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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO COW PER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

AND

THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.

THE

ADDITIONAL LIVES

BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F.S. A.

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

COWLEY, I DENHAM, I MILTON.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSOX: J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON: W. OTRIDGE AND SON;

LEIGH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES; T. EGERTON ; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN; J. WALKER ; VÉRNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE;
R. LEA; L. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.; J. STOCKDALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS,
J. WHITE AND CO. ; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME; CADELL AND DAVIES; J. BARKER ; JOHN RICHARDSON,
J. M. RICHARDSON; J. CARPENTER; B. CROSBY; E. JEFFERY; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER ; J. AND A. ARCH ; BLACK;
PURRY, AND KINSGBURY ; J. BOOKER; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY ; J. HATCHARD; R. H. EVANS ;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH; J. MAWMAN ; J. BOOTH; J. ASPERNE ; P. AND W. WYNNE; AND W. GRACE. DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

„C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer,

Goswell Street, London.

CONTENTS.

ib.

Page

Page
THE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson ....... 3 Ode I. On the Praise of Poetry

65
Elegia Dedicatoria ad Illustrissimam Aca 11. That a Pleasant Poverty is to be pre-
demiam Cantabrigiensem ....

41

ferred before Discontented Riches... ib.
be Author's Preface to his Edition in Folio,

III. To his Mistress

1656 ......

42 IV On the Uncertainty of Fortune. A

'he Bookseller's Advertisement to the Edition

Translation ....

66

of 1674

48 V. In Commendation of the Time we live

Yedication *..........

ib.

under, the Reign of our gracious

The Author's Preface to his Juvenile Poems.. 49

King Charles .......

ib.

o the Reader...........

ib. VI. On the Shortness of Man's Life ib.

An Answer to an Invitation to Cambridge...... ib.

onstantia and Philetus..........

51

he Tragical History of Pyramus and Thisbe 56

MISCELLANIES.

SYLNA: OR DIVERS COPIES OF VERSES, MADE UPON The Motto .......

67

SUNDRY OCCASIONS.

Ode. Of Wiț.........,

ib.

e felici parta, Reginæ Mariæ

59 To the Lord Falkland, for his safe Return from

a felicissimam Reginæ Mariæ Fertilitatem .. 60 the Northern Expedition against the Scots.. 68

pon the happie Birth of the Duke

ib. On the Death of Sir Henry Wootton..... ib.

Elegy on the Death of the Right Honour On the Death of Mr. Jordan, Second Master
able Dudley, Lord Carleton, Viscount Dor at Westminster School
chester, late Principal Secretary of State... ib. On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland...... 69
n Elegy on the Death of my loving Friend On the Death of Sir Anthony Vandyck, the
and Cousin, Mr. Richard Clarke, Gent, late famous Painter

ib.

of Lincoln's Inn

61 Prometheus ill-painted

70

Dream of Elysium

ib. Ode.

ib.

n his Majesty's Return out of Scotland 62 Friendship in Absence

ib.

mny, on the same

ib. To the Bishop of Lincoln, upon his Enlarge-

Vote.....

ib. ment out of the Tower

ib.

Poetical Revenge

63 | To a Lady who made Posies for Rings....

o the chess of Buckingham

ib. Prologue to the Guardian : before the Prince ib.

his very much honoured Godfather, Mr. The Epilogue ......

ib.

4. B.

ib. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey

Elegy on the Death of John Littleton, Esq. Ode in Imitation of Horace's Ode V. Book I.. 75

Son and Heir to Sir Thomas Littleton, who In Imitation of Martial's Epigram, L. V. Ep.

was drowned leaping into the Water to save xx. ............"

ib.

tis younger Brother .........

64 The Chronicle. A Ballad

ib.

Translation of Verses upon the Blessed Vir To Sir William Davenant, upon his Two First

gin, written in Latin by the Right Worship Books of Gondibert, finished before his

fe Dr. A. ....

ib. Voyage to America.......

74

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