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A thousand fantasies
Begin to throng into my memory,
Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names
On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.
And the grass, therewith besprent,
Wither'd at dew so sweet and virulent.
Of knot-grass dew-bes prent.

Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth.
Hid from the world in a low-delvèd tomb.

Deep in forest drear.

Of forests, and enchantments drear.

Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn.
Sweet is the breath of Morn.

Am I to leave this haven of my rest,
This cradle of my glory, this soft clime,
This calm luxuriance of blissful light,
These crystalline pavilions, and pure fanes?
"Is this the region, this the soil, the clime,"
Said then the lost Archangel, “this the seat

That we must change for Heaven? this mournful gloom
For that celestial light?"

When the chill rain begins at shut of eve.

Vanish'd unseasonably at shut of eve.
At blushing shut of day.

Return'd at shut of evening flowers.

Who cost her mother Tellus keener pangs.
Which cost Ceres all that pain.

With locks not oozy.

His oozy locks he laves.

Too full of joy and soft delicious warmth.
This soft ethereal frame.
The soft delicious air....
Their soft ethereal warmth.

In aid soft warble from the Dorian flute.
The Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders.
(By the touch
Of scent,) not far from roses. Turning round,
I saw an arbour with a drooping roof
Of trellis vines, and bells, and larger blooms,
Like floral censers, swinging light in air;
Before its wreathed doorway, on a mound
Of moss, was spread a feast of summer fruits,
Which, nearer seen, seem'd refuse of a meal
By angel tasted or our Mother Eve;

For empty shells were scatter'd on the grass,
And grape-stalks but half bare, and remnants more,
Sweet-smelling, whose pure kinds I could not know...
Among the fragrant husks and berries crush'd
Upon the grass.

Comus, 205-9.

Lamia, i. 148-9.
Comus, 542.

Nightingale, 12.
Fair Infant, 32.
Robin Hood, 18.
Penseroso, 119.

Hyperion, i. 2.

P. L. iv. 641.

Ib. i. 235-8.

P. L. i. 242-5.

Ib. ii. 36.

"The day is gone," 5.

Lamia, ii. 107.

P. L. ix. 278.
Hyperion, ii. 54.
P. L. iv. 271.
Ib. ii. 170.
Lycidas, 175.

Ib. ii. 266.

Lamia, ii. 89 (rejected reading).

P. L. ii. 400, 601.

Hyperion, iii. 12.
P. L. i. 550-1.

Fall of Hyperion, i. 23-34, 52-3.

(A reference to P. L. v. 298-395; note particularly,

Fruit of all kinds, in coat

Rough or smooth-rined, or bearded husk, or shell...
the grape... many a berry... then strews the ground
With rose and odours from the shrub unfumed. ...
.... So to the sylvan lodge

They came, that like Pomona's arbour smiled,
With flowerets deck'd and fragrant smells. . . .
... Raised of grassy turf

Their table was, and mossy seats had round. . . .

The embossed roof, the silent massy range
Of columns.

And love the high embowed roof,

With antic pillars massy proof.

A power within me of enormous ken,

To see as a god sees.

At once, as far as Angels ken, he views.


Which marries sweet sound with the grace of form.

Lap me in soft Lydian airs

Married to immortal verse.

Mortal, that thou mayst understand aright,

I humanize my sayings to thine ear,
Making comparisons of earthly things.

And what surmounts the reach

Of human sense I shall delineate so,
By likening spiritual to corporal forms,
As may express them best.

When winds are all wist.

The winds, with wonder whist.

As the fabled fair Hesperian tree,

Bearing a fruit more precious!

But Beauty, like the fair Hesperian tree
Laden with blooming gold.

Trees... whose fruit, burnish'd with golden rind,

Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true.

As if Night's chariot-wheels

Were clogg'd in some thick cloud? O, changeful Love,

Let not her steeds with drowsy-footed pace.

Till an unusual stop of sudden silence
Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted steeds
That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep.

Nods, becks, and hints.

Nods and Becks, and wreathed Smiles.

In midmost Ind, beside Hydaspes cool....
To Pigmio, of Imaus sovereign.
As when a vulture on Imaus bred ...
Of Ganges or Hydaspes, Indian streams.

Of faeries stooping on their wings sublime.
Or in the air sublime,

Upon the wing or in swift race contend.
He on the wings of Cherub rode sublime.

P. L. v. 341–9, 377–9, 391–2.)

Ib. i. 83-4.

Penseroso, 157-8.

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Let the sweet mountain nymph thy favourite be,

With England's happiness proclaim Europa's Liberty. On Peace, 8-9.
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.

Allegro, 36.


I admire how crystal-smooth it felt (Endymion, iii. 383); cf. P. L. i. 690, ii. 677,


To sit upon an Alp (“Happy is England," 7), upon that alp (End. i. 666); cf. P. L. ii. 620.

Feel amain (End. ii. 12; also gazed amain, drive amain, etc., Lamia, ii. 151, Cap and Bells, xxv. 9, etc.); cf. Lycidas, 111, P. L. ii. 165, 1024, etc.

I see, astonied, that (Hyperion, ii. 165); cf. P. L. ix. 890.

Begirt with ministring looks (End. i. 150); cf. P. L. i. 581, v. 868, P. R. ii. 213. The whole mammoth-brood (of the Titans, Hyp. i. 164); cf. P. L. i. 510-11, 576,

Samson, 1247.

Arcs, and broad-belting colure (Hyp. i. 274); cf. P. L. ix. 66.

Sly compeers (Cap and Bells, x. 7); cf. P. L. i. 127, iv. 974.

Curtain'd canopies (End. ii. 618), fragrant-curtain'd love ("The day is gone,” 7); cf. Nativity, 230, Comus, 554.

A darkling way (Eve of St. Agnes, xl. 4), darkling I listen (Nightingale, 51); cf. P. L. iii. 39.

Knowledge enormous (Hyp. iii. 113); cf. P. L. v. 297.

My eternal essence (= myself, Hyp. i. 232), that puny essence (= Jove, ib. ii. 331); cf. P. L. i. 138, 425, ii. 215, iii. 6, ix. 166, etc.

Faded eyes (Hyp. i. 90); cf. P. L. i. 602.

Trees Fledge the ... mountains (Ode to Psyche, 54-5), a fledgy sea-bird choir (Staffa, 41), the swan ... on her fledgy breast (Otho, II. ii. 102); cf. P. L. iii. 627, vii. 420.

Eye of gordian snake (End. iii. 494), she [the snake] was a gordian shape (Lamia, i. 47); cf. P. L. iv. 347-8.

I gratulate you (Otho, I. i. 55); cf. Comus, 949, P. R. iv. 438.

Through . . . griesly gapes (End. ii. 629); cf. P. L. i. 670, ii. 704, etc.

Honied wings (End. ii. 997); cf. Penseroso, 142. Of bees in each case.

That inlet to severe magnificence (Hyp. i. 211); cf. Comus, 839.

The monstrous sea (=peopled with monsters, End. iii. 69); cf. Lycidas, 158.
Thunder... Rumbles reluctant (Hyp. i. 60-61); cf. P. L. vi. 58, and Keats's note
on it (De Sélincourt's ed.,
P. 497).

Of sciential brain (Lamia, i. 191); cf. P. L. ix. 837.

Who 'sdains to yield to any (King Stephen, iii. 41), he 'sdeigned the swine-head (Stanzas on Brown, ii. 4); cf. P. L. iv. 50.

The slope side of a suburb hill (Lamia, ii. 26), came slope upon the threshold of the west (Hyp. i. 204); cf. Comus, 98, P. L. iv. 261, 591.

Sovran voices (Hyp. iii. 115), her sovran shrine (Melancholy, iii. 6); cf. P. L. i. 246, 753, etc.

Turn'd, syllabling thus (Lamia, i. 244); cf. Comus, 208.

Herself, high-thoughted (Lamia, ii. 115), turn, sole-thoughted, to one Lady (Eve of St. Agnes, v. 6), one-thoughted . . . love ("I cry your mercy," 3); cf. Comus, 6.







ROSCOMMON, Earl of. Horace's Art of Poetry, made English, 1680. FLETCHER, THOMAS. Translations of parts of books ii-iv of the Aeneid (Poems on Several Occasions, 1692, pp. 120-32); Christ born, a pastoral (ib. 133-8).

POPE, WALTER. The wish (1697); Moral and political fables, done into measured prose, etc. (1698).

1701-13 W. WATTS, ISAAC. A sight of Christ (Horae Lyricae, 1706, pp. 65-9); To Robert Atwood (ib. 146-52); To Sarissa (ib., 1709, pp. 174-8); True monarchy (ib. 188-90); True courage (ib. 191-3); Thoughts and meditations in a long sickness (Reliquiae Juveniles, 1734, pp. 172–83). TALBOT, G. On the vision, etc., a dialogue.-Prefixed to Matthew Smith's Vision, 1702.




DENNIS, JOHN. The monument, a poem to William III (Select Works, 1718,
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D'URFEY, THOMAS. Loyalty's glory.-Stories, Moral and Comical, 1706,
Pp. 217-57.

1706 w. 1715 p. GROVE, HENRY. To Dr. Watts. -Works, 1747, iv. 391-2.






ANON. [Short passages in] British Apollo, 1708-11, vol. i, nos. 50, 54, and supernumerary paper no. 7 (two pieces); vol. ii, nos. 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 39, 49, 53, 74, 76, 83, 92, 108, 114, 115, and supernumerary paper no. 8 (two pieces); vol. iii, nos. 5, 13, 15, 18, 30, 55, 61; vol. iv, no. 5. ANON. Joseph's discovery of himself to his brethren, imitated from Grotius. -Tate's Entire Set of the Monitors, 1713, vol. i, no. 8.

ANON. Upon the crucifiction of our blessed Saviour.-Ib., no. 15, with a
supplement in no. 17.

MONCK, MARY. [Translations from Della Casa, Marini, and Tasso.]-
Marinda, 1716, pp. 87, 89, 91, 97–107, 132-3.

HINCHLIFFE, WILLIAM. To Sylvia, an epistle (Poems Amorous, Moral, and
Divine, 1718, pp. 69-71); Upon Newton's Mathematical Principles,
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RICHARDSON, JONATHAN. [A translation from Dante, and a short original piece, in Discourse on the Dignity, etc., of the Science of a Connoisseur.] -Works, new ed., 1792, pp. 184-6, 229.

ANON. On Homer.-Mist's Weekly Journal, no. 105, pp. 625-6 (Dec. 3, 1720).

bef. 1721 W. PRIOR, MATTHEW. A prophecy.-Dialogues of the Dead, etc., ed. A. R. Waller, Camb., 1907, p. 318.

1725? W.


ARMSTRONG, JOHN. Imitations of Shakespeare: [Winter], Progne's dream,
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THOMSON, JAMES. [A short translation from Virgil's Georgics.]-Winter, 2d ed., 1726, preface, pp. 17-18.

1 For form and abbreviations, see the last paragraph on page 636 below.

2 An American poem of this date is Richard Steere's Earths Felicities, Heavens Allowances, a Blank Poem (in The Daniel Catcher, Boston, 1713, pp. 55-73).

bef. 1729? CAREY, HENRY. The cypress-grove.-Poems on Several Occasions, 3d ed.,



1732 1739

1729, pp. 118-19.

ANON. Timon and Flavia.-Miscellaneous Poems, ed. James Ralph, 1729, pp. 43-52.

ANON. The courtier.-Ib. 73-9.

ANON. The lunatick.-Ib. 115-25.

ANON. Part of the third chapter of Job paraphras'd.-Ib. 208-11.
ROWE, ELIZABETH. To the unknown God, in Letters Moral and Enter-
taining, 1729 (Works, 1796, i. 94-6); many short unnamed fragments
(ib. 84–5, 93, 101, 104–5, 126, 220, 269, 300–1, ii. 30, 54–5, 110, and, “by
another hand,” i. 168, 176–7); parts of Pastor Fido translated (ib. iii.
160-62); Devout soliloquies, in blank verse (ib. 195-245); Paraphrase
on Canticles, in blank verse (ib. 245-59).

ANON. The happy savage.-Gent. Mag., ii. 718.

BROWNE, MOSES. The power and presence of God: a version of Psalm 139.-Poems on Various Subjects, 1739, pp. 447-50.

c. 1740 W. 1849-84 p. GRAY, THOMAS. Dante, canto 33, dell' Inferno.-Works, ed. Gosse, 1884, i. 157–60.


ANON. The muse's complaint to Strephon.-Scots Mag., iv. 166.

WINSTANLEY, JOHN. An address to the sepulchre of Prince George.-
Poems, Dublin, 1742, pp. 69–71.

C. 1742 W. WARTON, JOSEPH. The dying Indian.-Biographical Memoirs, ed. Wooll, 1806, pp. 156-7.

bef. 1745 W. WARTON, THOMAS (the elder). A pastoral on the death of Bion, from Moschus.-Poems, 1748, pp. 197-208.


HILL, AARON. Free thoughts upon faith (Works, 2d ed., 1754, iv. 217–42); Cleon to Lycidas, a time-piece (ib. 285-308). See also examples of various passions (joy, fear, etc.) in his "Essay on the Art of Acting" (ib. 377-84).

1746 w. 1777 p. ANON. (Miss A. CROSFIELD?). A description of the Castle hills, near Northallerton. -Town and Country Mag., ix. 605-6.

1747 1748


ANON. An brutum sit machina?-Dodsley's Museum, 1747, iii. 380-84. WINGFIELD, RICHARD. To peace.—Gratulatio Academiae Cantabrigiensis de Reditu... Georgii II, Camb., 1748, sign. B.

STILLINGFLEET, BENJAMIN. Some thoughts occasioned by the late earthquakes, 1750.

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