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  1. The Bard. A Pindaric Ode  (36 results)
              3    'Though fanned by Conquest's crimson wing
              5    'Helm nor hauberk's twisted mail,
              8    'From Cambria's curse, from Cambria's tears!'
            11    As down the steep of Snowdon's shaggy side
            16    Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood,
            21    And with a master's hand, and prophet's fire,
            24    'Sighs to the torrent's awful voice beneath!
            27    'Vocal no more, since Cambria's fatal day,
            28    'To high-born Hoel's harp, or soft Llewellyn's lay.
            29    'Cold is Cadwallo's tongue,
            35    'On dreary Arvon's shore they lie,
            42    'Ye died amidst your dying country's cries—
            50    "The winding-sheet of Edward's race.
            55    "The shrieks of death, through Berkeley's roofs that ring,
            62    "And Sorrow's faded form, and Solitude behind.
            75    "Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway,
            87    "Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame,
            89    "Revere his consort's faith, his father's fame,
            90    "And spare the meek usurper's holy head.
          105    'But oh! what solemn scenes on Snowdon's height
          110    'All-hail, ye genuine kings, Britannia's issue, hail!
          143    He spoke, and headlong from the mountain's height
              P        Shakespear's King John. [V. i. 72]
              P    — [By] The crested adder's pride.
              P        Dryden's Indian Queen. [III. i. 84]
              P        Milton's Paradise Lost. [i. 537]
              P    point of Snowdon is called the eagle's nest. That bird is certainly no stranger to
              P    it even has built its nest in the Peak of Derbyshire. [See Willoughby's Ornithol.
              P    Isabel of France, Edward the Second's adulterous Queen.
              P    Magnificence of Richard the Second's reign. See Froissard, and other contemporary Writers.
              P        Spenser's Proëme to the Fairy Queen [l. 9].
              P    The succession of Poets after Milton's time.

  2. Agrippina, a Tragedy  (24 results)
              P    Seneca, the Emperor's preceptor.
              P    Scene, the Emperor's villa at Baiae
              P    her son's orders from Anicetus to remove from Baiae, and to
              P    Emperor's authority; but, knowing the lawless temper of Nero, he
              P    hear their discourse; who resolves immediately on his mother's
              P    death, and, by Anicetus's means, to destroy her by drowning. A
              P    remove Poppaea on board in the night, conveys her to Nero's
              P    pretence of a plot upon the Emperor's life, is sent with a
              P    death, and the Emperor's horrour and fruitless remorse,
              8    Her household cares, a woman's best employment.
            22    He's gone; and much I hope these walls alone
            24    Forgive your servant's fears, who sees the danger
            35    Of flattery's incense and obsequious vows
            38    Of Agrippina's race, he lived unknown
            42    On expectation's strongest wing to soar
            69    He reigns, the rest is heaven's; who oft has bade,
            77    Of prostrate Rome, the senate's joint applause,
            95    Knows his soft ear the trumpet's thrilling voice,
            99    And pleasure's flowery lap? Rubellius lives,
          108    Of bleak Germania's snows[?] Four, not less brave,
          149    With his plain soldier's oath and honest seeming.
          164    Have arched the hearer's brow and riveted
          169    And you, ye manes of ambition's victims,
          182    And sink the traitor in his mother's ruin. Exeunt.

  3. The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode  (22 results)
              3    From Helicon's harmonious springs
            17    On Thracia's hills the Lord of War,
            27    O'er Idalia's velvet-green
            29    On Cytherea's day
            36    Slow melting strains their queen's approach declare:
            42    Man's feeble race what ills await,
            44    Disease, and sorrow's weeping train,
            53    Hyperion's march they spy, and glittering shafts of war.
            57    To cheer the shivering native's dull abode.
            59    Of Chile's boundless forests laid,
            65    The unconquerable Mind, and Freedom's holy flame.
            66    Woods that wave o'er Delphi's steep,
            69    Or where Maeander's amber waves
            77    Till the sad Nine in Greece's evil hour
            84    In thy green lap was Nature's darling laid,
          103    Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car,
          119    Such forms, as glitter in the Muse's ray
              P        David's Psalms. [Prayer Book version, lvii. 9]
              P    Or seen the Morning's well-appointed Star
              P    [Nature's Darling] Shakespear.
              P    Meant to express the stately march and sounding energy of Dryden's rhimes.
              P    St. Cecilia's day: for Cowley (who had his merit) yet wanted judgment, style, and

  4. The Descent of Odin. An Ode  (13 results)
              4    That leads to Hela's drear abode.
            32    The winter's snow, the summer's heat,
            38    Is he that calls, a Warrior's son.
            47    Balder's head to death is given.
            53    What dangers Odin's child await,
            55    Pr. In Hoder's hand the hero's doom:
            62    By whom shall Hoder's blood be spilt.
            64    By Odin's fierce embrace compressed,
            68    Nor see the sun's departing beam:
            69    Till he on Hoder's corse shall smile
              P    Mallet's Introduction to the History of Denmark, 1755, Quarto. [(A slightly more

  5. [Imitated] From Propertius. Lib: 2: Eleg: 1.  (12 results)
            28    'Tis ample matter for a lover's book;
            30    Big with important nothing's history.
            32    My feeble voice to sound the victor's praise,
            33    To paint the hero's toil, the ranks of war,
            45    And sceptred Alexandria's captive shore,
            56    May tell of Jove and Phlegra's blasted plain,
            73    Condemns her fickle sex's fond mistake,
            74    And hates the tale of Troy for Helen's sake.
            81    The Melian's hurt Machaon could repair,
            93    The bed avails not or the leech's care,
          102    Thy passing courser's slackened speed retain
          103    (Thou envied honour of thy poet's days,

  6. Ode for Music  (11 results)
              5    'Mad Sedition's cry profane,
            10    'Dare the Muse's walk to stain,
            25    Meek Newton's self bends from his state sublime,
            43    And Anjou's heroine, and the paler rose,
            51    All that on Granta's fruitful plain
            54    To hail their Fitzroy's festal morning come;
            62    'The bee's collected treasures sweet,
            63    'Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet
            70    'A Tudor's fire, a Beaufort's grace.
            73    'And bid it round heaven's altars shed

  7. Imitated from Propertius, Lib: 3: Eleg: 5:  (10 results)
              2    Before the goddess' shrine we too, love's votaries, bend.
              6    Me may Castalia's sweet recess detain,
            14    There bloom the vernal rose's earliest pride;
            19    Then let me rightly spell of nature's ways.
            45    Earth's monster-brood stretched on their iron bed;
            46    The hissing terrors round Alecto's head;
            50    The pendent rock, Ixion's whirling wheel,
            52    Or are our fears the enthusiast's empty dream,
            53    And all the scenes that hurt the grave's repose,
            56    Be love my youth's pursuit and science crown my age.

  8. Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College  (10 results)
              4    Her Henry's holy Shade;
              6    Of Windsor's heights the expanse below
            29    To chase the rolling circle's speed,
            57    And black Misfortune's baleful train!
            70    And Sorrow's piercing dart.
            93    The tender for another's pain,
              P    [Henry's.] King Henry the Sixth, Founder of the College.
              P        Dryden's Fable on the Pythag. System. [l. 110 of Dryden's translation of Ovid, Metamorphoses, xv]
              P        Dryden's Fable of Palamon and Arcite. [ii. 582]

  9. Ode on the Spring  (9 results)
              6    Responsive to the cuckoo's note,
            11    Where'er the oak's thick branches stretch
            15    Beside some water's rushy brink
            31    To Contemplation's sober eye
            36    But flutter through life's little day,
            37    In fortune's varying colours dressed:
              P        Shakesp. Mids. Night's Dream. [II. i. 249-51]
              P        Milton's Paradise Lost, book 7. [ll. 405-6]
              P        Dodsley's Miscellanies, Vol. V, p. 161.

  10. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid VI 646-88, 704-24]  (9 results)
            13    Nor more; for now Nesimachus's son,
            28    So glittering shows the Thracian godhead's shield,
            29    With such a gleam affrights Pangaea's field,
            35    For oft in Pisa's sports his native land
            54    The sun's pale sister, drawn by magic strain,
            67    Then, with a tempest's whirl and wary eye,
            73    The theatre's green height and woody wall
            77    As when from Aetna's smoking summit broke,
            83    A tiger's pride the victor bore away,

  11. [The Death of Hoel]  (8 results)
              1    Had I but the torrent's might,
              3    Upon Deira's squadrons hurled,
              7    Great Cian's son: of Madoc old
              9    Alone in nature's wealth arrayed,
            11    To Cattraeth's vale in glittering row
            13    Every warrior's manly neck
            18    Or the grape's ecstatic juice.
            20    But none from Cattraeth's vale return,

  12. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard  (8 results)
            13    Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade,
            19    The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn,
            23    No children run to lisp their sire's return,
            43    Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust,
            60    Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.
            64    And read their history in a nation's eyes,
            72    With incense kindled at the Muse's flame.
            73    Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,

  13. The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment  (8 results)
              P    from Mr. Evans's Specimens of the Welch Poetry;
              1    Owen's praise demands my song,
              3    Fairest flower of Roderic's stem,
              4    Gwyneth's shield and Britain's gem.
            25    Talymalfra's rocky shore
            26    Echoing to the battle's roar.
            33    There Confusion, Terror's child,

  14. [The Alliance of Education and Government. A Fragment]  (7 results)
            25    To either pole and life's remotest bounds.
            59    Why yet does Asia dread a monarch's nod,
            75    By Reason's light on Resolution's wings,
            77    O'er Libya's deserts and through Zembla's snows?
            92    To turn the torrent's swift-descending flood,

  15. The Fatal Sisters. An Ode  (7 results)
              7    Weaving many a soldier's doom,
              8    Orkney's woe, and Randver's bane.
            12    Each a gasping warrior's head.
              P    s.v. rifr) by nubes sagittarum, an error which Gray incorporated
              P        Milton's Paradise Regained. [iii. 323-4]
              P        Shakespear's Jul. Caesar. [II. ii. 22]

  16. On L[or]d H[olland']s Seat near M[argat]e, K[en]t  (7 results)
              P    On L[or]d H[olland']s Seat near M[argat]e, K[en]t
            18        Nor Shelburne's, Rigby's, Calcraft's friendship vain,
            22        Then had we seen proud London's hated walls:
            23    Owls might have hooted in St Peter's choir,
            24        And foxes stunk and littered in St Paul's.'

  17. A Long Story  (6 results)
              1    In Britain's isle, no matter where,
              5    To raise the ceiling's fretted height,
            15    Moved the stout heart of England's Queen,
            21    A house there is (and that's enough)
          137    'Decorum's turned to mere civility;
              P    S[i]r Christopher afterwards L[or]d Keeper, Hatton, prefer'd by Q: Elizabeth for his

  18. Satire on the Heads of Houses; or, Never a Barrel the Better Herring  (5 results)
            15    So the Master of Queen's
            17    The Master of King's
            31    The Master of Peter's
            33    The Master of St John's
            35    P.S. —As to Trinity Hall

  19. Stanzas to Mr Bentley  (5 results)
              7    Each dream, in fancy's airy colouring wrought,
            16        And Dryden's harmony submit to mine.
            19    That burns in Shakespeare's or in Milton's page,
            21    As when, conspiring in the diamond's blaze,

  20. William Shakespeare to Mrs Anne, Regular Servant to the Revd Mr Precentor of York  (5 results)
              1    A moment's patience, gentle Mistress Anne!
              5    Much have I borne from cankered critic's spite,
              9    'Tis true, our master's temper natural
            11    But may not honey's self be turned to gall
            20    Than thus be patched and cobbled in one's grave.

  21. [Conan]  (4 results)
              1    Conan's name, my lay, rehearse,
              4    Verse, the hero's sole reward.
              5    As the flame's devouring force;
              7    As the thunder's fiery stroke,

  22. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes  (4 results)
              1    'Twas on a lofty vase's side,
              2    Where China's gayest art had dyed
            16    Their scaly armour's Tyrian hue
            24        What cat's averse to fish?

  23. [Translation from Dante, Inferno Canto xxxiii 1-78]  (4 results)
              7    Beget the traitor's infamy, whom thus
            14    Pisa's perfidious prelate, this: now hear
            29    Toward Pisa's mount, that intercepts the view
            52    And fastening bolts. Then on my children's eyes

  24. [Translation] From Tasso [Gerusalemme Liberata] Canto 14, Stanza 32-9.  (4 results)
            44    Beneath the obedient river's inmost bed.
            50    Earth's inmost cells and caves of deep descent.
            56    Euphrates' fount and Nile's mysterious head.
            60    Which soon the parent sun's warm powers refine,

  25. The Candidate  (3 results)
            12    'Tis just like the picture in Rochester's book.
            15    'They say he's no Christian, loves drinking and whoring,
            34    He's Christian enough that repents and that [stitches].'

  26. The Characters of the Christ-Cross Row, By a Critic, To Mrs —  (3 results)
            20    All, all but Grannam Osborne's Gazetteer.
            22    Henry the Eighth's most monstrous majesty.
            57    S sails the swan slow down the silver stream. [...]

  27. [Hymn to Ignorance. A Fragment]  (3 results)
            19    If any spark of wit's delusive ray
            32    (The schoolman's glory, and the churchman's boast.)

  28. Ode to Adversity  (3 results)
            18    Self-pleasing Folly's idle brood,
            33    Oh, gently on thy suppliant's head,
            39    With screaming Horror's funeral cry,

  29. [Epitaph on Sir William Williams]  (2 results)
              2    Young Williams fought for England's fair renown;
            10    Victor he stood on Belle Isle's rocky steeps;

  30. [Lines Spoken by the Ghost of John Dennis at the Devil Tavern]  (2 results)
            25    It lies, of 'Lysium the St. James's Park.
            42    P.S. Lucrece for half a crown will show you fun,

  31. [Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude]  (2 results)
            25    Smiles on past Misfortune's brow
            26    Soft Reflection's hand can trace;

  32. [Tophet]  (2 results)
              7    Hosannahs rung through Hell's tremendous borders,
              8    And Satan's self had thoughts of taking orders.

  33. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid IX 319-26]  (2 results)
              2    To Faunus on the Theban river's shore,
              9    Secure within his mother's watery state.

  34. [Epitaph on Mrs Clerke]  (1 result)
            10    Sits smiling on a father's woe:

  35. [Invitation to Mason]  (1 result)
              5    Brown sees thee sitting on his nose's tip,

  36. Lines on the Accession of George III  (1 result)
              1    The Old One's dead,

  37. Song I  (1 result)
              1    'Midst beauty and pleasure's gay triumphs, to languish

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