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imagination, variety and force of language, as well as the noblest sentiments and reflections.

The design of the present compilation is, to supply young persors, in the course of a school education, with a greater variety of English poetry than has ever yet been published in one volume, and at an expence that is comparatively trifling and inconsiderable. The poets

from whose works the extracts have been taken are, many of them, the most celebrated which this country has produced ; and others sustain no mean rank in the lists of famę. In borrowing from them, the same freedom is used as has been observed in former collections: and in many instances, where the plan would admit of it, such poems as have received the stamp of universal approbation are inserted entire.

Particular care has at the same time been taken, to admit of nothing into this collection but what is calculated for improvement, or for innocent recreation. As the bees, to borrow a comparison from St. Basil, do not dwell upon every sort of flowers, and even from those they fix upon draw only what is of service for the composition of their precious liquid, the Editor has endeavoured to follow their example: and as in gathering roses we take care to avoid the thorns, he has been careful to gather only, from the authors to whose works he has had recourse, what may be useful and entertaining, without touching any thing that is pernicious.

The first book is composed of pieces on facred and moral subjects : the second, of didactic, descriptive, narrative, and pathetic pieces.

The third book contains extracts from our best dramatic writers, and particularly Shakspeare, of whose works the last edition, by Mr. Malone, has been closely followed.

To the fourth book, which is epic and miscellaneous, the works of Spenser, Milton, and Pope have largely contributed.

The fifth book comilts principally of ludicrous poems, epigrams, songs, ballads, prologues, epilogues, and various other little pieces intended for amusement and diversion.

As such a great variety has unavoidably swelled this work to a very considerable fize, it has been thought proper, in the same manner as in the EXTRACTS in Prose, to insert a new title page nearly in the middle, that it may be bound in one, or in two volumes, according to the with of the purchasers.


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The All-seeing God

Waits 51


Apother Address to the Deity Young

Solemn Thoughts concerning God and Death ib. 57


Alam and Eve's Morning Hymn

ib. 57

Heaven and Hell

Hymn ca Gratitude

Addison 2 Advantages of Early Religion


Hymn oa Providence

ib. ;8

The Danger of Delay

Hinn from the 19th Pfalm

ib. Examples of Early Piety

Arather Hymn

Mrs. Rowe

2 Againit Lying

Arader Hymn

ib. 3 Against Quarrelling and Fighting

Aso-yer, from Psalm 143

Ozilvie 3

Love between Brothers and Sisters

Prila 4th

Merrick 4 Againit Scofing and calling Names

Plain ith

ih. 4 Against Swearing, and taking God's Name in

Mila 6th

ib. 4 vain

Plalm Sch

ib. 5 Against Idleness and Mischief
Pialm 2d
ib. Ś Against Evil Company

ib. 00

ib. Aguinit Pride in Clothes

The Sth Plalm translated

Pirt 6 Obedience to Parents

ib. 60

Piala 24th paraphrased

ib. 60

ib. 6 The Child's Complaint

Piln 25th

ib. 60


7 A Morning and Evening Song

Kalm 46th paraphrased

ib. 6

ib. 7 For the Lord's Day Morning

Bilm goth paraphrased

ib. 63

ib. 7

For the Lord's Day Evening

Pain 141th paraphrafed

is, 6

ib. & The Ten Commandments paraphrased, &c.

The sd Chapter of Job

ib. 61

ib. Our Saviour's Golden Rule



The 25th Chapter of Job paraphrased

. 61

Duty to God and our Neighbour

The song of Moses (Exod. XV.) paraphrased ib. 1o | The Hofunna; or, Salvation afcribed to Christ ib. 65

ib. 65

The 13th Psalm paraphrased

ib. 11 Glory to the Father, &c.

Blacklock 12

Hymn to the Supreme Being

The Sluggard

ib. 61

Apother Hymn

Innocent Play

ib. 63

Asher Hymn

The Role

ib. 62

ib. 63

Hymn on the Seasons

Thomson 14 The Thief

Hemn for Noming

Parnell 15

The Ant, or Emmet

ib. 62

ib. 62

Hrin fo: Noon

ib. 15 | Good Resolutions

Hinn for Evening

A Summer Evening

The Soal in Sorrow

ib. 16 A Cradle Hymn

The Happy Man

ib. 16 The Nunc Dimittis

Merrick 63

The Way to Happiness

ib. 17 The Benedicite paraphrased

The Convert's Love

ib. 17 The Ignorance of Man

A Defire to Praise

ib. 17 | The Trials or Virtue

Oa Happiness in this Life

ib. 19 Christ's Pasion

Pitt 66

ib. 18 A Funeral Hymn

Maldet 67

0. Dvine Love, by meditating on the Wounds

Veni Creator Spiritus paraphraded Dryden 67


A Night Piece

Miss Curtig 07

The averíal Prayer

Pepe 19

Ode to Melancholy

ib. 68

Meb, a Sacred Eclogue

ib. 20 Written at Midnight in a Thunder Storm ib. 68

A Night Piece on Death

Parneil 21 Elegy on the Death of Lady Coventry Mayon 69

Llegy in a Country Church-Yard Gray 21 Elegy to a young Nobleman

Poricus 22

The Choice of Hercules

Lowb =0

Parnell 73

The Grave

B'air 25 The Hermit

Hppiness to be found in Virtue alone Pope 31

The Fire-Side

the Eternity of the Supreme Being

Smar! 32 Visions

a the Immensity of the Supreme Being

ib. 33 Fables

by the late Mr. Gay 95-115

On the Omniscience of the Supreme Being

is, 34 Various Extracts

Young 115-134

O. the Power of the Supreme Being
ib. 36 Fables for the Female Sex

Moore 132-15
Ca the Goodness of the Supreme Being

Fables from Wikio, Whitebead, Curion,

Ode to Wisdom

Mifs Carler 38 and Merrick


Bryse 39

Know thyself

Arbuibnot 156

The Day of Judgment

Glyon 47

Lcitons of Wifiom

Armilrong 15?


Mrs. Barbauld 50 Pain arising from Virtuous Emotions, &c. Akenfide 158

An address to the Deity

ib. si 12:25hrile of PL. 7.1. 16, 17

Mifs Hilliams 159

A Suniner Evening's Meditation

ib. 52 Paraphrule on laiah 44. 15

Hrano Content

ib. 160

ib. 53 Paraphrafe on Matt. 7. 12

ib. 54 Paraphrase on the latter Part of Matt. VI. Thomson 166

ib. 163

Deípondency, 20 Ode

Burns 54 Reflections on a Future State

The Frailti and Foliy of Van

Birns 101

Prior. 54 | A Prayer in the P:opect of Death

Lovib 161

Paraphrafe on the 6th Chapter of Matthew Thomfon 55 Gencalory of Chritt

Sengs of Praise

Walls 55 On the Death of Frederick P. of Wales Storneni 163

Excelkacy of the Bible

Emily room

Wurts 57 Death


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THA Pastoral

ib. 415

ib. 419

ib, 424
ib. 425

ib. 425

ib. 429

Collins 437

ib. 447





THE Traveller

Go!!fmith 167 | Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College Gray 415

A Paitoral

Pope 170 | Ode to Adverfity

Windfor Foreit

The Progress of Poefy, a Pindaric Ode ib. 416

Two Chorusses to the Tragedy of Brutus

The Bard, a Pindaric Ode

ib. 417

Ode on Solitude

ib. 180 | The Fatal Sifters

ib. 418

The dving Christian to his Soul

ib. "13" | The Descent of Odin
Eilay on Criticisin
ib. 180 The Triumphs of Owen

ib, 40

Rape of the lock

ib. 186 | Ode on the Installation of the Duke of Grafton ib. 420

Elegy to the Memory of an unfortunate Lady ib. 193 ) A Prayer for Indifference

Greville 4:1

Prologue to Cato

ib. 194 | The Fairy's Answer Countess of C- 42 I

Epilogue to Jane Shore

ib. 19+ The Beggar's Petition

Axon 422

The Temple of Fame

ib. 195 Pollio. An Elegiac Ode

Mickle 422

Happy Life of a Country Parfon

ib. 199 The Tears of Scotland

Smollet 424

Eiliy cn Man

ib. 199 Ode to Mirch

Moral Erays

ib. 212 Ode to Leven Water

Epittle to Mr. Addison

ib. 22

Songe to Aila, &c.

Chatterton 425

Prologue to the Satires

ib. 223 | Brittowe Tragedie, &c.

Satires and Epistles of Horace imitated ib. 2:7 | The Mynitrelles Songe in Ælia, &c.

ib. 428

Epilogue to the Satires

ib. 2;'Chorus in Goddu yn

Iritations of Horace

ib. 2.42 Grungar Alal

Dyer 429

The Deserted Village
Goldsmith 245 A Monody on the Death of his Lady Ld Lytteltor

. 43 ?

Edwin and Angelina

ib. 2+8 A Winter Piece

Aron. 433

A Panegyric

Haller 2:9 The School Mistress

Shenftone 434

Cooper's Hill

Din am 251 Orienial Eclogues

On Cowley's Death, &c.

ib. 25+ The Splendid Shilling

J. Phillips 439

Etay on Translated Verie

Rofcommon 255 | A: Epiltle to a Lady

Nugent 441

Ablalom and Achiophel

Drydin 25 Alexander's Feast

Dryden 442

Palamon and Arcite

ib. 276 Epistle to the Earl of Dorset

Phillips 443

Religio Laici

ib. 295 i The Man of Sorrow

Greville 414

Mac Fleckooe

ib. 2,9 Monoly to the Memory of a young Lady' Shaw 444

Eilay on Satire Dryden & Buckingham 301 An Evening Address to a Nightingale
Cymon and Iphigenia
Dryden 39; Ode to Narcissa

Smoilet 443

Letter to Lord Halifax

Additin 308 Elegy, in Imitation of Tibulius

ib. 448

The Campaign

ib. 309 Propagation of the Gospel in Greenland Cowper 448

Allegory on Man

Parnell 13 On slavery, and the Slave Trade

ib. 418

The Book Worm

ib. 314 On Liberty, and in Praile of Mr. Howard
Imitation of French Verses

ib. 315 On Domeitic Happiness, &c.
Ad Annicos

Wit 315 On the Employments of what is called an Ide
Hymn to Contentment

Parnell 316

An Address to Ivinter

Cowper 317 The Pit comes in, &c.

Liberty renders England preferable to other Na- A Fragment

Mulle! 451

tions, &c.

ib. 317 Ode to Evening

J. Warion 452

Description of a Poet

ib. ini l'is.

An Elecy

Malon 452

Love Elegies

ib. 318 Epistolary Vertes, &c.

Lloyd +53

Exay on Poetry
Buckingh.197 3:0 Ode to Arthur Onslow, Esq.


The Chace

Somerville 323 Oje to Melancholy

Ogilvie 455

Rural Sports

Gay 3.0 Ode to the Genius of Shakíceure

ib. 456

Love of Fane

Young :43 Ode to Time, &c.

Cattle of lodolence

Tbom in 30+ Ole to Evening
To the Merno"y of Sir Isaac Newton ib. 378 Ode to Innocence

. 463

Hymn on Situde

ib. 379 Hyınn to Science

Library Mag. 460

Hymn to Darkness

Yuzlden 380 Address to a young Gentlema:) at School Duncan 461

On Education

Ipejt 380 Ettutions on quitting an Academic Life

Anon. 462

A Birth-day Thought

388 | Addreis to Senibility

Mrs. Yearfiy 462

A Moral Reflection

389 | Address to Indifference

On Eternity

Gibbons 389 Morning; or the Complaint

Gregory 434

Triumph of Ias

T. Wirton 389 Evening, or the Fugitive

ib. 465

Inscription in a Hermitage

ib. 391 Description of a Parith Poor-House Crabbe 496

A Monody

ib. 392 Description of a Country Apothecary

ib. 467

On the Denih of George II.

ib. 392 Description of a Country Clergyman visiting

On the Marriage of the King

the Sick

ib. 467

On the Birth of the Prince of Wales

ib. 393 | The Reason for describing the Vices of the

Ole co Sleep


ib. 467

Artur. 467

The Himler

ib. 394 | Apology for Vagrantes

The First of April

ib. 395 Epistle to a young Gentleman on his leaving

The Suicide

Econ School

Ruberis 467

Ode sent to a Friend

. 396 Great Cities, and London in particular, allowed

Art of Preferring Health

Arrz/rong 397

their due Praise

Couper 468

Ode on the Soring

Gry 414 The Want of Discipline in the English Univer-

Ode on the Death of a Farourire Cat

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ib. 414

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Habes the freedom of the Man whom Grace The Wearisomeness of what is commonly called

Inkes free, &c.

Cowper 469 a Life of Pleasure

Cowper 471

That Philofophy which stops at Secondary Causes Satirical Review of our Trips to France


The Pulpit the Engine of Reformation

Rural Sounds as well as Sights delightful ib. 471 : The Petit Maitre Clergyman




Sebatian and Dorax

Dryden 109 In what Manner Princes ought to be taught Mallet 164

Anony and Ventidius

ib. UI True End of Royalty

ib. 16+

Theodosius and Marcian

The real Duty of a King

Rowe 165

Goiter and Hastings

Rowe 116 Character of a good King

Tb for 165

Guftavus and Dalecarlians

Brouke 117

The Guilt of bad Kings

Mallet 165

Gutavus and Cristiero

ib. 118

The true End of Life

Thomson 16;

Brutas and Titus

The fame

Johnson 165

Lady Randolph, Lord Randolph, and young A Lion overcome by a Man

Lee 165

Norval, not known at the Time to be Lady Character of an excellert Man

Rowe 165

Randolph's Son

Home 121 Virtue the only true Source of Nobility Tbomjon 65

Young Narval informs Lord Randolph how he The happy Effects of Mis toi tune

ib. 166

acquired a Knowledge in the Art of War ib. 122 Description of the Morning

Otway 166

Douglas's Soliloquy in the Wood, waiting for Another

Lee 166

lały Randolph, after he was known to be her The charming Notes of the Nightingale ib. 166


ib. 122

I he same

Rowe 166


Addifon 122 A worthless Person can claim no Merit from the

Phedra and Hippolitus

Virtue of his Anicitors

Reave 166

The Happiness of a Free Government Jobsson 163 The Love of our Country the greatest of Vir-

The Killing of a Boar

Otway 163 tues

Thorsun 166

I'cícription of a Populous City

Young 163

The same

W birebiad 166

Rural Courtship

Lrydın 163 | In what Philosophy really confiits

Thomjon 166

Description of a Person left on a Desert Island Scipio restoring the Captive Mistress to her Royal

Tbomjor 163 Lover

ib. 167

The first Feats of a Young Eagle Rowe 163 | The Blesiings of Peace

The true End of Education

ib. 163


Filia) Piety

Mallit 163 Prudence

The same

Thomjor 16 Description of Ships appearing at a Distance, and

Bad Fortune more easily borne than good Ruwe 164

approaching the Shore

Dryden 167

Despair never to be indulged

Philips 164 Virtue preferable to Rank

Ruure 168

A Friend to Freedom can never be a Traitor Description of an ancient Cathedral Corgreve 368

Tbomson 164 Description of a Triumph

Lee 168

Description of a Hag

Orway 164 A Shepherd's Life happier than a King's Hill 168

Happiness the inseparable Companion of Virtue Virtue its own Reward

Rowe 168

Rowe 164 | No Difficulties insuperable to the Prudent and

Honour superior to Justice

Thomjon 164 Brave

ib. 168


POPE'S HOMER'S ILIAD. Hector and Andromache's Parting, &c.

MBASSY of Ulyfles, Phænix, and Ajax,

Priam's Interview with Achilles

to Achilies, to folicit Achilles's Recon. Description of Jupiter

ciliation-- Picture of the Simplicity and Tem- Awful Description of the Deities engaged in the

perance of ancient Times



Conference between Achilles and llector at the Description of the Grecian Army when march-

Time of that Engagement which proved fa- ing against the Trojans


tal to the last-mentioned Hero



Speeches of Achilies and Hector, after the last- L'lyfres on a desolate Inand- the Gods afsemble

mentioned Hero was mortaily wounded 173

- Description of the Morning, &c.

Hecior and jax; Generosity of Courage in these The Consequences of Sensuality pointed out by

Heroes. Dialogue between them

173 the Story of Circe, &c.


Ajar and Hector exchange Presents after their The Inchantments of an idle Life, and the Evils

bloody Encounter, and part in Friendship 173 that attend Inactivity and Pleasure, &c. 180

Character of Agamemnon

174 The Song which the Syrens address to Ulyses

Agamemnon's Speech to Menelaus when he was Relation of the Dog Argus, &c.

about to spare the Life of a young Trojan 174 Advice of Pallas to Vlylles, before he goes to the

Speech of Ulyffes to Agamemnon, when the Court of the Phæacians


latter proposed to quit the Phrygian Coast, &c. 174 Pompous Description of the Royal Palace and

Diomed's Reproach of Agamemnon

174 Gardens of the Phæacians


Ne tor's Approval of Diomed's insoient Rebuke 174 Ulysses' ariful Address, &c.


Character of Therlites; his Speech to low Dif- Ulyffes left seated with Alcino’s and his Queen;

fenfions in the Army; and Ulysses' Reply 174 the discovering the Garment that was lent him

Helen's Lameniation over Hector's dead Body 175 by Nausicaa questions him on that Head, &c.


Roueat of Ajax

275 Ulyffes at the Phæacian Games



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Description ci the ancient Honours which were Discourse between Adun and Eve retiring to

conterred on Poetry and Music

183 Reit, with the Description of their Bower 15!

Introduction to the Sury of Polyphemus 18+ Wedded Love

Discovery of Ulyfles by Euryclea

184! Adam's Morning Salutation, and Eve's Dream

Vlytles spares the Lite of Premius

184 | The Battle of Angels

Viyles discovered by Penelope

184 | The Angels' second Battle, and the Meffiab's

Ulyfles discovers himseit to his Father

184 Victory on the Third Day



Formation of the World, and Man, related by

Description of the Vifion conjured up by Alecto- Raphael to Adam

Image of Armida and Attendants, &c.

186 Adam's Account of himself to Raphael

Description of Armida's wonderful Parrot 186

Eve's Ascendancy over Adam, &c.

GLOVER'S LE () NIDAS. Adam's Advice to Eve to avoid Temptation

Leonidas's Address to his Countrymen

181 God's Sentence in Paradise


Leonidas's Answer to the Persian Ambassador 187 Adam's Soliloquy after his Fall

Pathetic Farewel of Leonidas to his Wife, &c. 187 Christ interceding with his father for Adam, and

Characters of Teribazus and Ariana

the Almighty's Reply


Ariana and Polydorus come by Night into the L'ALLEGRO

Milton 25

Persian Camp


ib. 215


ib. 2:6

Duessa weeping over her Enemy, &c.

189 Various Extracts

From obe Same 219-222

Description of Lucifera's Palace

189 Various Descriprions from SPENSER 222—242

Lucitera alcending her Coach

190 Sonnets, by Smith


Description of Prince Arthur in his Habiliments Elegs to Pity

Anon. 24+

of War

Igo Extract from a Poem on his own approaching

Description of Diana with her Nymphs, returned Death

Michael Bruce 244

from the Chace, and preparing to bathe 199 Sonnets, by Miss Williams


Delcription of a Garden


Rural Elegance

Sbenstone 245

Description of the Garden of Adonis

Igo The Bastard

Savage 243

Devastation which Time makes in this Garden 190 | On the Recovery of a Lady of Quality from the

Description of Jupiter


Small Pox

Guyon conducted by Mammon through a Cave 191 | Odes, &c. from

Collins 249--253

Deicription of Despair, and her Speech

191 To a Mouse, on turning her up in her Neft with


Burns 253

The Arrival of Satan at Hell, and the Allegoty To a Mountain Daisy
of Sin and Death

193 Epistle to Thomas Lambard, Esq.

Milton's Address to the Sun

195 Ode to the Right Hon. Lord John Gower

ib. 263

Address from the Deity to his Son

195 Effay on unnatural Flights in Poetry Lansdowne 264

Satan's Addreís to the Sun

196 To Mr. Spence

Pitt 264

Description of Adam and Eve


On Freedom. Written at an Inn


Adam's Address to Eve, relative to the Tree of | The Pious Sailor.

An Ode


Knowledge, and Eve's Reply

197 | The Enquiry. Written in the last Century 26;

ib. 219

ib. 237
Fenton 259

Graves 33+

BOOK V. Cousining of Ludicrous Poems, Epigrams, Epitaphs, Odes, Classical Songs, Ballads,

Prologues, Epilogues, and various other little Pieces calculated for Recreation.


"He Diverting History of John Gilpin Onze per 265 , The Country Parson's Blessings


An Evening Conteniplation in a Colle, e On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket being picked
Duscombe 263 of his Watch


The Three Warnings

Mrs. Turale 2009 The Happy Fire-Side


The Cit's Country Box

Llisd 270 The Retrospect of Lite


Report of an adjudged Case not to be found in An Invitation into the Country

any of the Books

Cowper 271 Invitation to the Feathered Race

On the Birth-Day of Shakspeare Berenger 272

Address to a Nightingale

Ibomssn 33+

On the Invertion of Letters

272 Retaliation

Goldfmiib 335

The Answer


Lines from Dr. Barnard to Dr. Goldsmith


On a Spider

Dr. Littleton 272 On Goldsmith's Characteristicaf Cookery Garrick 337

'The Extent of Cookery

Shenjtone 272 Jupiter and Mercury

Slenderis Ghost •

ib. 272 The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch

Gay 337

Hamlet's Soliloquy imitated

Jago 273 A Receipt for itewing Veal

ib. 338

To the Memory of Gearge Lewis Langton, Eiq. Various Pieces from

Jobnfon 338–341

who died on his Travels to Rome

Shipley 273


The Brewer's Coachman

Taylor 273 | The Old Cheese

King 342

Ode on the Death of a Bulunch Willius 273 The Pilgrims and Peas

Peter Pindar 343

Various, from

A Country Bumpkin and Razor-Seller

'To Miss Lucy Fortescue

Lyttelton 274 Various, from

Somerville 344—348

To Mr. Weit at Wickliam

ib. 274 Epitaph on Miss Basnet, in Pancras Church-yard 343

Various Extracts froin

SHIFT 275—286

An Ode

Tbomfort 349

On the Death of Dr. Swift

286 On Time
EPIGRAMS, Epitaphs, and other Pieces 290-~327 SONGS, Ballads, &c.

Morc Extracts from
COWPER 327-333! Prologues and Epilogues




Anon. 349

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