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Hoc marmor fatetur.
Bishop of Rochefter.
mediately after the arrived in France to see him.]
DIALOG U E.
ES, we have liv'd-one pang, and then we part !
May Heaven, dear Father ! now have all thy Heart.
Dear Shade! I will:
-He said, and dy'd.
And every opening Virtue blooming round,
For One who would not be buried in
HEROES and KINGS! your distance keeps
Who never flatter'd Folks like you :
Another, on the same.
, or under this Sill,
XVI. Lord CONINGSBY'S EPITAPH*.
ERE lies Lord Coningsby—be civil;
The rest God knows-so does the Devil. * This Epitaph, originally written on Picus Mirandula, is applied to F. Chartres, and printed among
the works of Swift. See Hawkesworth edition, vol. vi. S.
On BUTLER's MONUMENT.
Perhaps by Mr. POPE *.
ESPECT to Dryden, Sheffield justly pay'd,
And noble Villers honour'd Cowley's shade:
then had been well pair'd, The city printer, and the city bard.
* Mr. Pope, in one of the prints from Scheemaker's monument of Shakespeare in Westminster-Abbey, has sufficiently shewn his contempt of Alderman Barber, by the following couplet, which is substituted in the place of “ The cloud-capt towers, &c.”'
“ Thus Britain lov'd me; and preserv'd my fame, « Clear from a Barber's or a Benson's name."
A. Pope. Pope might probably have suppreffed his fatire on the Alderman,
because he was one of Swift's acquaintances and correspondents; though in the 4th Book of the Dunciad he has an anonymous stroke at him :
“ So by each bard an Alderman fhall fit,
To Lady MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE ..
No mortal as yet
But men of discerning
Have thought that in learning,
With musty dull rules,
So papists refuse
The Bible to use,
(Indeed she was curft)
* This panegyric on Lady Mary Wortley Montague might have been suppressed by Mr. Pope, on account of her having satirized him in her verses to the imitator of Horace; which abuse he returned in the first Satire of the second book of Horace. “ From furious Sappho, scarce a milder fate, P-'d by her love, or libeld by her hate." S.