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SELECT WORKS

OF THE

BRITISH POETS,

IN

A CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES FROM BEN JONSON

TO BEATTIE.

WITH

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES.

BY DR. AIKIN.

TENTH EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:
A. HART, LATE CAREY & HART,

No. 126 CHESTNUT STREET.

Printed by T. K&P G Cuilins,

CONTENTS.

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Paradise Lost In Twelve Books.

BEN JONSON.

Book I.

29

II.

35

2

To William Camden....

43

III.

ib.

IV.

49

From Cynthia's Revels..

ib.

From the Silent Woman.

57

V.

ib. VI.

64

Hags.

VII.

70

Epitaph.on the Countess of Pembroke, Sister

ib.

to Sir Philip Sidney..

75

VIII.

3

IX.

80

On Lucy Countess of Bedford.

ib.

X.

89

Song to Celia.

ib.
To the same.

97

XI.

ib.

From the Shepherd's Holiday.

10

XII.

Love, a little Boy. From the Masque on Paradise Regained. In Four Books.

ib.
Lord Haddington's Marriage..

109

Book I.

4

II.

113

Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H...

III.

117

IV.

120

COWLEY.

Samson Agonistes; a Dramatic Poem 126

Christmas Hymn.

140

The Motto. Tentanda via est, gc.

6
Honor...

ib.

Of Myself

ib.

WALLER.

The Chronicle. A Ballad..

ib.

143

To Amoret.

Anacreontics; or some Copies of Verses, trans-

ib.

To the Same

lated paraphrastically out of Anacreon.

I. Love.....

7 Of Love.

ib.

144

II. Drinking

ib. Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs .

III. Beauty

ib. A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the

V. Age

8 Present Greatness, and Joint Interest, of

ib.

VII. Gold

ib.

his Highness and this Nation

146

ib. Of English Verse .

VIII. The Epicure.

IX. Another

ib. The Story of Phæbus and Daphne applied .. ib.

ib.

ib. Song

X. The Grasshopper

ib.

ib. To Phyllis

XI. The Swallow...

147

On a Girdle

Elegy upon Anacreon; who was choked by

ib.

To Zelinda.

a Grape-stone. Spoken by the God of

ib.

9 To a Lady..

Love

Ode, from Catullus. Acme and Septimius 10

The Complaint.

ib.

DRYDEN.

Hymn to Light.

11

12

Against Hope..

Annus Mirabilis : the Year of Wonders, 1666 149

For Hope...

13

Alexander's Feast : or, the Power of Music.

ib.

Claudian's Old Man of Verona.

An Ode in honor of St. Cecilia's Day.... 160

The Wish....

Palamon and Arcite: or, the Knight's Tale.

From the Davideis...

14

In Three Books,

Book I.

162

MILTON.

II.

166

III.

171

179

17| The Wife of Bath, her Tale...

L'Allegro

183

18 The Character of a Good Parson.

Il Penseroso.

184

19 Theodore and Honoria.

Lycidas.

187

21 Religio Laici. An Epistle ...

Comus.

ib.

ib.

ib.

Page

Page

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, principal Painter to

His Majesty ::

191

GAY.

The Cock and the Fox; or, the Tale of the

Nun's Priest....

192

The Flower and the Leaf: or, the Lady in

Rural Sports A Georgic. In Two Cantoes.

198

Canto I.

284

the Arbor....

203

II.

286

Cymon and Iphigenia..

Trivia: or the Art of walking the Streets of

London. In Three Books.

J. PHILIPS

Book I. Of the Implements for Walking

the Streets, and Signs of the

The Splendid Shilling..

208

Weather ..

287

Cider: a Poem, in two Books.

II. Of Walking the Streets by Day 289

Book I.

209 III. Of Walking the Streets by Night 294

II.

215 Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan 297

A Ballad, from the What-d'ye-call-it.. ib.

Fable. The Goat without a Beard.

298

PARNELL.

Fable. The Universal Apparition

Fable. The Jugglers...

299

A Fairy Tale, in the ancient English Style. 221 Fable. The Hare and many Friends.

A Night-Piece on Death.

223 The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals... 300

The Hermit.....

224 Monday; or, the Squabble...

301

Hesiod : or, the Rise of Woman.

226 Tuesday; or, the Ditty.

302

An Allegory on Man...

227 Wednesday; or, the Dumps.

303

The Book-Worm...

228 Thursday; or, the Spell.

305

Friday; or, the Dirge ..

306

Saturday; or the Flights ...,

.. 308

ROWE.

Fable. The Farner's Wife and the Raven . 309

Fable. The Turkey and the Ant. ..

ib.

Colin's Complaint. A Song..

230

The Contented Shepherd. To Mrs. A-

Dafterwards his Wife...

231

GREEN.

A Song. Ah! Willow. To the same in her

Sickness

ib.

The Spleen. An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert

Jackson

310

ADDISON.

On Barclay's Apology for the Quakers 317

The Seeker...

it.

The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under

A Letter from Italy to the Right Hon. Charles

Lord Halifax, in the year 1701..... 232

the name of Peter Drake, a fisherman of

Brentford

313

The Campaign. A Poem..

320

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his Picture of the

The Sparrow and Diamond. A Song...,

King

237

Paraphrase on Psalm XXIII.

238

TICKELL.

.. 280

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347

The Rape of the Lock. An Heroi-Comical The Seasons :

Poem. In Five Cantoes.

Spring..

Canto 1.

346

Summer

II.

Autumn.

III.

348 Winter..

IV.

349|The Castle of Indolence: an Allegorical

V.

351 In Two Cantoes.

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

Eloisa to Abelard......

ib.

II.

The Temple of Fame...

355 Ancient and Modern Italy compared:

The Fable of Dryope. Froin Ovid's Meta- the First Part of “Liberty,” a Poem

morphoses, Book IX...

359 Greece : being the Second Part of “ Lib

Vertumnus and Pomona. From the same, Rome: being the Third Part of “ Lib

Book IV....

360 Britain : being the Fourth Part of “ Lib

An Essay on Man. In Four Epistles.

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

with respect to the Universe 361 Ode
II. Of the Nature and State of Man The Happy Man.
with respect to Himself, as

Song..

an Individual....

363 Song

III. Of the Nature and State of Man Ode ..

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

IV. Of the Nature and State of Man To the Rev. Mr. Murdoch, Rector of

with respect to Happiness... 368 dishall, in Suffolk ..

Moral Essays. In Five Epistles to several

Persons.

A. PHILIPS.

Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Char.

acters of Men.... 372

II. Of the Characters of Women

To the Earl of Dorset ...

III. On the Use of Riches...... 376 A Hymn to Venus, from the Greek of Sa

IV. Of the Use of Riches.... 379 A Fragment of Sappho ....

V. To Mr. Addison, occasioned

by his Dialogues on Medals 381

COLLINS.

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the Prologue

to the Satires...

382

Ode to Pity

Messiah, a Sacred Eclogue, in imitation of

Virgil's Pollio....

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. Ch

Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy.

Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl

Mortimer

388

Ode to Evening.

Ode to Liberty..

The Passions, an Ode for Music.

SWIFT.

Dirge in Cymbeline...

An Ode on the popular Superstitions of

Cadenus and Vanessa.

390 Highlands of Scotland; considered as

Stella's Birth-Day...

397 Subject of Poetry..

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

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......

Eighth Book of Ovid...

403 The Ruins of Rome.

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 Spei

A Description of a City-Shower, in imitation Elegy, describing the sorrow of an ingenu

of Virgil's Georgics

410 mind, on the melancholy event of a lie

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

tious amour...

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

when in the Tower..

411 Part 1. Absence.

Mrs. Harris's Petition.

ib.

To the Earl of Peterborow, who commanded

III. Solicitude.

the British Forces in Spain. ...

412 IV. Disappointment

The Progress of Poetry....

ib. The Dying Kid....

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