Oxford period poetry anthologies

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These are Oxford poetry anthologies of English poetry, which select from a given period. See also The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse.

New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse (1991)[edit]

Edited by Alastair Fowler. Poets included were:

Henry AldrichSir William Alexander, Earl of StirlingJacob AllestryMary Astell – William Austin – Sir Robert AytonWilliam BasseRichard BaxterFrancis BeaumontSir John BeaumontJoseph BeaumontThomas BeedomeAphra BehnEdward BenlowesHenry BoldAnne BradstreetRichard BrathwaitAlexander BromeSir Thomas BrowneWilliam Browne of TavistockJohn BunyanRobert BurtonSamuel ButlerThomas CampianThomas CarewJames CarkesseWilliam CartwrightPatrick CaryMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of NewcastleWilliam Cavendish, Duke of NewcastleJohn ChalkhillWilliam ChamberlayneGeorge ChapmanJohn ClevelandJohn CollopRichard CorbettCharles CottonAbraham CowleyRichard CrashawHugh CromptonJohn Cutts, Lord CuttsAlicia D'AnversThomas D'UrfeyJohn Dancer – George Daniel – Samuel DanielSir William DavenantRobert DavenportThomas DekkerSir John DenhamJohn Digby, Earl of BristolJohn DonneMichael DraytonWilliam Drummond of HawthorndenJohn DrydenRichard Duke – 'Ephelia' – Sir George EtheregeMary EvelynThomas Fairfax, Lord FairfaxMildmay Fane, Earl of WestmorlandSir Richard FanshaweHenry FarleyGeorge FarquharOwen FelthamAnne Finch, Countess of WinchilseaThomas FlatmanRichard FlecknoeGiles FletcherJohn FletcherPhineas FletcherJohn FordSimon FordThomas FordeSidney GodolphinJames Graham, Marquis of MontroseFulke Greville, Lord BrookeWilliam HabingtonHenry HallJohn HallHenry HalswellWilliam HammondSamuel HardingSir John HaringtonChristopher HarveySir R. HattonRobert HaymanRobert HeathEdward Herbert, Lord Herbert of CherburyGeorge HerbertRobert HerrickThomas HeyrickThomas HeywoodN. HookesJohn HoskynsAnne HowardSir Robert HowardJames Howell – Sir Francis HubertLucy HutchinsonThomas JamesBen JonsonThomas KenAnne KilligrewThomas KilligrewKing James VI and IHenry KingRalph KnevetSir Francis KynastonSir Roger L'EstrangeEmilia LanierRichard LeighMartin LluelynRichard LovelaceAndrew MarvellThomas MiddletonJohn MiltonMary MollineuxHenry MoreThomas MortonPierre Antoine MotteuxNicholas MurfordThomas NabbesJohn NorrisDudley North, Lord NorthJohn OldhamPhilip PainClement PamanMartin ParkerFrancis Daniel PastoriusThomas PhilipottKatherine PhilipsAlexander PopeWalter PopeSamuel PordageEdmund PrestwichLaurence PriceFrancis QuarlesAlexander RadcliffeThomas RandolphEdward RavenscroftEldred RevettHenry ReynoldsSamuel RowlandsJoseph RutterCharles Sackville, Earl of DorsetGeorge SandysSir Charles SedleyWilliam Shakespeare – Sir Edward SherburneThomas ShipmanJames ShirleyThomas SoutherneThomas StanleyMatthew StevensonSir John StradlingWilliam StrodeSir John SucklingJoshua SylvesterLady Elizabeth TanfieldNahum TateJohn TathamEdward TaylorJohn TaylorElizabeth ThomasElizabeth TipperBenjamin TompsonAurelian TownsendThomas TraherneHenry VaughanGeorge Villiers, Duke of BuckinghamLuke WaddingEdmund WallerRowland WatkynsJohn WebsterAnne WhartonRobert WildRoger WilliamsHumphrey WillisJohn Wilmot, Earl of RochesterGerrard WinstanleyGeorge WitherWilliam WoodSir Henry Wotton – James Wright – Lady Mary Wroth

New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse (1984)[edit]

Edited by Roger Lonsdale. Poets included were:

Jean AdamsJoseph AddisonJohn AikinMark AkensideMary Alcock – Robert Andrews – Christopher AnsteyJohn ArmstrongJoanna BaillieHenry BakerJohn Codrington BampfyldeJohn BancksAnna Laetitia BarbauldMary BarberJames BeattieGeorge BerkeleyIsaac BickerstaffeSamuel BishopJames BissetRobert BlairWilliam BlakeSusanna BlamireSamuel BowdenWilliam Lisle BowlesJames BramstonAndrew BriceHenry BrookeJohn BrownIsaac Hawkins BrowneMoses BrowneMichael BruceJohn Frederick BryantSir Samuel Egerton BrydgesRobert BurnsJohn ByromGeorge CanningHenry CareyJohn CarrJames CawthornThomas ChattertonEdward ChickenLady Mary ChudleighCharles ChurchillColley CibberThomas ColeJohn CollierMary CollierEmanuel CollinsWilliam CollinsGeorge Colman the youngerWilliam CongreveJoseph CottleWilliam CowperGeorge CrabbeWilliam CroweSamuel CroxallJohn CunninghamSir George DallasJohn DaltonJames DanceErasmus DarwinSneyd DaviesDaniel DefoeWilliam DiaperCharles DibdinSarah DixonJohn DobsonPhilip DoddridgeRobert DodsleyE. DowerLord DreghornStephen DuckWilliam DunkinThomas D'UrfeyJohn DyerThomas EdwardsSarah Fyge EgertonJohn EllisGeorge FarewellJoseph FawcettFrancis FawkesRobert FergussonFrederick ForrestJohn FreethGeorge GallowayJohn Gambold – Edmund Gardner – David GarrickJohn Gay – John Gerrard – Thomas GilbertRichard GloverOliver Goldsmith – James Graeme – James GraingerRichard GravesThomas GrayMatthew GreenFrances GrevilleLaurence Hynes Halloran – William Harrison – Francis HawlingJohn HawthornSamuel HenleyAaron HillThomas HolcroftLeonard HowardHildebrand JacobRichard Jago – Nicholas James – Catherine JemmatCharles JennerSoames JenynsSamuel JohnsonGeorge Keate – James Kennedy – L. KerWilliam KingJohn LanghorneMary Leapor – John Learmont – Lady Anne Lindsay – Edward Littleton – Evan LloydRobert LloydAndrew MacdonaldJohn Maclaurin, Lord DreghornJames MacphersonDavid MalletBernard MandevilleWilliam MasonJoseph MatherThomas MathisonThomas MauriceRobert MerryWilliam Julius MickleMary MonckLady Mary Wortley MontaguCharles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of PeterboroughHannah MoreCharles Morris – Thomas Morris – Thomas MossThomas Mozeen – Charles Newton – John NewtonRobert Nugent, Earl NugentJohn O'KeefeRichardson PackThomas Parnell – John Parrish – William Parsons – Alexander PennecuikThomas PenroseThomas PercyAmbrose PhilipsJohn PhilipsChristopher PittAnnabella PlumtreJohn PlumtreRichard PolwheleJohn PomfretAlexander PopeKenrick PrescotMatthew PriorHenry James PyeRichard SavageJohn Scott of AmwellAnna SewardWilliam ShenstoneWilliam ShepherdRichard Brinsley SheridanChristopher SmartCharlotte Turner SmithGeorge SmithJohn SmithTobias SmollettWilliam SomervileWilliam SothebyRobert SoutheyLawrence SpoonerPhilip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ChesterfieldGeorge Alexander StevensJonathan SwiftRobert TatersalHenry TaylorJohn TaylorWilliam TaylorJohn ThelwallEdward ThompsonJames ThomsonThomas TickellElizabeth TolleyAugustus Montagu TopladyHorace Walpole, Earl of OrfordEdward WardJoseph WartonThomas WartonIsaac WattsJames Eyre WeeksLeonard WelstedCharles WesleyJohn WesleySamuel WesleyPhillis WheatleyGilbert White – Paul Whitehead – William WhiteheadJ. WildeSir Charles Hanbury WilliamsJohn WilliamsAnne Finch, Countess of WinchilseaJohn WinstanleyJohn WolcotJames Woodhouse – Charles Woodward – William WotyHetty WrightJohn WrightAnn YearsleyEdward Young

New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse (1993)[edit]

Edited by Jerome J. McGann. Poets included are:

Miles Peter AndrewsJoanna BaillieSamuel BamfordAnna Laetitia BarbauldThomas BeckWilliam BlakeWilliam Lisle BowlesRobert BurnsGeorge Gordon, Lord ByronThomas CampbellGeorge CanningJohn ClareSamuel Taylor ColeridgeHannah CowleyWilliam CowperGeorge CrabbeGeorge CrolyWilliam CroweCharlotte DacreGeorge DarleyErasmus DarwinEbenezer ElliottCatherine Maria FanshaweJohn Hookham FrereWilliam GiffordFelicia Dorothea HemansJames HoggWilliam HoneThomas HoodLeigh HuntSir William JonesJohn KeatsCharles LambMary LambLaetitia Elizabeth LandonWalter Savage LandorJoseph LeesMatthew Gregory LewisCharles Lloyd (poet)Henry LuttrellJohn Herman MerivaleRobert MerryMary Russell MitfordJames MontgomeryThomas MooreJohn MoultrieCaroline OliphantAmelia OpieSydney OwensonWilliam ParsonsThomas Love PeacockRichard PolwheleWinthrop Mackworth PraedWilliam ProbertBryan Waller ProcterEdward QuillinanAnn RadcliffeMary RobinsonSamuel RogersWilliam RoscoeThomas RussellWalter ScottAnna SewardPercy Bysshe ShelleyCharlotte Turner SmithHorace Smith – James Smith – Robert SoutheyThomas Tod StoddartAnn TaylorJane TaylorWilliam TaylorWilliam TennantAlfred TennysonJohn ThelwallMary TigheHelen Maria WilliamsJohn WolcotCharles WolfeWilliam WordsworthAnn Yearsley

Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1922)[edit]

Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch; he included many poems that he had already selected for the Oxford Book of English Verse.

Lascelles AbercrombiePercy AddleshawDouglas AinslieThomas Bailie AldrichWilliam AlexanderWilliam AllinghamSir Edwin ArnoldMatthew ArnoldThomas AsheAlfred AustinWilliam Edmonstoune AytounPhilip James BaileyRichard Harris BarhamMaurice BaringGeorge BarlowJane BarlowWilliam BarnesBenjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldThomas Lovell BeddoesHenry Charles BeechingCharles Dent BellHilaire BellocArthur Christopher BensonLaurence BinyonJohn Stuart BlackieRichard Doddridge BlackmoreMathilde BlindWilfrid Scawen BluntGeorge Henry BokerGordon BottomleyFrancis William BourdillonRobert BridgesEmily BrontëRupert BrookeRobert Barnabas BroughOliver Madox BrownThomas Edward BrownElizabeth Barrett BrowningRobert BrowningWilliam Cullen BryantRobert BuchananArthur Gray ButlerWathen Mark Wilks CallThomas CarlyleBliss CarmanJohn ClareCaroline CliveArthur Hugh CloughHartley ColeridgeMary E. ColeridgeSara ColeridgeMortimer CollinsFrances CornfordWilliam CoryFrances Burdett Money CouttsDinah Maria CraikWalter CraneMarquess of CreweArthur Shearly CrippsHenry CustGeorge DarleyJohn DavidsonWilliam H. DaviesThomas Osborne DavisWilliam James DawsonWalter De la MareLord De TableySir Aubrey De VereAubrey De VereEmily DickinsonRichard Watson DixonBertram DobellSydney DobellAustin DobsonAlfred DomettLord Alfred DouglasEdward DowdenErnest DowsonSir Francis Hastings DoyleJohn DrinkwaterAgnes Mary Frances DuclauxHelen, Lady DufferinGeorge Louis Palmella Busson du MaurierMatilda Betham EdwardsGeorge EliotEbenezer ElliottHenry EllisonRalph Waldo EmersonFrederick William FaberSir Samuel FergusonMichale FieldEdward FitzgeraldJames Elroy FleckerAlice FurlongNorman GaleRichard GarnettWilfrid Wilson GibsonAdam Lindsay GordonEdmund GosseCharles GranvilleDavid GrayDora GreenwellGerald GriffinLouise Imogen GuineyFitz-Greene HalleckThomas HardyBret HarteRobert Stephen HawkerWilliam Ernest HenleyMaurice HewlettEmily Henrietta HickeyKatharine Tynan HinksonOliver Wendell HolmesThomas HoodGeorge HookhamGerard Manley HopkinsRichard Henry HorneLord HoughtonLaurence HousmanJulia Ward HoweWilliam Dean HowellsLeigh HuntDouglas HydeJean IngelowLionel JohnsonEbenezer JonesErnest Charles JonesJames JoyceJohn KebleFrances Anne KembleHenry Clarence KendallJohn KenyonCharles KingsleyHenry KingsleyRudyard KiplingWalter Savage LandorAndrew LangEmily LawlessEugene Lee-HamiltonEdward Cracroft LefroyRichard Le GallienneAmy LevyWilliam James LintonFrederick Locker-LampsonJohn Gibson LockhartHenry Wadsworth LongfellowJames Russell LowellHenry Dawson LowrySir Alfred Comyn LyallThomas Toke LynchSidney Royse LysaghtEarl of LyttonLord LyttonLord MacaulayDenis Florence MacCarthyGeorge MacDonaldCharles MackayH. C. Compton MackenzieFrancis MahonyJames Clarence ManganPhilip Bourke MarstonTheophile MarzialsJohn MasefieldGerald MasseyAnnie MathesonGeorge MeredithHerman Charles MerivaleAlice MeynellRichard MiddletonWilliam Cosmo MonkhouseHarold MonroMary MontgomerieT. Sturge MooreSir Lewis MorrisWilliam MorrisNeil MunroErnest MyersFrederic William Henry MyersJohn Mason NealeHenry NewboltJohn Henry NewmanJohn NicolRoden Berkeley Wriothesley NoelCaroline Elizabeth Sarah NortonAlfred NoyesMoira O'NeillJohn Boyle O'ReillyArthur William Edgar O'ShaughnessyFrancis Turner PalgraveSir Gilbert ParkerFanny ParnellCoventry PatmoreJohn PayneJohn Swinnerton PhillimoreStephen PhillipsEden PhillpottsWilliam PhilpotEdgar Allan PoeWalter Herries PollockEzra PoundWinthrop Mackworth PraedMay ProbynAdelaide Anne ProcterBryan Waller ProcterSir Arthur Quiller-CouchErnest RadfordWilliam Brighty RandsHardwick Drummond RawnsleyErnest RhysJames Logie RobertsonSir James Rennell RoddSamuel RogersT. W. RollestonWilliam Caldwell RoscoeWilliam Stanley RoscoeChristina Georgina RossettiDante Gabriel RossettiEarl of RosslynJohn RuskinGeorge William RussellLady Margaret SackvilleGeorge SantayanaWilliam Bell ScottJohn Campbell ShairpWilliam SharpDora Sigerson ShorterJoseph SkipseyDouglas Brook Wheelton SladenMenella Bute SmedleyAlexander SmithWalter C. SmithJames StephensRobert Louis StevensonCharles SwainElinor SweetmanAlgernon Charles SwinburneJohn Addington SymondsArthur SymonsJohn M. SyngeSir Henry TaylorRachel Annand TaylorFrederick TennysonLord TennysonWilliam Makepeace ThackerayFrancis ThompsonEdward William ThomsonJames Thomson (B.V.)Henry David ThoreauWilfrid ThorleyWalter ThornburyJohn TodhunterArchbishop TrenchHerbert TrenchCharles Tennyson TurnerSamuel WaddingtonThomas WadeEdward WalshThomas Herbert WarrenRosamund Marriott WatsonWilliam WatsonTheodore Watts-DuntonAugusta WebsterThomas WestwoodCharles WhiteheadWalt WhitmanJohn Greenleaf WhittierOscar WildeSarah WilliamsNathaniel Parker LewisMargaret L. WoodsThomas WoolnerWilliam Butler Yeats

New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1987)[edit]

Edited by Christopher Ricks. Poets included were:

William AllinghamMatthew ArnoldThomas AsheHenry Bellyse BaildonWilliam BarnesAubrey BeardsleyThomas Lovell BeddoesHilaire BellocJ. Stanyan BiggRobert BridgesCharlotte BrontëEmily Jane BrontëShirley BrooksT. E. BrownElizabeth Barrett BrowningRobert BrowningC. S. CalverleyWilliam CantonLewis CarrollJohn ClareArthur Hugh CloughMary E. ColeridgeMortimer CollinsWilliam CoryJohn DavidsonLord de TableyCharles DickensRichard Watson DixonSydney DobellDigby Mackworth DolbenEdward DowdenErnest DowsonR. E. Egerton WarburtonGeorge EliotEbenezer ElliottSebastian EvansMichael FieldEdward FitzGeraldJohn GrayDora GreenwellLouisa S. GuggenbergerThomas HardyRobert Stephen HawkerWilliam Ernest HenleyHenry JamesThomas HoodGerard M. HopkinsA. E. HousmanLeigh HuntJean IngelowLionel JohnsonEbenezer JonesErnest JonesE. KearyCharles KingsleyRudyard KiplingWalter Savage LandorAndrew LangEdward LearEugene Lee-HamiltonAmy LevyFrederick Locker-LampsonThomas Babington MacaulayGeorge MacDonaldWilliam Hurrell MallockJames Clarence ManganPhilip Bourke MarstonGerald MasseyGeorge MeredithAlice MeynellWilliam MillerCosmo MonkhouseWilliam MorrisArthur MunbyE. NesbitJohn Henry NewmanCoventry PatmoreT. L. PeacockVictor PlarrWinthrop Mackworth PraedAdelaide Anne ProcterDollie RadfordWilliam RentonJames Logie RobertsonA. Mary F. RobinsonChristina G. RossettiDante Gabriel RossettiJohn RuskinWilliam Bell ScottDora Sigerson ShorterElizabeth SiddalGeorge Augustus SimcoxG. R. SimsJoseph SkipseyJ. K. StephenRobert Louis StevensonWilliam Frederick StevensonAlgernon Charles SwinburneJohn Addington SymondsArthur SymonsAlfred TennysonFrederick TennysonWilliam Makepeace ThackerayFrancis ThompsonJames ThomsonCharles Tennyson TurnerKatharine TynanWilliam WatsonOscar WildeWilliam WordsworthW. B. Yeats

British Poetry and Prose 1870-1905 (1987)[edit]

Edited by Ian Fletcher. Poets included were:

Sir Edwin ArnoldAlfred AustinAubrey BeardsleyRobert BridgesEdward CarpenterMary ColeridgeJohn DavidsonAustin DobsonDigby Mackworth DolbenEdward DowdenErnest DowsonMary DuclauxEdwin John EllisMichael FieldRichard Le GallienneSir W. S. GilbertSir Edmund GosseJohn GrayWilliam Ernest HenleyEllice HopkinsGerard Manley HopkinsA. E. HousmanLionel JohnsonRudyard KiplingAndrew LangEugene Lee-HamiltonAlfred LyallCharlotte MewAlice MeynellA. C. MiallSir Henry NewboltRoden NoelArthur O'ShaughnessyWilliam James RentonT. W. RollestonGeorge William RussellWilliam SharpJ. K. StephenAlgernon Charles SwinburneJohn Addington SymondsArthur SymonsLord De TableyJames Thomson (B.V.)Francis ThompsonMargaret VeleySir William WatsonAugusta WebsterOscar WildeW. B. Yeats

Also, prose by: Sir Max BeerbohmSamuel Erewhon ButlerHubert CrackanthorpeRichard GarnettSir W. S. GilbertGeorge GissingWalter PaterRichard JefferiesRudyard KiplingGeorge MooreArthur MorrisonOlive SchreinerRobert Louis StevensonH. G. Wells