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nificent Gardens at Stowe, in Buckingham- To the Author of the Polite Philosopher ... 573

shire, the Seat of the right hon. Lord Cobham, To his Grace the Duke of Gordon on his

(now of the Marquis of Buckingham.) 534

Return from Scotland...........

ib.

Job, Chapter iii.

538 To the right hon. Susanna Countess of Eglin-

Anniversary Ode to the Memory of a Daughter

ton, 1734 ...

574

who died in 1726.....

ib.

To the right hon. Charles, Lord Kinnaird ... 575

Stanzas from Albion's Triumph. An Ode on To Serena. An Epistle

ib.

the Battle of Dettingen

539

Retirement

576

The Vision of Patience. An Allegorical Poem. ib. Written in the ancient Palace of Falkland,

Ode, to Mr. William Cumming, on his going

Sept. 1735

ib.

to France, August 31,1735...,

542

To the Author of Universal Beauty

580

Horace and Lydia, Book iii. Odle ix. imitated. ib. To Marcella

ib.

Epistle to Henry Brooke, Esq.

543 On the Death of Mrs. Stuart of Cardiness,

On the extraordinary Execution of Capt. John

aged 73

581

Porteous, Sept. 7, 1736

ib. To Amanda. Epistle 1.

ib.

Translated from the Horti Arlingtoniani of To Amanda. Epistle II.

582

C. Dryden........

ib.

To the hon. Lady Susanna Montgomery ib.

To a young Lady on her Recovery. An Ode. 544 To Mr. Henry Tonge, Student in the Uni-

Deity

545

versity of Edinburgh

ib.

Eternity

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To the hon. Sir John Clerk, Baronet, one of

Vo ty

ib.

the Barons of his Majesty's Exchequer in

Spirituality

546

Scotland

583

Omnipresence

ib.

To the same, with Nature, a Poem

ib.

Immutability

547

The Tears of the Muses.......

584

Omnipotence

ib.

The Olive: an heroic Ode. Occasioned by

Wisdorn

548

the auspicious Success of his Majesty's

Providence

549

Councils, and his Majesty's most happy

Goodness

550

Return, 1756-7

586

Rectitude

552

Glory ....

ib. | Poems. Part II.

Bavius

591

TRANSLATIONS AND POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

Apollo and Daphne

ib,

Dedication to the Duke of Buccleugh 555

Poetical Love

Translations.

Phoebus mistaken

Psalm iv. paraphrased

557

Susanna and Lucretia

ib.

Psalm xlii. in Imitation of Spenser

ib.

Homer

ib.

Lamentation of David for Saul and Jonathan 558 The Wish ...

ib.

Oratio Galgaci Ducis Britannici

ib.

On the following Motto of an eminent fraudu-

Responsio M. Catonis ad Labienum, de

lent Bankrupt at Edinburgh : Cave.

Oraculo Ammonis consulendo

560

Deus. Videt

592

Odes of Horace.

The golden Rule

Claudian. (De Somnis)

562 Justice, why blind ?

ib.

Catullus. (De Sepulcro suo)
ib. Written in Lord Dorset's Poems

ib.

Propertius. (De Uxoribus Indis)..

563 Stanzas occasioned by Mr. Pope's Transla-

Ex Corn. Galli. Eleg. ii. (Ad Uxorem) ib. tion of Horace, Book iv. Ode i...

Sannazarii Epigrammata in Venetiam ...... ib. To a young Lady, with a Translation from

lo Mortein Jo. Bapt. Muliere, Histrionis

Voiture

ib.

celeberrimi Epigramma

ib. To a Lady, on a single Patch....

ib.

la Fontes Lutetiæ. Epigramma Santeuil ib. Inscription designed for a white marble

Inscriptio Fontis

564

Statue of Diana

ib.

In regiam Sagittariorum Cohortem, anno 1732. ib. To Semanthe. Ode

593

Placet de M. Voiture

The Parallel. Ode

ib.

Chanson de Moliere
............ 565 To Clarissa, with a Rose-bud. Ode

ib.

Ode de Mesire Jaques Chastelard, Savoyard

To Hilaria, Ode

594

qui fut decapite a Edinbourg, pour l'A-

To Ethelinda

ib.

mour de Marie Reine d'Ecosse

ib. To Marinda singing. Odé

ib.

Epigran de M. Boileau

ib. The Advice ....

ib.

'The Descent of Orpheus: from Boethius... ib. On the military Procession of the royal
Epitaphium Malcomi Stark

ib. Company of Archers, at Edinburgh, July

Poems. Part I.

8, 1734. Ode........

595

Nature....

567

To a Gentleman, who, in a Poem describing

Lose and Majesty

568

a Lady's Person, omitted her Hand, which

Foree of Love. A pastoral Essay.... 569

was remarkably beautiful

596

To Mr. Aikman, on a Piece of his Painting 570

The best Cosmetic for the Ladies

ib.

Verses on seeing the Picture of Mary Queen Poems. Part III.

of Scots

571 The anniversary Mourner

597

Retreat of King Stanislaus, and the Surren- The Complaint

dry of Dantzic, 1734

572 Stanzas to a Candle

598

On the Marriage of his royal Highness the The Author's Epitaph

ib.
Prince of Orange, 1735

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POEMS

OF

DAVID MALLET.

VOL XIV.

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THE

LIFE OF MALLET,

BY DR. JOHNSON.

Op David Mallet, having no written memorial, I am able to give no other account than such as is supplied by the unauthorised loquacity of common fame, and a very slight personal knowledge.

He was, by his original, one of the Macgregors, a clan, that became, about sixty years ago, under the conduct of Robin Roy, so formidable and so infamous for violence and robbery, that the name was annulled by a legal abolition; and when they were all to denominate themselves anew, the father, I suppose of this author, called himself Malloch.

David Malloch was, by the penury of his parents, compelled to be Janitor of the High School at Edinburgh; a mean office, of which he did not afterwards delight to bear. But he surmounted the disadvantages of his birth and fortune ; for, when the duke of Montrose applied to the college of Edinburgh for a tutor to educate his sons, Malloch was recommended; and I never heard that he dishonoured his credentials.

When his pupils were sent to see the world, they were intrusted to his care; and, having conducted them round the common circle of modish travels, he returned with them to London, where, by the influence of the family in which he resided, he naturally gained admission to many persons of the highest rank and the highest character, to wits, nobles, and statesmen.

Of his works, I know not whether I can trace the series. His first production was William and Margaret'; of which, though it contains nothing very striking or difficult, be has been envied the reputation : and plagiarism has been boldly charged, but never prored.

Not long afterwards he published The Excursion (1728); a desultory and capricious view of such scenes of nature as his fancy led him, or his knowledge enabled him, to describe. It is not devoid of poetical spirit. Many of his images are striking, and many of the paragraphs are elegant. The cast of diction seems to be copied from

Mallet's William and Margaret was printed in Aaron Hill's Plain Dealer, No. 36, July 24, 1724. la its original state it was very different from what it is in the last edition of his works.

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