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who finding it to be the gout in that part, thought his case dangerous, and called in Dr. Plumptree, the physical professor: they prescribed to him the usual cordials given in that distemper, but without any good effect; for on the 29th he was seized with a strong convulsion fit, which, on the 30th, returned with increased violence, and on the next evening he expired. He was sensible at times almost to the last, and from the first aware of his extreme danger; but expressed no visible concern at the thoughts of his npproaching dissolution.

This account I draw up from the letters which Dr. Brown, then on the spot, wrote to me during his short illness; and as I felt strongly at the time what Taeitus has so well expressed on a similar occasion, I may. with propricty, use his words: "Mibi, prater acerbitatem amiei erepti. auget mcestitiam, quod assidere valetudini, fovere deficicntem, satiari vultu, complexu, non contigit*" I was then on the eastern side of Yorkshire, at a distance from the direct past, and therefore did not receive the melancholy intelligence soon enough to be able to reach Cambridge before his corpse had been carricd to the place he had, by will, appointed for its interment. To see the last rights duly performed, therefore, fell to the lot of Dr .Brown ; I had only to join him, on his return from the funeral, in executing the other trusts which his friendship had authorized us jointly to perform.

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LXXXVIII.

To Dr. Wharton.—On Strawberry-Hill.—Occa-
sional remarks on Gothic architecture . -
To Dr. Wharton.—Objection to publishing his
Ode on the progress of Poetry singly.—Hint
of his having other lyrical ideas by him un-
finished -
LXXXIX. To Mr Stonhewer.—Of Monsigner Baiardi's
book concerning Herculaneum.—A poem of
Voltaire —Eneloses a part of his ode entitled
the Bard -
XC. To Dr. Wharton.—On his removing from Pe-
ter-House to Pemiiroke-Hall.—His notion of
a London hospital.—Of Sutly's Memoirs.—
Mason's four odes -
XCI. To Dr. Wharton—Of his own indolence—Me-
moirs of M. de la Porte and of Madame Staal.
—Intention of commg to town
XCII. To Mr Mason.—Of his Revicwers.—Otters to
send him Druidical anecdotes for his project-
ed drania of Caractacus - ' -
XCIII. To Mr. Mason.—Ou hearing Parry play on the
Welsh harp, and finishing his ode after it.—
Account of the old ballad on which the tra-
gedy of Douglas was founded -
XCIV. To Mr. Walpole.—Expresses his aversion to

notes accompanying his Bard
XCV. To Mr Walpole.—Inquiry into the genuine-
ness of an Erse poem called "Hardicnute"
XCVI. To Mr. Walpole.—Critieism of Rousseau's
** Nouvelle Heloise'' - - - -

XCVII. To Mr Hurd.-On the ill reception his two Pin-
daric odes met with on their publication
XCYUI. To Mr. Mason—His opinion of the dramatic
part of Caractacus -

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To Mr. Mason.—Dissuading him from retire-
ment —Advice concerning Cavactacus.—Ciiti-
?i-ms on bis Eleg> wri ten m the garden of a
ricnd —Refusal of the office of Poet Laureat
C. To Dr Wharton.—Aecouit oi his present em-
ployment, iu maki. g out a list ot places in
EniJaul wonh seeing -

CI. To Dr Wharton.—On the fore-mentioned list.
— I raged) of Agis.—Various authors in the
last volumes ot Dod^ley'* Miscellany.—Dr.
Swift's lour last years of queen Anne
CM. Tu Mr. Stoiihewer.—On infidel writers and lord
thuftesbury -
Strictures on an nnpious position of lord Bo-
lingbrokf -

CIII. To Dr. Wharton.—On the death of lrissou,and

an excnsi for not writing an epitaph -
CIV. To Mr. Paigrave —Desirmg him to communi-
cate the remarks he should make in his tour
through the north of Euglatid
CV. To Mr. Mason —Sume remarks on a second

manuscript copy of Caractacus
CVI. To Mr. Palgrave — Description of Mr. Gray's
present situation in town, and of his reading
in the British Museum -

CVII. To Dr. Wharton—On employment.—Garden-
ing.—Character of Froissard-—King of Prus-
sia's poems—Tristram Shandy
CVIII. To Mi- Stoimewer.-On the latter volumes of
M d'Alem>ert and the Erst fragments
CIX. To Dr. Clarke.—His amusements with a party
on the banks of the Thames.—Death of a
Cambridge doctor.—More of the Erse frag-
ments ------

CX. To Mr, Mason.—On two parodles of Mr- Gray's
and Mr. Mason's odes.—Extract of a letter
from Mr David Hume, concerning the au-
thentieity of the Erse poeirj
CXI. To Dr Wharton.—On his employments in the
country.—Nouvelle Heloise —Fingal.—Cha-
racter of Mr. Stilli:igfleet -
CXII. To Mr. Ma on.—Mori concerning theNourelle
Heloise.—Of Signor Eturi, and other opera
singi rs ------

CXUI. To Mr. Mason —On his expectation of being
made a residentiary of York.—Recovery of

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lord * * * from a dangerous illness.—Reason
for writing the Epitaph on sir William Wil-
liams --""","
To Mr. Walpole.—Remarks on Mr. Walpole s

Anecdotes of Panning - - -

To Dr. Wbanou.—description of Hardwick —
Professor Turner's Death.—Aiki of the peace
To Mr. Mason —On count Algarotti's approba-
tion of his and Mr. Mason's poetry.—Gothic
architecture.—Plagiary in Hulvetius, fram

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To Mr. Brown.—Sending him a message to
write to a gentleman abroad relating to count
Algarotti, and recommending the Erse poems
Count Algarotti to Mr. Gray.-Complimeutarv,
and sendmg him some dissertations of his
own - - - -"

To Dr. Wharton.—On Rousseau s Emile
To Mr. How.—On receiving three of Count
Algarotti's Treatises, and hinting an error
which that author had fallen into, with re-
gard to the English taste of gardening
To Mr. Walpole.—Ludicrous remarks on the

Castle of Otranto, &c. - - - 102

To Mr. Palgrave.—What he particularly adviies

him to see when abroad. - 104

To Mr. Beattic — Thanks for a letter received
from him, and an invitation from lord Strath-
more to Glamts - - - -110
To Dr. Wharton.-Description of the old castle

of Glames, and part of the Highlands - 111
To Mr. Beanie.—Apology for not acceptmg
the degree of Doctor, onered him by tha Uni-
versity of Aberdeen - - - - 124
To Mr. Walpole.—Humorous recommendation
of warm elothing.—French nastiness and
atheism censured.—Description of an old pic-
ture 127

, To Dr. Wharton.—Bufton's Natural History.—
Memoirs of Petrarch.—Mr. Walpole at Paris.
—Description of a fine lady - - - 130

. To Dr. Wnartoru-Tour into Kent.-New Bath

Guide.—Another volume of Button - 133

To Mr. Nicholls.—On the affection due to
a mother.—Descriptita of that part or Kent
from whence Uife letter was written - - 136

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CXXX. To Mr. Mason.—On the death of his wife - 13*

CXXXI To Mr. Beattic .-Thanks fir a manuscript poem*
-Mr Adam Ferguson's Kssa\ on Civil Soeiety.
—A complnnent to lord Gray - - 139

To Mr. lii attic —On the projected edition of
our author's poems in England and Scotland.
—Coinmendxtion of Mr Beattic's ode on Lord
Hay's Birth-day - - - - 14*

To Mr. How.—After perusing the whole of
Count Algarotti's works in the Leghorn edi-
tion, and his sentiments concerning th- m - 14*

To Mr Beattic.—More concerning the Glasgow
edition of his poems • 148

To Mr Walpole.—Critieism on Mr- Walpole's
Historic Doubts, &c. - - - 150

To Mr. Walpole.—Excuses himself for not
showing his poems to Mr. Walpole previous
to their publication.—Speed and Leslie.—
Boswell's History of Corsica - - 155

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To Mr. Walpole.—Extracts from sir W. Corn-
Mallis's Essays.—Remarks on Stowe, Speed,
Guthric, &c. •> 160

To the duke of Grafton -Thanking him for his
professorship .... - 163

To Mr. Nicbolls.—Account of Mr. Brocket's
death, and of his being made his successor in
the professorship . '64

To Mr. Beattic.—On the same subject - 16*

To Mr. NicWUs On the death of his unele,

governor Floyer, Hi id advising him to take or,• dew -- * * * -Vf *~~^ . - - 167

To Mr. Nicholls.—Congratulating bim upon his
situation, and mentioning his own' ode on the
Installation of the new Chancellor - - 170

To Mr. Beattic.—His reason for writing that
ode 174

To Dr. Wharton-A journal of his tour through
Westmoreland, Cumberland, and a part of
Yorkshire • 178

To Dr Wharton—Description of KirkstalL
Abbey, and some 'lther places in Yorkshire - 216

To Mr. Nicholls.—Of Nettely-Abbey and South-
ampton - - - - • 218

To Mr-Beattic—On the first part of his Mh>" strel. and bis Essay oi. the Immutability of Truth.-Stricture on Mr. D,. Hume . - 221

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