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THE

WORKS

or The

E N G L I SH PO ETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO CO WPER:

INCLuiding the

SERIES EDITED,
WITH
PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,
BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

AND

THE MOST APPROVED TRAN SLATIONS.

The

ADDITIONAL LIVES
BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F. S. A.

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

WOL. XVII.

GLOVER, Scott,
WHITE HEAD, MICKLE,
JAGO, JEN YNs.
BROOKE,

LONDON:

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CONTENTS.

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HE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ...... 3 l Book VI. ........... “............................. 98

Poem on Sir Isaac Newton. Originally VII. ...

prefixed to Pemberton's View of Sir Isaa VIIs. ...

Newton's Philosophy, 1728, 8vo............... 13 IX. ..

Admiral Hosier's Ghost ........................... 16 X. ...

London: or, the Progress of Commerce ..... 17 XI. ...

Leonidas. A Poem................... -------------- 22 XII. ..

The Preface..... ib. XIII. ...

Book I. ........ 25 XIV. ...

II. 28 XV.

III. 34. XVI.

IV. . 38 XVII. ..

V. 45 XVIII. ..

VI. 48 XIX. ..

VII. 52 XX. .

VIII. ... 56 XXI. ..

IX. .. 62 XXII.

X... 66 XXIII. ..

XI. ... ... 72 XXIV. ..

XII. ...... ---------- -------------------- ...... 75 XXV. ..

The Atheniad. A Poem. XXVI. ..

Book I. --................. ------------ .......... 80 XXVII. ..

II. ... -- ... 84 XXVIII. ..

III. . 88 XXIX. .. -----
V. .......................................... 94
POEMS OF W. WHITE HEAD.

The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers............ 189 || The Youth and the Philosopher. A Fable ... 220

The Danger of writing Verse. An Epistle, 1741. 199| To a Gentleman on his pitching a Tent in his

Atys and Adrastus. A Tale, 1743 ..... ------- 201 Garden.............. ------------ -------------- ..... ib.

Ann Boleyn to Henry the Eighth. An heroic The Lark. A Simile. To the reverend Mr. — 221

Epistle, 1743 .................................... 204 || To the honourable Charles Townsend ........ . ib.

On Ridicule, 1743 ..... ---------------------------- 206 || To the same. On the Death of a Relation ... 222

On Nobility: an Epistle. To the Earl of Ash- To Mr. Garrick ........................ ------------ ib.
burnham ................. ----------------------- ... 209 | Nature to Dr. Hoadley, on his Comedy of the

An Hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring, Suspicious Husband .......................... . 223

1751........................ ........ 210 || To Richard Owen Cambridge, Esq. . 224

On Friendship ....... . 214 || To Mr. Mason....................................... ib.

The Dog. A Tale .................... ------------- 215 To the reverend Dr. Lowth. On his

An Epistle from A Grove in Derbyshire to a William of Wykeham............... ........ ... 225'

Grove in Surrey ................................. 217 | To the reverend Mr. Wright, 1751 ............ ib.

The Answer .......... ........... 218 Ode to the Tiber. On entering the Campania
The Enthusiast....................................... 219 of Rome, at Otricoli, 1755.................. .. 22f

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at Rome 1756........... ------------------- ib.

IV. To an Officer. Written at Rome, 1756. 229
V. To A Friend sick. Written at Roune, 1756. 230
VI. To the rev. Mr. Sanderson. Written at
Rome, 1756..... ------------------------- ... ib.

Verses to the People of England, 1758......... ib.

A Charge to the Poets. First printed, 1762. 231

Variety. A Tale for married People ......... 234

The Goat's beard. A Fable .................... . 237

To her Grace the Dutchess of Queensbury ... 243

Venus attiring the Graces .................. ... ib.

On a Message-card in verse .............. ------- 244
On the Birth-day of a young Lady, four
years old .......... ------------------ - - - - - - - - - - ... ib.
The Je Ne Scal Quoi. A Song .. . 245
The Double conquest. A Song. ... ib.
Song for Ranelagi ......... ........ .............. ib.
z An Inscription in the Cottage of Venus, at
Middleton Park, Oxfordshire...........:...... ib.
The same in English .............................. ib.
Hymn to Venus, on a great variety of Roses
being planted round her Cottage ............ 246

In a Hermitage, at the same place . ... ib.

Inscription for a cold Bath................ -------- ib.

Inscription on an Oak, at Romely, in Derby-

shire, the Oak is supposed to speak ......... ib.

Inscription for a Tree on the terrace, at Nune-
ham, Oxfordshire............................. .... 247
Inscription on the Pedestal of an Urn, erected
in the flower-garden at Nuneham, by G. S.
Harcourt, and the honourable Elizabeth
Vernon, Viscountand Viscountess Nuneham.
Sacred to the Memory of Frances Poole,
Wiscountess Palmerston ........ - - - - - - - - - - - ... ib.
An Epitaph.—Here lies a youth (ah, where-
fore breathless lies') ..................... ------ ib.

Epitaph in Westminster Abbey. To the Me-

mory of Mrs. Pritchard ........................ ib.

On the late Improvements at Nunehaun, the
seat of the Earl of Harcourt.................. ib.

To Lady Nuneham now Countess of Harcourt,

on the Death of her Sister, the honourable

Catharine Venables Vernon, June 1775...... 248

The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain........... ....... ib.

The Sweepers ........... ........................... 249

Fatal Constancy: or, Love in Tears, a sketch

of a Tragedy in the Heroic taste ....... ..... 250

ones.

I. For his Majesty's Birth-day, No-

vember 10, 1758 ........ ---------- 252

II. For the new Year, 1759 ..... ------- 253
III. For his Majesty's Birth-day, Nov.
10, 1759 ................ -------- ... 254

IV. For the new Year, 1760. ... ib.

V. For the new Year, 1761 ............ ib.

WI.

VII.

VIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1762............ ........... ... 256

IX. For the new Year, 1763 ............ ib.

X. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1763....................... ... ... ib.

XI. For the new Year, 1765 ........... ib.

XII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1765.............................. 258

XIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, Jun

4, 1766.................... .......... ib.

XIV. For the new Year, 1767 ............ ib.
XV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1767................... ... 259
XVI. For the new Year, 1768 ..... ....... ib.

XVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1768................. ------------- 260

XVIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1769................ ... ib.

XIX. For the new Year, 1770 ....... ..... ib.

XX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1770....... ....................... 261

XXI. For the new Year, 1771 ............ ib.
XXII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1771.......... -------------------- ib.
XXIII. For the new Year, 1772 ............ 262
XXIV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1772.............................. ib.
XXV. For the new Year, 1773. ... ib.
XXVI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, Jun
4, 1773........ ----------- ........... 263
XXVII. For the new Year, 1774 ............ ib.
XXVIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1774......................... ..... ib.

XXIX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1775.............................. 264.

XXX. For the new Year, 1776............ ib.

XXXI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1776.............................. ib.
XXXII. For the new Year, 1777 ............ 265
XXXIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1777. ............................ ib.
XXXIV. For the new Year, 1778 .......... ... ib.
XXXV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1778................... -
XXXVI. For the new Year, 1779 ....
XXXVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day,

4, 1779...................... .......

XXXVIII. For the new Year, 1780 ............ 267

XXXIX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June
4, 1780.............................. ib.

XL. For the new Year, 1781 ............ ib.

XLI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1781................ -------------- 268

XLII. For the new Year, 1782. . ib.

XLIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1782.............................. ib.

XLIV. For the new Year, 1783 ............ 269

XLV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1783.............................. ib.

XLVI. For the new Year, 1784 ............ 270

XLVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1784................... ........... ib.
XLVIII. For the new Year, 1785 ............ ib.

proLOGUES AND epilogues.

Prologue to the Roman Father, 1750 .......... 271

Epilogue to the Roman Father, 1750.......... ... ib.

Prologue to Every Man in his Humour, 1751. 272

Prologue to Creusa, 1754 ........................ ib.

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Epilogue to Creusa, 1754 ....... ------------- .... 272 | Fragment of a Poem written about the Time

A second Prologue to Creusa, 1754 ........... ib. he intended to take Orders..................... 276

Prologue to the Orphan of China, 1759 ...... 273 || Fragment of Verses on Churchill ............... ib.
Prologue to the School for Lovers, 1762 ...... ib. A pathetic Apology for all Laureats, past, pre-
Prologue to the School for Lovers, 1762 ...... ib. sent, and to come. Written some Years be-
Epilogue to the School for Lovers, 1762 ...... 274 fore his Death.................................... ib.
Prologue to Almida, 1771 .......... ----------- ... ib. The Lyric Muse to Mr. Mason, on the Re-
covery of the right hon, the Earl of Holder-

ADDITIONAL POEMs, PUBLISHED by MR. Mason. messe from a dangerous Illness. (From Dods-

- ley's Collection, Edition 1782)................ 277

The Vision of Solomon. Written when at School 275 | On the Conclusion of the Peace. Written in

Verses to his Mother on her Birth-day. Writ- 1748, and printed among the Cambridge

ten in his early Years......................... 276 Gratulatory Verses.............................. 278

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POEMS OF JAG O.

The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers............ 281 To a Lady, furnishing her Library, at ####,

Hints for a Preface, for any Author, and for in Warwickshire ..... -------- -------- ------------ 314

any Book........ ----------- ------- ----------- ..... 285 || To William Shenstone, Esq. on receiving a

:11 . o gilt Pocket-Book, 1751 ........................ ib.

*...*.*.*.*.*.*. Aoi...o.w....}}}... .

Book I. Morming.. . . . On receiving a little Ivory Box from a Lady

II. Noon ..... 293 wrought by her own Hands..................... 315

III. Afternoon . ... 297 Valentine's Day ........... ------ .... 316

IV. Evening ............................... ... 303 || Hamlet's Soliloquy, imitated .......... . ... ib.

- ----------------------- --- Roundelay, written for the Jubilee at Stratford

Labour and Genius: or, the Mill-stream and upon Avon, celebrated by Mr. Garrick in
the Cascade. A Fable ........................ 307 honour of Shakspeare, September, 1769.

Ardenna. A pastoral Eclogue. To a Lady .. 310 Sct to Music by Mr. Dibdin ........... ...... ib.

The Scavengers. A Town Eclogue ........... . 311 || The Blackbirds. An Elegy ...................... 317

Absence .... -- ... ib. The Goldfinches. An Elegy. To William

To a Lady .................... ------ ... ib. Shenstone, Esq. .................. ------------- ... ib.

To a Lady working a Pair of Ruffles, ... 312 The Swallows. An Elegy ...................... ... 318

Female Empire. . A true History ........... .... ib. Adam: or, the Fatal Disobedience. An Ora-

On Mr. Samuel Cooke's Poems. Written in torio. Compiled from the Paradise Lost of

the Year 1749.................................... ib. Milton, and adapted to Music ............... 319

The Mistake. On Captain Bluff, 1750. 313 Advertisement to Adam....... ... ib.

To a Lady with a Basket of Fruit....... ... ib. To the Composer....................... ..... 326

Peytoe's Ghost............ ------------ ............... ib.

POEMS OF BROOKE.

The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers........... . 329 added, the Tale as written by Chaucer, taken

Book I. ... ... ib.

II. .. ... 341

III. .. ... 346
IV. . - ... 350
V. .. ... 356
VI. ........... - ------------------ .......... 362

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