The editors tell you right off, "that this anthology makes no claim to be representative even of any poet whose work is included, since the great mass of writing by which he or she is commonly known may fall without our limits, and some little known poem or poems may have seemed to answer our requirements." (the introduction)
So there is some wonderful work in this volume by many well-known poets, including selections less often anthologized. Among the poets included are Southwell, Donne, Marvell, Traherne, Blake, Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, both Brownings, Poe, Tennyson, Emily Bronte, Walt Whitman, Francis Thompson, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and many more, some of whom I never heard of (but then, I avoided literature courses like the plague). Milton is, however, conspicuously absent.
For a book originally published in 1917, the volume's scope is pretty wide. There are lots of women poets. Selections are mostly Christian, but not exclusively: Sarojini Nayadu contributes "To a Buddha Seated on a Lotus," and two others. And who knows what to make of Aleister Crowley?
It's beautifully printed and bound, with a nice ribbon marker. There's a lot in this book to truly move you, when the world is too much with you.