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Gold, silver, ivory, vases sculptured high,
Talk what you will of taste, my friend, you'll find
Charles, second Viscount, the Oxford, in 1714, but soon afterwards rival of Sir Robert Walpole, whose entered the army and served under sister he married. He retired from Prince Eugene. When Pope puboffice in 1730, but refrained from all lished this Epistle, Oglethorpe was intrigues with the Tories and Opposi- * on the point of setting out for tion Whigs, and devoted himself en- . his third expedition to Georgia, tirely to agriculture. Lord Stanhope taking with him 600 emigrants. In says that England, and especially his 1745 he was promoted to the rank of own county of Norfolk, owes to him Major-General and had a command in the introduction of turnips from Scotland, where it was supposed that he Germany.
did not do his best against the rebels, Sir Thomas Grosvenor succeeded and as he was a decided Jacobite there Sir Richard, his brother, in 1733. may have been some ground for the
2 Bubb Doddington. See Moral suspicion. He sat in several ParliaEpistles, iv. 20; Prologue to Satires, ments, and died 30th June, 1785. 280 ; and Epilogue to Satires, Dia- He was a friend of Johnson's, and is logue i. 68.
frequently mentioned by Bosweli. 3 Employed in settling the Colony 4 Another allusion to the fatalistic of Georgia. — Pope.
doctrine developed in Essay on Man, James Edward Oglethorpe, born in ii. ver. 195–204. It is impossible to 1698, was admitted at CC. C., conceive that our actions can be in
Yes, sir, how small soever be my heap,
What is 't to me (a passenger, God wot!)
“But why all this of avarice? I have none."
clined without any constraint of our will.
| Alluding to the statute made in England and Ireland, to regulate the succession of Papists. – WARBURTON.
By the Act of 1700 a Catholic who refused to take the oath of allegiance and supremacy, and to sign the decla
ration against transubstantiation, was incapacitated from purchasing, inheriting, or taking lands under any devise or limitation. The next-of-kin who was a Protestant, was granted possession of the lands during his life. This Act was not repealed till 1779.
Pleased to look forward, pleased to look behind,
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
It, perhaps, might have been better to have omitted these two last lines, the second of which has a quaint
and modern turn, and the humour consists in being driven off the stage "potuin largius æquo."—WARTON.