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will make no disagreeable figure amongst those of modern date; and that they will produce the same effect here, as Mr. Pope observes a moderate use of old words may have in a poem ; which, adds he, is like working old abbey-stones into a modern building, and which I have sometimes seen practised with good success.
Upon the whole, as we have been favoured with the best assistance in compiling this volume, no further apology is necessary; and as the approbation of the public has been already secured to these poems separately, we hope they have no less reason to claim it, when thus published together.
HE Thistle and the Rose, By W. Dunbar i
By Mr. Shipley"
13 A Fragment, by Mr. Mallet?" "The Eagle and Robin Red-Breast, a Fable, by
Archibald Scott, written before the Year 1600.28 Ode to Fancy, by Mr. Joseph Warton 31 Ode to Evening, by the fame
37 Ode to Evening, by Mr. Collins
39 Isis, an Elegy, by Mr. Mason of Cambridge 42 The Triumph of Ifis, by Mr. Thomas Warton of Oxford
47 A Love-Elegy, by Mr. Hammond
47 The Tears of Scotland, 1746.
62 An Elegy written in a country church-yard, by
Mr. Grey On the Death of Prince Frederic. Written át
Paris, by David Lord Viscount Stormont 70 On the same, by Mr. James Clitherow of Oxford 75 Ode on the Approach of Summer, by a Gentle
man formerly of the University of Aberdeen 81 A Pastoral in the manner of Spenser, from
Theocritus, Idyll. 20. By the same 94 Inscribed on a beautiful Grotto near the Water 96 Love Elegy, by Mr. Smollet
A Panegyric on Oxford Ale, by a Gentleman of Trinity College
99 The Progress of Discontent, by the Same. 105 Ode to Arthur Onslow, Efq;
109 Job, Chapter XXXIX. By a Gentleman of Oxford
113 Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson, by Mr.
Collins The Child-Birth, in the manner of Gay 119 On a Lady's presenting a Sprig of Myrtle to a Gentleman, by Mr. Hammond
125 To a Young Lady with Fontenelle's Plurality of Worlds
126 Ode on the Fifth of December, by Mr. Christopher Smart
128 Part of the Prologue to Sir David Lyndesay’s Dream. Written in the Reign of King
129 Hardyknute, a Fragment
132 Ode. By Dr. Akenfide, on Lyric Poetry 147
The THISTLE and the ROSE,
O'er flowers and herbage green,
Brave King and lovely Queen.
1. HEN March with varying winds was overpast,
Ta’n leave of Nature with an orient blast,
IV. Sluggard, le faid, awake anon for shame, And in mine honour something thou go write; The lark has done, the merry day proclaim, Lovers to raise with comfort and delight; Will nought increase thy courage to indite, Whose heart sometime has glad and blissful been, Songs oft to make, under the branches green?
V. Whereto, quoth I, shall I uprise at morrow, For in thy month few birds have I heard sing, They have mare cause to weep and plain their