I found the following book on Google Books: The Book of Georgian Verse by William Braithwaite, published in 1909. What is the meaning of Georgian? Search engine results provided nothing of use. Here is a link to the e-book on Google Books. Thank you very much in advance for your shared knowledge.

Additionally, how would you describe this book? Is it a compilation of poetry from a certain period?

  • I did omit the word verse from my search. I had not thought to include it because I know nothing of poetry. I found only information on the country. I do feel very stupid for not thinking to include the word verse, which is obviously related to poetry. @user14111 – BestReasonofWiseMen Dec 20 '18 at 21:26
  • @user14111 That wikipedia page uses the term to refer to verse written in the reign of George V, which is outside the OP's range. – kimchi lover Dec 20 '18 at 21:31
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    Could I ask what you mean? Do you mean the term, Georgian? @kimchilover – BestReasonofWiseMen Dec 20 '18 at 21:37
  • My comment was directed at a since-deleted comment pointing to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_Poetry. Your book has poems from 1714-1830; the wikipedia page is about poems from 1911-1922. – kimchi lover Dec 20 '18 at 21:42
  • Ah! Great catch, I did not notice! I do appreciate your time today! I will leave knowing more about poetry than when I first joined this forum hours ago. You have done me a great service! You certainly know more about poetry than I! @kimchilover – BestReasonofWiseMen Dec 20 '18 at 21:51

It is clearly an anthology of English poems written during the "Georgian" era, that is, during the reigns of kings George I through IV, spanning the years 1714 to 1830. The title page gives a hint: it refers to a similar compilation of "Elizabethan" verse, referring to the reign of Elizabeth I.

The book's preface says

This anthology, according to the editor's intention, includes those poets born under the four Georges, who seem to represent the rise and development of a distinct poetical epoch...

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