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their Guardians are folicitous that they fhall only read the best books, there can be no danger of a work of this kind's being dif agreeable. It offers, in a very finall compafs, the very flower of our Poetry, and that of a kind adapted to the fex fuppofed to be its readers. Poetry is an art, which no young Lady can, or ought to be wholly ignorant of. The pleafure which it gives and indeed the neceffity of knowing enough of it to mix in modern conversation, will evince the usefulness of my defign; which is to fupply the highest and the most innocent entertainment at the finallest expence; as the Poems in this collection, if fold singly, would amount to ten times the price of what. I am able to afford the prefent.
The Parting of Hector and Andromache, from Homer's Iliad, Book 6, tranflated by Mr. Pope.
The Death of Dido, from Virgil's Eneid, Book 4, tranflated by Mr. Dryden
The Story of Narciffus, from Ovid; tranflated by Mr.
The Story of Ceyx and Alcyone, from Ovid, tranflated
by Mr. Dryden Baucis and Philemon, imitated from the 8th Book of
Ovid, by Dean Swift
The Story of Teribazus and Ariana, by Mr. Glover 163
Letter from Italy, by Mr. Addifon
Poetical Readings by Meffrs. Sheridan and Henderfon.
The Grand Question debated, c. by Dean Swift 248 Elegy written in a Country Church Yard, by Gray 257 Epitaph, by Gray,
Alexander's Feaft, or the Power of Music, by Dryden, 263 The Jugglers, by Gay
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, by
This Poem was originally published without any fuccefs : it lay dormant for fome time, till it was taken notice of by FIELDING and HARVEY: fince that, it has been efteemed as it merits.The moft ftriking paffages are here felected.
HRO' the unmeasurable tracts of space, Go Mufe divine! and prefent Godhead trace! Should't thou above the heav'n of heav'ns afcend, Could't thou below the depth of depths defcend; Could thy fond flight beyond the starry sphere, The radiant morning's lucid pinions bear! B