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CYCLOPÆDIA

ENGLISH LITERATURE:

A SELECTION OP

THE CHOICEST PRODUCTIONS OF ENGLISH AUTHORS,

FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE PRESENT TIME,

CONNECTED BY A

CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY.

ELEGANTLY ILLUSTRATED.

EDITED BY

ROBERT CHAMBERS.;:**
EDITOR OF THE “EDINBURGH JOURNAL,” “ INFORMATION Yox TEX YEOFLE;" ŠTO. ETO

IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II.

THIRTEENTH THOUSAND.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY GOULD AND LINCOLN,
59 WASHINGTON STREET.

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BOSTON: PRESS OF GEORGE C. RAND AND COMPANY,

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CONTENTS OF SECOND VOLUME.

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MARK AKENSIDE, .

Aspirations after the Infinite,

Intellectual Beauty-Patriotism,

Operations of the Mind in the Production of Works of

Page Imagination, . . .

Taste,

On a Sermon against Glory-1747,

Inscription for a Monument to Shakspeare,

Inscription for a Statue of Chaucer, at Woodstock,

Lord LYTTELTON, .

From the Monody,

Advice to a Lady, .

Prologue to the Tragedy of Coriolanus-Spo

Quin,

THOMAS GRAY,

Hymn to Adversity, , .

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College,

The Bard-a Pindaric Ode, .

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,

The Alliance between Government and Educationa

Fragment, . . . . . .

WILLIAM Mason,

15 From Caractacus,

15 Epitaph on Mrs Mason, in the Cathedral of Bristol,

OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

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16 Italians and Swiss Contrasted,

France Contrasted with Holland,

Description of Auburn-Tho Village Preacher, t

18 Schoolmaster, and Alehouse-Reflections,

18 Edwin and Angelina,

19 Extracts from Retaliation,

TOBIAS GEORGE SMOLLETT,

Ode to Independence,

19 Ode to Leven Water,

The Tears of Scotland,

JOHN ARMSTRONG, .

Wrecks and Mutations of Time,

Recoinmendation of Angling,

Pestilence of the Fifteenth Century, .

WILLIANT JULIUS MICKLE, .

Cumnor Hall, ...

The Mariner's Wife,

The Spirit of the Cape,

DR JOHN LANGHORNE, .

Appeal to Country Justices in Behalf of the Rural Poor,

An Advice to the Married, . .

31 The Dead,

Eternal Providence, .

A Farewell lymn to the Valley of Irwa

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, .

The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse,

DR THOMAS PERCY, .

0, Nanny, wilt Thou Gang wi' Me,

The Friar of Orders Grảy, .

36 JAMES MACPHERSON, . .

Ossian's Address to the Sun, .

Fingal's Airy Ilall,

Address to the Moon, ,

40 Desolation of Balclutha, .

A Description of Femalo Beauty,

The Songs of Selma,

The Cave,

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RICHARD SAVAGE, .

From the Wanderer,

ROBERT BLAIR, .

Passages from the Grave,

DR WATTS, .

The Rose,

The Hebrew Bard,

A Summer Evening,

EDWARD YOUNG,
On Life, Death, and Immortality,
Thoughts on Time,
The Man whose Thoughts are not of this World

Procrastination,

From the Love of Fame,

The Emptiness of Riches,

JAMES THOMSON,

Showers in Spring,

Birds Pairing in Spring,

A Summer Morning,

Summer Evening,

Autumn Evening Soene,

Episode of Lavinia,
A Winter Landscape, .
Benevolent Reflections, from Winter,
Hymn on the seasons,
The Caravan of Mecca,
The Siberian Exile,
Pestilence at Carthagena,
From the Castle of Indolence,
Rule Britannia,

John DYER, . . .

Grongar Hill,

WILLIAM HAMILTON,

The Braes of Yarrow,
Song-Ye shepherds of this pleasant vale),

Song-(Ah, the poor shepherd's mournful fate),
DR SAMUEL Johnson,

From the Vanity of Human Wishes, .
Prologue spoken by Mr Garrick--1747,
On the Death of Dr Robert Levett-1782,

WILLIAM COLLINS,

Eclogue II.-Hassan ; or the Camel Driver,

Ode Written in the Year 1746,

Ode to Evening, .

Ode on the Passions,

Ode to Liberty,

Dirge in Cymbeline,

Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson,

WILLIAM SHENSTONE, . .

The Schoolmistress,

A Pastoral Ballad, in Four Parts

Song-Jemmy Dawson,

Written at an Inn at Henley,

DAVID MALLET,

William and Margaret,

Edwin and Emma,

The Birks of Inverny

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THOMAS CHATTERTON,

81 | MRS THRALE,

194

Bristow Tragedy, or the Death of Sir Charles Bawdin. | The Three Warnings,

194

The Minstrel's Song in Ella,

THOMAS Moss,

125

Resignation, . .

125

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The Beggar,

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WILLIAM FALCONER,

From the Shipwreck, .

SCOTTISH POETS.

ROBERT LLOYD,

ALEXANDER Ross, .

125

The Miseries of a Poet's Life,

Wood, and Married, and

196

Wretchedness of a School-Usher,

| John LOWE, . . . . .

126

CHARLES CHURCHILL,

Mary's Dream,

126

MICHAEL BRUCE,

LADY ANNE BARNARD, .

126

A Rural Picture,

| Auld Robin Gray,

127

Virtue and Happiness in the Country,

96 Miss JANE ELLIOT AND MRS COCKBURI,

127

Elegy-Written in Spring,

The Flowers of the Forest,

127

JOHN LOGAN, . .

JORN SKINNER, .

128

To the Cuckoo, .

Tullochgorum, .

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Written in a Visit to the Country in Autumn,

ROBERT CRAWFORD,

128

Complaint of Nature,

The Bush aboon Traquair,

128

THOMAS WARTON,

Tweedside,

129

Written after seeing Windsor Castle, .

SIR GILBERT ELLIOT,

129

Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monasticon, . 100 Amynta,

129

On Revisiting the River Loddon,

100 ROBERT FERGUSSON,

129

On Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window at Oxford, 100 Braid Claith,

130

The Hamlet-an Odo,

101 To the Tron-Kirk Bell,

130

JOSEPH WARTON, .

101 Scottish Scenery and Music,

131

To Fancy, . .

101 Cauler Water,

131

THOMAS BLACKLOCK,

A Sunday in Edinburgh,

Terrors of a Guilty Conscience,

103 MISCELLANEOUS POEMS OF THE PERIOD 1727-1780, 132

Ode to Aurora on Melissa's Birthday,

Ad Amicos, .

The Portrait, . .

103 Elegy, . . . .

133

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JAMES BEATTIE, .

103 Careless Content,

Opening of the Minstrel,

105 A Pastoral,

134

Description of Edwin,

106

Ode to a Tobacco Pipe,

135

Morning Landscape, .

107

Song-(Away! let nought to love displeasing), .

Life and Immortality,

107

TRAGIC DRAMATISTS.

Retirement-1758,

The Hermit, .

108 EDWARD Moore,

CHRISTOPHER SMART,

108

The Gamester's Last Stake,

Song to David,

Joun Home, .

133

RICHARD GLOVER,. .

112 Discovery of her Son by Lady Randolph,

Address of Leonidas, .

James Thomson,

The Armies at Salamis, .

113 Against the Crusades,

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Admiral Hosier's Ghost,

114 Love, . .

140

ROBERT DODSLEY,

114 Miscalculations of Old Men,

140

Song-The Parting Kiss, .

115 WILLIAN Mason,

138

SAMUEL BISHOP, . . .

Awfulness of a Scene of Pagan Rites,

140

To Mrs Bishop on the Anniversary of her Wedding-day,

Against Homicide,

140

which was also her Birth-day, with a Ring, .. 115 | RICHARD GLOVER,

140

BIR WILLIAM JONES, . .

115

Solitude on a Battle Field,

140

An Ode, in Imitation of Alcæus,

117 Forgiveness,

A Persian Song of Hafiz,

117

DAVID MALLET,

139

The Concluding Sentence of Berkeley's Siris Imitated, 117

Fortitude, · · · · ·

Tetrastic-From the Persian,

COMIC DRAMATISTS.

FRANCIS FAWKES,

118

The Brown Jug,

118 GEORGE COLMAN,

141

WILLIAM WHITEARAD,

118 ARTHUR MURPHY, .

Variety, , .

Hugh KELLY,

141

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DR JAMES GRAINGER,

RICHARD CUMBERLAND, .

141

Ode to Solitude,

119 OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

JAMES MERRICK,

120 A Deception, . .

141

The Chameleon,

Arrival at the Supposed Inn,

John Scott,

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, .

143

Ode on Hearing the Drum,

A Sensitive Author, ..

144

WILLIAM OLDYS, .

The Anatomy of Character performed by Uncharitable-

Song, made Extempore by a Gentleman, occasioned by a

ness,

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146

Fly Drinking out of his Cup of Ale,

121 Mrs COWLEY,

148

Jonn CUNNINGHAM,

DAVID GARRICK,

148

Song-May-Eve, or Kate of Aberdeen, .

Aberdeen,

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148

121 | MACKLIN, .

Content, a Pastoral,

REY. MR TOWNLEY,

148

NATHANIEL COTTON,

122 Scene from High Life Below Stairs,

148

The Fireside,

122 SAMUEL FOOTE,

150

CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY

123 Tuft Hunting,

150

The Public Breakfast,

123 C. COFFRY,

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WRITERS IN DIVINITY.

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