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 (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: John and Charles Wesley, Catherine Rebecca Manners);
- 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 (expected by end of beta).
Works in ECPA
- ADDRESS TO THE DEIL. ()
- ANOTHER. ()
- THE AULD FARMER'S NEW-YEAR-MORNING SALUTATION TO HIS AULD MARE, MAGGIE, ON GIVING HER THE ACCUSTOMED RIPP OF CORN TO HANSEL IN THE NEW-YEAR. ()
- THE AUTHOR'S EARNEST CRY AND PRAYER, TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE AND HONORABLE, THE SCOTCH REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. ()
- A BARD'S EPITAPH. ()
- THE COTTER'S SATURDAY NIGHT. INSCRIBED TO R. A****, Esq; ()
- THE DEATH AND DYING WORDS OF POOR MAILIE, THE AUTHOR'S ONLY PET YOWE, AN UNCO MOURNFU' TALE. ()
- A DEDICATION TO G**** H******* Esq; ()
- DESPONDENCY, AN ODE. ()
- A DREAM. ()
- EPIGRAM ON SAID OCCASION, ()
- EPISTLE TO A YOUNG FRIEND. ()
- EPISTLE TO DAVIE. A BROTHER POET. ()
- EPISTLE TO J. L*****K, AN OLD SCOTCH BARD. ()
- EPISTLE TO J. R******, ENCLOSING SOME POEMS. ()
- EPITAPH ON A HENPECKED COUNTRY SQUIRE. ()
- [EPITAPH] FOR G. H. Esq; ()
- [EPITAPH] FOR R. A. Esq; ()
- [EPITAPH] FOR THE AUTHOR'S FATHER. ()
- [EPITAPH] ON A CELEBRATED RULING ELDER. ()
- [EPITAPH] ON A NOISY POLEMIC. ()
- [EPITAPH] ON WEE JOHNIE. Hic jacet wee Johnie. ()
- THE FAREWELL. TO THE BRETHREN OF St. JAMES'S LODGE, TARBOLTON. ()
- HALLOWEEN. ()
- THE HOLY FAIR. ()
- THE LAMENT. OCCASIONED BY THE UNFORTUNATE ISSUE OF A FRIEND'S AMOUR. ()
- MAN WAS MADE TO MOURN, A DIRGE. ()
- ON A SCOTCH BARD GONE TO THE WEST INDIES. ()
- POOR MAILIE'S ELEGY. ()
- A PRAYER, IN THE PROSPECT OF DEATH. ()
- SCOTCH DRINK. ()
- SONG, COMPOSED IN AUGUST. ()
- SONG. ()
- SONG. ()
- TO A LOUSE, On Seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church. ()
- TO A MOUNTAIN-DAISY, On turning one down, with the Plough, in April — 1786. ()
- TO A MOUSE, On turning her up in her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785. ()
- TO J. S****. ()
- TO RUIN. ()
- TO THE SAME. ()
- TO W. S*****N, OCHILTREE. ()
- THE TWA DOGS, A TALE. ()
- THE VISION. ()
- WINTER, A DIRGE. ()
- POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, BY ROBERT BURNS. Kilmarnock: printed by John Wilson, M,DCC,LXXXVI., 1786. 240p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T91548)
Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 1 Addison-Fielding. 93-. Print. 4 volumes.
Ferguson, J. De Lancey, and G. Ross Roy, eds. The Letters of Robert Burns. [Oxford:] Oxford University Press, 2014 [1st ed. 1985]. Print. 2 volumes.
Kinsley, James, ed. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 [1st ed. 1968]. Print. 3 volumes.
Mackay, James. A Biography of Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Mainstream Pub. Co., 1992. Print.
Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 46-47. Print.
Radcliffe, David H., ed.
Robert Burns (1759-1796). 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=33285.
Bold, Alan. A Burns Companion. Houndmills and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991. Print.
Brown, Mary Ellen. Burns and Tradition. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 [1st ed. 1984]. Print.
Burns's Poems and their Audience. Low, Donald A., ed. Critical Essays on Robert Burns. London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975. 39-53. Print.
Crawford, Robert, ed. Robert Burns and Cultural Authority. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1997. Print.
Crawford, Thomas. Burns: A Study of the Poems & Songs. Glasgow: Humming Earth, 2009 [1st ed. Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1960]. Print.
Jack, R. D. S., and Andrew Noble, eds. The Art of Robert Burns. London: Vision, 1982. Print.
McGuirk, Carol. Robert Burns and the Sentimental Era. Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1997 [1st ed. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985]. Print.
McGuirk, Carol, ed. Critical Essays on Robert Burns. New York, etc.: G. K. Hall, 1998. Print.
Burns and Heteroglossia. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 28 (1987): 3-27. Print.
Authenticating Robert Burns. Essays in Criticism 46 (1996): 195-218. Print.