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The Misery of a Town-Life, and the Happiness of

a Couirtry-Life; exemplified in the Story of the

Town-Mouse and Country-Mouse °*

An Elegy written in a Country Church-yard - 09

Hymn to Adversity -" \a

Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College - - /4

Ode on the Death of a favourite Cat, drowned in a Tub

of Gold Fishes - "11

Advice to a Lady - - * "'

The Lady's Looking-Glass - - °*

The Garland - - - * ',

The various Effects of Pride - - °dr

Character of a Fox-hunter - r J

Character of a Florist - - * ib'd'

Character of a Fop and a Sloven - "07

Character of a Levee-hunter - - °7

Affectation of Delicacy ridiculed - - ?8

The Emptiness of Riches - 2Did.

On Procrastination °"

On the Being of a God - - • - 90

The Ignorance of Man, with regard to the general

Laws of the Universe, a Reason why he should be

contented with his present State - 91

Our Happiness partly owing to our Ignorance of future .

Events, partly to our Hope of a future State - 93

The Unreasonableness of our Complaints against Pro-

vidence - - - -9*

Order and Subordination prevail through all the Works

of God, which form one entire Whole - '95

The different Offices of Reason and Self-Lov^ - 97

On ths Passions - 98

The whole Universe one System of Society - 103

The State of Nature - - - 10*

Reason instructed by Instinct in the Invention of Arts,

and in Forms of Society - ibid.

The Gifts of Fortune unequally distributed: Happiness

does not consist in the Superabundance of these, but

in Health, Peace, and Contentment - - 1QV5

Honour consists in acting our Part well - - 107

Virtue the sole Foundation of Happiness - - ibid.

Characters are given according to the Rank of Men in

the World - - - - 109

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The Subject of Paradise Lost-Invocation of the Muse
-Man's Disobedience-Loss of Paradise-baton ^

driven out of Heaven -" .186

Satan lying on the burning Lake - lg»

Description of Satan's Shield and Spear ^ - .^^

Pandemonium -" .18^

An Address to Light -" ;^0

Satan's Speech to the Sun - ", • 1o2

Satan's Approach to Paradise -That Place descnbed lg

Satan's first Sight of Adam and Eve -
Eve gives an Account of what first befel her after her .^

Creation - " " . 1Q.4

A Description of Night - * _ ;og

Eve describes her Happiness in Adam s Company J

Rencounter between Gabriel and Satan in Paradise m

The Morning Hymn of Adam and Eve - »

Raphael's Descent from Heaven to Paradise -

Encounter beween Abdiel and Satan: Beginning ot

the first Battle of the Angels " "^

Encounter between Michael and Satan - 2Q1

Address to the Muse Urania - " 202

The Creation of the World described -

The first Appearance of the Sun and Moon - 2Q4

The Creation of Birds described - "_ .^

The Deity resolves to create Man -"

Adam gives an Account of his Condition and Senti-

ments immediately after his Creation - 2qq

Adam's Description of Eve -

Eve parts with Adam—The Serpent finds her; and is

so strongly affected with her Beauty and Innocence,

that he almost lays aside his hellish Design - ^1

Adam's Lamentation over Eve, upon her eating the

forbidden Fruit; and his Resolution to share the

same Fate with her - - "f

Eve's Lamentation upon her being doomed to quit ^

Paradise - - " ".b;d

A Hymn to Contentment - -

A Night>Piece on Death -

Health; an Eclogue - - g

A Contemplation on Night - -

A Thought on Eternity - - "i l

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his Picture of King George I. 21 s

Grongar Hill -"

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labour recommended '- 224

Country Workhouses proposed—A Description of one

—Good Effects of industry - - 225

A wise King, and an impartial Judge, instanced in the

Conduct of Henry V. and Lord Chief Justice Gas-

coigne '- - - . 228

The Vanity of Power, and the Misery of Kings; a

Dialogue between Scroop and Richard II. - 230

The Upbraidings of a Father, and the Piety of a Son;

a Dialogue between King Henry IV. and Prince

. Henry - - - - 231

Undaunted Courage in the Midst of Danger. Henry

V. to his Soldiers - - - 234

The World compared to a Stage . - 236

Honour ought to be conferred on Merit only - ibid.

Mercy - - - - 237

Music - - . - ibid.

The Power of Imagination - - 238

Description of a Man'swimming ashore - ibid.

The Vanity of Human Nature - - ibid.

Concealed Love ... ibid.

A beautiful Person petitioning in vain - 23f/

Description of Cleopatra's sailing down the Cydnus ibid.

Inborn Royalty - - - 240

Real Grief - ■ . - - ibid.

A Father's Advice*to his Son, going to travel - ibid,

Hamlet on the Appearance of his Fathers Ghost - 241

Hamlet's Soliloquy on De'ath - - ibid.

Cato's Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul . 242

On Flattery, and Firmness of Mind - - 243

Peace after Civil War - - 244

Hotspur's Description of a finical Courtier - ibid.

A gallant Warrior - - 245

Rumour ... - ibid.

On Sleep .... . . 246

King Henry the Fifth's Eloquence - - ibid.

The Commonwealth of Bees - - 247

Description of a Fleet setting Sail - « ibid.

Description of Night in a Camp . - - 2.18

The Happiness of a Shepherd's Life '• - 24 c)

The Vicissitudes of Life - - - ibid.

Cardinal Wolsey's Speech to Cromwell - 250

News-Tellers on the Death of Arthur - 251

Patriotism - - * '■251

Cassius in Contempt of Caesar - - ibid.

Ambition covered with specious Humility - 252

Against the Fear or Death - » ibid.

Anthony's Funeral Oration upon Caesar - ibid.

Brutus to Cassius - 253

Opportunity to be seized in all Affairs - 254

Anthony's Character of Brutus - . ibid.

Lear's passionate Exclamations amidst the Tempest ibid.

Description of Dover-Cliff - - 255

An oppressed Country - - ibid.

Othello's Relation of hs Courtship to the Senate 256

Beputation - - - - 257

Banishment; Consolation under it - ibid.

Thoughts ineffectual to moderate Afflictions - 258

England r ibid.

The Sun rising after a dark Night - - 259

The Cares of Royalty - - - ibid.

Submission to Heaven, our Duty - - ibid.

The Vanity of Trust in Man - - , ibid.

Queen Margaret upbraiding Queen Anne, the Consort

of.Richard III. ... 260

On Dreams - - - ibid.

Description of an Apothecary and his Shop - 261

Adversity the Test of real Merit - . 262

The Character of Troilus - ibid.

Solitude "preferred to a Court-Life, and the Advantages

of Adversity ... ibid.

Gratitude in an old Servant - - 263

A merry• Man - - - ibid.

Virtue given to be exerted - - 264

Affected Gravity - - . - ibid.

The Deceit of Ornament or Appearances - ibid.

Female Friendship - - . 365

Modest Duty always acceptable r - ibid.

Youthful Innocence - - . - 266

Part of the Kings despairing Soliloquy in Hamlet ibid.

A Health - - - . 267

Reflections on a Crown .\ ibid.

The Miseries of boyalty - ► ibid.

The Miseries of War .- - ■«, 208

A good Conscience - - - 269

Adyice - ibid.

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