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Pieksian Begosesti 1'86, fun 13.

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1. From Mr. West. Complains of his friend's silence

15

2. To Mr. WEST. Answer to the former. A translation of some lines from

Statius

16

3. From Mr. West. Approbation of the version. Ridicule on the Cam-

bridge Collection of Verses on the marriage of the Prince of Wales 18

Preface of the Editor to the subsequent letter

19

4. To Mr. West. On the little encouragement which he finds given to clas-

sical learning at Cambridge. His aversion to metaphysical and mathe-

matical studies

20

5. From Mr. West. Answer to the former, advises his correspondent not to
give up poetry when he applies himself to the law

28

6. To Mr. WALPOLE. Excuse for not writing to him, &c.

23

7. From Mr. West. A poetical epistle addressed to his Cambridge friends,

taken in part from Tibullus and a prose letter of Mr. Pope

24

8. To Mr. West. Thanks him for his poetical epistle. Complains of low

spirits. Lady Walpole's death, and his concern for Mr. H. Walpole 27

9. To Mr. WALPOLE. How he spends his own time in the country. Meets

with Mr. Southern, the dramatic poet

28

10. To Mr. WALPOLE. Supposed manner in which Mr. Walpole spends his

time in the country

29

11. From Mr. West. Sends him a translation into Latin of a Greek epigram 30

12. To Mr. West. A Latin epistle in answer to the foregoing

32

13. From Mr. West, on leaving the University, and removing to the Temple 33

14. To Mr. West. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the preceding letter, with

a Latin postscript, concluding with an Alcaic fragment

34

15. From Mr. West. Thanks for his Ode, &c. His idea of Sir Robert

Walpole

35

16. To Mr. WALPOLE. Congratulates him on his new place. Whimsical de-

scription of the quadrangle of Peter-house

36

17. To Mr. West. On his own leaving the University

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18. From Mr. West. Sends him a Latin Elegy in answer to Mr. Gray's Sap-

phic Ode

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Short narrative, concluding the Section

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SECT. II.

Connecting narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole. Cor-

responds, during his tour, with his parents and Mr. West
1. To his MOTHER. His voyage from Dover. Description of Calais. Abbe-

ville. Amiens. Face of the country, and dress of the people

2. To Mr. West. Monuments of the Kings of France at St. Denis, &c.

French opera and music. Actors, &c.

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3. To Mr. WEST. Palace of Versailles. Its gardens and water-works.

Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit

46

4. To his MOTHER. Rheims. Its cathedral. Disposition and amusements

of its inhabitants

49

5. To his father. Face of the country between Rheims and Dijon. De-

scription of the latter. Monastery of the Carthusians and Cistertians 51

6. To Mr. WEST. Lyons. Beauty of its environs. Roman antiquities 53

7. From Mr. West. His wishes to accompany his friend. His retired life in

London. Address to his Lyre, in Latin Sapphies, on the prospect of

Mr. Gray's return

55

8. To his MOTHER. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse. Solemn

and romantic approach to it. His reception there, and commendation of

the monastery

56

9. To his FATHER. Geneva. Advantage of a free government exhibited in

the very look of the people. Beauty of the lake, and plenty of its fish 58

10. To his MOTHER. Journey over the Alps to Turin. Singular accident in

passing them. Method of travelling over mount Cenis

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11. To Mr. West. Turin. Its carnival. More of the views and scenery on

the road to the Grande Chartreuse. Wild and savage prospects amongst

the Alps agreeable to Livy's description

62

12. To Mr. WEST. Genoa. Music. The Doge. Churches and the Palazzo

Doria

65

13. To his Mother. Paintings at Modena. Bologna. Beauty and richness

of Lombardy

14. To his MOTHER. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery

15. To Mr. West. Journey from Genoa to Florence. Elegiac verses occa-

sioned by the sight of the plains where the battle of Trebiæ was fought 71

16. From Mr. West. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy and
Greece

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17. To his Motiler. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for Rome.

First and pleasing appearance of an Italian spring

18. To his Mother. Cathedral of Sienna. Viterbo. Distant sight of Rome.

The Tiber. Entrance into the city. St. Peter's. Introduction of the

Cardinal d'Auvergne into the Conclave

19. To his MOTHER. Illumination of St. Peter's on Good Friday, &c. . 76

20. To Mr. West. Comic account of the palace of the Duke of Modena at

Tivoli. The Anio. Its cascade. Situation of the town. Villas of Horace

and Mecænas, and other remains of antiquity. Modern aqueducts. A

grand Roman ball

21. To Mr. West. An Alcaic Ode. Ludicrous allusion to ancient Roman

customs. Albano and its lake, Castle-Gondolfo. Prospect from the palace;

an observation of Mr. Walpole's on the views in that part of Italy. Latin

inscriptions, ancient and modern

81

22. To his MOTHER. Road to Naples. Beautiful situation of that city. Its

bay. Of Baiæ, and several other antiquities. Some account of the first

discovery of an ancient town, now kvown to be Herculaneum

84

23. To his FATHER. Departure from Rome and return to Florence. No like-

lihood of the Conclave's rising. Some of the cardinals dead. Descrip-

tion of the Pretender, his sons, and court. Procession at Naples. Sight

of the King and Queen. Mildness of the air at Florence

87

24. From Mr. West. On his quitting the Temple, and reason for it

89

25. To Mr. West. Answer to the foregoing letter. Some account of Naples

and its environs, and of Mr. Walpole's return to Florence

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