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LANGUAGE MAT.

Title London : a history in verse / edited by Mark Ford

Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2012

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Call # PR1195.L6 L64 2012
Descript xxvii, 745 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [727]-734) and index
London has long been understood through the poetry it has inspired. Now poet Mark Ford has assembled the most capacious and wide-ranging antholgy of poems about London to date, from Chaucer to Wordworth to the present day, providing a chronological tour of urban life and of English literature
Contents Confessio amantis / John Gower (1330?-1408) -- The vision of Piers Plowman / William Langland (1330?-1386?) -- The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer (1343?-1400) -- La male regle de T. Hoccleue / Thomas Hoccleve (1367?-1426) -- King Henry VI's triumphal entry into London / John Lydgate (1370?-1449/50) -- London lickpenny / Anon. (15th century) -- Collyn Clout / John Skelton (1460?-1529) -- "London, thou art of townes a per se" / Anon. (1500?) -- "Tagus, farewell, that westward with thy streams" / Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) -- "Who list his wealth and ease retain" / Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) -- "London, hast thou accusèd me" / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547) -- The ballad which Anne Askew made and sang when she was in Newgate / Anne Askew (1521-1546) -- The lover to the Thames of London, to favour his lady passing thereon / George Turberville (1544?-1597?) -- The manner of her will, and what she left to London and to all those in it, at her departing / Isabella Whitney (1548?-?) -- Prothalamion / Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599) -- King Edward the First / George Peele (1556-1596) -- Tichborne's elegy / Chidiock Tichborne (1558?-1586) -- Poly-olbion / Michael Drayton (1563-1631) -- Henry VI, part II / William Shakespeare (1564-1616) -- Henry V / William Shakespeare (1564-1616) -- Henry VIII / William Shakespeare (1564-1616) -- Summer's last will and testament / Thomas Nashe (1567?-1601) -- Skialetheia / Everard Guilpin (1572?-?) -- The devil is an ass / Ben Jonson (1572?-1637) -- On the famous voyage / Ben Jonson (1572?-1637) -- Satire 1 / John Donne (1572-1631) -- To Mr. E. G. / John Donne (1572-1631) -- Epithalamion made at Lincoln's Inn / John Donne (1572-1631) -- Satire 4 / John Donne (1572-1631) -- Twickenham Garden / John Donne (1572-1631) --
The sculler / John Taylor (1580-1653) -- Sir Gregory Nonsense's News from no place / John Taylor (1580-1653) -- The city madam / Philip Massinger (1583-1640) -- The knight of the burning pestle / Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625) -- Letter to Ben Johnson / Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) -- On the tombs in Westminster Abbey / Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) -- London's progress / Thomas Freeman (1590?-1630?) -- Turner's dish of Lenten stuff, or a Gallimaufry / W. Turner (?) -- London, look back / Abraham Holland (?-1626) -- An ode for him [Ben Jonson] / Robert Herrick (1591-1674) -- His return to London / Robert Herrick (1591-1674) -- His tears to Thamasis / Robert Herrick (1591-1674) -- London sad London : an echo / Anon. (1640s, pub. 1662) -- On the statue of King Charles I at Charing Cross / Edmund Waller (1606-1687) -- On St. James's Park, as lately improved by his majesty / Edmund Waller (1606-1687) -- When the assault was intended to the city / John Milton (1608-1674) -- A ballad upon a wedding / Sir John Suckling (1609-1642) -- The cheaters cheated / Thomas Jordan (1612?-1685) -- The triumphs of London / Thomas Jordan (1612?-1685) -- A song sung at the Lord Mayor's table in honour of the city and the goldsmith's company / Thomas Jordan (1612?-1685) -- Cooper's Hill / Sir John Denham (1615-1669) -- The Civil War / Abraham Cowley (1618-1667) -- To Althea, from prison : song / Richard Lovelace (1618-1657/8) -- London's resurrection / Simon Ford (1619?-1699) -- A rhapsody / Henry Vaughan (1621-1695) -- The cries of London / Anon. (17th century) -- An Horatian ode upon Cromwell's return from Ireland / Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) -- Annus Mirabilis / John Dryden (1631-1700) -- MacFlecknoe / John Dryden (1631-1700) -- In the fields of Lincoln's Inn / Anon. (pub. 1680) -- A letter from Artemisa in the town to Chloe in the country / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) -- Song ("Quoth the duchess of Cleveland to counselor knight") / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) -- A ramble in St. James's Park / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) --
A satire in imitation of the third of juvenal / John Oldham (1653-1683) -- A winter wonder, or, The Thames frozen over, with remarks on the resort there / Anon. (1684) -- The wonders of the deep / Anon. (1684) -- A song / Pierre Antoine Motteux (1660-1718) -- A description of the morning / Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- A description of a city shower / Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- Clever Tom Clinch / Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- A beautiful young nymph going to bed / Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- On poetry : a rhapsody / Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of London / John Gay (1685-1732) -- The beggar's opera / John Gay (1685-1732) -- The fair lass of Islington / Anon. (pub. 1719) -- The alley : an imitation of Spenser / Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- A farewell to London in the year 1715 / Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- Epistle to Miss Blount, on her leaving the town, after the coronation / Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The dunciad / Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- Six town eclogues / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) -- On the prospect from Westminster Bridge, March 1750 / Elizabeth Tollet (1694-1754) -- A description of London / John Bancks (1709-1751) -- Hail, London! / Anon. (1739) -- London / Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) -- London Bridge (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- Oranges and lemons (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "Poussie, poussie, baudrons" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "Up at Piccadilly oh!" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "See-saw, sacradown" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "Upon Paul's steeple stands a tree" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "As I was going o'er London Bridge" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "As I was going o'er London bridge" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- "I had a little hobby horse, it was well shod" (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- Pop goes the weasel (nursery rhymes pub. 18th-19th centuries) -- The sweepers / William Whitehead (1715-1785) -- Description of an author's bedchamber / Oliver Goldsmith (1729-1774) -- The task / William Cowper (1731-1800) -- Town eclogues / Charles Jenner (1736-1774) -- Song for the London volunteers / Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825) -- West End Fair / Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825) -- The jolly young waterman / Charles Dibdin (1745?-1814) -- Poll of wapping / Charles Dibdin (1745?-1814) -- The gin-shop, or, A peep into prison / Hannah More (1745-1833) --
London's summer morning / Mary Robinson (1757-1800) -- Holy Thursday / William Blake (1757-1827) -- The chimney sweeper / William Blake (1757-1827) -- London / William Blake (1757-1827) -- Jerusalem / William Blake (1757-1827) -- London / Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) -- The farmer of Tilsbury Vale / William Wordsworth (1770-1850) -- The reverie of poor Susan / William Wordsworth (1770-1850) -- Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 / William Wordsworth (1770-1850) -- The prelude / William Wordsworth (1770-1850) -- Horace in London / James Smith(1775-1839) and Horace Smith (1779-1849) -- To Hampstead / Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) -- Description of Hampstead / Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) -- Childe Harold's pilgrimage / Lord Byron (1788-1824) -- Don Juan / Lord Byron (1788-1824) -- Letter to Maria Gisborne / Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) -- Peter Bell the Third / Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) -- Sonnet / John Hamilton Reynolds (1794-1852) -- "To one who has been long in city pent" / John Keats (1795-1821) -- On seeing the Elgin marbles / John Keats (1795-1821) -- Lines on the Mermaid Tavern / John Keats (1795-1821) -- Moral reflections on the cross of St. Paul's / Thomas Hood (1799-1845) -- The Lord Mayor's show / Thomas Hood (1799-1845) -- Sonnet to Vauxhall / Thomas Hood (1799-1845) -- The workhouse clock : an allegory / Thomas Hood (1799-1845) -- Scenes in London : Piccadilly / Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838) -- Goodnight to the season / Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839) -- Aurora Leigh / Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) -- In memoriam / Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- Ode on the death of the Duke of Wellington / Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- Cleopatra's needle / Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- Have you been to the crystal palace? / Anon. (1851) -- Waring / Robert Browning (1812-1889) -- There was an old person of Putney / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old man of Blackheath / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was a young person of Kew / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old person of Bow / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was a young lady of Greenwich / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old person of Ealing / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old person of Bromley / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old person of Sheen / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- There was an old man of Thames Ditton / Edward Lear (1812-1888) -- To the great metropolis / Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) -- In the great metropolis / Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) -- "Blessed are those who have not seen" / Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) -- "Ye flags of Piccadilly" / Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) --
The cries of London / Anon. (19th century) -- In a London drawingroom / George Eliot (1819-1880) -- Strike of the London Cabmen / Anon. (1869) -- St. James's Street / Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895) -- Lines written in Kensington Gardens / Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -- West London / Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -- East London / Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -- Tiber, Nile, and Thames / Dante Gabriel Rosetti (1828-1882) -- A London fête / Coventry Patmore (1823-1896) -- Sunday at Hampstead / James Thomson (1834-1882) -- A Cockney's evening song / Henry S. Leigh (1837-1883) -- Bloomsbury / Anon. (1893) -- A new song of the spring garden / Austin Dobson (1840-1921) -- Beyond the last lamp / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- The coronation / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- In the British Museum / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- In St. Paul's a while ago / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- Coming up Oxford Street : evening / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- A refusal / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- To a tree in London / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- Christmas in the Elgin Room / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) -- To a London sparrow / W.H. Hudson (1841-1922) -- London snow / Robert Bridges (1844-1930) -- Trafalgar Square / Robert Bridges (1844-1930) -- London voluntaries / W.E. Henley (1849-1903) -- London types / W.E. Henley (1849-1903) -- Impression du matin / Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) -- London / John Davidson (1857-1909) -- Thirty bob a week / John Davidson (1857-1909) -- In the isle of dogs / John Davidson (1857-1909) -- Fog / John Davidson (1857-1909) -- The Thames embankment / John Davidson (1857-1909) -- "From the wash the laundress sends" / A.E. Housman (1859-1936) -- In London Town / Mary E. Coleridge (1861-1907) -- A March day in London / Amy Levy (1861-1889) -- Straw in the street / Amy Levy (1861-1889) -- London poets / Amy Levy (1861-1889) -- In partibus / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- The river's tale / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- London stone / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- The craftsman / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- Epitaphs of the war / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) -- London nights / Arthur Symons (1865-1945) -- Décor de théâtre / Arthur Symons (1865-1945) -- London / Arthur Symons (1865-1945) -- Vacillation / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) -- London Town / Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) -- By the statue of King Charles at Charing Cross / Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) -- In Nunhead Cemetery / Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) -- As I walked through London / Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) -- The embankment / T.E. Hulme (1883-1917) -- Portrait d'une femme / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- The garden / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Simulacra / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Hugh Selwyn Mauberley / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) -- Flat suburbs, S.W., in the morning / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- Guards / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- Bombardment / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- Hyde Park at night, before the war / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- Embankment at night, before the war / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- Town in 1917 / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) -- London streets / Frances Cornford (1886-1960) -- Parting in wartime / Frances Cornford (1886-1960) --
Monody on the demolition of Devonshire House / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) -- The waste land / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- Sweeney Agonistes / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- Four quartets / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- Fleet Street / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) -- St. Mary's, Kensington / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- In the tube / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- Hampstead heath / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- London / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- Whitechapel / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- Eros and Psyche / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) -- "I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair" / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) -- Song from the bride of Smithfield / Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) -- East London cemetery / Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) -- The shop / John Rodker (1894-1955) -- The searchlight / John Rodker (1894-1955) -- Armistice Day, 1918 / Robert Graves (1895-1985) -- Tube station / A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) -- London / A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) -- Summer night at Hyde Park corner / A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) -- Autumn / A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) -- The city : midday nocturne / A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) -- Suburb / Stevie Smith (1902-1971) -- Homage to the British Museum / William Empson (1906-1984) -- The arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- In Westminster Abbey / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- Parliament Hill fields / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- St. Saviour's, Aberdeen Park, Highbury, London, N. / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- The metropolitan railway / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- Business girls / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- N.W.5 & N.6 / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- Summoned by bells / John Betjeman (1906-1984) -- Autumn journal / Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) -- The British Museum Reading Room / Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) -- Goodbye to London / Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) -- Charon / Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) -- Hampstead autumn / Stephen Spender (1909-1995) -- Epilogue to a human drama / Stephen Spender (1909-1995) -- Regent's Park terrace / Bernard Spencer (1909-1963) -- Train to work / Bernard Spencer (1909-1963) -- London buses / Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) -- Memento mori / Kenneth Allott (1912-1973) -- First winter of war / Roy Fuller (1912-1991) -- Battersea : after Dunkirk, June 3, 1940 / Roy Fuller (1912-1991) -- London air-raid, 1940 / Roy Fuller (1912-1991) --
Wentworth Place : Keats Grove / Anne Ridler (1912-2001) -- Kew Gardens / George Barker (1913-1991) -- Westminster Abbey / Alun Lewis (1915-1944) -- Redcliffe Square / Robert Lowell (1917-1977) -- Winter and London / Robert Lowell (1917-1977) -- Monmouth Street / Nicholas Moore (1918-1986) -- Lonton architecture 1960s / John Heath-Stubbs (1918-2006) -- Lament for the "old swan," Notting Hill Gate / John Heath-Stubbs (1918-2006) -- The night city / W.S. Graham (1918-1986) -- A tour of London / Muriel Spark (1918-2006) -- The "bête noire" fragments / Keith Douglas (1920-1944) -- The stations of King's Cross / D.J. Enright (1920-2002) -- Deceptions / Philip Larkin (1922-1985) -- Naturally the foundation will bear your expenses / Philip Larkin (1922-1985) -- To Londoners / Donald Davie (1922-1995) -- Street scene / Dannie Abse (1923-) -- Soho : Saturday night / Dannie Abse (1923-) -- Two black labourers on a London building site / James Berry (1924-) -- Beginning in a city, 1948 / James Berry (1924-) -- The Tower of London / John Ashbery (1927-) -- Autobiography / Thom Gunn (1929-2004) -- Talbot Road / Thom Gunn (1929-2004) -- Vauxhall / Connie Bensley (1929-) -- Bottleneck / Connie Bensley (1929-) -- Thomas Hardy at Westbourne Park villas / Peter Porter (1929-2010) -- Rising damp / U.A. Fanthorpe (1929-2009) -- Widening the Westway / U.A. Fanthorpe (1929-2009) -- Fate playing / Ted Hughes (1930-1998) -- Epiphany / Ted Hughes (1930-1998) -- Omeros / Derek Walcott (1930-) -- A202 / Alan Brownjohn (1931-) -- The same power / Ruth Fainlight (1931-) -- Churchill's funeral / Geoffrey Hill (1932-) -- To the High Court of Parliament / Geoffrey Hill (1932-) -- Parliament Hill Fields / Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) --
Cashpoint Charlie / Anne Stevenson (1933-) -- Miss Hamilton in London / Fleur Adcock (1934-) -- Londoner / Fleur Adcock (1934-) -- To Marilyn from London / Fleur Adcock (1934-) -- London songs / John Fuller (1937-) -- The shires / John Fuller (1937-) -- The London poems / Ken Smith (1938-2003) -- The underground / Seamus Heaney (1939-) -- District and circle / Seamus Heaney (1939-) -- Rain journal : London : June 65 / Lee Harwood (1939-) -- Outside Biba's / Grey Gowrie (1939-) -- In England / Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) -- Sunday morning / Derek Mahon (1941-) -- Tavistock Square / Hugo Williams (1942-) -- Bar Italia / Hugo Williams (1942-) -- Bar Italia / Hugo Williams (1942-) -- Notting Hill / Hugo Williams (1942-) -- Bunhill Fields / Iain Sinclair (1943-) -- Hurricane drummers : self-aid in Haggerston / Iain Sinclair (1943-) -- Earls Court / Mimi Khalvati (1944-) -- Pleasure Island, marble arch / Carol Rumens (1944-) -- Lonely hearts / Wendy Cope (1945-) -- After the lunch / Wendy Cope (1945-) -- Perduta gente / Peter Reading (1946-2011) -- North London sonnet / Christopher Reid (1949-) -- Exasperated piety / Christopher Reid (1949-) -- Museum, 19 Princelet Street, Spitalfields / Gillian Allnutt (1949-) -- Toussaint L'Ouverture acknowledges Wordsworth's Sonnet "To Toussaint L'Ouverture" / John Agard (1949-) -- Chilling out beside the Thames / John Agard (1949-) -- Island man / Grace Nichols (1950-) -- The miracle at Shepherd's Bush / Charles Boyle (1951-) -- London plane / Andrew Motion (1952-) -- Sonny's Lettah / Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952-) -- St. Bride's / Jo Shapcott (1953-) -- The river glideth of his own sweet will / Michael Donaghy (1954-2004) -- Poem on the underground / Michael Donaghy (1954-2004) --
Quentin Crisp as Prime Minister / Jeremy Reed (1954-) -- Sainthood : elegies for Derek Jarman / Jeremy Reed (1954-) -- John Keats walks home following a night spent reading Homer with Cowden Clarke / John Stammers (1954-) -- Woman seated in the underground, 1941 / Carol Ann Duffy (1955-) -- The London dissector / Alan Jenkins (1955-) -- Occupations of Bridewell / Jamie McKendrick (1955-) -- Penal architecture / Jamie McKendrick (1955-) -- The deadhouse / Jamie McKendrick (1955-) -- Cockney / Mick Imlah (1956-2009) -- Almost the equinox / Sarah Maguire (1957-) -- From Kensal Rise to heaven / Michael Hofmann (1957-) -- From A to B and back again / Michael Hofmann (1957-) -- Malvern Road / Michael Hofmann (1957-) -- Smash the windows / Maura Dooley (1957-) -- The bombs, July 2005 / David Kennedy (1959-) -- Home / Fred d'Aguiar (1960-) -- River history / Lavinia Greenlaw (1962-) -- The fires by the river / Glyn Maxwell (1962-) -- KX / Simon Armitage (1963-) -- Another Westminster Bridge / Alice Oswald (1966-) -- Yobbos! / Daljit Nagra (1966-) -- The tip / Nick Laird (1975-) -- German phenomenology makes me want to strip and run through north London / Heather Phillipson (1978-) -- Donjong Heights / Ben Borek (1980-) -- Big skies over docklands / Tom Chivers (1983-) -- [Dionysus] / Ahren Warner (1986-)
Subject London (England) -- Poetry
English poetry
English poetry. fast (OCoLC)fst00912278
England -- London. fast (OCoLC)fst01204271
Poetry. fast (OCoLC)fst01423828
Add Author Ford, Mark, 1962 June 24-