I found this book on my parents' big bookshelf when I was eight or nine, in the early sixties. It really is an odd book of miscellany, but about half of it is devoted to poems of various sorts: Great Poems, Hate Poems, State Poems, EPIGRAMS, and The Zoo.
In particular, fifty years later I still go back again and again to the epigrams, the hate poems and the state poems, some of which are very famous. In particular, the ten and a half pages of epigrams have had an influence of my life out of all proportion to the number of words therein. Most of them were sarcastic, ironic, cynical, moving and often just plain hilarious, comments on the human condition, religion, science, politics and philosophy. It is a rare day that I don't think of or quote at least one of them, and I became aware of may of the characters referred to in subsequent years.
Some bits of the book I've never read: but those I regularly go back to are pure gold. So well done Sir Francis and Vera Meynell! :)