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A wonderful Selection!

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As a huge admirer of the early nineteenth-century romantic poet Lord Byron, it was inevitable that I would eventually buy the Wordsworth Poetry Library's 'Selected Poems of Lord Byron'. It did not matter that I owned the Major Works (Oxford) and various s ...

Amy69 22.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Collected Poems - George Gordon Byron

A wealth of delight!

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Over the last eight or so months I've really been drawn to poetry. I suppose that it was inevitable since I'm now studying English at university, but I never quite anticipated just how much I would come to enjoy exploring the different epochs an writers. ...

Amy69 07.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Poems - Robert Burns

I believe in fairies!

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Where are the fairies? Where can we find them? We've seen the fairy rings, They leave behind them! When they have danced all night, Where do they go? Lark, in the sky above, Sat, do you know? Is it a secret No one is telling? Why, ...

Thehonesttruth 18.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Book of Flower Fairies - Cicely Mary Barker

filth and art

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...This notorious collection was banned during the author’s lifetime and is a testament to pushing back the boundaries of poetry. “The Flowers of Evil” find beauty and a source of poetry in everything and anything, in addiction to morphine and in the arms of ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire

The Flowers of Evil and the Infinite Music

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...like a sea! Toward my star so pale, Under the mists of a vast canopy, I put out to sail; My chest heaves forward, my lungs fill like canvas in a gale, I scale the backs of waves that swell below the night's veil; I feel the trem ...

Mr_Farlock 07.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire