Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose


A collection of prose and poetry written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English translation. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake)

NOTE: Poem 35, “Hills of Home,” was written around 1922 and is therefore not an 18th Century poem.

Genre(s): Poetry, Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Spleen, The: A Pindarik Poem Anne Kingsmill Finch Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 02 There's No To-Morrow Anne Kingsmill Finch Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 03 Inner Vision, The William Wordsworth Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 04 London William Blake Etext Anne Cheng
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Play 05 Composed upon Westminster Bridge William Wordsworth Etext Anne Cheng
00:01:08 en
Play 06 Red, Red, Rose, A Robert Burns Etext Alexander Hughson
00:01:12 en
Play 07 Letter to Lord Chesterfield Samuel Johnson Etext Michael Dalling
00:03:23 en
Play 08 Day of Judgment, The Isaac Watts Etext T. Wellington
00:02:22 en
Play 09 Wrestling Jacob Charles Wesley Etext T. Wellington
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Play 10 Cradle Hymn, A Isaac Watts Etext T. Wellington
00:03:15 en
Play 11 Care for the Lowest William Cowper Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 12 Love's Secret William Blake Etext Jane Greensmith
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Play 13 One and Twenty Samuel Johnson Etext zhiodd
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Play 14 I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud William Wordsworth Etext Zaxy
00:01:33 en
Play 15 Speech in Commons on India, 1783 Edmund Burke Etext Michael Dalling
00:05:16 en
Play 16 Crucifixion to the World by the Cross of Christ Isaac Watts Etext T. Wellington
00:01:31 en
Play 17 Debtor to Mercy Alone Augustus M. Toplady Etext T. Wellington
00:01:37 en
Play 18 Shepherd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation, The John Bunyan Etext T. Wellington
00:01:09 en
Play 19 Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats Etext David Federman
00:03:26 en
Play 20 Kubla Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge Etext David Federman
00:03:24 en
Play 21 Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General, A Jonathan Swift Etext David Federman
00:02:17 en
Play 22 One and Twenty Samuel Johnson Etext David Federman
00:02:03 en
Play 23 On A Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes Thomas Gray Etext David Federman
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Play 24 Poison Tree, A William Blake Etext David Federman
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Play 25 Prometheus George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext David Federman
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Play 26 Origin of Trades, The Voltaire Etext David Federman
00:04:01 en
Play 27 Copernican System, The Thomas Chatterton Etext David Federman
00:03:06 en
Play 28 Portrait, A Richard Brinsley Sheridan Etext Rhonda Federman
00:09:32 en
Play 29 To The Poor Anna Laetitia Barbauld Etext Rhonda Federman
00:02:19 en
Play 30 Moon Henry Rowe Etext Esmerelda Jones
00:01:52 en
Play 31 Garden of Love William Blake Etext Caroline Schumacher
00:00:58 en
Play 32 On Virtue Phillis Wheatley Etext Rhonda Federman
00:02:09 en
Play 33 Introduction to Songs of Innocence William Blake Etext Joanna Polisena
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Play 34 Without Distinction Major Henry Livingston, Jr. Etext Joanna Polisena
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Play 35 Hills of Home Witter Bynner Etext Joanna Polisena
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Play 36 Young and Old Charles Kingsley Etext Joanna Polisena
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Play 37 Nightingale and the Glow-Worm, The William Cowper Etext Carol Stripling
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Play 38 Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed Richard Brinsley Sheridan Etext David Federman
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Play 39 Solitude Alexander Pope Etext Rhonda Federman
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Play 40 If Lawyer's Hand is Fee'd John Gay Etext Rhonda Federman
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Play 41 Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog Oliver Goldsmith Etext Rhonda Federman
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Play 42 Sonnet I Anna Seward Etext Rhonda Federman
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Play 43 To Ruin Robert Burns Etext Rhonda Federman
00:02:06 en
Play 44 Mathematical Problem in Verse, A Benjamin Banneker Etext David Federman
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Play 45 Glove, The Friedrich Schiller Etext David Federman
00:03:18 en
Play 46 Lamb, The William Blake Etext Carol Stripling
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Play 47 Light Shining Out of Darkness William Cowper Etext Carol Stripling
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Play 48 Man Frail and God Eternal Isaac Watts Etext T. Wellington
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