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The following work has been executed with a view of completing the original design of Doctor Aikin, whose volume comprised “a chronological series of the classical poets of Great Britain, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with biographical and critical notices of the authors.” The present volume commences with Falconer and ends with Scott.

In the task of selecting, the compiler has kept in view, according to the best of his judgment, what appears to have been the leading principle of his predecessor, namely, to choose the most popular works of the best poets. The notices have been necessarily compiled entirely from British authorities.

It is intended to add one more volume to the series, which will commence with Southey, and include the principal works of all the classical poets of Great Britain, subsequent in chronological order to those comprised in the preceding volumes.

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CONTENTS.

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Caissa ; or, the Game of Chess
Solima. Án Arabian Eclogue
An Ode in imitation of Alcæus
An Ole in imitation of Callistratus
The First Nemean Ode of Pindar
A Chinese Ode, paraphrased
A Turkish Oje of Mesihi
Hymn to Camdeo
Two Hymns to Pracriti.

To Durga

To Bhavani
Hymn to Indra

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Verses left at a Friend's House

213

IX. The Nun

267

The First Psalm

213

X. The Firefly

267

A Prayer under the Pressure of violent Anguish 214 XI. Foreign Travel

269

The first six Verses of the ninetieth Psalm

214 XII. The Fountain

269

To a Mountain Daisy, on turning one down with the

XIII. Banditti

269

Pluugh in April, 1780.

214 XIV. An Adventure

270

To Ruin

214 IV. Naples

271

To Miss L-, with Beattie's Poems as a New-year's XVI. The Bag of Gold

273

Gift, January 1, 1787.

215 XVII. A Character

274

Epistle to a Young Friend. May, 1786.

215 XVIII. Sorrento

275

On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies

216 XIX. Piestum

276

To a Haggis

216 XX. Monte Cassino

277

A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq.

217

XX1 The Harper

277

To a Louse. On seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at

XXII. The Feluca

277

Church

218 XXIII. Genoa

278

Address to Edinburgh

218 Ode to Superstition

279

Epistle to J. Lapraik, an old Scottish Bard. April Verses written to be spoken by Mrs. Siddons 281

Isi, 1785.

219 On asleep

282

To the same. April 21st, 1785.

220 To

282

To W. S*****N, Ochiltree

221 From Euripides

282

Epistle to J. R******, enclosing some Poems 223 Captivity:

282

Tam O'Shanter. A Tale

223 The Sailor

282

Songs :-

To an old Oak

282

The Lea-rig

225 To two Sisters

283

To Mary

225 On a Tear

283

My Wile's a winsome wee thing
2:26 To a Voice that had been lost

283

Bonnie Leslie

226 From a Greek Epigram

283

Highland Mary

226 To the Fragment of a Slatue of Hercules, commonly

Auld Bob Morris

226 called the Torso

281

Duncan Gray

226 To

28

Song

2.27 Written in a Sick Chamber

Galla Water

2:27 The Boy of Egremond

Lord Gregory

227

To a Friend on his Marriage

Mary Morison

227 The Alps at Daybreak

Wandering Willie

228 Imitation of an Italian Sonnet

Jessie

22

A Character

When wild War's deadly Blast was blawn 228 To the Youngest Daughter of Lady

Song

228 An Epitaph on a Robin-redbreast

Bonnie Jean

229 To the Gnat

Auld Lang Syne

229 A Wish

Bannockburn. Robert Bruce's Address to his Army 229 Written at Midnight, 1786.

For a' that, and a' that

230 An Italian Song

Scottish Ballad

230

An Inscription

Written in the Highlands of Scotland, September 2,

The Birks of Aberfeldy

231 1512.

I love my Jean

231 A Farewell

287

John Anderson my Jo

231 Inscription for a Temple. Dedicated to the Graces

The Posie

231 To the Butterfly

287

The Banks a' Doon

231 Written in Westminster Abbey, October 10, 1806. 287

Song

232

Sic a wise as Willie had

232

Wilt thou be my Dearie ?

232

GRAHAME.

For the sake of somebody

232

A red, red Rose

232 The Sabbath

289

Song

233 Sabbath Walks :-

The bonnie Lad that's far awa

233 A Spring Sabbath Walk

297

Whistle o'er the lave o't.

233 A Summer Sabbath Walk

297

An Autumn Sabbath Walk

298

A Winter Sabbath Walk

293

ROGERS.

Biblical Pictures :-

The First Sabbath

299

The Pleasures of Memory.

The Finding of Moses

299

Part I..

Jacob and Pharaoh

299

II.

238 Jephthah's Vow

300

Italy.- Part I.

Saul and David

300

I. The Lake of Geneva

241 Elijah fed by Ravens

300

II. The Great St. Bernard

212 The Birth of Jesus announced

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III. The Descent

243 Behold my Mother and my Brethren

300

IV. Jorasse

241 Bartimeus restored to Sight

301

V. Marguerite de Tours .

211 Little Children brought to Jesus

301

VI. The Alps

215 Jesus calms the Tempest .

301

VII. Como

245 Jesus walks on the Sea, and calms the Storm 301

VIII. Bergamo

246 The Dumb cured

301

IX. Italy

247 The Death of Jesus

301

X. Coll'alto

247 The Resurrection.

301

XI. Venice

218 Jesus appears to the Disciples

302

XII. Luigi

219 Paul accused before the Tribunal of the Areopagus 302

XIII. St. Mark's Place

250 Paul accused before the Roman Governor of Judea 302

SIV. The Gondola

251

Paraphrase.-Psalm ciii. 3, 4.

302

IV. The Brides of Venice

252 On Visiting Melrose, after an Absence of sixteen

XVI. Foscari

253 Years

302

XVII. Arqua

255 The Wild Duck and her Brood

303

XVII. Ginevra

255 To a Redbreast that flew in al my Window

303

XIS. Bologna

236 Epitaph on a Blackbird killed by a Hawk

303

XX. Florence

237 The Poor Man's Funeral

303

XXI. Don Garzia

258 The Thanksgiving off Cape Trafalgar

303

XXII. The Campagna of Florence

258 To my Son

304

Italy.-Part II.
1. The Pilgrim

261

II. An Interview

262

JOANNA BAILLIE.

III. Rome

262 Basil.

IV. A Funeral

264 Act I.

305

V. National Prejudices ,

265

II.

309

VI. The Campagna of Rome

265 III.

314

VII. The Roman Pontiffs

266 IV.

320

VIII. Caius Cestius

267

V.

328

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