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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:

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SRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON ; h. BALDWIN ; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON ;

LEICH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIB AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIS ; T. EGERTON; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN ; J. WALKER ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE ;
L LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN AND CO.; J. STOCKDALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS ;
. 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 KINGSBURY; J. BOOKER ; S. BAGSTER ; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY ; J, HATCHARD ; R. H. EVANS ;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH ; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH ; J. ASPERNE ; P. AND W. WYNNE ; AND W. GRACE, DRIGHTON
AND SOX, CAMBRIDGE ; AND WILSON AND SON, YORK.

1810.

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CONTENTS.

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Page 1

THE Author's Life, by Mr. Chalmers ...... | Queen Margaret to William de la Pool, Duke

1 Addenda: of Dedications, Prefaces, and

of Suffolk ...........

Sonnets, from the octavo Edition of his | Edward IV. to Mrs. Shore
Poems, 1613 ...................................... XII | Mrs. S

Mrs. Shore to Edward IV. .........
Dedication to his Works ............................

Mary, the French Queen, to Charles Brandou,

Duke of Suffolk .......

VERSES TO MR. DRAYTON.

Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, to Mary,

the French Queen

Upon the Battle of Agincourt. By J. Vaughan 3

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, to the Lady

Sonnet. By John Reynolds........

Geraldine .........

The Vision of Ben Jonson, on the Muses of his

The Lady Geraldine to Henry Howard, Earl

Friend, M. Drayton ........

ib.

of Surrey ......

The Battle of Agincourt .......

The Lady Jane Gray to the Lord Gilford

Dudley ...........

..................... 100

100

Gilford Dudley to the Lady Jane Gray......... 102

THE BARONS' WARS, IN THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD

A Catalogue of the Heroical Loves ............. 104

II. IN SIX BOOKS.

The Miseries of Queen Margaret ...............

Preface to the Reader..........

Nymphidia: The Court of Fairy ............... 120

Verses to Mr. Drayton, on his Poem of the The Moon-Calf .....

126

Barons' Wars

The Legend of Robert, Duke of Normandy... 136

Book 1. ....

The Legend of Matilda the Fair ................ 143

II.

31 The Legend of Pierce Gaveston ......... 149

JII.

The Legend of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex 154

The Quest of Cynthia .... ....................... 169

V...

The Shepherd's Sirena .... ...................... 163

THE POLY-OLBION.

ENGLAND'S HEROICAL EPISTLES.

Preface ............

166

To the Reader

... 170

Verses to Mr. Drayton .

182

Rosamood to King Henry ........

III. ..

.., 189

Henry to Rosamond

King John to Matilda ......

208

Matilda to King Jobo

VI....

214

Queen Isabel to Mortimer .......

220

Mortimer to Queen Isabel

VITI...

225

Edward, the Black Prince, to Alice, Countess

237

of Salisbury ...

X.

250

Alice, Countess of Salisbury, to the Black

XI.

257

Prince ...............

XII. ...

Queen Isabel to King Richard II. ...............

XUJ....

279

Richard II. to Queen Isabel ............

XIV.

286

Queen Catharine to Owen Tudor ...............

XV...

290

Owen Tudor to Queen Catharine ...........

XVI.

294

Elenor Cobham to Dake Humphrey............

XVII.

300

Duke Humphrey to Elenor Cobham ...........

XVIII

313

William de la Pool, Duke of Suffolk, to Queen

XIX.

323

Margaret .........,

327

VI......

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