Monody on Garrick.
North-Shileds: Printed by W. Kelley, . . . , M,DCC,XC.
To form a popular and pleasing collection of such Poems as are not very generally known, has been the chief design of the Editor, in which he has spared neither pains nor expence. To say in what degree his intentions have been effected, must be left to the judgement of the Public, whose candour and encouragment he most respectfully solicits.
Those Gentlemen who so kindly favoured him, for the purpose of selection, with such Books as he could not otherwise have easily procured, are desired to accept his sincere thanks; particularly the Gentleman, by whose assistance he has been enabled to embellish and enrich this collection with Verses from the Rev. Mr. Bishop to his Lady,--Lines on reading the Sorrows of Werter,--The Curate-- and the Manuscript Poems of the late ingenious Mr Bedingfeld. [iii / iv]
Notwithstanding the endeavours to be correct in the Printing, some mistakes may be found, but as it is believed they only consist in the omitting or misplacing of a Point or a Letter, (except in one or two instances, they will be easily noticed, and which the reader it is hoped will excuse.
[all names of authors are italicized.]
Hermit of Warkworth, Bishop Percy. 1
Verses sent to a Lady, with a Knife, Bishop. 48
On reading the Sorrows of Werter, Mrs. Peckard. 55
The Indian Philosopher, Dr. Watts. 56
The Lawyer's Prayer, 58
An Address to the Gout, 64
Apostrophe to Good Nature, Miss Moore, 65
Ode to Death, Della Crusca 68
Verses made at Sea in a Heavy Gale, 70
Letter from Marseilles to his Sisters, Dr. Lisle. 71
To a Spendthrift disinherited, 74
The Art of Dancing, Soame Jennyns. 75
The Gift of the Gods, G.A. Stevens. 94
Affectation of Delicacy ridiculed, Dr. Young. 96
The Man of Taste, Branstone. 97
The Female Seducers, Brooke. 109
Description of a Parish Poor House, &c. Crabbe. 127
Apology for Vagrants, ibid. 131
The Incurious, Dr. King. 132
The Three Warnings, Mrs. Thrale. 134
The Peasant and his Ass, 138
The Cotter's Saturday Night, Burns. 139
To a Mouse on turning up her Nest, ibid. 146
To a Mountain Daisy, ibid. 148
The Vicar of Welland's Monumental Inscription, 150
The Sportmsan, Rev. Gerald Fitzgerald. 151
A Sketch of Edwin, from the Minstrell, Beattie. 158
History of Porsenna, king of Russia, Dr. Lisle. 159
The Curate. A Fragment, 189
Prologue spoken at Winchester Theatre, Warton. 191
Duncan. A Fragment, 193
The Cobler, 198
Orthodox Advice, 200
Madness, Penrose. 201
Th Three Travellers, 204
An Elegy on the Death of two Goldfinches, 207
The Ocean, 210
A Dish of Tea, 212
Verse left at a Chop House, 213
A Sonnet, 214
A Gentleman to a Surgeon letting his MIstres Blood, 215
The Presbyterian Parson's Breeches, ib.
The Fair Penitent, 217
A Dirge, 220
Verses written upon a Pedestal, 221
Sonnet, written on the Sea Shore, 224
On the Royal Marriage Act, ib.
Instructions ot a Porter, Bedingfeld. 225
Old Age the Season of Friendship and not of Love, ibid. 227
An Invocation, ibid. 228
On Four Beautiful Sisters, ibid. 229
On the Deatho f Miss F. H.'s Lover, ibid. 231
To Mrs. C---, on her desiring to see some of my Verses, ibid. 232
The Relapse, 233
Address to Mr. G. Pickering, ibid. 235
A Letter from a Clergyman of the Church of England, to a Female Quaker. 236
Her Answer, 237
Verses Copied from the Window of an obscure Lodging-House in London, 240.
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