, thou sluggard; give some thought to her methods, and be clever: Which having no consultant, Overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summertime. gathereth her foodstuff within the harvest. And How lengthy wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? wilt thou come up out of thy sleep? but a bit sleep, a bit shut eye, while A little folding of the arms to sleep: So shall thy poverty come And thy wish as an as person who traveleth. armed guy. bankruptcy 6 Seven Evils those six issues doth the Lord hate; Yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud glance, a mendacity tongue, And palms that shed blameless blood; An middle that deviseth depraved imaginations. ft that be speedy in working to mischief; fake witness that speaketh lies.

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