The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse

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Roger Lonsdale
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Literary Collections - 870 pages
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Hailed as a major event (John Carey, Sunday Times), a major anthology: one of the best that Oxford has ever produced (James Fenton, The Times), the most important anthology in recent years (The Economist), and indispensable (Kingsley Amis), Roger Lonsdales The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse is now available in a stylishly redesigned reissue. No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. The familiar tradition is fully represented by selections from such poets as Pope, Swift, Gray, Smart, Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns, and Blake. In addition, the anthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society. Although they have never figured in conventional literary history, they wrote humorous, idiosyncratic, and graphic verse about their personal experience and the world around them, in a way that should challenge received ideas about the periods restraints and inhibitions.
  

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Contents

JOHN POMFRET 16671702
1
THOMAS DURFEY 16531723
5
JOHN PHILIPS 16761709
6
JONATHAN SWIFT 16671745
9
DANIEL DEFOE 16601731
33
LAWRENCE SPOONER fl 1703
35
LADY MARY CHUDLEIGH 16561710
36
SARAH FYGE EGERTON 16701723
37
DAVID GARRICK 17171779
482
FRANCES GREVILLE 172?1789
483
JOHN MACLAURIN LORD DREGHORN 17341796
485
JAMES MACPHERSON 17361796
487
ANONYMOUS
488
WILLIAM WOTY 17311791
489
JAMES CAWTHORN 17191761
494
FRANCIS FAWKES 17201777
496

WILLIAM CONGREVE 16701729
38
JOSEPH ADDISON 16721719
41
MATTHEW PRIOR 16641721
47
ANONYMOUS
61
EDWARD WARD 16671731
62
ISAAC WATTS 16741748
67
ANDREW MICHAEL RAMSAY 16861743
77
ANONYMOUS
78
WILLIAM KING 16621712
79
JOHN REYNOLDS 16671727
80
WILLIAM DIAPER 16851717
82
AMBROSE PHILIPS 16741749
84
ALEXANDER POPE 16881744
87
BERNARD MANDEVILLE 16701733
103
JOHN SMITH 16621717
104
ANNE FINCH COUNTESS OF WINCHILSEA 16611720
106
SAMUEL JONES d 1732
108
RICHARDSON PACK 16821728
111
WILLIAM HARRISON 16851713
113
JOHN GAY 16851732
119
JOHN WINSTANLEY 1678?175o
132
MARY MONCK 169O?1715
137
HENRY CAREY 1687?1743
138
CAPTAIN H8212fl 1716
142
LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU 16891762
143
LEONARD WELSTED 16881747
147
ALEXANDER PENNECUIK d 1730
148
EDWARD LITTLETON 1698P1734
150
ALLAN RAMSAY 16861758
151
THOMAS TICKELL 16851740
155
SAMUEL CROXALL 169O?1752
158
DAVID MALLET 17O5?1765
159
ELIZABETH TOLLET 16941754
161
HENRY BAKER 16981774
163
HETTY WRIGHT 16971750
165
JOHN DYER 17001758
166
GEORGE BERKELEY 16851753
175
JONATHAN RICHARDSON 1667?1745
176
SAMUEL WESLEY 16911739
178
JAMES THOMSON 17001748
179
JOHN WRIGHT fl 17081727
196
CHRISTOPHER PITT 16991748
198
FRANCIS HAWLING fl 1727
200
ANONYMOUS
201
WILLIAM SOMERVILE 16751742
202
JOHN BYROM 16921763
207
RICHARD SAVAGE 1697?1743
214
EDWARD CHICKEN 16981746
216
ANONYMOUS
218
JAMES BRAMSTON 1694?1743
219
ANDREW BRICE 16901773
222
STEPHEN DUCK 17051756
224
HILDEBRAND JACOB 16931739
226
COLLEY GIBBER 16711757
229
MARY BARBER 1690?1757
231
ALEXANDER POPE 16881744 see also Nos 619
234
ROBERT DODSLEY 17031764
261
GEORGE FAREWELL ft 1733
263
SAMUEL BOWDEN fl 17261771
271
ANONYMOUS
273
JOHN BANCKS 17091751
274
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD 16941773
275
ROBERT TATERSAL fl 1734
278
JEAN ADAMS 17101765
280
ANONYMOUS
282
THOMAS GILBERT 1713?1747
283
MATTHEW GREEN 16961737
285
MOSES BROWNE 17041787
290
JOHN ARMSTRONG 17091779
293
HENRY TAYLOR 17111785
297
ANONYMOUS
299
ANONYMOUS
301
AARON HILL 16851750
302
WILLIAM SHENSTONE 17141763
305
JOHN WESLEY 17031791
311
E DOWER fl 1738
312
SAMUEL JOHNSON 17091784
313
MARY COLLIER 1690?c1762
325
JOHN GAMBOLD 17111771
327
SIR CHARLES HANBURY WILLIAMS 17081759
328
RICHARD GLOVER 17121785
332
SARAH DIXON 16721745
334
ANONYMOUS
335
ANONYMOUS
340
WILLIAM DUNKIN 17O9?1765
341
NICHOLAS JAMES ft 1742
342
EDWARD YOUNG 16831765
344
THOMAS GRAY 17161771
349
ROBERT BLAIR 16991746
368
JOSIAH RELPH 17121743
370
THOMAS MATHISON d 1754
372
PAUL WHITEHEAD 17101774
373
JAMES DANCE later LOVE 17221774
374
ANONYMOUS
376
JOSEPH WARTON 17221800
389
MARK AKENSIDE 17211770
392
SNEYD DAVIES 17091769
398
ANONYMOUS
402
ISAAC HAWKINS BROWNE 17051760
403
JOHN DOBSON fl 1746
404
TOBIAS SMOLLETT 17211771
407
MARY LEAPOR 17221746
408
JOHN ELLIS 16981791
412
ANONYMOUS
414
WILLIAM WHITEHEAD 17151785
415
THOMAS WARTON 17281790
419
ROBERT NUGENT EARL NUGENT 17021788
423
THOMAS EDWARDS 16991757
426
CHRISTOPHER SMART 17221771
427
HENRY BROOKE 17O3?1783
449
ANONYMOUS CGH
451
CATHERINE JEMMAT fl 17501766
453
ANONYMOUS
455
PHILIP DODDRIDGE 17021751
457
SOAME JENYNS 17041787
458
JOHN BROWN 17151766
462
ANONYMOUS
463
ANONYMOUS
465
ANONYMOUS
466
JOHN DALTON 17091763
467
ROBERT LLOYD 17331764
470
KENRICK PRESCOT 17021779
475
ROBERT ANDREWS d 1766?
477
ANONYMOUS AGRICOLA
479
ANONYMOUS JT
480
JOHN CUNNINGHAM 17291773
497
THOMAS MORRIS 17321806?
498
EMANUEL COLLINS b 1712?
500
THOMAS MOZEEN d 1768
502
ANONYMOUS
504
JAMES EYRE WEEKS b 1719?
505
GEORGE ALEXANDER STEVENS 17101784
507
JOHN COLLIER 17081786
511
ANONYMOUS
512
JAMES GRAINGER 17211766
519
OLIVER GOLDSMITH 1730?1774
521
LEONARD HOWARD 1699?1767
534
THOMAS PERCY 17291811
537
CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY 17241805
540
EVAN LLOYD 17341776
541
FREDERICK FORREST ft 1766
542
ANONYMOUS
544
RICHARD JAGO 17151781
546
MICHAEL BRUCE 17461767
548
ANONYMOUS WORCESTER
549
WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE 17351788
551
THOMAS MOSS 1740?1808
552
JOHN GERRARD ft 1769
554
ANONYMOUS
556
THOMAS CHATTERTON 17521770
558
GILBERT WHITE 17201793
563
GEORGE SMITH 17131776
565
ISAAC BICKERSTAFFE 17331808?
568
WILLIAM MASON 17241797
569
JAMES BEATTIE 17351803
571
LADY ANNE LINDSAY later BARNARD 17501825
573
GEORGE KEATE 17291797
574
CHARLES JENNER 17361774
577
JAMES GRAEME 17491772
579
ROBERT FERGUSSON 17501774
582
HORACE WALPOLE EARL OF ORFORD 17171797
587
WILLIAM COWPER 17311800
589
PHILLIS WHEATLEY 1753?1784
616
ANONYMOUS
617
JOHN LANGHORNE 17351779
620
CHARLES DIBDIN 17451814
624
THOMAS PENROSE 17421779
628
ANONYMOUS
630
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN 17511816
637
AUGUSTUS MONTAGU TOPLADY 17401778
639
ANONYMOUS
640
ANONYMOUS
641
ANONYMOUS
642
SUSANNA BLAMIRE 17471794
643
JOHN CODRINGTON BAMPFYLDE 17541797
647
JOHN NEWTON 17251807
649
WILDE ft 1779
651
ANONYMOUS BRIAN BENDO
652
JOHN HAWTHORN ft 1779
653
JOHN FREETH 1731?1808
656
ANONYMOUS
660
JOHN SCOTT 17301783
661
SAMUEL HENLEY 17401815
662
8212OBRIEN ft 1782
665
EDWARD THOMPSON 1739?1786
667
GEORGE CRABBE 17541832
669
ANONYMOUS WJ
677
THOMAS HOLCROFT 17451809
680
WILLIAM BLAKE 17571827
686
THOMAS MAURICE 17541824
697
SIR GEORGE DALLAS 17581833
698
ROBERT BURNS 17591796
701
ROBERT MERRY 17551798
720
JOHN CARR 17321807
723
HENRY JAMES PYE 17451813
725
JOHN FREDERICK BRYANT 17531791
726
ANN YEARSLEY 17521806
727
L KER fl 1787
728
JOHN OKEEFFE 17471833
730
CHARLES MORRIS 17451838
734
JOHN WOLCOT 17381819
737
WILLIAM CROWE 17451829
749
THOMAS RUSSELL 17621788
750
ANONYMOUS
751
ANNA SEWARD 17421809
752
CHARLOTTE SMITH 17491806
756
JOHN WILLIAMS 17611818
757
ANONYMOUS
759
WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES 17621850
760
ERASMUS DARWIN 17311802
761
ANDREW MACDONALD 1755?1790
763
WILLIAM SOTHEBY 17571833
768
JOANNA BAILLIE 17621851
770
SAMUEL BISHOP 17311795
776
RICHARD POLWHELE 17601838
778
LAURENCE HYNES HALLORAN 17661831
780
JOHN TAYLOR 17501826
782
JOHN LEARMONT fl 1791
783
ANONYMOUS
785
WILLIAM SHEPHERD 17681847
787
JOSEPH MATHER 17371804
788
RICHARD GRAVES 17151804
791
EDWARD RUSHTON 17561814
792
JOHN PARRISH fl 1793
794
THOMAS COLE 1727?1796
796
JAMES WOODHOUSE 17351820
799
JAMES KENNEDY fl 1795
802
GEORGE GALLOWAY b 1755
805
JOSEPH FAWCETT 1758?1804
806
HANNAH MORE 17451833
808
WILLIAM PARSONS 1758?1828
810
WILLIAM TAYLOR 17651836
811
ANNABELLA PLUMPTRE 17611838
812
JOHN THELWALL 17641834
814
ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD 17431825
816
ANONYMOUS ORESTES
818
EDMUND GARDNER 1752?1798
819
CHARLES NEWTON b 1776?
822
ROBERT SOUTHEY 17741843
823
GEORGE CANNING 17701827
824
MARY ALCOCK 1742?1798
830
JOSEPH COTTLE 17701853
832
JAMES PLUMPTRE 17701832
834
ANONYMOUS S
835
JAMES BISSET 17621832
836
Notes and References
839
Index of First Lines
858
Index of Authors
868
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Emeritus Fellow of Balliol and former Professor of English at the University of Oxford, Roger Lonsdale is a celebrated authority on English literature of the eighteenth century. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the Poets (four volumes, OUpP, 2006).

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