Redcross Shaping the Canon
Overview: Poets in the Topics Index

The appearance of names in the topics index indicates which writers were being talked about when. While the materials indexed include handbooks, essays, reviews, and biographies, more than four fifths of the items in the database are in verse. The index registers works by authors as well as about them. Because the selection is biased towards works that imitate or mention Spenser, it may also be weighted towards older writers generally.



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All Records:9921210315410092994325244858891521321592983425396076967575858951098
Homer:9151181181085471211202316262528192028215644
Pindar:131000141004238699148982127
Theocritus:1120100120023617444841577747
Virgil:192113111311101095121926452417334430212142253028
Horace:26043325337149171114191420121517113219
Dante:1300114100000001231021231721
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Petrarch:761322301111010132356881819
Chaucer:1317910136612768187231718212122162318164631
Tasso:25242244367104112381111101214142217
Ariosto:462213330436072321076718122421
Philip Sidney:1330814121212807465856101946613212121
Michael Drayton:02492219959210201235225152114
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Samuel Daniel:030119633510000112130004181
John Donne:0105024110011102242112234
Ben Jonson:022108101285715655876125641251012
William Shakespeare:0723535645855151212324342323843338577
Edmund Waller:00000061009133121496135454251
John Denham:0000001111472362063312041
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Abraham Cowley:0000001245142259161071810121055711
John Milton:000072711141918322624445837345450479975
John Dryden:000000000614231022201393224222620243519
Joseph Addison:000000000004322159922885163814
Jonathan Swift:000000000000133761576652711
Alexander Pope:0000000000004191921253833292530283931
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John Gay:000000000000123937913878725
James Thomson:0000000000000052131412101117222315
William Shenstone:0000000000000002155191822281837
Thomas Gray:000000000000000051723223125202223
William Collins:00000000000000012311162219182321
Oliver Goldsmith:0000000000000000006119751014
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Charles Churchill:00000000000000000017224051
Thomas Chatterton:000000000000000000186259111610
William Cowper:000000000000000010206671316
Anna Seward:00000000000000000031146901
James Beattie:000000000000000003916193191213
Robert Burns:00000000000000000000813131723
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Samuel Rogers:0000000000000000000025599
Charlotte Smith:0000000000000000000039902
Samuel Taylor Coleridge:0000000000000000000001392010
William Wordsworth:000000000000000000000462931
Walter Scott:0000000000000000000000125824
Lord Byron:000000000000000000000017969
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