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A worthless Person can claim no Merit from Description of Ships appearing at a Distance,

the Virtues of his Ancestors

ib. 720 and approaching the shore Dryden 722

The Love of our Country the greatest of Virtue preferable to Rank

Roue 722

Virtues ·

Thomson 720 Description of an anticnt Cathedral Congteve 722

The sime

.

- -

. IV. IVhitenead 721 Description of a Triumph

Lcę 729

1. what Philosophy really consists Thomson 721 A Shepherd's Life happier than a King's

Scipio restoring the captive Princess to her

Hill 722

Royal Lover

.

ib. 721 Virtue its own Reward

Rowe 729

The Blessings of Peace-- Providence ib, 721 No Difficulties insuperable to the Prudent

Prudence - - - ib. 7221 and Brave - - . ib. 729

· BOOK IV. SENTIMENTAL, LYRICAL, AND LUDICROUS.

I 'ALLEGRO

. . Milion 723 Garden of Adonis...Devastation which Time

La Il Penseroso

ib. 724 makcsin this Garden---Descriprionof Jupiter ,

Lycidas .

ib. 726 --Guyon conducted by Mammon through a

Virtue, Wisdom, and Contemplation; Medi Cave under Ground, to see his Treasure-

tation and Beauty; Chastity - ib. 727 Description of Despair and her Speech - 752

Philosophy -- True Liberty – Prowess of

Body and Mind-On Shakopeare--Song

FAIRFA X's TASSO.

on Nay Morning -- Virtue and Evil ib. 728 Description of the Vision conjured up by

Patience-Sonnet on his deceased Wife

.

Alecto -

Spirits -- Pain--Hypocrisy-- The Lady re- Image of Armida and Attendants, enraged at

proving Coinus --Sounet to the Nightingalei Rinaldo's hewing down the Myrtle to dis-

ib. 729

solve the Charm - -

Echo: a Song

ib. 730 Description of Armida's wonderful Parrot - 755

VARIOUS DESCRIPTIONS FROM SPENSER.

GLOVER'S LEONID A S.

Adonis's Garden - Affections — Ambition - 730

Avguish-Arbor--Avarice -- Bashfulness • 731 | Leonidas's Address to his Countrymen - An-

Another -- Beauty Boar-Bower of Bliss - 782! swer to the Persian Ambassador -- Pathetic

Bower of Proteus •

- 733

Farewell of Leonidas to his wife and Family 755

Bullo-Calumny--Cannon--Charity--Concord

| Characters of Teribazus and Ariana -- Ariana

-Contemplation--Cupid.

- 734

and Polydorus come by Night into the

Danger --Day-break-Death

. 7351

Persian Camp

Defamation-'Desire--Detraction--Discord. 736 History of Porsenna*

Discord's House-Dolphin

737

Doubt--Dungeon--Eagle--Ease---Envy - 738

SONNETS, by Mrs. SMITH.

Error-Excess-Faith Falcon-Fancy . 739 On the Departure of the Nightingale-- Writ-

Fear - Ship - Feeling -- Fire---First Age-- ten at the Close of Spring--Should the lone

Flood --- Fury --Giant

Wanderer--To Night--To Tranquillity ---

Gluttony - Greediness - Grief Griffon - Written in the Church-yard at Middleton

Grove -- Harmony -- Hearing - - 741 in Sussex---Written at Penshurst, in Au-

Hermitage _Hippolitus --Honor - Hope-- turn 1788

-

'• 766

Hydra --- Hypocrite

. 742 Elegy--Elegy to Pity . Anon. 767

Idleness--Ignorance - Inconstancy-Incon Extract from a Poem on his own approaching

cinence- Lechery -

743! Death

Michael Bruce 768

Life Lion - Love -- Madness --- Mastiff --- Sonnet to twilight . Miss Williams 768

Mediocrity

.

. 744 Sonnet to Expression

ib. 768

Mercy--- Minerva --- Morning - . 745 Sonne: to Hope

ib. 768

Mountain - Mutability.-- Night

• 746 Sonnet to the Moon

ib. 768

Occasion--- Palace of sleep ---Tyger --- Winds on the Recovery of a Lady of Quality from

-Sun --- Phæton

-

747 the Small Pox

ib. 769

Sight---Slander --- Storm --Superstition . 748 Ode to Pity

Collins 769

Suspicion --- Venus--- Temple of Venus - 749 Ode to Fear

. 750 Ode to Simplicity

is. 770

Ode on the Poetical Character

SPENSER'S FAIRY QUEEN.

ib, 770

Ode,written in the Year 1746-Ode to Mercy

Duessa wecping over her Enemy, compared

-Ode to Liberty . . ** ib. 771

to a Crocodile; and a Description of Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Colonel

Nicht -

-

Charles Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy.

Description of Lucifera's Palace --- Lucifera

Written in May, 1745

ib. 773

ascending her Coach ---Description of. Tode to Evening --Ode to Peace_The Man

Prince Arthúr in his Habiliments of War ners, an Ode

-

ib. 774

... Description of Diana with her Nymphs, The Passions. An Ode to Music. ib. 775

returned from the Chace, and preparing to The Paper's Funeral

Crabbe 776

bathe

- 751 | The Village Foundling

ib. 776

Description of a Garden --Description of the The Village Infidel

ib. 777

Funeral

By an error of the press this poem is attributed to Mr. Lisle Bowles instead of Dr. Lisle, sese.

ral of whose poetical pieces are to be found in Dodsley's Collection. Edit, 1758.

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Page Funeral of the Lady of the Manor Crabbe 777 | The Family Fireside - Bishep 797 Funeral of an antient Maiden ib. 778 Flowers

ib. 798 Funeral of Isaac Ashford, a virtuous Pea To a young Lady, with a Copy of Moore's sant ib. 779 Fables

ib. 798 An Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas Han The Library

ib. 799 ner, on his Edition of Shakspeare's Works Water

ib. 800 Collins 779 On Instruments of Music

ib. 800 Dirge in Cymbeline, sung by Guiderus and The Art of Dancing. Inscribed to the Rt. Hon. Arviragus over Fidele, supposed to be 1 the Lady Fanny Fielding

801 ib781 | Whitsuntide. Written at Winchester College, Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson ib. 7,81 on the immediate Approach of the Holidays 806 Verses written on a Paper which contained a Christmas

.

806 Piece of Bride-Cake

i.
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10. 702 | An Elegy on the Death o

ib. 782 An Elegy on the Death of a mad Dog Goldsmith 806 To a Mouse, on turning her up in her Nest L'Allegro; or Fun, a Parody ". 807

with the Plough, in November 1785 Burns 782 The Picture - - Cunningham 808 To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down The Modern Tine Gentleman. Written in the with the Plough, in April 1786

ib. 782 Year 1746

- Soume Jenyns 808 An Essay upon unnatural Flights in Poetry | An Epistle, written in the Country, to the

Lansdown 783 Right Honorable the Lord Lovelace, then To Mr. Spence, prefixed to the Essay on in Town, September 1735 . ib. 809 Pope's Odyssey

· Pitt 784 | Horace. Book II. Ode 10 - Cowper 811 The inquiry. Written in the last Century 784 A Reflection on the foregoing Ode ib. 811 The diverting History of John Gilpin ; show. The Shrubbery. Written in a Time of Amic..

ing how he went farther than he intended, tion - Mutual Forbearance necessary to and came safe home again

Cowper 784| the Happiness of the Married State . ib 81. En Evening Contemplation in a College; in The Winter Nosegay

ib. 819 Imitation of Gray's Elegy in a Country Boadicea, an Ode

ib. 812 Church-yard

.
Duncombe 787 Heroism

ib. 812 The Three Warnings. A Tale Mrs. Thrule 788 Art above Nature . Peter Pindar 813 The Cit's Country Box - Lloyd 789 The Crooked Sixpence . Brumston 814 Report of an adjudged Case, not to be found The Copper Farthing . Pennington 815

in any of the Books - Cowper 790 | The School-Boy. By the Rev. Mr. Maurice. On the Birth Day of Shakspeare. A Canto 1 Author of the Indian Antiquities. Written

Berenger 790 by him at a very early Age . On the Invention of Letters

790 | Written in a Lady's Ivory Table-book, 1699 *The Answer -- On a Spider

791

con

me The Extent of Cookery Shepstone 291 Mrs Harris's Petition

819 Slender's Ghost

ib. 791 A Description of the Morning. 1709 820 Hamlet's Soliloquy imitated

Jago 791 A Description of a City Shower. In Imitation To the Memory of George Lewis Langton, 1 of Virgil's Georgics. 1710

820 Esq. who died on his Travels to Rome On the little House by the Church-yard of Shipley 792 Castlenock. 1710

821 The Brewer's Coachman Taylor 732 | The Fable of Midas. 1711 .

821 Ode on the Death of Matzel, a favorite Buil A Dialogue between a Member of Parliament

fiach. Addresscd to Philip Stanhope, Esq. and his Servant, in Imitation of Horace, Sat. (natural Son to the Earl of Chesterfield) to II. vii. First printed in 1752 . 829 whom the Author had given the Reversion

The Intruder. In linitation of Horace, Sat. I. of it when he left Dresden Williums 792 ix. First printed in 1754

824 To-morrow - On Lord Cobham's Gardens Horace, Book I. En. VII. Addressed to the

- To a Child five Years Old Cotton 793 Earl of Oxford. 1713 To Miss Fortescue

-
Littieton 793 Horace, Book II. Sat. VI. .

. 826 To Mr. West, at Wickham, 1740 . ib. 733 A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods The Temple of the Muses. To the Countess belonging to Dr. Swift, Vicar of Laracor ; Temple

upon lending his House to the Bishop of
To a Lady who sung in too low a Voice 793 Meath, till his Palace was rebuilt
'To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th, An Elegy on the Death of Demar the Usurer,
1767. Written in France

Wilkes 794 who died the 6td of July 1720 -
To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th, Epitaph on a Miser--To Mrs. Houghton of

1798. Written in Prison . - ib. 794 Bormount, upon praising her Husband to
An Ode in Imitation of Alcæus Sir W. Jones 794 Dr. Swift - Dr. Delany's Villa . 828
The Choice of a Wife by Cheese. Capt. Thompson 794 Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter to Dr. Sheri.
The Choice .

.
Pomfret 795) dan, 1723 -

829 Tony Candle

Peter Pindur 796 Riddles, by Dr.Swift and his Friends, written Presented together with a Knife by the Rev. in or about the Year 1724-On a Pen 829

Samuel Bishop, Head Master of Merchant On Gold - On a Corkscrew --On a Circle
Taylor's Sehool,to his Wife on her Wedding On Ink - On the Five Senses . 880
Day, which happened to be her Birth-Day On an Echo-On a Shadow in a Glass - On
and New Year's Day

796 Time-On the Vowels-On Snow - On a By the same, with a Ring

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To Quilca, a Country-House of Dr. Sheridan, The Vanity of Wealth

ib. 90 in no very good Repair. 1725 – The To Miss , on her giving the Author a grand Question debated, Whether Hamil Gold and Silk Net-work Purse of her own ton's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack, 1 weaving

ib. 90 or a Malt-House. 1729

.
832 To Lyce, an elderly Lady

ib. 904 On the Death of Dr. Swift, occasioned by read. Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer - ib. 90

ing the following Maxim in Rochefoucauit, Sonnets. Written at Wynslade in Hampshire Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis, - On Bathing i . Iartun 904 “ nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monas. , “ ne nous deplait pas."

- 831 ricon - Written at Stonehenge — Written The Author .

Churchill 838 after seeing Wilton-House — To Mr. Gray A poor Woman's Lamentation on her Son be

- Sonnet On King Arthur's Round Ta. ing slain in a Field of Battle - 8411 ble at Winchester-To the River Lodon ib. 90 Lines.on a Ball given to pro note the Silk Ma The Old Cheese

king 90€ nufacture

842 The Pilgrim and the Peas Peter Pindar 906 On the late Queen of France

842 A Country Bumpkin and the Razor-seller ib. 907 Verses by Dr. Glynn

.

The Bald-pated Welchinan and the Fly Hohenlinden, the Scene of an Engagement be

Somerville 907 tween the French and Imperialists, in The Incurious Bencher - - tb. 908 which the foriner were conquered ;. | The Frogs' Choice

ib. 908 Campbell 842 The Oyster

ib. 909 A British War Song

84: Epitaph on Miss Basnet, in Pancras Church'I'he Lotos of Egypt

Maurice 843 yard Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene. M.

Thomson 910 G. Lewis 844 On Time

Anon. 910 Four Sonnets .

, Boules 845 Lines spoken by Mr. Thomas Knox at the au

SONGS, BALLADS, &c. nual Visitation at Tunbridge School 845 / Various from

910_939 Epigrams, Epitaphs, and other little Pieces. The Spanish Lady's Love

939 848--893 | The Children in the Wood VARIOUS POEMS, &c. By DIFFERENT | The Hunting in Chevy-Chace AUTHORS.

Sir Cauline .
Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
Selkirk, during his solitary Abode in the Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, &c.

949 Island of Juan Fernandez Couper 893 | Willow, Willow, Willow °.

955 Ode to Peace , - ib. 894 | Barbara Allen's Cruelty

956 Human Frailty . . - ib. 894 The Frolicsome Duke, or Tinker's Good ForOn observing some Names of little Note re

tune

. corded in the Biographia Britannica .ib 894 Death's Final Conquest . The Nightingale and the Glow-Worin ih. 894| Gilderoy .

- 959 On a Goldfinch starved to Death in his Cage Bryan and Pereene, a West-Indian Ballad,

ib. 895 founded on a real Fact that happened in the The Pine-apple and the Bee ib. 895 Island of St. Cristopher's

Grainger 959 The Foet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plant ih, 895 Genue River, gentle River

Percy 960 Fable

ib. 896 | Alcanzor and Zaida, a Moorish Tale ib. 961 The Love of the World detected

ib. 896 King Edward IV. and the Tanner of TamThe Jackdaw ib. 896 worth . . .

961 The Country Parson's Blessings

897 Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket being Corydon's doleful Knell

963 picked

897 | Old and young Courtier The Happy Fireside 897 Loyalty confined

965 Tho Retrospect of Life . 897 To Althex, from Prison

966 An lavitation to the Country

897 | The Braes of Yarrow, in Imitation of the an... Invitation is the feathered Race Graves 898 tient Scotch Manner

966 Address to a Nightingale Thomson 898 Childe Waters ".

967 Retaliation. A Pocm : Goldsmith 898 The King and Miller of Mansfield

969 Lines from Dr. Barnard, Dean of Derry, to The Witches' Song

971 Dr. Goldsmith and Mr. Cumberland 900 The Fairies' Farewell

972 On Dr. Goldsinith's Characteristical Cookery. Unfading Beauty

97% A Jeu d'Esprit : Garrick 900| The Hermit

Bettie 973 Jupiter and Mercury. A Fable ,' ib900 A Pastoral Ballad, In Four Parts Sluenstone 973 The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the A Pastoral Ballad

Buron 975 Loss of Grildrig Guy 901 A Pastoral Ballad

Rour 975 A Receipt for stewing Ve

ib. 901 A Fairy Tale - - Purnell 976 Spring, "An Ode . Dr. Johnson 901 Song

Thison 977 'The Midsummer's Wish. An Ode ih. 902 The Barber's Nuptials Autumn. An Ode. ib. 902 William and Margaret

979 Winter. An Ode

ib. 903 Lucy and Colin An Evening Ode. To Stella

ib. 903 Songs. By Dihdin The Natural Beauty. To Stella a b. 903 PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES, &c. 984

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PO ETI.C A L.

BOOK THE FIRST.

SACRED AND MORAL.

1. All Address to the Deity. Thomson. And ye five other wand'ring fires that more

In mystic dance, not without song, resound LITIER of light and life! Thou soon

His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light SUPREME!

Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth O teach me what is good. Tcach me THYSELF!

lof Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Save me from folly, vanity, and vice,

Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix From every low pursuit ! and feed my soul

And nourish all things; let your ceaseless change With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtuel ina ng

Vary to our great Maker still new praise. Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss! [pure;

Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise

From hill or streaming lake, dusky or grey, $ 2. Adam and Eve, in a Morning Hymn, call

| Till the sun paint your Aeccy skirts with gold, upor all the Parts of the Creation to join with

In honor to the world's great Author rise! them in crtolling their common Maker.

Whether to deck with clouds th' uncolor'd sky, Milton.

Or wet the thirsty carth with falling showers, These are Thy glorious works, Parent of good, Rising or falling'still advance his praise. Almighty, thine this universal fraine,

His praise,yeWinds, that from four quarters blow, Thus wondrous fair; thyself howwondrous then! Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, yePines, l'aspeakable, who sitt'st above these Heavens With every plant in sign of worship ware. To us invisible, or dimly seen

Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise. The goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Join voices, all ve living Souls ; ve Birds, Speak ye who bést can tell, yo sons of light, That singing up to Heaven's gate ascend, Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs Bear on your wings and in your notes his praisc. And coral syinphonies, day without night, Ye that in waters glide, and he that walk Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven,

The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep; On Farth, join all ye creatures to extol

| Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
Him first, him last, him midst, and witbout end. To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, Made vocal by my song, and taught his praisc.
If better thou belong not to the dawn, Hail universal Lord! be bounteous still
Sure pledge of dav, that crown'st the smiling morn To give is only good ; and if the night.
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, Have gatherid aught of evil, or conceald,
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.

Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
Thou Sur, of this great world both eye and soul,
Acknowledge him thy greater, sound his praise
In thy eternal course, both when thou climb'st,

$ 3. On the Deity. Mrs. Barbaulu. And when high noon hast gain'd, and when thou I READ God's awful name emblazon'd high, fallist.

With golden letters on th' illumin'd sky; Moon, that now mcet'st the orient sun, now fly'st Nor less the mystic characters I see, With the lix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies, Wrought in cach Power, inscribd on ev'ry tree;

In ev'ry leaf that trembles to the breeze Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
I hear the voice of God among the trees.

Ivy daily ihranks emplov,
With thee in shady solitudes I walk,

Nor is the least a cheerful leart,
With thee in busy crowded cities rakk ;

That tistes chose gifts with joy.
In every creature own thy forming power, |Through every period of my life
In each event thy providence adore.

Thy goodness I'll pursue;
Thy hopes shall animate tny drooping soul, And after death in distant worlds
Thy precepts guide me, and thy fear control : The glorious theme renew.
Thus shall I rest, uninov'd by alí alarmis, Wher nature fails, and day and niglie
Secure within, the temple of thine arms,

Divide thy works no more',
From anxious cares, from gloomy terrors free, My ever grateful beart, O Lord,
And feel myself omnipotent in thee.

Thy mexey strall adore. Then when the last, the closing hour draw's Through all eternity to The nigh,

| A joyful song I'll ririse, And carth recedes before my swimming cye; For Oi éternity's too shore When treinbling on the doubtful edge of fate

To ulter all thy praise,
I stand, and stretch my view to cither state;
Teach me to quit this transitory scene
With decent triumph and a look serene;

$5 Hymn on Providence. Addison: Teach me to fix my ardent hopes on high, And, having lived to the, in thee to die.

The Lord iny pasture shall prepare,
And feed me with a shepherd's care :

His presence shall iny wants supply, $ 4. llymn on Gratitude. Addison. And guard me with a watchful eye;

My noon-day walks he shall atteid,
When all thy mercics, O my God,

And all my midnight hours defend.
My rising soul surveys;
Transported with the view, I'm lost

When in the sultry ylcbe I faint,
In wonder, love, and praise.

Or on the thirsty mountains pant;
To fertile vales, and dewy meads,

My weary wand'ring steps he lead;
The gratitude declare

Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
That glows within my ravish'd heart?

Amid the verdant landskip flow. But thou canst read it there.

Tho' in the paths of Death I tread, Thy providence my life sustain'd,

With gloomy horrors eversprcail, And all my wants redress'd,

Vy stedfast heart shall fear no ill, When in the silent womb I lay,

For thon, O Lord, art with me still; And hung upon the breast.

Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, To all ny weak complaints and cries

And guide me through the dreadful shade. Tliy mercy lent an ear,

Tho' in a bare and rugged var, Ere yet iy feeble thoughts had learnt

Through devious lonely wilds I stray, 'To forin themselves in pray'r.

Thy bounty shall my pains beguile: : Unnumber'd comforts to my soul

The barren wilderness shall sinile, Thy tender care bestow'd, '

With sudden greens and herbage crown'd; Before my infant heart conceiv'd

And streains shall murmur all around.
From whoin those comforts flow'd.
When in the slipp'ry paths of youth

186. Another Hymn, from the beginning of the With heedless steps I ran,

gth Psalm. Addison. Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe, And led me up to man.

The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue ethercal sky, Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,

And spangled Heavens, a shining frame, It gently clear'd inv way,

Their great Original proclaima And through the pleasin, snares of vico,

| Th' unwearicd sun, from day to day, More to be fear'd than they.

Does his Creator's pow'r display,
When worn with sickness, oft hast thou And publishes to every land
With health renew'd my face,

The work of an Almighty hand.
And when in sins and sorrows sunk,

Soon as the evening shades prevail, Reviv'd my soul with grace.

The moon takes up the wondrous tale, Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss And nightly to the list'ning earth, llas made my cup run o'er,

Repeats the story of her birth : And in a kind and faithful friend .

Whilst all the siars that round her burn, Has doubled all my store,

And all the planets in their turn,

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