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SELECT WORKS

OF THE

BRITISH POETS,

IN

A CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES FROM BEN JONSON |

TO BEATTIE.

WITH

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES.

Jolina
BY DR. AIKIN.

TENTH EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:

J. WHETHAM & SON, 144 CHESTNUT ST.
THOMAS WARDLE, 15 MINOR ST.

MARVORO COLLEGE
mar. 28, 1939

VIBRANY
Massachusetts Historical

ADVERTISEMENT.

The object of this work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical Poets, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with Biographical and Critical notices of their Authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of youth. The Work, within these bounds, may be termed a “ Library of Classical English Poetry," and may safely be recommended to the heads of Schools in general, and to the libraries of Young Persons.

CONTENTS.

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Paradise Lost. In Twelve Books.

BEN JONSON.

Book I. ..

II. ......

To William Camden.........

From Cynthia's Revels.......

IV...

From the Silent Woman.................

V.

Hags......

VI..

Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke, Sister

VII.

to Sir Philip Sidney.....

VIII.

On Lucy Countess of Bedford........

IX. .

Song to Celia.......

To the same...........................

XI. ........

From the Shepherd's Holiday ........

XII. .

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

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

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

II. .......

III. ......

........ 117

COWLEY.

IV..

120

Samson Agonistes; a Dramatic Poem .....

Christmas Hymn ..................... 140

The Motto. Tentanda via est, 8c.....

Honor.....

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

WALLER.

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

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

........ 143

lated paraphrastically out of Anacreon.

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

. ib.

1. Love......

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

... ib.

II. Drinking ...

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

.144

III. Beauty .........

ib. A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the

V. Age .........

8 Present Greatness, and Joint Interest, of

VII. Gold .........

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ib. his Highness and this Nation .........

VIII. The Epicure....

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

The Complaint.......

DRYDEN.

Hymn to Light.....
Against Hope.......

Annus Mirabilis : the Year of Wonders, 1666 143
For Hope......

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

Claudian's Old Man of Verona.......

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

The Wish....................

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

From the Davideis.

In Three Books.

Book I. ........................ 162

MILTON.

II. ........................ 166

III. ........................ 171

L'Allegro .........

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

........... 172

Il Penseroso....

18 The Character of a Good Parson.......... 183

Lycidas. .....

19 Theodore and Honoria .......

Comus.......

21 Religio Laici. An Epistle .....

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To Sir Godfrey Kneller, principal Painter to

His Majesty......

GAY.

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

Nun's Priest........
The Flower and the Leaf: or, the Lady in

Rural Sports A Georgic. In Two Cantoes.

the Arbor .......

1981 Canto 1. ........................... 284

II. ......................

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. ..............vvvvv

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........

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

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

Friday; or, the Dirge................ 3

Saturday; or the Flights .......

ROWE.

Fable. The Farmer's Wife and the Raven

Fable. The Turkey and the Ant. ........ ib.
Colin's Complaint. A Song .......

:::........ 230
The Contented Shepherd. To Mrs. A-

D a fterwards his Wife............ 231

GREEN.

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

Sickness .........

ib. The Spleen. An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert

Jackson ....

ADDISON.

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

The Seeker.............:

A Letter from Italy to the Right Hon. Charles

The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under

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

the name of Peter Drake, a fisherman of

Brentford ........

... 318

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

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

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his Picture of the

King ........

Paraphrase on Psalm XXIII............. 238

TICKELL.

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