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CONTENTS

PAGL

Rasselas; a Tale ......... | To Miss Hickman, playing on the Spin-

net . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

POEMS.

Par aphrase of Proverbs chap vi. verses 6,

7, 8, 9, 10, 11. . . . . . . . ib.

London. ........... 47 Horace, Lib. iv. Ode vii, translated . .

The vanity of Human Wishes . .... 51 Anacreon, ode ix. ..........

Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick, at the Lines written in ridicule of certain Poems

opening the Theatre Royal, Drury

Published in 1777 ....

Lane . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Parody of a Translation from the Medea

Irene ; a Tragedy . . . . . . . . . 56 of Euripides .

..

Prologue to the “ Masque of Comus” . . 80 Translation of the two first Stanzas of the

Prologue to the Comedy of - The Good. Song * Rio Verde, Rio Verde." .. 89

natured Man." . . . . . . . . ib. Imitation of the style of *• . . . . ib.

Prologue to the Comedy of " A Word to Burlesque of some Lines of Lopez de Vega ib.

the Wise" . . . . . . . . . ..

Translation of some Lipes at the end of

Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Baretti's Easy Phraseology . . . . ib.

Midsummer . . .

ib. Improviso Translation of a Distich on the

Autumn . .

Duke of Modena's running away from

Winter .......

the Comet in 1742 or 1743 , . . . ib.

The Winter's Walk ......ib. Improviso Translation of some Lines of

To Miss ****, on her giving the Author a

Mons. Benserade à son Lit .... ib.

Gold and Silk Network Purse of her Epitaph for Mr. Hogarth ...... ib.

own weaving . . . . . . . . 83 Translation of some Lines written un-

To Miss ****, on her playing upon the der a Print representing Persons Skait-

Harpsichord in a Room hung with

ing . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Flower-pieces of her own painting , ib. Impromptu Translation of the same .. ib.

Ever

ning: an Ode. To Stella . . . . ib. To Mrs. Tbrale, on her completing her

To the same . . . . . . . . . ib.

Thirty-fifth year . ... ...

To a Friend . . . . . . . . . . | Impromptu Translation of an Air in the

Stella in Mourning . . . . . . . . ib. Clemenza de Tito of Metastasio...

To Stella . .. ........ ib. Translation of a Speech of Aquileio in the

Verses written at the request of a Gentle-

Adriano of Metastasio . . . . . .

man to whom a Lady had given a Sprig Poemata . . . . . . . . . . . .

of Myrtle . . . . . .

.

.

. 105

. . ib. Friendship. An Ode

.

.

ib.

To Lady Firebrace, at Bury Assizes.85 Translation from the Medea of Euripides. ib.

To Lyce, an elderly Lady ...... ib.

On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet.. LIVES OF EMINENT PERSONS.

Epitaph on Claude Phillips ..... 86

Epitaphium in Thomam Hanmer, Baro Father Paul Sarpi . . . . . . . . 109

nettum . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Boerhaave . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Parapbrase of the above, By Dr. Johnson . ib. | Blake . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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Sir Francis Drake ......

. 126 | Preface to “ An Essay on Milton's use and

Barretier . . . . . . . .'.

imitation of the Moderns in his Para-

Additional Account . . . . 154 dise Lost" . . . . . . . . . . 385

Morin . . . .

. . .

.

.

. 157 Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned

Burman.

. . 159 by his Vindication of Milton, &c. By

Sydenham .. ....

. . 169 William Lauder, A. M. . . . . . 387

Cheynel ....

Testimonies concerning Mr. Lauder .. 391

Cave ......

. . 172 An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the

King of Prussia . ..

. . 185 Longitude . . . . . . . . . . 395

Browne . . .

. . 190 Considerations on the Plans offered for the

Ascham . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Construction of Blackfriars Bridge · 399

Some thoughts on Agriculture, both An-

LETTERS, selected from the Collection of Mrs.

cient and Modern; with an Account of

the Honour due to an English Farmer 401

Piozzi and others.

Further Thoughts on Agriculture . . . 403

LETTER

Considerations on the Corn Laws ... 405

I. To Mr. James Elphinston . . . . 211
II. to LIII. To Mrs. Thrale .. . ib.

MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS, &c.

LIV. To Mrs. Piozzi ....... 242

A complete Vindication of the Licensers

of the Stage from the malicious and

scandalous Aspersions of Mr. Brooke 409

PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS,

Preface to the Gentleman's Magazine,
with Preface by the Rev. George

1738 . . . . . . . . . . . . 415

Straban, D. D. . . . . . . . . 245 An Appeal to the Public. From the Gen-

tleman's Magazine, March, 1739. . 416

PHILOLOGICAL TRACTS, &c. Considerations on the Case of Dr. T[rapp]'s

Sermons abridged by Mr. Cave .. 418

The Plan of an English Dictionary .. 289 Letter on Fire-works ....... 420

Preface to the English Dictionary ... 297 Proposals for Printing by Subscription

Advertisement to the Fourth Edition of the

“ Essays in Verse and Prose, by Anna

English Dictionary. ... .. 308 Williams” . . . . . . . 421

Preface to the Octavo Edition of the Eng- A Project for the Employment of Authors ib.

lish Dictionary ........ ib. Preface to the Literary Magazine, 1756 . 424

Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy A Dissertation upon the Greek Comedy,

of Macbeth, with Remarks on Sir T.

translated from Brumoy . . . . . 426 ?

Hanmer's Edition of Shakspeare . . 309 General Conclusion to Brumoy's Greek

Proposals for Printing the Dramatic Works

Theatre . . . . . . . . . 4431

of William Shakspeare . . . . . 323

Preface to Shakspeare ....... 326 DEDICATIONS. ..... 450—456

General Observations on the Plays of

Shakspeare ......... 345 Preface to Payne's New Tables of Interest 456

An Account of the Harleian Library . . 353 Thoughts on the Coronation of his present

Preface to the Catalogue of the Harleian

Majesty King George the Third . . 457

Library .......... 357 Preface to the Artists' Catalogue for 1762 461

An Essay on the Origin and Importance of

Small Tracts and Fugitive Pieces, | OPINIONS ON QUESTIONS OF LAW.

written for the Introduction of the

Harleian Miscellany . . . . . . 358 On School Chastisement . . . . . . 462

A view of the Controversy between Mons.

On Vicious intromission . . . . . . 463

Crousaz and Mr. Warburton on the On Lay-Patronage in the Church of Scot-

subject of Mr. Pope's Essay on Man 361 land . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

Preliminary Discourse to the London On Pulpit Censure ........ 467

Chronicle . . . . . . . . . . 363

Introduction to the “ World Displayed” . 364 REVIEWS AND CRITICISMS.

Preface to the “ Preceptor : containing a

General Plan of Education" ... 372 Du Halde's History of China . . . . 469

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Rolt's Dictionary . . . . . 378 Account of the Conduct of the Dutchess of

the Translation of Father Lobo's

Marlborough ......... 470

Voyage to Abyssinia . . . . . . 381 Memoirs of the Court of Augustus, by

An Essay on Epitaphs ....... 382 Thomas Blackwell, J. U. D. ... 472

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Four Letters from Sir I. Newton to Dr. On the Bravery of the English Common

Bentley . . . . . . . . . . . 475 I Soldiers . . . . . . . . . . 567

Journal of Eight Days' Journey from The False Alarm, 1770. ...... 568

Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames, Thoughts on the late Transactions respect-

&c. To which is added, An Essay on

ing Falkland's Islands, 1771.... 597

Tea. By Mr. H***** . . . . . 476 The Patriot : addressed to the Electors of

Reply to a paper in the Gazetteer, May 26,

Great Britain, 1774. . . . . . . 609

1757 . . . . . . . . . . . . 480 Taxation no Tyranny: an Answer to the

Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope 482 Resolutions and Address of the Ameri-

A Free Enquiry into the Nature and Origin

can Congress, 1775 ....... 613

of Evil . . . . . . . . . . . 485

History of the Royal Society of London, by
Thomas Birch, D. D....... 496

Joe JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN IS-

The General History of Polybius, tran-

LANDS OF SCOTLAND.

slated by Mr. Hampton . . . . . 497

St. Andrew's . . . . . . . . . .028
Miscellanies on Moral and Religious Sub-

Aberbrothic .......
jects, by Elizabeth Harrison . . . . ib.

... 630

Montrose . . . . . . . . . . . 631

Historical and Critical Enquiry into Dr.

Aberdeen . .... ..

. . ib.

Tytler's “ Evidence produced by the

| Slanes Castle. The Buller of Buchan. . 633

Earls of Moray and Morton against

Bamff. . . . .

Mary Queen of Scots”. ....ib.

. . . . . . .

Elgin . . . . . . . . . . .

.685

TALES OF IMAGINATION. Fores. Calder. Fort George . . .

Inverness . . . . . . . . . . . 636

The Vision of Theodore, the Hermit of Lough Ness . . . . . . . .

697

Teneriffe . . . . . . . . . • 501 Fall of Fiers

The Fountains, a Fairy Tale .... Fort Augustus . . .

.639

ib.

THE ADVENTURER ..... 511

Glensheals . . . . .

.641

POLITICAL TRACTS.

The Highlands. ..

642

Marmor Norfolciense ; or, an Essay on an Glenelg .....

ancient Prophetical Inscription in Sky. Armidel . ...
Monkish Rhyme lately discovered near Coriatachan in Sky ....

646

Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . 565 Raasay . . . . . .

618

Observations on the State of Affairs in 1756 574 Dunvegan . . . . . .

651

An Introduction to the Political State of Ulinish . . . . . . . .

653

Great Britain . . . . . . . . 577 Talisker in Sky . . .

654

Observations on the Treaty between his Ostig in Sky . . .

. . 655

Britannic Majesty and his Imperial Col . . . . . .

671

Majesty of all the Russias .... 584 Grissipol in Col ..

672

Introduction to the Proceedings of the Com

. ib.

mittee appointed to manage the Contri Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 673

butions for Clothing French Prisoners Ulva . . . . . . . . . . . .

.674

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of War. .......... 586 | Inch Kenneth ....

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