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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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Portrait-JONATHAN Swift, D.D.-After the picture by Markham,..

JAMES Usher, D.D.-After the picture by Sir Peter Lely,
Hon. ROBERT BOYLE-After a drawing by R. White,
ANTHONY, Count HAMILTON—From an authentic portrait,
Sir RICHARD STEELE-After the picture by Sir Godfrey Kneller,.
Thomas SOUTHERNE- After the picture by James Worsdale,
LAURENCE STERNE—After the picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds,..
OLIVER GOLDSMITH—After the picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds,

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TEIGE MACDAIRE (1570–1650),

Advice to a Prince, .

MICHAEL O’CLERY (1680–1643),
The Capture of Hugh Roe O'Donnell (from

“The Annals of the Four Masters”), .
The Escape of Hugh Roe (do.), .
The Story of an Eraic (do.), .

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RICHARD STANIHURST (1645–1618),

First Preface to Translation of Virgil,
Opening of the First Book of Virgil,

A Prayer to the Trinitie,
LUDOVICK BARRY (fl. cir. 1611),

Prologue to “Ram Alley,"

Extracts from “Ram Alley,"

JAMES USHER (1580-1656),

Of Meditation,

How Adam and Eve Broke all the Command-

ments at once, .

On the Oath of Supremacy,

MAUBICE FITZGERALD (fl. cir. 1612),

Ode on his Ship, ·

SIR JAMES WARE (1594–1666),

Language of the Ancient Irish,

Surnames of the Ancient Irish,

The Origin of the Irish,

Of the Life of St. Patrick,

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Imitation of the Twenty-second Ode of First ROBERT VISCOUNT MOLESWORTH (1656–1725),.... 114

Book of Horace,

63 The Court of Denmark,

115

Essay on Translated Verse,

63 Administration of Justice,

117

The Hon. ROBERT BOYLE (1626–1691),

64 Mrs. SUSANNA CENTLIVRE (1667-1723),

117

Some Considerations about the Possibility of The Busybody,

118

the Resurrection, .

65

Marplot's Cleverness,

119

The Christian Virtuoso,

66

Miss Lovely and her Guardians (from“A Bold

Fishing with a Counterfeit Fly,

67

Stroke for a Wife"),

120

On a Glow-worm in a Phial,

68

Father and Daughter (from "The Wonder"), 124

THOMAS DUFFET (A. cir. 1676),

69 DR. WILLIAM KING (1650–1729),

126

To Francelia,

69

Discourse on Predestination, .

127

Since Coelia's my Foe,

69

Hunger, Thirst, and Labour (from “ Essay

The Mistake,

70

on the Origin of Evil "),

129

Uncertain Love,

70

Why has God placed Man in reach of Evil ?(do.) 131

Come all you pale Lovers,

70

Wisdom,

71 JOHN O'NEACHTAN (A. cir. 1605–1720),.

131

Maggy Laidir,

132

GEORGE FARQUHAR (1678–1707),

71

A Lament,

133

A Woman of Quality (from "Sir Harry Wild-

air"),

72 SIR RICHARD STEELE (1672–1729),

134

A Gentlemanly Caning (do.),

74 The Civil Husband (from “The Tatler"), 136

The Counterfeit Footman (from “The Beaux' Inkle and Yarico (from “ The Spectator”), . 137

Stratagem"), .

75 Sir Roger de Coverley's Wooing (do.), 139

Father and Son" (from the inconstant”), : 70 ('harity (from “ The Guardian"),

141

The Old Style and the New (from “The

HENRY DODWELL (1641–1711),

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Conscious Lovers "),

143

The Hon. Mrs. MONK (1677–1715),

80

A Romantic Young Lady (from "The Tender

Husband"),

144

On Providence,

80

On a Statue of a Lady,

80 MRS. CONSTANTIA GRIERSON (1706–1733), 148

Epitaph on a Gallant Lady,

80

At a Country Assize,

148

Orpheus and Eurydice,

80

Cupid's Speech upon seeing himself painted

Runaway Love,

81

on a Fan,

148

Nahum Tate (1652–1715),

82

On the Art of Printing,

149

Absalom and Achitophel,

82

WILLIAM CONGREVE (1672–1729),

149

The Voyagers,

84

Amoret,

151

The Choice,

84

Letter to a Friend,

151

To a Desponding Friend, .

84

Of Pleasing,

151

The Second Chapter of Job,

84

Talking of Lovers (from “ The Way of the

The Man of Wisdlom,

85

World "),

152

Upon an Anatomy,

85

Settling the Contract (do.),

154

NICHOLAS BRADY (1650–1726),

86

'A Literary Lady (from "The Double Dealer”), 155

The Value of the Soul,

87

Extracts from “The Mourning Bride,” 156

In Favour of Church Music,

87

Turlough O'CAROLAN (1670–1738),

156

Æolus Rousing the Winds,

89

Peggy Browne,

158

RODERIC O'FLAHERTY (1628–1718),

89 Gentle Brideen,

158

The Lia Fail, or Jacob's Stone (from “Ogygia"), 90

Bridget Cruise,

158

The Idolatry of the Irish (do.), .

91 Why, Liquor of Life,

159

On the Death of Mary Maguire,

159

ANTHONY, Count HAMILTON (1646–1720), 93 Song for Gracey Nugent,

160

Rondeau,

93 Song for Mabel Kelly,

160

Portrait of Grammont,

94

JOHN ABERNETHY (1680--1740),

161

Fiddlestick (from “May Flower, a Circassian

Tale"), .

94

The Existence of God proved by Human

Morality,

162

The Siege of Lerida and its Sequel (from

“ Memoirs of Grammont"),

99

Religion and True Interest Agree,

163

The Enchanter Faustus,

164

101

Christianity opposed to Persecution,

JOHN TOLAND (1669–1722),

103 JONATHAN Swift (1667–1745),

166

Reason and Revelation,

105 A Digression concerning Critics (from “The

Of Carn Fires,

106

Tale of a Tub”), . .

172

Clito: a Poem on the Force of Eloquence, 107

Thoughts on Various Subjects,

· 176

Political Projectors (from “Gulliver's Tra-

Thomas PARNELL (1679–1717),

108

vels"),

178

A Fairy Tale,

109 Faction,

181

An Allegory on Man,

A Meditation on a Broomstick,

181

The Hermit,

112 A Vindication,

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Thomas SOUTHERNE (1660–1746),

Extract from “Oroonoko,"

MATTHEW CONCANEN (d. 1749),

The Advice,
A Love Song,
October Ale,
Cupid's Revenge,
The Football Match,

BISHOP BERKELEY (1684–1753),

205 FRANCES SHERIDAN (1721–1766),

258

The Life of the World,

207 Ode to Patience,

258

On America,

208 A Wonderful Lover,

259

Of Arithmetic,

208

A Romantic Love Match (from “Sidney

Biddulph"),

261

MRS. LAETITIA PILKINGTON (1712–1750), 209

Mrs. Pilkington's Patrons,

210 | OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774),

264

Expostulation,

212

The Deserted Village,

269

Contentment, .

212

Switzerland and France (from "The Tra-

Written on her Death-bed,

213

veller"),

273

Description of an Author's Bedchamber, . 274

JOHN BOYLE, Earl of Cork (1707–1762), 213 Hope,

274

The Pride of Birth (from “The Connoisseur"), 214 The Budding Rose,

. 274

Mrs. Muzzy on Duelling (from "The World”), 214 Extracts from “The Good-natured Man," 274

A Remarkable Duel (do.), .

. 217 Mrs. Hardcastle (from “She Stoops to

Conquer"),

278

John MacDONNELL (1691–1754),

218 The Gentleman in Black (from “ The Citizen

Granu Wail and Queen Elizabeth,

218

of the World”),

280

Claragh's Lament,

219 Advice to the Ladies (do.),

283

Old Erin in the Sea,

219 The Vicar's Home (from “The Vicar of

Claragh's Dream,

220

Wakefield ”),

284

Moses at the Fair (do.),

286

CHARLES MOLLOY (1706-1767),

221 A City Night Piece (from "The Bee"), . . 288

Miser and Maid (from ** The Perplexed

Couple"),

HUGH KELLY (1739–1777),

289

A Candid Beauty (from “The Coquette"), 223

In Debt and in Danger (from " The School

for Wives"),

290

SAMUEL MADDEN (1686–1765),

224 A Hollow Victory (do.),

292

The Lost Tribes Found (from “Memoirs of

Extract from “ Thespis,"

294

the Twentieth Century"),

225 All her own Way (from “ The Romance of

Life and Death,

227 an Hour"),

294

The Thirst for Gold,

227

JAMES DELACOUR (1709–1781),

296

Mrs. BARBER (1712–1757),

227 How Love was Born,

297

Apology for the Rich,

228 Euphrates,

297

The Oak and the Ivy,

228

A Moonlit Night,

297

Stella and Flavia,

228 How to Praise,

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The Poor Poet,

297 Gone to Death (from “The Earl of Essex"), 315

On Seeing a Lady at an Opposite Window, 298 Nature's Skill and Care,

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WILLIAM HAVARD (1710–1778),

298

FRANCIS GENTLEMAN (1728–1784),

317

Charles I. in Prison (from“ King Charles

The Birthday (from “ Royal Fables "), 317

the First"), ..

299

Two Opposites (from "The Stratford Jubilee"),318

Fairfax and Cromwell (do.), .

299

A Dying Roman's Advice (from “Regulus”), 301

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Thomas SHERIDAN (1721–1788),

302
Scanderbeg's Temptation,

The Perfection of Modern Works only Settled

KANE O’HARA (d. 1782),

303 by Comparison,

321

“ Tom

A Most Tragical Tragedy (from

322

Want of Efficiency in our Education,

304

Thumb"),

324

Captain O'Blunder: a Farce,

Pan's Song to Apollo,

326

Push about the Jorum,

305 ANDREW MAGRATH (about 1723-after 1790),...

A Canticle of Deliverance,

327

Thomas LELAND (1722–1785),

305 Ol Dah.—Song to Drink,

327

The Battle of Aughrim (from “ The History A Fragment. - Bloghadh,

328

of Ireland"),

306

Education of Alexander,

308 GENERAL BURGOYNE (cir. 1728–1792), ....

328

On Sublimity of Composition,

309

The Lady and the Cynic (from “The Heiress "), 329

An Old Rascal (do.),

330

HENRY BROOKE (1706–1783),

310

Rural Simplicity (from “The Maid of the

Gustavus and the Dalecarlians (from “Gus-

Oaks"),

332

tavus Vasa ”),

312

After the Battle (do.),

313 CHARLOTTE BROOKE (1740-1793),

334

Essex and Elizabeth (from “ The Earl of

The Song of the Bard Craftiné,

334

Essex"),

To a Warrior,

335

Essex and Nottingham (do.),

335

314

Oh, Give me Sight! .

314

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