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Introduction. Mr. GaAY's birth. Education at Eton, where he commences a friendship with the Hon. Horace Walpole and Mr. Richard West. Account of the latter, with whom and with Mr. Walpole a correspondence begins on their leaving school, and going to the University . - - - e

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1. From Mr. West. Complains of his friend's silence - e b -
2. To Mr. West. Answer to the former. A translation of some lines from
Statius - - - - - - - o - e - -
3. From Mr. West. Approbation of the version. Ridicule on the Cam-
bridge Collection of Verses on the marriage of the Prince of Wales -

Preface of the Editor to the subsequent letter - - - e

4. To Mr. West. On the little encouragement which he finds given to classical learning at Cambridge. His aversion to metaphysical and mathe

matical studies . - - - - - - e - - 5. From Mr. West. Answer to the former, advises his correspondent not to give up poetry when he applies himself to the law - - - 6. To Mr. WALPole. Excuse for not writing to him, &c. - -

7. From Mr. West. A poetical epistle addressed to his Cambridge friends, taken in part from Tibullus and a prose letter of Mr. Pope . e o 8. To Mr. West. Thanks him for his poetical epistle. Complains of low spirits. Lady Walpole's death, and his concern for Mr. H. Walpole . 9. To Mr. Walpole. How he spends his own time in the country. Meets with Mr. Southern, the dramatic poet . - - - - - e 10. To Mr. WALPole. Supposed manner in which Mr. Walpole spends his time in the country . - - - - - - - - 11. From Mr. West. Sends him a translation into Latin of a Greek epigram 12. To Mr. West. A Latin epistle in answer to the foregoing . - 13. From Mr. West, on leaving the University, and removing to the Temple 14. To Mr. West. A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the preceding letter, with a Latin postscript, concluding with an Alcaic fragment - - e 15. From Mr. West. Thanks for his Ode, &c. His idea of Sir Robert Walpole . - - - - e - e - - - 16. To Mr. Walpole. Congratulates him on his new place. Whimsical description of the quadrangle of Peter-house . e - - - 17. To Mr. West. On his own leaving the University - e e 18. From Mr. West. Sends him a Latin Elegy in answer to Mr. Gray's Sap

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phic Ode . o - - - • *. - - e - Short narrative, concluding the Section - e. - e - SECT. II.

Connecting narrative. Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole. Corresponds, during his tour, with his parents and Mr. West . - 1. To his Mother. His voyage from Dover. Description of Calais. Abbe

ville. Amiens. Face of the country, and dress of the people - 2. To Mr. West. Monuments of the Kings of France at St. Denis, &c. French opera and music. Actors, &c. - - * * *

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3. To Mr. West. Palace of Versailles. Its gardens and water-works.

Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit - - - - - • 46

4. To his Mother. Rheims. Its cathedral. Disposition and amusements

of its inhabitants - - - - - - - - - . 49

5. To his FATHER. Face of the country between Rheims and Dijon. De-

scription of the latter. Monastery of the Carthusians and Cistertians . 51

6. To Mr. West. Lyons. Beauty of its environs. Roman antiquities 53

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 - - - - - - - - - . 55

8. To his Mother. Lyons. Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse. Solemn

and romantic approach to it. His reception there, and commendation of

the monastery . - - - - - - - - - . 56

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 58

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

passing them. Method of travelling over mount Cenis . - . 60

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 - - - - - . 62

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

- Doria - - - - - - - - - - - . 65

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

of Lombardy . . e - - - - - - - - . 67

14. To his Mother. The Appennines. Florence and its Gallery . . 68

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

sioned by the sight of the plains where the battle of Trebiae was fought 71

16. From Mr. West. Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy and
Greece . - - - - - - - - - - . . ib.

17. To his Mother. Death of the Pope. Intended departure for Rome.

First and pleasing appearance of an Italian spring - - - . 72

18. 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 - - - - - . 73

19. To his Mother. Illumination of St. Peter's on Good Friday, &c. . 76

20. To Mr. West. Comic account of the palace of the Duke of Modena at

Tiveli. The Anio. Its cascade. Situation of the town. Willas of Horace

and Mecanas, and other remains of antiquity. Modern aqueducts. A

grand Roman ball - - - - - - - - - . 77

21. To Mr. West. An Alcaic Ode. Ludicrous allusion to ancient Roman

customs. Albano and its lake, Castle-Gondolfo. Prospect from the palace;

an observation of Mr. Walpole's on the views in that part of Italy. Latin

inscriptions, ancient and modern - - - - - - ... 81

22. To his Mother. Road to Naples. Beautiful situation of that city. Its

bay. Of Baiae, and several other antiquities. Some account of the first

discovery of an ancient town, now known to be Herculaneum . 84

23. To his FATHER. Departure from Rome and return to Florence. No like-

lihood of the Conclave's rising. Some of the cardinals dead. Descrip-

tion of the Pretender, his sons, and court. Procession at Naples. Sight

of the King and Queen. Mildness of the air at Florence - - . 87

24. From Mr. West. On his quitting the Temple, and reason for it . . 89

25. To Mr. West. Answer to the foregoing letter. Some account of Naples

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and its environs, and of Mr. Walpole's return to Florence - - -

1. From Mr. West. His spirits not as yet improved by country air. Has

begun to read Tacitus, but does not relish him . - - - ... 108

2. To Mr. West. Earnest hopes for his friend's better health, as the warm
weather comes on. Defence of Tacitus, and his character. Of the new
Dunciad. Sends him a speech from the first scene of Agrippina . . ib.

The plan, dramatis personae, and all the speeches which Mr. Gray wrote of

that tragedy, inserted . - - - - - - - ... 109

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To Mr. Stonh Ewen. Of Monsignor Baiardi's book concerning Hercu-
laneum. A poem of Voltaire. Incloses a part of his Ode entitled the
Bard . - - - - - - - - - - -
To Dr. Wharton. On his removing from Peter-House to Pembroke-Hall.
His notion of a London hospital. Of Sully's Memoirs. Mason's four odes
To Dr. Wharton. Of his own indolence. Memoirs of M. de la Porte
and of Madame Staal. Intention of coming to town . - - -
To Mr. Mason. Of his reviewers. Offers to send him Druidical anec-
dotes for his projected drama of Caractacus . - - - - -
To Mr. Mason. On hearing Parry play on the Welch harp, and finishing
his Ode after it. Account of the Old Ballad on which the Tragedy of
Douglas was founded . . . - -
To Mr. Hund. On the ill reception his two Pindaric Odes met with on
their publication - - - - - - - -
To Mr. Mason. His opinion of the dramatic part of Caractacus
To Mr. Mason. Dissuading him from retirement. Advice concerning
Caractacus. Criticisms on his Elegy written in the garden of a Friend.
Refusal of the office of Poet Laureat . . . . . . .
To Dr. WHART.on. Account of his present employment in making out a
list of places, in England, worth seeing - - - - -
To Dr. Whantos. On the forementioned list. Tragedy of Agis. Wa-
rious authors in the last volumes of Dodsley's Miscellany. Dr. Swift's
four last years of Queen Anne . - - - - -
To Mr. Stonhewen. On infidel writers and Lord Shaftsbury . -

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