The Golden Treasury was meticulously compiled by poet and scholar Francis Turner Palgrave, in collaboration with Alfred Tennyson.
It’s arranged chronologically in four books which each celebrate a different era in the evolution of English poetry, from Elizabethan to the nineteenth century. All the greats are present, including Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Wordsworth and Keats. First published in 1861, it became the standard anthology for over 100 years
No Ribaldry Please, We’re British
Our family Bible came from our mum’s side. But our real missals were her poetry books – Come Hither, edited by Walter de la Mare, and The Golden Treasury, edited by Francis Turner Palgrave. Now I...Read more