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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS.

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

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YBINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND E. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON;
LEIGH AND SOTHEBY ; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICHOL AND SON; T. PAYNE ; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES ; T. EGERTON ; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN; J. WALKER ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE;
R LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO. ; J. STOCKDALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN ; CLARKE AND SONS;
3. WHITE AND CO. ; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME ; CADELL AND DAVIES ; J. BARKER ; JOHN RICHARDSON;
J. M. RICHARDSON; J. CARPENTER; B. CROSBY ; E. JEFFERY ; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER ; J. AND A. ARCH; BLACK,
PAKRY, AND KINGSBURY ; J. BOOKER ; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING ; J. MACKINLAY ; J. HATCHARD; R. H. EVANS;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH; J. ASPEKNE; P. AND W, WYNNE; AND W. GRACE, DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

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CONTENTS.

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HE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers 3 Anna Maria W-df-rd

26

Dedication

7 Minerva mistaken

ib,

Advertisement to the Reader.

9 i The Magi. A sacred Eclogue

27.

Epithalamium on the royal Nuptials..

11 On Mr. Pope's Works. Written soon after his

Beauty and Music. Au Ode

13 Death

ib.

The despairing Maiden

14 Epitaph on my Father. In the Parish-Church

The despa ring Lover
ib. of Brough, Westmoreland

29
To the Author of Leonidas, a Poem. An Epistle. 15 Epitaph on my Mother. In the Parish-Church
Ode Brurnalis: Ad Amicum Oxoniensein... 16 of Brough, Westmorela od

ib.
Winter; a translation of Ode Brumalis. By Written in the Holy Bible

ib.
the reverend Mr. Tattersal, late Fellow of On a Present of three Roses from lanthe...... ib.

Trinity College, Cambridge

17 Cupid mistaken

30

Ode Verpalis: Ad Amicum Oxoniensem 18 Cupid in love; or, Stella and the Wasp.

Spring; a translation of Ode Vernalis. By Anacreontic...

the reverend Mr. Tattersal, late Fellow of On writing Laura's Name in the Snow. Thirsis

Trinity College, Cambridge

ib. and Damon

ib,

The Nativity. A college Exercise, 1736 19 | Epilogue to Cato. Spoken by a young Gentle-

The Bower

20 man in the Character of Marcia, before a

The Lover

21 private Audience

ib.

The Lover's Night

ib. The happy Life

31

To a Friend on bis Marriage. An Ode...... 22 The Wedding-Morn. A Dream

ib.
On the Death of Mr. Wearing, the famous An Hymn to May
Musician at Oxford.

ib. The new Lyre, To a friend......
To Dr. Linden, on bis Treatise on chalybeate

Sickness, a Puem: in five Books.
Warers.

ib.
Paradise Regained. To a Friend

ib.

ib.

Book I.

Coresus and Callirhoe. A Tale......

11. The Palace of Disease

41

ib.

To Miss Addison. On seeing Mr Rowe's Monu-

III. The Progress of Sickness

45

IV. The Recovery

48

ment in Westminster Abbey, erected at the

52

Expense of his Widow..

25

V, The Thanksgiving

The Milkmaid

ib.

An Hymn in Sickness

56

26 Gratitude. A Poem on the Countess of Poin-

ib. fret's Benefactions to the University of Ox-

The morning Lark. Anacreontic .............

ib. 1. ford ...

ib.

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The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers......... 71 | The Cobbler of Cripplegate's Letter to Robert

The Author's Apology....

75 Lloyd, A. M..

124

The Actor. Addressed to Bonnel Thornton, On Rhyme. A familiar Epistle to a friend... 125

Esq.

76 | A familiar Epistle. To a Friend who sent the

The Poetry Professors

178

Author a Hamper of Wine .....

128

The Cit's Country-Box, 1757...

82 The Candle and Snuffers. A Fable

130

Genius, Envy, and Time, a Pable; addressed The Temple of Favour. To William Kenrick ib.

to William Hogarth, Esq...

81 The Spirit of Contradiction. A Tale

132

The Hare and Tortoise, 1757. A Fable 82 A familiar Epistle to

135

The Satyr and Pedlar, 1757

83 Charity. A Fragment. Inscribed to the rev.

The Nightingale, the Owl, and the Cuckoo, a Mr. Hanbury

Fable; addressed to David Garrick, Esq. on The Whim. An Epistle to Mr. W. Wotty 135

the Report of his retiring from the Stage, Ode to Genius

137

Dec. 1760......

ib. Prologus, 1757

ib.

A Tale

84 | Prologus, 1758

ib.

Shakspeare ; an Epistle to Mr. Garrick 86 Prologus in Adelphos, 1759

138
An Epistle to C.Churchill, Author of the Ros-

Epilogus in Adelphos, 1759 ....

ib.

ciad

87 Recte statuit Baxterus de Somniorum Phe-

Epistle to J. B. Esq. 1757

89 nomenis .....

ib.

Epistle to the same, 1757

90 Carmina ad nobilissimum Thomam Ducem de

To ****, about to publish a Volume of Mis Newcastle....

139
cellanies written in the Year 1755... . ib. Ad Cancellarium.....

ib.
To George Colman, Esq. A familiar Epistle. Latin Version of Gray's Elegy in a Country
Written January 1, 1761. From Tissington Church-yard

ib.

in Derbyshire

91 Song by Pope, and Latin Translation

141

Two Odes. Ode I.

93 Part of Homer's Hymn to Apollo. Translated

II. To Oblivion

94 fro the Greek

142

The Progress of Envy. Written in the Year From Catullus......

144

1751

ib. The first Book of the Henriade

ib.

Prologue to the Jealous Wife. Spoken by An Imitation from the Spectator

148

Mr. Garrick.........

97 A Ballad. — Ye shepherds so careless and

Prologue, inte:ided to have been spoken at

gay

ib.

Drury Lane Theatre, on his Majesty's Birth To Chloe

149

day, 1761......

ib. To the Moon

ib.

Prologue to Hecuba. Spoken by Mr. Garrick, Song.--The beanty which the gods bestow 150

1761 ...

ib. To the rev. Mr. Hanbury of Church-Langton,

Ode spoken on a public Occasion at West Leicestershire, on his Plantation

ib.

minster School.......

98 Sent to a Lady, with a Seal

ib.

The Tears and Triumph of Parnassus: an Ode, Epistle to a Friend

ib.

set to Music, and performed at Drury Lane,

1760.

ib.

Arcadia. A dramatic Pastoral

100

SONGS

An Epistle to Mr. Colman. Written in the

Year 1756

102

The Puff. A Dialogue between the Bookseller Air I. While the cool and gentle breeze 151

and Author. Prefixed to the St. James's

II. Though my features I'm told..... ib.

Magazine, September, 1762

103 III. 'Tis thus in those toys ...

ib.

Chit-chat. An Imitation of Theocritus, Idyll.xv. 105 IV. When the head of poor Tummas was

A Dialogue between the Author and his Friend 108

broke

ib.

The Poet. An Epistle to C. Churchill

111

V. When vapours o'er the ineadow die . 152

The two Rubric Posts. A Dialogue.

113 VI. Yes that's a magazine of arms

Song:--Thongh winter its desolate reign 114 VII. Go seek some nymph of humbler

A familiar Epistle to J. B. Esq. .

ib.

lot

ib,

The Milkmaid

116 VIII. Thus laugh'd at, jilted, and betray'd, ib.

A familiar Epistle, from the rev. Mr. Hanbury's

IX. Thank you, ladies, for your care...... ib.

Horse, to the rev. Mr. Scot....

117 X. The flowers which grace their native

The New River Head. A Tale. Attempted

beds

ib.

in the Manner of Mr. C. Dennis. Inscribed

XI. When late a simple rustic lass ib.

to John Wilkes, Esq.

118 XII. How strange the mode which truth

A familiar Letter of Rhymes. To a Lady ... 121

neglects

ib.

The Cobbler of Tessington's Letter to David XI. For various purpose serves the fan... ib.

Garrick, Esq. 1761 .....

123

XIV. If tyrant love with cruel dart.......... ib.

ib.

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