will make no disagreeable figure amongst those of modern date; and that they will produce the same effect here, as Mr. Pope observes a moderate use of old words may have in a poem ; which, adds he, is like working old abbey-fones into a modern building, and which I have sometimes seen practised with good success.

Upon the whole, as we have been favoured with the best assistance in compiling this volume, no further apology is necessary; and as the approbation of the public has been already secured to these poems separately, we hope they have no less reason to claim it, when thus published together.


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HE Thistle and the Rose, By W. Dunbar i
Verses the Death of Queen Caroline.

By Mr. Shipley
The Genealogy of Christ, by Mr. Lowth

13 A Fragment, by Mr. Malletin "The Eagle and Robin Red-Breast, a Fable, by

Archibald Scott, written before the Year 1600.28 Ode to Fancy, by Mr. Joseph Warton 31 Ode to Evening, by the same

37 Ode to Evening, by Mr. Collins

39 Isis, an Elegy, by Mr. Mason of Cambridge 42 The Triumph of Ifis, by Mr. Thomas Warton of Oxford

47 A Love-Elegy, by Mr. Hammond

47 The Tears of Scotland, 1746.

62 An Elegy written in a country church-yard, by

Mr. Grey On the Death of Prince Frederic. Written át

Paris, by David Lord Viscount Stormont 70 On the same, by Mr. James Clitherow of Oxford 75 Ode on the Approach of Summer, by a Gentle

man formerly of the University of Aberdeen 81 A Pastoral in the manner of Spenser, from

Theocritus, Idyll. 20. By the same 94 Inscribed on a beautiful Grotto near the Water 96 Love Elegy, by Mr. Smollet




A Panegyric on Oxford Ale, by a Gentleman of Trinity College

99 The Progress of Discontent, by the Same. 105 Ode to Arthur Onslow, Efq;

109 Job, Chapter XXXIX. By a Gentleman of Oxford

113 Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson, by Mr.

Collins The Child-Birth, in the manner of Gay 119 On a Lady's presenting a Sprig of Myrtle to a Gentleman, by Mr. Hammond

125 To a Young Lady with Fontenelle's Plurality of Worlds

126 Ode on the Fifth of December, by Mr. Christopher Smart

128 Part of the Prologue to Sir David Lyndesay’s Dream. Written in the Reign of King

129 Hardyknute, a Fragment

132 Ode. By Dr. Akenfide, on Lyric Poetry 147

James V.

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The THISTLE and the ROSE,

O'er flowers and herbage green,
By Lady Nature chose,

Brave King and lovely Queen.


HEN March with varying winds was overpaft.

And sweet April had with his silver showers
Ta'n leave of Nature with an orient blaft,
And lusty May, that mother is of flowers,
Had made the birds begin by tymous hours ;
Among the tender odours red and white,
Whose harmony to her was great delight.

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In bed at morrow, sleeping as I lay,
Methought Aurora with her ruby ene,
In at my window looked by the day,
And halsit me with visage pale and green;
Upon her hand a lark fang frae the spleen,
“ Lovers, awake out of your slumbering.
“ See how the lusty morning does upspring."

Methought fresh May before my bed upstood,
In weed depainted of ilk diverse hue,
Sober, benign, and full of mansuetude,
In bright attire of flowers, all forged new,
Of heavenly colour, white, red, brown and blue,
Balmit in dew, and gilt with Phebus' beams,
While all the house illumin'd with her leams.

IV. Sluggard, le faid, awake anon for shame, And in mine honour something thou go write; The lark has done, the merry day proclaim, Lovers to raise with comfort and delight; Will nought increase thy courage to indite, Whose heart sometime has glad and blissful been, Songs oft to make, under the branches green?

V. Whereto, quoth I, shall I uprise at morrow, For in thy month few birds have I heard sing, They have mare cause to weep and plain their


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