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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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PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON ; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON: W. OTRIDGE AND SON:

LEICH AND SOTHEBY: R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICHOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON: WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES : T. EGERTON ; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN; J. WALKER; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE :
R. LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO. ; J. STOCKDALE ; 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. ASPERNE : P. AND W. WYNNE; AND W. GRACE. DLICHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

UNIVERSITI LIBRARY 45 * 310

C. VUITTINGHAM, Printer,

Goswell Street, London,

CONTENTS.

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I HE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ....... 5 The Answer ............

43

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

The Judgment of Midas. A Masque .........
1. Idleness .............

........ 171

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 bis 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 ................. ......... ib. 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.

sler, occasioned by his Dialogues of The Sweets of Evening ........................... 58

Anger and Forgiveness ..................

Ode to a Virginia Nightingale, which was

VUI. Epithalamium ........

.............

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......

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 ...... ib.

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

PABLES.

Hay-Makers .....

XII. 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.

"... ................. 59

XVI. On the fifth of December, being the

III. Fashion and Night ........

Birth-day of a beautiful young Lady.

IV. Where's the Poker

Ode for Masic 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 Mandrake. 62

etical Essay.........

VIII. 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 .....

On the Goodness of the Supreme Being, a po-

XIV. The Snake, the Goose, and Night-

etical Essay ........

ingale. Humbly addressed to the

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

Hisses and Catcallers attending both

Book 1. ............................................

Houses ..................................

Il. .................****

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

The Hilliad: an epic Poem.

XVI, The Bag-Mig and the Tobacco Pipe..

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

· Cambridge ........

.... 42 XVIII, The Pig ...........

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