English Poetry, Second Edition contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented. The entire text of each poem has been included. Any accompanying text written by the poet and forming an integral part of the poem, such as dedications, notes, arguments and epigraphs, is also generally included. The main bibliographic source for English Poetry, Second Edition is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 196972). The database aims to encompass the complete published corpus by all poets listed in NCBEL who were active between 1100 and 1900. (Not updated)
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