The Hundred Best English Poems

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This wonderful collection of poems showcases the incredible talent of the some of the greatest poets in the world. These creative masterpieces are truly the best of the best, the crème de la crème, one hundred of the most awe inspiring and magnificent examples of poetic skill - works that will live forever in the annals of great literature.

Embracing the most influential names in poetry we have all come to love, respect and revere, this exceptional compilation has a verse for every occasion, a theme for each day of existence and poetic instances for all of life's varied circumstances.

Whether it's pondering Keats' assertion that "beauty is truth, truth beauty" or sharing Tennyson's anticipation of "crossing the bar", we can all in some way identify with the ideas and thoughts expressed in the works presented here. We can't help but be inspired and also entertained by the words of the superlative writers in this collection as they address the perils and wonders of the human condition.

By enriching the background themes of the life journey in which we find ourselves, these poems form a chorus in the universal music of an existence in which we collectively form the melody.
- Summary by Bruce Kachuk

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 00 Prefatory Note Adam Luke Gowans Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 01 Madrigal Anonymous Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 02 The Forsaken Merman Matthew Arnold Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 03 Life Anna Laetitia Barbauld Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 04 Song from 'Pippa Passes' 1 Robert Browning Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 05 Song from 'Pippa Passes' 2 Robert Browning Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 06 The Lost Mistress Robert Browning Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 07 Home-Thoughts, from the Sea Robert Browning Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 08 Epilogue Robert Browning Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 09 The Silver Tassie Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 10 Of a' the Airts Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 11 John Anderson my Jo Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 12 Ae Fond Kiss Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 13 Ye Flowery Banks Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 14 A Red, Red Rose Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 15 Mary Morison Robert Burns Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 16 She Walks in Beauty George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 17 Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 18 Song from 'The Corsair' George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 19 Song from 'Don Juan' George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 20 Hohenlinden Thomas Campbell Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 21 Say not the Struggle Nought Availeth Arthur Hugh Clough Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 22 Youth and Age Samuel Taylor Coleridge Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 23 Written in the Year 1746 William Collins Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 24 To a Young Lady William Cowper Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 25 A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea Allan Cunningham Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 26 Song William Davenant Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 27 A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 John Dryden Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 28 Song Oliver Goldsmith Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 29 Elegy written in a Country Church-yard Thomas Gray Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 30 To R. T. H. B. William Ernest Henley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 31 I. M. Margaritae Sorori William Ernest Henley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 32 Virtue George Herbert Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 33 To the Virgins, to make much of Time Robert Herrick Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 34 To Anthea, who may command him anything Robert Herrick Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 35 The Death Bed Thomas Hood Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 36 The Bridge of Sighs Thomas Hood Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 37 I Remember, I Remember Thomas Hood Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 38 To Celia Ben Jonson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 39 On first looking into Chapman's Homer John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 40 Ode to a Nightingale John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 41 Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 42 To Autumn John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 43 Ode on Melancholy John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 44 La Belle Dame sans Merci John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 45 Sonnet John Keats Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 46 The Old Familiar Faces Charles Lamb Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 47 The Maid's Lament Walter Savage Landor Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 48 To Lucasta. Going to the Wars Richard Lovelace Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 49 On the Morning of Christ's Nativity John Milton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 50 L'Allegro John Milton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 51 Il Penseroso John Milton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 52 Lycidas John Milton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 53 On his Blindness John Milton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 54 The Land o' the Leal Carolina Nairne Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 55 Ode on Solitude Alexander Pope Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 56 The Night before his Death Sir Walter Raleigh Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 57 A Wish Samuel Rogers Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 58 Sonnet XVII. Who will believe my verse? William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 59 Sonnet XVIII. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 60 Sonnet XXX. When to the sessions William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 61 Sonnet XXXIII. Full many a glorious morning William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 62 Sonnet LX. Like as the waves William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 63 Sonnet LXVI. Tired with all these William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 64 Sonnet LXXI. No longer mourn William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 65 Sonnet LXXIII. That time of year William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 66 Sonnet LXXIV. But be contented William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 67 Sonnet CVI. When in the chronicle William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 68 Sonnet CXVI. Let me not to the marriage William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 69 Song from 'The Tempest' William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 70 Song from 'Measure for Measure' William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 71 Song from 'Much Ado about Nothing' William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 72 Song from 'Cymbeline' William Shakespeare Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 73 Song from 'Prometheus Unbound' Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 74 Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 75 The Cloud Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 76 To a Skylark Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 77 Chorus from 'Hellas' Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 78 Stanzas. Written in Dejection, near Naples Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 79 The Indian Serenade Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 80 To -- Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 81 To Night Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 82 Song from 'Ajax and Ulysses' James Shirley Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 83 Stanzas Robert Southey Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 84 Requiem Robert Louis Stevenson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 85 Song from 'The Miller's Daughter' Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 86 St. Agnes' Eve Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 87 Break, break, break Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 88 Song from 'The Princess' 1 Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 89 Song from 'The Princess' 2 Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 90 Crossing the Bar Alfred, Lord Tennyson Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 91 On a Girdle Edmund Waller Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 92 Song Edmund Waller Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 93 She dwelt among the untrodden ways William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 94 She was a Phantom of delight William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 95 Sonnet XXXIII. The world is too much with us William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 96 Sonnet XXXVI. Earth has not anything William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 97 To a Highland Girl, at Inversneyde, upon Loch Lomond William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 98 The Solitary Reaper William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 99 Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood William Wordsworth Etext Bruce Kachuk
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Play 100 On his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia Sir Henry Wotton Etext Bruce Kachuk
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