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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
Born in London – Both Parents Roman Catholics — Educated by Priests
Early distinguished as a Poet - Lives at Binfield in Berkshire
Sees Dryden Becomes acquainted with Wycherley, Walsh, Sir W.
Trumbull, &c. Writes his "Pastorals' Publishes his · Pastorals' in
Tonson's Miscellany — Publishes 'An Essay on Criticism' - Dennis
attacks the “ Essay' Publishes “The Rape of the Lock' in Lintot's
Miscellany – His intimacy with Addison PublishesWindsor Forest'
Commences a Translation of the “Iliad' History of the Subscription
for the “Iliad'- Lord Halifax and Pope Collects his Poems -- Eloisa
to Abelard' • Verses on an Unfortunate Lady'. Comiences a Transla-
tion of the 'Odyssey' Fenton and Broome Publication of his Letters
to Cromwell Curll Edits Shakespeare Theobald's Attack The
Bathos History of · The Dunciad' Writes his ‘Moral Epistles' and
'Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot' The “Essay on Man' Bolingbroke and
Warburton Quarrels with Lord Hervey and Lady Mary Montagu His
Imitations of Horace Collects a Second Volume of his Poems Public
cation of his Letters by Curll - Writes his two Dialogues, 1738'
Quarrels with Cibber Writes a Fourth Book of “The Dunciad'
Theobald dethroned Death and Burial at Twickenham – Personal
Character – Works and Character Dryden and Pope compared Criti-
cism on his Epitaphs
Į JONATHAN SWIFT.-1667–1745.
Born in Dublin of English Parents Educated at Dublin and Oxford
Enters the service of Sir William Temple Becomes acquainted with
Stella -- Is introduced to William III. - Is left Sir William Temple's
Literary Executor His unpromising appearance as a Poet Dryden's
Criticism on his Odes – Publishes The Tale of a Tub’ – Sides with
the Whigs under Somers and Godolphin Seeks the patronage of Halifax
- Introduced to Harley and St. John
- Sides with the Tories - His
Political Influence Is made Dean of St. Patrick's – His Church Prospects
ruined by the Death of Queen Anne His two Visits to England
Publishes Gulliver's Travels' Supposed to have been married to Stella
- Stella and Vanessa — His Services to Ireland — Disappointments and
Idiotcy - Death and Burial in St. Patrick's Cathedral – Works and
Born at Haslington, in Cheshire — Educated at Eton and Cambridge
Enters into Holy Orders Introduced to Pope Assists Pope in the
Notes to the “Iliad' - Assists him in translating the 'Ollyssey’ – His
Quarrel with Pope His Miscellany Poems — Marries Death and Burial
in Bath Abbey Church Works and Character,
Born at Blandford in Dorsetshire Educated at Winchester and Oxford
Presented to the Rectory of Pimpern in Dorsetshire - Translates Vida's
* Art of Poetry,' and Virgil's ‘Æneid '— His Miscellany of Poems Death
and Burial at Blandford.
Born at Ednam in Roxburghshire Educated at Edinburgh, and designed
for the Church Starts for London - His Poverty Publishes his
*Winter,' “Summer,' •Spring,' and other Poems Writes for the Stage
Is made Tutor to the Son of Lord Chancellor Talbot
Made Secretary of the Briefs Loses his office at Lord Talbot's death
Patronized by the Prince of Wales and Mr. Lyttelton --- Writes · Agamemnon
and other Tragedies Publishes · Liberty,' a Poem - Death and Burial at
Richmond in Surrey - Works and Character
Born at Southampton -- Educated among the Independents -- Becomes Tutor
to the Son of Sir John Hartopp -- Is received into Sir Thomas Abney's
Family - Popularity of his Preaching - His Work on "The Improvement
of the Mind' - Death and Burial at Bunhill Fields in London
A Native of Shropshire - Educated at Cambridge – Encouraged by the Earl
of Dorset - Sides with the Whigs — His Friendship with Addison and
Steele Produces • The Distressed Mother,' a Tragedy - The famous Epi-
logue to his Tragedy — Publishes his Pastorals - His Quarrel with Pope --
Joins in “The Freethinker’- Is patronised by Archbishop Boulter Death
, and Burial in Audley Chapel, South Audley Street, London
GILBERT WEST,-1700 ?-1756.
Educated at Eton and Oxford – Married, and retires to Wickham in Kent --
Translates Pindar, and publishes Observations on the Resurrection'— His
Friendship with Lyttelton and Pitt - Death and Burial at Wickham
Works and Character .
Born at Chichester - Educated at Winchester and Oxford - Publishes Ori-
ental Eclogues' and Odes on several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects --
Publishes Proposals for a “ History of the Revival of Learning'-— Publishes
a Poem on Thomson's Death - Dies insane, and Buried in St. Andrew's
Church, Chichester - Works and Character
Second Son of Robert Dyer, of Aberglasney, in Caermarthenshire - Educated
at Westminster --- Studies Poetry and Painting - Publishes "Grongar Hill,'
a Poem - Enters into Holy Orders — Publishes “The Ruins of Rome,'
* The Fleece,' &c. -- Made Rector of Coningsby, in Lincolnshire - Death
and Burial at Coningsby
Boru at the Leasowes, in Shropshire - Educated at Ilales-Owen and Oxford
– Publishes a small Miscellany of Poems without his name Publishes
* The Judginent of Hercules,' The Schoolmistress,' and other Poems --
His Ferme ornée — His pecuniary difficulties — Death and Burial in Hales-
Owen Churchyard, Shropshire – Works and Character
Born at Upham, in Hampshire Educated at Winchester and Oxford His
first Poetry Is patronised by the Duke of Wharton - Publishes his Uni-
versal Passion' - Writes for the Stage-Enters into Holy Orders -- Receives
a Pension of 2001. a-year from George I. - Marries - Death of his Wife -
Publishes - The Complaint, or Night Thoughts '- Presented to the Living
of Welwyn, in Hertfordshire - His only Son -- Death and Burial at Welwyr
- Works and Character
DAVID MALLET.-1698 ?-1765.
Born in the Highlands of Scotland - Educated at Edinburgh - Made Tutor
to the sons of the Duke of Montrose -- Visits London - Publishes · William
and Margaret,' a Ballad Changes his name - Publishes “The Excursion,
a Poem — Courts Pope by a Poem • On Verbal Criticism'- Writes for the
Stage — Made Under Secretary to Frederick, Prince of Wales — Writes a
"Life of Bacon,' and undertakes a ‘Life of the Duke of Marlborough'-
Publishes 'Amyntor and Theodora,' a Poem - Seeks to blacken the memory
of Pope – Left Bolingbroke's Literary Executor -- His Pamphlet against
Admiral Byng — Obtains a Pension - Is twice married — Death and Burial
-Works and Character
Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne — Educated at Edinburgh and Leyden – Deter-
mines to study Physic — Publishes 'The Pleasures of Imagination '- His
Quarrel with Warburton — Writes a Poem against Pulteney — Publishes a
volume of Odes - Mr. Dyson's friendship for him - His small practice as a
physician — Death, and Burial in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, Lon-
Son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton of Hagley, in Worcestershire --Educated at Eton
and Oxford Visits France and Italy — Obtains a seat in Parliament
Made Secretary to Frederick, Prince of Wales --- His Friendship with Pope
and Thomson Is twice married Publishes his 'Observations on the Con.
version of St. Paul'-- Ivherits his Father's Baronetcy - Is created a Peer
Writes the ‘History of the Reign of Henry II.' - Death and Burial at
Born in Cornhill, London - Educated at Eton and Cambridge — Accompanies
Horace Walpole into Italy - His Quarrel with Pope — Publishes his ‘Elegy
written in a Country Churchyard '— Its immediate popularity – Publishes
his Odes — Refuses the Laurel Made Professor of Modern History at
Cambridge – Death and Burial at Stoke Pogeis in Buckinghamshire –
Works and Character.
ADDITIONAL NOTES .
LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS.