If you are new to 18th century poetry then this anthology is an excellent introduction to the extraordinary range of topics and styles embraced by 18th century poets. My particular favourites are Crumble Hall by kitchen maid Mary Leapor (1722-1746) Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard by Cambridge educated Thomas Gray and The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith. Many of the texts are given detailed readings in the excellent companion textbook: A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
A very useful collection, though the modish inclusion of inferior, though occasionally interesting, non-canonical poets means that there is less room for the important works. (For instance, only Book I of The Dunciad is included). Frustratingly, there's also quite a lot of overlap with the competing annotated anthology, edited by Jain and Richardson. (In the case of Pope, four of the seven poems chosen). Nevertheless, as an accessible overview of the century's poetry this can be safely recommended.
This was the set text for one of my courses and it is brilliant. It is probably the best 18th Century poetry anthology there is. It provides useful historical and contextual information on each poet and contains an interesting selection of poetry. The poems contain annotations which allude to other poems, which is great if you're looking for connections between poems and poets. As 18th C poetry is very difficult, the annotations also serve to elucidate certain words in the poems which may appear strange or ambiguous. Certain poems which contained no punctuation in there initial state, have been punctuated by the editors, and I can attest that they have done a fantastic job in making sure the poem is accessible to 21st century readers.