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A FRAGMEN T.

WHAT are the falling rills, the pendant thades,

The morning bowers, the evening colonnades, But soft recesses for th' uneasy mind To ligh unheard in, to the passing wind! So the struck deer, in some fequester'd part, Lies down to die (the arrow in his heart) There hid in shades, and wafting day by day, Inly he bleeds, and pants his soul away.

VERSE S left by Mr. Pope, on his lying in the same

Bed which WILMOT the celebrated Earl of Rochester flept in, at Adderbury, then belonging to the Duke of

Argyle, July 9th, 1739. WITH

ITH no poetic ardour fir'd

I press the bed where Wilmot lay; That here he lov'd, or here expir'd,

Begets no numbers grave, or gay.

But in thy roof, Argyle, are bred

Such thoughts as prompt the brave to lie Stretch'd out in honour's nobler bed,

Beneath a nobler roof-the sky.

Such flames as high in patriots burn,

Yet stoop to bless a child or wife; And such as wicked kings may mourn,

When freedom is more dear than life.

CON

C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S C N T E T S

OF THE

FIRST VOL U M E.

31 36 40

47

Page R Ecommendatory Poems,

ix , Preface,

3 A Discourse on Pastoral Poetry,

17 SPRING, the first Paftoral,

25 SUMMER, the second Pastoral, AUTUMN, the third Pastoral, WINTER, the fourth Paftoral, MESSIAH, a Sacred Eclogue in imitation of-Virgil's

Pollio, WINDSOR-FOREST,

57 Ode on St. Cecilia's Day,

77 Two Choruses to the Tragedy of Brutus,

82 Ode on Solitude,

85 The dying Christian to his Soul,

86 Effay on Criticism,

91 The Rape of the Lock,

127 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 157 Prologue to Mr. Addison's Tragedy of Cato, 160 Epilogue to Jane Shore,

162 SAPPHO to PHAON, an Epistle from Ovid, 164 ELOISA to ABELARD, an Epistle, The TEMPLE of FAME,

JANUARY

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