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3.

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. NICHOL 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. M. RICHARDSON; J CARPENTER; B. CROSBY: E. JEFFERY ; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER; J. AND A, ARCH; BLACK,
PARRY, AND KINGSBURY; J. BOOKER; S. BAGSTER; J. HARDING; J. MACKINLAY ; J. HATCHARD); R. H. EVANS ;
MATTHEWS AND LEIGH; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOTH ; J. ASPEKNE; P. AND W. WYNNE, AND W. GRACE DEIGHTON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

SUTINGHAM, Printer Will Street, London

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THE Anthor's Life, by Dr. Johnson ......... 3 To the Duke of Marlborough.....

I Dedication .........

Truth in Rhyme ..........

Of Verbal Criticism ..............

9 | To the Author of the preceding Poem .........

Verses presented to the Prince of Orange on | The Discovery: upon reading some Verses,
bis visiting Oxford, in the Year 1734

written by a young Lady at a Boarding-
Verses occasioned by Dr. Frazer's rebuilding scbool, September, 1760 ...........

Part of the University of Aberdeen ......... Verses, written for, and given in Print to, a

Prologue to the Siege of Damascus

Beggar ........

Epilogue to the Brothers, a Tragedy, by Dr.

The Reward : or, Apollo's Acknowledgments

Young ............

to Charles Stanhope ......

Prologue to Mr. Thomson's Agamemnon...... Tyburn: to the Marine Society
Impromptu, on a Lady, who had passed some Zephir; or, the Stratagem

Time in playing with a very young child... | Edwin and Emma ..........

Epigram, on seeing two Persons pass by in Extract of a Letter from the Curate of Bowes

very different Equipages .......

in Yorkshire, on the Subject of the preced-

Epigram on a certain Lord's Passion for a

ing Poem...................

Singer .........

On the Death of Lady Anson. Addressed to

A Simile in Prior, applied to the same Person.

her Father, 1761.........

On an amorous old Man ...

A funeral Hymn .............

On L H. Esq. ...

To Mira. From the Country .............

A Fragment......

A Winter's Day. Written in a State of Me-

Cupid and Hymen; or, the Wedding Day ...

lancholy ...........

Epigram. Written at Tunbridge Wells. 1760. Prologue to the Masque of Britannia .........

An Ode in the Masque of Alfred ...

Inscription for a Picture ......

The Excursion: a Poem, in two Cantos.

Song. To a Scotch Tune-Mary Scot ......

Canto I. ......

To Mr. Thomson, on his publishing the second

Edition of his Poem, called Winter .........

Amyntor and Theodora : or, the Hermit. In William and Margaret ..........

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three Cantos.

Epitaph, on Mr. Aikman, and his only Son,

Preface

who were both interred in the same Grave.

Canto I. ....

25 Epitaph on a young Lady ......................... ib.

II.

Song. To a Scotch Tune--the Birks of En-
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