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ADDISON (1672–1719); Rt. Hon. J..

. 38-45, 48, 49

AMHURST (1697–1742); NICHOLAS .

186-193
1) Anonymous Poems 37, 94, 95, 97-99, 121-123, 130, 147-149, 178–180,

208, 209, 222--224, 228, 229, 233-235, 258–260, 275, 298–300

BAILLIE (1665-1746); Lady GRISSEL (HUME, afterwards) 202, 203

BAKER, F.R.S. (1698-1774); HENRY

230-232

BARBER (1690-1757); MARY

BEDINGFIELD (c. 1720); WILLIAM .

156-158

BOOTH (1681-1733); BARTON.

140, 141

BYROM, F.R.S. (1692–1763); JOHN.

100-103

CAREY (? -1743) ; HENRY

266-276

CHUDLEIGH (1656-1710); MARY (LEE, afterwards) Lady 50, 51

CIBBER, Poet Laureate (1671-1757); COLLEY [=THEOPHILUS] 256, 257

COCKBURN (1679-1749) ; CATHARINE (TROTTER, afterwards) 277

CONCANEN (1701–1749); MATTHEW

204, 205

CONGREVE (1670-1729); WILLIAM .

56-60

CONWAY, Countess of 'HertFORD (1726–1782) ; ISABELLA

(FITZROY, afterwards)

142

DODSLEY (1703-1764); ROBERT

294-297

ELLWOOD, of the Society of Friends (1639-1713); THOMAS

EUSDEN, Poet Laureate (1688–1730); Rev. LAURENCE

136

FARQUHAR (1678-1707); GEORGE .

64,65

FIELDING (1707-1754); HENRY

261, 262

FINCH, Countess of WINCHILSEA (1666-1720) ; ANNE (KINGS-

MILL, afterwards)

109-113

GAY (1685-1732); JOHN

159-171

GLANVILL (1664-1735); JOHN.

55

GRANVILLE, Lord LANSDOWNE (1667-1735); GEORGE. 238-241

HAMILTON, Lord BINNING (1697-1733); CHARLES

242-243

HAMILTON, of Bangour (1704-1754); WILLIAM

196-198

HARRISON (1685-1713) ; WILLIAM .

96

HERVEY, Lord HERVEY (1696-1743); JOHN .

152-155

HILL (1685-1750); AARON

HOADLY, Chancellor of the diocese of WINCHESTER (1711-

1776); Rev. JOHN .

252-255

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HOWARD, Earl of SUFFOLK (1671-1731); EDWARD

LEVERIDGE (1670-1758); RICHARD

262-264

LYTTELTON, Lord LYTTELTON (1709-1773) ; GEORGE

244-250

[? MALLET (1705-1765); DAVID

278, 279]

MILLER (1706-1744); Rev. JAMES

MONK (c. 1716); Hon. Mary.

137

MONTAGU (1689-1762); Lady MARY (PIERREPONT, after-

)

143-146, 152-155

MORDAUNT, Earl of PETERBOROUGH (1638–1735) ; CHARLES

225

MOTTEUX (1660-1718); PIERRE ANTOINE

66, 67

PAGET, Lord PAGET (1689–1742); THOMAS CATESBY

292, 293

PARNELL, D.D., Archdeacon of Clogher (1679–1718); THOMAS 114-120

PHILIPS (1675-1749); AMBROSE

104-108

PHILIPS (1676-1709); JOHN

93

POPE (1688–1744); ALEXANDER

1-36, 46, 47, 109, 150, 151

POPPLE (1701–1764); WILLIAM

251

PRIOR (1664-1721); MATTHEW

68-92

R., S. (c. 1724)

194, 195

RAMSAY" (1686-1758); Ailan:

181-185

ROOME (? -1729) ; EDWARD

218–220

ROWE, Poet Laureate (1674-1718); NICHOLAS

124-127

SAVAGE (? –1743); RICHARD .

206, 207

SHEFFIELD, Duke of BUCKINGHAM (1648-1721); JOHN

131-135

SOMERVILLE (1675-1742); WILLIAM

214-217

STEELE (1672–1729); Captain Sir RICHARD

62, 63

SWIFT, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1667-

1745); JONATHAN

210-213

THOMSON (1700-1748); JAMES

278-284

THURSTON (c. 1729) ; JOSEPH

226, 227

TICKELL (1686–1740); THOMAS

172-174

WALSH (1663–1708); WILLIAM

52-54

WARD (1667-1731); EDWARD

175-177

WELSTED (1689–1747); LEONARD .

WESLEY the Elder (1692–1739); Rev. SAMUEL

199

WEST, the friend of THOMAS GRAY (? -1642); RICHARD 285-287

WILLIAMS, Knight of the Bath (1709-1759); Sir CHARLES

HANBURY

288-291

YONGE, Bart. (8 -1775) ; Rt. Hon. Sir William

236, 237

FIRST LINES AND NOTES

301

GLOSSARY AND INDEX

307

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THE

POPE

ANTHOLOGY.

1701-1744 A.D.

ON A CERTAIN LADY AT COURT.

[Henrietta HOWARD, COUNTESS OF SUFFOLK.]

I know the thing that 's most uncommon !

(Envy, be silent; and attend !) I know a reasonable woman;

Handsome and witty, yet a friend !

Not warped by passion, awed by rumour ;

Not grave through pride, or gay through folly; An equal mixture of good humour

And sensible soft melancholy.

'Has she no faults then,' Envy says, “Sir?'

Yes, she has one, I must aver !
When all the World conspires to praise her;

The woman 's deaf, and does not hear !

ODE ON SOLITUDE.

[This imitation of HORACE's Ode, Beatus integer, &oc., was written in 1700, when young ALEXANDER POPE was not twelve years old. The present is his revised text of 1736.] HAPPY the man whose wish and care

A few paternal acres bound; Content to breathe his native air

In his own ground:

Whose herds, with milk; whose fields, with bread;

Whose flocks supply him with attire : Whose trees, in Summer yield him shade;

In Winter, fire.

Blest! who can unconcern'dly find

Hours, days, and years slide soft away In health of body, peace of mind,

Quiet by day,

Sound sleep by night; study and ease

Together mixt; sweet recreation ;
And innocence, which most does please,

With meditation.

Thus, let me live, unseen! unknown !

Thus, unlamented, let me die !
Steal from the world ; and not a stone

Tell where I lie!

THESE, equal syllables alone require; Though oft, the ear the open vowels tire ! While expletives, their feeble aid do join ; And ten low words oft creep in one dull line ; While they ring round the same unvaried chimes, With sure returns of still expected rhymes. Where'er you find the cooling western breeze, In the next line, it whispers through the trees. If crystal streams with pleasing murmurs creep, The Reader 's threatened, not in vain, with sleep. Then, at the last, and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, That, like a wounded snake, draws its slow length along.

Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes; and know What 's roundly smooth, or languishingly slow ! And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where DENHAM's strength and WALLER's sweetness join!

[True ease in writing comes from art, not chance;
As those move easiest who have learned to dance.)
'Tis not enough, no harshness gives offence;
The Sound must seem an echo to the Sense!

Soft is the strain when ZEPHYR gently blows;
And the smooth stream, in smoother Numbers flows:
But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,
The hoarse rough Verse should, like the torrent, roar!

When AJAX strives, some rock's vast weight to throw,
The line too labours, and the words move slow :
Not so, when swift CAMILLA scours the plain ;
Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the Main.

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