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This concise collection of poetry from 1660-1789 offers readers authoritative texts of the central works of the age.

  • Provides readers with authoritative texts of key poems from 1660-1789.

  • Focuses on those works most widely taught at schools and universities.

  • Offers students an accessible digest of the poetry of the period.

  • Demonstrates the range of poetry written between the restoration of the monarchy and the beginnings of the Romantic movement.

Synopsis:

Poetry from 1660-1789 offers readers authoritative texts of the central works of the age from a wide range of poets, including Milton, Dryden, Wilmot, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Gray, Collins and Goldsmith.

For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel

About the Author

Robert DeMaria Jr. is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction: Duncan Wu.

1. John Milton (1608-1674):.

Paradise Lost.

Book I.

Book Ii.

2. John Dryden (1631-1700): Absalom And Achitophel:.

A Poem To The Memory Of Mr Oldham.

A Song For St Cecilia’s Day.

3. John Wilmot, Earl Of Rochester (1647-1680):.

The Imperfect Enjoyment.

A Satyr Against Reason And Mankind.

The Disabled Debauchee.

Lampoon [On The Women About Town].

Signior Dildo.

A Satyr On Charles Ii.

A Letter From Artemiza In The Town To Chloe In The Country.

A Ramble In Saint James’s Park.

Song (‘Fair Cloris In A Pigsty Lay’).

A Song (‘Absent From Thee I Languish Still’).

4. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745):.

A Description Of The Morning.

A Description Of A City Shower.

Strephon And Chloe.

The Lady’s Dressing Room.

A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed.

Cassinus And Peter. A Tragical Elegy.

Verses On The Death Of Dr Swift, D.S.P.D.

5. Alexander Pope (1688-1744):.

Epistle To Miss Blount, With The Works Of Voiture.

The Rape Of The Lock.

Eloisa To Abelard.

Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady.

6. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784):.

The Vanity Of Human Wishes.

7. Thomas Gray (1716-1771):.

Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College.

Sonnet [On The Death Of Mr Richard West].

Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat.

Elegy Written In A Country Church-Yard.

8.William Collins (1721-1759):.

Ode To Fear.

Ode To Evening.

9. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774):.

The Deserted Village, A Poem.

Index Of Titles And First Lines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631229810
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Other:
DeMaria, Robert, Jr.
Other:
DeMaria, Robert
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Author:
Wu, Duncan
Author:
DeMaria, Robert
Author:
Robert DeMaria, Jr.
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
18th century
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
English poetry -- 18th century.
Subject:
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
English literature
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Essential Literature
Series Volume:
Civil War, Restorati
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.10x6.52x.77 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Poetry from 1660-1789 offers readers authoritative texts of the central works of the age from a wide range of poets, including Milton, Dryden, Wilmot, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Gray, Collins and Goldsmith.

For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel

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