Imatges de pÓgina

LETTER 1. From Mr. WEST.-Complains of his friend's si


p. 133 LETTER 2. To Mr. WEST.-Answer to the former.-A translation of some lines from Statius

P. 134 LETTER 3. From Mr. WEST,-Approbation of the version.Ridicule on the Cambridge Collection of Verses on the marriage of the Prince of Wales

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Preface of the Editor to the subsequent letter

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LETTER 4. To Mr. WEST.-On the little encouragement which he finds given to classical learning at Cambridge.-His aversion to metaphysical and mathematical studies p. 141 LETTER 5. From Mr. WEST.-Answer to the former, advises his correspondent not to give up Poetry when he applies himself to the Law p. 143 LETTER 6. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Excuse for not writing to him,


p. 146 LETTER 7. From Mr. WEST.-A poetical epistle addressed to his Cambridge friends, taken in part from Tibullus and a prose letter of Mr. Pope

P. 148 LETTER 8. To Mr. WEST.-Thanks him for his poetical epistle. ---Complains of low spirits.-Lady Walpole's death, and his concern for Mr. H. Walpole

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LETTER 9. To Mr. WALPOLE.-How he spends his own time in the country. Meets with Mr. Southern, the dramatic poet p. 154 LETTER 10. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Supposed manner in which Mr. Walpole spends his time in the country 157 p. LETTER 11. From Mr. WEST.-Sends him a translation into

Latin of a Greek epigram

p. 158LETTER 12. To Mr. WEST.-A Latin epistle in answer to the


P. 160 LETTER 13. From Mr. WEST, on leaving the University, and removing to the Temple

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LETTER 14. To Mr. WEST.-A Sapphic Ode, occasioned by the preceding letter, with a Latin postscript, concluding with an Alcaic fragment

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LETTER 15. From Mr. WEST.-Thanks for his Ode, &c.-His idea of Sir Robert Walpole

P. 167 LETTER 16. To Mr. WALPOLE.-Congratulates him on his new place. Whimsical description of the quadrangle of PeterHouse p. 169 LETTER 17. To Mr. WEST.-On his own leaving the Univer


p. 171 LETTER 18. From Mr. WEST.-Sends him a Latin Elegy in answer to Mr. Gray's Sapphic Ode

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Short Narrative concluding the Section

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Connecting Narrative.—Mr. Gray goes abroad with Mr. Walpole. -Corresponds, during his tour, with his parents and Mr.


p. 177 LETTER 1. To his MOTHER.-His voyage from Dover.-Description of Calais.—Abbeville.—Amiens.-Face of the country, and dress of the people p. 179 LETTER 2. To Mr. WEST.-Monuments of the kings of France

at St. Denis, &c.-French Opera and Music.-Actors, &c. p. 182 LETTER 3. To Mr. WEST.-Palace of Versailles.-Its gardens and water-works.—Installation of the Knights du S. Esprit p. 187 LETTER 4. To his MOTHER.-Rheims.-Its cathedral.-Disposition and amusements of its inhabitants P. 191 LETTER 5. To his FATHER.-Face of the country between Rheims and Dijon.-Description of the latter.-Monastery of the Carthusians and Cistercians

P. 194 LETTER 6. To Mr. WEST.-Lyons.-Beauty of its environs.Roman antiquities

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LETTER 7. From Mr. WEST.-His wishes to accompany his friend. His retired life in London.-Address to his Lyre, in Latin Sapphics, on the prospect of Mr. Gray's return p. 199 LETTER 8. To his MOTHER.-Lyons.-Excursion to the Grande Chartreuse.-Solemn and romantic approach to it. His reception there, and commendation of the monastery p. 201 LETTER 9. To his FATHER.-Geneva.-Advantage of a free government exhibited in the very look of the people.-Beauty of the lake, and plenty of its fish

p. 204 LETTER 10. To his MOTHER.-Journey over the Alps to Turin. -Singular accident in passing them.-Method of travelling over mount Cenis p. 207 LETTER 11. To Mr. WEST.-Turin.-Its Carnival.-More of the views and scenery on the road to the Grande Chartreuse.—Wild and savage prospects amongst the Alps agreeable to Livy's description

p. 210 LETTER 12. To Mr. WEST.-Genoa.-Music.-The Doge.— Churches and the Palazzo Doria

P. 214 LETTER 13. To his MOTHER.-Paintings at Modena.- Bologna. -Beauty and richness of Lombardy p. 216 LETTER 14. To his MOTHER.-The Apennines.—Florence and its gallery

p. 219 LETTER 15. To Mr. WEST.-Journey from Genoa to Florence. -Elegiac verses occasioned by the sight of the plains where the battle of Trebia was fought

p. 222 LETTER 16. From Mr. WEST.-Latin Elegy, expressing his wishes to see Italy and Greece p. 223 LETTER 17. To his MOTHER.-Death of the Pope.-Intended departure for Rome.-First and pleasing appearance of an Italian spring ·

p. 225 LETTER 18. To his MOTHER.-Cathedral of Sienna.-Viterbo. -Distant sight of Rome.-The Tiber.-Entrance into the city.— St. Peter's.-Introduction of the Cardinal d'Auvergne into the Conclave.

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LETTER 19. To his MOTHER.—Illumination of St. Peter's on

Good-Friday, &c.

p. 231 LETTER 20. To Mr. WEST.-Comic account of the palace of the Duke of Modena at Tivoli.-The Anio.-Its cascade.— Situation of the town.-Villas of Horace and Mæcenas, and other remains of antiquity.-Modern aqueducts.—A grand Roman Ball

p. 232 LETTER 21. To Mr. WEST.-An Alcaic Ode.-Ludicrous allusion to ancient Roman customs.-Albano and its lake.-CastleGondolfo.-Prospect from the palace; an observation of Mr. Walpole's on the views in that part of Italy.-Latin inscriptions, ancient and modern

p. 237 LETTER 22. To his MOTHER.-Road to Naples.-Beautiful situation of that city.-Its bay.-Of Baix, and several other antiquities. Some account of the first discovery of an ancient town, now known to be Herculaneum

p. 243 LETTER 23. To his FATHER.-Departure from Rome and return to Florence.-No likelihood of the Conclave's rising.--Some of the Cardinals dead.--Description of the Pretender, his sons, and court.-Procession at Naples.-Sight of the King and Queen.— Mildness of the air at Florence P. 247 LETTER 24. From Mr. WEST.-On his quitting the Temple, and reason for it p. 250 LETTER 25. To Mr. WEST.-Answer to the foregoing letter.Some account of Naples and its environs, and of Mr. Walpole's and his return to Florence


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p. 252 LETTER 26. To his MOTHER.-Excursion to Bologna.—Election of a Pope; description of his person, with an odd speech which he made to the Cardinals in the Conclave p. 257 LETTER 27. To Mr. WEST.-Description in Latin Hexameters of the sudden rising of Monte Nuovo near Puzzoli, and of the destruction which attended it. p. 260 LETTER 28. To his FATHER.-Uncertainty of the route he shall take in his return to England.-Magnificence of the Italians in their reception of strangers, and parsimony when alone.-The

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