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The beauties of the poets. Or, a collection of moral and sacred poetry. From the most eminent authors. [N15990] [ECCO]

DMI number:
1198
Publication Date:
1777
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
N15990
EEBO/ECCO link:
CB131562076
Shelfmark:
ECCO - nearest copy is National Library of Wales.
Full Title:
THE | BEAUTIES | OF | THE POETS. | OR, A | COLLECTION | OF | MORAL AND SACRED POETRY. | FROM | THE MOST EMINENT AUTHORS. | [rule] | COMPILED BY | The late Rev. [i]THOMAS JANES[/i], | Of BRISTOL. | [epigraph] | [ornamental rule] | LONDON: | Printed by J. FRY and Co. Letter-Founders and Printers, in Queen-Street, | near Upper-Moorfields. | And Sold by T. Evans, Fielding and Walker, and G. Robinson in Pater-noster | Row: Wilson and Nichol, and S. Evans in the Strand; J. Phillips, George | Yard, Lombard Street, and W. Davenhill, Cornhill; J. Gough, No. 6., and | G. Street, No. 60, Gracechurch-Street, London; W. Pine, and T. Mills, in | Bristol; D. Prince, in Oxford, and Fletcher and Hodson, in Cambridge. | M.DCC.LXXVII.
Epigraph:
All men agree, that licentious poems do of all writings soonest corrupt the | heart : and why should we not be as universally persuaded, that the grave | and serious performances of such as write in the most engaging manner, by a | kind of divine impulse, must be the most effectual persuasives to goodness? | TATLER.
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London
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Duodecimo
Other matter:
'To the Reader' [pp. v-vi]; 'The Contents' [pp. vii-xii].
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First Line:
The son | on his great expedition now appeared
Page No:
pp.1-14
Poem Title:
On Creation.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
These are thy glorious works parent of good
Page No:
pp.14-16
Poem Title:
Morning Hymn.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
For man to tell how human life began
Page No:
pp.16-19
Poem Title:
Adam's Relation to Raphael of the First Survey he Took of Himself.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Man shall not quite be lost but saved who will
Page No:
pp.19-20
Poem Title:
Scriptural Election and Free Agency.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
O miserable of happy is this the end
Page No:
pp.20-24
Poem Title:
Adam's Penitential Reflections after his Fall.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
The hour precise
Page No:
pp.24-26
Poem Title:
Adam and Eve expelled Paradise.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
The theme of malice and the courtier's song
Page No:
pp.27-31
Poem Title:
God Omniscient and Omnipresent. An imitation of the 139 psalm.
Attribution:
Daniel.
Attributed To:
Richard Daniel
First Line:
Great God with conscious blushes lo I come
Page No:
pp.31-36
Poem Title:
The Royal Penitent.
Attribution:
Daniel.
Attributed To:
Richard Daniel
First Line:
How is our reason to the future blind
Page No:
pp.37-39
Poem Title:
From the Second Chapter of the Wisdom of Solomon.
Attribution:
Ward.
Attributed To:
James Ward
First Line:
When my breast labours with oppressive care
Page No:
pp.39-40
Poem Title:
A Paraphrase on the Latter Part of the Sixth Chapter of St. Matthew.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ethereal race inhabitants of air
Page No:
pp.40-41
Poem Title:
Ode on Aeolus's Harp.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
In silent horror over the boundless waste
Page No:
pp.42-44
Poem Title:
Hassan; or, The Camel-Driver. An Oriental Eclogue.
Attribution:
Collins.
Attributed To:
William Collins
First Line:
What nothing earthly gives or can destroy
Page No:
pp.45-51
Poem Title:
Virtue Alone affords True Happiness.
Attribution:
Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Father of all in every age
Page No:
pp.51-53
Poem Title:
The Universal Prayer.
Attribution:
Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Some seraph lend your heavenly tongue
Page No:
pp.53-54
Poem Title:
The Infinite.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
When the fierce north wind with his airy forces
Page No:
pp.55-56
Poem Title:
The Day of Judgment. An Ode.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
It was a brave attempt adventurous he
Page No:
p.57
Poem Title:
Launching into Eternity.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
Sweet muse descend and bless the shade
Page No:
pp.58-59
Poem Title:
Meditation in a Grove.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
Theron amongst his travels found
Page No:
pp.59-61
Poem Title:
The Hero's School of Morality.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
I am not concerned to know
Page No:
pp.61-64
Poem Title:
True Riches.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
Did sweeter sounds adorn my flowing tongue
Page No:
pp.64-66
Poem Title:
Charity. A Paraphrase on the Thirteenth Chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians.
Attribution:
Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Great heaven how frail thy creature man is made
Page No:
p.67
Poem Title:
The Frailty and Folly of Man.
Attribution:
Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Though heaven's bright hosts with earth in concert join
Page No:
pp.68-76
Poem Title:
Christ above All Praise.
Attribution:
Perronet.
Attributed To:
Edward Perronet
First Line:
To speak for God to sound religion's praise
Page No:
pp.76-82
Poem Title:
Religious Discourse.
Attribution:
Gambold.
Attributed To:
John Gambold
First Line:
How are thy servants blessed O lord
Page No:
pp.82-84
Poem Title:
Preservation by Land and Sea. A Divine Ode.
Attribution:
Addison.
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
It must be so Plato thou reasonest well
Page No:
pp.84-85
Poem Title:
A Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul.
Attribution:
Addison.
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
The spacious firmament on high
Page No:
pp.85-86
Poem Title:
A Paraphrase on part of the 19th Psalm.
Attribution:
Addison.
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
The lord my pasture shall prepare
Page No:
pp.86-87
Poem Title:
The XXIIId Psalm.
Attribution:
Addison.
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Farewell a long farewell to all my greatness
Page No:
pp.87-89
Poem Title:
Cardinal Wolsey's Lamentation of his Fall.
Attribution:
Shakespeare.
Attributed To:
William Shakespeare
First Line:
But all our praises why should lords engross
Page No:
pp.89-90
Poem Title:
The Man of Ross.
Attribution:
Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
God works in a mysterious way
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
On Providence.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
At Jacob's well a stranger sought
Page No:
p.92
Poem Title:
On the words: If thou knewest who it is, &c.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Since we can die but once and after death
Page No:
pp.92-98
Poem Title:
A Prospect of Death.
Attribution:
Pomfret.
Attributed To:
John Pomfret
First Line:
What means this awful sight why round me shine
Page No:
pp.99-111
Poem Title:
The Charge of Cyrus the Great.
Attribution:
Onely.
Attributed To:
Richard Onely
First Line:
The sprightly messenger of day
Page No:
pp.111-113
Poem Title:
Ode to Morning.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Why mourns my friend why weeps his downcast eye
Page No:
pp.114-118
Poem Title:
An Elegy, Describing the Sorrow of an Ingenuous Mind, on the melancholy Event of a Licentious Amour.
Attribution:
Shenstone.
Attributed To:
William Shenstone
First Line:
Far in a wild unknown to public view
Page No:
p.119-128
Poem Title:
The Hermit.
Attribution:
Parnell.
Attributed To:
Thomas Parnell
First Line:
By the blue taper's trembling light
Page No:
pp.128-131
Poem Title:
A Night-Piece on Death.
Attribution:
Parnell.
Attributed To:
Thomas Parnell
First Line:
Ye nymphs of Solyma begin the song
Page No:
pp.132-135
Poem Title:
Messiah.
Attribution:
Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Page No:
pp.136-141
Poem Title:
An Elegy, Written in a Country Church-Yard.
Attribution:
Gray.
Attributed To:
Thomas Gray
First Line:
If dumb too long the drooping muse hath stayed
Page No:
pp.142-146
Poem Title:
To the Right Honorable the Earl of Warwick, on the death of Mr. Addison.
Attribution:
Tickell.
Attributed To:
Thomas Tickell
First Line:
Come heavenly pensive contemplation come
Page No:
pp.146-148
Poem Title:
Reflexions. [By a Clergyman in Virginia, Returning Home from his Duty in a Very Gloomy Night.]
Attribution:
By a Clergyman in Virginia
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Where proud Augusta blessed with long repose
Page No:
pp.149-155
Poem Title:
Bedlam.
Attribution:
Fitzgerald.
Attributed To:
Thomas Fitzgerald
First Line:
What am I how produced and for what end
Page No:
pp.156-160
Poem Title:
Know Thyself.
Attribution:
Arbuthnot.
Attributed To:
John Arbuthnot
First Line:
Remote from cities lived a swain
Page No:
pp.161-163
Poem Title:
The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
Attribution:
Gay.
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Is there no hope the sick man said
Page No:
pp.164-165
Poem Title:
The Sick Man and the Angel.
Attribution:
Gay.
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Friendship like love is but a name
Page No:
pp.166-168
Poem Title:
The Hare and many Friends.
Attribution:
Gay.
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Deep to unfathomable spaces deep
Page No:
pp.168-171
Poem Title:
A Description of Hell.
Attribution:
Rowe.
Attributed To:
Elizabeth Rowe [nee Singer]
First Line:
Oh my offence is rank it smells to heaven
Page No:
pp.172-173
Poem Title:
The Soliloquy of a Fratricide.
Attribution:
Shakespeare.
Attributed To:
William Shakespeare
First Line:
As thus the snows arise and foul and fierce
Page No:
pp.173-178
Poem Title:
A Description of a Man Perishing in the Snow, from whence Reflections are Raised on the Miseries of Life.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Muttering the winds at eve with blunted point
Page No:
pp.176-178
Poem Title:
A Thaw.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Tis done dread winter spreads his latest glooms
Page No:
pp.178-179
Poem Title:
Reflections on a Future State, from a Review of Winter.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
These as they change almighty father these
Page No:
pp.180-184
Poem Title:
A Hymn on the Seasons.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Soon as the morning trembles over the sky
Page No:
pp.184-190
Poem Title:
Reaping, and a Tale Relative to it.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Silent nymph with curious eye
Page No:
pp.190-195
Poem Title:
Grongar Hill.
Attribution:
Dyer,
Attributed To:
John Dyer
First Line:
And feel I death no joy from thought of thee
Page No:
p.196
Poem Title:
Death a Blessing to the true Christian.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Whilst some affect the sun and some the shade
Page No:
pp.197-224
Poem Title:
The Grave.
Attribution:
Blair.
Attributed To:
Robert Blair
First Line:
Author of being source of light
Page No:
pp.224-229
Poem Title:
Eupolis' Hymn to the Creator. From the Greek.
Attribution:
Wesley.
Attributed To:
Samuel Wesley
First Line:
For guilt not innocence his life he poured
Page No:
pp.230-231
Poem Title:
The Great Atonement.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Religion thou the soul of happiness
Page No:
pp.231-232
Poem Title:
Christ the Christian's Glory.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Lysander happy past the common lot
Page No:
pp.232-233
Poem Title:
Creature Happiness an Illusion.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Is it in words to paint you O ye fallen
Page No:
pp.233-234
Poem Title:
The Character of an Infidel.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
True joy in sunshine never was found at first
Page No:
pp.234235
Poem Title:
The Difference between Real and Apparent Happiness.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Lovely lasting peace of mind
Page No:
pp.236-238
Poem Title:
Hymn to Contentment.
Attribution:
Parnell.
Attributed To:
Thomas Parnell
First Line:
While others sing the fortune of the great
Page No:
pp.239-271
Poem Title:
The Last Day.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young
First Line:
Oh life thou nothing's younger brother
Page No:
pp.271-273
Poem Title:
Life and Fame.
Attribution:
Cowley.
Attributed To:
Abraham Cowley
First Line:
Ardalio jeers and in his comic strains
Page No:
pp.273-274
Poem Title:
On St. Ardalio, who from a Stage-Player became a Christian, and Suffered Martyrdom.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
My thoughts that often mount the skies
Page No:
pp.274-275
Poem Title:
Death and Eternity.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
O the immense the amazing height
Page No:
pp.276-277
Poem Title:
The God of Thunder.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
But many shapes
Page No:
pp.277-278
Poem Title:
Death its Causes and Variety.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
And now on earth the seventh
Page No:
pp.278-280
Poem Title:
The Institution and Solemnity of the Sabbath.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Then from his bright aereal abode
Page No:
pp.281-285
Poem Title:
Part of the XXXVIIIth and XXXIXth Chapters of Job. A Paraphrase.
Attribution:
Broome
Attributed To:
William Broome
First Line:
I'm not designed to say who lies beneath
Page No:
p.286
Poem Title:
A Monumental Inscripton, On the Death of his Son.
Attribution:
Jane.
Attributed To:
Thomas Janes
First Line:
In yonder grave a druid lies
Page No:
pp.287-289
Poem Title:
An Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson.
Attribution:
Collins.
Attributed To:
William Collins
First Line:
Is then that hero numbered with the dead
Page No:
p.287
Poem Title:
On the Death of Alexander the Great.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Say mighty love and teach my song
Page No:
pp.289-291
Poem Title:
Few Happy Matches.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
Look round the world with what a partial hand
Page No:
pp.292-293
Poem Title:
The Grand Distinction between the Virtuous and the Wicked reserved for Another State.
Attribution:
Glynn.
Attributed To:
Robert Glynn [later Clobery]
First Line:
Sceptic whoever thou art who sayst the soul
Page No:
pp.293-294
Poem Title:
The Unreasonableness of Denying a Future State.
Attribution:
Glynn.
Attributed To:
Robert Glynn [later Clobery]
First Line:
Judge not what is best
Page No:
pp.295-296
Poem Title:
Sensual Pleasures Censured.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Henceforth I learn that to obey is best
Page No:
p.296
Poem Title:
True Wisdom.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Do I seem
Page No:
pp.297-299
Poem Title:
The Birth of Sin, and Procreation of Death.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Man disobeying
Page No:
pp.299-301
Poem Title:
God declares the dreadful Consequence of Adam's Sin to Him and his Posterity, unless satisfaction is made to his Justice; which the Son of God undertakes.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Eve at his feet
Page No:
pp.302-303
Poem Title:
Eve's pathetic Address to Adam to avert his Resentment.
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Poor is the triumph over the timid hare
Page No:
pp.303-305
Poem Title:
The Barbarity of Hunting.
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Lord when my thoughtful soul surveys
Page No:
pp.305-307
Poem Title:
God's Absolute Dominion.
Attribution:
Watts.
Attributed To:
Isaac Watts
First Line:
Vital spark of heavenly flame
Page No:
pp.308-309
Poem Title:
Christiani Morientis ad Animam: or, The Christian to his Departing Soul.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The cloud capped towers the gorgeous palaces
Page No:
p.309
Poem Title:
The End of All Things.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Pity the sorrows of a poor old man
Page No:
pp.310-311
Poem Title:
Incidental Miseries attendant on Poverty.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Soft babe sweet image of a harmless mind
Page No:
pp.312-314
Poem Title:
Verses written by a Gentleman, on seeing his Child asleep in a Cradle, just before his going to Prison.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
By the loud trumpet summoned to the charge
Page No:
pp.314-317
Poem Title:
The Conflagration.
Attribution:
Young.
Attributed To:
Edward Young