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The last, not least in honour or applause,
Then, blessing all," Go, children of my care!
Or draw to silk Arachne's subtile line;
More she had spoke, but yawn'd-All nature nods: What mortal can resist the yawn of gods? Churches and chapels instantly it reach'd; (St. James's first, for leaden G- preach'd)
Then catch'd the schools; the hall scarce kept awake;
The vapour mild o'er each committee crept; 615
And chiefless armies doz'd out the campaign;
O Muse! relate, (for you can tell alone, Wits have short memories, and dunces none,) Relate who first, who last, resign'd to rest; Whose heads she partly, whose completely blest; What charms could faction, what ambition lull, The venal quiet, and intrance the dull; [wrongTill drown'd was sense and shame, and right, and O sing, and hush the nations with thy song!
In vain, in vain-the all-composing hour Resistless falls: the Muse obeys the pow'r.
She comes! she comes! the sable throne behold
Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old!
Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay,
And all its varying rainbows die away.
And metaphysic calls for aid on sense!
See mystery to mathematics fly!
In vain they gaze, turn giddy, rave, and die.
And unawares Morality expires.
Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine;
PERSONS AND MATTERS
THIS POEM AND NOTES.
The Numerals shew the Book.---The Figures the Verse.
AMBROSE Philips, i. 105.
Attila, iii. 92.
Alma Mater, iii. 338.
iii., De Foe, Daniel, i. 103. ii. 147.
Blackmore, Sir Richard, i. 104.
Bezaleel, Morris, ii. 126. iii. 168.
Brown, iii. 28.
Breval, J. Durant, ii. 126, 238.
Dunton, John, ii. 144.
Dutchmen, ii. 405. iii. 51.
Eusden, Laurence, Poet Lau-
Eliza Haywood, ii. 157, &c.
Fleckno, Richard, ii. 2.
Gildon, Charles, i. 296.
Goths, iii. 90.
Gazetteers, i. 215. ii. 314.
Benson, William, Esq. iii. 325. Gregorians and Gormogons, iv.
Bavius, iii. 21.
Burmannus, iv. 237.
Bruin and Bears, i. 101.
Holland, Philemon, i. 154.
Hearne, Thomas, iii. 185,
Bear and Fiddle, i. 224.
Cibber, Colley, Hero of the Poem,
Cibber, jun. iii, 139, 326.
Caxton, William, i. 149.
Horneck, Philip, iii. 152.
Curl, Edm. i. 40. ii. 3, 58, 167, Heywood, John, i. 93.
Kuster, iv. 237.
Lintot, Bernard, i. 40. ii. 53.
Moore, James, ii. 50, &c.
Mears, William, ii. 125. iii. 28.
Mummius, anAntiquary, iv.371.
Newcastle, Duchess of, i. 141.
Ogilvy, John, i. 141, 328.
Athenian, iv. 362.
Prynn, William, i. 103.
Roome, Edward, iii. 152.
Settle, Elkanah, i. 90, 146. iii. 37.
Tate, i. 105, 238.
Theobald, or Tibbald, i. 133, 286.
Toland, John, ii. 399. iii. 212.
Vandals, iii. 86.
Walpole, [late Sir Robert] praised
Warner, Thomas, ii. 125.
Philips, Ambrose, i. 105. iii. 326. Welsted, Leonard, ii. 207. iii. 170.
Paridell, iv. 341.
Quarles, Francis, i. 140.
Querno, Camillo, ii. 15.
Ralph, James, i. 216. iii. 165.
Woolston, Thomas, iii. 212.
Wormius, iii. 188.
Wasse, iv. 237.
Walker, hat-bearer to Bentley,
iv. 206, 273.
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace imitated
Satires of Dr. Donne versified
Epilogue to the Satires
Ode on St. Cecilia's Day
The Dying Christian to his Soul
To Miss Blount, with Voiture's Works. 1717
To Mr. John Moore, Author of the celebrated
To Mrs. M. B. on her Birth-day
To Mr. T. Southern, on his Birth-day. 1742 . 107
Elegy to the Memory of an unfortunate Lady
to a Play for Mr. Dennis's Benefit, 1733 131
Epilogue to Mr. Rowe's Jane Shore