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13. To his MOTHER. Paintings at Modena. Bologna. Beauty and richness of Lombardy
14. To his MOTHER. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery
16. From Mr. WEST. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy
18. To his MOTHER. Cathedral of Sienna. Viterbo. Distant sight of
19. To his MOTHER. Illumination of St. Peter's on Good Friday, &c.
21. To Mr. WEST. An Alcaic Ode.
Ludicrous allusion to ancient Roman customs. Albano and its lake, Castle-Gondolfo. Prospect from the palace; an observation of Mr. Walpole's on the views in that part of Italy. Latin inscriptions, ancient and modern 22. To his MOTHER. Road to Naples. Beautiful situation of that city. Its bay. Of Baiæ, and several other antiquities. Some account of the first discovery of an ancient town, now known to be Herculaneum
23. To his FATHER. Departure from Rome and return to Florence. No likelihood of the Conclave's rising. Some of the cardinals dead. Description of the Pretender, his sons, and court. Procession at Naples. Sight of the King and Queen. Mildness of the air at Florence
24. From Mr. WEST. On his quitting the Temple, and reason for it 102 25. To Mr. WEST. Answer to the foregoing letter. Some account of
Naples and its environs, and of Mr. Walpole's return to Florence 104 26. To his MOTHER. Excursion to Bologna. Election of a pope; description of his person, with an odd speech which he made to the cardinals in the Conclave
27. To Mr. WEST. Description, in Latin hexameters, of the sudden rising of Monte Nuovo near Puzzoli, and of the destruction which attended it
28. To his FATHER. Uncertainty of the route he shall take in his return to England. Magnificence of the Italians in their reception of strangers, and parsimony when alone. The great applause which the new Pope meets with. One of his bon mots 29. To his FATHER. Total want of amusement at Florence, occasioned by the late Emperor's funeral not being public. A procession to avert the ill effects of a late inundation. Intention of going to Venice. An invasion from the Neapolitans apprehended. The inhabitants of Tuscany dissatisfied with the government
30. To Mr. WIST. The time of his departure from Florence determined.
Alteration in his temper and spirits. Difference between an Italian fair and an English one. A farewell to Florence and its prospects, in Latin hexameters. Imitation, in the same language, of an Italian
Account of Mr. Gray's return home, and of his second visit to the
Prefatory narrative. Mr. Gray's father dies, and the year after he re-
1. From Mr. WEST. His spirits not as yet improved by country air.
The plan, dramatis personæ, and all the speeches which Mr. Gray
3. From Mr. WEST. Criticism on his friend's tragic style. Latin hexameters on his own cough
5. From Mr. WEST. Answer to the former, on the subject of antiquated expressions
4. To Mr. WEST. Thanks for his verses. On Joseph Andrews. Defence of old words in tragedy
6. To Mr. WEST. Has laid aside his tragedy. Difficulty of translating
With an English Ode on the approach of May
8. To Mr. WEST.
Account of Mr. WEST's death. Of Mr. Gray's English poetry, writ
Prefatory narrative. Mr. Gray takes his degree in civil law, and makes Cambridge his principal residence for the rest of his life. The Editor of these Memoirs becomes acquainted with him in the year 1747. He corresponds with Dr. Wharton and several other persons till the year 1768, when he is appointed Professor of Modern History
1. To Dr. WHARTON. On taking his degree of Bachelor of Civil Law
Fragment of an Hymn to Ignorance
2. To Dr. WHARTON. Ridicule on University laziness. Of Dr. Akenside's poem, on the Pleasures of Imagination
3. To Dr. WHARTON.
His amusements in town. Reflections on riches.
4. To Mr. WALPOLE. Ridicule on Cibber's Observations on Cicero. On the modern Platonic Dialogue. Account of his own and Mr. West's poetical compositions
5. To Mr. WALPOLE. Criticisms on Mr. Spence's Polymetis
Fragment of that poem, with a commentary, notes, and detached sen-
9. To Dr. WHARTON. Character of M. de Montesquieu's L'Esprit des
12. To his MOTHER. Consolatory on the death of her sister
Narrative of the incident which led Mr. Gray to write his Long Story.
14. To Dr. WHARTON. On the ill reception which the foregoing poem
met with in town when handed about in manuscript, and how much
15. To Mr. WALPOLE. Desires him to give his Elegy to Mr. Dodsley to
be printed immediately, in order to prevent its publication in a ma-
16. To Dr. WHARTON. Of Madame Maintenon's Character and Letters.
His high opinion of M. Racine. Of Bishop Hall's Satires, and of
Concerning the intention. of publishing Mr.
Bentley's designs for his Poems. Refuses to have his own portrait
Farther account of those designs, with stanzas which Mr. Gray wrote
20. To Dr. WHARTON. Objection to publishing his Ode on the Progress
of Poetry singly. Hint of his having other lyrical ideas by him
Explanation of that hint, and a fragment of one of those lyrical pieces
21. To Mr. STONHEWER. Of Monsignor Baiardi's book concerning Her-
culaneum. A poem of Voltaire. Incloses a part of his Ode en-
22. To Dr. WHARTON. On his removing from Peter-House to Pembroke
Hall. His notion of a London hospital. Of Sully's Memoirs.
23. To Dr. WHARTON. Of his own indolence. Memoirs of M. de la
24. To Mr. MASON. Of his reviewers. Offers to send him Druidical
25. To Mr. MASON. On hearing Parry play on the Welch harp, and
26. To Mr. HURD. On the ill reception his two Pindaric Odes met with
27. To Mr. MASON. His opinion of the dramatic part of Caractacus 246
28. To Mr. MASON. Dissuading him from retirement. Advice concern-
30. To Dr. WHARTON. On the forementioned list. Tragedy of Agis.
Various authors in the last volumes of Dodsley's Miscellany. Dr.
31. To Mr. STONHEWER. On infidel writers and Lord Shaftsbury
A paper of Mr. Gray inserted, relating to an impious position of Lord
32. To Dr. WHARTON. On the death of his son, and an excuse for not writing an epitaph
33. To Mr. PALGRAVE. Desiring him to communicate the remarks he
35. To Mr. PALGRAVE. Description of Mr. Gray's present situation in town, and of his reading in the British Musæum
36. To Dr. WHARTON. On employment. Gardening. Character of Froissart. King of Prussia's Poems. Tristram Shandy
38. To Dr. CLARKE. His amusements with a party on the banks of the Thames. Death of a Cåmbridge Doctor. More of the Erse Frag
39. To Mr. MASON. On two Parodies of Mr. Gray's and Mr. Mason's Odes. Extract of a letter from Mr. David Hume, concerning the authenticity of the Erse Poetry
40. To Dr. WHARTON. On his employments in the country. Nouvelle Eloise. Fingal. Character of Mr. Stillingfleet
41. To Mr. MASON. More concerning the Nouvelle Eloise. Of Signor Elişi, and other opera singers
42. To Mr. MASON. On his expectation of being made a residentiary of York. Recovery of Lord from a dangerous illness. Reason
for writing the Epitaph on Sir William Williams 43. To Dr. WHARTON. Description of Hardwick. Professor Turner's death. And of the peace
44. To Mr. MASON. On Count Algarotti's approbation of his and Mr.
46. Count ALGAROTTI to Mr. GRAY. Complimentary, and sending him
47. To Dr. WHARTON. On Rousseau's Emile
What he particularly advises him to see when
49. To Mr. BEATTIE. Thanks for a letter received from him, and an invitation from Lord Strathmore to Glamis
50. To Dr. WHARTON. Description of the old castle of Glamis, and part of the Highlands