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ing Caractacus. Criticisms on his Elegy written in the Garden of

a Friend. Refusal of the office of Poet Laureat


29. To Dr. WHARTON. Account of his present employment in making

out a list of places, in England, worth seeing


30. To Dr. Wharton. On the forementioned list. Tragedy of Agis.




Various authors in the last volumes of Dodsley's Miscellany. Dr.
Swift's four last years of Queen Anne

256 31. To Mr. STONKEWER. On infidel writers and Lord Shaftsbury • 257


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A paper of Mr. Gray inserted, relating to an impious position of Lord


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52. To Dr. WHARTON. On the death of his son, and an excuse for not • writing an epitaph

265 33. To Mr. Palgrave. Desiring him to communicate the remarks he

should make in his tour through the North of England • '. 267 34. To Mr. Mason. Some remarks on a second manuscript copy of Ca

ractacus 35. To Mr. PalGRAVE. Description of Mr. Gray's present situation in town, and of his reading in the British Musæum

• 271 36. To Dr. WAARTON. · On employment Gardening. Character of Froissart. King of Prussia's Poems. Tristram Shandy

272 37. To Mr. STOnzewer. On the latter volumes of M. d'Alembert and the Erse Fragments

275 38. To Dr. CLARKE. His amusements with a party on the banks of the

Thames. Death of a Cambridge Doctor. More of the Erse Frag-

• 278 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

279 40. To Dr. WHARTON. On his employments in the country. Nouvelle Eloise. Fingal. Character of Mr. Stillingfleet

283 41. To Mr. Mason. More concerning the Nouvelle Eloise. Of Signor Elişi, and other opera singers

285 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

287 43. To Dr. WHARTON. Description of Hardwick. Professor Turner's death. And of the peace

288 4. To Mr. Mason. On Count Algarotti's approbation of his and Mr.

Mason's poetry. Gothic architecture. Plagiary in Helvetius, from

290 45. To Mr. Brown. Sending him a message to write to a gentleman

abroad relating to Count Algarotti, and recommending the Erse

296 46. Count Algarotti to Mr. Gray. Complimentary, and sending him some dissertations of his own

297 47. To Dr. WHARTON. On Rousseau's Emile

298 48. To Mr. PalGRAVE. What he particularly advises him to see when abroad

300 49. To Mr. BEATTIE. Thanks for a letter received from him, and an invitation from Lord Strathmore to Glamis

• 304 50. To Dr. WHARTON. Description of the old castle Glamis, and part of the Highlands


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Page 51. To Mr. Beattie. Apology for not accepting the degree of Doctor offered him by the University of Aberdeen

314 52. To Dr. WHARTON. Buffon's Natural History. Memoirs of Petrarch. Mr. Walpole at Paris. Description of a fine lady

316 53. To Dr. WAARTox. Tour in Kent. New Bath Guide. Another volume of Buffon

318 54. To Mr. Mason. On his wife's death

321 55. To Mr. BeaTTIE. Thanks for a manuscript poem. Mr. Adam Fer

guson's Essay on Civil Society. A compliment to Lord Gray 321 56. To Mr. BeaTTIE. On the projected edition of our Author's Poems

in England and Scotland. Commendation of Mr. Beattie's Ode on

Lord Hay's birth-day 57. To Mr. BEATTIE. More concerning the Glasgow edition of his Poems

326 58. To the Duke of GRAFTON. Thanking him for his Professorship. 59. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Account of Mr. Brocket's death, and of his being made his successor in the Professorship

329 60. To Mr. Beattie." On the same subject


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Enumeration of such other literary pursuits of Mr. Gray as were not

sufficiently dilated upon in the preceding letters


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1. To Mr. Nicholls. On the death of his uncle, Governor Floyer, and advising him to take orders

341 2. To Mr. Nicholls. Congratulating him upon his situation, and men

tioning his own Ode on the Installation of the New Chancellor 343 3. To Mr. BEATTIB. His reason for writing that Ode

S46 4. To Dr. WHARTON. A journal of his tour through Westmoreland, Cumberland, and a part of Yorkshire

347 5. To Dr. Wharton. Description of Kirkstall-Abbey, and some other places in Yorkshire

• 377 6. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Of Nettley-Abbey and Southampton

379 7. To Mr. BEATTIE. On the first part of his Minstrel, and his Essay on the Immutability of Truth. Stricture on Mr. D. Hume

381 8. To Mr. How. On receiving three of Count Algarotti's Treatises, and

hinting an error which that author had fallen into, with regard to
the English taste of gardening


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The manner in which the Count rectified his mistake



9. To Mr. How. After perusing the whole of Count Algarotti's works

in the Leghorn edition, and his sentiments concerning them 387 10. To Mr. Nicholls. On the affection due to a mother. Description of that part of Kent from whence the letter was written


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Page 11. To Mr. Nicholls. Character of Froissart and other old French historians. And of Isocrates

391 12. To Dr. WHARTON. Of his tour, taken the year before, to Mon

mouth, &c. Intention of coming to Old Park. And of bis ill state
of health


Conclusion, with the particulars of Mr. Gray's death. His character

by another hand, and some annotations on it by the Editor 394

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1. The little concern produced by public calamities. Some remarks upon the character of Mr. Pope

405 2. Description of true philosophy. Conduct of Mr. Ratcliffe at his execution

407 3. Elegy written in a Country Church-yard first forwarded. Hints re-, specting a work in the press against Mr. Middleton

409 4. Observations upon a dramatic performance, entitled Elfrida, from the pen of Mr. Mason

410 5. Same subject continued

412 6. Mr. Lyttleton's Elegy and Mr. Walpole's Epistle from Florence con

sidered-favourable views of the latter 5. Inquiries concerning a new work of his, containing a history of his own tinje

415 8. The Hymn to Adversity. Two publications of Dr. Middleton's no ticed

416 9. Promises a new ode

419 10. Review of the writers who contributed to Mr. Dodsley's Collection of

Poems. A new ode 11. A visit intended

426 12. Acknowledges the receipt of two specimens of Erse Poetry: is anxs ious to discover the author

427 13. Complains of bodily indisposition, and begs to be supplied with literary amusement

428 14. Thanks for a copy of Anecdotes of Painting: the Author's plan of an historical work

429 15. Thanks for the Castle of Otranto. Remarks upon a pamphlet and Rousseau's Lettres de la Montague

• 433 16. Means recommended to secure his restoration to health. Inquiries relative to an old picture

435 17. Prevailing opinions respecting the work entitled Historic Doubts. Al

garotti's purchase of an excellent Holbein picture. Curious ta-


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Page 18. Our Author's observations upon his own writings. Mr. Boswell's pamphlet

442 19. Ludicrous title-page, with particular information contained in the work






1. Laments his absence in language deeply affecting

448 2. Continues to deplore his separation from his friend

451 3. Mentions his return from Suffolk, and still pursues the subject of his


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Ode I. On the Spring
ODE II. On the Death of a Favourite Cat
ODE III. On a distant Prospect of Eton College
Ope IV. To Adversity
ODE V. The Progress of Poesy
ODE VI. The Bard
ODE VII. For Music
ODE VIII. The Fatal Sisters
ODE IX. The Descent of Odin
ODE X. The Triumphs of Owen
ODE XI. The Death of Hoel
SONNET on the Death of Mr. West
EPITAPH I. On Mrs. Clarke
EPITAPH II. On Sir William Williams
ELEGY written in a Country Church-yard

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