Overview


The best-known works of more than 60 British and American poets, written over a period of nearly 400 years, comprise this superb collection of verse. Focusing on poems of faith — inspiring, comforting, and profound works with religious themes and ideals — the volume includes "Holy Sonnets" by John Donne, Ben Jonson's "To the Holy Trinity," "Paradise" by George Herbert, "On His Blindness" by John Milton, as well as poems by Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, William ...
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Poems of Faith

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Overview


The best-known works of more than 60 British and American poets, written over a period of nearly 400 years, comprise this superb collection of verse. Focusing on poems of faith — inspiring, comforting, and profound works with religious themes and ideals — the volume includes "Holy Sonnets" by John Donne, Ben Jonson's "To the Holy Trinity," "Paradise" by George Herbert, "On His Blindness" by John Milton, as well as poems by Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and many others. A rich treasury of stirring verse, this collection is ideal for classroom use or for independent study but will also appeal to lovers of exceptional English and American poetry. Dover original selection of poems from standard editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486112183
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 880,036
  • File size: 586 KB

Table of Contents

Anonymous
To the Book
The Lamentation of a Sinner
Anonymous
"God be in my head"
George Gascoigne
De Profundis
Philip Sidney
"Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust"
Robert Southwell
A Preparative to Prayer
"Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke"
Psalm 139
Michael Drayton
The Song of Jonah in the Whale's Belly
Another Song of the Faithful for the Mercies of God
A Song of the Faithful
John Day
Man's Natural Infirmity
John Donne
"Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?"
"At the round earth's imagined corners"
Ben Jonson
Hymn to God the Father
A Prayer
To the Holy Trinity
George Sandys
Psalm 42
Psalm 66
George Wither
Divine Support
Well-Doing
Henry King
A Penitential Hymne
Robert Herrick
Neutrality Loathsome
"To God, on His Sicknesse"
Litany to the Holy Spirit
Francis Quarles
"Why dost thou shade thy lovely face?"
Delight in God Only
Man's Ingratitude
A Soliloquy
Trial Before Reward
On Man's Two Enemies
George Herbert
Denial
The Flower
Faith
The Temper
The Holy Scriptures
The Collar
Christopher Harvey
Confusion
Comfort in Extremity
Thomas Heywood
Search after God
Thomas Washbourne
"Casting All Your Care upon God, for He Careth for You"
John Milton
On His Blindness
Abraham Cowley
Reason: The Use of It in Divine Matters
Andrew Marvell
On a Drop of Dew
Henry Vaughan
The Pursuit
"They are all gone into the world of light!"
Cock-crowing
The Water-fall
John Bunyan
The Pilgrim
Thomas Traherne
Poverty
Insatiableness
John Norris
The Aspiration
The Resignation
"Ann Finch, Countess of Winchilsea"
Some Reflections . . . On the 73rd Psalm
Thomas Shepherd and John Mason
For Communion with God
John Mason
A Song of Praise for the Morning
A Song of Praise for Grace
Charles Wesley
"Gentle Jesus, meek and mild"
Christopher Smart
Faith
Taste
Hymn to the Supreme Being
John Newton
The Name of Jesus
Looking at the Cross
William Cowper
Walking with God
Jehovah-Rophi: I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee
The Contrite Heart
Ephraim Repenting
Peace After a Storm
Joy and Peace in Believing
Augustus Toplady
"A Prayer: Living and Dying"
William Blake
"Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau"
The Little Boy Lost
William Wordsworth
"Not seldom, clad in radiant vest" "
Resolution and Independence
John Clare
The Poet's Swan-Song
John Henry Newman
The Pillar of the Cloud
James Clarence Mangan
St. Patrick's Hymn
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Comfort
"Alfred, Lord Tennyson"
In Memoriam. A. H. H.: Obiit MDCCCXXXIII
Emily Brontë
Last Lines
Julia Ward Howe
Battle-Hymn of the Republic
Josiah Gilbert Holland
A Song of Doubt
A Song of Faith
Anne Brontë
The Doubter's Prayer
Matthew Arnold
East London
Ednah Dow Cheney
The Larger Prayer
William Allingham
Loss
Christina Georgina Rossetti
A Christmas Carol
Wrestling
"None other Lamb, none other Name"
Emily Dickinson
"I never saw a moor"
Helen Hunt Jackson
Doubt
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
(Carrion Comfort)
"Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend"
Robert Bridges
"My eyes for beauty pine"
Digby Mackworth Dolben
Requests
Flowers for the Altar
George Santayana
"O world, thou choosest not the better part!"
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A Hymn
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