"The Golden Treasury" was first published in 1861. This volume contains the best of songs and lyrical poems in the English language. It is presented in four books, each corresponding to a particular age. English poetry has been through several phases of varied and often contrasting thoughts. The selections in the book attempt to trace the growth and development of poetry through the ages. Immensely pleasurable, this priceless collection is a must-read for all poetry enthusiasts.