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ib. 720 and approaching the shore Dryden 722
Thomson 720 Description of an antient Cathedral Congreve 722
la Wat Philosophy really consists Thomson 721 A Shepherd's Life happier than a King's
Description of a Garden --Description of the The Village Infidel
The Cit's Country Box
Cowper 790 The School-Boy. By the Rev. Mr. Maurice,
790 Written in a Lady's Ivory Table-book, 1699
ib. 791 A Description of the Morning. 1709 820
Jago 791 A Description of a City Shower. In Imitation
On the little House by the Church-yard of
Ode on the Death of Matzel, a favorite Buii- A Dialogue between a Member of Parliament
To Mr. West, at Wickham, 1740 ib, 793 A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods
793 upon lending his House to the Bishop of
An Ode in Imitation of Alcæus Sir W. Jones 794 Dr. Swift - Dr. Delany's Villa
Presented together with a Knife by the Rev. in or about the Year 1724-On a Pen 829
Samuel Bishop, Head Master of Merchant On Gold - On a Corkscrew --On a Circle-
On an Echo - On a Shadow in a Glass -On
Time-On the Vowels On Snow-On a
Pag To Quilca, a Country-House of Dr. Sheridan, The Vanity of Wealth
ib. 90 in no very good Repair. 1725 - The To Miss on her giving the Author a grand Question debated, Whether Hamil.
Gold and Silk Net-work Purse of her own con's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack weaving
ih, go or a Malt-Housc. 1729 832 To Lyce, an elderly Lady
ib. 904 On the Death of Dr. Swift, occasioned by read. Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer
ib. 90ing the following Maxim in Rochefoucauit, Sonnets. Written at Wynslade in Hampshire “ Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis,
Il'artun 90 “ nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monas. “ ne nous deplait pas."
ticon — Written at Stonehenge — Written The Author
(hurchill 838 after seeing Wilton-House - To Mr. Gray A poor Woman's Lamentation on her Son be
Sonnet -On King Arthur's Round Ta. ing slain in a field of Battle
841 ble at Winchester-To the River Lodon ib. 904 Lines on a Ball given to pronote the Silk Ma- The Old Cheese
king 90% nufacture
842 The Pilgrim and the Peas
Peter Pindar 90% On the late Queen of France
842 A Country Bumpkin and the Razor-seller ib. 907 Verses by Dr. Glynn
842 The Bald-pated Welchman and the Fly Hohenlinden, the Scene of an Engagement be
Somerrilie 907 tween the French and Imperialists, in The Incurious Bencher
ib. 908 which the former were conquered:
The Frogs' Choice
ib, 908 Campbell 842 The Oyster
ib. 909 A British War Song
8133 Epitaph on Miss Basnet, in Pancras Church'I'he Lotos of Egypt Maurice 843 yard
910 Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene. M.
Thomson 910 G. Lewis 841 On Time
Anon, 910 Four Sonnets
Bowles 845 Lines spoken by Mr. Thomas Knox at the au
SONGS, BALLADS, &c. nual Visitation at Tunbridge School 845 Various from
912939 Epigrams, Epitaphs, and other little Pieces The Spanish Lady's Love
939 848--893 | The Children in the Wood
9-10 VARIOUS POEMS, &c. By DIFFERENT The Hunting in Chevy-Chace
940 AUTHORS. Sir Cauline
914 Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
947 Selkirk, during his solitary Abode in the Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, &c.
949 Island of Juan Fernandez Couper 893 Willow, Willow, Willow
955 Ode to Peace ib. 894 Barbara Allen's Cruelty
956 Human Frailty
ib. 894 The Frolicsome Duke, or Tinker's Good ForOn observing some Names of little Note re
-957 corded in the Biograpluia Britannica ib 894 Death's Final Conquest
958 The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm ih. 894 Gilderoy
959 On a Goldtinch starved to Death in his Cage Bryan and Pereene, a West-Indian Ballad,
ib. 895 founded on a real Fact that happened in the The Pine-apple and the Bee ib. 895 Island of St. Cristopher's
Grainger 959 The Foet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plant ih, *95 Gentle River, gentle River
Percy 960 n Fable
ib. 896 Alcanzor and Zaida, a Moorish Tale ib. 961 The Love of the World detected
ib. 896 King Edward IV. and the Tanner of ȚamThe Jackdaw
ib. 896 worth The Country Parson's Blessings 897 Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
963 On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket being Corydon's doleful Knell picked
897 Old and young Courtier The Happy Fireside 897 Loyalty confined
965 'Tho Retrospect of Life 897 To Althea, from Prison
966 An Invitation to the Country
897 | The Braes of Yarrow, in Imitation of the an, Invitation in the feathered Race Graves 898 tient Scotch Manner
966 Address to a Nightingale
Thomson 898 Childe Waters
969 Lines from Dr. Barnard, Dean of Derry, to The Witches' Song
Dr. Goldsmith and Mr. Cumberland 900 The Fairies' Farewell
Benttie 973 Jupiter and Mercury. A Fable ib: 900 A Pastoral Ballad, In Four Parts Sluenstone 973 The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the A Pastoral Ballad
Birron 975 Loss of Grildrig. Guy 901 A Pastoral Ballad
Rour 975 A Receipt for stewing Vea! ib. 901 A Fairy Tale
Parnell 976 Spring. An Ode Dr. Jolinson 901 Song
Thwa/259 977 'Che Midsummer's Wish. An Ode ib. 902 The Barber's Nuptials
977 Autumn. An Ode ib. 902 William and Margaret
979 Winter. An (de
ib. 903 Lucy and Colin An Evening Ode. To Stella
ib. 903 Songs. By Dihdin The Natural Beauty. To Stella ib. 903 PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES, &c.
971 972 972
PO ETICA L.
BOOK THE FIRST.
SACRED AND MORAL.
9 1. An Address to the Deity. Thomson. And ye five other wand'ring fires that more FATHE "ATHER of light and life! Thou goon In mystic dance, not without song, resound
His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light SUPREME! O teach me what is good. Teach me THYSELF! Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth
Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Save me from folly, vanity, and vice,
Perpetual circle, multiform; and mix From every low pursuit ! and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue And nourish all things; let your ceaxless change Sacred, substantial, never-fuling bliss ! [pure ; Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise $?. Adam and Eve, in a Morning Ily mn, call Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold,
From hill or streaming lake, dusky or grey, u por all the Parts of the Creation to join with
In honor to the world's great Author rise! them in extolling their common Maker.
Whether to deck with clouds th' uncolor'd sky, Milton.
Or wet the thirsty carth with falling showers, Tuese are Thy glorious works, Parent of good, Rising or falling still advance his praise. Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself howwondrous then! Brcathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, yePines,
His praise, yeWinds,that from four quarters blow, l'aspeakable, who sitt'st above these Heavens With every plant in sign of worship ware. To us invisible, or dimly scen
Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Join voices, all ye living Souls ; ye Birds,
praise. Speak ve who best can tell, ye sons of light, That singing up to IIcaven's gate ascend, Angels ; for ye behold him, and with songs Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise. And cural symphonies, day without night,
Ye that in waters glide, and he that walk
circlet, praise him in thy sphere, Have gather'd aught of evil, or conceald,
$ 3. On the Deity. In thy etemal course, both when thou climb'st,
Mrs. Barbauld. And when high noon hast gain d,and when thou I READ God's awful name emblazon'd high, fall'st.
With golden letters on th' illumin'd sky; Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun, now fly'st Nor less the mystic characters I see, With the lix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies, Wrought in cach Power, inscribd on ev'ry troc;
In ev'ry leaf thize trembles to the breeze Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily Uranks employ,
That tastes those gifts with joy. In every creature own thy forming power,
Through every period of my
life In each event thy providence adore.
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
Divide thy works no more,
Thy mesey shall adore. Then when the last, the closing hour draws Through all eternity to Theo nigh,
A joyful song I'll raise,
5 Hymn on Providence. Addison; Teach me to fix my ardent hopes on high, And, having liv'd to the, in ihce to die.
The Lord iny pasture shall prepare,
His presence shall my wants supply, § 4. llymn on Gratitude. Addison. And guard me with a watchful eye; When all thy mercics, O my God,
My noon-day walks he shall attend, My rising soul surveys ;
And all my inidnight hours defend. Transported with the view, I'm lost
When in the sultry glebe I faint, lo wonder, love, and praise.
Or on the thirsty mountains pant;
To fertile vales, and dewy meads, O how shall words with equal warmth
My weary wand'ring steps he leads ; The gratitude declare
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, That glows within my ravish'd heart?
Amid the verdant landskip flow. But thou canst read it there.
Tho' in the paths of Death I tread,
With gloomy horrors everspread,
Vy stedfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord, art with me still; And hung upon the breasi.
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, To all my weak complaints and cries And guide me through the dreadful shade. Thy mercy lent an ear,
Tho' in á bare and rugged var, Ere
yet ry feeble thoughts had learnt "To forin themselves in pray's.
Through devions lonely wiles I stray,
Thy bounty shall niy pains beguile: Unnumber'd comforts to my soul
The barren wilderness shall smile, Thy tender care bestow'd,
With sudden greens and herbage crown'd; Before my infant heart conceiv'd
And streains shall murmur all around.
$6. Another Ilymn, from the beginning of the Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe,
19th Psalm. Addison. And led me up to man.
The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky, Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, lı gently clear'd mny way,
And spangled Ileavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim « And through the pleasin, snares of vice,
Th' unwearicd sun, from day to day, More to be fear'd than they.
Does his Creator's pow'r display,
The work of an Almighty hand.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wond'rons tale, Thy hounteous hand with worldly bliss And nightly to the list'ning earth, llas made my cup run o'er,
Repeats the story of her birth : And in a kind and faithful friend
Whilst all the stars that round her burn, Has doubled all my store.
and all the planets in their turn,