Sir William Jones: Selected Poetical and Prose Works

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Published Works of Sir William Jones
Introduction
Poems
1 Caissa, or, The Game at Chess (1763) 3
2 The Seven Fountains, An Eastern Allegory (1767) 14
3 Solima, an Arabian Eclogue (1768) 31
4 The Palace of Fortune, An Indian Tale (1769) 36
5 The Damsels of Cardigan 52
6 Kneel to the Goddess (1780) 57
7 On Seeing Miss * * * Ride by Him, Without Knowing Her (1780) 62
8 The Fountain Nymph (1781) 66
9 The Muse Recalled: An Ode on the Nuptials of Lord Viscount Althorp and Miss Lavinia Bingham (6 March 1781) 69
10 An Ode in Imitation of Alcaeus (31 March 1781) 76
11 The Enchanted Fruit; or, The Hindu Wife (1784) 80
12 A Hymn to Camdeo (1784) 98
13 A Hymn to Narayena (1785) 104
14 A Hymn to Sereswaty (1785) 113
15 A Hymn to Ganga (1785) 123
16 A Hymn to Indra (1785) 133
17 A Hymn to Surya (1786) 143
18 A Hymn to Lacshmi (1788): Two Hymns to Pracriti 153
19 The Hymn to Durga (1788) 168
20 The Hymn to Bhavani (1788) 179
Translations
21 A Persian Song of Hafiz (1771) 185
22 From The Moallakat; or Seven Arabian Poems (1782) 189
23 Sacontala; or, The Fatal Ring by Kalidasa (1789) 213
24 Gitagovinda by Jayadeva (1789) 298
Essays
25 Essay on the Poetry of the Eastern Nations (1772) 319
26 An Essay on the Arts, Commonly Called Imitative (1772) 337
27 From On the Gods of Greece, Italy, and India (1784) 348
28 The Third Anniversary Discourse, on the Hindus, delivered to the Asiatic Society, 2 February 1786 355
Political Writings
29 A Speech on the Nomination of Candidates to Represent the County of Middlesex, ix September MDCCLXXX 371
30 A Speech to the Assembled Inhabitants of the Counties of Middlesex and Surry, the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark (On the Reformation of Parliament) xxviii May MDCCLXXXII 383
31 The Principles of Government (1782) 393
Textual Notes 403
Select Bibliography 411
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