Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Christine Gerrard

PART I Contexts and Perspectives 5

1 Poetry, Politics, and the Rise of Party 7

Christine Gerrard

2 Poetry, Politics, and Empire 23

Suvir Kaul

3 Poetry and Science 38 Clark Lawlor

4 Poetry and Religion 53

Emma Mason

5 Poetic Enthusiasm 69 John D. Morillo

6 Poetry and the Visual Arts 83

Robert Jones

7 Poetry, Popular Culture, and the Literary Marketplace 97

George Justice

8 Women Poets and Their Writing in Eighteenth-Century Britain 111

Charlotte Grant

9 Poetry, Sentiment, and Sensibility 127

Jennifer Keith

PART II Readings 143

10 John Gay, The Shepherd's Week 145 Mina Gorji

11 Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock and

"Eloisa to Abelard" 157

Valerie Rumbold

12 Jonathan Swift, the "Stella" Poems 170 Ros Ballaster

13 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Six Town Eclogues and

Other Poems 184

Isobel Grundy

14 James Thomson, The Seasons 197 Christine Gerrard

15 Stephen Duck, The Thresher's Labour, and Mary Collier,

The Woman's Labour 209

John Goodridge

16 Mary Leapor, "Crumble-Hall" 223 David Fairer

17 Mark Akenside, The Pleasures of Imagination 237 Adam Rounce

18 Samuel Johnson, London and The Vanity of Human Wishes 252 David F. Venturo

19 William Collins, "Ode on the Poetical Character" 265 John Sitter

20 Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard 277 Suvir Kaul

21 Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno 290 Chris Mounsey

22 Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, and George Crabbe, The Village

Caryn Chaden 303

23 William Cowper, The Task 316 Freya Johnston

24 Robert Burns, "Tam o' Shanter" 329 Murray Pittock

PART III Forms and Genres 339

25 Rhyming Couplets and Blank Verse 341

Richard Bradford

26 Epic and Mock-Heroic 356 Richard Terry

27 Verse Satire 369

Brean Hammond

28 The Ode 386

Margaret M. Koehler

29 The Georgic 403 Juan Christian Pellicer

30 The Verse Epistle 417

Bill Overton

PART IV Themes and Debates 429

31 The Constructions of Femininity 431

Kathryn R. King

32 Whig and Tory Poetics 444 Abigail Williams

33 The Classical Inheritance 458 David Hopkins

34 Augustanism and Pre-Romanticism 473

Thomas Woodman

35 Recovering the Past: Shakespeare, Spenser, and British Poetic Tradition 486

Carolyn D. Williams

36 The Pleasures and Perils of the Imagination 500 Paul Baines

37 The Sublime 515

Shaun Irlam

38 Poetry and the City 534 Markman Ellis

39 Cartography and the Poetry of Place 549 Rachel Crawford

40 Rural Poetry and the Self-Taught Tradition 563

Bridget Keegan

41 Poetry Beyond the English Borders 577

Gerard Carruthers

Index 590

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