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The Lottery, THE Discovery; an Ode to the Right Honourable Lady

Jane Gray to Lord Guilford Dudley

Of Tatte, an Effay
Henry Pelham
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go The Trial of Selins the Persian

Life unhappy, because we use it improperly ST Qde to Garrick upon the Talk of the Town

Prussia, a Poem

53 Envy and Fortune, a Tale to Mrs. Garrick

Nobility, a moral Essay

55 To the Right Honourable Henry Pelham, the hum- The Temple of Hymen, a Tale

56 ble Petition of the Worshipful Company of Poets The Vanity of Human Enjoyments

Wit and Learning, an Allegory and News-writers

7 The Trial of Sarah * * * ", alias Sl Sal, for A Father's extempore Consolation on the Death of privately Atealing


two Daughters, who lived only two Days

The Antiquarians, a Tale
I. The Eagle and the Affembly of Birds 9
II. The Panther, the Horses and other Beasts


10 JII. The Nightingale and Glow-worm

Eclogue ! IV. Hymen and Death ib.

ib. V. The Poet and his Patron


68 ib. VI. The Wolf, the Sheep, and the Lamb

68 VII. The Goose and the Swans

13 VII. The Lawyer and Justice 14


ODES DESCRIPTIVE AND ALLLGORICAL. IX. The Farmer, the Spaniel, and the Cat 15 X. The Spider and the Bee ib. ODE to Pity

70 XI. 'The young Lion and the Ape 16 to Fear

ib, XII. The Colt aod the Farmer

to Simplicity

71 XIII. The Owl and the Nightingale ib. on the Poetical Character

ib. XIV. The Sparrow and the Dove 18 written in the Year 1746

72 Xy. The Female Sedu.cers.

to Mercy

ib. XVI. Love and Vanity

to Liberty

ib. A Hymn to Poverty

28 to a Lady on the Death of Col. Ross at FonThe Lover and the Friend


38 Songs

29 33
to Evening

ib, The Nun, (a Cantata)

to Peace

39 Solomon, (a Serenata)

The Manners, an Ode

ib. Prologue to Gilblas

The Passions, an Ode for Mulic


Epistle to Sir Thomas Hanmer To Miss of Horsemanden, in Kent 37 | Ode on the Death of Mr. Thompfon

Dirge in Cymbelline Abelaid to Eloisa ib.

43 Elegy to the Memory of Capt. Hughes,

Verses on a Paper which contained a piece of Bridea 40

cake The Equality of human Conditions, a poétical Dia: Ode on the popular Superftitions of the Scotch High

ib, logue


ands The birth and Education of a Genius, a Tale

44 43 A Letter to a Clergymnan

Song, the Sentiments borrowed from Shakespeare 46

45. Observations on the Oriental Eclogues The Regulation of the Passions, the source of

47 Human Happiness

on the Odes Dęseriptive and Allegorical

53 R2








XXV. To Delia, with some filovers ; complainGongar Hill

Page 65 ing how much his benevolence suffers on account The Ruins of Rome

66 of his humble fortune

Page 118 The Fleece, a Poem in four Books

71 XXVI, Describing the sorrow of an ingenious mind, The Country Walk

94 on the melancholy event of a licentious amour 119 The Enquiry,

95 II. ODES, SONGS, BALLADS, &c. Epistle to a famous, Painter

ib. To Aaron Hill on his Poem called Gideon


Rural elegance : an ode to the late Duchess of SoThe Choice, to Mr. Dyer, by Aaron Hil, Esq. ib.

merset. Written 1750 To Mr. Savage, son of the late Earl Rivers

Ode to memory, 1748

123 97 Epittle to a Friend in Town,


The Princess Eliz.beth: a ballad allading to a To Mr. Dyer, by Clio,

story recorded of her, when she was prisoner at Woodstock, 1554

ib. Ode to a young lady, somewhat too folicitous about SHENSTONE'S POEMS. her manner of expression

124 Nancy of the vale. A ballad

ib. ELEGIES ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. Ode to indolence. 1750

125 A Prefatory Elsay on Elegy.

Ode to health. 1730

ib. 99 EL EGY I. He arrives at his retirement in the coun- Toa lady of quality, fitting up her library, 1738 126

try, and takes occasion to expatiate in praise of Upon a visit to the same, in winter. 1748 ib, fimplicity. To a friend

An irregular ode after fickness. 1749

ib. II. On posthumous reputation. To a Friend 103

To a lady, with some coloured patterns of flowers, III. On the untimely death of a certain learned ac

October 7, 1736

127 quaintance

ib. / Written in a Power book of my own colouring, Iv. Ophelia's urn. To Mr. Gravęs

deligned for Lady Plymouth. 1753-4


ib. V. He compares the, turbulence of love with the Anacreontic. 1738 tranquility of friendship. To Melissa his friend ib.

Ode: Written 1739

129 VI. To a lady on the language of birds

The dying kid

ib. VII. He describes his vision to an acquaintance, i5. Songs, written chiefly between the years 1737 and VIII. He describes his early love of poetry, and its 1742

119-130-133 consequences. To Mr. Graves, 1745 106. A parody

ib. X. He describes his disinter eftness to a friend ib, The halcyon

134 X. To fortune, suggesting his motive for repining Ode

ib. at her dispensations


A pastoral ode, to the honourable Sir Richard X1. He complains how soon the pleasing novelty Verles, written towards the close of the year 1748,

ib. of life is over. To Mr. Jago X!). His recantation

ib. to Wil jam Lyttelton, Esq. XIII. To a friend, on some flight occafion es

Love and music, written at Oxford, when young ib. tranged from him 109. Comparison

137 XIV. Declinining an invitation to visit foreign | Ode to Cynthia, on the approach of spring ib,

countries, he takes occafion to intimate the advan- | Jemmy Dawson, á ballad; written about the time tages of his own.

To Lord 'Temple ib. of his execution, in the year 1745 138 XV. In memory of a private family in Worcester- A pastoral ballad, in four parts. Written 1743. thire

139-140 XVI. He suggests the advantages of birth to a per- III, LEVITIES, or PIECES of HUMOUR. fon of merit, and the folly of a supercilioufness Flirt and Phil; a decision for the ladies 141 that is built upon that role foundation III

Stanzas to the memury of an agreeable lady, buried XVII. He indulges the suggestions of spleen: an

in marriage to a person undeserving her io, elegy to the winds

Colemira. A culinary eclogue

ib, XVIII. He repeats the song of Collin, a dir- The rape of the trap. A ballad,

1737 342 cerning shepherd; lamenting the state of the On certain pastorals

143 woollen manufactory

113 | On Mr. C
of Kidderminster's poetry

ib. XIX. Written in spring, 1743 114 To the virtuosos

ib. XX. He compares his humble fortune with the dif- | The extent of cookery

ib. treffes of oshers; and his subjection to Delia, with The progress of advice. A common cafe .

ib. the miserable fervitude of an African Nave is,

A Ballad XXI. Taking a view of the country from his re

Slender's ghcit

ib. tirement, he is led to meditate on the character The Invidinus

ib. of the ancierit Brio's. Wri ten at the tim: of a

The price of an equipage

ib. moured tax upon luxury. 1746

115 Hint from Voiture XXII. Written in the year, when the rights Inscription


ib. of sepulture were fo frequently violated 116

To a friend

ib. XXII. Refiections fuggeited by his ficuation. 117 The poet and the dun. XXIV. He takes occaliun, from the fate of Eleanor Written at an lar at Henley



ib. of Bretagne, to fuggelt che imperfect pleasures A Simile

146 of a solitary lite

The charms of precedercę. A tale






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Cupid and Plutus
Epilogue to the tragedy of Cleone

149 William and Margret

ib. Epitaph on Mr. Aikman and his only Son, who
ib. were both interred in one Grave

221 Epitaph on a young Lady

ib. Song, to a Scotch Tune







'The judgment of Hercules


The progress of taste; or the fate of delicacy 154
Oeconomy, a rhapsody, addreffed to young poets 159
The ruin'd abbey; or, the effects of superstition 164

168 Love and honour

The Pleasures of the Imagination. The school-mistress

170 Epitaph 174 The General Argument

221 Book the First

1222 V. INSCRIPTIONS. 174-176 Book the Second

223 VI. VERSES to Mr. SHENSTONE. 176--180 Book the Third

Book the Fourth


Of Verbal Criticism
Verles presented to the Prince of Orange,
on his viGting Oxford in the year 1734 183

ODE I. Preface

239 Ve:ses occasioned by Dr. Frazer's rebuilding part

Ode for the Winter Solstice as originally ib.

written of the University of Aberdeen


ib. Prologue to the Siege of Damascus

II. On the Winter Solstice

184 Epilogue to the Brothers, a Tragedy by Dr.

III. To a Friend, unsuccessful in Love

241 ib. IV. Affected indifference, to the same


ib. Prologue to Mr. Thompson's Agamemnon

V. Against Suspicion

243 Impromptu, on a Lady, who had called fome VI. Hymn tu Cheerfulness time in playing with a very young child ib.

VII. On the Ute of Poetry

244 VII. On leaving Holland

ib, Epigram on seeing two persons pass by in very different Equipages

IX. To Curio


247 Epigram on a certain Lord's Passion for a Singer ib. X. To the Muse A Simile in Prior, applied to the same Person

ib. ib: XI. On Love, to a Friend On an amorous old Man


XII. To Sir Francis Henry Drake, Baronet 248. On J: H. Efq.

XIII. · On Lyric Poetry

249 A Fragment


XIV. To the Honourable Charles TownCupid and Hymen, or the Wedding-Day 187

fhend, from the country


ib. Epigram, written at Tunbridge. Wells, 1760 188 XV. To the Evening Star An Ode in the Marque uf Alfred

XVI. To Caleb Hardinge, M. D.

251 The Excursion, Canto I.

XVII. On a Sermon against Glory

252 Canto 11.


XVIII. To the Right Honourable Francis

mit, Amyntor and Theodora: or, the

Earl of Huntingdon

ib. Canto I.

Canto II.
Canto III.

204 Truth in Rhyme

208 To the Author of the preceding Poem 210 Ode I. The Remonstrance of Shakespeare The discovery


supposed to have been spoken at the Verses written for, and given in Print, to a

Theatre Royal, while the French Beggar

ib. Comedians were acting by Subscription 254 The Reward : or, Apollo's Acknowledgements II.

To Sleep

255 to Charles Stanhope ib. 117. To the Cuckow

256 Tyburn : To the Marine Society

-211 IV. To the Honourable. Charles TownZephir : or, the Stratagem

fhend, in the Country

ib. Edwin and Emma 216v. On Love of Praise

258 On the death of Lady Anton

211 Ví. To William Hall, Esquire, with the A funeral Hymn

works of Chaulieu

ib. To Mira. From the Country

ib. VII. To the Right Reverend Benjamin A Winter's Day

Lord Billop of Winchester

ib. Prologue to the Masque of Britannia

259 Inscription for a Picture ib. IX.' At Study

260 Song, to a Scorch Tune

ib.x. To Thomas Edwards, Esquire, on To Mr. Thompson, on his publishing the

the lake Edition of Mt. Pope's Works ib. Second Edition of his Poem called Winter



219 VIII.



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XXXV. The Bailey-Mow and the
Introduction. The Shepherd and the Philoso- Dunghill

406 pher.

391 XXXVI. Pythagoras and the Countryman ib. I. To his Highness William Duke

XXXVII. The Farmer's Wife and the of Cumberland. The Lion, the


ib. Tiger, and the Traveller.

392 XXXVIII. The Turkey and the Ant 407 II. The Spaniel and the Camelion ib. XXXIX. The Father and jupiter,

ib, III. 'The Mother, the Nurse, and

XL. The Two Monkeys
the Fairy
393 XLI. The Owl and the Farmer

ib. IV. The Eagle and the Assembly of

XLII. The Jugglers

ib. Animals ib. XLIII. The Council of Horses

409 V. The Wild Boar and the Ram 394 XLIV. The Hound and the Huntsman

ib. VI. The Mifer and Plutus ib. XLV. The Poet and the Role

410 VII. The Lion, the Fox, and the

XLVI, The Cur, the Horse, and the
ib. Shepherd's Dog

VIII. The Lady and the Walp
395 XLVII. The Court of Death

ib, IX. The Bull and the Mastiff ib. XLVIII. The Gardener and the Hog

411 X. The Elephant and the Book

XLIX. The Man and the Flea

ib, feller ib. L The Hare and many Friends

412 XI. The Peacock, the Turkey, and

the Goose
396 1. The Dog and the Fox

ib. XII. Cupid, Hymen, and Plutus

ib. 11. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other
XIII. The Tame Stag

Birds. To a Friend in the Country

413 XIV. The Monkey who had seen the

III. The Baboon and the Poultry

414 World ib. IV. The Antic Office. To a Friend

415 XV. The Philosopher and the Phea.

V. The Bear in a Boat. To a Coxcomb

417 fants

398 Vi. The Squire and his Cur XVI. The Pin and the Needle


VII. The Countryman and Jupiter. To
XVII. The Shepherd's Dog and the


419 Wolf


VIII. The Man, the Cat, the Dog, and the
XVIII. The Painter who pleafed no-

Fly. To my native Country

420 hody and every body

ib. IX. The Jackall, Leopard, and other Beasts.
XIX. The Lion and the Cub
ib To a modern Politician

422 XX. The old Hen and the Cock


X. The Degenerate Bees. To the Rey.
XXI. The Rat-catcher and Cats
ib. Dr, Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's

423 XXII. The Goat without a Beard

XI. The Pack-horse and the Carrier. To
XXIII. The Old Woman and her Cats
ib. a young Noblerran

XXIV. The Butterfly and the Snail 403 XII, Pan and Fortune. To a young Heir · 424
XXV. The Scold and the Parrot
it. X!IL Plutus, Cupid, and Time

425 XXVI. The Cur and the Mastiff

ib. XIV. The Owl, the Swan, the cock, the
XXVII. The Sick Man and the Angel. 403

Spider, the Als, and the Farmer.
XXVIII. The Persian, the Sun, and the

To a Mother

427 Cloud

ib. XV. The Cook-maid, the Turnspit, and XXIX. The Fox at the Point of Death

ib. the Ox. To a poor Man XXX. The Setting Dog and the Par

XVI. The Raven, the Sexton, and the Earthtridge

To Laura

XXXI. TheUniversal Apparition
ib. Aye and No. A Fable

431 XXXII. The two Owls and the Sparrow 405

Duke upon Duke; an excelent new Ballad ib. XXXIII. The Courtier and Proteus 'ib. Dione ; a Pastoral Tragedy










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Where Virtue deigns to dwell;
If yet she treads on British ground,
Where can the fugitive be found,
In city, court, or cell?

Not there, where wine and frantic mirth
Unite the sensual fons of earth

In Pleasure's thoughtless train ;
Nor yet where sanctity's a show,
Where fouls nor joy nor pity know
For human bliss or pain.

Her social heart alike disowns
The race, who shunning crowds and thrones,

In shades fequefter'd doze ;
Whose Noth no generous care can wake,
Who rot like weeds on Lethe's lake,
In senseless, vile repose.

With these the Thuns the factious tribe,
Who spum the yet unoffer'd bribe,

And at corruption lour;
Waiting till Discord Havock cries,
In hopes, like Catiline, to rise

On anarchy to pow'r !

There was a time, I heard her fay,
Ere females were seduc'd by play;

When Beauty was her throne;
But now, where dwelt the Soft Defires;
The Furies light forbidden fires,
To Love and Her unknown.

From these th' indignant goddess Aies,
And where the spires of Science rife,

A while suspends her wing:
But pedant Pride and Rage are there,
And Faction tainting all the air,
And pois’ning every spring.

Long through the sky's wide pathless way
The muse obferv'd the wand'rer stray,

And mark'd her last retreat ;
O'er Surrey's barren heaths the flew,
Descending like the filent dew
On Ether's peaceful feat.

There the beholds the gentle Mole
His pensive waters calmly roll,

Amidit Elyfan ground:
There through the windings of the grove
She leads her family of Love,
And strews her sweets around.

I hear her bid the Daughters fair
Oft to yon gloomy' grot repair,"

Her secret steps to meet;
Nor Thou, she cries, these shades forsake,
But come, lov'd Consort, come and make
The husband's bliss completo.

Yet not too much the soothing ease
Of rural indolence shall please

My Pelham's ardent breast;
The man whom Virtue calls her own
Must stand the pillar of a throne,

And make a nation bleft.


Ye Wits, who boaft from ancient times, A right divine to scourge our crimes,

Is it with you the rests ? No. Int’relt, Nander are your views, And Virtue now, with every muse,

Flies your unhallow'd breafts. YOL. VII.

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