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ELEGANT EXTEACTS

BEING A

COPIOUS SELECTION ,,

OF

INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING

PASSAGES,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT

BRITISH POETS.



VOLUME II.



BOOK III. IV.

DIDACTIC (including fables), DESCRIPTIVE,
NARRATIVE, AND PASTORAL.



LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN SHARPE PICCADILLY, AND;

HECTOil Mc«LEAN 16, SALISBURY STREET,

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CONTENTS.



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BOOK III. 1 9 I

DIDACTIC PIECES, INCLUDING FABLES. ^ « ^ kAir

Page "^

CONTEMPLATION Thomson. I

A farewell to the vanities of the world Sir II. Wotton. i

False greatness Watts. 4

On happiness Pope. 6

On virtue Pope. 3

The happy man Sir H. Wotton. 10

The choice of Hercules Spetice. 1 1

The golden verses of Pythagoras .... Fitzgerald. 21

Lessons of wisdom -. Armstrong. 2*

Lessons taught by the miseries of human life Thomson, 26

Virtuous emotions attended with pleasure . . Akenside. 28

Selfishness reproved Pope. 31

On cruelty to animals Cmvper. 33

Various effects of pride Young. 35

The emptioess of riches Young. 37

The riches of a poor man Randolph. 38

A contented mind better than a kitigdom . Lord Vaux. 40

A hymn to contentment Parnell. 4l

Oa exercise Armstrong. 44

Diseases the consequences of intemperance . Ogilvie. ib.

Panacea, or the grand restorative .... Graves. 46

A caution for courtly damsels Sylvester. 48

Advice to a lady Lyttelton. 49

Precepts of conjugal happiness .... Langhome. 53

The fire-side Cotton. 57

Ode en classic education Anoiiymous. 60

Epistle to a young gentleman leavin? Eton School

Dr. Roberts. 63

The actor Lloyd. 63

Pnlpit eloquence Polwhek. 68

VOL. 11. a



CONTENTS.

Rage

On taste Akenside. 76

The natural and moral advantages of a cultivated edu-
cation Akenside. 78

Power and dignity of verse Coivper. 80

Satire mischievous, unless directed by virtue '. Cottper. 82
Rules for writing well . . . Duke of Buckingham. 84
Character and duty of a true critic .... Pope. 89
Causes that mislead the judgment in criticising the

•writings of others Pope. 95

The shepherd and the philosopher Gay, 102

The lion, tiger, and traveller Gay. 104

The eagle and assembly of animals Gay. \ 07

The miser and Phitus Gay. 108

The turkey and the ant Gay. 110

The father and Jupiter Gay. Ill

The court of death - ... Gay. 113

The countryman and j*f>it« . . . . Gay. Hi

The man, the cat, the dog, and the fly .... Gay. 119

The pack-horse and the carrier Gay. 124

The cookmaid, turnspit, and ox Gay. 128

The lady and the wasp Gay. 130

The young lady and the looking-glass .... M'ilkic. 132

The boy and the rainbow TTllkie. 135

The rake and hermit Wilkie. 137

The youth and the philosopher . . . W. JVJdtehead. 140
Tbe nightingale and glow-worm Ccwper. 113



CONTENTS.

BOOK IV.

DESCRIPTIVE, NARRATIVE, AND PASTORAL.

Page

THE schoolmistress Shenstone. l45

Defects of education Cowper. ISff

The distiuction between wisdom and knowledge Quarles. 15S

The birth of manly virtue Swift. 160

The blessings of industry Thomson.. 164

Hymn to light Coivley. 168

Invocation to light Milton, ill

The blind boy Colley Cibher. 173

Verses written for, and given in print to, a beggar Mallet. 1 7 A

Satan's address to the sun Milton, nry

Eve's description of what first befelhei after her creation

Ibid. 178
Adam and Eve as first seen by Satan, described . Ibid. 179
Picture of a winter evening's amusement . . Cowper. "VfM

Picture of a virtuous young woman Duke. 181

Happiness^f Eve in Adam's company . . . Milton. \%2.

Domestic love and happiness Thomson. 183

Few happy matches ......... Watts. 185

Friendship Yloop. 187

The same subject Johnson. 188

Man Young. 139

The different periods ot life described . . Churchill, ib.

The gentleman Savage. 192

The man of Ross Pope. 193

The cameleon Merrick. 194

The fate of a gentleman jocky Cowper. 196

The cit's retirement Cowper. 197

The cit's country box Lloyd. 198

Description of a parish poor hoaic .... Crabbe. 202

A description of night Milton. 204

Another description . Young, ib.



CONTENTS.

Page

Address to gold Theobald. 205

Description of winter at Copeuhagea . . . Phillips. 206

A man perisbing in tbe snow Thomson. 208

A harvest scene, with the story of I'alemon and Lavinia

Thomson. 210

Celadon and Amelia Thomson. 215

Junio and Theana Grainger. 217

Description of the Thames and of stag-hunting Denham. 221

The field of battle Penrose. 227

Tbe battle of Blenheim Anthology. 229

Hobenlinden {,:,... Campbell. 231

Orongar Hill = Dyer. 233

The country walk Dyer. 237

Tbe winter's walk Dr. Johnson. 242

Tbe tears of Old May-day Lovibond. 243

Tbe hermit '^Beattie. 248

The fond shepherd to his love Marlotv. 250

Tbe nymph's reply Sir Walter Raleigh. 251

Tbe primrose Careiv. 252

Tbe inquiry Carciv. ib.

Hymn to Cynthia B. Jonson. 253

To tbe cuckoo Logan. 254

The blackbirds Jagv. 255

Tbe dying kid Shenstone. 258

Health : an eclogue Parnell. 260

Morning: a pastoral Cunningham. 202

Noon: a pastoral Cunningham. 264

Evening: a pastoral Cunningham. 265

Content; a pastoral Cunningham. 267

Pbffibe : a pastoral Byrom. 268

Colin's complaint ' Rone. 271

A pastoral ballad, in four parts .... Shenstone.

1. Absence 273

2. Hope 274

3. Solicitude 277

4. Disappointmen 279

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