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PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

WITH

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON;"
LEIGH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICOL 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; 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. DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

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C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer, Goswell Street, London.

RVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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CONTENTS.

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POEMS OF W. WHITEHEAD.

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The Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ..... 189 | The Youth and the Philosopher. A Fable ... 220
The Danger of writing Verse. An Epistle, 1741. 199 To a Gentleman on his pitching a Tent in his
Atys and Adrastus. A Tale, 1743
201 Garden .......

ib.

Ann Boleyn to Henry the Eighth. An beroic The Lark. A Simile. To the reverend Mr. 221

Epistle, 1743

204 To the honourable Charles Townsend

ib.

On Ridicule, 1743

206 To the same. On the Death of a Relation ... 222

On Nobility: an Epistle. To the Earl of Asb- To Mr. Garrick ...

ib.
burnham

209 Nature to Dr. Hoadley, on his Comedy of the
An Hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring, Suspicious Husband

229

1751.....

210 To Richard Oweo Cambridge, Esq.

224

On Friendship

214 To Mr. Mason ......

ib.

The Dog. A Tale

215 To the reverend Dr. Lowth. On his Life of

An Epistle from A Grove in Derbyshire to a William of Wykeham .....

225

Grove in Surrey

217 | To the reverend Mr. Wright, 1751

ib.

The Answer

218 Ode to the Tiber. On entering the Campania

The Enthusiast..

219 of Rome, at Olricoli, 1755.....

226

ELEGIES.

Page

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ib.

Page

VIII, For bis Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1762...

256

I. Written at the convent of Haut Villers

IX. For the new Year, 1763

ib.

in Champagne, 1754

227

X. For bis Majesty's Birth-day, June

II. On the Mausoleum of Augustus. To the

4, 1763..

ib.

right honourable George Bussy Villiers,

XI. For the new Year, 1765

ib.

Viscount Villiers. Written at Rome, 1756.228 XII, For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

III. To the right honourable George Simon

4, 1765....

258

Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham. Written

XIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

at Rome 1756 ...

ib.

4, 1766....

ib.

IV. To an Officer. Written at Rome, 1756. 229 XIV. For the new Year, 1767

ib.
V. TO A Friend sick. Written at Rome, 1756. 230 XV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

VI. To the rev. Mr. Sanderson. Written at

4, 1767....

259

Rome, 1756...

ib. XVI. For the new Year, 1768 ....

ib.

XVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Verses to the People of England, 1758......... ib.

4, 1768.....

260

A Charge to the Poets. First printed, 1762. 231

XVIII, For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Variety. A Tale for married People

254

4, 1769.....

ib.

The Goat's beard. A Fable

237

XIX. For the new Year, 1770

ib.

To her Grace the Dutchess of Queensbury 243

XX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Venus attiring the Graces

ib.

4, 1770....

261

On a Message-card in verse

244

XXI. For the new Year, 1771

ib.

On the Birth-day of a young Lady, four

XXII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

ib.

4, 1771

ib.

The Je Ne Scai Quoi.

A Song

245

XXIII. For the new Year, 1772

262

The Double conquest. A Song

ib.

XXIV. For bis Majesty's Birth-day, June

Song for Ranelaglı

ib.

4, 1772.....

ib.

An Inscription in the Cottage of Venus, at

XXV. For the new Year, 1773

ib.

Middleton Park, Oxfordshire......... ib.

The same in English

XXVI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

ib.

4, 1773.....

263

Hymn to Venus, on a great variety of Roses

XXVII. For the new Year, 1774

being planted round her Cottage

246

XXVIII. for his Majesty's Birth-day, June

In a Hermitage, at the same place

ib.

4, 1774...

ib.

Inscription for a cold Bath

ib.

XXIX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Inscription on an Oak, at Romely, in Derby-

4, 1775....

264

shire, the Oak is supposed to speak

ib.

XXX, For the new Year, 1776

ib.

Inscription for a Tree on the terrace, at Nune-

XXXI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

ham, Oxfordshire......

247

4, 1776..

ib.

Inscription on the Pedestal of an Urn, erected

XXXII. For the new Year, 1777

265

in the flower-garden at Nuneham, by G. S.

XXXIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Harcourt, and the honourable Elizabeth

4, 1777.

ib.

Vernon, Viscount and Viscountess Nuneham.

XXXIV. For the new Year, 1778

ib.

Sacred to the Memory of Frances Poole,

XXXV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Viscountess Palmerston

ib.

4, 1778....

266

An Epitaph.--Here lies a youth (ah, where-

XXXVI. For the new Year, 1779

ib,

fore breathless lies !)

ib.

XXXVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Epitaph in Westminster Abbey. To the Me-

4, 1779.....

ib.

mory of Mrs. Pritchard ..

ib.

XXXVIII. For the new Year, 1780

267

On the late Improvements at Nunehaın, the

XXXIX. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

seat of the Earl of Harcourt...

ib.

4, 1780.....

ib.

To Lady Nuneham now Countess of Harcourt,

XL. For the new Year, 1781 ...

ib.

on the Death of her Sister, the honourable

Catharine Venables Vernon, June 1775...... 248

XLI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1781.....

268

The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain

ib.

XLII. For the new Year, 1782 ...... ... ib.

The Sweepers

249

XLIII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

Fatal Constancy: or, Love in Tears, a sketch

4, 1782..

ib.

of a Tragedy in the Heroic taste

250

XLIV. For the new Year, 1783

269

XLV. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

4, 1783...

1. For his Majesty's Birth-day, No-

XLVI. For the new Year, 1784

270

vember 10, 1758.

252 XLVII. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June

II. For the new Year, 1759

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4, 1784..

ib.

III. Por his Majesty's Birth-day, Nov. XLVIII. For the new Year, 1785

10, 1759

254

PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES.

IV. For the new Year, 1760

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ib.

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V. For the new Year, 1761
ib. Prologue to the Roman Father, 1750

271
VI. For his Majesty's Birth-day, June Epilogue to the Roman Father, 1750.... ib.
4, 1761.....

255 Prologue to Every Man in bis Humour, 1751. 272
VII. For the new Year, 1762 ..., 256 Prologue to Creusa, 1754

ib.

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Page

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Epilogue to Creusa, 1754

272 | Fragment of a Poem written about the Time

A second Prologue to Creusa, 1754

ib. he intended to take Orders....
Prologue to the Orphan of China, 1759 273 Fragment of Verses on Churchill

ib.
Prologue to the School for Lovers, 1762 ib. A pathetic Apology for all Laureats, past, pre-
Prologue to the School for Lovers, 1762 ib. sent, and to come. Written some Years be-
Epilogue to the School for Lovers, 1762 274 fore his Death

ib.

Prologue to Almida, 1771 .

ib. The Lyric Muse to Mr. Mason, on the Re-

covery of the right hon. the Earl of Holder-

ADDITIONAL POEMS, PUBLISHED BY MR. MASON.

nesse from a dangerous Illness. (From Dods.

ley's Collection, Edition 1782). ............ 277

The Vision of Solomon, Written when at School 275 On the Conclusion of the Peace. Written in

Verses to bis Mother on her Birth-day. Writ- 1748, and printed among the Cambridge

ten in his early Years ....

276

Gratulatory Verses ..

278

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