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THE object of this Work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical Poets, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with Biographical and Critical notices of their Authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of youth. The Work, within these bounds, may be termed a “Library of Classical English Poetry,” and may safely be recommended to the heads of Schools in general, and to the libraries of Young Persons.
Paradise Lost. In Twelve Books.
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke, Sister
Love, a little Boy. From the Masque on Paradise Regained. In Four Books.
Samson Agonistes; a Dramatic Poem .....
Tentanda via est, gc.
The Chronicle. A Ballad...
Anacreontics; or some Copies of Verses, trans- To Amoret.
lated paraphrastically out of Anacreon. To the Same
ib. Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs
ib. A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the
8 Present Greatness, and Joint Interest, of
ib. The Story of Phæbus and Daphne applied .. ib.
Elegy upon Anacreon; who was choked by On a Girdle
a Grape-stone. Spoken by the God of To Zelinda.
Ode, from Catullus. Acme and Septimius 10
Hymn to Light..
Annus Mirabilis : the Year of Wonders, 1666 149
Alexander's Feast : or, the Power of Music.
An Ode in honor of St. Cecilia's Day..
Palamon and Arcite: or, the Knight's Tale.
17 The Wife of Bath, her Tale...
18 The Character of a Good Parson.
To Sir Godfrey Kneller, principal Painter to
The Cock and the Fox; or, the Tale of the
The Flower and the Leaf: or, the Lady in
Rural Sports. A Georgic. In Two Cantoes.
Trivia: or the Art of walking the Streets of
Book I. Of the Implements for Walking
the Streets, and Signs of the
II. Of Walking the Streets by Day 289
III. Of Walking the Streets by Night: 294
215 Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan 297.
A Ballad, from the What-d'ye-call-it... ib.
Fable. The Goat without a Beard.... 298.
Fable. The Universal Apparition
A Fairy Tale, in the ancient English Style. 221 Fable. The Hare and many Friends..
223 The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals... 300
224 Monday ; or, the Squabble..
Fable. The Farmer's Wife and the Raven : 309
Fable. The Turkey and the Ant.
Colin's Complaint. A Song:
The Contented Shepherd. To Mrs. A
A Song. Ah! Willow. To the same in her
ib. The Spleen. An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert
On Barclay's Apology for the Quakers
A Letter from Italy to the Right Hon. Charles
The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under
Lord Halifax, in the year 1701........ 232
the name of Peter Drake, a fisherman of .
The Campaign. A Poem..
To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his Picture of the
The Sparrow and Diamond. A Song.
To the Earl of Warwick, on the Death of Mr.
Henry and Emma. A Poem, upon the Model
240 An Imitation of the Prophecy of Nereus.
Alma: or, the Progress of the Mind. In
From Horace. Book II. Ode XV.. 323
An Epistle from a Lady in England to a
249 An Ode, inscribed to the Earl of Sunderland
Solomon on the Vanity of the World. A Poem,
The Thief and the Cordelier. A Ballad... 279
Lady's Looking-Glass. In imitation of
The Rape of the Lock. An Heroi-Comical The Seasons :
349 The Castle of Indolence: an Allegorical Poem.
Prologue to Mr. Addison's Tragedy of Cato 352
355 Ancient and Modern Italy compared: being
the First Part of “Liberty," a Poem... 469
The Fable of Dryope. From Ovid's Meta-
359 Greece: being the Second Part of “ Liberty,” 472
Vertumnus and Pomona. From the same, Rome : being the Third Part of “ Liberty,” 477
360 Britain : being the Fourth Part of “ Liberty,” 482
An Essay on Man. In Four Epistles.
The Prospect : being the Fifth Part of
Epistle I. Of the Nature and State of Man
with respect to the Universe 361 Ode
III. Of the Nature and State of Man Ode
with respect to Society..... 366 Hymn on Solitude
Moral Essays. In Five Epistles to several
Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Char.
II. Of the Characters of Women
III. On the Use of Riches...... 376 A Hymn to Venus, from the Greek of Sappho 501
IV. Of the Use of Riches.... 379 A Fragment of Sappho ...
by his Dialogues on Medals 381
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the Prologue
Messiah, a Sacred Eclogue, in imitation of
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady 386 Ode, written in the year 1746..
Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Col. Charles
Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy..
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl
The Passions, an Ode for Music..
An Ode on the popular Superstitions of the
390 Highlands of Scotland; considered as the
The Journal of a Modern Lady, in a Letter Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson.
On the Death of Dr. Swift.....
Baucis and Philemon. On the ever-lamented
loss of the two Yew-trees in the Parish of
Chilthorne, Somerset. Imitated from the
The Grand Question Debated: Whether Ham.
ilton's Bawn should be turned into a Bar-
406) The School-Mistress. In Imitation of Spenser 517
A Description of a City-Shower, in imitation Elegy, describing the sorrow of an ingenuous
410 mind, on the melancholy event of a licen-
Horace, Book III. Ode II. To the Earl of
Oxford, late Lord Treasurer. Sent to him A Pastoral Ballad. In Four Parts.
Mrs. Harris's Petition