Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive
The Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive — ECPA — is a peer-reviewed, award-winning digital archive and research project devoted to the poetry of the long eighteenth century. ECPA builds on the electronic texts created by the Text Creation Partnership from Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).
- browse authors by names, dates of birth, or gender;
- browse works ( text versions) by titles, first lines, themes, or genres;
- view high-quality digital facsimiles of select source editions of the texts used by ECPA;
- use the built-in digital tools to augment the close reading process of individual poems;
- contribute and share textual notes and glosses, readings and interpretations, observations and suggestions, via easy-to-use forms (just click on any line or word);
- use the collaborative potential in the classroom to increase student engagement with the texts;
- consult the resources (chronology, gallery, bibliography, etc.) for your further engagement with the field.
ECPA is currently released in beta and is being constantly updated (expected end of beta is May 2019). Follow ECPA on Twitter to be kept informed of developments. Upcoming updates include:
- increasing the number of authors and works represented (currently in preparation: Charlotte Lennox, Ambrose Philips, John Gay);
- Phonemia and Poem Viewer, our first two visualizations, which will become available in our next update (Sep. 2018);
- implementing and testing a number of adapted and original visualizations in our visualization view (2018-ongoing);
- exploring ontological modelling techniques for poetry analysis in our modelling view (expected 2019).
Works in ECPA
- An ALLEGORY on MAN. ()
- ANACREONTICK. ()
- ANACREONTICK. ()
- The BOOK-WORM. ()
- AN ELEGY, To an Old BEAUTY. ()
- FAIRY TALE IN THE Ancient ENGLISH Style. ()
- The FLIES. An ECLOGUE. ()
- HEALTH, an ECLOGUE. ()
- The HERMIT. ()
- HESIOD: OR, THE Rise of WOMAN. ()
- HOMER's BATRACHOMUOMACHIA: OR, THE BATTEL OF THE FROGS and MICE. ()
- THE Horse and the Olive: OR, WAR and PEACE. ()
- A HYMN TO CONTENTMENT. ()
- An Imitation of some FRENCH Verses. ()
- A NIGHT-PIECE on DEATH. ()
- SONG. ()
- A SONG. ()
- SONG. ()
- To Mr. POPE. ()
- THE VIGIL of VENUS. Written in the Time of JULIUS CAESAR, and by some ascrib'd to CATULLUS. ()
- The Horse and the Olive: or, War and Peace. [London]: Printed for John Morphew, near Stationers-hall, 1713. p.; 1/2⁰. (ESTC N842; Foxon P77; OTA K000532.000)
- Poems on Several Occasions: Written by Dr. Thomas Parnell, Late Arch-Deacon of Clogher: and Published by Mr. Pope. London: printed for B. Lintot, 1722 . ,221,p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42652; Foxon p. 554; OTA K041605.000)
ODNB 21390; DLB 95
Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 2 Gay-Philips. 235-251. Print. 4 volumes.
Rawson, Claude, and F. P. Lock, eds. Collected Poems of Thomas Parnell. Newark, London and Toronto: University of Delaware Press, 1989. Print.
Woodman, Thomas M. Thomas Parnell. Twayne's English authors series, 397. Boston: Twayne, 1985. Print.
Radcliffe, David H., ed.
Rev. Thomas Parnell (1679-1718). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/AuthorRecord.php?recordid=32945.
Parnell and Early Eighteenth-Century Irish Poetry. Wright, Julia M., ed. A Companion to Irish Literature, Volume One. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 72. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 142-160. Print.
Parnell, Pope, and Pastoral. Ribeiro, Alvaro, SJ, and James G. Basker, eds. Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. 221-240. Print.
Matteson, Robert S.
Books from the library of Thomas Parnell. Library 6(4) (Dec. 1984): 372-376. Print.
Rawson, C. J.
New Parnell Manuscripts. Scriblerian 1 (1969): 1-2. Print.
Parnell, Politeness and 'Pre-Romanticism'. Essays in Criticism 33 (1983): 205-219. Print.