Poetry

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Poetry

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The Gomatos Collection has a varied selection of poetry, ranging from single-author works to anthologies compiled for the purposes of education or entertainment.

Items in the Poetry Collection

The Dispensary; a poem in six canto's
Edition Information: 5th Edition. A satire, attributed to Samuel Garth, on the opponents of the dispensary organized by the Royal College of Physicians. With: Poems, (&c.) on several occasions : with Valentinian, a tragedy / written by the Right…

Specimens of the early English poets: to which is prefixed an Historical sketch of the rise and progress of the English poetry and language / [edited] by George Ellis
Published in 1803, George Ellis’ edited collection of poems reflects his cultural identity in that he grouped the poems by English monarchic reign. The collection of poems in Volume II is organized according to these four monarchs: Henry VIII,…

Poems: A Vision of Poets
Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, or more commonly known in modern literature as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, was an English poet during the Romantic Movement of the 18th century. As a child, Barrett was homeschooled as the eldest of twelve children and her…

Fables
As described by the Oxford English Dictionary, a fable is “a short story devised to convey some useful lesson" and especially "one in which animals or inanimate things are the speakers or actors.” The dictionary then dates the word's first…

The Hunting of the Snark: an Agony, in Eight Fits
Published in 1876, The Hunting of The Snark by Lewis Carroll is a poem about nine men and a beaver on a quest for a snark. The poem focuses on the journey the characters embark on and is so outlandish that some have called it an epic, but the tale…

The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts
Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, originally published in two volumes in 1792, was praised as a bestseller. Part Two: The Loves of the Plants was published in 1789, and Part One: The Economy of Vegetation was published in 1791 (Priestman).…