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Think on the mischiefs which from hence have
sprung! It arms with curses dire the wrathful tongue; Foul scandal to the lying lip affords,
ON THE SETTING UP MR. BUTLER'S MONU.
MENT IN WESTMINSTER-ABBEY,
BY SAMUEL WESLEY.*
While BUTLER, needy wretch! was yet alive,
EPIGRAM, FROM THE GREEK.
BY THE SAME.
BLOOMING youth lies buried here,
* Born 1690; dyed 1739.
BY WILLIAM HINCHLIFFE.
O come, Lavinia, lovely maid,
5 O leave the court's deceitful glare,
Loath'd pageantry and pride; Come taste our solid pleasures here, Which angels need not blush to share,
And with bless'd men divide. 10
What raptures were it in these bow'rs,
Fair virgin, chaste and wife,
Conceal'd from vulgar eyes! 15
And richly colour'd glows ;
* Børn 1692; dyed 1742.
Hafte, nymph, nor let me figh in vain,
Each Grace attends on thee; Exalt my bliss, and point my strain, For Love and Truth are of thy trains
Content and Harmony. .
Decet hæc dare dona noverdam. Ov. Met.
N gayer hours, when high my fancy ran, The muse, exulting, thus her lay began. Bleft be the Bastard's birth! thro' wond'rous
ways, He shines eccentric like a comet's blaze! No fickly fruit of faint compliance He! 5 He! stampt in nature's mint of ecstasy ! He lives to build, not boast a generous race: No tenth transmitter of a foolish face. His daring hope, no fire's example bounds; His first-born lights, no prejudice confounds.
• Born 1698; dyed 2743.