ENGLISH POETRY OF THE EIGHTEENETH CENTURY

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Contents

MATTHEW PRIOR
1
If wine and music
7
The Female Phaeton
15
A Letter to Margaret Cavendish HollesHarley
21
An Account of the Greatest English Poets
32
The Campaign
38
The spacious firmament on high
48
JOHN POMFRET
58
A Pastoral Ballad
474
Jemmy Dawson
481
Allusion to Horace
496
To the Country Gentlemen of England
502
MATTHEW GREEN
516
The Seeker S
522
Love of Fame Satire VI On Women
525
Two Epistles to Mr Pope Epistle II
534

The Unrewarded Lover
64
16
70
To Death
76
AMBROSE PHILIPS
84
ISAAC WATTS
90
A Cradle Hymn
96
Horace Epistle VII Book I
103
Stellas Birthday March 13 172627
114
The Day of Judgment
123
Pastorals Summer
132
Epistle to Mrs Blount with the Works of Voiture
149
The Rape of the Lock
151
Windsor Forest
167
Prologue to Mr Addisons Tragedy of Cato
175
From The Iliad
181
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
188
Epistle to Martha Blount
197
DANIEL DEFOE
202
The Dying Christian to his Soul
207
Moral Essays
234
Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot
247
The First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace
257
Epilogue to the Satires
266
The Universal Prayer
276
Rural Sports Canto I
283
The Shepherds Week
290
Twas when the seas were roaring
298
The Toilette A Town Eclogue
307
Molly Mog
316
Songs from The Beggars Opera
321
A Fairy Tale
327
A NightPiece on Death
335
Colin and Lucy
342
Epigram on the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini
348
The Desponding Souls Wish
354
PAGE
355
An
361
DAVID MALLET
370
JOHN DYER
443
WILLIAM SOMERVILE
459
WILLIAM SHENSTONE
466
ROBERT BLAIR
548
CHARLES WESLEY
554
Prologue Spoken by Mr Garrick at the Opening of the Theatre Royal
565
On the Death of Mr Robert Levet
574
Ode to Fear
580
The Passions An Ode for Music
586
THOMAS WARTON SENIOR
595
Ode to Fancy
603
The Suicide
609
Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdales Monasticon
621
THOMAS GRAY
628
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
634
The Bard A Pindaric
640
JAMES GRAINGER
647
CHRISTOPHER SMART
653
JOHN CUNNINGHAM
661
When lovely woman stoops to folly
667
THOMAS PERCY
694
The Apology Addressed to the Critical Reviewers
704
Night An Epistle to Robert Lloyd
713
From The Ghost
720
JAMES BEATTIE
732
THOMAS CHATTERTON
746
Mynstrelles Songe
757
The Evening Primrose
763
WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE
774
Epistle to J Lapraik
787
To a Louse
796
To a Mountain Daisy
803
To a Mouse
813
Of a the Airts
819
Ae Fond Kiss
826
Holy Willies Prayer
838
Boadicea An Ode
845
Sonnet to William Wilberforce Esq
877
WILLIAM BLAKE
883
Songs of Experience
896
Bibliography
913
Index of First Lines
935
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