1. Macbeth
(William Shakespeare)

2. Glass Menagerie
(Tennessee Williams)


1. John Milton

(i) On His Blindness
1. When I consider how my light is spent
2. E're half my days, in this dark world and wide,
3. And that one Talent which is death to hide,
4. Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent
5. To serve therewith my Maker, and present
6. My true account, least he returning chide,
7. Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd,
8. I fondly ask: But patience to prevent
9. That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
10. Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
11. Bear this milde yoak; they serve his best, his State
12. Is Kingly, Thousands at his bidding speed
13. And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:
14. They also serve who only stand and waite,

(ii) How Soon Hath Time
1. How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
2. Stol'n on his wing three-and-twentieth year!
3. My hasting days fly on with full career,
4. But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
5. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth
6. That I to manhood am arriv'd so near;
7. And inward ripeness doth mush less appear,
8. That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
9. Yet be it less or more, or soon slow,
10. It shall be still in strictest measure ev'n
11. To that same lot, however mean or high,
12. Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n:
13. All is, if I have grace to use it so
14. As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.

(iii) Paradise Lost, Book 1, Lines 1-26
1. Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit
2. Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
3. Brought death into the world, and all our woe,
4. With loss of Eden, till one greater man
5. Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,
6. Sing heavenly muse, that on the secret top
7. Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
8. That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed,
9. In the beginning how the heaven and earth
10. Rose out of chaos: Or if Sion hill
11. Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed
12. Fast by the oracle of God; I thence
13. Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,
14. That with no middle flight intends to soar
15. Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues
16. Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
17. And chiefly thou Oh spirit, that dost prefer
18. Before all temples the upright heart and pure,
19. Instruct me, for thou knowest; thou from the first
20. Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
21. Dove-like stats brooding on the vast abyss
22. And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark
23. Illumine, what is low raise and support;
24. That to the height of this great argument
25. I may asset eternal providence,
26. And justify the ways to God to men.

(iv) Paradise Lost Book 1, Lines 105-124
105. What though the field be lost?
106. All is not lost; the unconquerable will,
107. And study of revenge, immortal hate,
108. And courage never to submit or yield:
109. And what is else not to be overcome?
110. That glory never shall his wrath or might
111. Extort from me. To bow and sue for grace
112. With suppliant knee, and deify his power,
113. Who from the terror of this arm so late
114. Doubted his empire, that were low indeed,
115. That were an ignominy and shame beneath
116. This downfall; since by fate the strength of gods
117. And this empyreal substance cannot fail,
118. Since through experience of this great event
119. In arms not worse, in foresight much advanced,
120. We may with more successful hope resolve
121. The wage by force or guile eternal war
122. Irreconcilable, to our grand Foe,
123. Who now triumphs, and in the excess of joy
124. Sole reigning holds the tyranny of Heaven.

(v) Paradise Lost Book 1, Lines 896-916

2. William Wordsworth

(i) The Sun Has Long Been Set

(ii) Lines Composed a Few Milestone Above Tintern Abbey

(iii) The Reverie of Poor Susan

(iii) Resolution and Independence

(iv) Sonnet: Composed Upon Westminster Abbey Sep 3, 1802

(v) Sonnet : London 1802

(vi) Ode : Intimations of Immortality from Recollection of Early Childhood

3. John Keats

(i) On the Grasshopper and Cricket

(ii) Ode: Bards of Passion and of Mirth

(iii) Ode: To Autumn

(iv) Sonnet: To Sleep

(v) Sonnet: The Human Seasons

(vi) Sonnet: To Fancy

(vii) Meg Merrilies

(viii) Song: In a Dear-nighted December

4. Robert Browning

(i) Meeting at Night, Parting at Morning

(ii) Incident of French Camp

(iii) My Last Duchess

(iv) Prospice: Childe Ronald to the Dark Tower Came

5. Robert Frost

(i) Neither Out Far Nor in Deep

(ii) Nothing Gold Can Stay

(iii) Bereft

(iv) The Oven Bird

(v) Tree at My Window

(vi) The Trial By Existence

(vii) The Span of Life

(viii) Acquainted With Night

(ix) Fire and Iced

(x) The Road Not Taken

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