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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

AND

THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.

THE

ADDITIONAL LIVES
BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F. S. A,

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

COWLEY, |Denham, || Milton.

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1810.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY I LIBRARY

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CONTENTS.

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

III. To his Mistress ............ ..............

1656

IV On the Uncertainty of Fortune. A

The Bookseller's Advertisement to the Edition

Translation ............ ................

of 1674

V. In Commendation of the Time we live

Dedication

under, the Reigo of our gracious

The Author's Preface to his Juvenile Poems..

King Charles ............

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

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

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

Constantia and Pbiletus....

The Tragical History of Pyramus and Thisbe

MISCELLANIES.
SYLVA: OR DIVERS COPIES OF VERSES, MADE UPON

The Motto

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SUNDRY OCCASIONS.

Ode. Of Wit.

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..
Upon the happie Birth of the Duke ............ ib. On the Death of Sir Henry Wootton............
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

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chester, late Principal Secretary of State... ib. On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland ......
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

of Lincoln's Inn .........................

61 Prometheus ill-painted ... ..... ...

A Dream of Elysium ........

Ode

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

Song, on the same ............

To the Bishop of Lincoln, upon his Enlarge-

A Vote....

ment out of the Tower

A Poetical Revenge ..........

To a Lady who made Posies for Rings.........

To the Duchess of Buckingham

ib. Prologue to the Guardian : before the Prince

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

A. B.

..... ib. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey ........

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

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. ..... .............

his younger Brother

64 The Chronicle. A Ballad .......

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........

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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 .....

Knowledge. Against the Dogmatists ...... 75 | Answer to the Platonics
Reason, the Use of it in divine Matters......... The vain Love. Loving one first because she
On the Death of Mr. Crashaw ..........

could love Nobody, afterwards loving her

A Poem on the late civil War ......

with Desire ........

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

The Character of an Holy Sister ............... 83

83 | The Passions ....

Wisdom

The Despair ...........

108

ANACREONTIQUES : OR, SOME COPIES OP VERSES TRANS-

The Wish.....

ib.

LATED PARAPHRASTICALLY OUT OF ANACREON.

My Diet .....

J. Love ............

83 The Thief .............

JI. Drinking .................

84 All-over Love ...........

109

III. Beauty

ib. Love and Life .........

IV. The Duel

The Bargain ...............

V. Age ......................................

The long Life .......................

VI. The Account....... ...........

Counsel ...........

VII. Gold ...........

Resolved to be beloved ...............

VIIJ. The Epicure ...............

The same........

IX. Another..........

The Discovery...........................

X. The Grasshopper ............

Against Fruition ... .....................

XI. The Swallow ........

Love undiscovered .............. .....

Elegy upon Anacreon, who was choaked by a The given Heart ... ...................
Grapestonc. Spoken by the God of Love .. ib. The Prophet ...........................

The Resolution ............

112
Called Inconstant

VERSES WRITTEN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

The Welcome .....

Christ's Passion, taken out of a Greek Ode, The Ileart fled again .......

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

Oxford ............................................

........... 87 | The Soul .........

Ode. On Orinda's Poems... .....

Echo ...

Ode upon Occasion of a Copy of Verses of my The rich Rival .....
Lord Brogbill's ............

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

the University Library of Oxford ......... 89 Love's Ingratitude
Ode.-Sitting and drinking in the Chair made The Frailty ......

ib.

ont of the Relics of Sir Francis Drake's Coldness

Ship ..........

90 Enjoyment ......

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

Ode, upon Dr. Harvey ............ ...........

Beauty..........

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

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

turn .........

The Concealment ...........

On the Queen's repairing Somerset House ... The Monopoly ...........

The Complaint .......

The Distance ....................................

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

The Increase ..

tures of Five Hours....

98 Love's Visibility .............

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

Hymn to Light ................

99

tress............

To the Royal Society ...............

100 Resolved to love

Upon the Chair made out of Sir Francis My Pate .........

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

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

ford, Esquire ..........

101

Maidenhead...

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

Silence.............................................

The Dissembler ..............................

THE MISTRESS, OR SEVERAL COPIES OF LOVE-VERSES.

The Inconstant ..... ........................

The Request .............

102 | The Constant ..... ................................

The Thraldom....................

ib. | Her Name .................................

The given Love ............................

103 W eeping .............................................

The Spring ...........................

jb. Discretion ....

Written in Juice of Lemon

104 The Waiting-Maid ................................

Inconstancy................

ib. Counsel .............................................

Not fair ........

The Cure.............................................

Platonic Love ..............

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

The Change...............

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

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Her Unbelief ...........

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

PROSE.

The Gazers ............

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The Incurable.............................

Honour ......

I Of Liberty...........

186

The innocent III

Martial, Lib. I. Ep. lvi... ............. 190

Dialogue .........

Martial, Lib. II. Ep. liii................

ib,

Verses lost upon a Wager ........................

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

Bathing in the River ........... ..................

Ode upon Liberty ....................

191

Love given over ....................................

JI. Of Solitude ..............

192

The Force of Lore. Preserved from an Old

III. Of Obscurity ....... ...

193

Mapgscript ..........

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

11. 458 ...........

AND MANNER OF THE ODES OF PINDAR.

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...............

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 ..............

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

ib.

Tbe Muse ...........

VÍ. Of Greatness .........

204

To Mr. Hobbes...

Horace, Lib. III. Ode i ......... 206

Destiny ..........................................

VII. Of Avarice

rice ...............

207

Brutus ................

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

To Dr. Scarborough .......

VIII. The Dangers of an Honest Man in much

Life and Fame ...........

Company .........

The Extasy ...........................................

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

To the New Year.............. ..............

IX. The Shortness of Life, and Uncertainty

Life ............

135

of Riches

The XXXIVth Chapter of the Prophet Isaiah. ib. X. The Danger of Procrastination. A

The Plagues of Egypt .............

Letter to Mr. S. L. ....

Martial, Lib. V. Ep. lix ............. 213

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

IN FOUR BOOKS.

XI. Of Myself.....

214

215

Martial, Lib. X. Ep. xlvii.........

Book I. ......................................... 140

216

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

U......................................... 148

155

Epitaphium vivi Auctoris .....

IV. ....... .

....... 164 | A Proposition for the Advancement of Experi-

mental Philosophy .......
A Discourse, by way of Vision, concerning the ..
Government of Oliver Cromwell ......

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POEMS OF DENHAM,

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