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Or, in a mortgage, prove a Lawyer's share;
Shades, that to Bacon could retreat afford, Become the portion of a booby Lord; And Hemsley, once proud Buckingham's delight, Slides to a Scriv'ner or a city Knight. b Let lands and houses have what lords they will, Let Us be fix'd, and our own masters still. 18
tation, in the concluding part, obliged him to diversify the sentiment. They are equally noble: but Horace's is exprelied with the greater force.
RIMA dicte mihi, fumma dicende camena,
Spectatum fatis, et donatum jam rude, quaeris,
Maecenas, iterum antiquo me includere ludo.
Non eadem eft aetas, non mens. - Veianius, armis
Herculis ad poftem fixis, latet abditus agro;
Ne populum o extrema toties exoret arena.
f Eft mihi purgatam crebro qui personet aurem;
Solve & fenefcentem mature fanus equum, ne:
Peccet ad extremum ridendus, et ilia ducat.
Nunc itaque et versus, et caetera ludicra pono :
Ver. 16. You limp, like Blackmore on a Lord Mayor's borfk.] The fame of this heavy Poet, however problematical elsewhere, was universally received in the City of London. His verfification is here exactly described : stiff, and not
To L. BOLING BROKE.
Why b will
T. JOHN, whose love indulg'd my labours past,
break the Sabbath of my days ? Now fick alike of Envy and of Praise. Public too long, ah let me hide my Age!
5 See Modeft · 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 satiate of Applause, Nor e fond of bleeding, ev’n in Brunswick's cause.
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 & Muse take
“ breath, " And never gallop Pegasus to death ; “ Left stiff, and stately, void of fire or force, 15 “ You limp, like Blackmore on a Lord ‘Mayor's
" horse.” Farewell then h Verse and Love, and ev'ry Toy, The Rhymes and Rattles of the Man or Boy;
Irong; stately and yet dull, like the sober and Now-paced Animal generally employed to mount the Lord Mayor : and therefore here humorousy opposed to Pegasus,