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Poetry from 1660 to 1780: Civil War, Restoration, Revolution

Robert DeMaria, Jr. (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22981-0
192 pages
September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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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.

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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.

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  • 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.
See More

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