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ous character of Rose, in works expressly devoted to that purpose. — Here I will only add to this faithful narrative of his exemplary death the Verses composed under the influence of recent affliction, as part of an inscription for a tablet, by which a few associated admirers of their lost friend are preparing to testify their sincere regard for his memory.

Esteemid, admird, and lost, in manhood's prime !
But who may question God's appointed time ?
Rash grief ! prophane not Rose's hallow'd tomb,
Though Heaven its gifts, of earthly, hope resume !
Learning, and wit, and eloquence, and truth,
The patient thought of age, the zeal of youth,
To man these bright endowments seem'd to claim
A long and rich career of legal fame;
But angels often from their sire impart
His early summons to the pure in heart.
Friendship must weep, tho' faith, with blameless pride,
Tells, how the Christian triumph'd as he died:
Earths dearest blesings round his heart entwin'd,
To God, who gave them all, he all resign'd.

END OF THE TUIRD VOLUME.

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Cowper's Residence in Olney, page 1 - His removal to Weston,

3.- First mention of Mr. Rose, the barrister, ibid.

1786.

Page.

Letter.
1. To Joseph Hill, Esq. Lady Hesketh’s visit, and the village

of Weston.......... .................. June 19..4 2. To the Revd. Wm. Unwin. The arrival of Lady Hesketh, residence in Olney; Latin books for young readers.

July 3.05 3. To the Revd. Walter Bagot. Revisal of his Homer. July 4.9 4. To the Revd. Wm. Unwin. On his Homer. Aug. 24.. 13 5. To the same. On his own compositions................15 6. To the same. His State of Mind.................. 16

VERSES to Miss C. on her birth day. 7. To the same. On declining to write on a subject proposed

to him............................ ..........19 8. To the same. Letter writing, illustrated by a Simile in

rhyme- state of the nation...................... 22 9. To the same. On his poem of the lily and the rose.......... 10. To the same. The poet Churchill....................25

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11. To the same. First poetry, a translated elegy of Tibullus. . 29
12. To the Revd. Walter Bagot. Milton's blank verse, and ie-

visal of his Homer, Aug. 31, ....................31
13. To Joseph Hill, Esqr. Mischance that happened to part of

his translation of Homer Oct. 6..................34
14. To the Revd.W. Bagot. Change of habitation. Nov. 17...35
15. To Lady Hesketh. A poet's hermitage. Nov. 26........38
16. To the same. On the death of Mr. Unwin. Dec. 4......41
17. To the same. On the same subject. Dec. 9......,
18. To Joseph Hill, Esq. On the same. Dec. 9.......... 46
19. To Lady Hesketh. On praise to a poet. Dec. 21...... 47

1787.

20. To the Revd.W. Bagot. Homer's descriptions of slaughter;

praise of the author, and Mr. Unwin ...... Jan. 3.... 49
21. To Lady Hesketh. On Homer, & his song of the rose. Jan. 8, 52
22. To the same. Obliged by indisposition to suspend his Homer;

on dreams, and a visit from Mr. Rose. Jan. 18........54
23. To S. Rose, Esq. His indisposition; Burn's poems. July 24...58
24. To the same. On his reviving health; Barclay's Argenis,

and Burns. Aug. 27 ............................59
25. To Lady Hesketh. On the family at Weston Hall. Aug. 30..62
26. To the same. Books he had read. Sept. 4............64
27. To the same. On a lady whom he met at the Hall. Sept.15..66
28. To the same. On the memoirs of Baron de 'Tott. Sept. 29..68
29. To S. Rose, Esq. On leaving the country after the death

of his father. Oct. 19....... ..........70
30. To Lady Hesketh. On a kitten and a leach............72

The RETIRED CAT, a poem:

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Letter
31. To Joseph Hill, Esq. On his own studies. Nov. 16.....79
32. To Lady Hesketh. Beauties of Weston; the clerk of North-

ampton; on a paper in the Mirror; anecdote of a beg-

gar. Nov. 27 ..................................80
33. To the same. On his neighbours. Dec. 4............ 84
34. To the Revd.W. Bagot. On Homer & Bp. Bagot. Dec. 6.686.
35. To Lady Hesketh. On a ball, and his translation. Dec. 10..88
36. To Samuel Rose, Esq. On his Homer; talents given by

nature. Dec. 13.......

ro0.92

1788.

37. To Lady Hesketh. On verses by Mr. Merry; inoculation

Jan. 1..94
38. To the Revd. W. Bagot. On Bp. Bagot & his Homer. Jan. 5..97
39. To Lady Hesketh. Reasons for writing few occasional

poems; on a print of Bunbury's. Jan. 19..........101
40. To the same. On his own anxiety, Jan. 30..........104
41. To the same. On trouble as the portion of mortality; on
: reading a book of his Iliad to Mr Greatheed. Feb. 1..106
42. To Samuel Rose, Esq. Improvement of time; on the re-

flection of Glaucus. Feb. 14....................108
43. To Lady Hesketh. On his own melancholy; Hannah More,

and Hastings's trial, Feb. 16....................112
44. To the same. On Burke's invective. Feb. 22........114
45. To the same. A fox chace March 3................117
46. To the same. On the book entitled “ The Manners of the

Great.” March 12...........................119
47. To General Cowper. On his poem upon the slave trade. • 122

The MORNING DREAM, a ballad.

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Letter
48. To the Revd. W. Bagot. On “ The manners of the Great,"

and his Homer. March 19....................... 125
49. To Samuel Rose, Esq. Depression of spirits ; Dr. Clarke. 128
50. To Lady Hesketh. On his poem upon the slave-trade.

March 31..131
51. To the same. Smollett's Don Quixote ; on his friend

Mr. Rowley....... ....................May 6..132
52. To Joseph Hill, Esq. Books that he had lost. May 8..135
53. To Lady Hesketh. On Mrs. Montagu........May 12..136
54. To Joseph Hill, Esq. On two prints, Crazy Kate, and the

Lace-maker; bust of Paris... ........May 24.. 139
55. To Lady Hesketh. Same subject; Mrs. Montagu. May 27.141
56. To the same. Sufferings from the East-wind; extraordi.

nary advertisement of a dancing-master......June 3. • 143
57. To Joseph Hill, Esq. Death of Ashley Cowper. June 8..145
58. To Lady Hesketh. On the same subject. June 10.. 146
59. To the same. On the same subject. June 15. • 148
60. To the Revd. W. Bagot. On scenes of horror. June 17. • 150
61. To S. Rose, Esq. On a dry season. .........June 23. • 152
62. To Lady Hesketh. On his own expectations; anecdote of
his dog Beau...........

.... June 27. .156
63. To the same. On the lime walk at Weston; account of

living authors.......................... July 28..159
64. To the same. Favorable reception of the Task; Mr. Bacon,

the sculptor............... .......... Aug. 9.. 162
65. To S. Rose, Esq. Solicitude for a friend..... Aug. 18..163
66. To the same. On the oak called Judith ; on improper
fears ...............

......... Sept. 11..166
VERSES on a spaniel.

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