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Steepletop Library: The Books of Edna St. Vincent Millay

A treasury of great poems


A treasury of great poems

Table Of Contents

The twenty-third psalm from The book of psalms --
A time for everything from Ecclesiastes --
The beatitudes from The gospel according to Saint Matthew --
from The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer --
As I lay sleeping / Anonymous --
Good company / Henry VIII --
Sonnets from Idea / Michael Drayton --
Sonnets ; This England from King Richard the Second ; Mercy from The merchant of Venice ; Thus with a kiss I die from Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare --
from Tamburlaine the great / Christopher Marlowe --
To Celia (drink to me only with thine eyes) / Ben Jonson --
The flea / John Donne --
from Paradise lost / John Milton --
Epitaph on his wife / John Dryden --
The rape of the lock / Alexander Pope --
Introduction to Songs of innocence / William Blake.
The rime of the ancient mariner / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
To a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Ode to a nightingale / John Keats --
Sonnets from the Portuguese / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Remembrance / Emily Bronte --
from Song of myself / Walt Whitman --
from The pirates of penzance / W.S. Gilbert --
from The ballad of reading gaol / Oscar Wilde --
Five American folk songs: Dixie ; My old Kentucky home ; Frankie and Johnny ; Casey Jones ; John Henry --
Four Negro spirituals: Joshua fit de battle of Jericho; Steal away; The crucifixion; Water-boy --
O world / George Santayana --
Elegy in a country churchyard / G.K. Chesterton --
Love on the farm / D.H. Lawrence --
The soldier / Rupert Brooke --
Still falls the rain / Edith Sitwell --
from The bridge / Hart Crane --
An elementary school classroom in a slum / Stephen Spender.


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Louis Untermeyer, “A treasury of great poems,” Steepletop Library: The Books of Edna St. Vincent Millay, accessed February 24, 2018,