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Of Myself The Chronicle. A Ballad............. ----Anacreontics: or some Copies of Verses, translated paraphrastically out of Anacreon. • Love ............. -------------------------Drinking . . Beauty .. . Age .. . Gold .......... . The Epicure . . Another............ The Grasshopper ... . The Swallow............. - --Elegy upon Anacreon; who was choaked by a Grape-stone. Spoken by the God of Love .................... ------------ ------------Ode, from Catullus. Acme and Septimius... The Complaint .............................. Hymn to Light .. Against Hope.. For Ho Claudian's Old Man of Verona.. The Wish From the Davideis.............. ------------------

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MILTON.

L'Allegro
Il Penseroso ..
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Paradise Lost. In Twelve Books.
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XII. ......................... ----------- ------ 104
Paradise Regained. In Four Books.
Book I. ...... --------- -------- ... 109
II. . 113
III. ... 117
IV. ....................... ---------- . 120
Samson Agonistes; a Dramatic Poem .... 126
Christmas Hymn.................................... 140
WALLER.
To Amore! .......................................... 143
To the Same .. ib.
Of Love ............................ ib.
Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs 144
A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the
Present Greatness, and Joint Interest, of
his Highness and this Nation ............. ... ib.
Of English Verse ........... . --------------- ..... 146
The Story of Phoebus and Daphne applied ... ib.
Song...................... ------------ ----------------- ib.
To Phyllis... . ib.
On a Girdle. ... 147
To Zelinda .. ib.
To a Lady ................... ------------ ........... ib.
DRYDEN.
Annus Mirabilis: the Year of Wonders, 1666. 149
Alexander's Feast: or, the Power of Music.
An Ode in honour of St. Cecilia's Day ... 160
Palamon and Arcite: or, the Knight's Tale.
In Three Books.
Book I. ............................ ......?.... 162
II. .... 166
III. .............. .... 171
The Wife of Bath, her Tale .... 179
The Character of a Good Parson .. ... 183
Theodore and Honoria ............... .... 184
Religio Laici. An Epistle ................. .... 187

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Moral Essays. In Five Epistles to several
Persons.

Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Cha-
racters of Men............... 372
II. Of the Characters of Women 374
III. On the Use of Riches ......... 376
IV. Of the Use of Riches ......... 379

V. To Mr. Addison, occasioned by

his Dialogues on Medals... 381 Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the Prologue to the Satires .......... - ------------------- ----Messiah, a Sacred Eclogue, in imitation of Virgil's Pollio......... ------------- ------------ ... 385 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady 386

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Satire ................................................. ib. Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer ........................................ . 388 SWIFT. Cadenus and Vanessa............. ----------------- 390 Stella's Birth-day .................. ----------------- 397 The Journal of a Modern Lady, in a Letter to a Person of Quality............................. ib. On the Death of Dr. Swift ..... ----------------- 399 Baucis and Philemon. On the ever-lamented loss of the two Yew-trees in the Parish of Chilthorne, Somerset. Imitated from the Eighth Book of Ovid........................... 403 A Description of the Morning................... 405 The Grand Question Debated: Whether Hamilton's Bawn should be turned into a Barrack or a Malt-house ............. -------------- ib. On Poetry: a Rhapsody ........... -------------- 406 A Description of a City-Shower, in imitation of Virgil's Georgics........................... ... 410 Horace, Book III. Ode II. To the Earl of Oxford, late Lord Treasurer. Sent to him when in the Tower............. ------ ........... 411 Mrs. Harris's Petition........... ------------- o To the Earl of Peterborow, who commanded the British Forces in Spain..................... -The Progress of Poetry .......................... i.

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To the Earl of Dorset ........................... 500 A Hymn to Venus, from the Greek of Sappho 501 ib.

A Fragment of Sappho ........................... COLLINS. Ode to Pity ...... ..................--------------. 502 Ode to Fear .... 503 Ode, written in the year 1746 ................ ... ib. Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Col. Charles Ross, in the Action at Fontenoy ............ 504 Ode to Evening ........................... ... ib. Ode to Liberty ................... ... 505 The Passions, an Ode for Music. . 505 Dirge in Cymbeline ................:------------- . 507 An Ode on the popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland; considered as the Subject of Poetry .......... --------- ----------- ib. Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson ............ 509 DYER. Grongar Hill....... --------- ------------------ ..... 51 l The Ruins of Rome ....................---------. 512 SHENSTONE. The School-Mistress. In Imitation of Spenser 517

Elegy, describing the sorrow of an ingenuous mind, on the melancholy event of a licen

tious amour............................... -------- 520 A Pastoral Ballad. In Four Parts. Part I. Absence. .............................. 521 11. Hope......... -- ... ib. - Solicitude....... - Sz2 Disappointmen ... ib. oid ....... . G23

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