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Some DUKES at Mary-Bone bowl Time away? | [The Duke of Buckinghamshire (Sheffield) Cunningham's London. As to the Groom-Pas was in the habit of frequenting the bowling-alley ter's, cf. note to Dunciad, Bk. I. v. 309.) behind the manor house of Marylebone parish.
But who the Bowl, or rattling Dice compares
TO LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU.
[Originally published in a Miscellany of the year 1720.]
N beauty, or wit,
But men of discerning
Have thought that in learning, To yield to a lady was hard.
(Indeed she was curst)
And sages agree
The laws should decree
Then bravely, fair dame,
Resume the old claim,
And let men receive,
From a second bright Eve,
But if the first Eve
Hard doom did receive,
What a punishment new
Shall be found out for you,
[Bowles, from Dallaway's Life of Lady M. W. M.]
That happy air of majesty and truth;
IMITATION OF TIBULLUS. Pope, in his letters to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the East, expresses a desire, real or fanciful, to meet her. But if my fate be such,' he says, that this body of mine (which is as ill matched to my mind as any wife to her husband) be left behind in the journey, let the epitaph of Tibullus be set over it. Carruthers. [The letter is in Bowles, Vol. VIII. The original is Tibull. Lib. I. Eleg. iv. 55-6.]
ERE, stopt by hasty death, Alexis lies,
Who crossed half Europe, led by Wortley's eyes.
EPITAPHS ON JOHN HUGHES AND SARAH DREW. [POPE, in a letter to Lady M. W. Montagu, Sept. ist, 1718, written from Stanton-Harcourt, Lord Harcourt's seat in Oxfordshire, relates the anecdote of the death of two lovers “as constant as ever were found in romance,' by name John Hewet and Sarah Drew, who were simultaneously struck by lightning at a harvesthome; and sends her two epitaphs composed by him, of which the critics have chosen the godly one. (See Lord Wharncliffe's Letters, &c. II. 100.) Lady Mary (Nov. ist, ejusd. ann.) returned a decidedly cynical answer, with an epitaph of her own, commencing,
"Here lie John Hughes and Sarah Drew;
Perhaps you'll say, What's that to you?' and concluding, after a doubt whether perchance "'twas not kindly done,' considering the chances of married life,
Now they are happy in their doom,
For Pope has wrote upon their tomb." According to Gay's letter to Mr F- (Aug. 9th, 1718), Lord Harcourt, appre
hensive that the country people would not understand even the godly epitaph, determined to substitute
one with something of Scripture in it, and with as little of poetry as Hopkins and Sternhold.' This prose epitaph was also written by Pope.]
THEN Eastern lovers feed the fun'ral fire,
the same pile the faithful fair expire:
5 Sent his own lightning, and the victims seiz’d.
[THE lady of Pope's friend, to whom Ep. iv. of the Moral Essays is addressed.
Her maiden name was Lady Dorothy Saville.]
She would not do the least right thing,
Nor work, nor play, nor paint, nor sing.
She bow'd, obey'd him,--and cut paper.
Thought by all heaven a burning shame;
Her Burlington do just the same.
But sure you 'll find it hard to spoil
How quickly all the sex pursue!
Between John Overton and you!
CITH scornful mien, and various toss of air,
Fantastic, vain, and insolently fair,
ON CERTAIN LADIES.
Still Chloe, Flavia, Delia, stay in town:
i Dr Gilbert. Carruthers. [Or it might be Gumley of Isleworth, who had gained his fortune Hoadley.)
by a glass manufactory, was married to Pulteney, 2 Dr Alured Clarke. Id.
afterwards Earl of Bath.] 3 [Anna Maria Gumley, daughter of John