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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
Winter Amusements in the Country J. Scott
Sure there are poets who did never dream
and their train resort
* This poem was originally published so far back as the year 1643. It's author, Sir Jolin Denham, may be considered the founder (to adopt the words of Dr. Johnson) of that species of composition denominated LOCAL POETRY, the fundamental subject of which (as in the poem before us) is some particular landscape, to be poetically described, with the addition of such embellishments as may be supplied by historical retrospection, or incidental meditation.' Pope, in his " Windsor Forest, which is constructed on the model of Cooper's Hill, has celebrated Denham in very lofty strains. Independent of this poem, he is entitled to great merit, as having paved the way for the present improved state of our versification.--Vide Johnson's Lives of the Poets.
Parnassus stands ; if I can be to thee
While luxury and wealth, like war and peace,