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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. OTRIVGE AND SON:

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AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer,

Guswell-Street, London.

... CONTENTS.

Page 1

Page

DEDICATION .......

3 #sacus transformed into a Cormorant. From

Preface prefixed to the Fables ............ the eleventh Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses, 101

The twelfth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses, "

TALES FROM CHAUCER.

| wholly translated ..........

...... 102

To her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond, with the

The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses. From the ,

Poem of Palamon and Arcite..................

thirteenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses.. 108

Palamon and Arcite; or, the Knight's Tale.

| The Death of Ajax ................................. 112

Book I. .........................

The Story of Acis, Polyphemus, and Galatea.

From the thirteenth Book of Ovid's Meta.

III.

morphoses .....................

........................... 113

Of the Pythagorean Philosophy. From the

The Cock and the Fox: or, the Tale of the fifteenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses ... 114.

Nun's Priest..............

The Flower and the Leaf : or, the Lady in

TRANSLATIONS FROM OVID'S EPISTLES.
the Arbour: a Vision ........................... 45

The Wife of Bath, her Tale ...................... 50 Preface concerning Ovid's Epistles ............ 121

The Character of a good Parson

54 Canace to Macareus, Epist. xi. .................... 127

Helen to Paris, Epist. xvii.......................... 128

TRANSLATIONS FROM BOCCACE.

Dido to Æneas, Epist, vii. .........

130

Sigismonda and Guiscardo...........

Translation from Ovid's Art of Lave. The

Theodore and Honoria .......

first Book ........

...... 132

Cymon and Iphigenia. Poeta Loquitur ......

TRANSLATIONS FROM HOMER.

TRANSLATIONS FROM OVID'S METAMORPHOSES.

The first Book of Homer's Ilias.................. 134
Dedication ...............

70

The last Parting of Hector and Andromache.

The first Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses ......

From the sixth Book of the Iliad ............ 145

The Golden Age ..............

The Silver Age ....

The Brazen Age ..............

TRANSLATIONS FROM THEOCRITUS, LUCRETIOS, AND

HORACE.

The Iron Age .......

..................

The Giant's War...............

ib. Preface concerning Mr. Dryden's Translations. 148

The Transformation of Daphne into a Laurel.. Amaryllis: or, the third Idyllium of Theocri-
The Transformation of lo into an Heifer ...... 85 tus, paraphrased ............
The Eyes of Argus transformed into a Pea The Epithalamium of Helen and Menelaus.
cock's Train..............

86 From the Idyllium of Theocritus .............

The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds...... | The Beginning of the first Book of Lucretius.. 157

Meleager and Atalanta. Out of the eighth The Beginning of the second Book of Lucre-

Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses...

Baucis and Philemon. Out of the eighth From the fifth Book of Lucretius .......

es......

90 The third Ode of the first Book of Horace. In-

The Pable of Ipbis and lanthe. From the scribed to the Earl of Roscommon on his

ninth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses ...... 92 intended Voyage to Ireland ..........

Pygmalion and the Statue. From the tenth The ninth Ode of the first Book of Horace ... 159

Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses ................ The twenty-ninth Ode of the third Book of

Cinegras and Myrrha. Out of the tenth Book

Horace parapbrased in Pindaric Verse, and

of Ovid's Metamorphoses

ib. inscribed to the right hon. Laurence Earl

Ceyx and Alcyone. Out of the tenth Book of of Rochester ...........

Ovid's Metamorphoses ..................... 97 The second Epode of Horace..................... 160

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