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MEMOIRS. -SECTION I.
INTRODUCTION.-Mr. Gray's birth.—Education at Eton, where
he commences a friendship with the Hon. Horace Walpole, and
Mr. Richard West. --Account of the latter, with whom and with
Mr. Walpole a correspondence begins on their leaving school,
and going to the university
LETTER 1. From Mr. West.--Complains of his friend's si
lence LETTER 2. To Mr. West.-Answer to the former.-A transla
tion of some lines from Statius LETTER 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
Letter 4. To Mr. WEST.-On the little encouragement which
he finds given to classical learning at Cambridge.--His aversion to metaphysical and mathematical studies
• p. 141 LETTER 5. From Mr. West.-Answer to the former, advises his
correspondent not to give up Poetry when he applies himself to
the Law LETTER 6. To Mr. WALPOLE.—Excuse for not writing to him,
&c. LETTER 7. From Mr. West.—A poetical epistle addressed to
his Cambridge friends, taken in part from Tibullus and a prose
letter of Mr. Pope LETTER 8. To Mr. West.—Thanks him for his poetical epistle.
-Complains of low spirits.---Lady Walpole's death, and his
concern for Mr. H. Walpole LETTER 9. To Mr. Walrole.—How he spends his own time in the
country ---Meets with Mr. Southern, the dramatic poet p. 154 LETTER 10. To Mr. WALPOLE.—Supposed manner in which Mr.
Walpole spends his time in the country LEITER 11. From Mr. West.-Sends him a translation into
Latin of a Greek epigram LETTER 12. To Mr. West.-A Latin epistle in answer to the
foregoing LETTER 13. From Mr. West, on leaving the Cniversity, and
removing to the Temple
LETTER 14. To Mr. West.--A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the
preceding letter, with a Latin postscript, concluding with an
Alcaic fragment LETTER 15. From Mr. West.--Thanks for his Ode, &c.—His
idea of Sir Robert Walpole Letter 16. To Mr. Walpole.-Congratulates him on his new
place.-Whimsical description of the quadrangle of Peter
House LETTER 17. To Mr. WEST.-On his own leaving the Univer
sity LETTER 18. From Mr. West.–Sends him a Latin Elegy in
answer to Mr. Gray's Sapphic Ode
Short Narrative concluding the Section
Connecting Narrative.--Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole.
-Corresponds, during his tour, with his parents and Mr.
West LETTER 1. To his MOTHER.–His voyage from Dover.-De
scription of Calais.-Abbeville.—Amiens.-Face of the country,
and dress of the people LETTER 2. To Mr. West.-Monuments of the kings of France
at St. Denis, &c.—French Opera and Music.--Actors, &c. p. 182 LETTER 3. To Mr. West.-Palace of Versailles.--Its gardens
and water-works.-Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit p. 187 LETTER 4. To his MOTHER.-Rheims.--Its cathedral.-Dis
position and amusements of its inhabitants LETTER 5. To his FATHER.–Face of the country between
Rheins and Dijon.—Description of the latter.--Monastery of
the Carthusians and Cistercians Letter 6. To Mr. West.–Lyons.--Beauty of its environs.“
LETTER 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 LETTER 8. To his Mother.-Lyons.--Excursion to the Grande
Chartreuse.-Solemn and romantic approach to it.-His recep
tion there, and commendation of the monastery LETTER 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 LETTER 10. To his Mother.-Journey over the Alps to Turin.
Singular accident in passing them.—Method of travelling over
mount Cenis. Letter 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 LETTER 12. To Mr. West.-Genoa.—Music.—The Doge.-
Churches and the Palazzo Doria . LETTER 13. To his Mother.— Paintings at Modena.- Bologna.
- Beauty and richness of Lombardy LETTER 14. To his MOTHER.—The Apennines.--Florence and
its gallery LETTER 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 LETTER 16. From Mr. West.---- Latin Elegy, expressing his
wishes to see Italy and Greece LETTER 17. To his MOTHER.-Death of the Pope.--Intended
departure for Rome.-first and pleasing appearance of an Ita
lian spring LETTER 18. 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