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May Tom, whom heav'n sent down to Digest his thirty thousandth din. raise
15 ner; The price of prologues and of plays, Walk to his grave without reproach, Be ev'ry birth-day more a winner, And scorn a rascal and a coach.
Has cause to wish himself translated;
PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER. [TRANSLATED from an Oratio a Sancto Xavierio composita, at the desire of a Catholic priest named Brown. Gentleman's Magazine, October, 1791, where the original is given comme
mencing ' O Deus, ego amo te.']
15 My God, my Father, Maker, and my King!
1 The price of prologues and of plays,] This had my goods too cheap.". Warburton. (This alludes to a story Mr Southern told about the was the regular tariff for prologues and epilogues. same, to Mr P. and Mr W. of Dryden; who, Later, Southern could tell Dryden (according to when Southern first wrote for the stage, was so Warton) that he had cleared £700 by a single famous for his Prologues, that the players would play, while Dryden never made more than a act nothing without that decoration. His usual seventh of that sum by one drama.) price till then had been four guineas: But when ? (Bishop of Worcester. Deprived by James Southern came to him for the Prologue he had II. of the Presidentship of Magdalene College, bespoke, Dryden told him he must have six gui- Oxford; he afterwards successively held several neas for it; which (said he) young man, is out sees, and died in 1743.) of no disrespect to you, but the Players have
[This unfinished piece was communicated to Warton by Dr Wilson, formerly Fellow and Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin, to whom it had been lent by a grandson of Lord Chetwynd, 'an intimate friend of the famous Lord Bolingbroke, who gratified his curiosity by a box full of the rubbish and sweepings of Pope's study, whose executor he was, in conjunction with Lord Marchmont. It is possible that Bowles' conjecture may be correct, according to which '1740' was to grow into the third Dialogue which Pope at one time intended to add to the Epilogue to the Satires. See the Verses on receiving from Lady Frances Shirley a Standish, &c. ante, p. 448]. Roscoe doubts whether so mediocre a production be Pope's: Carruthers also hesitates on the subject; and the piece is at most to be taken as a few rough jottings accidentally discovered.)
WRETCHED B1! jealous now of all,
What God, what mortal, shall prevent thy fall ?
Through Clouds of Passion P-—'s3 views' are clear,
Grave, righteous S-4 jogs on till, past belief,
To purge and let thee blood, with fire and sword,
That those who bind and rob thee, would not kill,
Of Ch—5 W -7 who speaks at all,
B- —+13, pay thee due regards,
with wit that must
i Britain. Bowles.
7 Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. Bowles. 2 Cobham. Bowles. This is impossible. Ros- 8 Sir Henry Oxenden. Bowles. coe., Campbell (Argyle), or Cholmondely. Car- 9 Sir Paul Methuen. Bowles. ruthers.
10 11 12 Lords Gower, Cobham and Bathurst. 3 Pulteney. Carruthers.
Bowles. 4 Sandys. Bowles. (Afterwards Lord San- 13 Lord Chesterfield. Bowles. dys.)
14 Peter Walter ? Carruthers? 5 Shippen. Bowles, Carruthers. Impossible. 15 ('The Earl of Chesterfield was... fond of Roscoe.
play, and was partial to the company of Mr 6 Carlisle? Bowles. Cornbury. Carruthers. Lookup, one of the most noted professional gamesters of the day.' Chatto's History of Play- 10 Fox, Henley, Hinton. Bowles. ing-Cards, p. 173.)
must needs Whose wit and
equally provoke one,
As for the rest, each winter up they run,
Rise, rise, great W-3, fated to appear,
What can thy H5
Or those foul copies of thy face and tongue,
C. that Roman in his nose alone 18,
11 Blackburn, Archbishop of York, and Hoad" Lord Carteret. Bowles. (Afterwards Lord ley, Bishop of Winchester. Bowles. Granville.]
Speaker Onslow and Lord Delaware, chair? Pulteney. Bowles.
men of committees of House of Lords. Bowles. 3 Sir Robert Walpole. Bowles.
13 Duke of Newcastle. Bowles. 4 Britain. Carruthers.
14 Duke of Dorset. Bowles. 5 Horace Walpole, brother of Sir Robert, 15 The (second)Duke of Marlborough. Bowles. who had just quitted his embassy at the Hague. 16 Sir Joseph Jekyll. Bowles. Probably; but Bowles.
he died in 1738. Carruthers. 6 W. Winnington. Bowles. (A member of the 17 Lord Chancellor Hardwicke. Bowles. ministry.)
18 Probably Sir John Cummins, C. J. of the 7 Sir William Yonge. Bowles.
Common Pleas. Bowles. Or Spencer Compton, 8 Doddington (afterwards Lord Melcombe). Lord Wilmington, President of the Council 9 Probably Hare, Bp. of Chichester. Bowles. Carruthers.
Who hears all causes, B-1, but thy own,
Can the light packhorse, or the heavy steer,
The plague is on thee, Britain, and who tries
Thy nobles Sl—s, thy Se-s bought with gold,
Alas! on one alone our all relies?,
school, Nor like his
in ... his strong,
1 Britain. Bowles.
warth. Bowles. The former died in Jan. 1740. 2 Sherlock. Carruthers. [Cf. Dunciad Bk. JI. Carruthers. v. 323, where ‘his pond'rous grace' may corre- 6 Sir William Wyndham. Bowles. He died spond to 'the sweating peer' in this passage.]
in June, 1740.
Carruthers. 3 Pulteney. Carruthers.
7 [Obviously the Pretender, concerning the 4 Earl of Scarborough (ow). Bowles. intrigues
with whom in this year see Chap. xxi. 5 Earl of Marchmont and his son, Lord Pol- of Lord Stanhope's Hist. of Engl.]