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A SOUL as full of worth, as void of Pride,
1 James Craggs the younger was made Secretary of State for War in 1717. According to Lady M. W. Montagu, he owed his success chiefly to the favour of the Countess of Platen, through whose influence he was named for Cofferer by George I. on his accession. He was afterwards employed on diplomatic missions.
deeply mixed up in the South Sea Scheme, having accepted £30,000 of the fictitious stock, given away by the Company to facilitate the progress of the Bill through the House of Commons; but he was spared the disgrace of a public exposure by dying of small pox in 1720, being then in the thirty-sixth year of his age.
Be not (exalted to whate'er degree)
1 Warton gives a dialogue by Pope which he says is genuine :
This should be compared with Swift's verses on “ The Dean and the Duke.”