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THE

WORKS

OF TUE

ENGLISH POETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

AND

THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.

THE

ADDITIONAL LIVES

BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F.S. A,

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

COWLEY, UDENHAM, :|| MILTON.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON: J. NICHOLS AND SON ; B. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON;

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1910.

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'HE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson ... 3 Ode I. On the Praise of Poetry

65

Elegia Dedicatoria ad Illustrissimam Aca-

11. That a Pleasant Poverty is to be pre-

demiam Cantabrigiensem

41

ferred before Discontented Riches... ib.
The Author's Preface to his Edition in Folio,

III. To his Mistress

ib.

1656

42 IV On the Uncertainty of Fortune. A

The Bookseller's Advertisement to the Edition

Translation

66

of 1674

48 V. In Commendation of the Time we live

Dedication

ib.

under, the Reign of our gracious

The Author's Preface to bis Juvenile Poems.. 49

King Charles

ib.

To the Reader............

ib. VI. On the Shortness of Man's Life

ib.

An Answer to an Invitation to Cambridge...... ib.

Constantia and Pbiletus.....

51

The Tragical History of Pyramus and Thisbe 56

MISCELLANIES.

SYLVA: OR DIVERS COPIES OF VERSES, MADE UPON

The Motto

67

SUNDRY OCCASIONS.

Ode. Of Wit....

ib.

De felici partu, Reginæ Mariæ ...

59 To the Lord Falkland, for his safe Return from

In felicissimam Reginæ Mariæ Fertilitatem 60 the Northern Expedition against the Scots.. 68

Upon the happie Birth of the Duke

ib. On the Death of Sir Henry Wootton......... ib.

An Elegy on the Death of the Right Honour- On the Death of Mr. Jordan, Second Master
· able Dudley, Lord Carleton, Viscount Dor- at Westminster School

ib.
chester, late Principal Secretary of State... ib. On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland. 69
An Elegy on the Death of my loving Friend On the Death of Sir Anthony Vandyck, the
and Cousin, Mr. Richard Clarke, Gent, late famous Painter

ib.

of Lincoln's Inn ...

61 Prometheus ill-painted

70

A Dream of Elysium

4. Ode.

ib.

On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland 62 Friendship in Absence

ib.

Song, on the same

ib. To the Bishop of Lincoln, upon his Enlarge-

A Vote......

ib. ment out of the Tower

ib.

A Poetical Revenge

63 | To a Lady who made Posies for Rings.......... 71

To the Duchess of Buckingham

ib. Prologue to the Guardian: before the Prince ib.

To his very much honoured Godfather, Mr. The Epilogue ....

A. B......

ib. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey

72

An Elegy on the Death of Jobn Littleton, Esq. Ode in Imitation of Horace's Ode V. Book I.. 73

Son and Heir to Sir Thomas Littleton, who In Imitation of Martial's Epigram, L. V. Ep.

was drowned leaping into the Water to save

XX. ...

ib.

his younger Brother

64 The Chronicle. A Ballad ....... ........ ib,

A Translation of Verses upon the Blessed Vir- To Sir William Davenant, upon his Two First

gin, written in Latin by the Right Worship- Books of Gondibert, finished before his

ful Dr. A.

ib. Voyage to America......

74

....

ib.

ib.

Page

Page

An Answer to a Copy of Verses sent me to Clad all in White

105

Jersey

74 Leaving me, and then loving many

ib.

The Tree of Knowledge. That there is no My Heart discovered

106
Knowledge. Against the Dogmatists 75 Answer to the Platonics

ib.

Reason, the Use of it in divine Matters........ ib. The vain Love. Loving one first because she

On the Death of Mr. Crashaw

76 could love Nobody, afterwards loving her

A Poem on the late civil War

ib. with Desire

ib.

The Puritan and the Papist. A Satire......... 81

The Soul ..

.....

107

The Character of an Holy Sister

83 | The Passions

ib.

Wisdom

The Despair

108

ANACREONTIQUES : OR, SOME COPIES OF VERSES TRANS-

The Wish.........

ib.

LATED PARAPHRASTICALLY OUT OF ANACREON.

My Diet .........

ib.

1. Love

83 | The Thief

ib,

JI. Drinking

84 All-over Love

109

III. Beauty

ib. Love and Life

ib.

IV. The Duel

ib. Tbe Bargain

ib.

V. Age

ib. The long Life

ib.

VI. The Account.......

ib. Counsel

110

VII. Gold

85 Resolved to be beloved

ib.

VIII. The Epicure

ib. The same.....

ib.

IX. Another.......

ib. The Discovery..

ib.

X. The Grasshopper

ib. Against Fruition

111

XI. The Swallow

ib. Love undiscovered

ib.

Elegy upon Anacreon, who was choaked by a The given Heart .

ib.
Grapestone. Spoken by the God of Love .. ib. The Prophet

ib.

The Resolution

112

Called Inconstant

ib.

VERSES WRITTEN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

The Welcome

ib:

Christ's Passion, taken out of a Greek Ode, The Heart fed again

ib.
written by Mr. Masters, of New College in Women's Superstition.....

ib.

Oxford

87 | The Soul

113

Ode. On Orinda's Poems...

88 Echo

ib.

Ode upon Occasion of a copy of Verses of my The rich Rival

ib.

Lord Brogbill's

ib. Against Hope

ib.

Ode. Mr. Cowley's Book presenting itself to For Hope....

114

the University Library of Oxford

89 Love's Ingratitude

ib.

Ode.-Sitting and drinking in the Chair made

The Frailty

ib.

ont of the Relics of Sir Francis Drake's Coldness

ib.

Ship

90 Enjoyment

ib.

Upon the Death of the Earl of Balcarres...... ib. Sleep

115

Ode, upon Dr. Harvey

91 Beauty.

ib.

Ode, from Catullus. Acme, and Septimius 92 The Parting.

ib.
Ode upon his Majesty's Restoration and Re- My Picture

116

ib. The Concealment

ib.

On the Queen's repairing Somerset House 96 | The Monopoly

The Complaint

ib. The Distance

On Colonel Tuke's Tragi-comedy, The Adven- The Increase

ib.

tures of Five Hours......

98 Love's Visibility

117

On the Death of Mrs. Katharine Philips ib: | Looking on, and discoursing with, his Mis-

Hymn to Light

99 tress.....

ib.

To the Royal Society.

100 Resolved to love

ib.

Upon the Chair made out of Sir Francis

My Fate

ib,

Drake's Ship, presented to the University The Heart-breaking

118

Library of Oxford, by John Davis, of Debt- The Usurpation

ib.

ford, Esquire

101 Maidenhead...................

ib.

Prologue to the Cutter of Colman Street ...... ib. Impossibilities

turn ......

ib.
ib.
...... 194

ib,

Silence....

119

The Dissembler

ib,

THE MISTRESS, OR SEVERAL COPIES OF LOVE-VERSES.

The loconstant

The Request

102 | The Constant

The Thraldom......

ib. Her Name

120

The given Love

103 Weeping

The Spring

ib. Discretion

Written in Juice of Lemon

104 The Waiting-Maid

Inconstancy...

ib. 1 Counsel

121

Not fair

ib. The Cure.....

Platonic Love

ib.

..................... 105 The Separation

The Change.........

ib. | The Tree .......

ib.

ib.

ib.

jb.

ib.

ib.

ib.

AND MANNER OF THE ODES OF PINDAR.

........ 199

Page

Her Unbelief

121 SEVERAL DISCOURSES, BY WAY OF ESSAYS, IX VERSE AND

The Gazers

ib,

PROSE.

The Incurable...

ib.

Page

Honour

ib. I Of Liberty

186

The innocent III
122 Martial, Lib. I. Ep. Ivi...

190

Dialogue

123 Martial, Lib. II. Ep. lui..........

ib,

Verses lost upon a Wager

ib. Martial, Lib. II. Ep. Ixviii...

ib.

Bathing in the River

ib. Ode upon Liberty

191

Love given over

194 JI. Of Solitude

192

The Force of Lore. Preserved from an Old III. Of Obscurity

193

Manuscript

ib. Seneca, ex Thyeste, Act II. Chor.

Epigram, on the Power of Love.................. 125

IV, Of Agriculture...

195

A Translation out of Virgil, Georg. Lib.

PINDARIC ODES, WRITTEN IN IMITATION OF THE STYLE

II. 458..

198

Hor. Epod. Ode II

The Country Mouse. A Paraphrase upon

Preface

ib.

Horace, Book II. Sat vi.

200

The Second Olympic Ode of Pindar

126

A Paraphrase upon the 10th Epistle of

The First Nemæan Ode of Pindar...

128

the First Book of Horace. Horace to

The Praise of Pindar. In Imitation of Horace's

Fuscus Aristius......

ib.

Second Ode. Book IV.

129

The Country Life. Lib. IV. Plantarum. 201

The Resurrection

ib. V. The Garden ......

ib.

The Muse .... ................................ 150

VI. Of Greatness

204

To Mr. Hobbes...

131

Horace, Lib. III. Ode i

206

Destiny

ib.

VII. Of Avarice

207

Brutus,

.......................... 132

Paraphrase on Horace, B. III. Od.xvi ... 208

To Dr. Scarborough

ib. VIII. The Dangers of an Honest Man in much

Life and Fame ....

133

Company

209

The Extasy

134

Claudian's Old Man of Verona .......... 211

To the New Year...

ib.

IX. The Shortness of Life, and Uncertainty

Life

135

of Riches

ib.

The XXXIVth Chapter of the Prophet Isaiah. ib.

X. The Danger of Procrastination. A

The Plagues of Egypt.

136

Letter to Mr. S. L.

Martial, Lib. V. Ep. lix

213

DAVIDEIS, A SACRED POEM OF THE TROUBLES OF DAVID, Martial, Lib. II, Ep. XC ..........

ib.

IN FOUR BOOKS.

XI, Of Myself.......

214

Book I.

140 Martial, Lib. X. Ep. xlvii.

215

II.

148 Martial, Lib. X. Ep. xcvi...

216

III.

ib

155

Epitaphium vivi Auctoris

IV.

164

A Proposition for the Advancement of Experi-
mental Philosophy.

ib.
A Discourse, by way of Vision, concerning the

Government of Oliver Cromwell ............. 173

........ 212

his Majesty by the decimation of his Scottish

The Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson........ 223 subjects there

244

Dedication.

231 On Mr. Tho. Killegrew's return from Venice,

Cooper's Hill

235 and Mr. William Murrey's from Scotland .. ib.

The Destruction of Troy. An Essay on the To Sir John Mennis, being invited from Calais
Second Book of Virgil's Æneis, written in to Bologne to eat a Pig

245

the year 1636......

238 | Natura Naturata.........

ib.

On the Earl of Stafford's Trial and Death 243 Sarpedon's Speech to Glaucus in the Twelfth
To a Person of Honour, on bis incomparable Book of Homer

ib.

Poern

ib. Martial. Epigram

246

Elegy on the Death of Henry Lord Has. Friendship and Single Life, against Love and

tings........

ib. Marriage

ib.

On my Lord Croft's and my Journey into Po- On Mr. Abraham Cowley's Death, and Burial
land, from whence we brought 10,0001. for

amongst the Ancient Poets.......

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