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From a Picture by Zincke . in the Marquis of Buckingham's Collection at Stowe,
Published by Cadell & Davies, Strand, and the other Proprietors May 1.1807.
If weak the "pleasure that from these can spring, The fear to want them is as weak a thing:
Whether we dread, or whether we defire,
In either cafe, believe me, we admire;
Whether we joy or grieve, the fame the curse,
Thus good or bad, to one extreme betray
Th' unbalanc'd Mind, and fnatch the Man away; 25
And gaze on " Parian Charms with learned eyes:
If not fo pleas'd, at • Council-board rejoice,
From morn to night, at Senate, Rolls, and Hall, Plead much, read more, dine late, or not at all.
But wherefore all this labour, all this strife?
For Fame, for Riches, for a noble Wife?
Shall One whom Nature, Learning, Birth, confpir'd
Sigh, while his Chloe blind to Wit and Worth
It brighten❜d CRAGGS's, and may darken thine: 45
Defodiet, condetque nitentia. ' cum bene notum
VER. 45. CRAGGS] In the Political State of Great Britain, pubished 1721, is the following curious account of the fenior Craggs. He was born in the Bishoprick of Durham, of people "of the meaneft rank; but being a hopeful youth, his relations were refolved to do fomething extraordinary for him; when "his apprenticeship was expired, he took a fhort walk of about 66 200 miles up to London." &c.
VER. 48. Grac'd as thou art, with all the Pow'r of Words,] It is faid that Pope was Murray's inftructor in elocution.
VER. 49. House of Lords:] In 1738, Murray was fuccefsful as counfel in appeals before the Houfe, for no lefs than eleven causes. Life of Lord Mansfield.
VER. 52. Where MURRAY, &c.] The concurring teftimony of friends and enemies confirms the high panegyric here expreffed on Lord Mansfield, yet the intended parallel fails in its most material part. The Roman Conful has left unequivocal proofs of the fertile and comprehensive genius attributed to him by his contemporaries; the British Chancellor will be known to pofterity in the character of a wife and virtuous Hiftorian. This cannot be faid of the late Lord Chief Justice, eminent, learned, and poffeffed of the highest endowments, as he certainly was.
VER 53. TULLY, HYDE !] Equal to either, in the miniftry of his profeffion; and, where the parallel fails, as it does in the rest of the character, fuperior to both. TULLY's brightest talents were frequently tarnished by Vanity and Fear; and HYDE's moft virtuous purposes perverted and defeated by superftitious notions concerning the divine origin of Government, and the unlimited obedience of the People. WARBURTON.
VER. 53. than HYDE!] Much beyond the Original; parti. cularly on account of the very happy and artful ufe Pope has made of the neighbourhood of the Houfe of Parliament to Weft
Grac'd as thou art, with all the Pow'r of Words,
(More filent far,) where Kings and Poets lie; Where MURRAY (long enough his Country's pride) Shall be no more than TULLY, or than HYDE!
Rack'd with Sciatics, martyr'd with the Stone,
Mortal let himself alone?
See Ward by batter'd Beaus invited over,
There all Men may be cur'd, whene'er they please. Would ye be bleft? defpife low Joys, low Gains Difdain whatever CORNBURY difdains;
Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.
minfter Abbey; and of the well-turned and unexpected compli ment he has paid to his illuftrious friend. The character of Lord Chancellor Clarendon feems to grow every day brighter, the more it is fcrutinized, and his integrity and abilities are more afcertained and acknowledged, even from the publication of private papers, never intended to fee the light. When Clarendon was going from Court, juft after his profligate and ungrateful master had obliged him to refign the great feal, the Duchefs of Cleveland meanly and wantonly infulted him from a window in the palace. He looked up at her, and only said, with a calm and contemptuous dignity, "Madam, if you live, you will grow old." WARTON.
VER. 57. And defp'rate Mifery lays hold on Dover.] Warbur ton fays, "There is a prettiness in this expreffion, which depends on its contrast to that flippery medicine, by which this Quack rendered himself famous, namely Quicksilver !"
VER. 60. Would ye be bleft?] This amiable young nobleman wrote from Paris, 1752, a very preffing remonftrance to Mr.,