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Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Database

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About the English Poetry Database

Table of Contents

Old English Poetry, 600-1100

Middle English Romances, Lyrics, and Ballads, 1100-1500

Fifteenth-Century Poetry, 1400-1500

Emblems, Epigrams, Formal Satires, Songbooks, 1500-1700

Tudor Poetry, 1500-1603

Jacobean and Caroline Poetry, 1603-1660

Restoration Poetry, 1660-1700

Eighteenth-Century Poetry, 1700-1800

Early Nineteenth-Century Poetry, 1800-1835

Mid Nineteenth-Century Poetry, 1835-1870

Late Nineteenth-Century Poetry, 1870-1900

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About the Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Database
(from the Publisher)

The English Poetry Database encompasses the works of 1,350 poets from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the nineteenth century. It contains a core collection of English verse, from more than 4,500 volumes.

English Poetry contains primarily the works of those writers listed as poets by The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Cambridge University Press, 1969-1972 (NCBEL). It includes those writers whose main entry in NCBEL appears under another genre but who are cross-referenced to Poetry. It also includes the few writers of poetry not cross-referenced by NCBEL, for example, Emily Brontë and Aphra Behn. In addition, following the NCBEL, the database contains the works in English of Welsh, Scottish and Irish poets. Poets who were active before 1900 are included but poets principally active in the twentieth century are excluded.

English Poetry aims to include as full a collection of the published works of each poet as possible.

  • Children's verse is included
  • Translations into English verse before 1800 are included.
  • Poetry written between 600 and 1900 but not published until after 1900 is included.
  • Hymns published before 1800 only are included.
  • Works in languages other than English are excluded.
  • Verse dramas not intended for the stage are included.
  • Poems never published or only published in contemporary newpapers, journals, or miscellanies are excluded.



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