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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS.

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

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USTED FOR J. JOHNSON: J. NICROLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON:
LEICH AND SOTHEBY: R. FAULDER AND SON: G. NICHOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
LOBINSON : C. DAVIES : T. EGERTON : SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN; J. WALKER; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE :
L LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.; J. STOCKDALE ; CUTHELL AND MARTIN ; CLARKE AND SONS;
WHITE AND CO. : LONGMAN. HURST. REES, AND ORME ; CADELL AND DAVIES ; J. BARKER: JOHN RICHARDSON.
1. RICHARDSON: J CARPENTER: B, CROSBY; E. JEFFERY; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER: J. AND A. ARCH. BLACK
PERY, AND KINGSBURY: J. BOOKER: S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY; J. HATCHARD; R. H. EVANS:

ATTHEWS AND LEIGH: J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH; J. ASPEKNE ; P. AND W. WYNNE ; AND W. GRACE. DEIGNTO
18D SON AT CAMERIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

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CONTENTS

Page 1

THE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ...... S The Answer .........................................,

Book I. ...........

ODES.

The Judgment of Midas. A Masque .........

1. Idleness ........

Reason and Resignation A Pable .......

31. To Ethelinda, on her doing my Verses New Version of the Psalms. CXLVIII. ....

the Honour of wearing them in her 1. Ode to Lord Barnard, on his Accession to that

Bosom. Written at thirteen ........ ib. Title ............
III. On an Eagle confined in a College Court. ib. Ode to Lady Harriot ................
IV, On the sudden Death of a Clergyman.. 18 Ode to the Earl of Northumberland, on his
V. On Cond-Nature .................. ......... ib. being appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
11. On 111-Nature ............................. 19 presented on the Birth-Day of Lord Wark-

til. To the reverend and learned Dr. Web-

worth ...........

......... ib.

ster, occasioned by bis Dialogues of The Sweets of Eveping ...

........... 58
Anger and Forgiveness ..................

Ode to a Virginia Nightingale, which was
VII. Epithalamium ......

cured of a Fit in the Boson of a young
IX. The Author apologizes to a Lady for his Lady who afterwards nursed the Author in
being a little Man.

a dangerous Illness .......

X. An Ode on the 26th of January, being Martial, Book i. Ep. 26 ..........

the Birth-day of a young Lady ......

21 On a Lady throwing Snow-Balls at her Lover.

XI. On taking a Bachelor's Degree .........

From the Latin of letronius Ascanius ...... ib.

XII. A Morning-Piece; or, an flying for the

PABLES

Hay-Makers ........................."

1. The wholesale Critic and the Hop-

ANT, A Noon-Piece; or, the Mowers at Din-

Mierchant........

Der ....................................... 22

II. The English Buil-Dog, Dutch Mastiff,

XV. A Night-Piece; or, modern Philosophy. ib.

XV. (a Miss --- ............................."

and Quail........

III, Fashion and Night ............

11. On the fifth of December, being the

IV. Where's the Poker

Birth-day of a beautiful young Lady. ib.

Ole for Music on Saint Cecilia's Day ..........

V. The Tea-Pot and scrubbing Brush ... 61

VI. The Duellist

On the Eternity of the Supreme Being, a po

VII. The country Squire and the Mandrake. 62

etical Essay

VIII. The brocaded Gown anil Linen-Rag...
On the Immensity of the Supreme Being, a

IX. Madam and tbe Magpie ...............

petical Essay..

X. The Blockhead and Beehive ............

On the Omniscience of the Sapreme Being, a

XI. The Citizen and the Red-Lion. of

poetical Essay.

Brentford ..........

On the Power of the Supreme Being, a poeti-

XII. The Herald and Husbandman .......... 65

......

33

XIII. The Story of a Cock and a Bull .....

..........................

On the Goodness of the Supreme Being, a po-

XIV. The Snake, the Goose, and Night-

ingale. Humbly addressed to the

The Hop-Garden: a Georgic. In two Boriks.

Hisses and Catcallers attending both

Houses .................................

XV. Mrs, Abigail and the dumb Waiter...

The Illiad: an epic Poem.

XVI. The Bag-Wig and the Tobacco Pipe..

A letter to a friend at the University of

XVII. Care and Generosity .....................

Cambridge

... 40

XVIII. The Pig .........

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