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A worthless Person can claim no Merit from

the Virtues of his Ancestors

ib. 720


The same

The Love of our Country the greatest of

Thomson 720

IV. Whitehead 791

In what Philosophy really consists Thomson 721
Scipio restoring the captive Princess to her
Royal Lover

The Blessings of Peace-Providence

ib. 721
ib. 721
ib. 7221

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ib. 729

Echo: a Song

ib. 730

Adonis's Garden-Affections-Ambition - 730
Anguish-Arbor--Avarice-Bashfulness 731
Another--Beauty-Boar-Bower of Bliss 732
Bower of Proteus



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Discord's House-Dolphin

Milton 723 |
ib. 724

ib. 726

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Garden of Adonis---Devastation which Time
makes in this Garden--Descriptionof Jupiter,
--Guyon conducted by Mammon through a
Cave under Ground, to see his Treasure--
Description of Despair and her Speech


742 Elegy--Elegy to Pity


Description of the Vision conjured up by



Hill 722

Rowe 722


Description of Armida's wonderful Parrot 755

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Leonidas's Address to his Countrymen-An-
swer to the Persian Ambassador-Pathetic
Farewell of Leonidas to his Wife and Family 755
Characters of Teribazus and Ariana-Ariana
and Polydorus come by Night into the
Persian Camp

Ode to Simplicity

Ode on the Poetical Character

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· 756

Bowles 758

On the Recovery of a Lady of Quality from
the Small Pox

Ode to Pity

Ode to Fear

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Extract from a Poem on his own approaching


Michael Bruce 768

Sonnet to twilight

Miss Williams 768

Sonnet to Expression

ib. 768
ib. 768

Sonnet to Hope

Sonnet to the Moon

ib. 768


Anon. 767

Ode,written in the Year 1746-Ode to Mercy

-Ode to Liberty


ib. 771

Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Colonel
Charles Ross, in the Action at For
Written in May, 1745


Ode to Evening--Ode to Peace-The Man-

ners, an Ode

The Passions. An Ode to Music

ib. 769
Collins 769
ib. 769
ib. 770
ib. 770

ib. 774

ib. 775
Crabbe 776
ib. 776
ib. 777


By an error of the press this poem is attributed to Mr. Lisle Bowles instead of Dr. Lisle, seve-
ral of whose poetical pieces are to be found in Dodsley's Collection. Edit. 1758.

ib. 773

Funeral of the Lady of the Manor
Funeral of an antient Maiden
Funeral of Isaac Ashford, a virtuous Pea


Collins 779

An Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas Han-
mer, on his Edition of Shakspeare's Works
Dirge in Cymbeline, sung by Guiderus and
Arviragus over Fidele, supposed to be

Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson
Verses written on a Paper which contained a
Piece of Bride-Cake

ib. 779

ib. 782

To a Mouse, on turning her up in her Nest
with the Plough, in November 1785 Burns 782
To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down
with the Plough, in April 1786
An Essay upon unnatural Flights in Poetry
Lansdown 783

ib. 782

On the Invention of Letters
The Answer -- On a Spider
The Extent of Cookery
Slender's Ghost

ib. 781
ib. 781

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The Inquiry. Written in the last Century
The diverting History of John Gilpin; show-
ing how he went farther than he intended,
and came safe home again

En Evening Contemplation in a College; in

Imitation of Gray's Elegy in a Country


Cowper 784

Duncombe 787
The Three Warnings. A Tale Mrs. Thrale 788
The Cit's Country Box
Lloyd 789
Report of an adjudged Case, not to be found
in any of the Books
Cowper 790
A Canto
Berenger 790

On the Birth Day of Shakspeare.


Hamlet's Soliloquy imitated
To the Memory of George Lewis Langton,
Esq. who died on his Travels to Rome
Shipley 792

The Brewer's Coachman

Taylor 72

Ode on the Death of Matzel, a favorite Buil-

fach. Addressed to Philip Stanhope, Esq.

(natural Son to the Earl of Chesterfield) to

whom the Author had given the Reversion

of it when he left Dresden

Williams 792

To-morrow-On Lord Cobham's Gardens

Cotton 793

Littleton 793
To Mr. West, at Wickham, 1740
ib. 793
The Temple of the Muses. To the Countess
To a Lady who sung in too low a Voice 793
To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th,

-To a Child five Years Old

To Miss Fortescue


1767. Written in France
Wilkes 794
To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th,

1798. Written in Prison

ib. 794

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Bishop 797
ib. 798

On instruments of Music

The Art of Dancing. Inscribed to the Rt. Hon.
the Lady Fanny Fielding


Whitsuntide. Written at Winchester College,
on the immediate Approach of the Holidays 806


An Elegy on the Death of a mad Dog Goldsmith 806

L'Allegro; or Fun, a Parody

The Picture


Cunningham 808

The Modern Fine Gentleman. Written in the

Year 1746

Soame Jenyns 808

An Epistle, written in the Country, to the
Right Honorable the Lord Lovelace, then
in Town, September 1735
Horace. Book II. Ode 10

A Reflection on the foregoing Ode
The Shrubbery. Written in a Time of Afflic
tion-Mutual Forbearance necessary to

ib. 812

the Happiness of the Married State ib. 811 ·

The Winter Nosegay

Boadicea, an Ode


Shenstone 791 | Mrs. Harris's Petition. 1699

ib. 791 A Description of the Morning. 1709
Jago 791 A Description of a City Shower. In Imitation
of Virgil's Georgics. 1710


On the little House by the Church-yard of

Castlenock. 1710

The Fable of Midas. 1711

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Horace, Book II. Sat. VI.


A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods
belonging to Dr. Swift, Vicar of Laracor;
upon lending his House to the Bishop of
Meath, till his Palace was rebuilt
An Elegy on the Death of Demar the Usurer,
who died the 6td of July 1720
Epitaph on a Miser-To Mrs. Houghton of
Bormount, upon praising her Husband to
Dr. Swift-Dr. Delany's Villa



Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter to Dr. Sheri-

dan, 1723

Riddles, by Dr. Swift and his Friends, written
in or about the Year 1724-On a Pen
On Gold-On a Corkscrew-On a Circle-
On Ink-On the Five Senses




On an Echo-On a Shadow in a Glass - On

Time- On the Vowels-On Snow-On a





To Quilca, a Country-House of Dr. Sheridan,
in no very good Repair.
grand Question debated, Whether Hamil-
ton's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack
or a Malt-House.
On the Death of Dr. Swift, occasioned by read-
ing the following Maxim in Rochefoucauit,
"Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis,
"nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui
"ne nous deplait pas."

The Author

A British War Song

The Lotos of Egypt

A poor Woman's Lamentation on her Son be-
ing slain in a Field of Battle


Lines on a Ball given to promote the Silk Ma-

On the late Queen of France

Verses by Dr. Glynn

Hohenlinden, the Scene of an Engagement be-
tween the French and Imperialists, in
were conquered!

which the former

Campbell 842


Maurice 843

The Vanity of Wealth

To Miss

on her giving the Author a

Gold and Silk Net-work Purse of her own



To Lyce, an elderly Lady
Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer
Sonnets. Written at Wynslade in Hampshire
Warton 904
On Bathing
Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monas-
ticon-Written at Stonehenge-Written
after seeing Wilton-House-To Mr. Gray
Sonnet-On King Arthur's Round Ta-

ble at Winchester-To the River Lodon ib. 905

King 906

The Old Cheese

Peter Pindar 906

842 The Pilgrim and the Peas
842 A Country Bumpkin and the Razor-seller ib. 907
842 The Bald-pated Welchman and the Fly

Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene. M.

G. Lewis

The Love of the World detected

The Jackdaw

The Country Parson's Blessings

On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket



Four Sonnets
Lines spoken by Mr. Thomas Knox at the au-
nual Visitation at Tunbridge School
Epigrams, Epitaphs, and other little Pieces




Verses supposed to be written by Alexander
Selkirk, during his solitary Abode in the
Couper 893
Island of Juan Fernandez
ib. 894
ib. 894

On observing some Names of little Note re-
corded in the Biographia Britannica
The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm
On a Goldfinch starved to Death in his Cage

ib 894
ih. 894

ib. 895



Bowles 845


The Happy Fireside

The Retrospect of Life

An Invitation to the Country
Invitation to the feathered Race
Address to a Nightingale
Retaliation. A Pocm
Lines from Dr. Barnard, Dean of Derry, to
Dr. Goldsmith and Mr. Cumberland

On Dr. Goldsmith's Characteristical Cookery.

Garrick 900

A Jeu d'Esprit
ib: 900


Epitaph on Miss Basnet, in Pancras Church-


On Time

Various from

The Spanish Lady's Love
The Children in the Wood
The Hunting in Chevy-Chace
Sir Cauline

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Death's Final Conquest

Bryan and Pereene, a West-Indian Ballad,
founded on a real Fact that happened in the
Island of St. Cristopher's

Gentle River, gentle River

Alcanzor and Zaida, a Moorish Tale

King Edward IV, and the Tanner of Tam-


897 Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Corydon's doleful Knell

897 Old and young Courtier

897 Loyalty confined

897 To Althea, from Prison

897 The Braes of Yarrow, in Imitation of the an-

tient Scotch Manner

Childe Waters

The King and Miller of Mansfield

The Witches' Song
The Fairies' Farewell




Grainger 959
Percy 960
ib. 961












Beattie 973

Autumn. An Ode

Winter. An Ode

An Evening Ode. To Stella

The Natural Beauty. To Stella

Loss of Grildrig

A Receipt for stewing Veal

Spring. An Ode

The Midsummer's Wish. An Ode

Jupiter and Mercury. A Fable
The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the

Gay 901 A Pastoral Ballad
ib. 901 A Fairy Tale

Dr. Johnson 901 Song

ib. 902 The Barber's Nuptials

ib. 902 William and Margaret

ib. 903 Lucy and Colin

ib. 903 Songs. By Dibdin



Unfading Beauty

The Hermit

Pastoral Ballad, In Four Parts

A Pastoral Ballad


Shenstone 973

Byron 975

Rowe 975

Parnell 976

Theuson 977











§1. An Address to the Deity. Thomson.
ATHER of light and life! Thou GooD

O teach me what is good. Teach me THYSELF!
Save me from folly, vanity, and vice,
From every low pursuit! and feed my soul
With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue
Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss! [pure;

§ 2. Adam and Eve, in a Morning Hymn, call upon all the Parts of the Creation to join with them in extolling their common Maker.


THESE are Thy glorious works, Parent of good,
Almighty, thine this universal frame,
Thus wondrous fair; thyself howwondrous then!
Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these Heavens
To us invisible, or dimly seen
In these thy lowest works; yet these declare
Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine.
Speak ye who best can tell, ye sons of light,
Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs
And coral symphonies, day without night,
Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven,
On Earth, join all ye creatures to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night,
If better thou belong not to the dawn,
Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere,
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Thou Sun, of this great world both eye and soul,
Acknowledge him thy greater, sound his praise
In thy eternal course, both when thou climb'st,
And when high noon hast gain'd,and when thou

Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun, now fly'st
With the fix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies,

And ye five other wand'ring fires that move
In mystic dance, not without song, resound
His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light
Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth
Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run
Perpetual circle, multiform; and mix
And nourish all things; let your ceaseless change
Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise
Vary to our great Maker still new praise.
Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold,
From hill or streaming lake, dusky or grey,
In honor to the world's great Author rise!
Whether to deck with clouds th' uncolor'd sky,
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers,
Rising or falling still advance his praise.
Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, ye Pines,
His praise, yeWinds, that from four quarters blow,
With every plant in sign of worship wave.
Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Join voices, all ye living Souls; ye Birds,
That singing up to Heaven's gate ascend,
Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise.
Ye that in waters glide, and he that walk
The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep;
Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade
Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise.
Hail universal Lord! be bounteous still
To give us only good; and if the night
Have gather'd aught of evil, or conceal'd,
Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

$3. On the Deity.

Mrs. Barbauld.
I READ God's awful name emblazon'd high,
With golden letters on th' illumin'd sky;
Nor less the mystic characters I see,
Wrought in each flower, inscrib'd on ev'ry tree;

In ev'ry leaf that trembles to the breeze
I hear the voice of God among the trees.
With thee in shady solitudes walk,
With thee in busy crowded cities talk;
In every creature own thy forming power,
In each event thy providence adore.

Thy hopes shall animate my drooping soul, Thy precepts guide me, and thy fear control: Thus shall I rest, unmov'd by all alarms, Secure within, the temple of thine arms, From anxious cares, from gloomy terrors free, And feel myself omnipotent in thee.

Then when the last, the closing hour draws nigh,

And earth recedes before my swimming eye;
When trembling on the doubtful edge of fate
I stand, and stretch my view to either state;
Teach me to quit this transitory scene
With decent triumph and a look serene;
Teach me to fix my ardent hopes on high,
And, having liv'd to thee, in thee to die.

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Thy providence my life sustain'd,

And all my wants redress'd, When in the silent womb I lay,

And hung upon the breast. To all my weak complaints and cries Thy mercy lent an ear, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learnt To form themselves in pray'r. Unnumber'd comforts to my soul

Thy tender care bestow'd, Before my infant heart conceiv'd

From whom those comforts flow'd. When in the slipp'ry paths of youth With heedless steps I ran, Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe, And led me up to man.

Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
It gently clear'd my way,
And through the pleasing snares of vice,
More to be fear'd than they.

When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renew'd my face,
And when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Reviv'd my soul with grace.
Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss
Has made my cup run o'er,
And in a kind and faithful friend

Has doubled all my store.


Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ,
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Through every period of life
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death in distant worlds
The glorious theme renew.
When nature fails, and day and night
Divide thy works no more,
My ever grateful heart, O Lord,
Thy mexey shall adore.
Through all eternity to Thee
A joyful song I'll raise,
For Oeternity's too short
To utter all thy praise.

$5 Hymn on Providence. Addison: THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care: His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye; My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my inidnight hours defend. When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountains pant; To fertile vales, and dewy meads, My weary wand'ring steps he leads ; Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, Amid the verdant landskip flow.

Tho' in the paths of Death I tread,
With gloomy horrors overspread,
My stedfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.
Tho' in á bare and rugged way,
Through devious lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile :
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crown'd;
And streams shall murmur all around.

$6. Another Hymn, from the beginning of the 19th Psalm. Addison.

THE spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled Heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's pow'r display, And publishes to every land The work of an Almighty hand. Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wond'rous tale, And nightly to the list'ning earth, Repeats the story of her birth: Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn,


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