English Poetry 600-1900

Coverage:
600 - 1900

Related Databases:
English Verse Drama, American Poetry 1600-1900

Contains the full text of over 160,000 poems written in English by approximately 1,350 poets between the years 600 and 1900.
The database contains the full text of over 4400 poetry collections listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Many of these collections are rare books, unavailable in print form. While the collection is extensive, it excludes several categories of works:

  • translations into English after 1800
  • hymns published after 1800
  • works in languages other than English
  • poems never published or only published in contemporary newspapers, journals, or miscellanies
  • verse dramas intended for the stage. These are included in the English Verse Drama database.

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