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Vol.II. facing p.282.
N. Blakey inv.etdel.
WhatbronghtS."Vistos ill-get Wealth to waste? Some Damon whisperdísto! have a Fastelan
Op on kaste:
Think we all these are for himself? no more
For what has Virro painted, built, and planted ?
rope of natural curiofities ; | moft of it; and so indeed both men of great learning becomes, by accident, the and humanity. P. more fashionable Thing of
Ver. 12. Than his fine the two. Scribl. Wife, alas! or finer Whore.] Ver. 18. Ripley) This By the Author's manner of man was a carpenter, emputting together these two ployed by a first Minister, different Utensils of false who raised him to an ArMagnificence, it appears, chitect, without any genius that, properly speaking, nei- in the art ; and after some ther the Wife nor the Whore wretched proofs of his inis the real object of modern fufficiency in public Build tafte, but the Finery only: ings, made him ComptrolAnd whoever wears it, whe- ler of the Board of works. P. ther the Wife or the Whore, Ver. 19. See! Sportive it matters not; any fur- fate, to punish aukward ther than that the latter is pride,] Pride is one of the thought to deserve it beft, greatest mischiefs, as well as appears from her having | as absurdities of our nature ;
A standing sermon, at each year's expence,
You show us, Rome was glorious, not profuse,
After x 22, in the MS.
Must Bishops, Lawyers, Statesmen, have the skill
and therefore, as appears fate or fortune to bring both from prophane and sa-him into the public concred History, has ever been tempt and ridicule, which the more peculiar object of his native badness of heart divine vengeance. But auk. so well deserves. ward Pride intimates such Ver. 23. The Earl of abilities in its owner, as Burlington was then pubeases us of the apprehenfion lishing the Designs of Inigo of much mischief from it ; Jones, and the Antiquities so that the poet fupposes of Rome by Palladio. P. such a one secure from the Ver. 28. And of one ferious resentment of Hea- beauty many blunders make;] ven, though it may permit Because the road to Tafte,
Load fome vain Church with old Theatric state,
Oft have you hinted to your brother Peer,
like that to Truth, is but at the entrance of the anone ; and those to Error and tient Gardens of Rome: But Absurdity a thousand. they don't confider, that
VER. 30. Turn Arcs of those were public Gardens, triumph to a Garden-gate ;] given to the people by some This absurdity seems to have great man after a triumph; arisen from an injudicious to which, therefore, Arcs imitation of what these Buils of this kind were very suitders might have heard of, I able ornaments.
A Light, which in yourself you must perceive; 45
To build, to plant, whatever you intend,
VER. 46. Inigo Jones, of a modeft fair ; and you the celebrated Architect, begin to hate and nauseate and M. Le Nôtre, the de- her as a proftitute. Agner of the best Gardens VER. 54. Where half the of France. P.
skill is decently to hide.] If VER. 53. Let not each the poet was right in combeauty ev'ry where be spy’d,] paring the true dress of Nor For when the same beauty ture to that of a modeft fair, obtrudes itself upon you o- it is a plain consequence, ver and over; when it meets that one half of the deyou full at whatever place figner's art must be, decentyou stop, or to whateverly to bide; as the other half point you turn, then Na- is, gracefully to discover. ture loses her proper charms