I was intrigued about Aunt Maud's book of verse and its
I considered that it might refer to an Index of
First Lines and the book, an Anthology.
Google-search suggested to me two possible editions:
The Oxford Book of English Verse; Harvard's Classics
Here is a sample:
William Wordsworth, To the
Moon (on the coast of cumberland )
THE Crescent-moon, the Star of
Robert Graves (1895–1985). Fairies and Fusiliers. 1918.
The Cruel Moon
THE CRUEL Moon hangs out of reach
THE BABY moon, a canoe, a silver papoose canoe, sails and
sails in the Indian west.
TSEliot: Prufrock : I OBSERVE:
“Our sentimental friend the moon!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Song CLXVIII
moonshine stealing o'er the scene
Had blended with the lights of
both in Oxford Book of English Verse; Harvard
John Gay. 1688–1732 439.
O RUDDIER than the cherry!
O sweeter than the berry!
O nymph more bright
Like kidlings blithe and
James Russell Lowell . The
GOD makes sech nights, all white an’ still
Fur ’z you can
look or listen,
Moonshine an’ snow on field an’ hill,
silence an’ all glisten.
Matthew Arnold, Philomela: And
moonshine, and the dew,
To thy rack'd heart and
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Remorse
AWAY! the moor
is dark beneath the moon,
(both in The Oxford Book of English Verse
and in Harvard's Classics)
William Worsdworth: Hart Leap
THE Knight had ridden down from Wensley Moor
(1840–1928). Wessex Poems and Other Verses. 1898.A Meeting with
AS evening shaped I found me on a moor
THE LAST time I came o’er the moor,
Wordsworth: ON THE FINAL SUBMISSION OF THE
IT was a
'moral' end for which they
Else how, when
mighty Thrones were put to shame,
SONNETSUPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATHIN SERIES,
FIT retribution, by the moral
Determined, lies beyond the State's embrace,
John Drinkwater. 1882– 126. Reciprocity
I DO not think that skies and meadows are Moral,
or that the fixture of a star