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their Guardians are-solicitous that they shall only read the best books, there can be no danger of a work of this kind's being disagreeable. It offers, in a very finall compass, the very Aower of our Poetry, and that of a kind adapted to the sex supposed to be its readers. Poetry is an art, which no young Lady can, or ought to be wholly ignorant of. The pleasure which it gives and indeed the necessity of knowing enough of it to mix in modern conversation, will evince the usefulness of my design; which is to supply the highest and the most innocent entertainment at the finallest expence; as the Poems in this collection, if fold singly, would amount to ten times the price of what I am able to afford the present.
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Meiab, a sacred Eclogue, by Mr. Pope
The Universal Prayer, by the Same
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Edwin and Angelina, by Dr. Goldsmith
The Wolf, the Sheep, and the Lamb
The Story of Lavinia, by Mr. Thompson
Advice to a Lody, by the Hon. Mr. N-
A Night Piece on Death, by the Same
The Parting of Hector and Andromache, from Homer's
Iliad, Book 6, translated by Mr. Pope. 125
The Death of Dido, from Virgil's Æneid, Book 4,
The Story of Narcissus, from Ovid; translated by Mr.
The Story of Ceyx and Alcyone, from Ovid, translated
Baucis and Philemon, imitated from the 8th Book of
The Story of Teribazus and Ariana, by Mr. Glover 163
Marriage, a Vision, by Dr. Cotton
A Winter-Piece, by Mr. Philips
On tke Friendship betwixt Sacharissa and Amoret, by
Oriental Eclogues, by Mr. Collins.
Eclogue 1. Selim, or the Shepherd's Moral 216
Eclogue 2. Hassan, or the Camel Driver
Eclogue 3. Abra, or the Georgian Sultana 223
Eclogue 4. Agib and Secander, or the Fugitives 226
Letter from Italy, by Mr. Addison
Poetical Reading's by Mefrs. Sheridan and Henderson.
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The Grand Question debated, &c. by Dean Swift 248
262 Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Mufic, by Dryden, 263 The Jugglers, by Gay
270 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, by Pope
This Poem was originally published without any success :
it lay dormant for some time, till it was taken notice of by Fielding and HARVEY: since that, it has been esteemed as it merits. The most friking pasages are here selected.
HRO' the unmeasurable tracts of space,
Go Muse divine! and present Godhead trace! Should'st thou above the heav'n of heav'ns ascend, Could'st thou below the depth of depths descend; Could thy fond fight beyond the starry sphere, The radiant morning's lucid pinions bear! B