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1. ELEGIES on feveral Occafions.

A Prefatory Essay on Elegy.

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ELEGY I. He arrives at his retirement in the country, and takes occafion to expatiate in praise of fimplicity.

To a friend.

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II. On Pofthumous Reputation. To a Friend. III. On the untimely death of a certain learned acquaintance.

IV. Ophelia's Urn. To Mr. Graves.

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V. He compares the turbulence of love with the tranquillity of friendship. To Melissa his friend. VI. To a Lady, on the language of Birds. VII. He defcribes his vifion to an acquaintance. VIII. He defcribes his early love of poetry, and its confequences. To Mr. Graves, 1745. 26 IX. He defcribes his difinterestedness to a friend. 28 X. To fortune, fuggefting his motive for repining at her difpenfations. XI. He complains how foon the pleafing novelty of life is over. To Mr. Jago.

XII. His recantation.

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XIII. To a friend, on fome flight occafion eftranged from him.

XIV. Declining an invitation to vifit foreign countries, he takes occafion to intimate the advantages of his own. To Lord Temple.

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XV. In memory of a private family in Worcester

hire.

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XVI. He fuggefts the advantages of birth to a perfon Nan
of merit, and the folly of a fupercilioufnefs that is de
built upon that fole foundation.
XVII. He indulges the fuggestions of spleen: an
elegy to the winds.

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XVIII. He repeats the fong of Collin, a difcerning
fhepherd; lamenting the state of the woollen manu-
factory.

XIX. Written in fpring, 1743.

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XX. He compares his humble fortune with the dif

treffes, of others, and his fubjection to Delia with

the miferable fervitude of an African flave. - 56

XXI. Taking a view of the country from his retire-
ment, he is led to meditate on the character of the
ancient Britons. Written at the time of a rumoured
tax upon luxury. 1746.
XXII. Written in the year
fepulture were fo frequently violated.

XXIII. Reflections fuggefted by his fituation. 65

XXIV. He takes occafion, from the fate of Eleanor
of Bretagne, to fuggeft the imperfect pleasures of a
folitary life.
XXV. To Delia, with fome flowers; complaining
how much his benevolence fuffers on account of his
humble fortune.

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XXVI. Defcribing the forrow of an ingenuous mind,
on the melancholy event of a licentious amour.

II. ODES, SONGS, BALLADS, &c.
Rural Elegance: an ode to the late Duchefs of Somer-
fet. Written 1750.

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