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Then he : Great tamer of all human art !
The wheels above urg'd by the load below;
IMITATIONS. 166 With whom my Muse began, with whom shall end.] * A te principium, tibi desinet.'
VIRG. Ecl. viii. 'Εκ Διος αρχωμεσθα, και εις Δια ληγείε Μεσαι. THEOC. ‘Prima dicte mibi, summa dicenda Camæna.' HOR.
Did the dead letter unsuccessful prove?
Tis the same rope at different ends they twist;
REMARKS. 208 George Ridpath, author of a Whig paper, called the Flying Post: Nath, Mist. of a famous Tory journal. W.
IMITATIONS. 195 had Heav'n decreed, &c.]
Me si cælicolæ voluissent ducere vitam,
VIRG. Æn. Il. 197, 198 Could Troy be sav'd-Thisgray-goose weapon.)
- Si Pergama dextra
VIRG. ibid. 102 This box my thunder, this right hand my god?] Dextra mibi Deus, et telum quod missile libro.'
VIRGIL, of the Gods of Mezentius.
And see! thy very Gazetteers give o'er,
60 born in sin, and forth in'folly brought !
REMARKS. 1917 An happy parody on the famous Moi in Corneille's Medea.
231, 232 gratis given Bland.-Sent with a pass.] It was a practice so to give the Daily Gazetteer, and ministerial pampblets (in whicb this B. was a writer), and to send them post-free to all the towns in the kingdom.
233 — with Ward to ape-and-monkey climes.] ' Edward Ward, a very voluminous poet in Hudibrastic verse, but best known by the London Spy, in prose. He has of late years
Felix Priameia virgo!
VIRG, Ap. III.
Not sulpbür-tipt, emblaze an ale-house fire!
With that, a tear (pörtentous sign of grace!)
REMARKS. kept a public house in the city, (but in a genteel way) and with his wit, humour, and good liquor, (ale) afforded his guests a pleasurable entertainment, especially those of the High-church party.' JACOB, Lives of Poets, Vol: II. p. 225. Great numbers of his works were yearly sold into the Plan. tations.-Ward, in a hook called Apollo's Maggot, declared this account to be a great falsity, protesting that his publichouse was not in the city, but in Moorfields.
W. 298, 240 — Tate-Shadwell.] Two of his predecessors in the laurel.
IMITATIONS. 945 And thrice he lifted high the birth-day brand.] Ovid, of Althæ, on a like occasion, burning her offspring :
• Tum conata quater flammis imponere torrem,
Cepta quater tenuit.'
----Jam Deiphobi dedit ampla ruinam,
No merit now the dear Nonjuror claims,
Rous’d by the light, old Dulness heav'd the liead, Then snatch'd a sheet of Thule from her bed ; 258 Sudden she flies, and whelms it o'er the pyre: Down sink the flames, and with a biss expire.
Her ample presence fills up all the place; A veil of fogs dilates her awfiul face: [may’rs 203 Great in her charms! as when on sbrieves and She looks, and breathes herself into their airs. She bids him wait her to her sacred dome : Well pleas'd he enter'd, and confess'd his home. So spirits, ending their terrestrial race, Ascend, and recognise their native place. This the great mother dearer held than all 269 The clubs of quidnuncs, or her own Guildhall : Here stood her opium, here she pursd her owls, And here she plan’d the imperial seat of fools.
REMARKS. 258 Thule.] An unfinished poem by Ambrose Philips.
IMITATIONS. 263 Great in her charms! as when on shrieres and may'rs
She looks, and breathes herself into their airs.) • Alma parens confessa deam; qualisqne videri Celicolis, et quanta solet.
VIRG. Æn. II. * Et lætos oculis afflavit honores.' Id. Æn. I. 269 This the great mother, &c.] • Urbs antiqua fuit Quam Juno fertur terris magis omnibus unam Post habita coluisse Samo : bic illius arma, Hic currus fuit: hic regnum Dea gentibus esse (Si qua fata sinant) jam tum tenditque fovetqne.'
VIRG. Æn. I.