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Sheffield, who knows to ftrike the living lyre
See generous Burlington, with, goodly Bruce
And friendly Congreve, unreproachful man! (Oxford by Cunningham hath fent excufe ;) See hearty Watkins comes with cup and can; And Lewis, who has never friend forfaken; And Laughton whifpering afks-Is Troy town taken? XIII.
Earl Warwick comes, of free and honeft mind;
Bold, generous Craggs, whofe heart was ne'er dif, guis'd:
"Ah why, fweet St. John, cannot I thee find?
St. John, for every focial virtue priz'd.
Harcourt I fee, for eloquence renown'd,
The mouth of juftice, oracle of law! Another Simon is befide him found,
Another Simon, like as ftraw to straw.
How Lansdown fmiles, with lafting laurel crown'd!
See Rochefter approving nods his head,
Carleton and Chandos thy arrival grace;
Hanmer, whofe eloquence th' unbiafs'd sways; Harley, whofe goodnefs opens in his face,
And fhews his heart the feat where virtue ftays. Ned Blount advances next, with bufy pace, In hafte, but fauntering, hearty in his ways: I fee the friendly Carylls come by dozens, Their wives, their uncles, daughters, fons, and cousins.
Arbuthnot there I fee, in phyfick's art,
As Galen learn'd, or famed Hippocrate;
Who could (were mankind loft) anew create :
Thee Jervas hails, robust and debonair,
Now have [we] conquer'd Homer, friends, he cries: Darteneuf, grave joker, joyous Ford is there 1, And wondering Maine, fo fat with laughing eyes,
So in the Epiftle to Dr. Arbuthnot,
"Ev'n mitred Rochefter would nod the head." S. This is no more than a compliment to the vanity of Sir Godfrey, which Pope and other wits were alway's putting to the ftrongest trials. S.
Charles Ford, efq; writer of the Gazette. S.
(Gay, Maine, and Cheney, boon companions dear,
Gay fat, Maine fatter, Cheney huge of fize)
O Wanley, whence com'ft thou with shorten'd hair,
Yonder I fee, among th' expecting croud,
And Titcomb's belly waddles flow along t.
* So in the Dunciad, B. iii. 185. "But who is he in clofet clofe ypent
"Of fober face, with learned duft besprent ?" Humphrey Wanley was librarian to Lord Oxford. S.
The names of the majority of perfons here enumerated are in want of no illuftration; and concerning a few of them, it would be difficult to fupply any. Titcomb, however, is mentioned in a letter from Pope to Congreve. "There is a grand revolution at Will's. "Morrice has quitted for a coffee-houfe in the city; "and Titcomb is reftored, to the great joy of Cromwell, "who was at a lofs for a perfon to converfe with on "the fathers and church hiftory." S.
See Digby faints at Southern talking loud,
Yea Steele and Tickell mingle in the throng;
Lo the two Doncaftles in Berkshire known!
But who can count the leaves, the ftars, the fand?
How lov'd! how honour'd thou! yet be not vain:
And what rewards his grateful country pay?
*See the "First Book of the Iliad" among the Poems of Mr. Tickell. N.
† See Prior's Ballad of "Down Hall." N.
A PANEGYRICK, OCCASIONED
By his buying and felling of the Third South-Sea Subfcriptions, taken in by the Directors at a thousand per Cent.
ISDAIN not, Snow, my humble verse to hear:
Stick thy black pen awhile behind thy car.
And thy wide-grasping hand grow black with gold;
The South-Sea rocks and shelves, where thousands drown'd!
When credit funk, and commerce gasping lay,