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Scatter your Favours on a Fop,
Ingratitude's the certain crop;
And 'tis but just, I'll tell ye wherefore,
You give the things you never care for.
A wise man always is or should
Be mighty ready to do good;
But makes a diff'rence in his thought
Betwixt a Guinea and a Groat.



Sir, you may spare your Application, I'm no such Beast, nor his Relation; to Nor one that Temperance advance, Cramm'd to the throat with Ortolans: Extremely ready to resign


All that may make me none of mine.
South-sea Subscriptions take who please.
Leave me but Liberty and Ease.
'Twas what I said to Craggs and Child",
Who prais'd my Modesty, and smil'd.
Give me, I cry'd, (enough for me)
My Bread, and Independency!
So bought an Annual Rent or two,
And liv'd--just as you see I do;
Near fifty, and without a Wife,
I trust that sinking Fund, my Life.
Can I retrench? Yes, mighty well,
Shrink back to my Paternal Cell1,
A little House, with Trees a-row,
50 And, like its Master, very low.

Now this I'll say: you'll find in me
A safe Companion, and a free;
But if you'd have me always near-
A word, pray, in your Honour's ear.
I hope it is your Resolution
To give me back my Constitution!
The sprightly Wit, the lively Eye1,
Th' engaging Smile, the Gaiety,
That laugh'd down many a Summer Sun,
And kept you up so oft till one:
And all that voluntary Vein,
As when Belinda2 rais'd my Strain.

A Weasel once made shift to slink
In at a Corn-loft thro' a Chink;
But having amply stuff'd his skin,
Could not get out as he got in:
Which one belonging to the House
('Twas not a Man, it was a Mouse)
Observing, cry'd, "You 'scape not so,
"Lean as you came, Sir, you must go.'



There died my Father, no man's Debtor.
And there I'll die, nor worse nor better.
To set this matter full before ye,
Our old Friend Swift will tell his Story.
"Harley3, the Nation's great Sup-

But you may read it; I stop short.



The first Part imitated in the Year 1714, by Dr SWIFT; the latter Part addel

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And not like forty other Fools:

As thus, "Vouchsafe, oh gracious Maker!



"To grant me this and t' other Acre:
"Or, if it be thy Will and Pleasure,
"Direct my Plough to find a Treasure:"
But only what my Station fits,
And to be kept in my right wits1.
Preserve, Almighty Providence,
Just what you gave me, Competence:
And let me in these shades compose
Something in Verse as true as Prose;
Remov'd from all th' Ambitious Scene,
Nor puff'd by Pride, nor sunk by Spleen.
In short, I'm perfectly content,
Let me but live on this side Trent;
Nor cross the Channel twice a year,
To spend six months with Statesmen
here 2.

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I must by all means come to town, "Tis for the service of the Crown. "Lewis, the Dean will be of use, "Send for him up, take no excuse.' The toil, the danger of the Seas; Great Ministers ne'er think of these; Or let it cost five hundred pound, No matter where the money's found, It is but so much more in debt, And that they ne'er consider'd yet. "Good Mr Dean, go change your gown,


"Let my Lord know you're come to town."

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"The Duke expects my Lord and you, "About some great Affair, at Two-" "Put my Lord Bolingbroke in mind, 75 "To get my Warrant quickly sign'd: "Consider, 'tis my first request.'



'Be satisfied, I'll do my best :Then presently he falls to tease, "You may for certain, if you please; 80 "I doubt not, if his Lordship knew— And, Mr Dean, one word from you 'Tis (let me see) three years and more, (October next it will be four) 4 Since HARLEY bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble friend; Would take me in his Coach to chat, And question me of this and that; As, "What's o'clock?" And, "How's the Wind?"


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(The first Number denotes the Book, the second the VERSE and NOTE on it. Test. Testimonies1.)


ADDISON (Mr) railed at by A. Philips, iii.

326. Abused by J. Oldmixon, in his Prose-Essay on Criticism, etc. ii. 283.

- by J. Ralph, in a London Journal, iii. 165. Celebrated by our author,-Upon his Discourse of Medals-In his Prologue to CatoIn his Imitation of Horace's Epistle to Augustus-and in this Poem, ii. 140.

False Facts concerning him and our Author related by anonymous persons in Mist's Fournal, &c. Test.

Disproved by the Testimonies of
The Earl of Burlington,

Mr Tickel,

- Mr Addison himself, ibid.

Anger, one of the characteristics of Mr Dennis's Critical writings, i. 106.

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BEDLAM, i. 29.


BANKS, his Resemblance to Mr Cibber in Tragedy, i. 146.

BATES (Julius), see HUTCHINSON (John).

BROOME, Ben Jonson's man, ibid.

BAVIUS, iii. 24. Mr Dennis, his great opinion of him, ibid.

Bawdry, in Plays, not disapproved of by Mr Dennis, iii. 179.

BLACKMORE (Sir Richard), his Impiety and Irreligion, proved by Mr Dennis, ii. 268.

His Quantity of Works, and various Opinions of them.

His abuse of Mr Dryden and Mr Pope, ibid. Bray, a word much beloved by Sir Richard, ii.


Braying, described, ii. 247.

Shows, thro' Book ii. And dreaming dreams, thro' Book iii. Settle appears to him, iii. 35. Resemblance between him and Settle, iii. 37. i. 146. Goodman's prophecy of him, iii. 232. How he translated an Opera, without knowing the story, 305. and encouraged Farces because it was against his Conscience, 266. Declares he never mounted a Dragon, 268. Apprehensions of acting in a Serpent, 287. What were the Passions of his Old Age, 303, 304. Finally subsides in the lap of Dulness, where he rests to all eternity, iv. 20, and Note.

CIBBER, his Father, i. 31. His two Brothers, 32. His Son, iii. 142. His better Progeny,

i. 228.

Cibberian Forehead, what is meant by it, i. 218. read by some Cerberian, ibid. Note. COOKE (Tho.), abused by Mr Pope, ii. 138.

Birch. by no means proper to be apply'd to young CONCANEN (Mat.), one of the authors of the Noblemen, iii. 334.

BL-D, what became of his works, i. 231.

BROOME (Rev. Mr Will.).

His sentiments of

our Author's virtue, Test. Our Author of his, iii. 332. Brooms (a seller of) taught Mr John Jackson his trade, ii. 137.

Billingsgate language, how to be used by learned authors, ii. 142.

BOND, BESALEEL, BREVAL, not living Writers, but Phantoms, ii. 126.

Booksellers, how they run for a Poet, ii. 31, &c. Bailiffs, how poets run from them, ii. 61.

Bridewell, ii. 299.

Bow bell, iii. 278.

Weekly Journals, ii. 299.

declared that when this Poem had Blanks, they meant Treason, iii. 297.

of opinion that Juvenal never satirized the poverty of Codrus, ii. 144.

Corncutters Journal, what it cost, ii. 314.
Critics, verbal ones, must have two postulata
allowed them, ii. 1.
Cat-calls, ii. 231.

CURL (Edm.), his Panegyric, ii. 58.

His Corinna, and what she did, 70.
His Prayer, 80-Like Eridanus, 182.
Much favour'd by Cloacina, 97, &c.
Tost in a Blanket and whipped, 151.
Pillory'd, ii. 3.

Balm of Dulness, the true and the spurious, its Caroline, a curious Flower, its fate, iv. 409, &c. efficacy, and by whom prepared, iv. 544.


CIBBER, Hero of the Poem, his Character, i. 107. not absolutely stupid, 109. not unfortunate as a Coxcomb, ibid. Not a slow writer, but precipitate, though heavy, 123. His productions the Effects of heat, tho' an imperfect one, 126. His folly heightened with Frenzy, 125. He borrow'd from Fletcher and Moliere, 131. Mangled Shakespear, 133. His head distinguished for wearing an extraordinary Periwig, 167. more than for its reasoning Faculty, yet not without Furniture, 177. His Elasticity and Fire, and how he came by them, 186. He was once thought to have wrote a reasonable Play, 188. The general character of his Verse and Prose, 190. His Conversation, in what manner extensive and useful, 192, &c. Once designed for the Church, where he should have been a Bishop, 200. Since inclined to write for the Minister of State, 213. but determines to stick to his other talents, what those are, 217, &c. His Apostrophe to his Works before he burns them, 225, &c. His Repentance and Dulness puts out the Fire, 257. tears, 243. Inaugurates and anoints him, 287. His Crown, by whom woven, 223. of what composed, i. 303. who let him into Court, 300. who his Supporters 307. His Entry, Attendants, and Proclamation, usque ad fin. His Enthronization, ii. 1. Passes his whole reign in seeing



DULNESS, the Goddess; her Original and Parents, i. 12. Her ancient Empire, 17. Her public College, 29. Academy for Poetical Education, 33. Her Cardinal Virtues, 45, &c. Her Ideas, Productions, and Creation, 55, &c. Her Survey and Contemplation of her Works, &c. And of her Children, 93. 79, Their uninterrupted Succession, 98, &c. to 108. appearance to Cibber, 261. She manifests to him her Works, 273, &c. Anoints him, 287, &c. Institutes Games at his Coronation, ii. 18, &c. The manner how she makes a Wit, ii. 47. A great lover of a Joke, 34.-And loves to repeat the same over again, 122. Her ways and means to procure the Pathetic and Terrible in Tragedy, 225, &c. Encourages Chattering and Bawling, 237, &c. And is Patroness of Party-writing and railing, 276, &c. Makes use of the heads of Critics as Scales to weigh the heaviness of Authors, 367. Promotes Slumber with the Works of the said Authors, ibid. The wonderful virtue of sleeping in her lap, iii. 5, &c. Her Elysium, 15, &c. The Souls of her Sons dipt in Lethe, 23. How brought into the world, 29. Their Transfiguration and Metempsychosis, 50. The Extent and Glories of her Empire, and her Conquests throughout the World, iii. 67 to 138. A Catalogue of her Poetical Forces in this Nation, 139 to 212. Prophecy of her Restoration, 333, &c. Accom

plishment of it, Book iv. Her appearance on the Throne, with the Sciences led in triumph, iv. 21, &c. Tragedy and Comedy silenced, 37. General assembly of all her Votaries, 73. Her Patrons, 95. Her Critics, 115. Her sway in the Schools, 149 to 180. and Universities, 189 to 274. How she educates Gentlemen in their Travels, 293 to 334-Constitutes Virtuosi in Science, 355, &c. Freethinkers in Religion, 459. Slaves and Dependents in Government, 505. Finally turns them to Beasts, but preserves the form of Men, 525. What sort of Comforters she sends them, 529, &c. What Orders and Degrees she confers on them, 565. What Performances she expects from them, according to their several Ranks and Degrees, 583. The powerful Yawn she breathes on them, 605, &c. Its Progress and Effects, 607, &c. till the Consummation of All, in the total Extinction of the reasonable Soul, and Restoration of Night and Chaos, usq. ad fin. Dispensary of Dr Garth, ii. 140.

De Foe, Daniel, in what resembled to William Prynne, i. 103.

De Foe, Norton, a scandalous writer, ii. 415.
DENNIS (John), his Character of himself, i. 106.
Senior to Mr Durfey, iii. 173.

Esteemed by our Author, and why, ibid.
His love of Puns, i. 63.

And Politics, i. 106. ii. 413.

His great Loyalty to King George, how

proved, i. 106.

A great Friend to the Stage

and to the State, ii. 413.

How he proves that none but Non-jurors and disaffected persons writ against Stageplays, ibid.

His respect to the Bible and Alcoran, ibid. His excuse for Obscenity in Plays, iii. 179. His mortal fear of Mr Pope, founded on Mr Curl's assurances, i. 106.

Of opinion that he poisoned Curl, ibid.

By John Dennis, of his really poisoning Mr Curl, i. 106.

And of contempt for the sacred writings, ii. 268.

- By Edward Ward, of his being bribed by a Duchess to satirize Ward of Hackney in the pillory, iii. 34.

By Mist the Journalist, of unfair proceed ing in the undertaking of the Odyssey and Shakespear, Test.

- Disproved by the testimony of the Lords
Harcourt and Bathurst.

- By Mist the Journalist, concerning Mr Ad-
dison and him, two or three Lies, Test.
By Pasquin, of his being in a Plot, iii. 179.
By Sir Richard Blackmore, of his burlesqu
ing Scripture, upon the authority of Curl, ii.

Fleas and verbal Critics compar'd, as equal
judges of the human frame and wit, iv. 238.
Fletcher, made Cibber's Property, i. 131.
Mac Fleckno, not so decent and chaste in the
Diction as the Dunciad, ii. 75.

Friendship, understood by Mr Dennis to he somewhat else in Nisus and Euryalus, &c. iii. 179.

French Cooks, iv. 553..

Furius, Mr Dennis called so by Mr Theobald, i 106.

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Good nature of our author; Instances of it in Good Sense, Grammar, and Verse, desired to this work, i. 328. ii. 282. give place for the sake of Mr Bes. Morris and his Works, iii. 168.

His reason why Homer was, or was not in GILDON (Charles), abused our Author in mary debt, ii. 118.

His Accusations of Sir R. Blackmore,

As no Protestant, ii. 268.

As no Poet, ibid.

things, Test. i. 296.

Printed against Jesus Christ, i. 296. GILDON and DENNIS, their unhappy difference lamented, iii. 173.

His wonderful Dedication to G. D. Esq. Gentleman, his Hymn to his Creator, by Wel

iii. 179.

Drams, dangerous to a Poet, iii. 146.

Dedicators, ii. 198, &c.

Dunciad, how to be correctly spell'd, i. 1.

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