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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. UTRIDGE AND SON ;

SON: G. NICHOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
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AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

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1810.

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CONTENTS.

POEMS OF BROOME..

Page

THE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson .......... To a Gentleman of seventy, who married a

I Dedication ......................

7 Lady of sixteen ..........

Preface ................................

9 / The forty-third Chapter of Ecclesiasticus. A

Habakkuk, Chap. III. Paraphrased. An Ode Paraphrase ..........................................
V written in 1710, as an Exercise. ............. 13 The Conclusion of an Epilogue to Mr. South-
To Belinda, on her Sickness and Recovery ... 14 crn's last Play, called Money the Mistress .
To Belinda, on her Apron embroidered with The Parting, a Song, set by Dr. Tudway, Pro-

Arms and Flowers ............................... fessor of Music in Cambridge ...............
Part of the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth On a Flower which Belinda gave me from her

Chapters of Job, A Paraphrase ............ 15] Bosom .........................................
Melancholy: an Ode. Occasioned by the The Story of Talus, from the fourth Book of

Death of a beloved Daughter ............... | Apollonius Rhodius, V. 1629...........
Daphnis and Lycidas : a Pastoral .............. ib. From the eleventh Book of the Iliads of Ho-
The First Ode of Horace translated ............. 18 mer. In the Style of Milton........
An Epistle to my Friend Mr. Elijah Fenton, Au To Mrs, Eliz, M-t, on her Picture, 1716

thor of Mariamne, a Tragedy, 1726......... ib. Prologue to Mr. Fenton's excellent Tragedy,

A Dialogue between a Lady and her Looking-

Mariamne .......................................

glass, while she bad the Green-sickness ... 19 To Mr. A. Pope, who corrected my Verses ... 35

On the Seat of War iu Flanders, &c. ......... 20 | Monsieur Maynard imitated. To the right

To the right honourable Lord Charles Corn-

honourable the Lord Cornwallis.. ............

wallis .........

.............. 22 On a Mischievous Woman ...................... ib.

The Rose-bud. To the right honourable the The Coquette .....................

Lady Jane Wharton ............................

............... ib. The Widow and Virgin Sisters, being a Letter

Belinda at the Bath ............................ 23 to the Widow in London........ ......
The Coy: an Ode ...........

ib. On the Death of my dear Friend, Mr. Elijah

To the honourable Mrs. Elizabeth Townsend, Fenton, 1730 ...........

afterwards Lady Cornwallis, on her Picture To Thomas Marriot, Esq. A Poem on Death

at Rainham ..........

ib. Courage in Love ...........

To Mr. Pope, on his Works, 1726.............. ib. The Complaint. Cælia to Damon ............

Part of the Tenth Book of the Iliads of Homer. Battle of the Gods and Titans. From the

lo the Style of Milton ..............

Theogony of Hesiod, with a Description of

A Pastoral, to a young Lady, upon her leaving, Tartarus, &c. ...........

............ 40
and return to, the Country ........... 28 The Love of Jason and Medea. From the

Poverty and Poetry ....... ...........

third Book, verse 743, of Apollonius Rho-

To a lady, playing with a Snake............... 29 dius ..........

To a Lady of thirty ........

ib, | Epistola ad Amicum Rusticantem. Scripta

On the Birth-day of Mr. Robert Trefusis, being Vere inuente Cantab. 1709 ................. 43

three Years old, March 22, 1710-11........ ib. / Sixteen Odes of Anacreon.......

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