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Miscellaneous works of his late excellency Matthew Prior [ECCO] [T75653]

DMI number:
632
Publication Date:
1739
ESTC number:
T75653
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW115125626
Full Title:
MISCELLANEOUS | WORKS | Of his late Excellency | [i]Matthew Prior[/i], Esq; | Consisting of | POEMS | ON | SEVERAL OCCASIONS, | [i]VIZ[/i]. | EPISTLES, TALES, SATIRES, EPIGRAMS, &[i]c[/i]. | With some Select LATIN PERFORMANCES. | Now first published from His | ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS. | [rule] | Revised by Himself, and Copied fair for the Press, | By Mr. ADRIAN DRIFT, His Executor. | [rule] | [i]DUBLIN:[/i] | Printed by S. POWELL, | For G. RISK at the [i]Shakespear's-head[/i], G. EWING | at the [i]Angel[/i] and [i]Bible[/i], W. SMITH, at the [i]Hercu- | les[/i], Booksellers in [i]Dame-street[/i], and G. FAULKNER, | in [i]Essex-street[/i], MDCC XXXIX.
Place of Publication:
Dublin
Format:
Duodecimo
Bibliographic details:
VERSES | SENT TO | Mr. [i]PRIOR[/i]. On p.67 the digit '7' has been inserted upside-down by typesetter. ESTC notes that a variant issue has vi,[7],10-308p.
Comments:
MISCELLANY GENRE: Posthumous miscellany dedicated to Matthew Prior. CONTENTS: Dedication (4pp.) to Lionel, Duke of Dorset, signed by J. Bancks; 'Poems on Several Occasions' by Prior pp.[8]-126; 'Miscellanea' pp.[128]-136; 'Inscriptiones, &c.' pp.[138]-148; 'Solomon' pp.[150]-252; Latin verse p.253; 'Verses Sent to Mr. Prior' pp.[256]-290; Translations by Prior pp.291-303; letters to Prior by several hands pp.303-308. Prose pp.303-305. French verse, p.81, p.104. Latin verse, pp.[128]-147, pp.[150]-252, p.253, pp.279-80. NOTES: Although most poems are by Prior, a number of poems by other authors (including Dryden, Thomas Stanley, Harley, and Buckhurst) are included. There is also a collection of commendatory 'Verses Sent to Mr. Prior' from pp.[256]-290. Also issued as part of: ’Miscellaneous works .. In two volumes’ Dublin, 1740 (ESTC).
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Miscellaneous works of his late excellency Matthew Prior [ECCO] [N35208]
Publication Date:
1740
ESTC No:
N35208
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Adrian Drift
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'Copied fair for the Press, By Mr. Adrian Drift, His Executor'.
Dedicatee:
Lionel Cranfield Sackville
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S. Powell
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G. Ewing
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First Line:
Stay nymph he cried I follow not a foe
Page No:
p.[8], p.10, p.12, p.14
Poem Title:
Daphne and Apollo.
Attribution:
Translated By Mr. Dryden.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Abate fair fugitive abate thy speed
Page No:
p.9, p.11, p.13, pp.15-16
Poem Title:
Daphne and Apollo.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Heavy O Lord on me thy judgments lie
Page No:
pp.17-18
Poem Title:
Considerations on part of the 88th Psalm. A College Exercise. 1690.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior, Esq
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Pish lord I wish this prologue was but Greek
Page No:
pp.18-20
Poem Title:
Prologue, spoken by Lord Buckhurst, at Westminster-School, at a Representation of Mr. Dryden's Cleomenes, The Spartan Hero. At Christmas, 1695.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The town which Louis bought Nassau reclaims
Page No:
p.18
Poem Title:
On the Taking of Namur, 1692.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
While with labour assiduous due pleasure I mix
Page No:
pp.20-22
Poem Title:
Written at the Hague, in the Year 1696.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Lords knights and squires the numerous band
Page No:
pp.22-24
Poem Title:
To a Child of Quality five Years old, the Author forty, 1704.*
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Two mice dear boy of genteel fashion
Page No:
pp.24-29
Poem Title:
The Mice, A Tale. To Mr. Adrian Drift.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Sphinx was a monster that would eat
Page No:
p.30
Poem Title:
Two Riddles, 1710.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Of Nero tyrant petty king
Page No:
pp.31-45
Poem Title:
The Viceroy. A Ballad. To the Tune of The Lady Isabella's Tragedy: Or: The Step-Mother's Cruelty.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The fox an actor's vizard found
Page No:
p.31
Poem Title:
A Fable.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Reading ends in melancholy
Page No:
p.45
Poem Title:
A Song set by Mr. Abel.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When Nell given over by the doctor was dying
Page No:
pp.46-47
Poem Title:
An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When you with high dutch heeren dine
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
Upon this passage in Scaligeriana.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When Bibo thought fit from the world to retreat
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Her time with equal prudence Silvia shares
Page No:
pp.48-49
Poem Title:
Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
O death how thou spoilst the best projects of life
Page No:
p.48
Poem Title:
Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
O dearest daughter of two dearest friends
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
Application of the Turtle and Sparrow.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Quoth Richard in jest looking wistly at Nelly
Page No:
p.49
Poem Title:
Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
It oft to many has successful been
Page No:
pp.50-51
Poem Title:
Cupid in Ambush.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Haste my Nannette
Page No:
pp.51-52
Poem Title:
A Song.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When hungry wolves had trespassed on the fold
Page No:
pp.52-53
Poem Title:
Written in Imitation of a Greek Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Reader I was born and cried
Page No:
p.53
Poem Title:
On a Fart, let in the House of Commons.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When Jove lay blessed in his Alcmena's charms
Page No:
pp.53-54
Poem Title:
Consummation. To a Friend.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
You madam may with safety go
Page No:
pp.54-55
Poem Title:
The Fortune-Teller. To a young Lady in search of her Destiny.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Poor Hall caught his death standing under a spout
Page No:
p.56
Poem Title:
An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Gilles Menage
First Line:
Prometheus forming Mr Day
Page No:
p.56
Poem Title:
Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Will Piggot must to Coxwould go
Page No:
pp.57-59
Poem Title:
The Wandering Pilgrim. Humbly addressed to Sir Thomas Frankland, Bart. Post-Master, and Pay-Master-General to Queen Anne.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
His lamp his bow and quiver laid aside
Page No:
pp.60-61
Poem Title:
Cupid turned Plowman. From the Greek of Moschus.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Gilles Menage
First Line:
Thus to the muses spoke the Cyprian dame
Page No:
p.60
Poem Title:
The Advice of Venus.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
O with what woes am I oppressed
Page No:
p.61
Poem Title:
Husband and Wife. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
No I'll endure ten thousand deaths
Page No:
pp.62-64
Poem Title:
Chast Florimel.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Whilst I in prison on a court look down
Page No:
p.62
Poem Title:
To Fortune. Another
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The sturdy man if he in love obtains
Page No:
p.64
Poem Title:
Partial Fame.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Let others from the town retire
Page No:
pp.65-67
Poem Title:
Non Pareil.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Whither would my passion run
Page No:
p.65
Poem Title:
A Song.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Honour I say or honest fame
Page No:
p.67
Poem Title:
Upon Honour. A Fragment.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
That all from Adam first began
Page No:
pp.68-69
Poem Title:
The Old Gentry.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Phillis you boast of perfect health in vain
Page No:
p.69
Poem Title:
The Incurable. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Luke preach-ill admires what we laymen can mean
Page No:
p.70
Poem Title:
The Insatiable Priest.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
When Willis of Ephraim heard Rochester preach
Page No:
p.70
Poem Title:
Doctors Differ. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Pontius who loves you know a joke
Page No:
pp.71-72
Poem Title:
Pontius and Pontia.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
So good a wife doth Lissy make
Page No:
p.72
Poem Title:
Cautious Alice.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Lysander talks extremely well
Page No:
p.73
Poem Title:
An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Of thy judicious muse's sense
Page No:
p.73
Poem Title:
To a Poet of Quality, Praising the Lady Hinchinbroke.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
By birth I'm a slave yet can give you a crown
Page No:
pp.74-75
Poem Title:
An Enigma.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Downward was the wheeling bear
Page No:
p.76, p.78.
Poem Title:
Love's Night-Walk. From Anacreon, Ode III.
Attribution:
By Mr. Stanley
Attributed To:
Thomas Stanley
First Line:
At dead of night when stars appear
Page No:
p.77, p.79.
Poem Title:
Cupid Turned Stroller. From Anacreon, Ode III.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Formed half beneath and half above the earth
Page No:
p.80
Poem Title:
An Enigma.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Says Pontius in rage contradicting his wife
Page No:
p.80
Poem Title:
Truth Told at Last. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Why thus from the plain does my shepherdess rove
Page No:
pp.81-82
Poem Title:
A French Song.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Blind plaintiff lame defendant share
Page No:
p.82
Poem Title:
Two Beggars Dsputing [sic] their Right to an Oyster they had Found; a Lawyer thus decides the Cause.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
What trifling coil do we poor mortals keep
Page No:
p.82
Poem Title:
Human Life.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Now how shall I do with my love and my pride
Page No:
p.83
Poem Title:
A Case Stated.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
I my dear was born today
Page No:
p.84
Poem Title:
On my Birth-Day.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
As doctors give physic by way of prevention
Page No:
pp.85-87
Poem Title:
For my own Monument.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
My noble lovely little Peggy
Page No:
pp.87-88
Poem Title:
A Letter to the Honourable Lady Miss Margaret-Cavendish-Holles-Harley.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Pen ink and wax and paper send
Page No:
p.87
Poem Title:
To my Lord Harley. Extempore.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
I who on rude unpolished reed
Page No:
pp.88-91
Poem Title:
On the 11th Day of February, the Anniversary Birth-Day of the Right Honourable Lady Henrietta-Cavendish-Holles-Harley, and her Daughter, 1718-19.
Attribution:
By Mr. Harley
Attributed To:
Robert Harley
First Line:
Once on a time in sunshine weather
Page No:
pp.91-93
Poem Title:
Truth and Falshood [sic]. A Tale.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Whilst others proclaim
Page No:
pp.94-95
Poem Title:
Nelly's Picture. A Song.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Ladies to you with pleasure we submit
Page No:
pp.95-97
Poem Title:
Prologue for Delia's Play.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What all our sex in one sad hour undone
Page No:
pp.97-98
Poem Title:
To Delia on Her Play.
Attribution:
Verses, to the Author, written by the Right Honourable John, Marquis of Normandy, late Duke of Buckinghamshire, which, being omitted in his Lordship's Works, I shall here give the Reader, as a truly valuable Curiosity
Attributed To:
John Sheffield
First Line:
It was the fate of an unhappy swain
Page No:
pp.99-102
Poem Title:
Amaryllis. A Pastoral.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
I know that fortune long has wanted sight
Page No:
pp.102-103
Poem Title:
Upon Playing at Ombre, with Two Ladies.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Soft cupid wanton amorous boy
Page No:
pp.105-106
Poem Title:
Cupid's Promise. Paraphrased.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Three nymphs glad Damon's heart divide
Page No:
pp.106-107
Poem Title:
Written at Easthamstead, to Sir William Trumbull's three Nieces.
Attribution:
Sir Henry Sheers, Bart.
Attributed To:
Henry [Henry Sheers] Sheres
First Line:
Thou tyrant god of love give over
Page No:
pp.107-111
Poem Title:
Loving one I never saw.
Attribution:
W. Walsh
Attributed To:
William Walsh
First Line:
Phyllis if you will not agree
Page No:
pp.112-116
Poem Title:
The Antiquated Coquet.
Attribution:
This excellent Satire is supposed to have been written by the Earl of Dorset, on an Irish Lady named Clanbrazil, in the Reign of King Charles II. The MS is signed B. i.e. we presume Buckhurst
Attributed To:
Charles Sackville
First Line:
Farewell ye shady walks and fountains
Page No:
pp.116-119
Poem Title:
Dorinda.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
If absence so much racks my charmer's heart
Page No:
p.119
Poem Title:
To Leonora.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Cease Leonora cease to mourn
Page No:
p.120
Poem Title:
To Leonora. Encore.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
While mad Ophelia we lament
Page No:
pp.121-122
Poem Title:
On a Pretty Madwoman.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
What a tedious day is past
Page No:
p.122
Poem Title:
Absence.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The circling months begin this day
Page No:
pp.123-124
Poem Title:
The New-Year's Gift to Phyllis.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
For God's sake nay dear sir
Page No:
pp.124-125
Poem Title:
A Song.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Jove once resolved the females to degrade
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
Snuff. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
You need not thus so often pray
Page No:
pp.125-126
Poem Title:
To Celia. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Lay not the pain so near your heart
Page No:
p.126
Poem Title:
Upon a Friend who had a Pain in his Left-Side.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
This lamp which Prior to his Harley gave
Page No:
p.148
Poem Title:
Engraven on Three Sides of an Antique-Lamp, given by me to the Right Honourable the Lord Harley. | M.P.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The first great man who made the world his own
Page No:
pp.257-260
Poem Title:
To Matthew Prior, Esq; On his Carmen Saeculare, 1700.
Attribution:
By James Marshall, Esq.
Attributed To:
James Marshall
First Line:
When Prior's muse prepares to sing
Page No:
pp.261-263
Poem Title:
To Matthew Prior, Esq; on his excellent Carmen Saeculare.
Attribution:
By A.T. Scholar of St John's College, Cambridge.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Let Britain now at last no more complain
Page No:
pp.263-266
Poem Title:
To Mr. Prior, on his excellent Poems, 1709.*
Attribution:
G. Sewell. Aetat 18.
Attributed To:
George Sewell
First Line:
The nymph whose virgin heart thy charms have taught
Page No:
pp.266-267
Poem Title:
To Mr. Prior from a Lady unknown.
Attribution:
Anne, Countess of Winchelsea. [Footnote]
Attributed To:
Anne Finch [nee Kingsmill]
First Line:
Whilst Harley with more near approaches blessed
Page No:
pp.267-275
Poem Title:
An Epistle to Mr. Prior, on the new Edition, of his Works, in Folio, 1718.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As bards of old in nobler lays could sing
Page No:
pp.275-278
Poem Title:
To the Honourable Matthew Prior, Esq.
Attribution:
Cecini humillimeque obtuli, Geo. Waldron. Olim Coll. Reg. Oxon, 1718
Attributed To:
George Waldron
First Line:
Receive great bard thanks from the meanest muse
Page No:
pp.278-279
Poem Title:
To Mr. Prior from St. John's.
Attribution:
By J. Newcome, Fellow of that College [i.e. of St John's, Cambridge]
Attributed To:
J. Newcome
First Line:
Oft have I thought great bard in my poor cell
Page No:
pp.280-281
Poem Title:
To Mr. Prior, on the Book of Ecclesiastes, and his own Poem, called Solomon, January 20, 1719-20.
Attribution:
Francis Peck, M.A.
Attributed To:
Francis Peck
First Line:
Hail honoured bard the wonder of our isle
Page No:
pp.281-287
Poem Title:
To the Author of Solomon.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Maro and Horace equally divine
Page No:
p.287
Poem Title:
Written under the Picture of the Honourable Mr. Prior, July 21, 1720. His Birth-Day.
Attribution:
A. Drift
Attributed To:
Adrian Drift
First Line:
O dearest master father friend
Page No:
p.288
Poem Title:
To the Honourable Mr. Prior, presented to him on his Birth-Day.
Attribution:
Mr. Drift
Attributed To:
Adrian Drift
First Line:
Wit sense and learning massacred of late
Page No:
pp.288-289
Poem Title:
On a Report of Mr. Prior's Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To see this solemn scene this pomp of woe
Page No:
p.290
Poem Title:
On Seeing the Funeral of Mr. Prior, in Westminster-Abbey.
Attribution:
A. Drift
Attributed To:
Adrian Drift
First Line:
I see the fetters I am doomed to wear
Page No:
pp.[291]-295
Poem Title:
The Fourth Elegy of the second Book of Tibullus.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Not that I may in worldly wealth abound
Page No:
pp.295-297
Poem Title:
The Third Elegy of the Third Book of Tibullus.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
No woman ever shall draw me from your arms
Page No:
pp.298-300
Poem Title:
The Twelfth Elegy of the Fourth Book of Tibullus. To His Mistress.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Chloe since you a handsome woman are
Page No:
pp.300-303
Poem Title:
Ovid's Amours, Book III, Elegy III, Imitated.
Attribution:
Matthew Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Down-Hall well seated near a wood
Page No:
p.304
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Contained in a letter signed 'John Morley'
Attributed To:
John Morley
First Line:
When man's good-genius viewed the world around
Page No:
pp.306-308
Poem Title:
To John Morley, Esq; of Halstead in Essex, on his Birth-Day.
Attribution:
George Waldron
Attributed To:
George Waldron