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Preface of the Editor to the subsequent letter
4. To Mr. WEST. On the little encouragement which he finds given to
13. From Mr. WEST, on leaving the University, and removing to the Temple
14. To Mr. WEST. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the preceding letter,
with a Latin postscript, concluding with an Alcaic fragment
16. To Mr. WALPOLE. Congratulates him on his new place. Whimsical
Short narrative, concluding the Section
Connecting narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole.
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. 3. To Mr. WEST. Palace of Versailles. Its gardens and water-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. Monastery of the Carthusians and Cis
Description of the latter. -tertians
6. To Mr. WEST. Lyons. Beauty of its environs. Roman antiquities 57 7. From Mr. WEST. His wishes to accompany his friend. His retired Address to his Lyre, in Latin Sapphics, on the Gray's return
life in London. prospect of Mr. 8. To his MOTHER. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse. Solemn and romantic approach to it. His reception there, and commendation of the monastery
9. To his FATHER. Geneva. Advantage of a free government exhi-
Journey over the Alps to Turin. Singular accident
10. To his MOTHER.
12. To Mr. WEST. Genoa. Music. The Doge. Churches and the Pa
13. To his MOTHER. Paintings at Modena. Bologna. Beauty and rich
ness of Lombardy
14. To his MOTHER. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery
16. From Mr. WEST. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy
17. To his MOTHER. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for Rome.
First and pleasing appearance of an Italian spring 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
19. To his MOTHER. Illumination of St. Peter's on Good Friday, &c. 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 of Horace and Mecænas, and other remains of antiquity. Modern aqueducts. A grand Roman ball
21. To Mr. WEST. An Alcaic Ode.
Ludicrous allusion to ancient Roman 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 22. To his 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
29. To his FATHER. Total want of amusement at Florence, occasioned by the late Emperor's funeral not being public. A procession to avert the ill effects of a late inundation. Intention of going to Venice. An invasion from the Neapolitans apprehended. The inhabitants of Tuscany dissatisfied with the government 30. To Mr. WEST. The time of his departure from Florence determined.
23. To his FathER. Departure from Rome and return to Florence. No likelihood of the Conclave's rising. Some of the cardinals dead. Description of the Pretender, his sons, and court. Procession at Naples. Sight of the King and Queen. Mildness of the air at Florence
24. From Mr. WEST. On his quitting the Temple, and reason for it 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; description of his person, with an odd speech which he made to the cardinals in the Conclave
27. To Mr. WEST. Description, in Latin hexameters, of the sudden rising of Monte Nuovo near Puzzoli, and of the destruction which attended it
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
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
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-
The plan, dramatis personæ, and all the speeches which Mr. Gray
1. From Mr. WEST. His spirits not as yet improved by country air. Has begun to read Tacitus, but does not relish him
2. To Mr. WEST. Earnest hopes for his friend's better health, as the warm weather comes on. Defence of Tacitus, and his character. Of the new Dunciad. Sends him a speech from the first scene of Agrippina
3. From Mr. WEST. Criticism on his friend's tragic style. Latin hexameters on his own cough
4. To Mr. WEST. Thanks for his verses.
fence of old words in tragedy
5. From Mr. WEST. Answer to the former, on the subject of antiquated
On Joseph Andrews. De
6. To Mr. WEST. Has laid aside his tragedy. Difficulty of translating
7. From Mr. WEST. With an English Ode on the approach of May
tion for a wood in Greek hexameters. Argument and exordium of
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Account of Mr. WEST's death. Of Mr. Gray's English poetry, written about this time, with the general plan, argument of the first book, and all the parts which the Author finished of a Latin didactic poem "De Principiis Cogitandi"