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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

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. XII.

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1810.

C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer,

Goswell Street, London.

CONTENTS.

Page

Page

THE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson

3 To a Gentleman of seventy, who married a

Dedication

7

Lady of sixteen

30

Preface

9 The forty-third Chapter of Ecclesiasticus. A

Habakkuk, Chap. III. Paraphrased. An Ode Paraphrase

ib.

written in 1710, as an Exercise.

13 The Conclusion of an Epilogue to Mr. South-

To Belinda, on her Sickness and Recovery 14 ern's last Play, called Money the Mistress. 31
To Belinda, on her Apron embroidered with The Parting, a Song, set by Dr. Tudway, Pro.
Arms and Flowers
ib. fessor of Music in Cambridge

32

Part of the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth On a Flower which Belinda gave me from her

Chapters of Job. A Paraphrase

15 Bosom .....

ib.

Melancholy: an Ode. Occasioned by the The Story of Talus, from the fourth Book of

Death of a beloved Daughter

16 Apollonius Rhodius, V. 1629..

ib.

Daphnis and Lycidas : a Pastoral

ib. From the eleventh Book of the Iliads of Ho-

The First Ode of Horace translated

18

mer. In the Style of Milton.......

33

An Epistle to my Friend Mr. Elijah Fenton, Au To Mrs. Eliz. M-t, on her Picture, 1716 ... 34

thor of Mariamne, a Tragedy, 1726........ ib. Prologue to Mr. Fenton's excellent Tragedy,

A Dialogue between a Lady and her Looking Mariamne

ib.

glass, while she had the Green-sickness 191 To Mr. A. Pope, who corrected my Verses 35

On the Seat of War in Flanders, &c.

20 Monsieur Maynard imitated. To the right

To the right honourable Lord Charles Corn honourable the Lord Cornwallis..

ib.

wallis

22 On a Mischievous Woman

ib.

The Rose-bud. To the right honourable the The Coquette

ib.
Lady Jane Wharton

ib. The Widow and Virgin Sisters, being a Letter

Belinda at the Bath

23 to the Widow in London....

36

The Coy: an Ode.

ib. On the Death of my dear friend, Mr. Elijah
To the honourable Mrs. Elizabeth Townsend, Fenton, 1750

ib.

afterwards Lady Cornwallis, on her Picture To Thomas Marriot, Esq. A Poem on Death 37

at Rainbam

ib. Courage in Love....

38

To Mr. Pope, on his Works, 1726....... ib. The Complaint. Cælia to Damon

39

Part of the Tenth Book of the Iliads of Homer. Battle of the Gods and Titans. From the
In the Style of Milton

24 Theogony of Hesiod, with a Description of

A Pastoral, to a young Lady, upon her leaving, Tartarus, &c.

40

and return to, the Country

28 | The Love of Jason and Medea. From the
Poverty and Poetry

jb. third Book, verse 743, of Apollonius Rho-

To a lady, playing with a Snake..

29 dius

42

To a Lady of thirty

ib. Epistola ad Amicum Rusticantem. Scripta

On the Birth-day of Mr. Robert Trefusis, being Vere inuente Cantab. 1709

43

three Years old, March 22, 1710-11..... ib. I Sixteen Odes of Anacreon.....

44-47

.............

........

Spring.-- The First Pastoral
Sommer.The Second Pastoral
Automn.-The Third Pastoral
Wiuter.-The Fourth Pastoral

ib.

Page

Sappho to Phaon

ib.

Eloisa to Abelard

177 On receiving from the right honourable the

Lady Frances Shirley, a Standish and two

Pens...

276

The 'Temple of Fame

180 Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford and Morti-

January and May. From Chaucer

186

277

TheWife of Bath, her Prologue. From Chaucer. 192 Epistle to James Craggs, Esq. Secretary of

The First Book of Statius his Thebais

195 State.....

ib.

The Fable of Dryope. From Ovid's Meta Epistle to Mr. Jerras, with Mr. Dryden's

morphoses, Book ix

207 Translation of Fresnoy's Art of Painting ..

Vertumnus and Pomona.....

208 Epistle to Miss Blount, with the Works of

Voiture

278

IMITATIONS OF ENGLISH POETS,

Epistle to the same, on her leaving the Town

Chaucer

210

after the Coronation, 1715...

279

Spenser.—The Alley

ib. The Basset-Table, an Eclogue

ib.

Waller.–Of a Lady singing to her Lute ib. (Verbatim from Boileau

280

On a Fan

ib.

Answer to a Question of Mrs. Howe

ib.

Cowley, The Garden

211

Occasioned by some Verses of bis Grace the

Weeping

ib.

Duke of Buckingham .

ib.

Earl of Rochester.-On Silence.

ib. Prologue to a Play for Dennis's Benefit,

Earl of Dorset.-- Artemisia

ib.

in 1753,. when he was 'old, blind, and in

Phryne...

212

great Distress, a little before his Death ib.

Dr. Swift.—The Happy Life of a Country Prologue to Sophonisba

281

Parsou

ib. Macer: a Character

ib.

An Essay on Satire, occasioned by the Death To Mr. John Moore, Author of the celebrated

of Mr. Pope, in Three Parts :

Worm-Powder

ib.

Part I.

ib. Song, by a Person of Quality, written in the

II.

214

Year 1733

289

III.

215 On a certain Lady at Court

ib.

On his Grotto at Twickenham, composed of

Essay on Man, in Four Epistles:

Marble, Spars, Gems, Ores, and Minerals .. ib.

Epistle 1.

217 To Mrs. M. B. on her Birth-day

ib.

U.

220 To Mr. Thomas Southern, on his Birth-day,

III.

222

1742

ib.

IV.

225 To Lady Mary Wortley Montague

283

The Universal Prayer.

229 The fourth Epistle of the first Book of Ho-

, Moral Essays, in Five Epistles :

race's Epistles ..

Epistle I. Of the Knowledge and Charac.

Tipigram on Mrs. Tofts, a handsome Woman

ters of Men

030

with a fine Voice, but very covetouis and

II. Of the Characters of Women 255

proud

ib.

III. Of the Use of Riches...

235 Epigram on one who made long Epitaphs 284

IV. Of the Use of Riches

239 To Sir Godfrey Kneller, on his painting for me

V. To Mr. Addison, occasioned by

the Statues of Apollo, Venus, and Hercules ib.

his Dialogues on Medals......... 241

A Farewell to London, in the year 1715 284

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the Prologue A Dialog ie, between Pope and Craggs .... ib.

to the Satires

242 Epigram engraved on the Collar of a Dog,

which I gave to his Royal Highness

ib,

SATIRES AND EPISTLES OF HORACE IMITATED. Epigram, occasioned by an Invitation to Court ib.

Second Book, Sat. i. To Mr. Fortescue ...... 246 On an old Gate erected in Chiswick Gardens . ib.

Second Book, Sat, ii. To Mr. Bethel ......... 248 Fragment.--What are the falling rills, the pen-

First Book, Ep. i. To Lord Bolingbroke. 250

dant shades

285

First Book, Ep. vi. To Mr. Murray.

Verses left by Mr. Pope, on his lying in the

Second Book, Ep. i. To dugustus

954

same Bed which Wilmot the celebrated Earl

Second Book, Ep. ii.

260

of Rochester slept in at Adderbury, then

belonging to the Duke of Argyle

ib.

THE SATIRES OF JOHN DONNE, DEAN OP $T. PAUL'S,

Verses to Mr. C. St. James's Place............... ib.

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CONTENTS.

vii

Page

Page

To Sir Thomas Egerton, Knight, Lord Keeper A Description of Beauty. Translated out of
of the great Seal of England ....

527
Marino.....

549

To the Lord Henry Howard, one of his Ma To the Angel Spirit of the most excellent Sir

jesty Privy Council....

528 Philip Sidney

550

To the Lady Margaret, Countess of Cumber To the right reverend Fatber in God, James

land

529 Montague, Lord Bishop of Winchester, &c. 551

To the Lady Lucy, Countess of Bedford 530 | A Defence of Rhyme .....

ib.

To the Lady Anne Clifford ....

531 The Complaint of Rosamond

560

To Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton 532 A Letter from Octavia to Marcus Antonius ... 567
The Passion of a distressed Man, who being Dedication of Hymen's Triumph. A Pastoral
in a Tempest on the Sea, and baving in Tragi-Comedy.

571

his Boat two Women (of whom he loved The Prologue

ib.

the one that disdained him, and scorned Songs from the same ..................

579

the other who affected him) was by Com Ode.- Now each creature joys the other ... 573

mandment from Neptune to cast out one of Ulysses and the Syren

ib.

them, to appease the Rage of the Tem Dedication of the Queen's Arcadia. A Pas-

pest, but which was referred to his own

toral Tragi-Comedy

574

Choice ....

ib. / In the Vision of the Twelve Goddesses ... ib.

Masophilus: containing a general Defence of Song from the same

575

Leaming

533 Dedication of the Tragedy of Cleopatra ib.

Sonnets to Delia ................

541 Chorusses from the same

576

A Pastoral

549 Dedication of the Tragedy of Philotas . ....... 579

Chorusses from the same

ib.

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