The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse
Iona Opie, Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie, The Late Peter Opie, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Всего страниц: 407
Succinctly called "a book of tales of various kinds, romantic, humorous, ghostly, and gory, written at any time over the past six hundred years" by the compilers, Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie, this universally-appealing collection of 59 poems presents a comprehensive literary tradition of narrative verse from Chaucer to Auden.
The anthology includes Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Poe's "The Raven," and Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark," along with such twentieth-century narrative classics as G.K. Chesterton's "Lepanto," Robert Frost's "The Code," Marriott Edgar's "The Lion and Albert," and W.H. Auden's "The Ballad of Barnaby." Abridgements and extracts from book-length narratives such as Spenser's The Faerie Queen and Milton's Paradise Lost add to the richness and variety of the collection. The Opies also provide extensive notes which trace the source of the poet's inspiration, whether fact or fiction, and demonstrate how the creative process has transformed that source into a work of art.
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195 There they buried them both , In neither moss nor ling , And Little John and
Much in fere Bare the letters to the king . 200 [ When John came unto the king )
He kneeled down upon his knee : ' God yow save , my liege lord , Jesus yow
10 As they were drinking ale and wine Within King Estmere's hall : ' When will ye
marry a wife , brother , A wife to glad us all ? ' Then bespake him King Estmere ,
And answered him hastily : ' I know not that lady in any land That's able to marry ...
80 Then bespake her father dear : ' My daughter , I say nay ; Remember well the
king of Spain , What he said yesterday . “ He would pull down my halls and
castles , And reave me of my life . I cannot blame him if he do , If I reave him of his
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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