The Poetess Tradition

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A Collection of Poems in Four Volumes.By Several Hands.The Second EditionVol I.     

A Collection of Poems in Two Volumes. By Several Hands. A Collection of Poems. The Second Edition. Vol. I.
George Pearch, compiler

Index to the First Volume



Abelard to Eloisa. By Mr. Cawthorne. Page 1

Death. By Charles Emily, Esq. 13

A Descriptive Poem, addressed to Two Ladies at the Return from viewing the Mines near Whitehaven. By Dr. Dalton. 23

Epistle to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Beauchamp, written in the year 1756. By the same. 43

Epistle to the Right Hon. the Countess of Hertford, at Percy-Lodge. By the same. 54

Some Thoughts on Building and Planting, to Sir James Lowther, Bart. By the Same. 64

The Hymn of Cleanthes. By Gilbert West, Esq. 68

Inscription in a Summer-House belonging to Gilbert West, Esq., at Wickham, in Kent. By the Same. 71 2

The House of Superstition, a Vision. By Mr. Denton. Ib.[71]

Elegies by Mr. Delap. Elegy the First. 77

To Sickness; Elegy the Second. 81

Ode to Liberty. By Mr. Hudson. 84

Ode to Fancy. By the Same. 88

Ode on True Greatness. By the Same. 91

Ode to Concord. By the Same. 94

A Fragment. By Mr. Mallett. 97

On the Death of Lady Anson. By the Same. 101

Edwin and Emma. By the Same. 104

An Elegy on a Pile of Ruins. By J. Cunningham. 108

Ode to Sleep. By Mr. H---. 115

Ode on Beauty. BTS. 120 3

Ode to Taste. BTS. 124

Ode to the Right Hon. Lady ****, on the Death of her Son. BTS. 133

Slander; or the Witch of Wokey. [anon.] 139

The Ignorance of Man. By James Merrick. 142

The Trials of Virtue. By the same. 144

Verses written originally in the Persic Language. By the same. 147

A Hymn. By the same. 148

The Lord's Prayer paraphrased. By the same. 152

An Epistle to a Friend in Town. By Mr. Dyer. Ib. [153]

Ode to Melancholy. By Miss Carter. 154

Ode. By the Same. 158

Written at Midnight in a Thunder Storm. By the Same. 160

To ---. By the Same. 162

Written Extempore on the Sea Shore. By the Same. 164

To Mrs. ---. By the Same. 165

To ---, occasion'd by an Ode written by Mrs. Phillips. By the Same. 167

A Night-Piece. By the Same. 170

The Power of Beauty. By ---. 172

Il Pacifico, written on the Conclusion of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle. By Mr. Mason. 190

On the Death of his Wife. By the Same. 196

Elegy to a Young Nobleman leaving the University, 1753. By the Same. 197

Isis, an elegy, written in 1748. By the Same. 200

The Triumph of Isis, occasioned by the foregoing Poem. By Dr. Thomas Wharton. 205

Newmarket, a Satire. By the Same. 214

On the Death of King George II. and accession of King George III. By the Same. 223

On the Marriage of King George III. and Queen Charlotte. By the Same. 227

On the Birth of George Prince of Wales. By the Same. 231

Ode for Music, performed at the Theatre in Oxford for the Commemorations of Benefactors to the University. By the Same. 235

The Charge of Cyrus the Great. By Richard Onely, M.A. 242

Elegy written at the Approach of Spring. By J. Scott, Esq. 253

Elegy written in the Hot Weather July 1757. By the Same. 257

Elegy written in the Harvest. By the same. 260

Elegy written at the Approach of Winter. By the same. 265

Ode written at the Approach of Summer. By ----. 270

True Beauty. By Dr. Fordyce. 281

Aristotle's Paean to Virtue imitatted. By Mr. Shepherd. 282

Ode to Ambition. By the Same. 284

Ode to the Atheist. By the Same. 287

Ode to Melancholy. By the Same. 289

Ode to Envy. By the Same. 292

Ode to Health. By the Same. 294

Prayer for Indifference. By Mrs. Greville. 298

The Fairy's Answer to Mrs. Greville. By the Countess of C-----. 301

The Man of Sorrow. By Mr. Greville. 305

The Man of Pleasure. By the Same. 308

Verses sent by Lord Melcombe to Dr. Young. 311

Verses written on a Bust of Comus in a Buffet at Hammersmith, e [sic.] August 1750. By the Same. 312

Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick, April 5, 1750, before the Masque of Comus, acted at Drury-Lane for the Benefit of Milton's Grand-Daughter. By Samuel Johnson, LL.D. 313

The 'Squire and the Parson, an Eclogue. By S. J. Esq. 315

Allen and Ella, a Fragment. By -----. 320

[The END of Vol. I.]4


1. [In the original, titles are italicized, au. not; titles are sometimes longer than what I have given here because part of enlarging the volumes consisted apparently in refining the titles slightly.] BACK

2. [Pearch moved this poem from the 1768 edition so that it could be here with the same author.] BACK

3. ["BTS" means "By the Same" author who wrote the preceding poem.] BACK

4. [This is not printed in the text, but thus ends Vol. I.] BACK

Date: 1770 (Web page revisions: 11/17/2005). Author: George Pearch, compiler (Web page revisions: Zach Weir).
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