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Of Songs, with some few Examples and Remarks ibid. Of the Leser Ode

55 A Fragment of Sappbo, by Mr. Philips

ibid. Young Old Age from Anacreon, by Mr. Fawkes 56 The Power of Gold, by the same

$ 7 The Vanity of Riches, by the same

ibid. The Number of his Mistresses, by the same

58 On Old Age, by Dr. Broome

59 Cupid wounded----from Anacreon

60 Ode in the manner of Anacreon, by Mr. Prior ibid. Answer to Chloe Jealous, in the manner of Sappho, by the same

61 A better Answer to Chloe Jealous, by the same

62 On receiving a Moss-Rose from a sick Lady, by Mr. Doddib. Of the more florid and figurative Ode

63 On Fancy, by Mr. Wharton

ibid. On a young Lady's Birth-day, by Mr. Smart

67 On the Death of Mr. Thomson, by Mr. Collins 68 Of Divine Odes, or Hymns Hymn, by Mr. Addison

70 Pastoral Hymn from the 2 3d Pfalm, by the same 71 Of the Sublime Ode

ibid. The Song of Moses

72 Whence this Species of Poetry obtained the Name 73 Of the Pindaric Ode

74 The Eleventh Neumean Ode, by Dr. Weft

75 Of irregular Odes

82 Alexander's Feast, by Mr. Dryden

ibid. Ode on Music, by Mr. Pope

86 T'he gth Ode of the first Book of Horace, byMr.Congrevego On Conftancy, by Mr. Mason

92 On the New Year, by Mr. Woty On Lyrick Poetry, by Dr. Akenfide

95 PRECEPTS for SATIRE, with occasional Remarks 99 to 149 Of its origin and use

ibid. Imitation of the 2d Satire of the 2d Book of Horace, by

Mr. Pope
Dr. Swift's Verses on his own Death

106 London, a Satire, by Mr. Johnson

116 Love of Fame, Satire the 2d. by Dr. Ycung Mack Flecknoe, by Mr. Dryden

130 Of Burlesque Satirical Poems The splendid Shilling, by Mr. Philips

ibid. Hudibrass, by Mr. Butler

144 PRECEPTS for DRAMATIC Poetry, with occasional Re

marks Of the Drama in general, and its use

149 Of Comedy

160 Of Tragedy Of Farce mufical Entertainments, Opera and Pantomime171





149 to 180


187 189

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Of Prologues and Epilogues

175 PRECEPTS for the Epic or HEROIC POEMS with occasional Remarks

180 to the End. What constitutes an Epic Poem

183 Stricture on Criticifm

ibid. Of Homer

Of the Iliad. Its Design and Fable
Some defects in this poem hinted at
Of the Character of Achilles, and his bold Speeches to

ibid. A Picture of the Simplicity and Temperance of ancient Times

Speeches between Achilles, Ulyfjes, Phænix and Ajax190 to 261
Speeches between Hector and Achilles
A Simile on the occasion, which is defective
Speeches between Hector and Ajax

The Character of Agamemnon
Description of that Chief

ibid. His cruel Speech to Menelaus

206 Accused of Cowardice by Ulylles

ibid. Infolent Speech of Diomed to him

207 ---Character of Diomed

208 Diomed's Behaviour approved by Neftor

ibid, Characters of Ulyles and Nefter

209 The Character of Therfites, and his Speech to low more Dissention in the Army

The Speech of Ulysjes in answer to him
Of Ulyles, Menelaus, and Helen
Helen's Lamentation over Hector's Corse

ibid. The Misfortunes of Priam and Hestor affect us more than those of the Greeks

Of Homer's partiality to the Greeks
Of the Retreat of Ajax from Hector, with two beautiful
Similies on that occasion

ibid. The Character of Ajax

214 The use Homer inakes of the Gods is often to the Difad. vantage of his Heroes

ibid, HeEtor takes Leave of Andromache and his Son, and their affecting Speeches on that occasion

215 Of the pathetic Interview between Priam and Achilles, with

Reflections on Eloquence, and the force of a mournful desponding Attitude

218 Speeches between Priam and Achilles

219 Homer's knowledge of Mankind, and Power over the human Heart

225 Of some of the Defects in the Iliad, with a few Words by way of Defence

226 Of the Sentiments, Di&tion, and Numbers

ibid. Of the Painting of Homer---His Descriptions and Similies numerous and beautiful


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Description of Jupiter

227 Description of the Deities engaged in the Combat ibid. Similies in the Description of the Grecian Army marching against the Trojans

228 The Iliad more Dramatic than any other Epic Poem 230 How Youth ought to read Homer

231 A Remark on Eustathius

ibid. Of the Odyley

The fate of the Grecian Heroes after the taking of Troy 232 The Design and Fable of the Odyssey

233 The Odyssey more useful than the Iliad

234 Ulyles condemn'd for an Action which has been applauded in the Czar of Muscovy

235 Description of Calypso's Grotto

236 Of the Episodes, many of which contain important Truths

and useful Lessons, conveyed by way of Fiction and Allegory

239 Of the opening the Bags in which Æolus had confined

the Winds---Circes turning the Companions of Ulylles into Swine---and the Sirens Song

ibid. The Characters finely drawn

240 Of the Sentiments, Diction and Numbers

241 Story of the Dog Argus

242 Of Nausicaa's washing her nuptial Linen, and playing at Ball with her Maidens

243 Ulyses led by Pallas to the Phaacian Court

248 An useful Precept respecting Behaviour

ibid, Description of the Palace and Gardens of Alcinous

249 The artful Manner in which Ulyfes address’d the Queen 250 His Reception at Court

ibid. Contends with the Phæacians at their Games

253 Character of Demodocus, a blind Bard

254 The Effect his Song had on Ulyles

255 Ulyses relates his Adventures to the Phæacians

237 Account of Polyphemus and his Cave

259 Descent of Ulysses to the infernal Shades indefendible 260 Dr. Warburton's Opinion of this Passage

261 Bad effect of it as to the Poem

262 Arguments which the Critics have introduced to palliate some of the Escapes in Homer, absurd

263 Ulyses discovered by Euryclea

ibid. Speech of Phemius the Bard, in behalf of himself, and in honour of his Profession

265 The prudent Precaution of Penelope

266 The manner in which Ulysses is discovered to his Father, poetical, but not prudent

267 The best Method of making Criticism instructive and agreeable to young Minds

271 Of Virgil's Æneid

272 ibi

Tha Dafion of the Poem

The Address of the Poet


Character of the Author, and his intimacy with Augustus 274

He decides an important Debate in Politics


of the great Honours paid to Virgil by the Roman People ibid.

The Fable of the Poem


Of the Episodes


Of the Action, the Moral, and the artful and interesting
manner in which it is deliver'd

Of his celestial Machinery.

Of the Characters, which are justly conceived and well sustained

Of the Hero, Turnus, Dido, Latinus, and Amata ibid.

The Character of Lavinia, her Blush beautifully drawn 279
Of Evander---- His noble Simplicity of Manners, his Piety,

Generosity, and Friendship, contrasted with the impious,
abandon'd, and cruel Disposition of Mezentius

The Characters of Anchises, Sinon, Drances, Camilla, Nifus
and Euryalus

Of the Sentiments which are consistent with his Characters,
and admirably adapted to the Subjects


Of the Language and Numbers


Of his Descriptions and Si ilies


His Images are generally such as would have fine effect in



Comparison between Homer and Virgil

Virgil's Description of Alecto, sublime and spirited

Description of the Storm raised by Æolus

The storm appeased by Neptune

The destruction of Troy compar'd to the fall of a Mountain

Æneas in his rattling Armour pressing forward to engage

Turnus, compared to Mount Appenine shaking the frozen
Forelt on its Sides

Their combat compared to the battle of two Bulls 286
The Indignant Speech of Numanus, who is flain by young

Virgil appears to most advantage in his Scenes of Distress,
many of which are amazingly pathetic

His account of the burning of Troy, and of the warning
Æneas received from Heclor's Ghoit


The Death of Priam


Æneas bearing his aged Father and Infant Son from the



The loss of Creusa


Virgil has suffer'd the Honour and Humanity of his Hero to

be suspected in his Transactions with Dido, who claims

much of our Compassion


Mercury introduced to save the Hero's Reputation
Description of Mount Atlas

cas prepares his Fleet for failing



The Passion and Distress of Dido on this Occasion, most

pathetically represented


The manner in which she procured her own funeral Pile

to be erected


A beautiful Description of the Stilness of the Night con-

trafted with che agonizing Pains of the unhappy Dido 305

The Propriety of Virgil's Delcriptions, which are not thrown

in to Thew his Power in Painting ; but which tend to

heighten some. Passion, and forward the Business of the



The affecting Soliloquy of Dido at Midnight

The extreme Agonies, Despair and Madness of Dido on
seeing from a Watch-tower at break of Day the Trojan
Fleet under fail


The advantage which Poetry has over History 310

The distress d Situation of Dido's Sister pathetically ex-

press d


Pains taken to defend Virgil, where he needs no defence314

Of Nisus and Euryalus, Reflections on their Behaviour 316
Of Milton's Paradise Loft

Plan or Fable of the Poem

The most magnificent Ideas raised by Milton, are
panied with Terror

The Description of Hell Gates, and the preparation for
the Combat between Satan and Death

Sin unlocking the Gates of Hell
Description of the Lazar House

In some places we have the Sublime without Terror

Description of the Angel Raphael

Descriptions of the Morning and Night

Of the Excellency of this Poem

Of the Objections made to the Fable of this Poem

Of the Digressions in Paradise Lost

The Close of this Poem more perfect than either the Iliad
or Æneid

Of the Characters

Of his Description of the Almighty and of the Angels ibid.
Description of the Prowess and Person of Satan

His Situation after he was expelled Heaven


Description of his Stature, his Shield and Spear ibid.

Of his Voice


Description of his Standard


Of the rising of the Assembly of Infernal Spirits ibid.

The Behaviour of the Spirits after Satan had roused

ard harangued them

The sudden rise of the Pandemonium


Of the Shapes Satan'assumes to deceive Adam and Eve ibid.

Description of the Serpent


The Disposition and Remorse of Satan




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