Treasury of over 170 English and American sonnets by more than 70 poets, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?", Milton's "On His Blindness," Wordsworth's "The World Is Too Much with Us," many more by Spenser, Sidney, Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Longfellow, Yeats, Frost, Poe, etc. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The New Colossus" and "Ozymandias."
Treasury of over 170 English and American sonnets by more than 70 poets, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Masterpieces by Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Swinburne, Yeats, Frost, Poe, many more. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"The long love that in my thought doth harbor"
"My galley charged with forgetfulness"
"Farewell, love, and all thy laws forever"
"Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind"
"HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY"
The Soote Season
"Love, that doth reign and live within my thought"
"You must not wonder, though you think it strange"
SIR WALTER RALEGH
[Sir Walter Ralegh to his Son]
"Happy ye leaves! whenas those lily hands"
"Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day"
"One day I wrote her name upon the strand"
"Fair is my love, when her fair golden hairs"
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
"Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show"
"With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies"
"Come Sleep, O Sleep! the certain knot of peace"
"Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust"
"Fair is my Love and cruel as she 's fair"
"Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night"
"Let others sing of Knights and Paladines"
"If this be love, to draw a weary breath"
"Dear, why should you command me to my rest"
"Since there's no help, come le us kiss and part"
"Were I as base as in the lowly plain"
"When I do count the clock that tells the time"
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes"
"When to the sessions of sweet silent thought"
"Not marble, nor the gilded monuments"
"Let me not to the marriage of true minds"
"Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame"
"My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"
"Ah, sweet Content, where is thy mild abode?"
"Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?"
"At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow"
"Death be not proud, though some have called thee"
"Batter my heart, three-person'd God; for you"
WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN
"I know that all beneath the moon decays"
"My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst grow"
On His Being Arrived to ethe Age of Twenty-Three
On His Blindness
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
On His Deceased Wife
"To the Lord General Cromwell, on the Proposals of Certain Ministers at the Committee for the Propagation of the Gospel"
On the Death of Mr. Richard West
To the Evening Star
A Sonnet upon Sonnets
WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES
"O Time! Who know'st a lenient hand to lay"
"Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room"
Scorn Not the Sonnet
"It is a beauteous evening, calm and free"
"Surprised by joy - impatient as the wind"
"Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802"
"The world is too much with us; late and soon"
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Work Without Hope
On a Discovery Made Too Late
"A timid grace sits trembling in her eye"
JOSEPH BLANCO WHITE
To the Grasshopper and the Cricket
"GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON"
Sonnet on Chillon
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Sonnet: England in 1819
"Lift not the painted veil which those who live"
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
"Why did I laugh to-night? No voice will tell"
When I Have Fears
"Long time a child, and still a child, when years"
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
"If thou must love me, let it be for nought"
"Belovèd, my Belovèd, when I think"
"If I leave all for thee, wilt thou exchange"
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways"
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
The Cross of Snow
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER
"ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON"
"If I were loved, as I desire to be"
Poets and Their Bibliographies
EDGAR ALAN POE
WILLIAM BELL SCOTT
A Garland for Advancing Years
The Fair Morning
The Clouded Morning
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN
"An upper chamber in a darkened house"
"Last night I dreamed we parted once again"
Lucifer in Starlight
"By this he knew she wept with waking eyes"
"In our old shipwrecked days there was an hour"
"Thus piteously Love closed what he begat"
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
The One Hope
The Sonnet's Voice
ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
Love and Sleep
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
The Sonnet (III)
Lux Est Umbra Dei
WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT
On Her Vanity
As to His Choice of Her
TO One Who Would Make a Confession
Often When Warring
"Leonardo's "Mona Lisa"
"While yet we wait for spring, and from the dry"
"In autumn moonlight, when the white air wan"
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
"No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief"
What the Sonnet Is
The New Colossus
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON
A Vain Wish
CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
The Night Sky
WILLIAM BUTLER YEARTS
Leda and the Swan
To One in Bedlam
A Last Word
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
How Annandale Went Out
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS
The Dead Poet
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
Slow Through the Dark
Once by the Pacific
Acquainted with the Night
The Oven Bird
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
"Oh, sleep forever in the Latmian cave"
"Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink"
"What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why"
"Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare"
The End of the World
Anthem for Doomed Youth
On Seeing a Piece of Our Artillery Brought into Action
Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines