A Treasury of Great Poems: English and American

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CONTENTS
IN PRAISE OF POETRYvii
PREFACExlvii
I The Bible
THE SONG OF SONGS1
from THE BOOK OF JOB15
The Price of Wisdom (Surely there is a vein for the silver)16
Job Complains (Let the day perish wherein I was born)18
Job Cries Out (Man that is born of a woman)19
God Replies (Who is this that darkeneth counsel)21
The Horse (Hast thou given the horse strength?)23
Leviathan (Canst thou draw out Leviathan with an hook?)24
from THE BOOK OF PSALMS25
What Is Man? (O Lord our Lord, How excellent is thy name)26
God's Glory (The heavens declare the glory of God)27
A Cry in Distress (My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)28
The Twenty-third Psalm (The Lord is my shepherd)29
Lift up Your Heads (The earth is the Lord's)29
My Soul Thirsteth for God (As the hart panteth after the water brooks)30
Though the Earth Be Removed (God is our refuge)31
A Mighty Fortress (He that dwelleth in the secret place)31
The Floods Clap Their Hands (O sing unto the Lord a new song)32

-ix-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • In Praise of Poetry vii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xlvii
  • I - The Bible 1
  • II - Foundations of the English Spirit 61
  • III - The Popular Ballad 123
  • IV - Early Songs of Unknown Authorship 163
  • V - Toward the Golden Age 175
  • VI - Elizabethan Songs of Unknown Authorship 253
  • VII - William Shakespeare [1564-1616] 271
  • VIII - Anatomy of the World 319
  • IX - Gallants, Puritans, and Divines 389
  • X - The Rise and Fall of Elegance 503
  • XI - Pure Vision, Pure Song 595
  • XII - The Spirit of Revolution and Romance 633
  • XIII - Faith, Doubt, and Democracy 777
  • XIV - Challenge to Tradition 889
  • XV - The World of the Twentieth Century 1023
  • Acknowledgments 1229
  • Sources of Reference 1233
  • Index 1235
  • Index of First Lines 1265
  • A Note about the Author *
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