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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;
LEIGH 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. N. 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. HATTHARD); R. H. EVANS ;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH ; J. ASPEKNE ; P. AND W. WYNNE ; AND W. GRACE. DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

UTINGHA !, Printer, W! Street, Londou

CONTENTS.

Page

THE Anthor's Life, by Dr. Johnson 3 To the Duke of Marlborough....

35

7 Truth in Rhyme ............

36

Of Verbal Criticism

9 To the Author of the preceding Poem ......... 37

Verses presented to the Prince of Orange on | The Discovery: upon reading some Verses,

bis visiting Oxford, in the Year 1734 ...... 11 written by a young Lady at a Boarding-
Verses occasioned by Dr. Frazer's rebuilding scbool, September, 1760

ib.
Part of the University of Aberdeen 12 Verses, written for, and given in Print to, a

Prologue to the Siege of Damascus .... ib. Beggar

38

Epilogue to the Brothers, a Tragedy, by Dr. The Reward : or, Apollo's Acknowledgments

Young ....

ib. to Charles Stanhope

ib.

Prologue to Mr. Thomson's Agamemnon...... 13 | Tyburn : to the Marine Society

39
Impromptu, on a Lady, who had passed some Zephir; or, the Stratagem

41

Time in playing with a very young child... ib. Edwin and Emma

43

Epigram, on seeing two Persons pass by in Extract of a Letter from the Curate of Bowes
very different Equipages

ib. in Yorkshire, on the Subject of the preced-
Epigram on a certain Lord's Passion for a ing Poem.......

44

Singer

ib. On the Death of Lady Anson. Addressed to

A Simile in Prior, applied to the same Person. ib. her Father, 1761..

ib.

On an amorous old Man

14 A funeral Hymn.

45

On I. H. Esq.
ib.To Mira. From the Country

ib.
A Fragment...

ib. A Winter's Day. Written in a State of Me-

Cupid and Hymen; or, the Wedding-Day ib. lancholy

46

Epigram. Written at Tunbridge Wells, 1760. 16 Prologue to the Masque of Britannia

ib.

An Ode in the Masque of Alfred

ib. Inscription for a Picture

47

The Excursion: a Poem, in two Cantos.

Song. To a Scotch Tune-Mary Scot

ib.

Canto I.

ib. To Mr. Thomson, on his publishing the second

II.

21 Edition of his Poem, called Winter

ib.

Amyntor and Theodora : or, the Hermit. In William and Margaret

48

three Cantos.

Epitaph, on Mr. Aikman, and his only Son,

Preface

24 who were both interred in the same Grave. ib.

Canto I.

25 Epitaph on a young Lady

ib.

II.

28 Song. To a Scotch Tune--the Birks of En-

III.

31

dermay

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