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Letter from Italy. Addison, 338.

On himself, when in a consumption, Dr. Sewell, 345.
From the Spleen. Green, 358.

Epistle to his friends. West, 372.

The Bastard. Savage, 374.

Verses, written after seeing Windsor Castle. T. War-

ton, sen., 395.

The Castle of Indolence, Canto I. Thomson, 403.
Epistle to the Earl of Dorset. A. Philips, 412.
The Summum Bonum. Welsted, 413.

Verses written in an inn. A. Hill, 425.
Allegorical description of Vertù. G. West, 428.
Grongar Hill. Dyer, 435.

From the Prophecy of Famine.

Churchill, 458.

Lochleven. Bruce, 477.
Extracts from The Shipwreck. Falconer, 481–488.
From The Pleasures of Imagination. Akenside, 489-


From A Monody to the Memory of his Wife. Shaw, 510.
The Farmer's Ingle. Fergusson, 519.
The Traveller. Goldsmith, 527.

The Deserted Village. The same, 530.
Eulogius, or the Charitable Mason. Harte, 538.
Written in the window of an obscure lodging-house.

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The Reptile and Insect World. Brooke, 567.
Extracts from "Leonidas." Glover, 590-598,
Invocation to Melancholy. Headley, 602.

Death of Irad, and the lamentation of Selima over
his body. Dwight, 616.

Extracts from Judah Restored. Dr. Roberts, 628–633.
The Dying Indian. J. Warton, 658.
Extracts from The Task. Cowper, 679–680.

On the Loss of the Royal George. The same, 681.
Yardley Oak. The same, 681
Destruction of Cambyses's Army. Darwin, 685.
Midnight Conflagration. The same, 686.
The heroic attachment of the youth in Holland who
attended his mistress in the plague. The same, 687.
The Minstrel. Book I. Beattie, 689.
DILLON. See Roscommon.
Disdain returned. Carew, 155.
DODSLEY (Robert), specimens of, 460.

DONNE (Dr. John), notice of, lxvi, 124.
Specimens of his poetry, 125, 126.

Specimens of his heroic verse with rhyme.
DORSET (Charles Sackville, Earl of), notice of, 316.
Specimens of, 316–317.

DOUGLAS (Gawain), his Translation of the Æneid, xlviii.
Descriptions of natural Scenery, 17.

Dowsabel, a ballad. Drayton, 118.

Drake (Sir Francis), description of. Fitzgeffrey, 142.


From David and Bethsabe.


From The Maid's Tragedy. Beaumont and Fletcher.
From the tragedy of Philaster. The same, 88.
From The Custom of the Country. The same, 96.
From the comedy of All Fools. Chapman, 130.
From the tragedy of Women beware Women. Mid-
dleton, 136.

Fromthe playof Blurt, Master-Constable. The same,139.
From The Phoenix. The same. 140.

From The Honest Whore. Dekker, 161.

From Vittoria Corombona. Webster, 162.
From The Bondman. Massinger, 175.

From The Great Duke of Florence. The same, 179.
From The Fair Maid of the Exchange. Heywood, 193.
From The Grateful Servant. Shirley, 219, lxxviii.
From The Gentleman of Venice. The same, 220.
From The Traitor, lxxix.

From The Brothers, lxxix.


From the tragedy of Philaster.
Fletcher, 88.

From The Scornful Lady. The same, 91.

From The Maid of the Mill.

The same, 91.

Beaumont and

From the tragedy of Rollo. The same, 93.
From The Beggar's Bush. The same, 93.
From the tragedy of Bonduca. The same, 94.
From the comedy of Monsieur Thomas. The same, 96.

From A King and No King. The same, 98-99.
From the tragedy of Amurath. Goffe, 103.
From Sophonisba, a tragedy. Marston, 127.
From Antonio and Mellida. The same, 128.
From the comedy of All Fools. Chapman, 130.
From The Muses' Looking Glass. Randolph, 132.
From the tragedy of Women beware Women. Mid-
dleton, 137.

From The Roaring Girl. The same, 138-139.
From The Fox. Ben Jonson, 149.

Fortune giving Fortunatus his choice of goods.
Dekker, 160.

From the Duchess of Malfi. Webster, 163, 165.
From The Lover's Melancholy. Ford, 166.

From the comedy of A New Wonder. Rowley, 168.
From The Duke of Milan, a tragedy. Massinger, 171.
From The Bondman. The same, 173-179.

From The Fatal Dowry. Massinger and Field, 180.
From the tragedy of A Woman killed with Kindness.
Heywood, 192.

From The Fatal Contract. Heminge, 212.

From the tragedy of The Cardinal. Shirley, 215–218.
From The Royal Master. The same, 218.

From The Grateful Servant. The same, 219.
From The Doubtful Heir. The same, 220.
From The Lady of Pleasure. The same, 223–228.
From Chabot, Admiral of France. Shirley and Chap-
man, 228-230.

From The City Match. Mayne, 253.

From The Masque of Comus. Milton, 260-264.

From The Orphan. Otway, 282.

From Venice Preserved. The same, 284.

From Theodosius; or, The Force of Love. Lee, 302.
From The Fair Penitent. Rowe, 332.

From The Mourning Bride. Congreve, 346.
From The Fatal Curiosity. Lillo, 362-367.
From the tragedy of The Fatal Marriage. Southerne,

From The Gentle Shepherd. Allan Ramsay, 439.
From the tragedy of Barbarossa. Brown, 474.


Fragment of the tragedy of Agrippina. Gray, 508.
From the tragedy of Creusa. W. Whitehead, 584.
From Caractacus. Mason, 656.
Dramatic Poets of England, prior to Shakspeare, notice
of, lvii-lx.

After Shakspeare, and during the reign of James I.
Ixiii. &c.

Dramatic Unities, remarks on, lxii.
DRAYTON (Michael), notice of, lxv. 106.
Specimens of his poetry, 107-119.
Dread, description of. Thomas Sackville, 37.
Drum, ode on hearing. John Scott, 570.
DRUMMOND (William), notices of, 144.
Extracts from, lxvi, 194.

Sonnets by, 195–196.

His conversations with Jonson, 144-145.
DRYDEN (John), specimens of, 306–312.

Critical remarks on his works, lxxxiii-lxxxv.
His descriptive powers, lxxxix.

Passage borrowed from, by Goldsmith, 534.
His translation of the Eclogues and Georgics, com-
pared with Warton's, 664.

His contradictory criticisms, &c., 699.
Dubartas's poem on Creation, translated by Sylvester,
specimen of, lxix.

The question considered, how far Milton was indebted
to it, Ixix.

Dulcina, a tale. Sir W. Raleigh, 78.

DUNBAR (William), notices of, xlviii, 17, 18-22.

Specimen of his poems, 22-24.

DWIGHT (Timothy), specimens of, 616–618.
DYER (John), notice of, 435.

Specimen of, 435.

EDWARDS (Richard), specimens of his poetry, 34.
Notice of, lviii.


On the Death of Addison. Tickell, 367.
A Love Elegy. Hammond, 369.

On the sorrow of an ingenuous mind, on the melan-
choly event of a licentious amour. Shenstone, 450.
On Spring. Bruce, 476.

The Tears of Old May-day. Lovibond, 542.
Elizabeth (Queen), general character of poetry during the
age of, xxxv.

Ellis (George), his view of the rise of our language com-
bated, xxix-xxxii, 17.

England's Helicon, extract from, 61.

English Language, formation of, xxx.

Commencement of, xxxi.

English Poetry, state of, in the twelfth century, xxxv.

In the thirteenth century, xxxvi.

In the fourteenth century, xxxviii.

In the fifteenth century, xlv.

In the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the six-
teenth century, xlviii.

During the sixteenth century, 1.

During the seventeenth century, lxxii.

During the former part of the eighteenth century,


On his return from Spain. Sir T. Wyat, 28.
Of a precise Tailor. Sir J. Harrington, 73.
On Lucy, Countess of Bedford. Ben Jonson, 146.
The Remedy worse than the Disease. Prior, 341.
On partial Fame. The same, 341.
On two Monopolists. Byrom, 516.
Quod petis hic est. Bishop, 639.
Splendeat usu. The same, 639.

Quocunque modo rem. The same, 639.
Miscellaneous. Perrot, 74.


On Elizabeth, L. H. Ben Jonson, 147.

On the Countess of Pembroke. The same, 149.

On Lady Mary Villiers. Carew, 155.

On sauntering Jack and idle Joan. Prior, 341.
On Mrs. Mason. Mason, G61.

ETHEREGE (George), notice of, 299.
Specimens of, 299-300.
Evening, ode to. Collins,

Tempestuous, ode on. John Scott, 570.
Evening Star, address to. Stepney, 317.


Fancy and Desire. Vere, 66.

Related by a Beau to Esop. Vanbrugh, 346.
The Court of Death. Gay, 357.
Labour and Genius. Jago, 564.
The Blackbird. Stephenson, 599.
FAIRFAX (Edward), notice of, lxix, 120.
Specimens of his poems, 120-122.

Fairy Queen, extracts from. Spenser, 47-57.
Raleigh's Sonnet upon, 77.
Characterised, liv.

Fairy, the court of, described. Drayton, 109–115.
Faith. Quarles, 187.

FALCONER (William), notice of, 480.

Specimens of, 481-488.

Fancy, ode to. J. Warton, 667.

FANSHAWE (Sir Richard), specimen of the poetry of, 2

His version of the Lusiad, 610.
FAWKES (Francis), notice and specimen of, 544.
FENTON (Elijah), notice of, 349.

Specimen of, 349.

FERGUSSON (Robert), notice of, 519.

Specimen of, 519.

FIELD (Nathaniel), specimen of, 159.

Assisted Massinger in The Fatal Dowry, 180, nete.
Fireside, described. Cotton, 615.
FITZGEFFREY (Charles), specimens of, 142.
FLATMAN (Thomas), specimens of, 300-301.
FLETCHER (Giles and Phineas), notices of, lxvi, 80—–—
Specimens of their poems, 81-84.

FLETCHER (John), plan of, and strictures on his Island
Princess, lxxv, note.

See BEAUMONT (Francis).

FORD (John), critical notices of, lxxvii, 166.

Specimens of, 166-168.

France, journey to, described. Bishop Corbet, 135-
Friend, character of a true one. Kath. Philips, 212.
Garrick, character of. Churchill, 458.
GARTH (Dr.), specimens of, 335–337.
GASCOIGNE (George), notice of, 38.

Specimens of his poems, 38-39.
Notice of, lviii.

On the versification of Chaucer, lii.
GAY (John), notices of, 45, 351.

Specimens of his poems, 351-357.
Genius, power of, over Envy. W. Browne, 189

Enjoyments of, in collecting its stores for com
position. Akonside, 493.

Geoffrey of Monmouth's history, character of, XXX.
Gifford (William), notes on Ford by, lxxvii, 166.

On Skelton, 1.

On a passage in Shakspeare, lviii.
Gipsies described. Langhorne, 554.

GLOVER (Richard), notice of, 588-590; alluded to,
Specimens of his poems, 590—599,
GODOLPHIN (Sidney), specimen of, 183.
Godwin (William), his extravagant admiration of a pas
sage in Phaer's Virgil censured, lxviii.
GOFFE (Thomas), 103.

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JAGO (Richard), specimens of, 564-565.
JAMES I., King of Scotland, notices of, 17, 18.
Specimens of his poems, 19.

James I., King of England, lxxii.
Jealousy, description of. Greene, 41.
JOHNSON (Dr. Samuel), specimens of, 572-579.
Jones (Inigo), his quarrel with Jonson, 142.
JONES (Sir William), notice of, 633–637.
Specimens of his poetry, 637.

JONSON (Ben), account of, 142–146.

Specimens of his poetry, 146-153.
Extracts from, 700.

Critical remarks on him as a dramatist, Ixiii.
His quarrel with Daniel, 80, note.

Justice addressing the Creator. Giles Fletcher, 82.

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Langetoft (Peter de), notice of, xxxviii, note.
LANGHORNE (Dr. John), notice of, 551.


Specimens of, 552-561.

LANGLANDE (Robert), a poet of the fourteenth century,

notice of, xliii.

Character of the poems ascribed to him, xliv.

Language, English, influence of the Norman Conquest
upon, xxix.

LANSDOWNE (George, Lord), song by, 358.
Law, eulogy on. Middleton, 140.

Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse. Sir W. Blackstone, 563.
Layamon's translation of Wace's Brut, strictures on the
date of, xxx-xxxii, XXXV.
LEE (Nathaniel), notice of, 301.
Specimens of, 302-304.

Leonidas, extracts from. Glover, 590-598.

L'ESTRANGE (Sir Roger), poem ascribed to, 210.

Leven Water, ode to. Smollett, 514.
Life described. Bp. King, 250-251.
LILLO (George), notice of, 361.

Specimens of, 362–367.

LLOYD (Robert), notice of, 461.

Specimens of his poetry, 461.
Local poems, some enumerated, 242, note.

Lockhart (J. G.), note by, upon Scott's Sir Tristrem, xl.

Dryden's adaptations of Chaucer, lxxxvi.

His Life of Burns, 553-643.

LODGE (Dr. Thomas), notice of, 85.

Specimens of his poems, 85-86.

LOGAN (John), notice of, lxv. 603.
Specimens of, 604–605.
Longland-See Langlande.
Look Home. Southwell, 44.

Love-song of the thirteenth century, specimen of, xxxvii.
Love, object of. Sir T. Wyat, 29.

Requited with disdain. W. Hunnis, 34.

Servile lot of. Southwell, 43.

A nymph's disdain of. Sir W. Raleigh, 77.
A shepherd's description of. The same, 77.
Admits no rival. The same, 78.
Devotion to. Middleton, 139.
Persuasions to. Carew, 154.

Mediocrity in, rejected. The same, 154.
Darts of. Cartwright, 184.

Young, address to. Marvell, 267.
Influence of. Waller, 289.
Farewell of. Waller, 290.
At first sight. The same, 290.
And Folly. Selden, 414.
Triumphs of. Hamilton, 426.

L'Amour Timide. Sir J. H. Moore, 564.

Lover, complaint of. Sir T. Wyat, 28.

Suit to his unkind mistress. The same, 29.
Lamentation that he ever had cause to doubt his
lady's faith. The same, 29.

Request for comfort, affirming his constancy. Rich.
Edwards, 34.

Arraignment of one. Gascoigne, 38.
The silent. Sir W. Raleigh, 77.
Address of, to his' mistress. Carew, 154.
Persuasions of, to enjoy. The same, 155.
Threatens ungrateful beauty. The same, 155.
Disdain returned by. The same, 155.
Address to Castara, inquiring why he loved her.
Habington, 200.
Reflections of, on the sight of his mistress's house.
Ayres, 287,

Reflections of, on his mistress's girdle. Waller, 290.
Self-banished. The same, 291.

Dialogue between two. Logan, 604.

LOVELACE (Richard), notice of, 208.

Specimens of his poems, 209.
LOVIBOND (Edward), specimen of, 542.
Loyal Garland, extracts from, 286.
Loyalty confined. Anon., 210.

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Mankind, ode to. Earl Nugent, 607.

Mannyng (Robert), commonly called De Brunne, xxxvii.
Markham (Isabella), sonnet on. Harrington, 40.
MARLOWE (Christopher), lx. lxv. 42.

Specimen of his poetry, 42.

MARSTON (John), notice of, lxvi. 126.

Specimens of his poetry, 126-130.
MARVELL (Andrew), notice of, 265, 266.
Specimens of his poetry, 266, 267.
MASSINGER (Philip), notice of, lxii. 170, 171.
Specimens of, 171-181.

Critical remarks on his productions, lxxii.
MASON (Rev. William), notice of, 652-656.
Specimens of, 656–663.

Mason (Mrs.), epitaph on. Mason, 661.
Matches, few happy. Dr. Watts, 411.
MAY (Thomas), notice of, 196.

Specimen of, 197.

MAYNE (Jasper), specimens of, 253.
Melancholy, invitation to. Headley, 602.

Meldrum (Squyre), description and adventures of. Sir
David Lyndsay, 25.

Memory, ode to. Shenstone, 452.

MENNIS (Sir John and James Smith), specimen of, 252.
Mercy dwelling in heaven and pleading for the guilty.
Giles Fletcher, 81.

Brightening the rainbow. The same, 82.
MERRICK (James), specimen of, 480.

MESTON (William), notice of, 192.

Specimen of, 392-394.

Metaphysical Poets. Davies and Brooke, lxx.
MICKLE (Wm. Julius), notice of, 609-611.
Specimens of his poems, 611-614.
MIDDLETON (Thomas), notice of, 136.

Specimens of his poems, 136-140.
Remark on his witches, lxxvii, note.
MILTON (John), notice of, 257, 258.

Specimens of, 258-265.

How far he was indebted to Sylvester's translation of
Dubartas, for the prima stamina of Paradise Lost,

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To Evening. Collins, 430.

On the popular superstitions of the Highlands of

Scotland. The same, 430.

The Discovery. Moore, 434.

To a Great Number of Great Men, newly made.
Williams, 442.

On Rural Elegance. Shenstone, 451.

To Memory. The same, 452.

On an Eagle confined in a college court. Smart, 503.
The Bard. Gray, 505.

To Leven Water. Smollett, 514.

To Independence. The same, 514.
Contentment, industry, and acquiescence in the Di-

vine Will. Harte, 541.

To a Singing Bird. Richardson, 550.

On hearing the Drum. Scott, 570.

On Privateering. The same, 570.

The Tempestuous Evening. The same, 570.

To the Cuckoo. Logan, 604.

To William Pulteney, Esq. Earl Nugent, 606.

To Mankind. The same, 607.
The Hamlet. T. Warton, 622.
The Suicide. The same, 622.

The Crusade. The same, 623.

The Grave of King Arthur. The same, 624.

To Aurora. Blacklock, 627.

In imitation of Alcæus. Sir W. Jones, 637.
Bruce to his Men at Bannockburn. Burns, 651.
To Fancy. J. Warton, 667.

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His imitations of Chaucer, 5.

Hill's lines upon, 425.

POPE (Dr. Walter), notice of, 322.

Specimen of, 322.

Posterity, Sonnet to. Fitzgeffrey, 142.

PRESTON'S Tragedy of Cambyses, notice of, lviii.
Presumption, palace of, described, Giles Fletcher, 82.
PRIOR (Matthew), notice of, 340; his archness, lxxxvi.
Specimens of, 340-344.

Prior (James), his Life of Goldsmith, referred to, 522-526.
Price (Mr.), his criticisms on Scott's Sir Tristrem, xl, xli,


On the Language of Layamon, xxxvi, note.

On some of Mr. Campbell's criticisms, xlviii, note.
Privateering, ode on. John Scott, 570.
Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer, 6.

To Coriolanus. Lyttelton, 518.

Spoken at Drury-Lane. Johnson, 578.
Protogenes and Apelles. Prior, 342.
Psalm XXIII, paraphrase on. Addison, 339.


LXVIII. Sandys, 185.
Puritans, Oxford riddle on, 186.


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