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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. 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. STOCK DALE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; CLARKE AND SONS;
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J. M. RICHARDSON; J. CARPENTER ; B. CROSBY; E. JEFFERY ; J. MURRAY; W. MILLER ; J. AND A. ARCH ; BLACK,
PARRY, AND KINGSBORY ; 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. DEIGATON
AND SON AT CAMBRIDGE, AND WILSON AND SON AT YORK.

1810.

C. WHITTINGHAM, Printer,

Goswell-Street, London.

CONTENTS.

POEMS OF DRYDEN CONTINUED.

Page

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

Page

DEDICATION

3 Æsacus transformed into a Cormorant. Prom

Preface prefixed to the Fables

9 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.......

19

thirteenth Book of Oyid's Metamorphoses.. 108

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

The Death of Ajax

112

Book I.

20 The Story of acis, Polyphemus, and Galatea.

II.

25

From the thirtecathi-Book of Ovid's Meta-

III.

30

113

roorphoses

Of the Pythagorean Philosophy. From the

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

Nup's Priest......

39

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 çoccerning Ovid's Epistles

............. 121

The Character of a good Parson

54 Capuce to Macareus, Epist. xi.

127

Helen to Paris, Epist. xvii.

128

TRANSLATIONS FROM BOCCACE.

Dido to Æneas, Epist. vii.

130

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

55 Translation from Ovid's Art of Love. The

Theodore and Honoria

61

first Book...

132

Cymon and Iphigenia. Poeta Loquitur

64

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 79

From the sixth Book of the Iliad

145

The Golden Age

80

The Silver Age

ib.

The Brazen Age

TRANSLATIONS FROM THEOCRITUS, LUCRETIUS, AND

ib,

The Iron Age

ib.

The Giant's War......

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

The Transformation of Daphne into a Laurel.. 84 Amaryllis: or, the third Idyllium of Theocri-
The Transformation of lo into an Heifer 85 tus, paraphrased

154

The Eyes of Argus transformed into a Pea The Epithalamium of Helen aud Menelaus.

cock's Train.......

86

From the Idyllium of Theocritus

155

The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds...... ib. 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 .....
87 tins

ib.

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

158

Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses ...... 90 The third Ode of the first Book of Horace, In-

The Fable of Jphis and lanthe. From the

scribed to the Earl of Roscommon on his

pinth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses 92 intended Voyage to Ireland

ib.

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

Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses .

94 The twenty-ninth Ode of the third Book of

Cinegras apd Myrrha. Out of the tenth Book Horace paraphrased in Pindaric Verse, and

of Ovid's Metamorphoses

inscribed to the right hon. Laurence Earl

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

ib.

Qvid's Metamorphoses

97 The second Epode of Horace......

160

...

ib.

........

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The Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson ......... 211 | To Mr. Waller, upon the Copy of Verses made

The Review ...

213 by himself on the last Copy in his Book ... 224

Ovid, Book i. Elegy v .....

215 Song.--After the fiercest pangs of hot desire... ib.

Horace, Book ii. Ode iv.

ib. Song.—Through mournful shades, and solitary

Horace, Book ii. Ode viii

216

groves

ib.

Horace and Lydia. Book iii. Ode ix.

ib. Song.--See what a conquest love bas made ... ib.

The Cyclops. Theocritus. Idyll. xi. Inscribed.. To Mr. Henry Dickenson, on his Translation

to Dr. Short .....mi

ib;

of Simon's Critical History of the Old Tes.

To Celia ...
817 tament ....

225

Spoken to the Queen, in Trinity College New To Mr. Dryden, on his Troilus and Cressida,

Court

218 1679....

ib.

Floriana, a Pastoral, upon the Death of her Paris to Helen. Translated froin Ovid's Epis-
Grace Mary Dutchess of Southampton, 1580 ;ib. tles

ib.

To the upknown Author of Absalom ard Achi- : The Epistle of Acontius to Cydippe. Translated

tophel .....

219 from Ovid

228

Epithalaminm upon the Marriage of Captain Juvenal, Sat. iv.

230

William Bedloe

ib. Damon and Alexis

233

On the Marriage of George Prince of Den Cælia and Dorinda

ib.

mark and the Lady Anne

220 Cælia's Soliloquy

ib.

On the Death of King Charles the Second, and To some disbanded Officers, upon the late Vote

tbe Inauguration of King James the Second 221 of the House of Commons

ib.

Prologue to N. Lee's Lucius Junins Brutus .... 222 To a Roman Catholic upon Marriage

ib.

To the People of England. A Detestation of Fragment. And yet he fears to use them and

Civil War, from Horace, Epod. vii.

ib. be free

ib.

To Mr. Creech, on his Translation of Lucretius ib. An Epistle to Mr. Otway

234

Virgil's fifth Eclogue ......

225 | Ad Thomam Otway....

ib.

ib.

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