Bibliography of Primary and Secondary
- A list of all the manuscripts which contain handwritten copies of
Anne Finch's poems, both those which were openly attributed to her in print and those which were not. In an appendix to my book I will include a
list of the unattributed poems and arguments for attribution. For now
the list and arguments may be found in my chronology of Finch's poems
(which includes all her poems, a brief description of them, their
earliest printing history, all the various anthologies they have
appeared in, and their sources if they are translations or imitations
- A list of all 20th century editions of Finch's poetry, none of which
are complete. (I have now been able to include the most recent partial edition
of Finch's poetry by Barbara McGovern and Charles Hinnant.)
- A link to a bibliography of books Finch used as source texts for her translations and adaptations; this includes books of the same type which she may have been influenced by, and a list of secondary books on this material.
- A link to an annotated list of the precise sources of each of Finch's fables. Here the interested reader finds Finch's poem next to each of the sources.
- A list of those secondary sources which directly relate to Anne or
her family members and close friends and the places where she lived.
Here are also those critical and scholarly essays and books which have
been written about her texts or her life thus far.
- A more general bibliography made up of primary materials and studies
which provide a more detailed and accurate (non-anachronistic) picture
of Anne Finch's time, milieu, and the people she spent her life among.
- A link to an updated bibliography of
- A detailed history of the anthologizing of Finch's poetry
from the late 17th through to the end of the 20th century.
- MS Additional 4457. Microfilm of manuscript volume owned
originally by Thomas Birch in the British Library.
- MS Additional 28101. Microfilm of manuscript volume entitled Ashley Cowper's Family Miscellany in the British Library.
- MS Finch-Hatton 282. On the blank pages of a copy of Rider's
Almanac for the year 1723, is a private diary and record for the
years 1723 in the hand of Heneage Finch, fourth Earl of Winchilsea.
Microfilm from Northampton Record Office, Delapre Abbey,
Northampton (referred to as MS F-H 282).
- MS Finch-Hatton 283. Poems on Several Subjects Written By
Ardelia. Microfilm from Northampton Record Office, Delapre
Abbey, Northampton (MS F-H 283).
- MS Folger. MISCELLANY POEMS WITH TWO PLAYS BY ARDELIA. [to which
is added] ADITIONAL POEMS cheifly Upon Subjects DEVINE and MORAL. In
the Folger Library (MS Folger).
- MS Harleian 7316. Miscellaneous English Poems. Microfilm from
The British Library (MS Harleian 7316).
- MS Pierpont Morgan Library. A photocopy of a handwritten poem,
"To Mr Jervas" among the papers of Jonathan Swift (MS Pierpont
- MS Portland Papers. Microfilm from the Library of the Marquis of
Bath at Longleat. Vols 12- 14, 19-20 (MS Portland XIX, XX).
- MS Wellesley. Poems. By Anne Finch, Countess of Winchelsea.
Microfilm from Wellesley College (MS Wellesley).
Printed Books (in date order):
- Wright, Thomas. The female Vertuosos: A Comedy. London, 1693.
- Miscellanea Sacra or POEMS on DIVINE 7 MORAL SUBJECTS.
Collected by N. Tate, Servant to His Majesty. London. Printed for
Hen. Playford in the Temple Change in Fleet Street. MCDXCVI (1696
- A New Miscellany of Original Poems on Several Occasions.
[ed. Charles Gilden] Written by E of D, Sir Charles Sedley, Sir
Fleetwood Shepheard, Mr. Wolesley, Mr Granvil, Mr Dryden, Mr Stepney,
Mr Rowe, And Several Other Eminent Hands. London, 1701 (1701 Gilden).
- On the Death of King James. By a Lady (11613.e.35) and
An Elegy on the Death of King James By a Lady (NCI p.v.15).
1701. There are two copies of this pamphlet under two different
titles. The first is in the British Libray, the second in the New
York Public Library.
- Poems on Affairs of State, from 1640 to this Present
Year 1704. London, 1704. Contains "A Sigh" followed
by the anonymous burlesque (possibly by William Byrd), "[Upon]
A Fart". Cameron believes there was another manuscript version
of "A Sign" beyond the ones I cite; Byrd could not have seen
the MS Folger copy.
- Poetical Miscellanies: The Sixth Part Containing a Collection
of Original Poems, with Several New Translations. By the most
Eminent Hands. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1709 (1709 Tonson).
- Poetical Miscellanies: The Third Part Containing a
Collection of Original Poems. By the most Eminent Hands.
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1710. Contains "[Upon]A
- The Free-Thinkers. A poem in dialogue. London, printed and sold by booksellers of London and Westminster, 1711
- Miscellany POEMS, on Several Occasions. Written by a
LADY. London. Printed for J.B. and Sold by Benj. Tooke at the
Middle-Temple-Gate, William Taylor in Paster-Noster Row,, and James
Round, in Exchange-Alley,Cornhil. 1713. Reissued 1714 (1713
- POETICAL MISCELLANIES, Consisting of ORIGINAL POEMS AND
TRANSLATIONS, By the Best Hands. Publlished by MR. STEELE.
LONDON: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespeare's Head over-against
Catherine-street in the Strand. MDDCXIV. (1714 Steele).
- Pope's Own Miscellany, Being a reprint of Poems on
Several Occasions 1717 containing new poems by Alexander Pope
and other, ed. intro. Norman Ault. Facsimile Reprint: London:
Nonesuch Press, 1935/75 (1717Pope's Own).
- The Hive: A Collection of the most celebrated Songs of our
best English Poets. 2 Vols. Printed for John Walthoe, junr over
against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. London, 1724 (1724
- Miscellaneous Works of His Late Excellency Matthew Prior,
esq. 2 Vols. (ed. Adrian Drift). London 1740 (1740 Prior).
- The Second volume of T. Osborne's Catalogues of Books,
Containing the LIbraries of the Right Hon. Heneage Finch, Earl of
Winchilsea, the Rev. John Creyke, His Lordship's Chaplain, Mr Booth,
late of Barnard's Inn: and Many Other Persons lately deceased.
London: 1738 (Osborne's Catalogue).
- A General Dictionary historical and critical, comp.
John Peter Bernard, Thomas Birch, John Lockman, and other hands. 10
vols. London 1739-41 (1741 Birch).
20th Century Editions
- Ellis-d'Alessandro, Jean, introd. The Wellesley Manuscript
Poems of Anne Countess of Winchilsea. Florence, 1988
- Fausset, Hugh. I'A. Minor Poets of the 18th Century.
London: Everyman, 1930. He reprints 89 poems from Reynolds, using the same orthography and order.
- Hampsten, Elizabeth. "Poems by Ann Finch." Women's
Studies, (1980) 5-19.
- McGovern, Barbara and Charles H. Hinnan, edd. The Anne Finch
Wellesley Manuscript Poems: A Critical Edition. Athens and
London: The University of Georgia Press, 1998.
- Murry, John Middleton. Poems by Anne, Countess of Winchilsea,
1661-1720. London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. He prints 38 poems from Reynolds. He modernizes the spelling, rearranges the order and sometimes changes a title.
- Reynolds, Myra, ed., introd. The Poems of Anne, Countess of
Winchilsea. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1903 (Reynolds,
- Rogers, Katharine M., ed. Selected Poems of Anne Finch,
Countess of Winchilsea New York: Frederick Ungar, 1979. She reprints 69 poems from Reynolds.
- Thompson, Denys, ed. intro. Selected Poems. Anne Finch,
Countess of Winchilsea. Manchester: Fyfields Books, 1987. He prints 41 poems from the published "complete" editions before 1987.
E-Texts of Anne Finch's Poetry
- Finch, Anne. http://www.digital.library.upenn.edu/women/finch/finch-anne.html#,
A Celebration of Women Writers, editor Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
Here the reader will find a complete transcription of the poetry that
appeared in the 1713 Miscellany Poems on Several Occasions,
including a text of the tragedy, Aristomenes, and a scanning
in of the original title page. The site includes a transcription of
the following poems which appear in MS Finch-Hatton 283 and MS
Folger, as reprinted in Myra Reynolds 1903 Poems:
"The Introduction", " A Letter to Dafnis: April 2d 1685", "An
Invitation to Dafnis", "The Bird and the Arras" (the incorrect
separated out text), "Ardelia to Melancholy", "Consolation", "The Unequal Fetters",
"The Appology", "On Myselfe". She also includes a group of poems
found in the Wellesley Manuscript as reprinted in Barbara McGovern's biography:
" An Apology for my fearfull temper", "On the Death of the Queen", " A
Suplication for the joys of Heaven", "A Contemplation" . There is a brief
biographical sketch and a brief bibliography.
- ----------------. http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/authors/finch.html. As
prepared by G. G. Falle of the English Department of the University of
Toronto, the reader will find a text of "The Petition for an Absolute Retreat"
and "The Tree" both taken from the 1713 Miscellany Poems on
- Finch, Anne. http://faculty.goucher.edu/eng211/anne_finch.htm. Here
the reader will find explanations and descriptions of "The Introduction"
and "A Nocturnal Reverie" with links to the Brown University Women
Writers Project, and the Emory Women Writers Resource
Project, neither of which has as of this day, 16 March 2001,
any of Anne Finch's texts available.
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a representation of Ann Finch; I find Bowyer's argument based on
contemporary sources convincing. See pp 194-206.
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Here is a list of all the anthologies in which Anne Finch's poetry has appeared, of significant
separate reprints of individual poems either where they come well after her death or where the
texts were taken from previous printed books). The chronologies cite the first name of the editor
and the year of the edition. For most of the older anthologies I have included the pagination.
The anthologies are subdivided into centuries and then alphabetized.
The Seventeenth Century:
- Comes Amoris; The Companion of Love, Being a Choice Collection of the
Newest Songs now in use. London: 1694. This includes "Song 'Love, thou art best of human
- Gentleman's Journal; or the Monthly Miscellany. In a letter to a Gentleman in
the counnry. Consisting of News, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Musick, Translations. London:
Fleet Street, 1693. This includes "Song: 'Love, thou are best of human joys'."
- Vinculum Societatis, or The tie of Good Company, Being a Choice Collection of
the Newest Songs now in Use, with a thorow bass for each song to the harpsichord. London,
1691. This includes "Song: 'Tis strange the heart within this breast'." This appears to have been
the first poem to be printed.
- Wright, Thomas. The Female Virtuosos, with a dedication to Charles Finch, Earl
of Winchilsea. London, 1693. This includes "Song: 'Love, thou art the best of human joys'," and
lines given to Mariana which may be by Anne: "'For the soft joys of Love no longer last,/When
once the fatal Yea our Lips has past;/Then we begin to court and to comply,/Oft we only Rule,
while we deny.'
The Eighteenth Century:
- Anonymous. The Spleen, A Pindarique Ode. By a Lady. Together with "A
Prospect of Death: A Pindarique Essay [by John Pomfret]. London, 1709.
- Cibber, Theophilus. Lives of Poets. London, 1753. Volume 3 contains a life of
Anne (Birch's), "To Mr Pope: 'Disarm'd with so genteel an air'", and pieces of "The Spleen", from
Aristomenes (a song
- Colman, George and Thornton Bonnell. Poems by Eminent Ladies. 1755.
They reprint "The Brass-pot and Stone Jugg," "There's No To-Morrow," "The Spleen. A
Pindariqk Poem," "The Atheist and the Acorn," "The Young Rat 7 his Dam, the Cock & the Cat,"
"To Mr Finch, new Earl of Winchilsea," "The Eagle, the Sow, and the Cat," "Love, Death, and
Reputation," "The Decision of Fortune," "The Hog, the Sheep, and Goat, carrying to a Fair,"
"Cupid and Folly," "To Lady Winchilsea, occasion'd by Some Verses on the Rape of theLock by
Mr Pope, with "An Answer to the Foregoing Verses," Vol II, pp. 241-64.
- Manley, Mary Delariviere. Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality
of Both Sexes, from the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediterranean.. 1709. Manley
includes "The Progess of Life" (second stanza is altered) and "The Hymn: 'To the Eternal One
on his Throne'," pp. 441-43, 692-95.
- ------------------------------------. Court Intrigues, in a Collection of Original Letters, from
the Island of New Atalantis. London 1711. Manley includes a modernized "A Sigh:
Gentle Air, thou breath of Lovers" (from 1714 Steele).
- Ritson, Joseph. English Anthology. London 1793/4. According to Horace
Walpole, Ritson includes "A Noctural Reverie."
- Stuckley, William. Of the Spleen, its description and history, uses and diseases,
particularly the Vapors, with their remedy ... to which is added some anatomical observations on
the Dissection of an Elephant. London 1709. Stuckley prefaces his book with "The
The Nineteenth Century
- Bethune, George. Pearls from the British Female Poets.. New York: World
Publishing [Allen Brothers], 1869. Bethune includes "Life's Progress," pp. 41-42
- Dyce, Alexander. Specimens of British Poetesses. London: 1829. Reprinted
many times. Dyce reprints "The Atheist and the Acorn," "Life's Progress," "A Nocturnal Reverie,"
"The Spleen," pp. 134-46
- Griswld, Rufus Wilmot. The Female Poets of America. New York: 1874.
- Hale, Sarah. Woman's Record; or Sketches of all Distinguished Women from the
Creation to A. D. 1854. New York: Harper and Bros, 1955. Sale reprints "A Nocturnal
Reverie" and "Life's Progress", pp. 554-55.
- Hunt, Leigh, ed., introd. Men, Women and Books: A Selection of Sketches, Essays
and Critical Memoirs from his Uncollected Prose Writings. A New Edition. London: 191.
Hunt reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie" and "The Spleen."
- Robertson, Eric, ed. English Poetesses. London, 1883. Robertson does not
include Anne Finch.
- Rowton, Frederick. The Female Poets of Great Britian. Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 1853. Reprinted in a facsimile in 1981 by Wayne State University Press with a
preface by Marilyn Williamson. Rowton includes: "A Nocturnal Reverie," "In reply to some lines
of Pope's addresed to her concerning The Rape of the Lock: "Disarm'd with so
genteel an air'," "The Atheist and the Acorn," "Life's Progrss," "Song: 'Would we attain the
happiest state'," and "From "The Spleen," Stanzas 4, lines 90-99, lines 116-22, pp. 10-3-9.
- Ward, Humphry. Ward's English Poets. London, 1880. Finch is the sixth poet
in Volume 3, and included are "To the Nightingale," "The Tree," "A Nocturnal Reverie," from "An
Ode to the Spleen," (lines 25-43), "In Answer to Mr Pope: 'Disarm'd with so genteel an air'," pp.
29-34. The introductory preface is by Edmund Gosse.
- Williams, Jane. The Literary Women of England. London: Sanders, Otley and
Co, 1861. Williams includes "The Atheist and the Acorn," "A Nocturnal Reverie," and "Progress
of Life: 'How gaily is at first begun' (omitting the same stanzas as Dyce and then Bethune and
- Wordsworth, William. Poems and Extracts ... for an Album Presented to Lady Mary
Lowther, Christmas 1819. London: 1905. Wordsworth reprints "From the Spleen," "From
Petition for an Absolute Retreat," "Song: Would we attain the happiest state," "From the
Mussulman's Dream of the Vizier and the Dervis," "A Nocturnal Reverie" [omitting a couplet to
Ann Tufton]," "Fragment: Peace! where are thou to be found?", "Fragment: So here confinded,
and but to female clay," "From a Poem for the Birthday of the Lady Catherine Tufton," Life's
Progress," "The Tree," "From a Poem on the Death of the Hon ble James Thynne younger Son
of the Lord Viscount Weymouth," "Hope," "Song: 'Tis strange, this heart within my breast,"
"From a Poem in praise of the invention of Letter Writing," Untitled [from "The Cautious Lovers"],
Untitled [from "Death"], pp. 1-33.
The Twentieth Century, the First Half (1900-50)
- Ault, Norman, ed. A Treasury of Unfamiliar Lyrics. London: Gollancz, 1938.
Ault prints "The Tree," and as Finch's, he titles as "A Song on the South Sea", and prints for the
second time 'Ombre and basset laid
aside'," from B. M. MS Lansdowne, pp. 298-99. It also appears with a row of Anne's poems
(unacknowledged and unattributed) in the 1724 Hive
- Bax, Clifford and Meum Stewart, edd. The Distaff Muse. London: Hollis and
Carter, 1949. While this is the earliest of the rebirth of anthologies which reprint women's poetry
separately from men's, the choice is not in the direction of feminist protest, but an Arnoldian
tradition of high seriousness and beauty and an idea of what women traditionally write about
(love, husbands, nature). It is nontheless an excellent anthology as they really go to
manuscripts and choose within these standards fine poems not easy to be found elsewhere by
many still unknown women. They reprint "The Tree," "A Letter to Dafnis. April 2D 1685," "A
Song: 'Love thou are best of human joys'," and "Ardelia to Melancholy," pp. 23-25.
- Bernbaum, Ernest. English Poets of the Eighteenth Century. New York:
Scribner, 1918. The Modern Student's Library. Bernbaum includes "To the Nightingale," and "A
Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 74-76.
- Bredvold, Louis I, Alan D. McKillop and Lois Whitney, edd. Eighteenth-Century Poetry
and Prose. New York: Ronald Press, 2939. They print "To the Echo," "The Bird," "The Tree,"
"To the Nightingale," and "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 154-56. As with Ronald Crane's anthology
(see next list item), this anthology is important in the history of Anne's reputation as it adheres to
the view that there was a proto-romantic movement in the century and reprints many poems and
choses others on this basis, and was a primary school text for college courses.
- Crane, Ronald, ed. A Collection of English Poems, 1660-1800. New York and
London: University of Chicago Press, 1932. Crane includes "To the Nightingale, " "The Tree,"
"A Nocturnal Reverie," "A sigh." As in the case of the Bredvold/McKillop/Whitney anthology
above, this volume consistently reprints the lesser known and what used to be called proto-
romantic poetry of the century and was a primary school text for college courses. Thus it too is
an important historical document. Ironically both includes poems that are hard to find today and
are very good.
- Dowden, Edward, "A Noble Authoress," Essays: Modern and Elizabethan.
1910; reprinted New York: Books for Libraries, 1970, pp. 234-49. Dowden was the first to print
any of the poems from the Wellesley manuscript; Dowden's essay was noticed; he printed the
whole or parts of the following: "the puggs," "The agreeable," "The white mouses petition to
Lamira the Right Hon: ble the Lady Ann Tufton now Countess of Salisbury," "To the Hon be Mrs
H---n," 'Where is the trust in human things','" "To the Rev Mr Bedford: 'On me then Sir as on a
friend','", "A Ballad to Mrs Catherine Fleming in London from Malshanger farm in Hampshire,"
"To the right Honourable Frances Countess of Hartford who engaged Mr Eusden to write upon a
wood enjoining him to mention no tree but the Aspen & no flower but the King-cup,' "On the
Death of the Queen, Mary of Modena," Untitled: 'Sir plausible as 'tis well known'," "Mary
Magdalen at our Saviour's Tomb." Despite Dowden's irritatingly condescending tone, this essay
is an important moment in Finch studies.
- Hughes, Helen Sard Hughes, "Lady Winchilsea and Her Friends," London
Mercury, 19 (1928-9), 624-35. She reprints from the Wellesley manuscript part of "On the
Death of the Queen," "A Ballad to Mrs Catherine Fleming in London from Malshanger Farm in
Hampshire," "A Letter to the Hon: Lady Worseley at Long-Leat: 'From the sweet pleasures of a
rural seat'," "A Letter to Mrs Arabella Marow: 'For can our correspondence please ...'." This was
the second calling attention to the Wellesley manuscript. Hughes treats Finch with respect.
- Smith, David Nichol, ed. The Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926. Includes "The Portrait" (lines from "The Birthday of Catherine
Tufton," "The Petition for an Absolute Retreat," "The Tree," "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 39-46.
- Squire, J. C. The Cambridge Book of Lesser Poets. London: Cambridge,
1927. This individually selected and tasteful volume includes "The Soldier's Death" (from "All is
Vanity," Stanza 3, lines 100-8), "To Death," "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 199-200.
- Tutin, J. R, ed., selected and privately printed. The Orinda Booklets. Extra
Series. Hill, 1905. She reprints Katherine Philips (Vol 1), Robert Heath (2), Henry Reynodls (3),
Thormas Flatman (4) and Anne, Countess of Winchilsea (5). The poems are "Petition for an
Absolute Retreat," "A Nocturnal Reverie," "To the Nightingale," "The Shepherd and the Calm,"
The Spleen," "Life's Progress," "Life, Death and Reputation," "The Atheist and the Acorn," "An
Anser: Disarm'd with so genteel an air," "A song from Aristomenes, Act 3: "A
Young Shepherd his life," "Moral Song: Would we attain he happiest State'", "A Song Persuade
me not, there is a grace, " pp. 1-31. The epigraph is provided by Wordsworth.
The Twentieth Century, the Second Half (1951-2000):
- Abrams, M. H. general editor. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York:
Norton, 1993. As of 1993 and the sixth edition, the choice was "The Introduction" and "A
Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 1992-93.
- Bernikow, Louise, ed. The World Split Open: Four Centuries of Women Poets in
England and America, 1552-1950. Bernikow reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie," "Adam
Pos'd," "Melinda on an Insippid Beauty," "Ardelia's Answer to Ephelia," pp. 81-91.
- Cosman, Carol, Joan Keefe and Carol Weaver, edd. The Penguin Book of Women
Poets. London, 1978. They reprint "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 143-4.
- Davie, Donald, ed. The Augustan Lyric. London: Heinemann, 1974. Davie
reprints "Life's Progress," and "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 39-42.
- Davison, David, ed. The Penguin Book of Eighteenth-Century English Verse.
London, 1973. He reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 213-14.
- Fowler, Alistair, ed. The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse.
London: Oxford, 1991. He prints "From The Petition for an Absolute Retreat: 'Give me, O
indulgent fate', Stanzas 1-5, lines 1-125 out of 292 lines, "The Spleen: A Pindaric Poem," "A
Letter to Dafnis, April 2, 1685," pp. 782-90.
- Fullard, Joyce, ed. British Women Poets 1660-1800: An Anthology. Troy: New
York, 1990. Fullard reprints "Lady Winchelsea's Answer: 'Disarm'd with so genteel an air',"
"The Introduction," "To the Nightingale," "A Nocturnal Reverie," "A Song: Melinda to Alcander;
'Wit, so free and unconfin'd', " "Clarinda's Indifference at Parting with her Beauty," "A Tale of the
Miser and the Poet," "From All is Vanity: 'Trail all your pike', once again Stanza 3," pp. 23-5,
236-8, 282-7 and 361.
- Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar, edd. The Norton Anthology of Literature by
Women. New York: Norton, 1985. They include "The Introduction," "A Letter to
Daphnis, April 2, 1685," "Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia," "The Circuit of Apollo," "The
Answer," "The Spleen," "To the Nightingale," "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 98-112.
- Goulianos, Joan, ed. by a Woman Writ: Literature from Six Centuries by and
About Women. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973. Goulianos reprints "The Introduction," "The
Apology," "Ardelia to Melancholy," "The Consolation," "On Myselfe," "A Letter to Dafnis April 2D
1685," "To Mr F now Earl of W," "Clarinda's Indifference at Parting with her Beauty," "The
Unequal Fetters," "A Song: 'Tis strange, this Heart within my Breast," "Jealousie is the Rage of
Man," "To the Nightingale," "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 71-85.
- Hampsten, Elizabeth, "Petticoat Authors: 1660-1720," Women's Studies, 7
(1980). She reprints from the Wellesley manuscript, "A Tale: 'Over a cheerfull cup 'tis thought',"
"The Lawrell: 'You who remote in London lye'," "A Suplication for the joys of Heaven: 'To the
Superior World to Solemn Peace'," "An Aspiration: 'My God Oh that my soul cou'd stay'," "No
Grace: 'A wealthy and a generous Lord'," pp. 7-19.
- Hayward, John. The Penguin Book of English Verse. London, 1956. He
reprints "A Noctural Reverie," p. 196.
- Kaplan, Cora, ed. Salt and Bitter and Good: Three Centuries of English and American
Women Poets. London: Paddington Press, 1975. She includes "The Introduction," "The
Apology," "To the Rt Hon the Lady Tufton," "On Myselfe," "A Letter to Dafnis," "Clarinda's
Indifference at Parting with Her Beauty," "The Petition for an Absolute Retreat," "To the
Nightingale, "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 59-72.
- Lonsdale, Roger, ed. The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse.
London, 1984. He reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie" and from MS Lansdowne/1938 Ault, "A Song
on the South Sea: 'Ombre and basseet laid aside'," pp. 106-8.
- ------------------------------. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford
Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. He reprints "From the Spleen. A
Pindarick Poem: 'O'er me, alas! thou dost too much prevail,' Stanzas 3 & 4, lines 74-137), "A
Sigh," "Life's Progress," "A Pastoral Dialogue between Two Shepherdesses: Silvia: pretty
nymph! within this shade'," "Adam Pos'd," "A Tale of the Miser and the Poet," "From The Petition
for an Absolute Retreat," "The Hog, the Sheep and Goat, Carrying to a Fair," "Enquiry after
Peace. A Fragment," "To the Nightingale," "Reformation: 'A Gentleman, most wretched in his
lot'," "Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia," "A Nocturnal Reverie," "A Ballad to Mrs
Catherine Fleming in London from Malshanger Fram in Hampshire: 'From me whlom sung the
town'," "A Song on the South Sea: 'Ombre and basset laid aside'," pp. 6-26. A healthy selection.
- McGovern, Barbara. Anne Finch and Her Poetry: A Critical Biography. Athens:
Univ. of Georgia Press, 1992. In an "Appendix A," she reprints 12 of the poems from the
Wellesley manuscript which she discusses favorably in her book, "On Lady Cartret drest like a
shepherdess at Count Volira's ball," "the puggs," "On the Death of the Queen," "An Hymn of
Thanksgiving after a Dangerous fit of sickness in the year 1715: 'To thee encreaser of my
days'," "To the Revd Mr Bedford," "Sir Plausible," "A Ballad to Mrs Catherine Fleming in London
from Malshanger Farm in Hampshire," "The white mouses petition to Lamire the Right Hon: ble
the Lady Ann Tufton now Countess of Salisbury," "An Apology for my fearfull temper in a letter in
Burlesque upon the firing of my chimeny At Wye College March 25th 1702: 'Tis true of courage
I'm no mistress'," "A Suplication for the joys of Heaven," "Written after a violent and dagerous
[sic] fit of sicknesse in teh Year 1715: 'Snatch'd from the verge of the devouring grave'," "A
Contemplation," and in Appendix B, Jonathan Swift's "Apollo Outwitted To the Hon. Mrs Finc
(since Countess of Winchilesea) under the name of Ardelia: 'Phoebus now short'ning every
Shade", and Pope's "Impromptu to Lady Winchilsea. Occasion'd by four Satyrical Verses on
Women-Wits, in , pp. 193-220, 221-23.
- Peake, Charles, ed. The Poetry of the Landscape and the Night: Two Eighteenth
Century Traditions. London: Arnold, 1967. This is a fine anthology because of the
commentary and choice of poems. Peake reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 39-40.
- Rogers, Katherine, ed. Before Their Time: Six Women Writers of the Eighteenth
Century. New York: Ungar, 1979. Along with Mary Astell, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,
Charlotte Smith, Fanny Burney and Mary Wollstonecraft, Anne Finch is represented. Rogers
reprints 13 poems from Reynolds: "The Introduction," "The Loss; 'She sighed, but soon, it
mixed with common air'," "The Consolation," "A Letter to Dafnis April 2, 1685," "To Mr R, now
Early of W Who going abroad ...," "Ardelia's Answer to Ephelia," "The Bird and the Arras: 'By
near resemblance see that Bird betrayed'," "A Song: 'Tis strange, this Heart within my breast',"
"A Song: 'The Nymph, in vain, bestows her pains'," "The Unequal Fetters," "The Young Rat and
his Dam, the Cock and the Cat," "To the Nightingale," and "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 3-23.
- Rosenthal, M. L., ed. Poetry in English: An Anthology. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1987. He reprints from Reynolds "Enquiry after Peace. A Fragment: 'Peace!
where art thou to be found?'," "A Song of the Cannibals," and "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 361-63.
- Silkin, Jon, ed. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. London, 1978.
He prints as a poem called "The Soldier's Death", "From All is Vanity:" 'Trail your pike'," pp. 23-
- Swedenberg, H. T. Jr, ed. English Poetry of the Restoration and Eighteenth
Century. New York: Knopf, 1968. Swedenberg reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie," "To the
Nightingale," "The Tree," "The Bird".
- Stanford, Ann, ed. The Women Poets in English: An Anthology. New York:
McGraw-Hill, 1972. This is a rich, substantial and includes an original choice of poets though not
of poems by them. Stanford reprints "From The Petition for an Absolute Retreat," "A Nocturnal
Reverie," "To Melancholy" (Murray's title): 'At last, my old inveterate foe'," "From All is Vanity:
'Trail your pikes', once again Stanza 3, lines 80-1, pp. 77-81.
- Sutherland, James, ed. Early Eighteenth Century Poetry. Columbia, S.C.:
University of South Caroline Press, 1970. Sutherland reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie."
- Tillotson, Geoffrey, Paul Fussell and Marshall Waingrow. Eighteenth-Century English
Literature. New York: Harcourt, Brace World, 1969. They reprint "Adam Pos'd," "The
Atheist and the Acorn," and "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 795-796. Although the choice for Anne is
very poor, this is a landmark anthology which turns the attention of the student back to the
"classical" and Augustan school of poetry and is today still used in college classrooms. Compare
it to Crane or Bredvold and you see two different 18 centuries, though not two different Anne's.
- Uphaus, Robert W. and Gretchen Foster, edd. The "Other" Eighteenth Century:
English Women of Letters, 1660-1800. East Lansing: Colleagues Press, 1991. They
include "The Preface," "The Introduction," "The Apology," "Ardelia to Melancholy," "On Myselfe,"
"Clarinda's Indifference at Parting with Her Beauty," "The Unequal Fetters," "To the Nightingale,"
"A Letter to Dafnis April: 2D 1685," "Life's Progress," "A Nocturnal Reverie,", pp 165-80. Also by
Elizabeth Tollet, "In Memory of the Countess of Winchilsea," pp. 199-200.
- Wain, John, ed. The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry, Volume I. London:
1900. Wain reprints "A Nocturnal Reverie," pp. 443-44.
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