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Though the Book is divided into Four Parts, yet the formality of regular and
systematical arrangement of the component pieces, has not been strictly ob.
served. Such compilations as these have not unfrequently been called garlands
and nosegays : but in a garland or nosegay, who would place the tulips, the li.
lies, the pinks, and the roses in separate compartments? In a disposition so arti.
ficial, their beauty and fragrance would be less pleasing than if they were care.
lessly mingled with all the case and wildness of natural variety. I hope the
analogy will hold: if not, I must throw myself in this, as I do in all other cir-
cumstances of this Publication, upon my Reader's indulgence. I expect not
praise; but I confide in receiving pardon.

Perhaps the Reader will be the more inclined to extend it towards me, if I do
not weary him with apologies. I will then conclude my preface with the ideas
of Montaigne : I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have
brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them.

*. In this Edition, as in the numerous preceding ones, great Improvements
have been made. The favourable Reception of the Book has indeed encouraged
the Editor to render it, in every new Impression, still more acceptable. But
several Poems are now added for the first time, and some Poematia, which were
never printed before. The Collection was originally formed for the use of
TUNBRIDGE School; and a few School Exercises of Tunbridge Scholars have
been very sparingly inserted, with a Vier to encourage ingenuous Youth, who,
in that ancient Place of classical Education, devote themselves to Studies of use.
ful and polite Literature.

CONTENTS.

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N Address to the Deity . Thomson Hymns

Mis. Burbauld 52

An Address to the Deity

upon all the Parts of the Creation to join with A Summer Evening's Meditation

them nettclling their common Maker Milton 1 Hymn to Content

Os the Deity

Mrs. Babuld 1 To Wisdom

ib.

Hyos sa Gratitude

Addison 2 | Despondency. An Ole

Burns

Hyən en Provideace

ib. 2 The Frailty and Foily of Man

Priar

Hymn, from the beginning of the agth Psalm ib. 24 Paraphrase on the latter Part of the Sixth

Another Hyma

Mrs. Rowe 3 Chapter of St. Matthew

Thomson 57

Hymn

3 Songs of Praise

Hmo, from Psalm 148th

Ogilvie 3 The Excellency of the Bible demonstrated

Philo ub-Plain 5th

Merrick 4 The Ah.secing God

Plalméb-Plain Sih

ib. 5 Solemn Thoughts concerning God and Death ib. 59

Plain 99:-P!alm 122d

ib. 5 Heaven and Hell

Hyms to Cheerfulceis-The author being fick The Advantages of early Religion

59

Dr. Akenfide 6 The Danger of Delay

ib. 60

The 8th Plains trandated . Cbrifopber Pite 7 Examples of early Piety

ib. 60

Pla's the aqib paraphrated

ib. 7 Against Lying

ib. 60

P12.5 29th

ib.

8 Against Quarrelling and Fighting

ib. 60

Plain 6th paraphrased

ib.

8 Love between Brothers and Sisters

ib. 61

Plalm goth paraphrased

ib.

9 Againit Scoffing and calling Names

ib. 61

Pfalm 1440 paraphrased

i5. 9 Against Swearing and Curling, and taking God's

The goChapter of Job

Name in vain

ib. 66

The 25th Chapter of Joh paraphrased ib, 11 Against Idleness and Mischief

ib. 61

The Seag of Molca in asth Chapter of Exodus Against Evil Company

ib. 61

parobealed
ib. 11 Againft Pride in Clothes

ib.

The 13 gth Pfaim paraphrased

ib. 12 | Obedience to Parents

ib. 68

As Hyas ta the Supreme Being. An Imitation The Child's Complaint

ib.

of the 19474 Plam

Black lock 13 A Morning and Evening Song

ib. 62

Two Hymes

Anon. 15 For the Lord's Day Morning

ib. 62

a Hyna ea the Seasons

Thomson 15 For the Lord's Day Evening

ib. 63

Hypa tə Humanity

Langborne 16 The Sluggard---Innocent Play

The Enlargement of the Mind : Epistle 1.10 Ce- The Role--The Thief

Deral Craufurd. Epätie 11. To William The Ant, or Emmet

Langborne, M.A.

ib. 17 Good Resolutions

The l'ajversal Prayer

Pope 201 A Summer Evening

ib. 64

Muthah, a Sacred Eclogue

ib. 21 A Cradle Hymn

ib. 64

The Prize of Virtue

ib. 21 The Nunc Dimitis

Merrick 65

Aa Elegy, written in a Country Church-Yard The Benedicite paraphrased

Gray 22 The Ignorance of Man

ib. 66

Dearb

Porteus 23 The Trials of Virtue

Toe Care

Blair 25 Christ's Paffion : from a Greck Ode of Mr.

Haspinels to be found in Virtue alone

Mafters, formerly of New College Pirt 67

Ocibe E'ernity at the Supreme Being

Smart

32

A Funeral Hymn

Master 68

Os the lat meility of the Supreme Being ib. 33 Veni Creator Spiritus, paraphraled

Dryden 68

Ou the Ocon lcience of the Supreme Being

ib.

34

On True Nobility

Dryden's Juvenal 69

Octe P-wer of the Supreme Being

ib.

36 A Night Piece

Miri Carier 69

Oa the Goodscis of the Supreme Being ib 37: Ode to Melancholy

ib. 69

Oise Wisdom

Miss Carter 38 Written at Midnight in a Thunder Storin
Da Haban Life

Ogilvie 39 The Vanity of Human Withes Foloison 70

Dileates are the Consequence of Intemperance ib. 39 Elegy on the Death of Lady Coventry. Writien

Wilbeebraised oties make meo miferable

M.fon 73

Ogilvie 40 Elegy to a young Nublemen ieaving the Univery

Boyfe 41

The Day of Juigment: a Seatonian Prize.Peem The Choice of Hercules : from the Creek of

Dr. Glyen 49

Prodicus

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The Hermit

Painch 78 YOUNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS.

The Golden Verles of Pythagoras Fitzgerald 80 Night 1. Sleep-Night
On Cheerfulness

ib.

Invocation to Silence and Darkness

On Induftry—A Thought upon Death

ib. 81

Time

The Fire Side

Corron 81

Man-Dreams

VISIONS for the Entertainment and Luftruction of

Vanity of Lamentation over the Dead 1

Life and Eternity
Younger Minds, by Dr. COTTON.

Time and Death
Address

82

Oppretlion, Want, and Diseafe

Vision 1. Slander. Inscribed

to Mila

Reflections on viewing a Map of the

II. Pleasure

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Sympathy

III. Healih

86

of Hu-

IV. Content

88

m.in Joys

V. Happiness

90

Mau shortlighted

VI. Friendhip

91

Presumption of depending on To-morrow

VII. Marriage. Inscribed to Miss **

Sudden Death

VIII. Life

Man's Proneness 10 poftpone Improve-

IX. Death

97

Man infepsible of his own Mortality

FABLES, by the late Mr. GAY.

Night II. Avarice of Time recommended

The Shepherd and the Philofopher

Inconfistency of Man

The Lion, the Tiger, and the Traveller

Watte of Time

The Spaniel and the Cameleon

103

False Delicacy--Confcience

The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy

103

Man's Supineness

The Eagle and the Allembiy of Animais 103

The Depravily of Man

The Wild Boar and the Ram

104

Instability of Life

The Miser and Plutus

104

Vanity of Human Enjoyinents, caught

The Lion, the Fox, and the Geefe

105

by Experience

The Lady and the Wasp

105

Death unavoidable

The Bull and the Maftiff

105

Lile compared to the Sun-dial

The Elephant and the Bookfeller

106

Death of the good Man

The Peacock, the Turkey, and the Goofe 106 Night 111. Picture of Narcissa, Description of her

Cupid, Hymen, and Plutus

107

Funerai, and a Reflection upon Man 129

The Tame Stag

107 Night IV Death not to be dreaded

The Monkey who had seen the World

107

Death deficable to the Aged

130

The Philosopher and the Pheasants

Jo8

Folly of Human Pursuits

131

The Pin and the Needle

Foliy of the Love of Life in the Aged 131

The Shepherd's Dog and the Wolf

109

131

The Paji ter who pleased robody and every body 109

Feats of Death

extinguished by Man's

The Lion and the Cub

Redemption

13'

The Old Hen and the Cock

Greatness of the Redemption

132

The Rat-Catcher and Cars

Praise, bestowed on Men,due to Heaven 133

The Goar without a Beard

M-nificence and Omniprescence of the

The Old Woman and her Cars

Deity

133

The Buciefly and the Snail

Inability of fufficiently praising God

133

The Scoid and the Parrot

Man-Religion

The Cur and the Maitiff

God's Love to Man

The Sick Man and the Angel

Lukewarm Devotion

134

The Perlian, the Sun, and the Cloud

113

Deash, where is thy Sting?

134

The Fox at the Point of Death

Faith enforced by our Reason

135

The Setting Dog and the Partridge

114

Faise Philosophy

135

The Universal Apparition

The mere Man of the World

135

The Two Owls and the Sparrow

114 Night V. Darknefs

The Courtier and ProteusThe Mastiffs

115

The Futility of Man's Resolutions

The Barley Mow and the Dunghill

116

The Power of Example-Midnight

136

Pythagoras and the Countryman

Little to be expected from Man

The Farmer's Wife and the Raven

Wisdom

The Turkey and the Ant

117

Reflections in a Church-yard

The Father and Jupiter

Little Attention paid to the Warnings

The Monkeys

117

of Death

137

The Owl and Farmer

Life compared to a Stream

:37

The Jugglers

Suicide

137

The Council of Horres'

119

Tears

138

The Hound and the Huntsman

119

Inattention to the Voice of Death

138

The Poet and the Role

Litle Learning required, to be Good 139

The Cur, the Horte, and Shepherd's Dog

The Caprice and universal Power of

The Court of Death

Death

The Gardener and the Hog

121 NighiVI. The Death of Narcila
"The Mirand tie Fica

Redecins on Manard Immortality

140
Aus llare and many friends

Genius conuccted with Ignoming 141

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141 Night IX. Nature the Foe of Scepticism

157

in Greatness

142

Realons for Belief

Tae Turment of Ambition

142

The Power of God infinite

True Ribes

142

The World fufficient for Man. Contem-

The Vanity of Wealth

plation of the Heavens

Instality

143

Man's Science the Culture of his Heart 159

Maa yoorant of his reil Greatness

143

The Greatness of God inexpressible

hief of a Future Since

143

The Misery of Sin-- Reason

159

Man's Immortality provtu by Nature 143

Mai-Death

160

NV11 Dww.tent

Reflections on Sleep

16.

Resina ar å loftina

144
Audress to the Trinity

16.

H.cus Hope

144

Conclusion

161

The Madsets of Infidelity

145 Solitude--- The Day of Judgment

Young 16

Acbon cf Fame- Avarice

Adre's to Uabelievers

146

FABLES for the FEMALE SEX, by Mr. MOORE.

Tie Paffion3

147 The Eagle and the Assembly of Birds

163

Proofs at Immortality. Man's Happi- The Panther, the Horie, and other Bearls

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pels coufits in the Hope of it 147 | The Nightinglie and Glow-worm

165

Mfery of U..he.ief

147 Hymen and Death

165

The hou hial:98 of Man, incompatible The Post and his Patron

166

with the Goodness of God

149 The Wolf, the Shesp, and the Lamb

166

The Guilty alone with for Annihilation 149 The Good and the Swans

267

No fpiritual Substance annihilated 149 The Lawyer and Justice

The World a Syftem of Theology 149 The Farmer, the Spaniel and the Cat

169

Vime the Fruit of Immortality 149 The Spider and the Bee

170

Free Thinking

149 The Young Lion and the Ape

170

Rational and Animal Lise

150 The Colt and the Farmer

171

The Gospel

150 The Owl and the Nightingale

172

The Mykery of a Future State, no

The Sparrow and the Dove

172

Argument against it

150 | The Female Seducers

175

150 Love and Vanity

18.

NxVill Wo:18'y Pursuits

151 The Young Lady and Looking-Glass Wilkie 183

H.maa Life compared to the Ocean 151 The Boy and the Rainbow

ib. 183

The Love of Distinction

151 | The Rake and the Hermit

it. 184

Pleaiure

151 | The Youth and the Philofopher Wbirebead 185

Rise of Pleasure

152 | The Bee, the Ant, and the Sparrow Cotion 185

The End of Pleasure

152 The Bears and the Bees

Merrick 187

Vite and Piety

152 The Cameleon

ib. 187

Reforces of a Dejected Mind 152 The Monkies, a Tale

ib. 187

A Mas of Pleafure is a Man of Pain

152 | Know Thyfeif

Arbutbuot 188

End Happiness

153 Lessons of Wifdom

Armfirong 189

Joe Follies of Imagination

153 The Pain arising from virtuous Emotions attended

Produse coatists in Goodness

153 wiih Pleature

Akenfi.de 189

Presse of a Good Man

154 Paraphrase on Plalm.lxxiv.16,17 Miss Williams 190

The Fall of the Good Man

154 Paraphrali on Ifa'ah, xiix. 15

W. 194 Wisdom

154 Paraphrafe on Matt. vii. 12

Farfe Gaiety ends in Despair 155 Ref. ctions on a Future Stalc, from a Review of

Age: It Reflexions on Death

155

Winter

Ibumifon 192

The World a Grave

135

On Slavery

Miss H. Falcunar 192

The tramphs of Death

155 A Prayer on the Profpect of Death Burns 193

Deiuz and Conflagration

155 The Genealogy of Christ, as it is represented on
TueLit Day

155

the East Window of Winchester College Cha-
caghtiefiness of the Last Day

pel. Written at Winton School

Exeralty and Time

1,6

6 On the Death of Frederic Prince of Wales. Writ.

Turuureatonableness of Complaint

157

ten at Paris,by David Lord Viscount Stormont,

Creland Joy-Night

157

of Christ Church, Oxon

196

psgu arity of the Heavenly Bodies

157

Death

Marks

157 On the Immortality of the Soul

S. Jenyas 199

MK II. DIDACTIC, DESCRIPTIVE, NARRATIVE, AND PATHETIC.

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The Traveller; or, A Prospect of Society. Winter, a Pastoral

Pope 278

Windsor- forest

faith

Dr. Gullfmith 207 Two Choruses to the Trageay of Brutus is .

The Demned Village

ib. 210 Ode on Solitu!.

ib.

Luis et Angelina A Ballad

ib.

214 The Dyina

ib.

Sag, Paftoral

Pope 215| An Er

ib.

Der . Ratto al

ib. 216 Tb-

ib.

fat.m3, P'sftoral

2,6

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Actic,

Pae

ib. 2171

ib. 237

ib. 49

Armfrong 43

ib. 4

ib. 289

ib. 483
ib. 484

ib. 345

484

dal

Prologue to Mr. Addison's Tragedy of Cato Pope 237 ode. The Suicide

7. Wartor
Epilogue to Rowe's Jane Shore

ib. 237 Ode. Sent to a Friend on his leaving a favourite
The Temple of Fame

Village in Hampshire
The Happy Life of a Country Parson ib. 242 The art of Preserving Health
An Essay on Man: in Four Epiftles ib. 242 Ode on the Spring

Gray 41
Moral Efsays : in Four Epifties

ib. 253 Ode on the D:ath of a favourite Cat drowned in

Epistle to Mr. Addison, occafioned by his Dia- a Tub of Gold Fishes

logues on Medals

ib. 263 Ode on a distant Profpect of Eion College ib.

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, being the prologue to Ode to Adverling

ib.

47

the Satires

ib. 263 The Progreis o Poefy. A Pindaric o de

Satires and Epiftles of Horace imitated

ib. 205 The Barú. A Pindaric (de

Epilogue to the Satires. In two Dialogues ib. 278 | The Fatal Sisters. An Ode

Imitations of Horace

ib. 282 | The Descent of Odin. An Ode

A Panegyric to my lord Protector, of the preferit

The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment ib.

474

Greatnets, and joint Interest, of his Highness Ode on the Ioftallation of the Duke of Grafton.

and this Nation

Waller 285

Irregular

Cooper's Hill

Denbam 280 A Prayer for Indiference

Grevitte 480

On Mr. Abraham Cowley's Death, and Burial The Fairy's Answer to Mrs. Greville's Prayer for,

amongit the ancient Poets

Indifference

Countess of C-

An Efsay on Translated Verse Earl of Roscommon 290 The Beggar's Petition

Anon. 485

Abfalom and Achitophel

Dryden 294 Pollio. An Elegiac Ode ; written in the Wood

Palamon and Arcite; or,

the Knight's Tale ib. 312 near R.Castle, 1762

Mickle 481

Religo Laici

ib. 832 The Tears of Scotland

Smollet 483

ib.
An E Tay upon Satire Dryden aná ickirgkam 33, Ode to Leven Water -
Cymon and Iphigenia

Dryden 339 Songe to Ælla, Lorde of the Castel of Brystowe
Theodore and Honoria

ynne Daies of Yore. From Cbatterton, under

The Rofciad

Churchill 348 the name of Rowley

The Pleasures of Imagination Akerfide 357 Bristowe Tragedie ; or, The Dethe of Syr Charles

Day: a Pastoral

Cunningham 362 Bawdin. Cballerton, under the name of Rowley 484

The Contemplatift: a Night Piece ib. 363) The Mynstrelles Songe in Ælla, a Tragyca

The Visions of Fancy

Langhorne 364 Enterlude

A Letier from Italy to the Right Honourable Chorus in Goddwyn, a Tragedie

a

Charles Lord Halifax. In the Year 1701. Addifon 366 Grongar Hill

Dyer 483

The Campaign

"ib. 368 Monody on the Death of his Lady

An Allegory on Man

George Lord Littleton 490

The Book-Worm

ib, 372 A Winter Piece

Aulmitation of some French Verses ib. 393 The School-Mistress. In Imitation of Spenfer

Ad Amicos

Hymn to Contentment

Parnell 375 Oriental Eclogues

An Address : Winter

Cowper 375 The Splendid Shilling

9. Phillips 498

Liberty renders England preferable to other Na. An Epiftle to a Lady

tions, notwithitanding Taxes, &c. ib. 376 Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music. An

Defeription of a Poet

Ode on St. Cecilia's Day

Love Elegies

376 An Epiftle from Mr. Phillips to the Earl of Dor.

An Estay on Poetry

Buckingham 378 set. Copenhagen, March 9, 1709

502

The Chace

Somerville 381 | The dian of Sorrow

Greville

503

Rural Sports; a Georgic

Gay 399 Monody to the Memory of a Young Lady Shaw s03
Love of Fame, the Univerfal Passion Young 402 An Evening Address to a Nightingale
The Castle of Indolence. An Allegorical Poem An Ode to Narcilla

Thomson 423 Llegy in Imitation of Tibullus

To the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton ib. 437 The Propagation of the Gospel in Greenland

Hymn on Solitude

Cowper 507

Hymn to darkness

Yalder 439 On Slavery and the Slave Trade

Education

Weft 439 On Liberty, and in Praise of Mr. Howard

A Birth-Day Thought

447 On Domestic Happiness,as the Friend of Virtue,

Moral Reflection. *Written on the first Day of and of the falle Good-slature of the Age

the Year 1782

448 |On the Employments of wnat is called an Idle

The Triumph of llis, occasioned by Itis, an Elegy Life

1. Warien 448 The Poft comes in the News-paper is read-

Joscription in a Hermitage, at Anfly-llall in the World contemplated at a Distance

Warwickih re

ib. 450 A Fragment

Monody, write a near Stratfor? upon Avon ib. 450 Oie to Evening

Dr.y], l'arten 51!

On the Death of King Ceorge the Second ib. 4,0 llis. An Flesy

On the Marriane. m .hm King, 1961, to her E; 'itolary Veiles to George Colman, Esq writ.

tin in the Year 1756

3

452

Ode to Arthur Ontow, Esq.

613

453 Ode to Melancholy

i Ode to the Genius of Shaklpsare

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