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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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Portrait-JONATHAN Swift, D.D.-After the picture by Markham,.

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JAMES USHER, D.D.-After the picture by Sir Peter Lely, ....... .. ... ... ... to face
Hon. ROBERT BOYLE-After a drawing by R. White,

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ANTHONY, CounT HAMILTON-From an authentic portrait, ...............

SIR RICHARD STEELE-After the picture by Sir Godfrey Kneller,.....

Thomas SOUTHERNE-After the picture by James Worsdale,

LAURENCE STERNE—After the picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds................

OLIVER GOLDSMITH—After the picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, ...

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SIR JOHN DENHAM (1615–1669), ........

36
Cooper's Hill, . . . . . . . . . 38
Of a Future Life, . .
To Sir Richard Fanshawe, . . . . . . 40
On Cowley's Death, : .........

Extract from “ The Sophy: a Tragedy,”. .
Nicholas FRENCH (1601–1678), ......................

The Impeachment of Ormond, .....
Sage Counsels (from “The Bleeding Iphi-

genia"), . . . . . . . . . . .
A Remonstrance (from “The Settlement

and Sale of Ireland”), . . . . . . ..

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Imitation of the Twenty-second O-le of First ROBERT VISCOUNT MOLESWORTH (1656-1725), .... 114

Book of Horace, . . . . . . . . . 63 The Court of Denmark, . . . . . . . 115

Fecay on Translated Verse, . . . . . . 63. Administration of Justice, . . . . . . 117

THE Hox. ROBERT BOYLE (1828–1901), ............ 64' Nes. SUSANNA CENTLIVRE (1667-1723),............ 117

Home Considerations about the possibility of

The Busybody, . . . . . . . . . .

. 118

the Resurrection, . . . . . . . . .

Marplot's Cleverness, . . . . . . . . 119

The Christian Virtuoso, . . . . . . . 66 Miss Lovely and her Guardians (from “A Bold

Fishing with a Counterfeit Fly, . .... 67 Stroke for a Wife"), . . . . . . . 120

On a Glow-worm in a Phial, . . . . .

Father and Da'ighter (from "The Wonder"), 124

THOMAS DCFFET (fl cir. 1676), .....

69 'DR. WILLIAN KING (1650–1723), ...... ............... 126

To Francelia, . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Discourse on Predestination,. . . . . . 127

Since Coelia's my Foe, . . . . .

Hunger, Thirst, and Labour (from “Essay

The Mistake, . . . . . . . . .

on the Origin of Evil"), . . . . . . 129

Uncertain Love, . . . . . .

Why has God placed Man in reach of Evil?(do.)

Come all you pale Lovers, .

Windom, ,

. . .

JOHN O'NEACHTAN (a cir. 1993–1720), ...............

Maggy Laidir, ..::···

GEORGE FARQUHAR (1678–1707), ...........

A Lament, . . . . . . . . . . . 133

A Woman of Quality (from“Sir Harry Wild-

air"), . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Sir RICHARD STEELE (1672–1729),.................. 134

A Gentlemanly Caning (do.), ..... 74 The Civil Husband (from “ The Tatler"), . 136

The Counterfeit Footman (from "The Beaux' Inkle and Yarico (from “The Spectator"), . 137

Stratagem"), . . . . . . . . . 75

Sir Roger de Coverley's Wooing (do.), . . 139

Father and Son (from “ The Inconstant"), .

Charity (from “ The Guardian”), . . . . 141

The Old Style and the New (from "The

HENRY DODWELL (1611-1711), ......................

Conscious Lovers "), ...::: · 143

A Romantic Young Lady (from “The Tender

The Hox. Mrs. MONK (1077–1715), ...............

Husband"), . . . . . . . . . . 144

On Providence, . . . . . . .

On a Statue of a Lady, ... .

MRS. CONSTANTIA GRIERSON (1706–1733)...... .. 148

Epitaph on a Gallant Lady, ..

At a Country Assize, . . . . .

Orpheus and Eurydice, ....

Cupid's Speech upon seeing himself painted

Runaway Love, · · · · · ·

on a Fan, . . . . . . . . . . . 148

NAHUM TATE (1662–1715),.

On the Art of Printing, ....... 149

Absalom and Achitophel, . .

| WILLIAM CONGREVE (1672–1729), ....................

The Voyagers, · · · · ·

Amoret, . . . . · · · · · · ·

The Choice, · · · · · ·

·

Letter to a Friend, .... 151

To a Desponding Friend, . . . .

Of Pleasing, . . . . . . . . . . 151

The Second Chapter of Job, ..

Talking of Lovers (from “The Way of the

The Man of Wislom, . . . . . .

World”), . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Upon an Anatomy, .......

Settling the Contract (do.), ...... 154

NICHOLAS BRADY (1659-1726), ....,

'A Literary Lady (from “The Double Dealer"), 155

The Value of the Soul,

Extracts from “The Mourning Bride," . . 156

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In Favour of Church Music, . . . . . . 87

TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN (1670–1738), ...........

Æolus Rousing the Winds, ...... 89

Peggy Browne, . . . . . . . . .

RODERIC O'FLAHERTY (1028--1718), ................. 89

Gentle Brideen, . . . . . . . .

. 158

The Lia Fail, or Jacob's Stone (from “Ogygia"), 90

Bridget Cruise, ........

Why, Liquor of Life, ..... .

The Idolatry of the Irish (do.), · · · · · 91

. 159

On the Death of Mary Maguire, .

. . 159

ANTHONY, COUNT HAMILTON (1046–1720), ......... 93 Song for Gracey Nugent, · · ·

Rondoan, . . . . . . . . . . . .

Song for Mabel Kelly, · · · · · · ·

Portrait of Grammont, . . . . . . . 94

JOHN ABERNETHY (1680–1740), .......................

Fiddlestick (from “May Flower, a Circassian

The Existence of God proved by Human

Talo"), . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Morality, .

Tho Siogo of Lorida and its Sequel (from

. . . . . . . . 162

Religion and True Interest Agree, ... 163

“Momoirs of Grammont"), . . . . .

The Enchanter Faustus, . . . . . . . 101

Christianity opposed to Persecution, . . . 164

JOHN TOLAND (1660-1722), ..............................

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667–1745), .........

Reason and Rovelation, . . . . . . .

A Digression concerning Critics (from "The

Of Carn Fires, . . . . . . . . . . 106

Tale of a Tub"), . . . . . . . . . 172

Clito: a Poem on the Force of Eloquence, .

Thoughts on Various Subjects, . . . . .

Political Projectors (from “Gulliver's Tra-
Thomas PARNELL (1079-1717), .....

vels"), . . . . . . . . . . .

A Fairy Talo, . . . . . . . . . .

Faction, . . . . . . . . . . . .

An Allegory on Man, · · · · · · ·

A Meditation on a Broomstick, .....

The Hermit, . . . . . . . . . . . 112 A Vindication, . . . . . . . . . .

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SAMUEL BOYSE (1709-1749), .........

Philip FRANCIS (1713–1773), ...... ............. 242

Hope's Farewell, . . . . . .

Death of Maximian (from “ Constantine"), . 243

The Home of Content,. ...

189

Horace's Epistle to Aristius fuscus in Praise

The Glory of the Deity, ..

190

of a Country Life, . . . . . . . . 244

To a Candle,

191

Horace's Advice how to Excel as a Poet, . 244

The Golden Rule, . . . . . . .

. 191

Justice, Why Blind? ........ John CUNNINGHAM (1729–1773), .......... 245

Morning, . . . . . .

SIR HANS SLOANE (1660-1762), ....... .......... 192

Noon, . . . . .

The Light of the Sea, · · · · ·

. . . 193

Evening, : :

246

The Coco Tree, · · · · · ·

193

The Ant and the Caterpillar, ..... 246

The Cotton Tree, . . .

194

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The Holiday Gown, · · · ·

247

On the Return Voyage, .... . . 195

A Pastoral, . . . . . . . . .

Newcastle Beer, . . . . . . . .

248

Thomas SOUTHERNE (1660-1746), ....... 196

An Epigram, . . . . . . . . .

Extract from “Oroonoko," . . . . . . 197

HENRY JONES (1721–1770), ...........

248

MATTHEW CONCANEN (d. 1740), ........... 202 Essex and the Queen, · · · · · ·

250

The Advice, . . . . . . . .

A Cruel Traitress, ......... 251

A Love Song, . . . . . . . . . . 203

October Ale, · · · · · · ·

203 PATRICK DELANY (1686–1768), ........................ 252

Cupid's Revenge, · · · · · · ·

.. 203 The Duties of a Wife, . . . . . . . . 253

The Football Match, ........ 204 The Duty of Paying Debts, . . . . . . 255

BISHOP BERKELEY (1684–1753), ... ... . . . . . . . . ...... 205 FRANCES SHERIDAN (1724-1766), .................. 258

The Life of the World, . . . . . . . 207 Ode to Patience,. . . . . . . . . . 258

On America, ... . . . . . . . . 208 A Wonderful Lover, . . . . . . . . 259

Of Arithmetic, . . . . . . . . . . 208 A Romantic Love Match (from “Sidney

Biddulph"), · · · · · · · · · · 261

MRS. LAETITIA PILKINGTON (1712–1760), ......... 209

Mrs. Pilkington's Patrons, . . . . . .

210 OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728–1774), .................... 264

Expostulation, .......... 212 The Deserted Village, · · · · · · ·

269

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Contentment, . ..

212 Switzerland and France (from “The Tra-
Written on her Death-bed, . . . . . . 213

veller"), . . .

Description of an Author's Bedchamber, . . 274

John Boyle, Earl of Cork (1707–1702), .......... 213

Hope, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

The Pride of Birth (from "The Connoisseur"), 214 The Budding Rose, ...... 274

Mrs. Muzzy on Duelling (from “The World”), 214 Extracts from “The Good-natured Man,” . 274

A Remarkable Duel (do.),. . . . . . . 217 Mrs. Hardcastle (from “She Stoops to

Conquer”), . . . . . . . . . . 278

John MacDONNELL (1691-1754), ................... 218 The Gentleman in Black (from "The Citizen

Granu Wail and Queen Elizabeth, . ... 218 of the World "), . . . . . . . . . 280

Claragh's Lament, . . . . . . . . . Advice to the Ladies (do.), ...... 283

Old Erin in the Sea, ........ 219 The Vicar's Home (from “The Vicar of

Claragh's Dream, . . . . . . . . .

Wakefield"), . . . . . . . . . . 284

Moses at the Fair (do.), ....... 286

CHARLES MOLLOY (1706–1767), .......... 221 A City Night Piece (from “The Bee"), . . 288

Miser and Maid (from “The Perplexed

Couple"), . . . . . . . ..

. . . 222

. 22 Hugh KELLY (1739–1777), ........................... 289

A Candid Beauty (from “The Coquette"), 223 In Debt and in Danger (from “The School

for Wives"), . . . . . . . . . . 290

SAMUEL MADDEN (1686–1765), ....................... 224 A Hollow Victory (do.), . . . . . . . 292

The Lost Tribes Found (from “Memoirs of Extract from “ Thespis," . ...... 294

the Twentieth Century”), ..... 225

All her own Way (from “The Romance of

Life and Death, .......... 227 an Hour"), ..........

The Thirst for Gold, .... ....

James DELACOUR (1709–1781), ........................

Mrs. BARBER (1712–1757), ............

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227 How Love was Born, . . ·

Apology for the Rich, . . . . . . . . 228

Euphrates, . . . . . . . . . . .

297

The Oak and the Ivy, . . . . . . . . 228

A Moonlit Night, . ........ 297

Stella and Flavia, . . . . . . . . . 228 How to Praise, .......... 297

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The Poor Poet, . . . . . . . . . . 297 Gone to Death (from “The Earl of Essex"), 315

On Seeing a Lady at an Opposite Window, . 298 Nature's Skill and Care, ..... 316

William Havard (1710–1778), ................... 298

FRANCIS GENTLEMAN (1728-1781), .................. 317

Charles I. in Prison (from“ King Charles

The Birthday (from “Royal Fables”), . . 317

the First”), . . . . . . . . . . 299

Fairfax and Cromwell (do.), ...... 299

Two Opposites (from “The Stratford Jubilee"),318

A Dying Roman's Advice (from “Regulus"), 301

Scanderbeg's Temptation,

Thomas SHERIDAN (1721–1788), ...................... 320

..... 302

The Perfection of Modern Works only Settled

KANE O'Hara (d. 1762), ............ ...............

by Comparison, . . . . . . . . . 321

A Most Tragical Tragedy (from “ Tom

Want of Efficiency in our Education, . . . 322

Thumb"), · ·.·.· · · · · · 3

304 Captain O'Blunder: a Farce, ..... 324

Pan's Song to Apollo, ...

Push about the Jorum, .

ANDREW MAGRATH (about 1723-after 1790),........ 326

A Canticle of Deliverance, .. . ..

Thomas LELAND (1722–1785), .....

.... 305

01 Dah. - Song to Drink, ....

327

The Battle of Aughrim (from “ The History

A Fragment. --Bloghadh,. . . . . 328

of Ireland”), . . . . . . . . . 306

Education of Alexander, . . . . . . . 308 GENERAL BURGOYNE (cir. 1728–1792)............... 328

On Sublimity of Composition, ..... 309 The Lady and the Cynic (from “The Heiress”), 3:29

An Old Rascal (do.), . . . . . . . . 330

HENRY BROOKE (1706--1783), ....... .............. 310

Rural Simplicity (from “ The Maid of the

Gustavus and the Dalecarlians (from “Gus-

Oaks"), . . . . . . . . . . . 332

tavus Vasa"), . . . . . . . . . 312

After the Battle (do.), . . . . . . . . 313 | CHARLOTTE BROOKE (1740-1793),..................... 334

Essex and Elizabeth (from “The Earl of

The Song of the Bard Craftiné, .... 334

Essex"), . . . . . . . . . . . 314

To a Warrior, . . . . . . . . . . 335

Essex and Nottingham (do.), ..... 314

Oh, Give me Sight! ......... 335

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