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6. To Mr. WalPOLE. Excuse for not writing to him, &c.
Page 13. From Mr. West, on leaving the University, and removing to the Temple
32 14. To Mr. West. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the preceding letter, with a Latin postscript, concluding with an Alcaic fragment
33 15. From Mr. West. Thanks for his Ode, &c. His idea of Sir Robert Walpole
36 16. To Mr. WALPOLE. Congratulates him on his new place. Whimsical description of the quadrangle of Peter-house
S7 17. To Mr. West. On his own leaving the University
38 18. From Mr. West. Sends him a Latin Elegy in answer to Mr Gray's Sapphic Ode
Short narrative, concluding the Section
SECTION II. "Connecting narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole.
Corresponds, during his tour, with his parents and Mr. West
1. To his Mother. His voyage from Dover. Description of Calais.
Abbeville. Amiens. Face' of the country, and dress of the people 43 2. To Mr. West. Monuments of the Kings of France at St. Denis, &c. French opera and music. Actors, &c.
46 3. To Mr. West. Palace of Versailles. Its gardens and water-works. Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit
50 4. To his MOTHER. Rheims. Its cathedral. Disposition and amusements of its inhabitants
53 *5. To his Father. Face of the country between Rheims and Dijon.
Description of the latter. Monastery of the Carthusians and Cis-
56 6. To Mr. West. Lyons. Beauty of its environs. Roman antiquities 57 7. From Mr. West. His wishes to accompany his friend. His retired
life in London. Address to bis Lyre, in Latin Sappbics, on the
60 *8. To his MOTHER. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse. So
lemn and romantic approach to it. His reception there, and commendation of the monastery
61 9. To his Father. Geneva. Advantage of a 'free government exhi
bited in the very look of the people. 'Beauty of the lake, and
64 10. To his MOTHER. Journey over the Alps to Turin. Singular accident in passing them. Method of travelling over mount Cenis
66 11. To Mr. West. Turin. Its carnival. More of the views and scenery
on the road to the Grande Chartreuse. Wild and savage prospects
69 12. To Mr. West. Genoa. Music. The Doge. Churches and the Palazzo Doria
74 14. To his MOTHER. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery 76 15. To Mr. West. Journey from Genoa to Florence. Elegiac verses
occasioned by the sight of the plains where the battle of Trebiæ was
79 16. From Mr. West. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy and Greece
80 17. To his Mother. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for Rome. First and pleasing appearance of an Italian spring
82 18. To his MOTHER. Cathedral of Sienna. Viterbo. Distant sight of
Rome. The Tiber. Entrance into the city. St. Peter's. Intro-
83 19. To his MOTHER. Illumination of St. Peter's on Good Friday, &c. 87 20. To Mr. West. Comic account of the palace of the Duke of Modena
at Tivoli. The Anio. Its cascade. Situation of the town. Villas
aqueducts. A grand Roman ball
man 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
. 92 22. To bis 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
97 23. To bis FATHER. Departure from Rome and return to Florence. No
likelihood of the Conclave's rising. Some of the cardinals dead.
• 99 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; des
cription of his person, with an odd speech which he made to the
108 27. To Mr. West. Description, in Latin hexameters, of the sudden rising
of Monte Nuovo near Puzzoli, and of the destruction which at-
110 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
114 29. Po his Father. Total want of amusement at Florence, occasioned
by the late Emperor's funeral not being public. A procession to
116 30. To Mr. Wast. 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 sonnet
. • 118
Account of Mr. Gray's return home, and of his second visit to the
Grande Chartreuse, where he wrote an Alcaic Ode, which concludes the Section
Prefatory narrative. Mr. Gray's father dies, and the year after he re
turns to Cambridge, and takes a degree in civil law; during that
1. From Mr. West. His spirits not as yet improved by country air. Has begun to read Tacitus, but does not relish him
126 2. To Mr. West. Earnest hopes for his friend's better health, as the
warm weather comes on. Defence of Tacitus, and his character.
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
198 4. To Mr. West. Thanks for his verses. On Joseph Andrews. Defence of old words in tragedy
140 5. From Mr. West. Answer to the former, on the subject of antiquated expressions
144 6. To Mr. West. Has laid aside his tragedy. Difficulty of translating Tacitus
147 7. From Mr. West. With an English Ode on the approach of May 148 8. To Mr. West. Criticises his Ode. Of his own classical studies · 150 9. From Mr. West. Answer to the foregoing
152 10. To Mr. West. Of his own peculiar species of melancholy. Inscrip
tion for a wood in Greek hexameters. Argument and exordium of
Account of Mr. West's death. Of Mr. Gray's English poetry, writ
ten about this time, with the general plan, argument of the first book,
Pago Prefatory narrative. Mr. Gray takes his degree in civil law, and
makes Cambridge his principal residence for the rest of his life.
1. To Dr. WAARTON. On taking his degree of Bachelor of Civil Law · 172 Fragment of an Hymn to Ignorance
2. To Dr. WHARTON. Ridicule on University laziness. Of Dr. Akenside's poem, on the Pleasures of Imagination
176 3. To Dr. WHARTON. His amusements in town. Reflections on riches.
Character of Aristotle
the modern Platonic Dialogue. Account of his own and Mr. West's
181 5. To Mr. Walpole. Criticisms on Mr. Spence's Polymetis
184 6. To Mr. WALPOLE. Ladicrous compliment of condolence on the death of his favourite cat, inclosing his Ode on that subject
187 7. To Dr. WHARTON. Loss by fire of a house in Cornhill. On Dio
dorus Siculus. M. Gresset's Poems. Thomson's Castle of Indo
lence. Ode to a Water-Nymph, with a character of its Author 188 8. To Dr. WHARTON. More on M. Gresset. Account of his own pro
jected poem on the alliance between government and education 190 Fragment of that poem, with a commentary, notes, and detached sentiments relative to it
192 9. To Dr. Wharton. Character of M. de Montesquicu's L'Esprit des Loix
199 10. To Dr. WHARTON. Account of books continued. Crebillion's Ca
talina. Birch's State Papers. Of his own studies, and a table of
200 11. To Dr. WHARTON. Ludicrous account of the Duke of Newcastle's
Installation at Cambridge. On the Ode then performed, and more
202 12. To his Mother. Consolatory on the death of her sister
204 13. To Dr. WHARTON. Wishes to be able to pay him a visit at Durham.
On Dr. Middleton's death. Some account of the first volumes of
Narrative of the incident which led Mr. Gray to write his Long Story.
That poem inserted, with notes the Editor, and prefaced with
207 14. To Dr. WHARTON. On the ill reception which the foregoing poem