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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS.

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

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CONTENTS.

VOL. XVI.

POEMS OF SMART.

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I HE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ...... 3 The Answer ..............

Book I. ...........

ODES.

The Judgment of Midas. A Masque .........

1. Idleness .............

Reason and Resignation. A Fable

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

the Honour of wearing them in her Ode to Lord Barnard, on his Accession to that

Bosom. Written at thirteen ......... ib. Title ..........

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

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

V. On Good-Nature ........

being appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,

VI. On III-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 Sweats of Evening ...........

Anger and Forgiveness .................. ib. Ode to a Virginia Nightingale, which was

VIII. Epithalamium ............

20 | cured of a Fit-'in the Bosom of a young

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

being a little Man........

ib. a dangerous Illness ..............

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

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

XI. On taking a Bachelor's Degree ......... From the Latin of Petronius Ascanius ......

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

FABLES.

Hay-Makers ...........

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

1. The wholesale Critic and the Hop-

Merchant.

ner ..............

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

II. The English Bull-Dog, Dutch Mastiff,

XV. On Miss ....

and Quail....

XVI. On the fifth of December, being the

III. Fashion and Night

IV. Where's the Poker

Birth-day of a beautiful young Lady.

Ole for Music on Saint Cecilia's Day .........

V. The Tea-Pot and scrubbing Brush ...

VI. The Duellist

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

VIJI. The brocaded Gown and Linen-Rag ..

On the Immensity of the Supreme Being, a

IX. Madam and the Magpie

poetical Essay.......

X. The Blockhead and Beehive.

On the Omniscience of the Supreme Being, a

XI. The Citizen and the Red-Lion of

poetical Essay......

Brentford ...

On tbe Power of the Supreme Being, a poeti-

XII. The Herald and Husbandman .

cal Essay.........

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

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

Fical Essay..........

ingale. Humbly addressed to the

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

Hisses and Catcallers attending both

Book I. .............................................

Houses

II. ....

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

Cainbridge ...........

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BALLADS,

| An Invitation to Mrs. Tyler, a Clergyman's

Page Lady, to dine upon a Couple of Ducks on

I. Sweet William ..........

the Anniversary of the Author's Wedding-

II. The Lass with the golden Locks ..... 69

Day .....

III. On my Wife's Birth-day ...........

To Miss S- P'e. ....

IV. The Decision .....

ib.

Disertissime Romuli Nepotum, imitated after

V. The talkative Fair .............

dining with Mr. Murray ......

VI. The silent

Inscriptions on an Æolian Harp ..........

VII. The Force of Innocence ..............

An Epigram by Sir Thomas More ...........

VIII. The distressed Damsel ..............

ib. 1

The long-nosed Fair ....

IX. The fair Recluse ............

ib.

Fanny.--Blooming Fair. Translated into La-

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

tin, in the Manner of Mr. Bourne
Graces. Written in Goodwood Gar. - Horace, Ode iv. Ad Xanthiam Phoceum ......
dens, September, 1750 .........

The pretty Chambermaid, In Imitation of
XI. Lovely Harriot. A Crambo Ballad .. ib.

the above Ode of Horace ..............

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.

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

Epistle to Mrs. Tyler ....

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Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day

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

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

a Hare ..............

Planets. Translated by the Rev. Mr.

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

EPIGRAMS.

Materies gaudet Vi Inertiæ, The Temple of

1. The sick Monkey ............

Dullness. Translated by the same Hand.. S4

II. Apollo and Daphne........

Mutica Oscitationum Propagatio solvi potest
III. The Miser and the Mouse. From the

mechanice, A mechanical Solution of the

Greek .................."

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Propagation of Yawning. Translated by

IV. On a Woman who was singing Ballads for

the same Hand.

Money to bury her dead Husband ... ib.

The Horatian Canons of Friendship ............

To the right honourable Earl of Darlington, An occasional Prologue and Epilogue to Othello,

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

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Drury Lane, on Thursday the 7th of March,

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

lingering Illness .......,

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Diversion ..........

Epitaph on the rev. Mr. Reynolds. At $t. Epilogue to the Apprentice ...,

Peter's in the Isle of Thauet ... ...... 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

Garden, July 1752 ..........

ib. 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 .,..,

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POEMS OF P. WHITEHEAD.

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The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers............ 199 Cupid baffled ............

227

The State Dunces : a Satire. loscribed to Death and the Doctor......

ib.

Mr. Pope, 1733

........... 207 | An occasional Prologue, spoken by Mr. Powell,

Manners: a Satire, 1758 ......

..... 210 at the Opening of the Theatre Roval in Co-

The Gympasiad, or boxing Match : a very vent Garden, on Monday, September 14,
short, but very curious epic Poem, with the

1767..

....... ib.

Prolegomena of Scriblerus Tertius and Notes Verses on converting the Chapel to a Kitchen,

variorum ...

213 at the Seat of the Lord Donnerayle, called

Book 1, ........

214 the Grove, in Hertfordshire .................. 228

216 | Verses on the Duke of Cumberland's Victory

IU: .................................

217 at Culloden, in the Year 1746 ................ ib.

Honour: a Satire, 1747....

218 | Verses inscribed on a Monument, called the

An Epistle to Doctor Thomson, 1755 ......... 221 Tomb of Care, in the Garden of the late
An occasional Song, as performed by Mr. John Rich, Esq. at Cowley in Middlesex ;

Beard, in the Character of a recruiting Ser. whereon three beautiful Boys ars covering
jeant, at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Gar.

a funeral Urn with a Veil of Flowers ...... 229
den, in the Entertainment of The Fair ...... 225 | The Epitaph (in Letters of Brass, inserted by
Song, sung by Mr. Beard, in the Entertain-

a female Figure representing History) on a
ment of Apollo and Daphne ................ ib. marble Pyramid of the Monument of John,

Song, sung by Mr. Beard at the annual Meet-

Duke of Argyle ............. ..............

ing of the Vice-Presidents, Governors, &c. | Verses on the Name, P. Whitehead, . sub-

of the London Hospital ........................ ib. scribed to the above Inscription, being re-

Fragment.--When Bacchus, jolly god, invites, 226 moved thence some time after the Monu-

Verses occasioned by Lady Pomfret's Present

ment was erected .......

of some antique Statues to Oxford ; the Verses to Mr. Brooke, on the Refugal of a

Streets whereof were foolishly said to be

Licence to his Play of Gustavus Vasa... ...

paved with Jacobites .........

... ib. | Song.--As Granville's soft numbers tune My.

To Dr. King .........

ra's just praise

The Butterfly and Bee. To Flavia ............. To Dr. Schomberg, of Bath ........

Verses dropt in Mr. Garrick's Temple of Epitaph, by Mr. Garrick, on Paul Whitehead,

Shakspeare ......

227 Esq. .......17

POEMS OF FAWKES.

The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers............ 233 | To Miss Herring. With four Odes on the

Bramhain Park. To Robert Lane, Esq. ......

Seasons...... ........................................ 243

A Description of Calypso and her Grotto ...... 238 A vernal Ode, sent to his Grace the Lord Arch-
An Epithalamic Ode. Intended for Music ... 239 bishop of Canterbury. March 12, 1754 ... ib.
The Death of the Lark. 1738 ........... ib. Ode to Summer. By a Gentleman of Cam-
The Sparrow. From Catullus, 1758 ......... 240 bridge ..............

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On the Death of a young Gentleman, Sep An autumnal Ode. To Mr. Hayman, the

tember, 1739 ........

ib. Painter. October, 1754 .................... 244

An Epistle to a Frieod in Yorkshire ............ ib. Ode on Winter. By a Gentleman of Cam-
On a Lady's singing and playing upon the bridge ............

.......... ib.
Harpsichord ....

241 | An Ode to his Grace the Lord Archbishop of
On the Death of the right hon. the Earl of Canterbury ...........

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Uxbridge .............

Aurelius : an Elegy. Sacred to the Memory

To the right hon. the Countess of Uxbridge, of Thomas Herring, D. D. late Lord Arch-

occasioned by the Death of the Earl, her bishop of Canterbury ........... ........... 245

Husband ..........

.... ib. On the Death of his most sacred Majesty King

To Laura, 1742 ..............

ib. George the Second ........................ .....

Song to Laura, absent. January, 1745 ...... 242 To his most sacred Majesty, on his Accession. ib.

A Nosegay for Laura. Joly, 1745 ............. ib. A Parody on a Passage in Milton's Paradise

To Laura, absent. November, 1745 .........' ib. Lost. Book iv..............

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To his grace Dr. Thomas Herring, Lord Arch David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan.

bishop of Canterbury, on his Sickness and Samuel, Book ii. Chapter i. .................. ib.

Recovery. June 25, 1753 .... ... ib. The Picture of Old-Age, paraphrased from

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