Introduction; The poems (too many authors to list); Sources and notes; Index of titles and first lines; Index of authors; Index of selected topics
Roger Lonsdale is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. His publications include Dr Charles Burney: A Literary Biography (1965), The Poems of Gray, Collins and Goldsmith (1969), and The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse (1984).
a delight to read, an almost entirely unfamiliar collection of poems, commenting on a wide range of human feelings and experience with outstanding wit, humour and honesty Julia Briggs, The Times Lonsdale has resurrected more than a hundred witty women and set them glistening and pulsing with life and spirits before us. Claire Tomalin, Independent