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WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS.

FROM CHAUCER TO COW PER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

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PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIVCE AND SON;
LEIGH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON: G. NICHOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AXD
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES ; T. EGERTON : SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN; J. WALKER ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE ;
R. LEA: J. NUNX; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.; J. STOCK DALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS;
J. WHITE AND CO. ; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME ; CADELL AND DAVIES ; J. BARKER ; JOHN RICHARDSON;
J. M. RICHARDSON; J CARPENTER : B. CROSBY; E. JEFFERY; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER; J. AND A. ARCH; BLACK,
PARRY, AND KINGSBURY; J. BOOKER; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY ; J. HATCHARD; R. H. EVANS ;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH; J. ASPEKNE ; P. AND W. WYNNE; AND W. GRACE, DEIGUTON
ATD SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

E. WHITTINGHAM, Printer,

Goswell Street, London,

CONTENTS.

The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers .....

ODES.

....

Page

Page

5 The Answer:

43

Book I.

45

The Judgment of Midas. , A Masque

53

I, Idleness.

............ 17 Reason and Resignation. A Fable

55

II. To Ethelinda, on her doing my Verses New Version of the Psalms, CXLVIII.

56
the Honour of wearing them in her Ode to Lord Barnard, on his Accession to that
Bosom. Written at thirteen
ib. Title

ib.
111. On an Eagle confined in a College Court, ib. Ode to Lady Harriot

57

IV. On the sudden Death of a Clergyman.. 18 Ode to the Earl of Northumberland, on his

V. On Good-Nature

ib. being appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,

VI. On Ill-Nature

19 presented on the Birth-Day of Lord Wark-

VII. To the reverend and learned Dr. Web-

worth

ib.

ster, occasioned by his Dialogues of The Sweets of Evening

58

Anger and Forgiveness.

ib. Ode to a Virginia Nightingale, which was

VIJL Epithalamium ...

20 cured of a Fit in the Bosom of a young

IX. The Author apologizes to a Lady for his Lady who afterwards nursed the Author in

being a little Man......

ib. a dangerous Illness ....

ib.

X. An Ode on the 26th of January, being Martial, Book i. Ep. 26

ib.
the Birth-day of a young Lady 21 On a Lady throwing Snow-Balls at her Lover.

XI. On taking a Bachelor's Degree

ib. From the Latin of Petronius Ascanius ....., ib,

XII. A Morning-Piece; or, an Hymn for the

FABLES.

Hay-Makers ...

ib.

XIII. A Noon-Piece; or, the Mowers at Din-

1. The wholesale Critic and the Hop-

22

Merchant.......

ib.

XIV. A Night-Piece; or, modern Philosophy. ib.

II. The English Bull-Dog, Dutch Mastiff,

XV, On Miss

23

and Quail.....

59

III. Fashion and Night

60

XVI. On the fifth of December, being the

Birth-day of a beautiful young Lady. ib.

IV. Where's the Poker

ib.

Ode for Music on Saint Cecilia's Day

ib.

V. The Tea-Pot and scrubbing Brush 61

VI. The Duellist

ib,
On the Eternity of the Supreme Being, a po. VII. The country Squire and the Mandrake. 62
etical Essay.......

VUI. The brocaded Gown and Linen-Rag .. ib.
On the Immensity of the Supreme Being, a

IX. Madam and the Magpie

63
poetical Essay.
29 X. The Blockhead and Beehive...

ib.

Os the Omniscience of the Supreme Being, a

XI. The Citizen and the Red-Lion of

poetical Essay.,

31

Brentford

64

On the Power of the Supreme Being, a poeti-

XII. The Herald and Husbandman

65

cal Essay...

33 XIII. The Story of a Cock and a Bull 66

On the Goodness of the Supreme Being, a po- XIV. The Snake, the Goose, and Night-

Etical Essay.......

34

ingale. Humbly addressed to the

The Hop-Garden: a Georgic. In two Books.

Hisses and Catcallers attending both

Book I.

36

Houses

ib.

II.

39 XV. Mrs. Abigail and the dumb Waiter... 67

The Hilliad : an epic Poem.

XVI. The Bag-Wig and the Tobacco Pipe. ib.

A Letter to a Friend at the University of XVII. Care and Generosity

ib.

Cambridge

42 XVIII. The Pig

68

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An Invitation to Mrs. Tyler, a Clergyman's

Page Lady, to dine upon a Couple of Ducks on

1. Sweet William

69

the Anniversary of the Author's Wedding-

II. The Lass with the golden Locks 69

Day

75

SII. On my Wife's Birth-day

ib. To Miss S-P-e.

ib.

IV. The Decision

ib. Disertissime Romuli Nepotum, imitated after

V. The talkative Fair

ib,

dining with Mr. Murra

ib.

VI. The silent Fair ...

70 Inscriptions on an Æoljan Harp

ib.

VII. The Force of Innocence

ib.

An Epigram by Sir Thomas More,

ib,

VIII. The distressed Damsel

ib. The long-nosed Fair

76

IX. The fair Recluse

ib. Fanny. -Blooming Pair. Translated into La-

X, To Miss ****, one of the Chichester

tin, in the Manner of Mr. Buurne

ib.
Graces. Written in Goodwood Gar.

Horace, Ode iv. Ad Xanthiam Phoceum ib.

dens, September, 1750

71 The pretty Chambermaid. In Imitation of

XI. Lovely Harriot. A Crambo Ballad ib.

the above Ode of Horace

ib.

XII. To Jenny Gray.

ib.

Christophorus Smart Samueli Saunders, Col.

XIII, To Miss Kitty Bennet, and her Cat Crop, 72 Regal, S. P. D.
XIV. The pretty Bar-keeper of the Mitre.

The famous general Epitaph from Demos-

Written at College, 1741

ib.

thenes

ib.

XV. The Widow's Resolution. A Cantata.. ib. Carmen in S. Cæciliam. A Latin Ve ion of

Epistle to Mrs. Tyler .

73 Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day

ib.

To the rev. Mr. Powell, on the Non-Perforin- A Latin Version of Milton's L'Allegro

80

ance of a Promise he made the Author of Datur Mundorum Pluralitas, A Voyage to the

a Hare

ib. Planets. Translated by the Rev. Mr.

Fawkes, A. M............

82

EPIGRAMS.

1. The sick Monkey....

Materies gaudet Vi Inertiæ, The Temple of

ib.

II. Apollo and Daphne.

Dullness. Translated by the same Hand.. S4

ib.

Mutica Oscitationum Propagatio solvi potest

II. The Miser and the Mouse. From the

Greek

mechanice, A mechanical Solution of the

IV. On a Woman who was singing Ballads for

Propagation of Yawning. Translated by

87

the same Hand

Money to bury her dead Husband ib.

The Horatian Canons of Friendship

S8

To the right bonourable Earl of Darlington, Avoccasional Prologue and Epilogue to Othello,

on his being appointed Paymaster of his as it was acted at the Theatre Royal in
Majesty's Forces

ib. Drury Lane, on Thursday the 7th of March,

On the Death of Master Newberry. After a 1751, by Persons of Distinction, for their

lingering Illness

ib. Diversion ...

91

Epitaph on the rey. Mr. Reynolds. At St. Epilogue to the Apprentice

92

Peter's in the Isle of Thanet

ib. Epilogue spoken by Mr. Shuter, at Covent-

• To my worthy Friend Mr. T. B. one of the Garden, after the Play of the Conscious Lo-

People called Quakers. Written in his

vers, acted for the Benefit of the Middlesex

Gaiden, July 1752

Hospital for Lying-in-Women, 1755, in the

On seeing the Picture of Miss R-- G-n.

Character of a Man-Midwife.

ib.

Drawn by Mr. Varelst, of Threadneedle De Arte Critica. A Latin Version of Mr. Pope's

Street

ib. Essay on Criticism ..

93

...

ib.

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154

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