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A CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES FROM BEN JONSON TO BEATTIE.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES.
BY DR. AIKIN.
J. WHETHAM & SON, 144 CHESTNUT ST.
THOMAS WARDLE, 15 MINOR ST.
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 abridgment, 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 Young Persons.
To Sir Godfrey Kneller, principal Painter to
The Cock and the Fox; or, the Tale of the
The Flower and the Leaf: or, the Lady in
The Contented Shepherd. To Mrs. A-
A Song. Ah! Willow. To the same in her
Trivia: or the Art of walking the Streets of
Book I. Of the Implements for Walking
II. Of Walking the Streets by Day 289
III. Of Walking the Streets by Night 294
215 Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan 297
A Ballad, from the What-d'ye-call-it..
Fable. The Goat without a Beard.
Fable. The Universal Apparition
A Fairy Tale, in the ancient English Style. 221 Fable. The Hare and many Friends...... ib.
223 The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals... 300
224 Monday; or, the Squabble...
Fable. The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. 309
Fable. The Turkey and the Ant......
Solomon on the Vanity of the World. A Poem,
ib. The Spleen. An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert
On Barclay's Apology for the Quakers.
The Grotto. Written by Mr. Green, under
the name of Peter Drake, a fisherman of
The Sparrow and Diamond. A Song..
The Lady's Looking-Glass. In imitation of
The Thief and the Cordelier. A Ballad... 279
To the Earl of Warwick, on the Death of Mr.
An Imitation of the Prophecy of Nereus.
From Horace. Book II. Ode XV...... 323
An Epistle from a Lady in England to a
249 An Ode, inscribed to the Earl of Sunderland