[Half-title:] J. Nichols's Select Collection of Poems. Volume II.

A Select Collection of Poems:

With Notes, Biographical and Historical. The Second Volume.

London: Printed by and for J. Nichols, . . . MDCCLXXX

[Opposite the title-page, on the left, picture of Sir William Temple; Latin inscription:] Servare Modum Finemque Tueri Naturamque Sequi

[Page 1, before the first poem title, says,] A Select Collection of Miscellany Poems.


Eclogues of Virgil,

I. By Mr. John Caryll. Page 1

II. By Mr. Nahum Tate. 7

--- By Mr. Thomas Creech. 11

III. By the same. 14

VII. By Mr. William Adams. 21

VIII. By Mr. Stafford. 25

X. BTS. 29

--- By Sir William Temple, Bart. 33

Virgil's O Fortunatos, &c. BTS. 29

Horace, Book I. Sat. I. BTS. 44

On Mrs. Philipps's Death. BTS. 50

On My Lady Gifford's Lorry. BTS. 54

Aristæus, from Virgil's Georgicks, Book IV. BTS. 58

Horace, Book IV. Ode VII. BTS. 76

Book I. Ode XIII. BTS. 77

Upon the Approach of the Shore at Harwich, January 1668. BTS. 78

Horace, Book III. Ode XXIX. BTS. 82

Book I. Part of Ep. II. BTS. 86

Tibullus, Lib. IV. El. II. BTS. 87

Song, from Marriage A-la-mode. By Mr. Dryden. 88

Song, from Tyrannic Love. BTS. 89

On the Death of Prince Henry and Princess Mary. BTS. 90

On the Marriage of K. Charles II. BTS. 92

Horace, Book I. Sat. VIII. By Mr. Stafford. 93

The Death of Camilla. BTS.

To my Heart. [no auth] 103

Cato's Answer to Labienus, from the Ninth Book of Lucan. By Mr. Wolseley. 105

On the Prince's going to England with an Army to restore the Government, 1688. BTS. 107

Song. BTS. 108

Answered by Mr. Wharton. ibid.

A Prologue to Satyr. 109

Song of Basset. By Sir George Etherege. 113

To the Earl of Middleton. BTS. 114

A Second Epistle. BTS 118

The Cup, from Anacreon. By Mr. John Oldham. 119

Ode on St. Cecilia's Day. BTS.

Pastoral on the Death of Mr. Oldham. [no auth.] 124

Remedy of Love. By John Evelyn, Esq. 127

On Virtue, to Mr. S.G. BTS. 132

To Envy, from Ovid. BTS. 134

Martial, Book VIII. Epig. LVI. BTS. 136

Horace, Book I. Ode VIII. BTS. 137

The Punishment. BTS. 138

Part of Ajax's Speech, from Ovid. BTS. 139

Sanazarius in Venice. BTS. 140

Written on a Lady's Mask. BTS. ibid.

Elegy on Dean Crofts. By Matthew Stevenson+. [pub'd Norfolk Drollery, 1673, note says.] 141

A Prologue. By Major Aston. [1682]

Ovid, de Trist. Book I. El. XI. [no auth] 145

Elegy on Dr. Whitaker. By Mr. Joseph Hall. 148

Ad Carolum Rgeem. By Sir John Cotton. 153

On Mr. H. Dickinson's Translation of Pere Simon's Critical History. [no auth] 154.

Horti Arlingtoniani. By Mr. Charles Dryden. 156.

The same, translated by Mr. Samuel Boyse. 161

To the Nightingale coming in the Spring. [no auth] 168

Song. [no auth]

On the king's House building at Winchester. [no auth] 176

On the Death of Melantha. [no auth.] 180

The Court Prospect. By Mr. Charles Hopkins*. 183

[ii.183:] * Son of Ezekiel bishop of Londonderry (who married the lady Araminta one of the 4 daughters of John lord Robartes afterwards earl of Radnor). He was born at Exeter; but, his father being taken chaplain to Ireland by lord Robartes when lord lieutenant i 1669, our poet received the early part of his education at Trinity College, Dublin; and afterwards was a student at Cambridge. On the rebellion in Ireland in 1688, he returned thither, and exerted his early valourin the cause of his country, religion, and liberty. When public tranquillity was restored, he came again into England, and fell into an acquaintance with gentlemen of the best wit, whose age and genius were most agreeable to his own. In 1694 he published some "Epistolarly Poems and Translations," which will all be inserted in this volume; and in 1695, he shewed his genius as a dramatic writer by "Pyrrhus king of Egypt," a tragedy, to which Mr. Congreve wrote the epilogue (see English Poets, vol. XXIX. p. 84). He published that year "The History of Love," a connexion of select fables from Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1695; which, by the sweetness of his numbers and the easiness of his thoughts, procured him a considerable reputation. With Mr. Dryden in particular he became a great favourite. He afterwards published the "Art of Love," which, Jacob says, "added to his fame, and happily brought him acquainted with the earl of Dorset and other persons of distinction, [p. 183 / 184] who were fond of his company, throught the agreeableness of his temper and the pleasantry of his conversation. It was in his power to have made his fortune in any scene of life; but he was always more ready to serve others than mindful of his own affairs; and, by the excesses of hard drinking, and too passionate fondness for the fair sex, he died a martyr to the cause in the 36th year of his age." I shall preserve in this collection an admirable Hymn "written about an hour before his death, when in great pain." His "Court-Prospect," in which many of the principal nobility are very handsomely complimented, is called by Jacob "an excellent piece;" and of his other poems, he adds, "that they are all remarkable for the purity of their diction, and the harmony of their numbers." Mr. Hopkins was also the author of two other tragedies; "Boadicea Queen of Britain," 1697; and "Friendship improved, or the Female Warrior," with a humourous prologe, comparing a poet to a merchant, a comparison which will hold in most particulars except that of accumulating wealth. Our author, who was at Londonderry when this tragedy came out, inscribed it to Edward Coke of Norfolk, esquire, in a dedication, dated Nov. I. 1699, so modest and pathetic that I am persuaded I shall stand excused if I print it at full length: "[Dedication quoted for 3 pages, 184-187; ii.187:] His feelings were prophetic; he died, I believe, in the course of that winter. N. [ii.187]

The Court Prospect. By Mr. Charles Hopkins. 183(1)

Description of a Battle [sec. of the above.] 193

Of the Goddess of Peace and her Palace. 196

To Charles Earl of Dorset. BTS. 201

To Walter Moyle, Esq. BTS. 202

To Anthony Hammond, Esq. BTS. 204

To C.C. Esq. BTS. 208

To Mrs. Mohun, on her Recovery. BTS. 209

To a Lady. BTS. 210

To the same Lady. 212

To Dr. Gibbons. BTS. 214

To Mr. Congreve. BTS. 216

To Mr. Yalden. BTS. 218

Song. BTS. 220

Sanazarius on Venice. BTS. 221

Cato's Character, from the Second Book of Lucan. BTS. ibid.

The History of Love. In a Letter to a Lady. BTS. 222

Admiration. 227


Hope. 233

Jealousy. 237

Despair. 244

The Parting. 250

Absence. 255

Pastoral Elegy on the Death of Delia. BTS. 264

Phoebus and Daphne. From Ovid. [no auth/trans. given in Index] 269

[In the text, however, this title is followed by "by the same," suggesting that all of these poems are by Charles Hopkins, a huge chunk of vol. ii being by him then, pp. 183- 322.]

Jupiter and Europa. From the same. [no auth/trans. in I] 276

Narcissus and Echo. From the same. [no auth/trans. in I] 278

Scylla's Passion for Minos. From the same. [no auth/trans. in I] 268

Ceyx and Halcyone. From the same. [no auth/trans. in I] 290

Description of a Storm and Shipwreck. 293

of the God of Sleep and his Palace. 299

Tibullus, Book I. El. I. BTS* [*BTS prob. refs. Hopkins] 308

Book II. El. IV. BTS 314

Book IV. El. XIII. BTS 317

Farewell to Poetry. BTS. 319

Hymn. BTS. 321

Epistle to a Friend. By Mr. John Hopkins. 322

To the Lord Cutts. BTS. 325

Song, by Lord Cutts. 327

Elegy on the Earl of Rochester. By Mrs. Wharton. 329

Against the Fear of Death. By Sir Robert Howard. 330

To Lewis XIV. A Paraphrase from the French (supposed to be by Mr. Prior). 332



"BTS" means "By the Same" author who wrote the preceding poem.

"FTS" often means "From the Same" collection which is listed as the source of the preceding poem, but it can also mean "from the same" ancient author (i.e., this poem is a translation from some part of his work).

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