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 (bibliography, chronology, gallery, etc.) for your further engagement with the field.
ECPA is currently released in beta and is being constantly updated (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: Matthew Prior);
- implementing a number of adapted and original visualizations in our visualization view (2018-ongoing);
- exploring formal ontological modelling techniques, using domain ontologies such as CIDOC-CRM and POSTDATA, in our modelling view (prototype expected by end of beta).
Works in ECPA
- Albert and Cecilia, a Norman Tale. ()
- The Child Of Sorrow. ()
- Eugenio and Eliza, a Tale. ()
- Gertrude. ()
- Lines Addressed to a Mother in Ireland. ()
- Lines on the Late Partition of Poland. ()
- On a Child. ()
- On Leaving Lehena, in October, M DCC LXXXVIII. ()
- On Leaving Steephill, August, M DCC XC. ()
- On Parting with a Mother, in M DCC XC. ()
- On Returning to Lehena, in May, M DCC LXXXVIII. ()
- On the Same. ()
- On the Same. ()
- Osmond and Matilda, A Tale. ()
- Reflections on the Prevalence of Fashion. ()
- Semira. ()
- Sent with Some Poems. ()
- To a Friend. Written in M DCC XC. ()
- To Adversity. ()
- To Contentment. ()
- To Hope. ()
- To Sensibility. ()
- To Solitude. ()
- Virtue. ()
- Written at Steephill, in the Isle of Wight, August, M DCC XC. ()
- Written in the Winter of MDCCXCI, Whilst on Barnet Field. ()
- Written in Winter. ()
- Written on Leicester Abbey. ()
- Poems by Lady Manners. Second edition. London: John Bell, 1793. 126p. (ESTC T173070)
Radcliffe, David H., ed.
Lady Catherine Rebecca Manners (1766-1852). 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=33734.
Todd, Janet, ed. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800. Paperback edition, revised. Lanham et al.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1987. 212. Print.