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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

Thomson 720 Description of an antient Cathedral Congreve 722

The sime

IV. Ihitehead 721 Description of a Triumph

Lee 729

la Wat 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 799

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


ib. 7221 and Brave

ib. 722


Milton 723 Garden of Adonis---Devastation which Time
Il Penseroso

ib. 724 makes in this Garden---Descriptionof Jupiter ,

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 Shakspeare-Song

on Nay Morning -- Virtue and Evil ib. 728 Description of the Vision conjured up by
Patiences Sonnet on his deceased Wife



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

proving Coinus-Soanetto the Nightingale 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


Adonis's Garden - Affections - Ambition 730

Leonidas's Address to his Countrymen - An-
Anguish - Arbor -- Avarice-Bashfulness 731
Another -- Beauty - Boar-Bower of Bliss 792

swer to the Persian Ambassador - Pathetic
Bower of Proteus


Farewell of Leonidas to his wife and Family 755

Characters of Teribazus and Ariana --Ariana


and Polydorus come by Night into the

Persian Camp
Danger --Day-break — Death

Defamation-Desire--Detraction-Discord 756 History of Porsenna*

Bowles 758
Discord's House-Dolphin


• 738

Error-Excess-Faith-Falcon-Fancy · 739 On the Departure of the Nightingale--Writ-
Fear - Ship - Feeling - Firt---First Age-

ten at the Close of Spring--Shouid the lone
Flood --- Fury--Giant

740 Wanderer--To Night--To Tranquillity--
Gluttony - Greediness - Grief - Griffon

Written in the Church-yard at Middleton
Grove -- Harmony - Hearing

741 in Sussex---Wriiten at' Penshurst, in Au-
Hermitage-Hippolitus-Honor - Hope-- turnr: 1788

Hydra --- Hypocrite
742 Elegy--Elegy to Pity

Anon. 767

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


749 Death

Michael Bruce 768

Life - Lion - Love --- Madness ---Mastiff- Sonnet to twilight

Miss Williams 768
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

the Small Pox

ib, 769

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

Collins 769

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

ib. 769


750 Ode to Simplicity

il, 770

Ode on the Poetical Character

ib. 770

Ode,written in the Year 1746-Ode to Mercy

Duessa weeping over her Enemy, compared -Ode to Liberty

ih. 771

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


750 Charles Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy.

Description of Lucifera's Palace Lucifera Written in May, 1745

ib, 773

ascending her Coach ---Description of Ode to Evening --Ode to Peace - The Man-

Prince Arthúr in his Habiliments of War

nérs, 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 Paiper's Funeral

Crabbe 176


751 | The Village Foundling

ib. 776

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

ib. 777


By an error of the press this poem is attributed to Mr. Lisle Bowles instead of Dr. Lisle, seve.
ral of 'whose poetical pieces are to be found in Dodsley's Collection. Edit. 1758.

e to Mercy.



Funeral of the Lady of the Manor Crabbe 777 The Family Fireside

Bishop 797
Funeral of an antient Maiden
ih. 778 Flowers

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

ib. 798
An Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas Han-

The Library

ib. 799

ib. 800
mer, on his Edition of Shakspeare's Works
Collins 779 On Instruments of Music

ib. 80
Dirge in Cymbeline, sung by Guiderus and The Art of Dancin Inscribed to the Rt. Hon.
Arviragus over Fidele, supposed to be the Lady Fanny Fielding,


ib. 781 | Whitsuntide. Written at Winchester College,
Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson ib. 781 on the immediate Approach of the Holidays 806
Verses written on a Paper which contained a Christmas

Piece of Bride-Cake

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

with the Plough, in November 1785 Burns 782 The Picture

Cunningham 808
To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down The Modern Fine Gencleman. 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 ih, 811
En Evening Contemplation in a College ; in The Winter Nosegay

ib. 812
Imitation of Gray's Elegy in a Country Boadicea, an Ode

ib. 812
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 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

Suift 819
The Extent of Cookery
Shenstone 791 Mrs. Harris's Petition. 1699

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, of

Esq. who died on his Travels to Rome

On the little House by the Church-yard of
Shipley 799 Castlenock. 1710

The Brewer's Coachman
Taylor 732 The Fable of Midas. 11

Ode on the Death of Matzel, a favorite Buii- A Dialogue between a Member of Parliament
fiach. Addresscd to Philip Stanhope, Esq. and his Servant, in Imitation of Horace, Sai.
(natural Son to the Earl of Chesterfield) to 11. vii. First printed in 1752

whom the Author had given the Reversion The Intruder. In Iinitation of Horace, Sat. I.
of it when he left Dresden lilliums 792 ix. First printed in 1754

Tomorrow - On Lord Cobham's Gardens Horace, Book I. Ep. VII. Addressed to the
– To a Child five Years Old
Cotton 793 Earl of Oxford. 1713

To Miss Fortescue
Littleton 793 Horace, Book II. Sat. VI.

To Mr. West, at Wickham, 1740 ib, 793 A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods
The Temple of the Muses.' 'To the Countess belonging to Dr. Swift, Vicar of Laracor ;

793 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
Il'itkes 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
179%. 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

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

To my Candle

Peter Pindar 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 School, to his Wife on her Wedding On Ink - On the Five Senses

Day, which happened to be her Birth-Day

On an Echo - On a Shadow in a Glass -On
and New Year's Day

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




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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

con's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack weaving

ih, go

or a Malt-Housc. 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

Il'artun 90

“ nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monas.

“ ne nous deplait pas."


ticon — Written at Stonehenge — Written

The Author

(hurchill 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

841 ble at Winchester-To the River Lodon ib. 904

Lines on a Ball given to pronote the Silk Ma- The Old Cheese

king 90%


842 The Pilgrim and the Peas

Peter Pindar 90%

On the late Queen of France

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

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

Somerrilie 907
tween the French and Imperialists, in The Incurious Bencher

ib. 908
which the former were conquered:

The Frogs' Choice

ib, 908
Campbell 842 The Oyster

ib. 909
A British War Song

8133 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

841 On Time

Anon, 910

Four Sonnets

Bowles 845
Lines spoken by Mr. Thomas Knox at the au-

nual Visitation at Tunbridge School 845 Various from

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

848--893 | The Children in the Wood

VARIOUS POEMS, &c. By DIFFERENT The Hunting in Chevy-Chace



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.

Island of Juan Fernandez
Couper 893 Willow, Willow, Willow


Ode to Peace

ib. 894 Barbara Allen's Cruelty


Human Frailty

ib. 894 The Frolicsome Duke, or Tinker's Good For-
On observing some Names of little Note re-

corded in the Biograpluia Britannica ib 894 Death's Final Conquest

The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm ih. 894 Gilderoy

On a Goldtinch 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, *95 Gentle River, gentle River

Percy 960
n 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 Țam-

The Jackdaw

ib. 896 worth

The Country Parson's Blessings
897 Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament

On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket being Corydon's doleful Knell

897 Old and young Courtier

The Happy Fireside

897 Loyalty confined


'Tho Retrospect of Life
897 To Althea, from Prison

An Invitation to the Country

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

Address to a Nightingale

Thomson 898 Childe Waters

Retaliation. A Poem

Goldsmith 898 The King and Miller of Mansfield


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

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

On Dr. Goldsinith's Characteristical Cookery. Unfading Beauty

A Jeu d'Esprit

Garrick 900 | The Hermit

Benttie 973

Jupiter and Mercury. A Fable ib: 900 A Pastoral Ballad, In Four Parts Sluenstone 973
The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the A Pastoral Ballad

Birron 975

Loss of Grildrig.

Guy 901 A Pastoral Ballad

Rour 975

A Receipt for stewing Vea!
ib. 901 A Fairy Tale

Parnell 976

Spring. An Ode

Dr. Jolinson 901 Song

Thwa/259 977

'Che Midsummer's Wish. An Ode ib. 902 The Barber's Nuptials


Autumn. An Ode

ib. 902 William and Margaret


Winter. An (de

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

ib. 903 Songs. By Dihdin

The Natural Beauty. To Stella ib. 903 PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES, &c.












9 1. An Address to the Deity. Thomson. And ye five other wand'ring fires that more FATHE "ATHER of light and life! Thou goon In mystic dance, not without song, resound

His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light SUPREME! O teach me what is good. Teach me THYSELF! Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth

Of 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 With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue And nourish all things; let your ceaxless change Sacred, substantial, never-fuling bliss ! [pure ; Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise $?. Adam and Eve, in a Morning Ily mn, call Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold,

From hill or streaming lake, dusky or grey, u por all the Parts of the Creation to join with

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

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

Or wet the thirsty carth with falling showers, Tuese are Thy glorious works, Parent of good, Rising or falling still advance his praise. Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself howwondrous then! Brcathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, yePines,

His praise, yeWinds,that from four quarters blow, l'aspeakable, who sitt'st above these Heavens With every plant in sign of worship ware. To us invisible, or dimly scen

Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Join voices, all ye living Souls ; ye Birds,

praise. Speak ve who best can tell, ye sons of light, That singing up to IIcaven's gate ascend, Angels ; for ye behold him, and with songs Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise. And cural symphonies, 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 crcep;
On Earth, join all ye creatures to extol Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
Him first, him last, him nidst, and witbont 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 praise.
If better thou belong not to the dawn, Hail universal Lord! be bounteous still
Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn To give ns only good, and if the night
With thy bright

circlet, praise him in thy sphere, Have gather'd aught of evil, or conceald,
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Thou Sun, of this great world both eye and soul, Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
Acknowledge him thy greater, sound bis praise

$ 3. On the Deity. In thy etemal course, both when thou climb'st,

Mrs. Barbauld. And when high noon hast gain d,and when thou I READ God's awful name emblazon'd high, fall'st.

With golden letters on th' illumin'd sky; Moon, that now meet'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 troc;

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

My daily Uranks employ,
With thee in shady solitudes l'walk, Nor is the least a cheerful lieart,
Willi thee in busy crowded cities talk ;

That tastes those 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 my 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 alarms, Wheri nature fails, and day and night
Secure within, the temple of thine arms,

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

Thy mesey shall adore. Then when the last, the closing hour draws Through all eternity to Theo nigh,

A joyful song I'll raise,
And earth recedes before my swimming eye; For 01 eternity's too short
When trembling on the doubtful edge of fate To ulter all thy praise'.
I stand, and stretch my view to either 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 liv'd to the, in ihce to die.

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

His presence shall my wants supply, § 4. llymn on Gratitude. Addison. And guard me with a watchful eye; When all thy mercics, O my God,

My noon-day walks he shall attend, My rising soul surveys ;

And all my inidnight hours defend. Transported with the view, I'm lost

When in the sultry glebe I faint, lo wonder, love, and praise.

Or on the thirsty mountains pant;

To fertile vales, and dewy meads, O how shall words with equal warmth

My weary wand'ring steps he leads ; 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 everspread,
And all my wants redress'd,
When in the silent womb I lay,

Vy stedfast heart shall fear no ill,

For thou, O Lord, art with me still; And hung upon the breasi.

Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, To all my weak complaints and cries And guide me through the dreadful shade. Thy mercy lent an ear,

Tho' in á bare and rugged var, Ere

yet ry feeble thoughts had learnt "To forin themselves in pray's.

Through devions lonely wiles I stray,

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

The barren wilderness shall smile, 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
With heedless steps I ran,

$6. Another Ilymn, from the beginning of the Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe,

19th Psalm. Addison. And led me up to man.

The spacious firmament on high,

With all the blue ethereal sky, Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, lı gently clear'd mny way,

And spangled Ileavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim « And through the pleasin, snares of vice,

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,
Reviv'd my soul with grace.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,

The moon takes up the wond'rons tale, Thy hounteous 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 stars that round her burn, Has doubled all my store.

and all the planets in their turn,


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