William Empson (1906-1984 / England)
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- Missing Dates
- Let It Go
- The Teasers
- This Last Pain
- Homage to the British Museum
- Just a Smack at Auden
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''What could not possible be there,William Empson (1906-1984), British critic, poet. This Last Pain (l. 35-36). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Ke...
And learn a style from a despair.''
''her in her cooling planetWilliam Empson (1906-1984), British critic, poet. To an Old Lady (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed...
Revere; do not presume to think her wasted.''
''Gods cool in turn, by the sun long outlasted.''William Empson (1906-1984), British critic, poet. To an Old Lady (l. 4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. ...
Attending there let us absorb the cultures of nationsWilliam Empson (1906-1984), British poet, critic. Homage to the British Museum (l. 8-12). . . Faber Book of Modern Verse, The. Michael Roberts, ed...
And dissolve into our judgement all their codes.
Then, being clogged, with a natural hesitation
(People are continually askin...
Hours before dawn we were woken by the quake.William Empson (1906-1984), British poet, critic. Hours before dawn we were woken by the quake (l. 1-5). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Engl...
My house was on a cliff. The thing could take
Bookloads off shelves, break bottles in a row.
Then the long pause and then the bigger ...
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