Metamorphoses (tr. Garth, Dryden, et al.)

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Metamorphoses  (1727) 
by Ovid, translated by Sir Samuel Garth, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve and other eminent hands

Written 1 A.C.E.

Her Royal Highness ye Princess of Wales
Her Royal Highness ye Princess of Wales



In Fifteen Books.

Translated by

Mr. Dryden. Mr. Rowe
Mr. Addison. Mr. Pope.
Dr. Garth. Mr. Gay.
Mr. Mainwaring. Mr. Eusden.
Mr. Congreve. Mr. Croxall.

And other Eminent Hands.

Publish'd by Sir Samuel Garth, M.D.

Adorn’d with Sculptures.

Volume the First.


Printed by S. Powell, for G. Risk,
G. Ewing and W. Smith, Booksellers,
in Dame's-street, M DCC XXVII.




Fifteen Books.

Translated by the most Eminent Hands.

Adorn’d with Sculptures.


The Third Edition.


Printed by S. Powell, for G. Risk,
G. Ewing, and W. Smith,
in Dame's-street, Mdccxxvii.

Books (not listed in original)


By Mr. Dryden.
HE Creation of the World. Page 1
The Golden Age. 5
The Silver Age. 6
The Brazen Age. ibid.
The Iron Age. ibid.
The Giants War. 7
The Transformation of Daphne into a Lawrel. 19
The Transformation of Io into a Heyfar. 24
The Eyes of Argus transform'd into a Peacock's Train. 28
The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds. 29

By Mr. Addison.
The Story of Phæton. 35
Phæton's Sisters transform'd into Trees. 46
The Transformation of Cycnus into a Swan. 48
The Story of Calisto. 49
The Story of Coronis, and Birth of Æsculapius. 54
Ocyrrhoe transform'd to a Mare. 58
The Transformation of Battus to a Touchstone. 60
The Story of Aglauros, transform'd into a Statue. 61
Europa's Rape. 65

By Mr. Addison.
The Story of Cadmus. 69
The Transformation of Actæon into a Stag. 75
The Birth of Bacchus. 78
The Transformation of Tiresias. 81
The Transformation of Echo. 82
The Story of Narcissus. 84
The Story of Pentheus. 87
The Mariners transform'd to Dolphins. 89
The Death of Pentheus. 94

The Story of Alcithöe and her sisters, by Mr. Eusden. 97
The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe, by the same Hand. 100
The Story of Leucothöe and the Sun, by the same Hand. 105
The Transformation of Clytie, by the same Hand. 109
The Story of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus, by Mr. Addison. 110
Alcithöe and her Sisters transform'd to Bats, by Mr. Eusden. 114
The Transformation of Ino and Melicerta to Sea Gods, by the same Hand. 115
The Transformation of the Theban Matrons by the same Hand. 121
Cadmus and his Queen transform'd to Serpents, by the same Hand. ibid.
The Story of Perseus, by the same Hand. 123
Atlas transform'd to a Mountain, by the same Hand. 124
Andromeda, rescu'd from the Sea Monster, by the same Hand. 126
The Story of Medusa's Head, by the same Hand. 130

By Arthur Mainwaring.
The Story of Perseus continu'd. 133
Minerva's Interview with the Muses. 144
The Fate of Pireneus. 145
The Story of the Pierides. 147
The Song of the Pierides. 148
The Song of the Muses. 149
The Rape of Proserpine. 151
Cyane dissolves to a Fountain. 152
A Boy transform'd to an Eft. 153
The Transformation of Ascalaphus into an owl. 157
The Daughters of Achelous transform'd to Syrens. 158
The Story of Arethusa. 159
The Transformation of Lyncus. 162
The Pierides transform'd to Magpies. 163

By Mr. Croxall
The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider. 165
The Story of Niobe. 171
The Transformation of Niobe. 178
The Peasants of Lycia transform'd to Frogs. ibid.
The Fate of Marcyas. 181
The Story of Pelops. 182
The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela. ibid.
Boreas in Love. 196

The Story of Medea and Jason, by Mr. Tate. 199
The Dragons Teeth, transform'd to Men, by the same Hand. 203
Old Æson restor'd to Youth, by the same Hand. 206
The Death of Pelias, by the same Hand. 212
The Story of Ægeus, by the same Hand. 217
The Story of Ants chang'd to Men, by Mr. Stonestreet. 222
The Story of Cephalus and Procris, by Mr. Tate. 228

HE Story of Nisus and Scylla, by Mr. Croxall. 1
The Labyrinth, by the same Hand. 8
The Story of Dædalus and Icarus, by the same Hand. 9
The Story of Meleager and Atalanta, by Mr. Dryden. 13
The Transformation of the Naiads, by Mr. Vernon. 24
Perimele turn'd into an Island, by the same Hand. 27
The Story of Baucis and Philemon, by Mr. Dryden. 28
The Changes of Proteus, by Mr. Vernon. 33
The Story of Erisichthon, by the same Hand. 34
The Description of Famine, by the same Hand. 36
The Transformation of Erisichthon's Daughter, by the same Hand. 39

The Story of Achelous and Hercules, by Mr. Gay. 43
The Death of Nessus the Centaur, by the same Hand. 47
The Death of Hercules, by the same Hand. 48
The Transformation of Lichas into a Rock, by the same Hand. 51
The Apotheosis of Hercules, by the same Hand. 52
The Transformation of Galanthis, by the same Hand. 53
The Fable of Dryope, by Mr. Pope. 55
Iolaus restor'd to Youth, by Mr. Gay. 58
The Prophecy of Themis, by the same Hand. 59
The Debate of the Gods, by the same Hand. ibid.
The Passion of Biblis, by Stephen Harvey, Esq; 61
The Fable of Iphis and Ianthe, by Mr. Dryden. 67

The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice, by Mr. Congreve. 75
The Fable of Cyparissus, by the same Hand. 80
——Continu'd by Mr. Croxall. 82
Hyacinthus transform'd into a Flower, by Mr. Ozel. 83
The Transformations of the Cerastæ and Propœtides, by the same Hand 85
The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue, by Mr. Dryden. 86
The Story of Cinyras and Myrrha, by the same Hand. 89
The Story of Venus and Adonis, by Mr. Eusden. 100

The Death of Orpheus, by Mr. Croxall. 111
The Thracian Women transform'd to Trees, by the same Hand. 114
The Fable of Midas, by the same Hand. 115
The Building of Troy, by the same Hand. 120
The Story of Thetis and Peleus, &c, by the same Hand. 121
The Transformation of Dædalion, by the same Hand. 123
A Wolf turn'd into Marble, by the same Hand. 126
The Story of Ceyx and Alcyone, by Mr. Dryden. 128
The House of Sleep, by the same Hand. 136
Æsacus transform'd into a Cormorant, by the same Hand. 142


By Mr. Dryden.
The Trojan War. 145
The House of Fame. 147
The Story of Cygnus. 148
The Story of Cæneus. 152
The Skirmish between the Centaurs and Lapithites. 154
The Story of Cyllarus and Hilonome. 160
Cæneus transform'd to an Eagle. 163
The Fate of Periclymenos. 166
The Death of Achilles. 168

The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses, by Mr. Dryden. 171
The Death of Ajax by the same Hand. 188
The Story of Polyxena and Hecuba, by Mr. Temple Stanyan. 189
The Funeral of Memnon, by Mr. Croxall. 195
The Voyage of Æneas, by Mr. Catcot. 198
The Story of Acis, Polyphemus and Galatea, by Mr. Dryden. 203
The Story of Glaucus and Scylla, by Mr. Rowe. 210


By Sir Samuel Garth, M. D.
The Transformation of Scylla. 215
The Voyage of Æneas continu'd. 217
The Transformation of the Cercopians into Apes. 218
Æneas descends to Hell. ibid.
The Story of the Sibyll. 219
The Adventures of Achæmenides. 220
The Adventures of Macareus. 221
The Enchantments of Circe. 222
The Story of Picus and Canens. 223
Æneas arrives in Italy. 226
The Adventures of Diomedes. 227
The Transformation of Appulus. 228
The Trojan Ships transform'd to Sea-Nymphs. 229
The Deification of Æneas. 231
The Line of the Latian Kings. 232
The Story of Vertumnus and Pomona. ibid.
The Story of Iphis and Anaxarete. 235
The Latian Line continu'd. 236
The Assumption of Romulus. 238
The Assumption of Hersillia. ibid.
The Pythagorean Philosophy, by Mr. Dryden. 242
The Story of Hippolytus, by Mr. Catcott. 262
Egeria transform'd to a Fountain, by the same Hand. 264
The Story of Cippus, by Sir Samuel Garth. 265
The Occasion of Esculapius being brought to Rome, by Mr. Welsted. 267
The Deification of Julius Cæsar, by the same Hand. 272
The Reign of Augustus, in which Ovid flourish'd, by the same Hand. 276
The Poet concludes, by the same Hand. 277

Books (not listed in original)

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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