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‘To see a World in a grain of sand,

And Heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And Eternity in an hour.’

– William Blake, ‘Auguries of Innocence’

Discover poetry to guide you through the trials and tribulations of life with this selection from Brian Nellist, spanning the years 1500-1900. This anthology has been edited with readers of all tastes in mind: a journey through four centuries of poetry to encourage further reading and exploration.

Read aloud and hear the ‘inexhaustible riches’ speak to you as you embark on your own poetical adventure.