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But if fimplicity, with force and fire,
Unlabour'd thoughts and artless words inspire;
If, like the action which these scenes relate,
The whole appear irregularly great ;
If master-strokes the nobler passions move :
Then, like the king, acquit us, and approve;

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INSCRIPTIONS AT HAGLEY,

I. On a View from an ALCOVÉ,"

VIRIDANTIA TEMPE!

TEMPE, QVAE SYLVAE CINGVNT SVPERIMPEN:

DENTES.

II. On a ROCKY FANCY SEAT.

EGO LAVDO RVRIS AMOENI, RIVOS, ET MVSCO CIRVMLITA SAXA NEMVSQVE.

III.

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TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SHENSTONE, ESQUIRE ;

IN WHOSE VERSES
WERE ALL THE NATURAL GRACES,

AND IN WHOSE MANNERS

WAS ALL THE AMIABLE SIMPLICITY,

OF PASTORAL POETRY,
WITH THE SWEET TENDERNESS
OF THE ELEGIAC..

IV. On

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IV. On the Pedestal of an URNA

ALEXANDRO POPE ;

POETARVM ANGLICANORVM

ELEGANTISSIMO DVLCISSIMORVE;
VIRORVM CASTIGATORI ACERRIMO,
SAPIENTIAE DOCTORI SVAVISSIMO,

SACRA ESTO.

ANN. DOM. MDCCXLIV.

V. On a BENCH.
WIBET IACERE MODO SVB ANTIQVA ILICE,

MODO IN TENACE GRAMINE;
LABVNTVR ALTIS INTERIM RIVIS AQVAE;

QVAERVNTVR IN SYLVIS AVES :
FONTESQUE LYMPHIS OBSTREPYNT MANANTIBVS

SOMNOS QUOD INVITET LEVES.

VI. On THOMSON's SEAT t.

INGENIO IMMORTALI

IACOBI THOMSON,
POETAE SVBLIMIS,

VIRI BONI;
AEDICVLAM HANC, QUEM VIVUS DILEXIT,
POST MORTEM EIVS CONSTRUCTAM,

DICAT DEDICATQVE
GEORGIVS LYTTELTON,'

* A Doric portico in another part of the park is ho-
poured with the name of “ Pope's Building,” and
infcribed, QVIETI ET MVSIS.

+ A very handsome and well-finished building, in
an octagonal line.

CONTENTS

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In Four

THE
HE PROGRESS OF LOVE.

Eclogues.
I. Uncertainty. To Mr. Pope,
II. Hope. To Mr. Doddington,

III. Jealousy. To Mr. Edward Walpole,

IV. Poffeffion. To Lord Cobham,

Soliloquy of a Beauty in the country. Written at

Eaton School,

17

Blenheim. Written at the University of Oxford, in

the Year 1727,

19

To the Reverend Dr. Ayscough, at Oxford. Writ-

ten from Paris in the Year 1728,
To Mr. Poyntz, Ambassador at the Congress of
Soissons, in 1728. Written at Paris,

30
Verses to be written under a Picture of Mr. Poyntz, 33
An Epistle to Mr. Pope. From Rome, 1730. 34
To Lord Hervey, in the Year 1730. From Wor-
cestershire,

37
Advice to a Lady, 3731.

39
Song.
in 1729,

50

Song. Written in the Year 1732,

Page 44 Song. Written in the Year 1733,

45 Damon and Delia. In Imitation of Horace and Lydia. Written in the Year 1732,

47 Ode, in Imitation of Paftor Fido. Written Abroad

4.9 Parts of an Elegy of Tibullus. Translated

1729-30, Song Written in the Year 1732,

52 Verses written at Mr. Pope's House at Twicken

ham, which he had lent to Mrs. Greville. In August, 1735.

53 Epigram,

54 To Mr. West, at Wickham. Written in the Year 1740,

ibid. To Mifs Lucy Fortescue,

55 To the fame ; with Hammond's Elegies,

ibid. To the same,

56 To the fame,

ibid. A Prayer to Venus, in her Temple at Stowe. To the same,

57 To the same. On her pleading Want of Time, To the same,

58

59 To the same,

60
To the same ; with a new Watch,
An Irregular Ode. Written at Wickham in 1746.
To the same,

ibid.
To the Memory of the fame Lady. A Monody.
A. D, 1749

63 Verses,

+

- 61 ibid.

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