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Was there no other way to set him free?
My life, alas! I fear proved death to thee.

o teach me, dear, new words to speak my flame!
Teach me to woo thee by thy best-loved name!
Whether the style of Grildrig please the most,
So callid on Brobdingnag's stupendous coast,
When on the Monarch's ample hand you sate,
And halloo'd in his ear intrigues of state;
Or Quinbus Flestrin more endearment brings;
When like a Mountain you looked down on kings:
If ducal Nardac, Lilliputian peer,
Or Glumglum's humbler title soothe thy ear :
Nay, would kind Jove my organs so dispose,
To hymn harmonious Houyhnhnm through the nose,
I'd call thee Houyhnhni, that high-sounding name;
Thy children's noses all should twarg the same.
So might I find my loving spouse of course
Endu'd with all the Virtues of a Horse.

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LINES ON SWIFT'S ANCESTORS. [Swift set up a plain monument to his grandfather, and also presented a cup to the church of Goodrich, or Gotheridge (in Herefordshire). He sent a pencilled elevation of the monument (a simple tablet) to Mrs Howard, who returned it with the following lines, inscribed on the drawing by Pope. The paper is endorsed, in Swift's hand: ‘Model of a monument for my grandfather, with Pope's roguery.'

Scott's Life of Swift.]
ONATHAN SWIFT

In this church he has put
Had the gift,

A stone of two foot,
By fatherige, motherige,

With a cup and a can, sir,
And by brotherige,

In respect to his grandsire;
To come from Gotherige,

So, Ireland, change thy tone,
But now is spoil'd clean,

And cry, O hone! O hone! And an Irish dean:

For England hath its own.

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FROM THE GRUB-STREET JOURNAL. [This Journal was established in January, 1730, and carried on for eight years by Pope and his friends, in answer to the attacks provoked by the Dunciad. It corresponds in some measure to the Xenien of Goethe and Schiller. Only such pieces are here inserted as bear Pope's distinguishing signature A.; several others are probably his.]

I.

EPIGRAM Occasioned by seeing some sheets of Dr Bentley's edition of Milton's Paradise Lost.

ID Milton's prose, O Charles, thy death defend ?

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1 Goodrich, or Gotheridge, in Herefordshire, ? (Cf. Dunciad, Bk. iv, v. 212.. ‘Milton's prose' where Swift had erected a monument to his is the Defensio pro populo Anglicano &c. of 1649; grandfather, presenting a cup to the church at and the Defensio Secunda of 1654.] the same time. Scott.

On Milton's verse does Bentley comment?—Know
A weak officious friend becomes a foe.
While he but sought his Author's fame to further,
The murderous critic has aveng'd thy murder.

II.

EPIGRAM.
SHOULD D—-51 print, how once you robb'd your brother,
Traduc'd your monarch, and debauch'd your mother;
Say, what revenge on D-s can be had;
Too dull for laughter, for reply too mad?
Of one so poor you cannot take the law;
On one so old your sword you scorn to draw.
Uncag'd then let the harmless monster rage,
Secure in dulness, madness, want, and age.

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III.

MR J. M. S--E.*
Catechised on his One Epistle to Mr Pope.
What makes you write at this odd rate?
Why, Sir, it is to imitate.
What makes you steal and trifle so ?
Why, 'tis to do as others do.
But there's no meaning to be seen.
Why, that's the very thing I mean.

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IV.

EPIGRAM
On Mr M-re's going to law with Mr Gilliver: inscribed to

Attorney Tibbald.
ONCE in his life M-re judges right:

His sword and pen not worth a straw,
An author that could never write,
A gentleman that dares not fight,

Has but one way to tease—by law.
This suit, dear Tibbald, kindly hatch;

Thus thou may'st help the sneaking elf;
And sure a printer is his match,

Who's but a publisher himself.

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VI.

EPITAPH.

[On James Moore-Smythe.]
HERE lies what had nor birth, nor shape, nor fame;
No gentleman! no man! no-thing! no name!
For Jamie ne'er grew James; and what they call
More, shrunk to Smith—and Smith's no name at all.
Yet die. thou can'st not, phantom, oddly fated :
For how can no-thing be annihilated ? ?

Ex nihilo nihil fit.

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VII.
A QUESTION BY ANONYMOUS.
Tell, if you can, which did the worse,

Caligula or Gr- -n's Gr-ce?
That made a Consul of a horse,

And this a Laureate of an ass.

VIII.

EPIGRAM,
GREAT G-3, sạch servants since thou well can'st lack,
Oh! save the salary, and drink the sack.

IX.

EPIGRAM.
BEHOLD! ambitious of the British bays,
Cibber and Duck 4 contend in rival lays.
But, gentle Colley, should thy verse prevail,
Thou hast no fence, alas! against his flail:
Therefore thy claim resign, allow his right:
For Duck can thresh, you know, as well as write.

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ON SEEING THE LADIES AT CRUX-EASTON WALK IN THE

WOODS BY THE GROTTO.

EXTEMPORE BY MR POPE.

UTHORS the world and their dull brains have traced

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Mind not their learned whims and idle talk;
Here, here's the place where these bright angels walk.

[Stephen Duck, originally a thresher, con2 ČThe Duke of Grafton.]

1 [Cf. Dunciad, Bk. II. v. 50.]

cerning whom there are other verses in the 3 (King George II. The epigram is of course Journal, probably written by Pope. Cf. Imion the Laureate Cibber.]

tations of Horace, Bk. 11. Ep. II. v. 140.)

INSCRIPTION ON A GROTTO, THE WORK OF NINE LADIES.

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ON HIS LYING IN THE SAME BED WHICH WILMOT, THE CELEBRATED EARL OF ROCHESTER,

SLEPT IN AT ADDERBURY, THEN BELONGING TO THE DUKE OF ARGYLE', JULY 9TH, 1739.

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TO THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF OXFORD,

UPON A PIECE OF NEWS IN MIST (Mist's JOURNAL), THAT THE REV. MR W. REFUS'D TO WRITE

AGAINST MR POPE BECAUSE HIS BEST PATRON HAD A FRIENDSHIP FOR THE SAID P.

[From Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, where it is given in facsimile; accompanied by the statement that ‘W.' alluded to was Samuel Wesley, and · Father Francis, the then exiled Bishop of Rochester (Atterbury). ]

W!

TESLEY, if Wesley 'tis they mean,

They say on Pope would fall,
Would his best Patron let his Pen

Discharge his inward Gall.
What Patron this, a doubt must be,

Which none but you can clear,
Or father Francis, cross the sea,

Or else Earl Edward here.

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[As to the Duke of Argyle, cf. Epilogue to Satires, Dial. 11. v. 82.)

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That both were good must be confess'd,

And much to both he owes ;
But which to Him will be the best

The Lord of Oxford knows.

TRANSLATION OF A PRAYER OF BRUTUS. The Rev. Aaron Thompson, of Queen's College, Oxon., translated the Chronicle of Geoffrey of Monmouth. He submitted the translation to Pope, 1717, who gave him the following lines, being a translation of a prayer of Brutus. Carruthers.

G
ODDESS of woods, tremendous in the chase,

To mountain wolves and all the savage race,
Wide o'er the aërial vault extend thy sway,
And o'er the infernal regions void of day.
On thy third reign look down; disclose our fate,

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In what new station shall we fix our seat?
When shall we next thy hallow'd altars raise,
And choirs of virgins celebrate thy praise ?

LINES WRITTEN IN EVELYN'S BOOK ON COINS?. [“WROTE by Mr P. in a Volume of Evelyn on Coins presented to a painter by a parson.” Gentleman's Magazine for 1735. “Wrote in Evelyn's Book of Coins given by Mr Wood to Kent." Notes and Queries, March 13, 1851, from a copy by Mason.]

"OM WOOD of Chiswick, deep divine,
'Tis the first coin, I'm bold to say,
That ever churchman gave to lay.

TO MR THOMAS SOUTHERN,

On his Birth-day, 1742%.
ESIGN’D to live, prepar'd to die, Presents her harp still to his fingers.

With not one sin, but poetry, The feast, his tow'ring genius marks This day Tom's fair account has run In yonder wild goose and the larks! (Without a blot) to eighty-one.

The mushrooms shew his wit was sudden! Kind Boyle, before his poet, lays 5 And for his judgment, lo a pudden ! A table, with a cloth of bays;

Roast beef, tho' old, proclaims him stout, And Ireland, mother of sweet singers, And grace, altho' a bard, devout.

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1 (Numismata: a Discourse on Medals; pub- 3 A table] He was invited to dinc on his lished at London in 1697.]

birth-day with this Nobleman (Lord Orrery), 3 [Southern, the author of Oroonoko, accord- who had prepared for him the entertainment of ing to Warton's expression, 'lived the longest which the bill of fare is here set down.

Warand died one of the richest of all our poets.' He burton. (John Earl of Cork and Orrery was a was born in 1660, and died in 1746. The date of friend of Swift, Pope, and Bolingbroke, and in the first production of Oroonoko is 1696, and it earlier days a member of the Brothers' Club. He kept the stage till the third decade of the present died in 1762.) century, a rare example of popularity attaching 4 Presents her harp] The Harp is generally to a drama founded on a sensation novel : for wove on the Irish Linen; such as Table-cloths, Mrs Aphra Behn's Oroonoko was the Uncle Tom's &c. Warburton. Cabin of her day.)

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