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Written in MDCCXXXVIII.
FR. TOT twice a twelve-month you appear in
You don't, I hope, pretend to quit the trade,
think your reputation made :
** of whom so much was faid,
'Tis all from Horace ; etc. P. Ver. 2. the Court Sie izothing in't.) He chose this expression for the sake of its elegant and satiric ambiguity. His writings abound in them.
You grow correct, that once, with Rapture writ,
5 Why now, this moment, don't I see you steal ? 'Tis all from Horace; Horace long before ye Said, “Tories call’d him Whig, and Whigs a Tory;" And taught his Romans, in much better metre, " To laugh at Fools who put their trust in Peter.” 10
But Horace, Sir, was delicate, was nice;
Besides, you grow too moral for a Wit.
Notes. VER. 12. Bubo observes,] Some guilty pæfon very fond of making such an observation. P.
VER. 14. H-ggins) Formerly Jaylor of the Fleet prifon, enriched himself by many exactions, for which he was tried and expelled. P.
Ver. 18. Who cropt our Ears,] Said to be executed by the Captain of a Spanish ship on one Jenkins a Captain of
His lly, polite, insinuating style
P. See Sir ROBERT !--- hum
30 Seen him, uncumber'd with the Venal tribe, Smile without Art, and win without a Bribe.
an English one. He cut off his ears, and bid him carry them to the King his master. P. VER. 22. Screen.)
Omne vafer vitium ridenti Flaccus amico
Tangit, et admillus circum præcordia ludit. Pers. P. Ibid. Screen.) A metaphor peculiarly appropriated to a certain person in power. P.
VER. 24. Patriots there are, &c.] This appellation was generally given to those in opposition to the Court. Though fome of them (which our author hints at) had views too mean and interested to deserve that nanie. P.
Ver. 26. The Great man] A phrase, by common use, appropriated to the first minister. P.
VER. 31. Seen him, uncumber'd] These two verses were