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THE

WORKS

of the

E N G L ISH PO ETS,

FROM CHAUCER TO CO WPER ;

SERIES EDITED,

with

PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,
BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON :

Ann

THE MOST APPROVED TRAN SLATIONS.

The

ADDITIONAL LIVES
BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F. S. A.

IN TWENTY-ONE VOLUMES.

- WOL. VII.

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CONTENTS.

VOL. VII.
POEMS OF COWLEY. - •
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HE Author's Life, by Dr. Johnson ........ . 3 || Ode I. On the Praise of Poetry ...............
Elegia Dedicatoria ad Illustrissimam Aca- II. That a Pleasant Poverty is to be pre-
demiam Cantabrigiensem ......... --------- - - 41 ferred before Discontented Riches...
The Author’s Preface to his Edition in Folio, III. To his Mistress ..........................
1656 ............. ....................... .......... 42 IV. On the Uncertainty of Fortune. A
The Hookseller’s Advertisement to the Edition Translation ........... .................
of 1674 ...... - ... 48 V. In Commendation of the Time we live
Dedication ...... ib. under, the Reign of our gracious
The Author’s Preface to 49 King Charles ........ ---------- ---------
To the Reader...................... .... .......... ... ib. VI. On the Shortness of Man's Life ......
Constantia and Philetus.......... --------------- ... 51 An Answer to an Invitation to Cambridge......
The Tragical History of Pyramus and Thisbe 56
- MISCellanies.
sylva: or Divens copies of verses, MADE upon The Motto ......... ---------- -------------------
su.Nidry occasions. Ode. Of Wit......................... ...:
De felici partu, Reginae Mariae.................. 59 || To the Lord Falkland, for his safe Return from
In felicissimam Reginae Mariae Fertilitatem .. 60 the Northern Expedition against the Scots.
Upon the happie Birth of the Duke ............ ib. On the Death of Sir Henry Wootton............
An Elegy on the Death of the Right Honour- On the Death of Mr. Jordan, Second Master
able Dudley, Lord Carleton, Viscount Dor- at Westminster School .................... ----
chester, late Principal Secretary of State... ib. On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland......
An Elegy on the Death of my loving Friend On the Death of Sir Anthony Vandyck, the
and Cousin. Mr. Richard Clarke, Gent, late famous Painter ..... - -
of Lincoln's Inn ...... - - ----------------------- . 61 | Prometheus ill-painted
A Dream of Elysium .......... ---------- .......... *. Ode ....................... -
On his Majesty's Return out of Scotland...... 62 Friendship in Absence ................. --------- -
Song, on the same ................. - - - - - - - ... ib. To the Bishop of Lincoln, upon his Enlarge-
A Vote............. -- ... ib. ment out of the Tower ......... . --- • *
A Poetical Revenge ............... . 63 || To a Lady who made Posies for Rings
To the Duchess of Buckingham ............... ib. Prologue to the Guardian : before the Prince
To his very much honoured Godfather, Mr. The Epilogue ........ --------------------- ----------
• B. ........................................ ..... ib. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey ........
An Elegy on the Death of John Littleton, Esq. Ode in Imitation of Horace's Ode V. Book I.
Son and Heir to Sir Thomas Littleton, who In Imitation of Martial's Epigram, L. V. Ep.
was drowned leaping into the Water to save XX. ----- - - - - - - - - - - - -- . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............
his younger Brother ..... - ----------------- - - 64 | The Chronicle. A Ballad....... -------- ------ -
A Translation of Verses upon the Blessed Vir- To Sir William Davenant, upon his Two First
gin, written in Latin by the Right Worship- Books of Gondibert, finished before his
ful Dr. A. .............................. ......... ib. Voyage to America..............................

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V. Age ..... ib.

VI. The Account. ib.

VII. Gold .......... 85

VIII. The Epicure. ib.

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

X. The Grasshopper... ib

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

Elegy upon Anacreon, who was choaked by a

Grapestone. Spoken by the God of Love ... ib.

verses written on several occasions.

Christ's Passion, taken out of a Greek Ode, o

written by Mr. Masters, of New College in

Oxford .................................. ........ ... 87

Ode. On Orinda's Poems... ............. ------- 88

Ode upon Occasion of a Copy of Verses of my

Lord Broghill's ................................. ib.

Ode. Mr. Cowley's Book presenting itself to

the University Library of Oxford ....... ..... 89

Ode.—Sitting and drinking in the Chair made

out of the Relics of Sir Francis Drake's

Ship ............................................ .... 90

Upon the Death of the Earl of Balcarres ib.

Ode, upon Dr. Harvey .................. ........ 9 |

Ode, from Catullus. Acme, and Septimius ... 92

Ode upon his Majesty's Restoration and Re-
turn............ ------------------------------- ..... ib.

On the Queen's repairing Somerset House ... 96

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

On Colonel Tuke's Tragi-comedy, The Adven-

tures of Five Hours.......................... .... 98

On the Death of Mrs. Katharine Philips ...... ib.

Hymn to Light ..... • - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... ...... 99

To the Royal Society.................. ---------- ... 100

Upon the Chair made out of Sir Francis

Drake's Ship, presented to the University

Library of Oxford, by John Davis, of Debt-

ford, Esquire .............................. ... 101

Prologue to the Cutter of Colman Street...... ib.

The Mistress, or several copies of LovE-verses.

The vain Love. Loving one first because she
could love Nobody, afterwards loving her
with Desire .............. ...................... --

The Soul ........ -

The Passions ..

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Her Unbelief ................. ------ ................ 121 several discourses, by way of essays, is vensk asp

The Gazers ... -- ... ib. pitose.

The Incurable ib. Page

Honour .......... ... ib. I Of Liberty.................. ---------------- . 186

The innocent Ill .. 122 Martial, Lib. 1. Ep. lvi... ... 190

Dialogue ................ ... 123 Martial, Lib. II. Ep. liii. ib.

Verses lost upon a Wager ib. Martial, Lib. II. Ep. xviii. ... ib.

Bathing in the River.... ... ib. Ode upon Liberty ......... ... 191

Love given over ......................... ----------- 124 II. Of Solitude ....... --- ... 192

The Force of Love. Preserved from an Old III. Of Obscurity...... - --------------- ... 193

Manuscript......................... -------------- ib. Seneca, ex Thyeste, Act II. Chor. 194

Epigram, on the Power of Love.................. 125 IV. Of Agriculture... .................. ... 195

- A Translation out of Virgil, Georg. Lib.

PINDAR1c opes, writre N IN IMITATIon of The style II. 458................ ---------- ..... 198

and MANNER of the odes of PINdAR. Hor. Epod. Ode II ...... ----------- ........ 199

- The Country Mouse. A Paraphrase upon

Preface ........................ ------------------- ... ib. Horace, Book II. Sat vi. ............... 200

The Second Olympic Ode of Pindar. ... 126 A Paraphrase upon the 10th Epistle of

The First Nemaean Ode of Pindar........ ------- 128 the First Book of Horace. Horace to

The Praise of Pindar. In Imitation of Horace's Fuscus Aristius........................... ib.

Second Ode. Book IV. .................. ....... 129 The Country Life. Lib. IV. Plantarum. 201

The Resurrection ...... ... ib. V. The Garden..... ... ib.

The Muse .......... ... 150 VI. Of Greatness ... 204

To Mr. Hobbes ... 131 Horace, Lib. III. Ode i ... 206

Destiny ........ ... ib. VII. Of Avarice ................................ 207

Brutus ....... ---------- ... 132 Paraphrase on Horace, B. III. Od.xvi... 208

To Dr. Scarborough . ... ib. VIII. The Dangers of an Honest Man in much

Life and Fame........ ... 133 Company ...... ----------------- ... 209

The Extasy ...... ... 134 Claudian's Old Man of Verona .......... 211

To the New Year ... ib. IX. The Shortness of Life, and Uncertainty

Life .................---------------------------------- 135 of Riches ..................... ........... ib.

The XXXIVth Chapter of the Prophet Isaiah. ib. X. The Danger of Procrastination. A

The Plagues of Egypt ......... .................. 136 Letter to Mr. S. L. .......... ... 212

Martial, Lib. V. Ep. lix .... . 213

naviDEis, a sacred poem or The TROUBLEs of David, Martial, Lib. II. Ep. xc . ... ib.

IN Fourt B09ks. XI. Of Myself.................. ... 214

- --- - Martial, Lib. X. Ep. xlvi ... 215

*} -- --- !. Martial, Lib. X. Ep. xcvi. ... 216

III. ... ... 155 Epitaphium vivi Auctoris .......... •:- ib.

iv. ....... 16, A Proposition for the Advancement of Experi-

mental Philosophy............................... ib.

A Discourse, by way of Vision, concerning the -
Government of Oliver Cromwell ............. 173

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