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The works of Monsieur Boileau. Made English by several hands [Vol I] [T143903]

DMI number:
1467
Aliases
Works of Boileau
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Absolute (100%)
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Publication Date:
1714
Volume Number:
1 of 3
ESTC number:
T143903
Shelfmark:
BL 1065.h.24
Full Title:
THE | WORKS | Of Monsieur | BOILEAU | DESPREAUX. | In THREE VOLUMES | Made [i]English[/i] from the last [i]Paris[/i] Edition. | To which is prefix'd, | His LIFE, written to JOSEPH | ADDISON, Esq; by Mr. [i]Des-Maizeaux[/i]. | With some | Account of this Translation, | By [i]N. ROWE[/i], Esq; | [rule] | ADORN'D with CUTS. | [rule] | VOLUME the FIRST. | [rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | Printed for E. CURLL, at the [i]Dial[/i] and [i]Bible[/i] against | St. [i]Dunstan[/i]'s Church in [i]Fleet-street[/i]. M DCC XIV. | Price of the Three Volumes, 15 [i]s[/i].
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of translations/imitations
Format:
Octavo
Price:
15 s. [for all 3 volumes]
Bibliographic details:
From ESTC: 'A reissue of the edition of 1711-13 with cancel titlepages.' Sigs.L6r-L8v (pp.155-160) are missing though catchword on p.154 matches with p.161 and text seems continuous. There is no sign of a cancel (though the volume is now in a modern binding). This is either an error in casting off copy (Curll overestimated how much room the satires etc. would take up and told his second compositor to start too soon); or the spare pages were used for the cancel titlepages and the partial gathering at the end of the volume (sigs. Yr-Y2v). Separate title page: The | LIFE | OF | Mons. [i]Boileau Despreaux[/i]. | [rule] | Written in French | By Mr. [i]DES MAIZEAUX[/i]. | Made [i]English[/i] from the [i]Manuscript[/i] copy | By Mr. [i]Ozell[/i]. | [rule] | [ornament] | [rule] | Printed in the Year M DCC XII.
Comments:
PLATES: Engravings : frontispiece (by Vandergucht after a painting by De Piles), and facing pp. 1 (by Vandergucht designed by F. Knight); pp.18, 29, 39, 55, 73, 84 (by Hendrick Hulsbergh). PAGINATION: [8], [i]-lxxxiv, lxxxvii-cii, ci-clxviii, [16], [i]-xi, [5], 1-154, 161-324. (pp.vi, vii, x, xi, xiv, xv, xviii, ix, cxlviii, cxlix, 27, 182, 183, 192, 208, 237, 299 mispaginated x, xi, xiv, xv, xviii, xix, xxii, xxiii, clxviii, clxix, 72, 128, 185, 112, 228, 23 ('7' pencilled into BL 1065.h.24), 289 respectively. pp.lxxxv-lxxxvi have been skipped in pagination sequence, and pp.ci-cii are repeated, but text and register continuous. However, sigs.L6r-L8v (pp.155-160) are missing (see bibliographical detail). ATTRIBUTION: Those poems in the prefatory material that are not taken from the translations in the body of the volume may be taken to be by John Ozell, the translator of the letter from Des-Maizeaux in which the fragments appear. However, in the absence of explicit attribution where the poems appear (and partly because the translations of Boileau's verse themselves are mostly unattributed) they have not been attributed to Ozell in the index.
Other matter:
Prefatory: The Life of Monsieur Boileau' (pp.[i]-clxviii); Boileau's general Preface (pp.[i]-xi); Contents [5pp.]; dedication to Halifax (sigs. A2r-A4r); Boileau's preface to Le Lutrin (sigs. A4v-A5v); Account of Boileau's Writings (sigs. A6r-A8v);
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Title:
The works of Monsieur Boileau. Made English by several hands [Vol I] [T143904]
Publication Date:
1712
ESTC No:
T143904
Volume:
1 of 2
Relationship:
Reissue
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Title:
The works of Monsieur Boileau. Made English by several hands [Vol II] [T143903]
Publication Date:
1714
ESTC No:
T143903
Volume:
2 of 3
Relationship:
Volume from the same edition
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Title:
The works of Monsieur Boileau. Made English by several hands [Vol III] [T143903]
Publication Date:
1714
ESTC No:
T143903
Volume:
3 of 3
Relationship:
Volume from the same edition
Comments:
Title:
The works of Monsieur Boileau. Made English by several hands. [Vol I] [ECCO] [N25822]
Publication Date:
1736
ESTC No:
N25822
Volume:
1 of 2
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Another Edition of
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Related People
Dedicatee:
Charles Montagu
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Absolute (100%)
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Engraver:
Gerard Vandergucht
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Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Frontipiece and engraving facing p. 1 signed 'M. V.dr Gucht Scul.'
Engraver:
Henry Hulsbergh [Hulsberg]
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Engravings facing pp.18, 29, 39, 55, 73, 84 signed 'H. Hulsbergh Sc:'
Publisher:
Edmund Curll
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Absolute (100%)
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Content/Publication
First Line:
But halt my pen and thou my presence quit
Page No:
pp.cl-cli
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
But now that I am old and on my head
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p.cviii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Even I whose merit's so much less than thine
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p.lxvi
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
False teachers next in numerous crowds arise
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pp.cxv-cxvi
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Fathers in god whom I revere
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pp.clxviii-clxix [i.e. pp.cxlviii-cxlix]
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
If at my years said he I turn one page
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pp.xlvi-xlvii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
If in the morn the chanter dares destroy
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pp.xlvii-xlviii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
If my past writings for my present plead
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pp.cviii-cvix
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Midst the soft pleasures of fraternal peace
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pp.xlv
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
My sire to business threescore years applied
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pp.xx-xxi
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Of you my verse if any should enquire
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pp.xxi-xxii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Riches I saw must be acquired by sweat
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pp.lix-lx
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Right when I undertook to prove
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pp.cxl-cxli
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
Tell them by chance I in my greener age
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p.cx
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
The man thou seest was to the law
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p.x
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The poets' wars at Paris cease
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pp.cxxi-cxxii
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
The prelate saw their fall with ghastful eyes
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pp.l-lii
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
The reader now no longer can endure
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p.lxiii
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
This peaceful man who does the canvas stain
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p.xvii [i.e. xx]
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
Twas sacred satire first inspired my song
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p.xxii
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
Wife to a man of candor sweetness ease
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p.xvii [i.e. xxi]
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
You think the public will be proud to read
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pp.xxiii-xxivi
Poem Title:
[no title]
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Not attributed
First Line:
Arms and the priest I sing whose martial soul
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pp.1-83
Poem Title:
The Lutrin: A Mock-Heroic Poem.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Rash author tis a vain presumptuous crime
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pp.84-138
Poem Title:
The Art of Poetry. In Four Cantos.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Damon a mighty author who had long
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pp.139-149
Poem Title:
Satire I.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
O happy wit whose rare and fruitful vein
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pp.150-154
Poem Title:
Satire II. To M. De Moliere.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Whence comes it friend that thou art so changed of late
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pp.161-174
Poem Title:
Satire III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tell me Le Vayer whence does it arise
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pp.174-185 [i.e. 183]
Poem Title:
Satire IV. To M. L'Abbe' Le Vayer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I grant Dangeau nobility in man
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pp.185 [i.e. 183]-193
Poem Title:
Satire V. To the Marquis De Dangeau. [...] Corrected and Completed from the Original.
Attribution:
Done by Mr. Oldham.
Attributed To:
John Oldham
First Line:
What noise is this good God what doleful cries
Page No:
pp.193-202
Poem Title:
Satire VI.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
No more my muse though satire may prevail
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pp.202-228 [i.e.208]
Poem Title:
Satire VII.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Of all the creatures which earth's surface tread
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pp.209-230
Poem Title:
Satire VIII. To Monsr. M***, Dr. of the Sorbonne.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Oldham, in the Year 1682. Compar'd and Corrected, from the Original, by Mr. Ozell
Attributed To:
John Ozell
John Oldham
First Line:
The faults of others I enough have shown
Page No:
pp.231-250
Poem Title:
Satire IX.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tis true then you're of roaring weary grown
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pp.252-302
Poem Title:
A Dialogue, Or Satire X.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Yes honour Valincour to all is dear
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pp.305-319
Poem Title:
Satire. XI.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Blessed as the immortal Gods is he
Page No:
p.322
Poem Title:
An Ode of Sappho, Quoted by Longinus. [...] Ad Lesbiam.
Attribution:
Thus by Mr. Philips.
Attributed To:
Ambrose Philips
First Line:
Happy who near you sigh for you alone
Page No:
pp.323-324
Poem Title:
An Ode of Sappho. Quoted by Longinus. [...] Ad Lesbiam.
Attribution:
Thus Paraphras'd by a Lady.
Attributed To:
Not attributed