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L ON DON:
Printed for T. Becket and P. A. DEHONDT, at
Tully's Head, near Surry Street in the Strand.

MDCCLXV.

CON TEN T S.

Page

MEclogue I.

48

55

TEMOIRS of the Author,

I Eclogue

19 Eclogue II.

23 Eclogue III.

28 Eclogue Iy.

33 Odes descriptive and allegorical. Ode to Pity,

41 Ode to Fear,

44 Ode to Simplicity, Ode on the poetical Character,

51
Ode, written in the Year 1746,
Ode to Mercy,
Ode to Liberty,
Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Colonel

Charles Ross in the Action at Fontenoy,
Written in May 1745,

- 67 Ode to Evening,

76 Ode to Peace,

74 The Manners. An Ode.

76 The Paffions. An Ode for Mufic, An Epistle to Sir Thomas Hanmer, on his Edition of Shakespear's Works,

88 Dirge in Cymbeline,

97 Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson, 99

General

56 58

81

CO N T E N T S.

Page

137

General Observations on the Oriental
Eclogues,

105 Observations on Eclogue I.

115 II.

118 III.

125 IV.

127 General Observations on the Odes descrip

tive and allegorical, Observations on the Ode to Pity,

147 Ode to Fear,

150 Ode to Simplicity,

155 Ode on the poetical Character, 158 Ode, written in the Year 1746, 161 Ode to Mercy,

ibid. Ode to Liberty,

162 Ode, to a Lady, on the Death of Colonel Charles Rofs in the A&tion of Fontenoy. Written in May 1745, 167 Ode to Evening,

168 The Manners. An Ode,

174 The Passions. An Ode for Music,

An Epistle to Sir Thomas Hanmer, on his Edition of Shakespear's Works,

182 Dirge in Cymbeline,

183

178

MEMOIRS

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Μ Ε Μ ΟΙ R S

OF THE

A U T H O R. TH

NHE enthusiasm of poetry, like that

of religion, has frequently a powerful influence on the conduct of life, and either throws it into the retreat of uniform obscurity, or marks it with irregularities that lead to misery and disquiet. The gifts of imagination bring the heaviest talk upon the vigilance of reafon; and to bear those faculties with unerring rectitude, or invariable propriety, requires a degree of firmness and A

of

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