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Palgrave, Francis Turner (1941)
The Golden Treasury

Reprinted 1948
Oxford University Press.

This book is suggested as the source of the poetry we had to learn for our O-level English Literature. I’m a bit uncertain about whether this was the edition we used, but I’m sure it was this treasury of verse. The book is mentioned specifically in the 1957 O-level English Literature paper from Drew Haman. It contains nearly all the poems I remember from school days, and also all the poems in the correct number order, listed in Colin’s English Literature exercise book from 1961-62. However, I’m still uncertain about its use in later years so if anyone else has any memories or records of this or an alternative book I’d be pleased to know about it.

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