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The object of this Work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical Poets, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgement, with Biographical and Critical notices of their Authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of youth. The Work, within these bounds, may be termed a “Library of Classical English Poetry,” and may safely be recommended to the heads of Schools in general, and to the libraries of

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fined by A. and R. Spottiswoode, Printers-Street, London.

CONTENTS.

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BEN JONSON.

To William Camden ..............-------- ...... 2

From Cynthia's Revels. . ib.
From the Silent Woman. ib.
‘. Hags ...... ------------ ------------------------------ ib.
Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke, Sister
to Sir Philip Sidney..... ------- ----------- ....... ib.

On Lucy Countess of Bedford .. ... 3

Song to Celia... ... ib.
To the Same ........................ ... ib.
From the Shepherd's Holiday ................. . ib.
Love, a little Boy. From the Masque on
Lord Haddington's Marriage ........ ------- ib.

Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H. ............. -------- 4

COWLEY.

The Motto. Tentanda via est, &c. .. 6

Honour ................................ ib.

Of Myself ................... --- ib.

The Chronicle. A Ballad........................ ib.

Anacreontics: or some Copies of Verses, trans-

lated paraphrastically out of Anacreon.

I. Love .......... ... 7

II. Drinking ... ib.

III. Beauty ..... . ib.

V. Age .. ... 8

VII. Gold ........ - . ib.

VIII. The Epicure . ... ib.

IX. Another.......... -- . ib.

X. The Grasshopper ... ib.

XI. The Swallow................. ------------- ib.

Elegy upon Anacreon; who was choaked by

a Grape-stone. Spoken by the God of

Love ............ --------------------- ------------ 9

Ode, from Catullus. Acme and Septimius... 10

The Complaint .................................... ib.

Hymn to Light .. . 11

Against Hope..... . 12

For Hope .......................... . 13

Claudian's Old Man of Verona.. ... ib.

The Wish ........ ---- ib.

From the Davideis......... ----------------- ------- 14

MILTON.

L'Allegro ........... ............................... 17

Il Penseroso .. ...... 18

Lycidas ..... --- 19

Comus...... ----- 21

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