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The flowers of Parnassus: or, the Lady's Miscellany for the year M. DCC. XXXV [T124918]

DMI number:
557
Publication Date:
1736
ESTC number:
T124918
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW113014106
Shelfmark:
BL 11632.aa.36
Full Title:
THE | [red]FLOWERS[/red] | OF | [i]PARNASSUS[/i]: | OR, THE | [red]Lady's Miscellany,[/red] | For the YEAR M. DCC. XXXV. | CONTAINING | Great Variety of Original Pieces in Prose and Verse; | and many Curious Particulars publish'd since the Year | One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-Four. | [double rule] | [epigraph] | [double rule] | [red][i]LONDON:[/i][/red] | Printed and Sold by [i]J.[/i] and [i]T. Dormer[/i] in [i]Black and | White Court[/i] in the [i]Old Bailey[/i]. 1736. | (Price 2 [i]s[/i]. Stitch'd)
Epigraph:
[i]The Colours here so artfully are laid, | They fear no Lustre, and they want no Shade.[/i] | Stepn. to L. Halif. | [i]These blissful Plains no Blights nor Mildews fear, | The Flow'rs ne'er fade, and Shrubs are Myrtles here.[/i] | Garth.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection including prose and Miscellaneous collection
Format:
Octavo
Price:
2 s stitched
Pagination:
[10], 5-180
Bibliographic details:
Frontispiece engraved by 'I Smith'. This is unlikely to be the engraver John Smith (1652–1743) (doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/25846), who produced high end work and stopped making new plates in 1724 (though some continued to be used, against his wishes).
Comments:
CONTENTS: Prose: Account of 'The Rarities of Richmond'pp. 77-82; 'The Life and Prophecies of Merlin pp. 86-96 (includes some verse). Mostly contemporary poetry.
Other matter:
PREFATORY MATTER: Address 'To the Ladies of Great Britain' signed 'T. G.' (2pp.); Contents (5pp.)
References:
Case 405
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Sold by:
J. Dormer
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Sold by:
T. Dormer
Confidence:
Absolute
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Content/Publication
First Line:
As shipwrecked men upon the angry seas
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pp.5-6
Poem Title:
To Miranda.
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Young Damon once the happiest swain
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pp.6-7
Poem Title:
The Advice.
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The poets sing of old that amorous Jove
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pp.7-8
Poem Title:
The Husband.
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By a Lady
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Why envious time will you now fly so fast
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p.7
Poem Title:
Complaint against Time.
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Love is by fancy led about
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p.8
Poem Title:
Fancy.
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Waft me ye soft and gentle breezes where
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pp.8-9
Poem Title:
The Request.
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Selinda sure's the brightest thing
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pp.9-10
Poem Title:
[no title]
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O cruel youth as cruel as you're fair
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pp.10-12
Poem Title:
Dorinda to Mirtillo.
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Here stand I for whores as great
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p.12
Poem Title:
Verses pinn'd to a Sheet in which a Lady stood to do Penance in the Church.
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All things submit to love with careful eyes
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pp.13-14
Poem Title:
Reflections on these Words: All Things submit to Love.
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The world the learned world conspire to praise
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p.14
Poem Title:
Shape and Mein. To Mira.
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O come Ulysses quickly come ashore
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p.15
Poem Title:
The Syren's Invitation to Ulysses. From Hom. Odyss. Lib. 12. Fragment.
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Stay bachelor if you have wit
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p.16
Poem Title:
An Epitaph on a Man and his Wife.
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O last and best of Scots who didst maintain
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p.16
Poem Title:
On Dundee.
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While you my dear with philosophic eyes
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pp.17-29
Poem Title:
The Female Rake: Or, Modern Fine Lady. An Epistle from Libertina to Sylvia. In which is contain'd, The A-la-mode System.
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Women are books and men the readers be
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p.29
Poem Title:
On Women.
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How ill the motion with the music suits
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p.29.3
Poem Title:
Upon a Company of bad Dancers to good Musick.
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Whilst you are deaf to love you may
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p.29.2
Poem Title:
In a Lady's Prayer-Book.
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Most maids resemble Eve now in their lives
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p.30
Poem Title:
On Maids.
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I went to see my dear but she
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pp.30-31
Poem Title:
The Visit.
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Susanna's fate with pity we behold
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p.30
Poem Title:
On the Picture of Susanna.
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Old Orpheus played so well he moved old Nick
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p.30
Poem Title:
To a bad Fidler.
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Boast not a golden rain O Jove behold
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p.30
Poem Title:
Love-Tears.
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If beauteous Kitty boasts a charm
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p.31
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Among the fair that Hide Park Circus grace
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p.31
Poem Title:
[No title]
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I gave Calenus once a civil dun
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p.32
Poem Title:
Aulus and Calenus: Imitated from Buchanan.
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Venus called Cupid the other day
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p.32
Poem Title:
Venus jealous.
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To love to perish the same meaning have
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p.33
Poem Title:
Against Love.
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Great Bacchus born in thunder and in fire
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pp.33-34
Poem Title:
From the Greek.
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A Welshman coming late into an inn
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p.33
Poem Title:
On a Welshman.
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To love to live just the same meaning bear
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p.33
Poem Title:
For Love.
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In vain dear Jack dost thou employ thy youth
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pp.34-46
Poem Title:
The Rake of Taste.
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Censure and penances excommunication
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p.34
Poem Title:
To a Roman Catholick, upon Marriage.
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That all from Adam first begun
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p.46
Poem Title:
The Old Gentry.
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What gives the maiden blush its loveliest dye
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pp.47-55
Poem Title:
Beauty: Or, The Art of Charming.
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When great Augustus by decrees of fate
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pp.56-60
Poem Title:
The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete, from the XIVth Book of Ovid's Metamorphosis. To Caelia
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First Line:
Tell me Lucinda prithee tell me how
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pp.60-61
Poem Title:
To Lucinda.
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Madam | Should I be silent should I still conceal
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pp.61-62
Poem Title:
To the Honourable Mrs. ******.
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Lightfingered Catch to keep his hands in ure
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p.62
Poem Title:
Upon one stealing a Pound of Candles.
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When Myra in her sex's garb we see
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p.63
Poem Title:
Myra in her Riding-Habit.
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Miss for the court service is quickly prepared
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p.63
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Sometimes to sense sometimes to nonsense leaning
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p.63
Poem Title:
A Character.
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I know not whether in Narcissus' glass
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p.63
Poem Title:
Imitated from Buchanan.
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She first departed he for one day tried
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p.63
Poem Title:
On a Gentleman who died the Day after his Lady.
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Phillis my thoughts you often pray
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p.64
Poem Title:
Imitated from Buchanan.
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When Venus in the sweet Idalian shade
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pp.64-65
Poem Title:
Basia: Or, The Pleasures of Kissing. Kiss I.
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Seven wealthy towns contend for Homer dead
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p.64
Poem Title:
A Cure for Poetry.
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As the young enamoured vine
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pp.65-67
Poem Title:
Kiss II.
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One tender kiss I cried sweet blooming maid
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p.67
Poem Title:
Kiss III.
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Not kisses thy fond lips diffuse
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pp.67-68
Poem Title:
Kiss IV.
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When thou profuse of heavenly charms
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pp.68-69
Poem Title:
Kiss V.
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Two thousand kisses in exchange of hearts
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pp.69-70
Poem Title:
Kiss VI.
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Kisses in rapture uncontrolled
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pp.70-71
Poem Title:
Kiss VII.
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By what folly ill-betrayed
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pp.72-73
Poem Title:
Kiss VIII.
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Be not still kissing me still smiling
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pp.73-74
Poem Title:
Kiss IX.
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No certain kiss one certain way repeat
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pp.74-75
Poem Title:
Kiss X.
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Lycinna scorns my kisses they are chaste
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pp.75-76
Poem Title:
On Kissing.
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A bachelor would have a wife that's wise
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p.76
Poem Title:
In Uxorem optatam.
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Kind Katherine kissed her husband with these words
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p.76
Poem Title:
Femina ludificantur viros.
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A jealous merchant that a sailor met
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pp.76-77
Poem Title:
Tunc tua res agitur.
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The emblem of the nation so grave and precise
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p.77
Poem Title:
On the Tax upon Salt.
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Did Plato live that sage whose piercing mind
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p.77
Poem Title:
On Virtue: To a Lady.
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Now blush Calypso tis but just to yield
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pp.82-83
Poem Title:
Verses on the Hermitage.
Attribution:
By Stephen Duck
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Stephen Duck
First Line:
O queen more learned than ever Britannia saw
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pp.84-85
Poem Title:
On the Bustoes placed by her Majesty in the Hermitage.
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Written by a Lady
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Woe's me for the red dragon for alach
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pp.87-88
Poem Title:
Merlin's first Prophecy.
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Fly from these several fatal fires o king
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pp.89-90
Poem Title:
[no title]
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The Cornish boar shall fill with his devotion
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p.91
Poem Title:
[no title]
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The heavens instead of water blood shall shower
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pp.94-95
Poem Title:
Merlin's Fourth Prophecy.
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What just surprize bright youth thy pen excites
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p.97
Poem Title:
To Mr. Pope, on his Essay on Criticism.
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A swain untaught in arts of love
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pp.97-98
Poem Title:
On two young Ladies respected by Damon at one Time.
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Is Bell run backward then tis wondrous strange
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pp.98-99
Poem Title:
Upon Mrs. Bell's forfeiting her Faith to her first Love, and marrying another.
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Three buxom females crowned my nuptial bed
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p.98
Poem Title:
On The Buxom Females.
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In Babylon whose lofty walls were built
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pp.99-104
Poem Title:
The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe, from the Fourth Book of Ovid's Metamorphosis.
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The bright dispenser of the glorious day
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p.99
Poem Title:
On a young Lady's being overtaken in a Storm.
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The lady who this resolution took
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p.104
Poem Title:
A Lady wrote upon a Window some Verses, intimating her design of never marrying; a Gentleman wrote these lines underneath.
Attribution:
A gentleman
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I'm a shepherd and married sure none can agree
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pp.105-106
Poem Title:
A Shepherd's Answer to a Gentleman's asking him what he was.
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Daphnis his kine down in a vale did keep
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pp.106-111
Poem Title:
The Eighth Idyll of Theocritus.
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Aid me O Venus beauty's powerful queen
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pp.111-133
Poem Title:
The Happy Bride.
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Indulgent nature to each kind bestows
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pp.133-134
Poem Title:
On the Burser of St. John's-College, Oxon, cutting down a fine Row of Trees.
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In church the prayer book and the fan displayed
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p.134
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Oh shield me from his rage celestial powers
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p.134
Poem Title:
Jealousy.
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By a Lady.
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The town reports the falsehood of my dear
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p.134
Poem Title:
[No title]
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I little thought the time would ever be
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p.135
Poem Title:
To a Lady who made Posies for Rings.
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When Cupid did his grandsire Jove entreat
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p.135
Poem Title:
On Mrs. Biddy Floyd.
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Oh what bosom but must yield
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p.135
Poem Title:
To a Sempstress.
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A nymph and a swain to Apollo once prayed
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p.136
Poem Title:
[no title]
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In that small island which extends before
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pp.136-145
Poem Title:
Martucio and Constancia. A Novel from Boccace.
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The more I strive to learn the less I know
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p.145
Poem Title:
A Dunce's Speech at School.
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A knight long absent from the town
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pp.146-160
Poem Title:
The Metamorphoses of the Town.
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Our scenes no soft Italian air dispense
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pp.160-161
Poem Title:
Prologue to King Arthur...Spoken by Mr. Giffard.
Attribution:
By Mr. Sterling
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Mr. Sterling
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Which of us think you ladies was most blind
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pp.161-163
Poem Title:
Epilogue to King Arthur...Spoken by Mrs. Giffard.
Attribution:
By Mr. Sterling
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Mr. Sterling
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Oh cried Arsenia long in wedlock blessed
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p.163
Poem Title:
Woman's Resolution.
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Fair rose to thee all other flowers must yield
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p.163
Poem Title:
The Rose. For the 10th of June.
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Hence vulgar beauties take their powerful arms
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p.164
Poem Title:
On Marinda's Toilet.
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Some scribbling fops so little value fame
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p.164
Poem Title:
To the Author of the Satyr against Wit.
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The bravest hero and the brightest dame
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p.165
Poem Title:
On the Lady Essex, who was a Dutch Woman.
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By hidden springs man's smallest actions move
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p.165
Poem Title:
Optimum quod evenit.
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When Salva sings or plays the heroine's part
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p.165
Poem Title:
To Mrs. Anastasia Robinson.
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Who first transcribed the famous Trojan war
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p.165
Poem Title:
On Homer.
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The poet Boileau's picture here you see
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p.165
Poem Title:
Verse by Boileau, on a Picture of his ill-grav'd.
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Here flat on her back but unactive at last
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p.166
Poem Title:
Epitaph on Sally Salisbury.
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The power of love what mortal can withstand
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pp.166-168
Poem Title:
To Mrs. A-- F--.
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Cried Strephon panting in Cosmelia's arms
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p.166
Poem Title:
The Rapture.
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That these flowers were men wish Corinna no more
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pp.168-169
Poem Title:
On Corinna's Wish.
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Fair marble tell to future days
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p.168
Poem Title:
On two Twin-Sisters, who died at the same Time and were buried in one Grave.
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In the smooth plane your hand engraves
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p.169
Poem Title:
Written in a Lady's Table Book, under a Prayer to the Virgin Mary.
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A scolding wife so long a sleep possessed
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p.169
Poem Title:
Mulieri ne crede, ne mortuae quidem.
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Thou saidst that I alone thy heart could move
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p.170
Poem Title:
To his false Mistress.
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Whilst in his double elbow chair
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p.170
Poem Title:
Against an Atheist.
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Whilst thirst of praise and vain desire of fame
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pp.170-171
Poem Title:
The Lady's Resolve.
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Whilst pretty fellows think a woman's fame
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p.171
Poem Title:
The Gentleman's Answer.
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So sets the sun veiled with the shades of night
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p.171
Poem Title:
Upon a Lady sleeping with her Face cover'd.
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When Chloe's picture was to Venus shown
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p.172
Poem Title:
Venus mistaken.
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A lusty old grave grey-headed sire
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p.172
Poem Title:
On a Civilian.
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How wretched does Prometheus' state appear
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p.172
Poem Title:
Prometheus ill painted.
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In ancient times when Rome's fat priests did reign
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pp.173-177
Poem Title:
The Nunnery.
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Flavia the least and slightest toy
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p.173
Poem Title:
Written in the Leaves of a Fan
Attribution:
by Dr. Atterbury, late Bishop of Rochester.
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Francis Atterbury
First Line:
Young Cupid early in the morn
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pp.177-178
Poem Title:
The Nineteenth Idyll. of Theocritus imitated.
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So fair so young so innocent so sweet
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p.178
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a young Lady.
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True Englishmen drink a good health to the mitre
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p.179
Poem Title:
On the Seven Bishops.
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When famed Apelles sought to frame
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p.179
Poem Title:
Upon a Picture of the Lady Hide.
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I know your heart cannot so guilty be
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p.180
Poem Title:
To a Lady who wore Patches.
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So bright is thy beauty so charming thy song
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p.180
Poem Title:
On a handsome Woman with a fine Voice, but very covetous and proud.
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