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GIFT OF MARY E. HAVEN

JULY 2, 1914.

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CHARLES WHITTINGHAM

LONDON

CONTENTS.

VOL. II.

N. B. Those Letters entirely new, or not published in Mr. Mason's

Work, are marked with an Asterisk *; those imperfectly published

by Mr. Mason with a Dagger t.

Letter

1. From Mr. West. Complains of his Friend's Silence .... 1

2. To Mr. West. Answer to the Former. A Translation of

some Lines from Statius .............................. 2

3. From Mr. West. Approbation of the Version. Ridicule

on the Cambridge Collection of Verses on the Marriage of

the Prince of Wales ..................................

Preface of the Editor to the subsequent Letter ....

4. To Mr. West. On the little Encouragement which he finds

given to Classical Learning at Cambridge. His Aversion

to Metapbysical and Mathematical Studies ............

5. From Mr. West. Answer to the Former, advises his Cor-

respondent not to give up Poetry when he applies himself

to the Law .......................................... 10

6. To Mr. Walpole. Excuse for not Writing to him, &c..... 13

7. From Mr. West. A Poetical Epistle addressed to his Cam-

bridge Friends, taken in part from Tibullus and a Prose

Letter of Mr. Pope .................................. 15

8. To Mr. West. Thanks him for his Poetical Epistle. Com-

plains of Low Spirits. Lady Walpole's Death, and his

Concern for Mr. H. Walpole .........

9. To Mr. Walpole. How he spends his own Time in the

Country. Meets with Mr. Southern, the Dramatic Poet 20

10. To Mr. Walpole. Supposed Manner in which Mr. Wal-

. pole spends his Time in the Country .................. 22

11. From Mr. West. Sends him a Translation into Latin of a

Greek Epigram ...................................

12. To Mr. West. A Latin Epistle in Answer to the foregoing 26

13. From Mr. West, on leaving the University, and removing

to the Temple ........................................

14. To Mr. West. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the pre-

ceding Letter, with a Latin Postscript, concluding with an

Alcaic Fragment .....

15. From Mr. West. Thanks for his Ode, &c. His Idea of

Sir Robert Walpole ...................

16. To Mr. Walpole. Congratulates him on his New Place.

Whimsical Description of the Quadrangle of Peter-House

17. To Mr. West. On his own Leaving the University ...... 32

18. From Mr. West. Sends him a Latin Elegy in Answer to

Mr. Gray's Sapphic Ode ..............................

Sapphired Life in His wishes

SECTION THE SECOND.

Letter

Connecting Narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr.

Walpole. Corresponds, during his Tour, with his parents

and Mr. West ........................................ 33

1. To his Mother. His Voyage from Dover. Description of

Calais. Abbeville. Amiens. Face of the Country, and

Dress of the People ..................................

2. To Mr. West. Monuments of the Kings of France at St.

Denis, &c. French Opera and Music. Actors, &c. ....

3. To Mr. West. Palace of Versailles. Its Gardens and Wa-

ter-Works. Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit ....

4. To his Mother. Rheims. Its Cathedral. Disposition and

Amusements of its Inhabitants ........................

5. To his father. Face of the Country between Rheims and

Dijon. Description of the latter. Monastery of the Car-

thusians and Cistercians ....................

............... 53

6. To Mr. West. Lyons. Beauty of its Environs. Roman

Antiquities ..........

7. From Mr. West. His wishes to accompany his Friend.

His retired Life in London. Address to his Lyre, in Latin

Sapphics, on the Prospect of Mr. Gray's Return ........ 58

8. To his Mother. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Char-

treuse. Solemn and romantic Approach to it. His recep-

tion there, and commendation of the Monastery ........ 60

9. To his Father. Geneva. Advantage of a free Government

exhibited in the very look of the People Beauty of the

Lake, and plenty of its Fish ..........................

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 amongst the Alps, agreeable to Livy's

description .......

12. To Mr. West. Genoa. Music. The Doge. Churches and

the Palazzo Doria ................

.... 73

13. To his Mother. Paintings at Modena. Bologna Beauty

and Richness of Lombardy ..........

14. To his Mother. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery 77

15. To Mr. West. Journey from Genoa to Florence.-Elegiac

Verses, occasioned by the sight of the Plains where the

Battle of Trebiæ was fought ..........................

16. From Mr. West. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see

Italy and Greece .......

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

*17. To Dr. Wharton. Proposals for Printing his Travels. His

arrival at Florence ............ ................ 83

18. To his Mother. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for

Rome. First and pleasing appearance of an Italian Spring 92

19. To his Mother. Cathedral of Sienna. Viterbo. Distant sight

of Rome. The Tiber. Entrance into the City. St. Peter's.

Introduction of the Cardinal d'Auvergne into the Conclave 93

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