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JOHN AIKIN, M. D.
ON HIS VOLUME OF
VOCAL POETRY: ..
AND ON HIS
« ESSAYS ON SONG-WRITING;
WITH A COLLECTION OF SUCH
AS ARE MOST
EMINENT FOR POETICAL MERIT."
Published originally by himself in the year 1772; and re-published
by R. H. Evans, in the year 1810.
BY JAMES PLUMPTRE, B.D.
FELLOW OF CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
To sway the judgment, while he sooths the ear;
PRINTED BY F. HUDSON,
J. NICHOLSON, CAMBRIDGE.
These Letters submitted to a Friend, Page xiji. On making
quotations and using Italics, p. xiv. On making references
to Books, xxi. On altering Songs, xxvii. Mr. Dibdin, xxix.
Reasons for undertaking this work, Page 1. On the Influence
of Poetry, p. 8. On the importance of forming a correct
Taste, 16. On Indecency and Licentiousness, 18. On
Heathenism, 23. Onaltering Songs, 25. Sources of Vocal
On Ballads, p. 29. On Pastoral Songs, 32. Oo Nature and
Art and the Love of Novelty, 32. On Reality io Poetry, 34.
On the state of Morals among the lower Classes, 38. Re-
quisites in Pastoral or Rural Poetry, 42. Review of the
Ballads and Pastoral Songs in Vocal Poetry:,45.-Despair,
50, 51. Dying for Jove, 51. 53. 57. 58, 63. Predestination,
Review of Ballads, &c. in Mr. Evans's Publication : 57. Op
comparing human beings to Angels, 63. Lipes from the
I. The Sailor's Love's Consolation
IV. The New Sir John Barleycorn
VI. The Labourer's Welcome Home
VII. Young William, the Labourer
X. Estimate of Rural Happiness
ON MORAL AND MISCELLANEOUS SONGS.
The subjects of Moral Songs, p. 93. The Epicurean System
of etbics, 94. Review of the Moral and Miscellaneous
Songs in Vocal Poetry, 99. Some remarks on a work called
Poetry for Children, 104. Note.
MORAL AND MISCELLANEOUS SONGS.