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Eighteenth-century poetry : an annotated anthology

Author: David Fairer; Christine Gerrard
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Series: Blackwell annotated anthologies.
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This annotated anthology reveals the wide variety of poetic output between 1700-1800. All the poems have foot-of-page annotation and headnotes and the work of the traditionally prominent figures is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Fairer; Christine Gerrard
ISBN: 063120623X 9780631206231 0631206248 9780631206248
OCLC Number: 44404036
Description: xxii, 547 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Selected Contents by Theme. Alphabetical List of Authors. Introduction. Acknowledgements. John Pomfret The Choice (167). John Philips The Splendid Shilling (143). Sarah Egerton The Liberty (52). On my leaving London (41). To One who said I must not Love (42). The Emulation (39). Isaac Watts The Adventurous Muse (64). Ambrose Philips A Winter-Piece (62). Anne Finch The Spleen (146). Upon the Hurricane (303). A Nocturnal Reverie (50). To the Nightingale (35). A Sigh (16) The Agreeable (27). John Gay Friday; or, The Dirge (164). Trivia, Book 2 (590). Thomas Parnell An Elegy, To an Old Beauty (68). A Night-Piece on Death (91). Oft have I read (16). Matthew Prior For His own Epitaph (32). An Epitaph (62). The Lady's Looking-Glass (44). Non Pareil (28). On a Pretty Madwoman (20). Jonathan Swift A Description of the Morning (18). A Description of a City Shower (63). Stella's Birthday, 1721 (58). Stella's Birthday, 1727 (88). A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed (74). Strephon and Chloe (314). Verses on the Death of Dr Swift (484). Alexander Pope Windsor-Forest (432). The Rape of the Lock (794). Eloisa to Abelard (368). Epistle to Burlington (204). Epistle to a Lady (292). Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot (419). The Dunciad. 1743, Book 1 (330). Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Saturday. The Small-Pox (96). Epistle from Arthur Gray the footman (105). The Lover: A Ballad (48). An Epistle to Lord Bathurst (83). Verses Address'd to the Imitator of Horace (with Lord Hervey) (112). Verses on Self-Murder, address'd to ----- (27). A Hymn to the Mood (12). James Thomson Spring (1176). Richard Savage The Wanderer, Book 4 (252). John Dyer Grongar Hill (158). The Fleece, Book 3 (632). Stephen Duck The Thresher's Labour (283). Mary Collier The Woman's Labour (246). Samuel Johnson The Vanity of Human Wishes (370). On the Death of Dr Robert Levet (36). Mary Jones An Epistle to Lady Bowyer (127). Of Desire (179). After the Small Pox (33). Mary Leapor Dorinda at her Glass (135). An Epistle to a Lady (66). The Enquiry (89). Man the Monarch (65). An Epistle to Artemisia (182). Crumble-Hall (186). Mark Akenside The Pleasures of Imagination. 1744, Book 1 (604). Thomas Gray Ode on the Spring (50). Sonnet on the Death of Richard West (14). Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (100). Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat (42). Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard (128). The Progress of Poesy (123). The Bard (144). William Collins Ode on the Poetical Character (76). Ode to Evening (52). The Passions. An Ode for Music (118). Joseph Warton The Enthusiast: Or The Lover of Nature (252). Ode to Evening (28). The Dying India (26). Thomas Warton The Pleasures of Melancholy (315). Ode Written at Vale-Royal Abbey (92). Sonnet: To the River Lodon (14). Verses on Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window (106). Robert Lloyd The Cit's Country Box (128). Christopher Smart 'My Cat Jeoffry' (74). A Song to David (516). On a Bed of Guernsey Lilies (20). James Macpherson Fragments of Ancient Poetry: 7 & 8 (96). Thomas Chatterton Mynstrelles Songe, from AElla (60). 'Stay, curyous traveller' (24). An Excelente Balade of Charitie (91). Oliver Goldsmith The Deserted Village (432). George Crabbe The village, Book 1 (348). Ann Yearsley To Stella; on a Visit to Mrs Montagu (60). On Mrs Montagu (79). Clifton Hill (296). To Mr ****, an Unlettered Poet (65). Robert Burns The Vision (152). To a Mouse (48). To a Louse (48). Holy Willie's Prayer (96). Tam o'Shanter (224). Anna Laetitia Barbauld Corsica (203). A Summer Evening's Meditation (122). To Mr Barbauld (37). The Rights of Woman (32). o a little invisible Being (36). To Mr Coleridge (43). William Cowper 'Hatred and Vengeance' (20). The Task, Book 1 (774). Yardley Oak (184). On the Ice-islands (64). The Cast-away (66). Charlotte Smith. Sonnet: Written in the Church Yard at Middleton in Sussex Sonnet: To Fancy (14). Sonnet: The Gossamer (14). Sonnet: On being cautioned against walking on a headland Elegy (68). William Lisle Bowles Sonnet: Written at Tinemouth (14). Sonnet: To the River Wensbeck (14). Sonnet: Written at Ostend (14). Elegy Written at the Hot-Wells, Bristol (100). Anna Seward Colebrooke Dale (115). Sonnet: To the Poppy (14). Mary Robinson London's Summer Morning (42). The Poet's Garret (70). The Birth-Day (44). Helen Maria Williams To Dr Moore (78). A Hymn written among the Alps (80).
Series Title: Blackwell annotated anthologies.
Responsibility: edited by David Fairer and Christine Gerrard.

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