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OF THE

BRITISH POETS.

VOL. II. PART I.

CONTAINING

SELECTIONS FROM THE POETS

WHO

FLOURISHED IN THE REIGNS

OF

QUEEN ANN GEORGE I. and GEORGE II.

LONDON:

Published by W. SUTTABY, CROSBY and Co. and SCATCHERD and LETTERMAN,

Stationers Court.

1809.

Corrall, Printer, Charing Cross.

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HAWKINS BROWNE. 1706-1760.
A Pipe of Tobacco

168
ALLAN RAMSAYO (1636+17636:2
Sangs. -Peggy and Patie
Hid from himself 1.

175 Speak on, speak thus

ib. When-hope was quite sunk - e 176 At setting day and rising morn

177 The bonny grey-ey'd morning

ib. WILLIAM COLLINS. 1790–1756. The Passions.-An Ode for Music

178 Ode to Fear

181 Ode to Evening

183 Dirge in Cymbeline

185
WILLIAM SHENSTONE. 1714-1703.'
The School Mistress. In Imitation of Spenser 186
Inscription

195 . A Pastoral Ballad

196 The Sky-Lark

•/202 Jemmy Dawson.-A Ballad

203 Song.-Flavia

205
GILBERT COOPER. Died in 1769.
Song.-Away! let nought to love

LORD LYTTELTON. 1709-1773.
Advice to a Lady

208 Monody to the Memory of Lady Lyttelton 211

TOBIAS SMOLLETT.
The Tears of Scotland

290
THOMAS GRAY. 1716–1771.
Elegy. Written in a Country Church-Yard
Odes.-A distant Prospect of Eton College 225
To Adversity

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207

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The Bard.–Piodarickwake neoliin). ng

The Progress of Poesy. -Pindaric
On the Spring
On the Death of a lavourite Cat •

SPECIMENS,

OF THE

BRITISH POETS,

ALEXANDER POPE.

THE RAPE OF THE LOCK.

An Heroi-Comical Poem.

Nolueram, Belinda, tuos violare capillos;
Sed juvat, hoc precibus me tribuisse tuis. Mart,

CANTO I. WHAT dire offence from amorous causes springs,

What mighty contests rise from trivial things, sing-This verse to Caryl, muse! is due: This, ev'n Belinda may vouchsafe to view: Slight is the subject, but not so the praise, If she inspire, and he approve my lays.

Say what strange motive, goddess ! could compel A well-bred lord to' assault a gentle belle ?

say what stranger cause, yet unexplor'd,
Could make a gentle belle reject a lord ?
In tasks so bold can little men engage,
And in soft bosoms dwells such inighty rage?

Sol through white curtains shot a timorous ray,
And op'd those eyes that must eclipse the day.
Now lap-dogs give themselves the rouzing shake,
And sleepless lovers, just at twelve, awake :
Thrice rung the bell, the slipper knock'd the ground,
And the press'd watch.return'd a silver sound.
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