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THE object of this Work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical Poets, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with Biographical and Critical notices of their Authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of youth. The Work, within these bounds, may be termed a “Library of Classical English Poetry,” and may safely be recommended to the heads of Schools in general, and to the libraries of Young Persons.
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The Chronicle. A Ballad...
Hymn to Light..
The Flower and the Leaf: or, the Lady in
Rural Sports. A Georgic. In Two Cantoes.
Book I. Of the Implements for Walking
the Streets, and Signs of the
Colin's Complaint. A Song:
A Letter from Italy to the Right Hon. Charles
The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under
The Campaign. A Poem..
The Rape of the Lock. An Heroi-Comical The Seasons :
The Fable of Dryope. From Ovid's Meta-
359 Greece: being the Second Part of “ Liberty,” 472
An Essay on Man. In Four Epistles.
The Prospect : being the Fifth Part of
with respect to the Universe 361 Ode
with respect to Society..... 366 Hymn on Solitude
III. On the Use of Riches...... 376 A Hymn to Venus, from the Greek of Sappho 501
Mrs. Harris's Petition