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C. WHITTINGHAM, TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE.

CONTENTS.

More's poetry neglected by his biographers.—More the

subject of poetry.--Imaginative character of the Uto-
pia.— His poetry valuable notwithstanding its defects.
-Comparison with Italian Latinists.—Want of clas-
sical purity accounted for.—His reputation as a scholar.
--Opinions of critics upon his poetry.— Fashion of
writing in Latin.— Competition with Lily the Gram-
marian.-These poems not published by More himself.
-Subjects of them.-Congratulatory address to Henry
VIII. on his coronation.—Allusions to Henry VII.
-Catharine of Arragon.-Pageants and Tournaments.
-Siege of Norham Castle.—Death of James IV. of
Scotland.—Surrender of Tournay.- Epistle to his
children. Tenderness of his disposition.- Reflections
upon death.–Record of an early attachment.-Satire
upon the female sex.—Gallantry towards them. -
Fondness for works of art.-Paintings.-Allusions to
royalty and courtiers.—Satire upon the clergy.-Con-
temporary literature.—Miscellaneous subjects.The
ANTIMORUS of Germain de Brie.-Conclusion.

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MONG the numerous biographers, who

have undertaken at successive periods to delineate the character and review the writings of this great and good man, down from Roper, with his simple narrative, to Mackintosh, with his able and elaborate criticisms, few have deemed it worth while to bestow even a cursory glance upon

his poetry. The English stanzas which he left behind him are rarely noticed, and the Latin poems seem to be entirely forgotten. If the name of More be connected in our ideas with any work of the imagination, it is as the subject rather than the composer ; and in truth the affecting vicissitudes of his fortune have supplied abundant materials for the poet and the dramatist in every succeeding age. There is said to be still extant in

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