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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

AND

THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.

THE

ADDITIONAL LIVES

BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F.S. A.

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

COWLEY, I DENHAM, I MILTON.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON ; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON: W. OTRIDGE AND SON:
LEIGH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES; T. EGERTON; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN: J. WALKER ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE:
E LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.; J. STOCK DALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS.
J. WHITE AND CO.; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME; CADELL AND DAVIES; J. BARKER; JOHN RICHARDSON;
J. M. RICHARDSON; J. CARPENTER; B. CROSBY; E. JEFFERY: J. MURRAY; W. MILLER; J. AND A. ARCH; BLACK;
PARRY, AND KINSGBURY; J. BOOKER; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY : J. HATCHARD; R. H. EVANS :
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH: J. MAW MAN; J. BOOTH; J. ASPERNE; P. AND W. WYNNE; AND W. GRACE, DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

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CONTENTS.

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THE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson ......... 3 Ode I. On the Praise of Poetry ..
Elegia Dedicatoria ad Hlustrissimam Aca-

II, That a pleasant Poverty is to be pre-
demiam Cantabrigiensem .....

ferred before Discontented Riches...

The Author's Preface to his Edition in Folio, III. To his Mistress

1656 ......

IV On the Uncertainty of Fortune. A

The Bookseller's Advertisement to the Edition

Translation .....

of 1674 ........

V. In Commendation of the Time we live

Dedication ...

under, the Reign of our gracious

The Author's Preface to his Juvenile Poems..

King Charles ............

To tbe Reader.......

VI. On the Shortness of Man's Life

| An Answer to an Invitation to Cambridge......

Constantia and Pbiletus.....

The Tragical History of Pyramus and Thisbe 56

MISCELLAXIES.

SYLVA: OR DIVERS COPIES OF VERSES, MADE UPON | The Motto .......

SUNDRY OCCASIONS.

Ode. Of Wit.......

De felici partu, Reginæ Mariæ .................. 59 To the Lord Falkland, for his safe Return from
In felicissimam Reginæ Mariæ Fertilitatem .. 60 the Northern Expedition against the Scots..
Upon the happie Birth of the Duke ............. jb. On the Death of Sir Henry Wootton..
An Elegy on the Death of the Right Honour On the Death of Mr. Jorda., Second Master
able Dudley, Lord Carleton, Viscount Dor-

at Westminster School ......
chester, late Principal Secretary of State... On bis Majesty's Return out of Scotland ....
An Elegy on the Death of my loving Friend On the Death of Sir Anthony Vandyck, the
and Cousin, Mr. Richard Clarke, Gent, late

famous Painter ....
of Lincoln's Inn

Prometheus ill-painted ... .......

A Dream of Elysium

.............. ib. | Ode ...................................

On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland ...... 62 Friendship in Absence ............

Song, on the same.

ib. To the Bishop of Lincoln, up on bis Enlarge-

A Vote...........

ment out of the Tower .........

A Poetical Revenge

To a Lady who made Posies for Rings.........

To the Duchess of Buckingham

Prologue to the Guardian: before the Prince

To his very much honoured Godfather, Mr. The Epilogue ................

A. B. .........

On the Death of Mr. William Hervey ........

An Elegy on the Death of John Littleton, Esq. Ode in Imitation of Horace's Ode V. Book I..

Son and Heir to Sir Thomas Littleton, who In Imitation of Martial's Epigram, L. V. Ep.

was drowned leaping into the Water to save

XX. .........

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his younger Brother .......

The Chronicle. A Ballad .......

A Translation of Verses upon the Blessed Vir To Sir William Davenant, upon his Two First

gin, written in Latin by the Right Worship-

Books of Gondibert, finished before his

ful Dr. A.

ib.! Voyage to America......

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