When old age shall this generation waste, [via]
Thou shalt remain, in the midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man to whom thou say'st
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"-that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient. The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.