By the end of my sophomore year, all of our copies were in tatters. It was considerably revised, with input from , about three decades later. On one occasion, he got me on my feet for such purpose. It was good training for a poet, if peculiar, and I'd gladly place Palgrave in the library of any home with curious, quirky, poets to be growing up in it. We learned to interact with their characters and talk about their thoughts, actions and motives as though those fictional women, children, and men were agents of flesh and blood.
Once a new understanding has been internalized, the world can never be the same. The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Series. His health was delicate; so my petitions were often answered. This makes one aware of the changes in language and form over the centuries. Shelley's work is full of vivid imagery and he died young, Wordsworth had a long career and his voice is plainspoken and frank. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. This facsimile reproduction of the 1861 edition makes Palgrave's original selection available once again for today's readers.
And as comprehensive as the book is, it continues to serve as a kind of literary menu to whet your appetite for more - and in mutual trust, he hopes you will seek more. Very clean, in medium green cloth, with both the spine and the covers having very good, unworn edges. Our longtime neighbor and friend Ursula was probably the greatest lover of books I ever met. Thanks to the human heart by which we live, Thanks to its tenderness, its joys and fears, To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. The sentiments about religion, war or patriotism are often quite simple when removed from the seductive language used. Title page of the 1861 first edition. First published in 1861, the Treasury has been updated many times over the years.
You can read my review. And as comprehensive as the book is, it continues to serve as a kind of literary menu to whet your appetite for more - and in Although Palgrave's collection of some of the finest poets writing in the English language has undergone additions and updatings since its original publication in 1861, his generous desire to share the joy of language underpins them all. Its aim back in 1861 was to teach 'those indifferent to the Poets to love them, and those who love them to love them more. There is some light brown discoloration on the inner covers and facing endpapers. Originally published in 1861, it quickly established itself as the most popular selection of English poems.
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. They transform; they shift shapes, perceptions and therefore reality itself. Text is clean and unmarked. That, after all, is the purpose of these stories to my children. However, there is a sense in which poetry is not personal. Next, when I cast mine eyes and see That brave vibration each way free; 5 Oh how that glittering taketh me! Red cloth with blindstamped titles and decoration to front board, gilt titles to spine.
Cecilia's Day -- Go lovely rose -- To Althea from prison -- On his blindness -- To Lucasta, going beyond the seas -- The constant lover -- L'Allegro -- el Penseroso -- Side 3: On a favorite cat, drowned in a tub of goldfishes -- Mine be a cot beside the hill -- O my love's like a red, red rose -- Highland Mary -- When lovely woman stoops to folly -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer -- A slumber did my spirit seal -- She dwelt among the untrodden ways -- She walks in beauty -- She was a phantom of delight -- Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art -- La belle dame sans merci -- The daffodils -- The mermaid tavern -- To a skylark -- London, 1802 -- The world is too much with us -- Side 4: Upon Westminster Bridge -- Kubla Khan -- When I have fears that I may cease to be -- Ode to a nightingale -- To the night -- Oh yet we trust from In memoriam -- Tears, idle tears -- Choric song of the lotus-laters -- Dover Beach. I drew in it as a toddler and haltingly made out words as I learned them I was a freakishly early reader, words seemed my natural place on this earth and gave me great solace. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Today it stands as a testament to the richness of our finest native poetic writing from Spenser, Shakespeare, and Wordsw Palgrave's Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language is probably the most famous poetry anthology ever compiled. Over the years, The Golden Treasury has been updated by a series of editors who have responded to the changing tastes of the reading public. In her retirement she worked part time for close to 20 years at the University of Michigan Conservation and Book Repair Lab.
Dust Jacket Condition: Good Unclipped. This view is not without some merit. Over 90 poets are included, from Dylan Thomas, George Mackay Brown, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to Carol Ann Duffy, Elizabeth Garrett and Simon Armitage. As true human being you must read this book. Francis Turner Palgrave's The Golden Treasury is the best-known anthology of English Poetry ever published.
Snugly bound and clean in original dust jacket with 95 cent issue price on unclipped front flap. . This time I read it from beginning to end and found it a completely different reading experience. Synopsis Palgrave's Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language is probably the most famous poetry anthology ever compiled. The E-mail message field is required. There are many poems I'd never read before some of them quite boring to be honest , and there are also many poets, particularly 19th century ones, that I know nothing about and who seem to have dropped out of the general consciousness. In the meantime, I heard from friends who could relate personally to about my best college professor, Fr.
He once astounded my puritanical sensibilities by talking of the love affairs of poets and artists. This book was her text as a student in India. Synopsis A classic anthology of British verse, Francis Turner Palgave's The Golden Treasury is an invaluable collection of the best-known and most widely celebrated poets of the British Isles. Lovers of The Golden Treasury will welcome the reissue of what is now accepted as a landmark in publishing history. While I am no hater of poetry, I admit that my preference has always been for prose. Palgrave The Golden Treasury Of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language Selected and Arranged with Notes by Francis Turner Palgrave Thomas Palgrave describes his Golden Treasury: This little Collection differs, it is believed, from others in the attempt made to include in it all the best original lyrical pieces and songs in our language, by writers not living, and none besides the best.
It was therefore a shock to find myself in postwar Japan at age 6, unable to even understand what the symbols. He once sat with us through a televised concert by Pablo Casals. It is indeed a wonderful collection of poems! This edition includes a sixth book, prepared by John Press, which covers the post-war years, showing that the lyrical tradition remains strong. The reissue has a foreword by the present Laureate, Andrew Motion. Our scanner is down but I will update this review with some of the illustrations, which are lovely art deco etchings or woodcuts. With the conclusion of that last line, he would invariably break out in a broad smile that revealed the pronounced gap between his two front teeth.