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Epistle II. To a Lady. Of the Characters of Women
Epistle III. To Lord Bathurst.
To the Earl of Burlington. Of the Use of
IN FIVE EPISTLES.
Ode. The Dying Christian to his Soul..
Two Choruses to the Tragedy of Brutus.
Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato......
Epilogue to Mr. Rowe's Jane Shore.................................
To Robert Earl of Oxford. 1721
To Mr. Jervas. With Dryden's Translation of Fresnoy's
With Voiture's Works. 1717......
To the same. On her leaving the Town after the Coro-
To Mr. John Moore, Author of the celebrated Worm
Waller. On a Lady singing to her Lute..............
Answer to a Question of Mrs. Howe
Occasioned by some Verses of his Grace the Duke of
Prologue to a Play for Mr. Dennis's Benefit, in 1733,
when he was old, blind, and in great Distress, a little
Epigram on the Collar of a Dog..
Song, by a Person of Quality. 1733..
On receiving from Lady Frances Shirley a Standish and
To the Author of a Panegyric on Mrs. Grace Butler..... 240
Inscription on a Grotto of Shells..
Verses left by Mr. Pope, on his lying in the same bed
which the Earl of Rochester used at Atterbury........ 242
Epigram on one who made long Epitaphs.
ESSAY ON CRITICISM.
WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1709.
Introduction. That it is as great a fault to judge ill as to write ill, and a more dangerous one to the public.-That a true taste is as rare to be found as a true genius.-That most men are born with some taste, but spoiled by false education. The multitude of critics, and causes of them. -That we are to study our own taste, and know the limits of it.-Nature the best guide of judgment.-Improved by art and rules, which are but methodized Nature.-Rules derived from the practice of the ancient poets.-That therefore the ancients are necessary to be studied by a critic, particularly Homer and Virgil.-Of licences, and the use of them by the ancients.-Reverence due to the ancients, and praise of them.
"TIs hard to say if greater want of skill