- Pollard, Arthur, editor
Silver Poets of the Eighteenth Century
Rowman and Littlefield, Totowa, New Jersey, 1976, Wraps, , , Very Good
274 pp. Some Rubbing to front edge of spine and bumping to corners, P.O. has checked off a few poems in the TOC, else fine. Contents: Jonathan Swift: The Humble Petition of Frances Harris; Baucis and Philemon; A Description of the Morning; Cadenus and Vanessa; Horace, Lib. 2. Sat. 6; On Stella's Birth-day; Phillis, Or, the Progress of Love; A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a late Famous General; Stella's Birth-day; The Furniture of a Woman's Mind; Verses on the Death of Dr Swift; The Day of Judgement; A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed; On Poetry: A Rapsody; ¤ Samuel Johnson: On a Lady's presenting a Sprig of Myrtle to a Gentleman; To Miss Hickman playing on the Spinet; London; To Posterity; Prologue to Garrick's 'Lethe'; A Translation of the Latin Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer; To Miss - ; To Miss - ; Stella in Mourning; The Winter's Walk; An Ode; To Lyce, an elderly Lady; Prologue spoken by Mr Garrick; The Vanity of Human Wishes; A New Prologue Spoken at the Representation of Gornus; The Ant; Prologue to 'The Good Natur'd Man'; (Epitaph on William Hogarth); (To Mrs Thrale on her Thirty fifth Birthday); (Lines on Thomas Warton's Poems); Prologue to 'A Word to the Wise'; (Anacreon, Ode ix); A Short Song of Congratulation; On the Death of Dr Robert Levet; Translation of Horace 'Odes' Book IV. Vii; ¤ Oliver Goldsmith: (Prologue of Laberius); The Gift; A Sonnet; An Elegy on that Glory of Her Sex Mrs Mary Blaize; The Double Transformation: A Tale; (Description of an Author's Bed- chamber); On Seeing Mrs **** Perform in the Character of ****; On the Death of the Right Honourable ****; An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog; Song from The Vicar of Wakefield; Edwin and Angelina. A Ballad; The Captivity. An Oratorio; The Traveller or A Prospect of Society; A New Simile, in the Manner of Swift; Verses in Reply to an Invitation to Dinner at Dr Baker's; (Epilogue to The Sister: A Comedy); The Deserted Village ; The Haunch of Venison; (Prologue to Zobeide); Threnodia Augustalis; (Song for She Stoops to Conquer); (First Epilogue Intended for She Stoops to Conquer); (Second Rejected Epilogue to She Stoops to Conquer); Epilogue. Spoken by Mr Lee Lewes, in the Character of Harlequin; Retaliation. A Poem; ¤ Thomas Gray: Ode on the Spring; Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College; Sonnet on the Death of Mr Richard West; Hymn to Adversity; (Hymn to Ignorance. A Fragment); Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes; (The Alliance of Education and Government); (Tophet); Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard; A Long Story; Stanzas to Mr Bentley; The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode; The Bard. A Pindaric Ode; Ode (On the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude); The Fatal Sisters. An Ode; The Descent of Odin. An Ode; The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment; (The Death of Hoel); (Caradoc); (Conan); (Sketch of his own Character); The Candidate; On L(or)d H(olland)'s Seat; Ode for Music; ¤ William Collins: Sonnet; Persian Eclogues; Eclogue the First. Selim; Eclogue the Second. Hassan; Eclogue the Third. Abra; Eclogue the Fourth. Agib and Secander; An Epistle: Addrest to Sir Thomas Hanmer; A Song from Shakespear's Cymbeline; Song; Written on a Paper, which Contained a Piece of Bride Cake . . .; Ode to Pity; Ode to Fear; Ode to Simplicity; Ode on the Poetical Character; Ode, Written in the beginning of the Year 1746; Ode to Mercy; Ode to Liberty; Ode, to a Lady on the Death of Colonel Ross in the Action of Fontenoy; Ode to Evening; Ode to Peace; The Manners. An Ode; The Passions. An Ode for Music; Ode Occasioned by the Death of Mr Thomson; An Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland Considered as the Subject of Poetry Notes; Index of First Lines.