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THE

WORKS

OF THE

ENGLISH POETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER;

INCLUDING THE

SERIES EDITED,

WITH

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON:

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PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON: W. OTRIDGE AND SON

LEIGH AND SOTHEBY; R. FAULDER AND SON; G. NICOL AND SON; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; C. DAVIES; T. EGERTON ; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN: J. WALKER ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE:
R LEA; J. NUNN; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND CO.; J. STOCKDALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS :
J. WHITE AND CO.; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME; CADELL AND DAVIES; J. BARKER; JOHN RICHARDSON:
J. L. RICHARDSON; J. CARPENTER ; B. CROSBY ; E. JEFFERY; J. MURRAY ; W. MILLER ; J. AND A, ARCH ; BLACK,
PARRY, AND KINSGBURY; J. BOOKER ; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY ; J. HATCHARD: B. H. EVANS:
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH : J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH; J. ASPERNE; P. AND W. WYNNE; AND W. GRACEDEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer, · Goswell Street, London.

CONTENTS.

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12

Page

Page
THB Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson .........

3 To my Friend Dr. Garth. In his Sickness ... 18

1 Preface .......................................

9 To my dear Kinsman, Charles Lord Lans-

To the Earl of Peterborough, on bis bappy downe, upon the Bombardment of the Town

Accomplishment of the Marriage between

of Granville, in Normandy, by the English

his royal Highness and the Princess Mary Fleet..........................

..... ib.

D'Este, of Modena .............

11 | Lady Hyde, sitting at Sir Godfrey Kneller's

Spoken by the Author, being then not twelve for her Picture ......

Years of Age, to her royal Highness the To Mrs. Granville, of Wotton in Buckingham-
Dutchess of York, at Trinity College in

shire; afierwards Lady Conway

Cambridge ............

To Mrs. Afra Behn......

To the King, in the first Year of his Majesty's | The Desertion...............

Reiga .........

Song.-I'll tell her the next time, said I ...

To the King .......... ...........

In Praise of Myra ........

To the King ............

Song To Myra ........

To the Author, on his foregoing Verses to the Myra singing .............

King. By Mr. Edmund Waller ............ | Myra. At a Review of the Guards in Hyde-

Answer. To Mr. Waller .........

Park ..........

To the immortal Memory of Mr. Edmund To Myra ......................

Waller, upon bis Death ............

The Progress of Beauty ...........

To Myra. Losing at first sight ............... To the Countess of Newbourg, insisting earnestly

To Myra ..........

to be told who I meant by Myra ...

Song. To Myra..................... .............. To Myra ...

An Imitation of the second Chorus in the se To Myra ...

cond Act of Seneca's Thyestes ................ To Myra ...

A loyal Exhortation. Written in the Year Song to Myra

1688..................

To Myra ...........

Verses sent to the Author, in his Retirement. Song to Myra ...................

Written by Mrs. Elizabeth Higgons ......... To Myra ......

Occasioned by the foregoing Verses. Written Phyllis drinking ........................

in the Year 1690 ............

To Myra ...............

Song.-Love is by Fancy led about ............ The Enchantment. In Imitation of Theocritus.

Beauty and Law. A poetical Pleading ...... The Vision ........

Lady Hyde ..............

.............. | Adieu L'Amour ..............

Lady Hyde having the Small-Pox, soon after Love...................

the Recovery of Mrs. Mohun.................. Meditation on Death .............
The Dutchess of — , unseasonably surprised Essay upon unnatural Flights in Poetry....

in the Embraces of her Lord ................... ib. Explanatory Annotations on the foregoing Poem.

To Flavia. Written on ber Garden in the

North ..........

Epigrams and Characters, &c. ..........

To the same: her Gardens having escaped a Inscription for a Figure representing the God

Flood that had laid all the Country round

of Love............................................. ib,

boder Water .....

... ib. | Definition of Love ...

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