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TOWERS's Memoirs of the King of the Ifland bearing that

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Revolution Oration,
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TRANSACTIONS of the Royal

Irish Academy, 203, 511

of the Royal

Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 1.

continued,

31, 532

TRAPAUD'S Account of the P.
of Wales's Ifland,
TRAVELLERS, a Comedy, 373
TRENCK, Baron, Memoirs of,
255, 274
TRIAL of Major Browne, 71
TRIMMER'S (Mrs.) Sunday
Scholar's Manual.
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Sunday School Ca-

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Sacred History, 562
TRIUMPH of Volpone, 360
TURNER on the Converfion of
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WALTON-water, account of, 88

WARTON's Edit. of Milton's Po-
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Letter to, on his Edi-

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WATSON's (Bishop) Sermons and

Tracts,

186

WAYS and Means, a Comedy 370

WHITE'S Tranflation of Cicero's

Orations,

434

WHITEHOUSE's Poems,

159

WHITING'S Gentleman's and

Schoolmaster's Affiftant, 458

WIDOW of Kent,
WILKES's Speeches,
WILLIAMS's Edition of Morrice
on Social Religion,
WILLIAMS on the Earth's

meter,

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WILMER On Herniæ,
WILSON'S Account of the Pelew

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GENERAL

TO THE

INDEX

MONTHLY

REVIEW,

From its Commencement, to the End of the Seventieth Volume.
By the Rev. S. AYS COUGH,
COMPILER OF THE CATALOGUE OF UNDESCRIBED MANUSCRIPTS
IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

Containing a Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets charac-
terized, with the Size and Price of each Article, and References
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AT
T length this Compilement, fo long and fo frequently called
for by our Readers, hath made its appearance; and we hope
it will answer the expectations of those who have been so defirous of
fuch a Publication. Of the manner in which the Work hath been
executed, fome idea may be formed, by attending to the following
extract from the Compiler's Preface.

The FIRST Volume contains an Index to the Titles, AUTHORS'
NAMES, Sixes and Prices, of all the Books and Pamphlets (digefted
under their respective claffes) which are characterized in the Reviews,
from the beginning of the Work, in 1749, to the end of the SEVEN-
TIETH Volume, which was finished in the year 1784.

"In respect to the Prices of Books and Pamphlets, they are given.
as they ftand in the Reviews. The names of the Bookfellers and
Publishers will be found in the Reviews themselves; to which the
reader is conftantly directed, by the First Volume, or Catalogue part,
as we may term it, of this Work.

For the accommodation of those who may wish to know what
hath been written by or concerning any particular Author, during
the period of the Reviews, an INDEX to ALL the Names is added to
the TABLE of CONTENTS, of which the First Volume confifts.

"In the SECOND VOLUME is given an INDEX to the principal
Extracts, Observations, and remarkable Paffages. As thefe mate-
rials could not be fo properly arranged in Claffes as those of the First
Volume, they are wholly comprehended under one General Alpha-
bet; and the particulars are literally copied from the original In-
dexes, fubjoined to the different Volumes of the Review."

To what Mr. A. hath observed, we need only to add one re-
mark, viz. That even to readers who are not poffeffed of fets of the
Review, these volumes will be of great use, as they may, with stric
truth, be affirmed to comprehend the most general, and most com-
plete priced Catalogue that ever was offered to the Public.

It may be further obferved, with respect to those whofe fets of
the Review are incomplete, that to fuch perfons, this publication
will be found peculiarly ufeful, as it will, in fome measure, fupply
the want of those volumes of Review in which their fets are deficient,
and which, perhaps, are no where to be procured.'

REV. March, 1786.

THE

MONTHLY REVIEW,

For JULY, 1788.

ART. I. Poems upon feveral Occafions, English, Italian, and Latin, with Tranflations, by John Milton: viz. Lycidas, l'Allegro, il' Penferofo, Arcades, Comus, Odes, Sonnets, Mifcellanies, Englih Pfalms, Elegiarum Liber, Epigrammatum Liber, Sylvarum Liber. With Notes critical and explanatory, and other Illuftrations, by Thomas Warton, Fellow of Trinity College, and late Profeffor of Poetry at Oxford. 8vo. 8s. Boards. Dodfley. 1785.

WE

E fhould deem it neceffary to begin this article with offering fome apology to the Public for having fo long poftponed the account of the work now before us, were we not perfuaded that all our Readers muft do us the juftice to recollect, that our labours, like thofe of other men, will fometimes meet with unavoidable interruptions. Of this, indeed, the late appearance of Mr. Warton's edition of the fmaller poems of Mil ton, in our monthly Journal, may be adduced as an inftance: for this is not a work which we could have overlooked, but the confideration of which has been hitherto protracted, from circumftances painful to our recollection.

That thele Juvenile Poems should have attracted Mr. Warton's attention, we may mention as a proof of an elegant tafte, while the many notes with which he has enriched them entitle him to confiderable, though not to unalloyed, praise.

Milton is undoubtedly the most learned of all our English poets; and he has fo interwoven his learning with his poetry, that his readers will gladly accept the affiftance of an able annotator. For this office his prefent Editor is peculiarly qualified, being not only converfant with the elegant remains of Grecian and Roman learning, but intimately acquainted likewife, as his valuable Hiftory of English Poetry fufficiently teftifies, with thofe treafures of Gothic and old English literature with which Milton, in his younger years, appears to have been fingularly delighted, and to which frequent allufions are made even in the Paradife Loft.

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Confiderable

Confiderable pleasure have we received from this learned attempt to illuftrate the obfcurities, and to difplay, and give additional effect to, the beauties of our great poet; who, little dejected by the neglect of his cotemporaries, looked forward with the calmness and confidence of confcious merit, to the impartiality of a future generation ;-perfuaded that a cordatior atas was not far diftant, when a juft tribute would be paid to his poetical abilities.

Tum (fays he in his Ode to Roufe) livore fepulto,
Si quid meremur fana pofteritas fciet.

To behold the fulfilment of fuch predictions always affords pleafure;-in the cafe of Milton we contemplate it with fingular fatisfaction. Thofe violent party-prejudices which are well known to have been induftriously propagated after the Reftoration, both against the political and religious principles he espoused (and which, fo far from being extinct, have excited the acrimony of his lateft Critic and Biographer), contributed to render those of his own and the following age infenfible to the exquifite charms of his Mufe.

The poems, we find, which are here prefented to the Public, accompanied with the annotations and illuftrations of Mr. W. were publifhed almoft thirty years before the appearance of the Paradife Loft: during which interval they were fo totally difregarded, at leaft by the general reader, as fcarcely to confer on their author the reputation of a writer of verfes, much less the diftinction and character of a true poet; and even after the publication of that immortal work, they long continued to remain in their original ftate of neglect and obfcurity. How little he was esteemed as a poet, or at least how extremely averse the writers of that period were to contribute to his poetic fame, may be inferred from a circumftance or two that are mentioned by Mr. Warton in his ingenious Preface:

In an old Mifcellany, quaintly called NAPS ON PARNASSUS, and printed in 1658, there is a recital of the most excellent English poets, who, according to this Author's enumeration, are Chaucer, Lydgate, Hardyng, Spencer, Drayton, Shakespeare, Jonfon, Donne, Beaumont and Fletcher, Sandys, Cowley, and Cleveland, with some others then living, and perhaps in fashion, but now forgotten. But there is not a fyllable of the writer of L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO, and COMUS. Nor is there the quantity of an hemiftich quoted from any of these poems in the collections of those who have digefted the beauties or phrafes of the English Poets, from 1655 to 1738 inclufively; though the author of one of thefe collections promises to

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give the reader the great images that are found in our poets who are truly great, as well as their topics and moral reflections;" and the compiler of another profeffes chiefly to confider" neglected and expiring merit, and to revive and preserve the excellencies which time and oblivion were upon the point of cancelling, rather than to repeat

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