Pre-20th Century Poems


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the current Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

On Monsieur’s Departure

By Queen Elizabeth I

On Shakespeare. 1630

By John Milton

On the Death of Anne Brontë

By Charlotte Brontë

On Virtue

By Phillis Wheatley


By Percy Bysshe Shelley
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