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ROBERT CHAMBERS.;
EDITOR OF THE “ EDINBURGH JOURNAL," " INFORMATION FOX TEZ PEOPLE;" ŠTO. TO

IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II.

THIRTEENTH THOUSAND.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY GOULD AND LINCOLN,

59 WASHINGTON

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BOSTON: PRESS OF GEORGE C. RAND AND COMPANY,

3 Cornhill

CONTENTS OF SECOND VOLUME.

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MARK AKENSIDE,

43

Aspirations after the Infinite,

44

Intellectual Beauty-Patriotism,

45

Operations of the Mind in the Production of Works of

Page Imagination,

45

1

Taste,

46

3 On a Sermon against Glory-1747,

3

Inscription for a Monument to Shakspeare,

47

3 Inscription for a Statue of Chaucer, at Woodstock, 47

5 Lord LYTTELTON,

6 From the Monody,

48

6 Advice to a Lady,

48

6

Prologue to the Tragedy of Coriolanus-Spoken by Mr

6 Quin,

49

8

THOMAS GRAY,

49

9 Hymn to Adversity,

53

10

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College,

53

11

The Bard—a Pindaric Ode,

54

11

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,

85

11 The Alliance between Government and Education-

12

Fragment,

56

15 WILLIAM MASON,

67

15 From Caractacus,

58

15

Epitaph on Mrs Mason, in the Cathedral of Bristol, 58

15

OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

88

16 Italians and Swiss Contrasted,

60

16 France Contrasted with Holland,

61

17 Description of Auburn - The Village Preacher, the

18

Schoolmaster, and Alehouse_Reflections,

61

18

Edwin and Angelina,

63

19 Extracts from Retaliation,

64

19 Tobias GEORGE SNOLLETT,

64

19 Ode to Independence,

66

19 Ode to Leven Water,

67

22 The Tears of Scotland,

22. JOHN ARMSTRONG,

68

22 Wrecks and Mutations of Time,

69

24 Recommendation of Angling,

24 Pestilence of the Fifteenth Century,

25 W11.LIAN JULIUS MICKLE,

70

25 Cumnor Hall,

71

26 The Mariner's Wife,

72

28 The Spirit of the Cape,

72

30 DR JOHN LANGHORNE,

72

30 Appeal to Country Justices in Behalf of the Rural Pool, 73

30 An Advice to the Married,

73

31 The Dead,

74

Eternal Providence,

74

32 A Farewell lIymn to the Valley of Irwan,

74

32 SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE,

74

33 The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse,

74

34 Dr Thomas Percy,

75

34 0, Nanny, wilt Thou Gang wi' Me,

76

35 The Friar of Orders Gray,

76

36 JAMES MACPHERSON,

77

38 Ossian's Address to the Sun,

78

39 Fingal's Airy IIall,

40 Address to the Moon,

78

40 Desolation of Balclutha,

79

41 A Description of Femalo Beauty,

79

42 The Songs of Selma,

79

43 The Cave,

81

RICHARD SAVAGE,

From the Wanderer,

ROBERT BLAIR,

Passages from the Grave,

DR WATTS,

The Rose,

The Hebrew Bard,

A Summer Evening,

EDWARD YOUNG,

On Life, Death, and Immortality,

Thoughts on Time,

The Man whose Thoughts are not of this World,

Procrastination,

From the Love of Fame,

The Emptiness of Riches,

JAMES THOMSON,

Showers in Spring,

Birds Pairing in Spring,

A Summer Morning,

Summer Evening,

Autumn Evening Scene,

Episode of Lavinia,
A Winter Landscape,
Benevolent Reflections, from Winter,
Hymn on the seasons,
The Caravan of Mecca,
The Siberian Exile,
Pestilence at Carthagena,
From the Castle of Indolence,

Rule Britannia,

John DYER, .

Grongar Hill,

William HAMILTON,

The Braes of Yarrow,
Song– Ye shepherds of this pleasant vale),
Song-(Ah, the poor shepherd's mournful fate),
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON,

From the Vanity of Human Wishes,
Prologue spoken by Mr Garrick--1747,

On the Death of Dr Robert Levett-1782,

WILLIAM COLLINS,

Eclogue II.-Hassan ; or the Camel Driver,

Ode Written in the Year 1746,

Ode to Evening,

Ode on the Passions,

Ode to Liberty,

Dirge in Cymbeline,

Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson,

WILLIAM SHEXSTONE,

1 The Schoolmistress,

A Pastoral Ballad, in Four Parts—1743,

Song-Jemmy Dawson,

Written at an Inn at Henley,

David MALLET,

William and Margaret,

Edwin and Emma,

The Birks of Invermay,

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THOMAS CHATTERTON,

81 MRS THRALE,

194

Bristow Tragedy, or the Death of Sir Charles Bawdin, 84 The Three Warnings,

124

The Minstrel's Song in Ella,

87 THOMAS Moss,

125

Resignation,

87

The Beggar,

125

William Falconer,

87

From the Shipwreck,

88

SCOTTISH POETS.

ROBERT LLOYD,

91 ALEXANDER Ross,

125

The Miseries of a Poet's Life,

92 Wood, and Married, and a',

196

Wretchedness of a School-Usher,

92 John LOWE,

126

CHARLES CHURCHILL,

92 Mary's Dream,

126

MICHAEL BRUCE,

94 LADY ANNE BARNARD,

126

A Rural Picture,

95

Auld Robin Gray,

127

Virtue and Happiness in the Country,

96 Miss JANE ELLIOT AND MRS COCKBURN,

127

Elegy-Written in Spring,

96 The Flowers of the Forest,

127

John Logan,

97 John SKINNER,

128

To the Cuckoo,

97 Tullochgorum,

Written in a Visit to the Country in Autumn,

93 ROBERT CRAWFORD,

128

Complaint of Nature,

93 The Bush aboon Traquafr,

128

THOMAS WARTON,

99 Tweedside,

129

Written after seeing Windsor Castle,

99 SIR GILBERT ELLIOT,

129

Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monasticon, 100 Amynta,

129

On Revisiting the River Loddon,

100 ROBERT FERGUSSON,

129

On Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window at Oxford, 100 Braid Claith,

130

The Hamlet-an Ode,

101 To the Tron-Kirk Bell,

130

JOSEPH WARTON,

101 Scottish Scenery and Music,

131

To Fancy,

101 Cauler Water,

131

THOMAS BLACKLOCK,

102 A Sunday in Edinburgh,

132

Terrors of a Guilty Conscience,

103 MISCELLANEOUS POEMS OF THE PERIOD 1727-1780, 132

Ode to Aurora on Melissa's Birthday,

103

Ad Amicos,

132

The Portrait,

103 Elegy,

133

JAMES BEATTIE,

103 Careless Content,

134

Opening of the Minstrel,

105

A Pastoral,

134

Description of Edwin,

106

Ode to a Tobacco Pipe,

135

Morning Landscape,

107 Song-(Away! let nought to love displeasing),

135

Life and Immortality,

107

Retirement-1758,

TRAGIC DRAMATISTS

107

The Hermit,

109

EDWARD MOORE,

136

CARISTOPHER SMART,

108 The Gamester's Last Stake,

136

Song to David,

109

Join HOME,

138

RICHARD GLOVER,

112 Discovery of her Son by Lady Randolph,

138

Address of Leonidas,

113

JAMES THOMSON,

139

The Armies at Salamis,

113 Against the Crusades,

139

Admiral Hosier's Ghost,

114 Love,

140

ROBERT DODSLEY,

114 Miscalculations of Old Men,

140

Song-The Parting Kiss,

115

William MASON,

138

BAMUEL Bishop,

115

Awfulness of a Scene of Pagan Rites,

140

To Mrs Bishop on the Anniversary of her Wedding-day, Against Homicide,

140

which was also her Birth-day, with a Ring,

115

RICHARD Glover,

140

BIR WILLIAM JONES,

115 Solitude on a Battle Field,

140

An Ode, in Imitation of Alcæus,

117 Forgiveness,

140

A Persian Song of Hafiz,

117

DAVID MALLET,

139

The Concluding Sentence of Berkeley's Siris Imitated, 117 Fortitude,

140

Tetrastic-From the Persian,

118

COMIC DRAMATISTS.

FRANCIS FAWKES,

118

The Brown Jug,

118

GEORGE COLMAN,

141

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD,

118

ARTHUR MURPHY,

141

Variety,

118

HUGH KELLY,

141

DR JAMES GRAINGER,

119 RICHARD CUMBERLAND,

141

Ode to Solitude,

119 OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

141

JAMES MERRICK,

120 A Deception,

141

The Chameleon,

120 Arrival at the Supposed Inn,

142

John SCOTT,

121 RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN,

143

Ode on Hearing the Drum,

121 A Sensitive Author,

144

WILLIAM OLDYS,

The Anatomy of Character performed by Uncharitable.

Song, made Extempore by a Gentleman, occasioned by a

ness,

146

Fly Drinking out of his Cup of Ale,

121 MRS COWLEY,

148

John CUNNINGHAM,

121

DAVID GARRICK,

148

Song--May-Eve, or Kate of Aberdeen,

121

MACKLIN,

148

Content, a Pastoral,

122 Rev. MR TOWNLEY,

148

NATHANIEL COTTON,

122 Scene from High Life Below Stairs,

148

The Fireside,

122

SAMUEL FOOTE,

160

CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY

123 Tuft Hunting,

150

The Public Breakfast,

183 | C. COFFEY,

151

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Isaac BICKERSTAFT,

151 Appearance and Character of Mahomet,

197

CHARLES DIBDIX,

152 Term of the Conquest of Timour, or Tamerlane; his

Triumph at Samarcand; his Death on the road to

PERIODICAL ESSAYISTS.

China (A.D. 1405); Character and Merits of Timour, 198

Dr SAMUEL Johnson,

152 Invention and Use of Gunpowder,

200

Tale of Anningait and Ajut,

153 Letter of Gibbon to Mrs Porten-Account of his Mode

John HAWKESWORTH,

155 of Life at Lausanne,

200

Dr MOORE,

155 Remarks on Reading,

201

HENRY MACKENZIE,

156

METAPHYSICAL WRITERS.

Story of La Roche,

156

DR FRANCIS HUTCHÉSON,

202

NOVELISTS.

DAVID Hume,

202

SAMUEL RICHARDSON,

160 On Delicacy of Taste,

202

HENRY FIELDING,

161 On Simplicity and Refinement,

203

Partridge at the Playhouse,

164 Estimate of the Effects of Luxury,

203

TOBIAS GEORGE SMOLLETT,

165

Of the Middle Station of Life,

205

Scene at Lanark,

167

DR DAVID HARTLEY,

206

Feast in the Manner of the Anciants,

168 DR ADAM SMITH,

207

LAURENCE STERNE,

171

The Results of Misdirected and Guilty Ambition, 207

The Story of Le Fevre,

171

DR REID,

208

The Starling-Captivity,

174

LORD KANES,

208

A French Peasant's Supper,

175

Pleasures of the Eye and the Ear,

209

DR SAMUEL JOHNSON,

175

DR BEATTIE,

210

CHARLES JOHNSTONE,

176

On the Love of Nature,

210

HORACE WALPOLE,

176

On Scottish Music,

211

OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

176 DR RICHARD PRICE,

213

HENRY BROOKE,

177

ABRAHAM TUCKER,

213

HENRY MACKENZIE,

177 DR JOSEPH PRIESTLEY,

213

Harley Sets Out on his Journey-The Beggar and his

WRITERS IN DIVINITY.

Dog,

178

The Death of Harley,

179 DR Joseph BUTLER,

213

Miss CLARA REEVE,

180

Bishop WARBURTON,

214

The Grecian Mythology-The Various Lights in which

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it was regarded,

215

THOMAS CARTE,

181 DR ROBERT LOWTH,

216

HOOKE,

181

De C. MIDDLETON,

216

DR CONYERS MIDDLETON,

181

Rev. W. Law,

216

DAVID HOME,

182

Dr Isaac WATTS,

216

State of Parties at the Reformation in England,

183 DR RICHARD HURD,

216

The Middle Ages-Progress of Freedom,

184 Dr G. HORNE,

216

Death and Character of Queen Elizabeth,

184

DR JOHN JORTIN,

216

DR WILLIAM ROBERTSON,

185 GEORGE WHITEFIELD,

216

Character of Mary Queen of Soots,

187 John WESLEY,

216

Martin Luther,

187 NATHANIEL LARDNER,

217

Discovery of America,

188

HUGH FARMER,

217

Chivalry, .

190

Dr James FosTER,

217

Characters of Francis I and the Emperor Charles V. 191

JOHN LELAND,

217

Dr SHOLLETT,

191 DR HUGH BLAIR,

217

WILLIAM TYTLER,

191 On the Cultivation of Taste,

217

ARCHIBALD BOWER,

191 Difference between Taste and Genius,

218

DR JOHN CAMPBELL,

191 On Sublimity,

219

WILLIAM GUTHRIE,

192 DR GEORGE CAMPBELL,

220

GEORGE SALE,

192

MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS.

GEORGE PSALMANALAR,

192

OLIVER GOLDSMITA,

192 DR SAMUEL JOHNSON,

221

LORD LYTTELTON,

192 From the Preface to the Dictionary,

DR THOMAS BIRCH,

192 Reflections on Landing at Iona,

22

DR ROBERT HENRY,

192 Parallel between Pope and Dryden,

DR GILBERT STUART,

192 Picture of the Miseries of War,

223

DR WARNER,

192 OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

223

DR LELAND,

192 Scenery of the Alps,

223

Joux WHITTAKER,

192 A Sketch of the Universe,

224

GBANGER,
192 Scenery of the Sea-coasts,

229

ORME,

192

On the Increased Love of Life with Age,

225

MACPHERSON,

192 A City Night-Piece,

LORD HAILES,

192 EDMUND BURKE,

ROBERT WATSON,

192 From the Speech on Conciliation with America, 1775, 229

DR WILLIAM RUSSELL,

192 Mr Burke's Account of his son,

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EDWARD GIBBON,

192 The British Monarchy,

231

Opinion of the Ancient Philosophers on the Immortality Marie Antoinette, Queen of France,

231

of the Soul,

195 The Order of Nobility,

231

The City of Bagdad-Magnificence of the Caliphs, 196 Dependence of English on American Freedom,

231

Conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, A.D. 1099, 197 Destruction of the Carnatic,

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