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SECT. III.

Prefatory narrative. Mr. Gray's father dies, and the year after he returns
to Cambridge, and takes a degree in civil law; during that interval he cor-
responds with Mr. West

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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

The plan, dramatis personæ, and all the speeches which Mr. Gray wrote of
that tragedy, inserted

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3. From Mr. WEST. Criticism on his friend's tragic style. Latin hexa-
meters on his own cough

4. To Mr. WEST. Thanks for his verses. On Joseph Andrews. Defence

of old words in tragedy


5. From Mr. WEST. Answer to the former, on the subject of antiquated ex-

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7. From Mr. WEST. With an English Ode on the approach of May
8. To Mr. WEST. Criticises his Ode. Of his own classical studies
9. From Mr. WEST. Answer to the foregoing
10. To Mr. WEST. Of his own peculiar species of melancholy. Inscription
for a wood in Greek hexameters. Argument and exordium of a Latin
heroic epistie, from Sophonisba to Massinissa

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21. To Mr. STONHEWER.

Of Monsignor Baiardi's book concerning Hercu-

laneum. A poem of Voltaire. Incloses a part of his Ode entitled the
Bard.

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22. To Dr. WHARTON. On his removing from Peter-House to Pembroke-Hall.
His notion of a London hospital. Of Sully's Memoirs. Mason's four odes 196
23. To Dr. WHARTON. Of his own indolence. Memoirs of M. de la Porte

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His opinion of the dramatic part of Caractacus
Dissuading him from retirement. Advice concerning
Caractacus. Criticisms on his Elegy written in the garden of a Friend.
Refusal of the office of Poet Laureat

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Erse Fragments .
38. To Dr. CLARKE. His amusements with a party on the banks of the Thames.

Death of a Cambridge Doctor. More of the Erse Fragments

39. To Mr. MASON. On two Parodies of Mr. Gray's and Mr. Mason's Odes.

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Letter to MARY ANTROBUS, written on the day of his presentation to
George III. upon his appointment to the Professorship. [Not in Mr.
Mason's edition]

59. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Account of Mr. Brocket's death, and of his being

made his successor in the Professorship

60. To Mr. BEATTIE. On the same subject

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2. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Congratulating him upon his situation, and mention-
ing his own Ode on the Installation of the New Chancellor

3. To Mr. BEATTIE. His reason for writing that Ode

SECT. V.

Enumeration of such other literary pursuits of Mr. Gray as were not suffi-
ciently dilated upon in the preceding letters

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LETTER

4. To Dr. WHARTON. A journal of his tour through Westmoreland, Cum-

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berland, and a part of Yorkshire
Description of Kirkstall-Abbey, and some other

5. To Dr. WHARTON.

places in Yorkshire

6. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Of Nettley-Abbey and Southampton

7. To Mr. BEATTIE. On the first part of his Minstrel, and his Essay on the
Immutability of Truth. Stricture on Mr. D. Hume

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8. To Mr. How. On receiving three of Count Algarotti's Treatises, and
hinting an error which that author had fallen into, with regard to the
English taste of gardening

The manner in which the Count rectified his mistake

9. To Mr. How. After perusing the whole of Count Algarotti's works in the
Leghorn edition, and his sentiments concerning them
10. To Mr. NICHOLLS. On the affection due to a mother. Description of

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that part of Kent from whence the letter was written

11. To Mr. NICHOLLS. Character of Froissart and other old French histo-

rians. And of Isocrates

12. To Dr. WHARTON. Of his tour, taken the year before, to Monmouth,

&c. Intention of coming to Old Park. And of his ill state of health

Conclusion, with the particulars of Mr. Gray's death. His character by

another hand, and some annotations on it by the Editor

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APPENDIX.

LETTERS TO MR. WALPOLE.

1. The little concern produced by public calamities. Some remarks upon the

character of Mr. Pope

332

2. Description of true philosophy. Conduct of Mr. Ratcliffe at his execution 333
3. Elegy written in a Country Church-yard first forwarded. Hints respect-

ing a work in the press against Mr. Middleton

4. Observations upon a dramatic performance, entitled Elfrida, from the pen
of Mr. Mason

5. Same subject continued

6. Mr. Lyttleton's Elegy and Mr. Walpole's Epistle from Florence considered
-favourable views of the latter

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8. The Hymn to Adversity. Two publications of Dr. Middleton's noticed
9. Promises a new ode


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10. Review of the writers who contributed to Mr. Dodsley's Collection of

Poems. A new ode

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14. Thanks for a copy of Anecdotes of Painting: the Author's plan of an his-
torical work

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15. Thanks for the Castle of Otranto. Remarks upon a pamphlet and Rous-
seau's Letters de la Montague

16. Means recommended to secure his restoration to health. Inquiries relative

to an old picture

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