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Or, in a mortgage, prove a Lawyer's fhare;
Or in pure f equity (the cafe not clear)
The Chanc'ry takes your rents for twenty year :
Who cries, " My father's damn'd, and all's my own." h Shades, that to Bacon could retreat afford, 175 Become the portion of a booby Lord;
And Hemfley, once proud Buckingham's delight,
Let lands and houses have what lords they will,
tation, in the concluding part, obliged him to diverfify the fentiment. They are equally noble: but Horace's is expreffed with the greater force.
RIMA dicte mihi, fumma dicende camena,
b Spectatum fatis, et donatum jam rude, quaeris,
Maecenas, iterum antiquo me includere ludo.
Non eadem eft aetas, non mens. c Veianius, armis
d Herculis ad poftem fixis, latet abditus agro;
Ne populum extrema toties exoret arena.
f Eft mihi purgatam crebro qui perfonet aurem;
Solve & fenefcentem mature fanus equum, ne.
Peccet ad extremum ridendus, et ilia ducat.
Nunc itaque et 1 verfus, et caetera ludicra
VER. 16. You limp, like Blackmore on a Lord Mayor's bort.] The fame of this heavy Poet, however problematical elfewhere, was universally received in the City of London. His verfification is here exactly defcribed; stiff, and not
To L. BOLINGBROKE.
T. JOHN, whofe love indulg'd my labours past,
Why b will you break the Sabbath of my days?
See Modest Cibber now has left the Stage:
Our Gen'rals now, d retired to their Estates, Hang their old Trophies o'er the Garden gates, In Life's cool Ev'ning fatiate of Applause, Nore fond of bleeding, ev'n in BRUNSWICK's caufe. f A voice there is, that whispers in my ear, ('Tis Reason's voice, which sometimes one can hear) "Friend Pope! be prudent, let your & Mufe take "breath,
"And never gallop Pegafus to death;
"Lest stiff, and stately, void of fire or force,
"You limp, like Blackmore on a Lord Mayor's
Farewell then h Verse and Love, and ev'ry Toy, The Rhymes and Rattles of the Man or Boy;
strong; stately and yet dull, like the sober and slow-paced Animal generally employed to mount the Lord Mayor; and therefore here humorously opposed to Pegasus.