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THE

WORKS OF THOMAS GRAY

VOLUME II

ALDI

DISCIP.

ANGLVS

LONDON

WILLIAM PICKERING

1835

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CONTENTS.

2

Letter

1. From Mr. West. Complains of his friend's Silence .... 1

2. To Mr. West. Answer to the Former. A Translation of

some Lines from Statius

3. From Mr. West. Approbation of the Version. Ridicule

on the Cambridge Collection of Verses on the Marriage of

the Prince of Wales

4

Preface of the Editor to the subsequent Letter

6

4. To Mr. West. On the little Encouragement which he finds

given to Classical Learning at Cambridge. His Aversion

to Metapbysical and Mathematical Studies

5. From Mr. West. Answer to the Former, advises his Cor-

respondent not to give up Poetry when he applies himself

to the Law

10

6. To Mr. Walpole. Excuse for not Writing to him, &c..... 13

7. From Mr. West. A Poetical Epistle addressed to his Cam-

bridge Friends, taken in part from Tibullus and a Prose

Letter of Mr. Pope

15

8. To Mr. West. Thanks him for his Poetical Epistle. Com-

plains of Low Spirits. Lady Walpole's Death, and his

Concern for Mr. H. Walpole

19

9. To Mr. Walpole. How he spends his own Time in the

Country. Meets with Mr. Southern, the Dramatic Poet 20

10. To Mr. Walpole. Supposed Manner in which Mr. Wal-

pole spends his Time in the Country

22

11. From Mr. West. Sends him a Translation into Latin of a

Greek Epigram

24

12. To Mr. West. A Latin Epistle in Answer to the foregoing 26

13. From Mr. West, on leaving the University, and removing

to the Temple

27

14. To Mr. West. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the pre-

ceding Letter, with a Latin Postscript, concluding with an

Alcaic Fragment

29

15. From Mr. West. Thanks for his Ode, &c. His Idea of

Sir Robert Walpole

29

16. To Mr. Walpole. Congratulates him on his New Place.

Whimsical Description of the Quadrangle of Peter-House 30

17. To Mr. West. On his own Leaving the University

32

18. From Mr. West. Sends him a Latin Elegy in Answer to

Mr. Gray's Sapphic Ode

34

SECTION THE SECOND.

Letter

Page

Connecting Narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr.

Walpole. Corresponds, during his Tour, with his Parents

and Mr. West

36

1. To his Mother. His Voyage from Dover. Description of

Calais. Abbeville. Amiens. Face of the Country, and

Dress of the People

37

2. To Mr. West. _Monuments of the Kings of France at St.

Denis, &c. French Opera and Music. Actors, &c. 42

3. To Mr. West. Palace of Versailles. Its Gardens and Wa-

ter-Works. Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit 46

4. To his Mother. Rheims. Its Cathedral. Disposition and

Amusements of its Inhabitants

50

5. To his father. Face of the Country between Rheims and

Dijon. Description of the latter. Monastery of the Car-

thusians and Cistercians

53

6. To Mr. West. Lyons. Beauty of its Environs. Roman

Antiquities

55

7. From Mr. West. His wishes to accompany his Friend.

His retired Life in London. Address to his Lyre, in Latin

Sapphics, on the Prospect of Mr. Gray's Return ..... 58

8. To his Mother. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Char-

treuse. Solemn and romantic Approach to it. His recep-

tion there, and commendation of the Monastery

60

9. To his Father. Geneva. Advantage of a free Government

exhibited in the very look of the People. Beauty of the

Lake, and plenty of its Fish

63

10. To his Mother. Journey over the Alps to Turin. Singular

Accident in passing them. Method of Travelling over

Mount Cenis

66

11. To Mr. West. Turin. Its Carnival. More of the Views

and Scenery on the Road to the Grande Chartreuse. Wild

and savage Prospects amongst the Alps, agreeable to Livy's

description

69

12. To Mr. West. Genoa. Music. The Doge. Churches and

the Palazzo Doria

13. To his Mother. Paintings at Modena. Bologna. Beauty

and Richness of Lombardy

75

14. To his Mother. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery 77

15. To Mr. West. Journey from Genoa to Florence.-Elegiac

Verses, occasioned by the sight of the Plains where the

Battle of Trebiæ was fought

81

16. From Mr. West. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see

Italy and Greece

82

*17. To Dr. Wharton. Proposals for Printing his Travels. His

arrival at Florence

83

18. To his Mother. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for

Rome. First and pleasing appearance of an Italian Spring 92

19. To his Mother. Cathedral of Sienna. Viterbo. Distant sight

of Rome. The Tiber. Entrance into the City. St. Peter's.

Introduction of the Cardinal d'Auvergne into the Conclave 93

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