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

A Select Collection of Poems:

with Notes, Biographical and Historical. The Third volume.

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

[on left-hand side, page facing title page, a picture of] W. King LL.D. ÆT.49 [epigraph in Latin:] Ridentem Dicere Verum, Quid Vetat? Hor.

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

[First poem taken down for its note]

The Eagle and the Robin*, An Apologue; translated from the Original of Æsop, written Two Thousand years since, and now rendered in familiar Verse by H.G. L. Mag.(1)

* The political moral of this little apologue is too evident to need any other comment, than barely mentioning that the lady was Queen Anne; desiring the reader to recollect the change which she made in her ministry in 1709, the year in which this poem was written; and referring to Dr. King's "Ruf[s?]inus, or the Favourite," in the English Poets, vol XX.p. 367 N [iii.1]


The Eagle and the Robin. By Dr. King. Page 3

Robin Red Breast with the Beasts; and Old Cat's Prophecy. BTS. 13

Bibliotheca, or the Modern Library. By the same. 19 [Poem actually written by Thomas Newcomb; full title, the same as here:] Bibliotheca: A Poem. Occasoned by the sight of a Modern Library. With some very useful episodes, and digressions. [It is catalogued in Foxon N246, and is on ETC Reel 2076, no. 07; also at the Newberry (see notebook 1, p. 51). It is a long, iii.19-74, description of all the books in a "Doctor's" library, published originally in 1712. I wonder if it is in Dryden? Nichols attributes it to King, but says it is anonymous;] The poem is on many accounts worth preserving; and if it is not Dr. King's, it is at least not by an inferior writer. N

Epistle to Mr. Goddard. By the same. 13

Receipt to make an Oatmeal Pudding. BTS. 77

Receipt to make a Sack-posset. BTS. ibid.

Upon a Giant's Angling. BTS. 78

The Charms of Liberty, in Allusion to the Archbishop of Cambray's Telemachus. By W. Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire. 81

To the Returning Sun. By J. H*. 87 [iii.87:] *I cannot ascertain to whom these initials belong; perhaps to Mr. John Hughes. N.

On the Dutchess of Portsmouth. [no auth.] 88

The Dream. By Mr. Talbot. Occasioned by the Death of Lady Seymour+. 89 [+ = daughter and wife of]

Elegy, by Mr. J. Talbot. Occasioned by reading and transcribing Mr. Waller's "Poem of Divine Love" after his Death. 92

Against Sloth; when the King was at Oxford. [no auth.] 93

Ode sung before King Charles II. on New-years's-day. By Mr. Jacob Allestry. 94

What art thou, Love? By the same. 96

To Sir Godfrey Kneller, drawing Lady Hyde's Picture. By Mr. Higgons. 113

To a Lady, who, raffling for the King of France's Picture, flung the highest chances on the Dice. BTS. ibid.

On Lady Sandwich's being stayed in town by the immoderate Rain. By Mr. Higgons [rptd. bec. new page] 114

To Mr. Pope. BTS. ibid.

Of the Immortality of the Muses. By Henry Cromwell, Esq. 115

Ode to Sylvia. In Imitation of Prior. [no auth] 117

The Apparition. By Abel Evans, D.D. Occasioned by the publication of Tindal's Rights of the Christian Church. 118

Vertumnus, an Epistle to Mr. Jacob Bobart. By Dr. Evans. 145

On Blenheim House. By the same. 161

On Sir J. Vanbrugh, an Epigrammatical Epitaph. BTS ibid.

On a Learned Device on Blenheim Great Gate; a huge Lion tearing a Cock in Pieces. BTS. 162

On the same. [no auth] ibid.

On Dr. Tadlow. By the same. ibid [I think these two are not by Evans, because Nichols offers us in a note another epigram on Tadlow by Dr. Evans.]

Dr. Conyers to Dr. Evans Bursar, on cutting down some fine College-trees. 163

On the Monument at London. By Capt. Radcliffe. ibid.

Dryden's Description of Night burlesqued. BTS. 166

To the Memory of a fair young Lady. By Dr. Yalden. ibid.

To Myra, written in her Cleopatra. BTS. 168

Advice to a Lover. BTS. ibid.

To the Earl of Roscommon, on his Essay on Translated Verse. By Dr. Chetwood. 169

On the Marriage of the Lady Mary with the Prince of Orange. By Dr. Chetwood. [name rpt. bec new page] 173

On the First Fit of the Gout. Probably by the same. 175

To Dr. Chetwood, when he had the Gout. By Dr. Waldren. 177

Epistle from Dr. Waldren to Dr. Chetwood, on his refusing to take the Oaths 179

To Celia. BTS. 180

An Essay upon Death. BTS. 181

Song, made for a Wedding. BTS. 185

Epigram on a Pigmy's Death. By Dr. Sprat. ibid.

Marvel's Ghost. By Captain John Ayloffe [I checked the s's]. 186

On the Cambridge Commencement. By the same. 188

Written in a Lady's Waller. [no auth.] 190

Song [no auth] 191

Anacreon imitated. [no auth] ibid.

Anacreon imitated. [no auth] 192

Anacreon imitated. [no auth] 193

Pallas. [no auth] ibid.

Part of Virgil's First Georgick. By Mr. Sacheverell. 194

Song. By Sir John Eaton. 199

Sir John Eaton imitated. By John Earl of Rochester. 200

The Passing Bell. [no auth.] 201

Ballad on a New Opera. 1658. [no auth.] 202

The Hypocrite. By Mr. Caryll. 1678 205

On Seeing a Bank of Primroses covered with Snow. By Mr. Thomas Foxton. 207

On the Castle of Dublin. By Dr. Parnell, 1715. 208

On the Death of Mr. Viner. BTS. 209

Epigram. BTS. 212

Love in Disguise. By Dr. Parnell. [name given bec. new page(2)] 213

Chloris appearing in a Looking-glass. BTS. 214

On a Lady with Foul Breath. BTS. 215

On the Number Three. BTS. 219

Essay on the different Styles of Poetry. BTS. 217

The Counter-Scuffle, 1670 [no auth, but see notes above; Nichols surmises that R.S. stands for Sir Roger L'Estrange, although how you get S and "L'Estrange" together beats me.] 237

The Counter-Rat. [no auth; by the same R.S., whoever that is] 237

The Church-Scuffle. [no auth in Index; it says in the text, By John Crowne, and gives long note on him.] 279

Canto I. 279

II. 284

III. 290

IV. 305

Lines by Mr. Higgons, in the blank Leaf of the Royal Mischief, a Tragedy by Mrs. Manley. 312

Verses to Queen Anne and the Prince of Denmark, on their visiting Oxford in 1702.

I. To the Queen at Christ-Church. By Mr. Harcourt. [NP#]

II. To the Prince at Christ-Church. By Mr. Cowslade [see note above]

III. To the Queen at Supper. By Mr. Finch. 315

IV. To the Queen, going to Bed. By Mr. Pulteney. 316



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

"FTS" means "From the Same" collection which is listed as the source of the preceding poem.

(1)[Preceding King's poem, which begins on p. 3, is a little direct translation (I presume--at any rate, a prose translation) of The Eagle and the Robin by someone who signs,] Horat.Gram. [Could this be a grammar book?]

(2)A new page of the Index.

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