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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.

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Paradise Lost. In Twelve Books.

BEN JONSON.

Book 1.

II.

To William Camden...

III.

From Cynthia's Revels...

IV..

From the Silent Woman....

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

Hags................

Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke, Sister

to Sir Philip Sidney......

On Lucy Countess of Bedford...

Song to Celia..........

To the same...

From the Shepherd's Holiday.

XU.

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

Lord Haddington's Marriage............ Book I. .

Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H...........

111. ..........................

IV. ..........

COWLEY.

Samson Agonistes; a Dramatic Poem .....

Christmas Hymn ...

.........

The Motto Tentanda via est, &c. .....

Honor................................

Of Myself ...........................

WALLER.

The Chronicle. A Ballad................

Anacreontics; or some Copies of Verses, trans. To Amoret ........

lated paraphrastically out of Anacreon.

To the Same ...........

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

I. Love.... ...............

7 Of Love ....................

II. Drinking ...........

ib. Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs .......... 144

III. Beauty....

..... ............. ib. A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the

V. Age ... .................. 81 Present Greatness, and Joint Interest, of
VII. Gold ..... .................. ib. his Highness and this Nation ......... ib.

VIII. The Epicure...

e................. ib. Of English Verse ........

IX. Another .......

ib. The Story of Phæbus and Daphne applied..

X. The Grasshopper ......

ib. Song ....

XI. The Swallow.....

ib. To Phyllis

Elegy upon Anacreon; who was choked by

On a Girdle ........

a "Grape-stone. Spoken by the God of To Zelinda ............

Love ..........

... 9 To a Lady.. .......

Ode, from Catullus. Acme and Septimius 10

The Complaint...............

DRYDEN.

Hymn to Light..............

Against Hope..

Annus Mirabilis : the Year of Wonders, 1666 149

For Hope....

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

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

Claudian's Old Man of Verona.

a........

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

The Wish.....

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

From the Davideis.

In Three Books.

Book I, ..

MILTON.

II. ......

Pa

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To Sir Godfrey Kneller, principal Painter to

His Majesty......

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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.

the Arbor........ .............

198! Canto I. ......

II.

.... 203

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

Cymon and Iphigenia.......

286

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

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..........

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

The Hermit............................

224 Monday; or, the Squabble..........

Hesiod : or, the Rise of Woman..

226 Tuesday; or, the Ditty...............

An Allegory on Man.......

227 Wednesday; or, the Dumps.....

The Book-Worm.......

228 Thursday; or, the Spell .......

305

Friday; or, the Dirge........

306

Saturday; or the Flights ......

308

ROWE.

Fable. The Farmer'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-

D- , afterwards his Wife............ 231

GREEN.

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

Sickness ............

The Spleen. An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert

Jackson .....

' '...................310

ADDISON.

On Barclay's Apology for the Quakers ..... 317

The Seeker.......................... it.

A Letter from Italy to the Right Hon. Charles

The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under

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

the name of Peter Drake, a fisherman of

The Campaign. A Poem.......

| Brentford ......

........... 313

......... 234

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his Picture of the

The Sparrow and Diamond. A Song...... 320

King ........................

.... 237

Paraphrase on Psalm XXIII...

2381

TICKELL.

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

Poem. In Five Cantoes.

Spring...

..... 415

Canto l. ....

.. 3461 Summer ..........................

11. ....

347 Autumn ......................... 437

.. III. ........

.. 3481 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. ...........

The Temple of Fame........ ......... 355 Ancient and Modern Italy compared : being
The Fable of Dryope. From Ovid's Meta the First Part of “Liberty,a Poem..... 469

morphoses, Book IX................... 359 Greece : being the Second Part of “ Liberty,” 472
Vertumnus and Pomona. From 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," ...........cccrrr

.... 492

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 Strad.

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

Moral Essays. In Five Epistles to several

Persons.

Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Char.

A. PHILIPS.

acters of Men.......... 372 To the Earl of Dorset ................. 500

II. Of the Characters of Women

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

Om Ode to Pity ..................

Messiah, a Sacred Eclogue, in imitation of

502

Virgil's Pollio..

Ode to Fear. .......

503

Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady 386

Ode, written in the year 1746.......

Satire...........................

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

Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl ** Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy..

504

Mortimer ....

Ode to Evening.......

......... 388

Ode to Liberty........

505

The Passions, an Ode for Music.......

SWIFT.

Dirge in Cymbeline..................

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

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 Spenser 517

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

| mind, on the melancholy event of a licen-
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.

II. Hope ................rio.

To the Earl of Peterborow, who commanded

JII. Solicitude. ......

the British Forces in Spain............ 412 IV. Disappointment ..........
The Progress of Poetry ................. ib. The Dying Kid......................

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