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CONTENTS.

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HISTORY OF EARLY ENGLISH POETRY........................

1

EARL OF SURREY .............

................................... 103

A Prisoner in Windsor, &C................................ 108

Verses to Spring............

110

Description and Praise of his Love, Geraldine...... 111

SIR THOMAS WYATT .................

ib.

To his Mistress ...................

.......................... 114

On his Returne from Spaine .............................. ib.

Of the Mean and Sure Estate.............................. 115

Of the Courtier's Life.......................................... ib.

Queen ELIZABETH................................................... 117

A Ditty

............................................. 118

SackvilLE EARL OF DORSET..................................... 119

Induction to the Complaint of Henry Duke of

Buckingham............

121

GEORGE GASCOIGNE...

122

Youth.........

123

The Lullaby of a Lover.......

ib.

JOHN LYLLY.....................

***********......................... 125

From Alexander and Campaspe......................... 126

Song .......................................................... ib.

SPENSER ................................................................... 127

Description of Belphæbe (from the Faerie Queene) 128

The Bower of Bliss............... rog......................... 130

Florimel and the Witch's Son............................ 133

From the Masque of Cupid.............................. 137

A Spousall Verse........................................... 140

Epithalamion ..................................................... 141
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The Domestic Tutor............. ......................... ib.

PHINEAS AND Giles FLETCHER............

160

Description of Parthenia........

ib.

Mutability of Human Greatness

162

BEN JONSON..

163

To Celia ............................................................ ib.

Song to Celia.................................................... 164

The Sweet Neglect............................................ ib.

To the World ................................................... 165

Song of Night

166

Song from the Masque of Beauty......................... 167

RICHARD CORBET.......

........................ ib.

Farewell to the Faeries..

168

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE................

Description of Lucrece asleep..............................

182

Description of the Steed of Adonis

183

Sonnets

184

From the Passionate Pilgrim

188

Song.............

.............................. ib.

....... 170

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

Song ............................................................................. 217

EDMUND WALLER .................................................. 218

Love......................................................................

219

On a Girdle...............................................................

221

Song ...

ib.

WILLIAM DAVENANT...............

222

On the Queen visiting Lady Anglesey..

.................. 223

ABRAHAM COWLEY......... ..................................... 224

The Chronicle, a Ballad.

..................... ib.

Honour ............................................................... 227

Of Solitude ........................................................ 228

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JOHN MILTON.......

229

Song on May Morning.........

230

Extracts from Comus .............................................. ib.

Extract from Lycidas..................................... 237

WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT........................................ 239

Lesbia on her Sparrow ..................................... ib.

SAMUEL BUTLER..............................................................

240

Dress and Armour of Sir Hudibras....................... 242

JOHN SUCKLING ....................................................... 244

The Wedding ...................................................... 246

Song

247

RICHARD LOVELACE

248

To Althea, from Prison.......

249

To a Rose ............

................................ 250

The Grasshopper

251

To Lucasta, going to the Wars......................... ib.

RICHARD CRASHAW

252

The Tear ............................................................. 253

From Catullus............................................. ib.

The Weeper, abridged..........

........................................ 254

MATTHEW PRIOR................................................... 255

An Epitaph..........

256

The Female Phaeton.....................................*****

258

CHARLES COTTON................................................ 259

The Welsh Guide.............................................. 260

St Winifred's Well.........................................

261

WILMOT EARL OF ROCHESTER

******************.......

262

Upon Nothing. .................................................. ib.

John Dryden.................................................... 264

Cymon and Iphigenia .................................... ib.

Translation from Horace.........................

267

SIR CHARLES SEDLEY

269

To a Devout Young Lady

ib.

Song in Bellamira..........

270

Love.....
....................minimum

ib.

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JONATHAN SWIFT

270

Verses on his own Death................................... 274

The City Shower........................................ 280

Baucis and Philemon.............................................

282

Morning....................................................... 288

ALEXANDER POPE................

289

The Toilet (from the Rape of the Lock).

ib.

Omens (from the same)

290

.............**.**.***.........

Description of Ombre (from the same)................. 291

From the Epistle of Eloisa to Abelard............... 293

Extract from the Epilogue to the Satires............. 295

JOHN GAY......

296

The Birth of the Squire..................................*

298

Extract from Trivia

301

Song ......

304

WILLIAM SHENSTONE..........................................."

ib.

The Schoolmistress........................................ 306

James THOMSON.............

Extract from the Castle of Indolence................. ib.

THOMAS GRAY...................................................... 320

The Bard....................................................... ib.

WILLIAM COLLINS ..................................................... 323

Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson...

ib.

Ode to the Superstitions of the Highlands............ 325

MARK AKENSIDE

***o................... 329

Mental Beauty (from the Pleasures of Imagination) 331

Conclusion (from the same)..

............................. 332

TOBIAS SMOLLETT

334

Ode to Leven Water....wwwwwwvv..........

ib.

Extract from the Ode to Independence..............

335

THOMAS BLACKLOCK............................................... 337

The Portrait........

339

CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY
•.•**************inservoinen11.

340

From the New Bath Guide........

341

OLIVER GOLDSMITH ......................................************

345

The Village Schoolmaster.......

319

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