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POEMS, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH SEVERAL EMINENT
To which are added,
HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,
BY W. MASON, M. A.
THE THIRD EDITION, CAREFULLY CORRECTED.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
J. MURRAY; AND J. BOOKER;
LETTER 10. To Mr. West.-Of his own peculiar species of
melancholy.-Inscription for a wood in Greek Hexameters.Argument and exordium of a Latin Heroic Epistle from Sophonisba to Massinissa
Account of Mr. West's death.–Of Mr. Gray's English Poetry,
written about this time, with the general plan, argument of the first book, and all the parts which the Author finished of a Latin Didactic Poem, “De Principiis Cogitandi"
Prefatory narrative.--Mr. Gray takes his degree in Civil Law,
and makes Cambridge his principal residence for the rest of his life.—The Editor of these Memoirs becomes acquainted with him in the year 1747.--He corresponds with Dr. Wharton and several other persons till the year 1768, when he is appointed Professor of Modern History
LETTER 1. To Dr. WHARTON, on taking his degree of Bachelor
of Civil Law
Fragment of an Hymn to Ignorance
LETTER 2. To Dr. WHARTON.-—Ridicule on University lazi
ness.--Of Dr. Akenside’s Poem on the Pleasures of Imagi
nation LETTER 3. To Dr. WHARTON.—His amusements in Town.
Reflections on riches.-Character of Aristotle LETTER 4. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Ridicule on Cibber's Observa
tions on Cicero.-On the modern Platonic Dialogue.--Account
of his own and Mr. West's poetical compositions p. 38 LETTER 5. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Criticisms on Mr. Spence's
Polymetis LETTER 6. T. Mr. WALPOLE.—Ludicrous compliment of conCrebillion's Catalina.-Birch's State Papers.--Of his own studies, and a table of Greek Chronology, which he was then forming
dolence on the death of his favourite Cat, inclosing an Ode on
that subject LETTER 7. To Dr. WHARTON.-Loss by fire of a house in Corn
hill.--On Diodcrus Siculus.-M. Gresset's Poems.-Thomson's Castle of Indolence.--Ode to a Water-Nymph, with a character
of its Author LETTER 8. To Dr. WHARTON.-More on M. Gresset.--Account
of his own projected Poem on the alliance between government and education
Fragment of that Poem, with a commentary, notes, and detached
sentiments relative to it
LETTER 9. To Dr. WHARTON.-Character of M. de Montes
quieu's L'Esprit des Loix LETTER 10. To Dr. WHARTON.- Account of books continued.
P. 64 p. 86
p. 63 Letter 11. To Dr. WHAKTON.--Ludicrous account of the Duke
of Newcastle's Installation at Cambridge.-On the Ode then
performed, and more concerning the Author of it LETTER 12. To his MOTHER.–Consolatory on the death of her sister
p. 70 Letter 13. To Dr. WHARTON.-Wishes to be able to pay him
a visit at Durham.-On Dr. Middleton's death. Some account of the first volumes of Buffon's Histoire Naturelle
Narrative of the incident which led Mr. Gray to write his
Long Story.--That Poem inserted, with Notes by the Editor, and prefaced with his idea of Mr. Gray's peculiar vein of humour
LETTER 14. To Dr. Wharton.—On the ill reception which the
foregoing Poem met with in town when handed about in manuscript, and how much his Elegy in a Country Church-Yard was
applauded LETTER 15. To Mi. WALPOLE.-Desires him to give his Elegy
to Mr. Dodsley to be printed immediately, in order to prevent
its publication in a wa'azine LETTER 16. To Dr. WHARTON.----O Madame Maintenon's Cha
racter and Letters. His high opinion of M. Racine._Of Bishop Hall's Satires, and of a few of Plato's Dialogues
p. 89 LETTER 17. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Concerning the intention of
publishing Mr. Bentley's designs for his Poems --Refuses to have his own portrait prefixed to that work