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The CRAFTSMAN flourish'd under PULT'NEY'S
eye, Nor BolingBROKE disdain’d its page supply.* Law processes, which heretofore appear In Latin, také an English form this year ; . Vienna's treaty bids dissention cease, And Continental Europe rests in peace. 1732.
A standing army next as it should seem,
That famous ineasure ministers advise, 1733. Which met with long resistance, the Excise;
* The Craftsman was a celebrated periodical paper, patronised by Mr. W. Pulteney, and often written for by Lord Bolingbroke.
* Sir Archibald Sutton and Sir Robert Grant were expelled for iniquitous proceedings in the affairs of the “ Charitable Corporation;" a public company which lent money on pledges. Mr. Serjeant Birch, and Dennis Bond, Esq. were disgraced for fraud, in disposing of Lord Derwentwater's forfeited estate.
And WALPOLE, who the people's anger braved,
* Sir Robert, on his way to the House, was so much insulted, that had not Mr. Cunningham, a Scotch Member, drawn his sword and dispersed the leaders of the inob, the consequence might have been fatal.
+ On this occasion, when every public occurrence forined the subject of a street ballad, the following elegant lines were sung through the metropolis :
“ What's a rhyme for Porringer?
“ The King cou'd spare
“A daughter fair, " And he gave the Prince of Orange her !" On the 16th of April an end was put to the sessions hy a most pathetic speech, in which are these remarkable words: “ May there be no distinction but such as mean the support of our x 2
6 Some criminals now underwent
“Of preservation !
The King appears, what office can be greater ?
present happy Constitution in Church and State, and such as wish to subvert both: 'this is the only distinction that ought to pre-vail in this country, wliere the intetest of the king and people is one andthe same, and where they cannot subsist but by being so."
'.* Vide a comic poem called the last dying words of the 18th century; other auihorities place the introduction of innoculation in 1721.
+ Which then was thouglit a great evil, amounting to the sum of £47,938,288... 3:...310.; the author does not know its amount now to só exact a catculation, but fears the evil is not much Icssened, vi i.
And talk’d of means by which to pay it,
But, sorry is the Muse to say it, No one has hit upon a method yet. Yet rashly let us not conclude,
But hope (of hoping I'm a sanguine lover,)
To pay it off, as also to discover Decrease of taxes and the longitude.
Fred’rick, of Wales; a foreign bride espouses,
From regal rank, and, canopied, 'tis said,
* April 27th, lis Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales married Augusta, sister to the Duke of Saxe Gotha.
† Porteous, Captain of the City Guard, having commanded his men to fire on the mob at a riot, occasioned by the execution of one Wilson, a smuggler, was himself dragged from prison, and hanged by the populace.
.: Theodore retained so much attachment to regal form and ceremony, that when the amount of a subscription for his support was presented to him, he received the donors with his hat on, while seated under the half-tester of a wretched bed, which served for a throne and canopy.
His life, in London, most obscurely ends ;
Nor yet exempt from Death’s unerring aim
fame, By genuine grief attended to the tomb, Good CAROLINE partakes our common doom.
“Now Covent Garden Playhouse rose, *
“ To Lincoln's Inn an eye-sore ! “ Tho' no Processions then, nor Shows,
“ Nor Elephants from Mysore ! “ The building then gave much delight, “ Tho' not intended all for sight! " For in these times, as writers say, “ They went to hear not see a Play.”
Disputes between our Court and Spain, 1738.
* Last dying words of the eighteenth century.