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The Rape of the Look. An Heroi-Comical The Seasons :
Poem. In Five Cantoes.

Spring.

415

Canto I.

346 Summer

424

II.

347 Autumn

437

III.

348 Winter.

447

IV.

349 The Castle of Indolence: an Allegorical Poem.

V.

351 In Two Cantoes.

Prologue to Mr. Addison's Tragedy of Cato 352 Canto I.

457

Eloisa to Abelard..

ib.

II.

463

The Temple of Fame...

355 Ancient and Modern Italy compared: being

The Fable of Dryope. Froin Ovid's Meta- the First Part of “Liberty," a Poem..... 469
morphoses, Book IX....

359 Grecce : being the Second Part of " Liberty,” 472

Vertumnus and Pomona. Erom the same, Rome : being the Third Part of “ Liberty,477

Book IV...

360 Britain : being the Fourth Part of " Liberty," 482

An Essay on Man. In Four Epistles.

The Prospect : being the Fifth Part of
Epistle I. Of the Nature and State of Man Liberty,"

492
with respect to the Universe 361 Ode

498
II. Of the Nature and State of Man The Happy Man.

ib.
with respect to Himself, as Song.

ib.

an Individual...

363 Song

499

III. Of the Nature and State of Man

Ode.

ib.

with respect to Society.... 366 Hymn on Solitude

ib.
IV. Of the Nature and State of Man To the Rev. Mr. Murdoch, Rector of Strad.
with respect to Happiness... 368 dishall, in Suffolk.

ib.

Moral Essays. In Five Epistles to several

Persons.

Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Char.

A. PHILIPS.

acters of Men...

372

II. Of the Characters of Women

To the Earl of Dorset ..

500

III. On the Use of Riches..... 376 A Hymn to Venus, from the Greek of Sappho 501
IV. Of the Use of Riches.. 379 A Fragment of Sappho .

ib.

V. To Mr. Addison, occasioned

by his Dialogues on Medals 381

COLLINS.

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the Prologue

to the Satires..

382

Messiah, a Sacred Eclogue, in imitation of

Ode to Pity

502

385

Ode to Fear..

Virgil's Pollio....

503

ib.

Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady 386 Ode, written in the year 1746.
Satire....

ib.

Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Col. Charles

Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl

Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy.

504

Mortimer

388

Ode to Evening...

ib.

Ode to Liberty..

505

The Passions, an Ode for Music..

506

SWIFT.

Dirge in Cymbeline....

507

An Ode on the popular Superstitions of the

Cadenus and Vanessa.

390 Highlands of Scotland; considered as the

Stella's Birth-Day..

397 Subject of Poetry.

ib.

The Journal of a Modern Lady, in a Letter Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson.

509

to a Person of Quality..

ib.
On the Death of Dr. Swift....

399

Baucis and Philemon. On the ever-lamented

DYER.

loss of the two Yew-trees in the Parish of

Chilthorne, Somerset. Imitated from the Grongar Hill..

511

Eighth Book of Ovid...

403 The Ruins of Rome..

512

A Description of the Morning.

405

The Grand Question Debated: Whether Ham.

ilton's Bawn should be turned into a Bar.

SHENSTONE.

rack or a Malt-house..

ib.

On Poetry: a Rhapsody:

406 The School-Mistress. In Imitation of Spenser 517

A Description of a City-Shower, in imitation Elegy, describing the sorrow of an ingenuous
of Virgil's Georgics ..

410 mind, on the melancholy event of a licen-

Horace, Book III. Ode II. To the Earl of tious amour..

520

Oxford, late Lord Treasurer. Sent to him A Pastoral Ballad. In Four Parts.

when in the Tower...

411 Part 1. Absence.

521

Mrs. Harris's Petition .

ib.

II. Hope

ib,

To the Earl of Peterborow, who commanded

III. Solicitude.

522

the British Forces in Spain. .

412 IV. Disappointment

ib.

The Progress of Poetry ..

ib. The Dying Kid..

523

The Rosciad.

524 The Progress of Love. In Four Eclogues.
Eclogue I. Uncertainty.

666

II. Hope.

667

YOUNG,

III. Jealousy

668

IV. Possession.

669

A Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job... 533 To the Rev. Dr. Ayscough, at Oxford. ib.

The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts.

Song:

670

Night the First: on Life, Death, and Im-

Song.

671

mortality

ib.

Night the Second: on Time, Death, and To the Memory of the first Lady Littelton.

Friendship:

540 A Monody

ib.

Night the Third: Narcissa ..

545

Night the Fourth : the Christian Triumph 549

GOLDSMITH

Night the Fifth: the Relapse

555

Night the Sixth : the Infidel Reclaimed. In

The Traveller : or, a Prospect of Society... 675

Two Parts. Part I.

563

The Deserted Village.

678

Night the Seventh : the Infidel Reclaimed.
The Hermit. A Ballad....

681

Part II.

570

Retaliation. A Poem....

682

Night the Eighth: Virtue's Apology ; or,

Stanzas on Woman. From the Vicar of Wake.

the Man of the World answered. 582

field.

684

Night the Ninth and Last: the Consola.

ib.

Song :

tion

592

Love of Fame, the Universal Passion. In

Seven Characteristical Satires.

JOHNSON.

Satire 1.

610

II.

612 London: a Poem. In imitation of the Third

III.

614

Satire of Juvenal...

.... 686

IV.

616 The Vanity of Human Wishes. In imitation

V.

618 of the Tenth Satire of Juvenal..... 688

VI.

623 Prologue, spoken by Mr, Garrick, at the open.

VII.

627 ing of the Theatre-Royal, Drury-lane, 1747, 691

On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet, a Practiser

in Physic

ib.

AKENSIDE.

ARMSTRONG.

The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem, in

Three Books.

The Art of preserving Health. In four Books.

Book I.

631

Book I. Air ..

693

II.

635

II. Diet..

696

III.

641

III. Exercise

700

Ode to the Right Honorable Francis Earl of

IV. The Passions

704

Huntingdon

646
Hymn to the Naiads..

648
Ode to the Right Rev. Benjamin, Lord Bishop

J. WARTON.

of Winchester

650

Ode to Fancy...

710

Verses, written at Montauban in France.... 711

GRAY.

T. WARTON.

Hymn to Adversity....

653

Elegy written in a Country Church Yard... ib. Ode to the First of April......

713

The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode.. 654 Ode. The Crusade...

ib.

Ode on the Spring ..

655

The Progress of Discontent..

714

Ode for Music...

656

Inscription in a Hermitage, at Ansley Hall,

Ode on the Death of a favorite Cat, drowned

in Warwickshire

715

in a Tub of Gold Fishes...

657

Ode. The Hamlet.

716

Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College.. ib. Ode sent to a Friend, on his leaving a favorite

The Bard. A Pindaric Ode....

658

Village in Hampshire ...

ib.

The Fatal Sisters. An Ode....

660

The Pleasures of Melancholy

717

The Descent of Odin. An Ode...

The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment.... ib.

MASON.

BENJAMIN JONSON.

BENJAMIN JONSON, (or Johnson.) a poet, who,(gives a particular examination of his “Silent Wo. during life, attained a distinguished character, was man," as a model of perfection. He afterwards the posthumous son of a clergyman in Westminster, however, seems to make large deductions from this where he was born in 1574, about a month after his commendation. “You seldom (says Dryden) find father's decease. His family was originally from him making love in any of his scenes, or endeavorScotland, whence his grandfather removed to Car- ing to move the passions ; his genius was too sullen lisle, in the reign of Henry VIII.

and saturnine to do it gracefully. Humor was his Benjamin received his education under the learned proper sphere; and in that he delighted most to Camden, at Westminster school; and had made represent mechanics.” Besides his comedies, Jonson extraordinary progress in his studies, when his mo- composed two tragedies, Sejanus and Catiline, both ther, who had married a bricklayer for her second formed upon ancient models, and full of transhusband, took him away to work under his step- lations; and neither of them successful. His drafather. From this humble employment he escaped, matic compositions, however, do not come within by enlisting as a soldier in the army, then serving in the scope of the present publication. the Netherlands against the Spaniards. An exploit In 1616, he published a folio volume of his works, which he here performed, of killing an enemy in which procured for him a grant from his majesty of single combat, gave him room to boast ever after of the salary of poet-laureate for life, though he did not a degree of courage which has not often been found take possession of the post till three years after. in alliance with poetical distinction.

With high intellectual endowments, he had many On his return, Jonson entered himself at St. unamiable traits in his character, having a high deJohn's College, Cambridge, which he was shortly gree of pride and self-conceit, with a disposition to obliged to quit from the scanty state of his finances. abuse and disparage every one who incurred his He then turned his thoughts to the stage, and jealousy or displeasure. Jonson was reduced applied for employment at the theatres; but his to necessitous circumstances in the latter part of talents, as an actor, could only procure for him his life, though he obtained from Charles I. an adadmission at an obscure playhouse in the suburbs. vance of his salary as laureate. He died in 1637, at Here he had the misfortune to kill a fellow-actor the age of 63, being at that time considered as at the in a duel, for which he was thrown into prison. head of English poetry. He was interred in WestThe state of mind to which he was here brought, minster Abbey, where an inscription was placed over gave the advantage to a Popish priest in converting his grave, familiarly expressive of the reputation him to the Catholic faith, under which religion he he had acquired among his countrymen: it was, continued for twelve years.

“O rare Ben Jonson." Six months after his death, After his liberation from prison, he married, and a collection of poems to his honor, by a number applied in earnest to writing for the stage, in which of the most eminent writers and scholars in the nahe appears to have already made several attempts. tion, was published, with the title of "Jonsonius His comedy of "Every Man in his Humor," the Virbius; or the memory of Ben Jonson, revived by first of his acknowledged pieces, was performed with the Friends of the Muses.” applause in 1596; and henceforth he continued to Although, as a general poet, Jonson for the most furnish a play yearly, till his time was occupied by part merits the character of harsh, frigid, and tedious; the composition of the masques and other enter- there are, however, some strains in which he appears tainments, by which the accession of James was with singular elegance, and may be placed in com. celebrated. Dryden, in his Essay on Dramatic petition with some of the most favored writers of Poetry, speaks of him as the “most learned and that class. judicious writer which any theatre ever had," and

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