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THE

ENGLISH POETS

SELECTIONS

WITH CRITICAL INTRODUCTIONS

BY VARIOUS WRITERS

AND A GENERAL INTRODUCTION BY

MATTHEW ARNOLD

EDITED BY

THOMAS HUMPHRY WARD, M.A.

Late Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford

ADDISON to BLAKE

London
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1880
[ All rights reserved]

OXFORD:

BY E, PICKARD HALL, M.A., AND J. H. STACY,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

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Extract from An Ode to the Spleen.

. . . 32

In Answer to Mr. Pope . . . . . . . . . 33

V JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745) . . . . Prof. J. Nichol

A Description of the Morning . . . . . . . .

Horace, Book IV, Ode IX. Addressed to Archbishop King, 1718 . 39

Apollo's Edict. Occasioned by ‘News from Parnassus' , . 40

Extract from Cadenus and Vanessa . . . . . .

The Beasts' Confession . . . . . . . .

The Day of Judgement . . . . . .

Extracts from Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift .

ALEXANDER POPE (1688-1744) . . . . . Mark Pattison

Extract from The Essay on Criticism . . .

The Rape of the Lock, Canto II . . . . .

73

Canto III .

Extract from The Iliad, Book VIII. . . . .

Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady . .

Extracts from the Essay on Man :

Book I

Book IV . . . . . . . . . . .

Moral Essays, I . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot.

From the First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace imitated. To

Augustus

. . . . . . . . . . 114

Extract from the Epilogue to the Satires . . . . . . 123

, from the Dunciad, Book IV . . . . . 126

Conclusion of the Dunciad

SAMBROSE PHILIPS (1671-1749) . . . . Edmund W. Gosse 130

Extract from the Ode to Miss Carteret . . . . . . 131

To Miss Charlotte Pulteney in her mother's arms..

THOMAS PARNELL (1679-1718) . . . . Edmund W. Gosse 133

Extract from A Night-Piece on Death . . . .

. 135

» A Hymn to Contentment . . . . . . 136

The Hermit . . . . . . . . . . . 138

1 JOHN GAY (1688-1732) . . . . . . . Austin Dobson 145

Extract from The Shepherd's, Week . .

. 143

A Ballad . . . .

. . . 149

The Hare with many t'riends or

. . . . 150

Black-eyed Susan .

. 152

YTHOMAS TICKELL (1686–1740)

Edmund W. Gosse 154

To the Earl of Warwick, on the Deatherie 7 . · 157

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