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Nor blush, these studies thy regard engage;
These pleas’d the Fathers of poetic rage ; .

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The verse and sculpture bore an equal part,
And Art reflected images to Art.

Oh when shall Britain, conscious of her claim,
Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame?
In living medals see her wars enrollid,
And vanquish'd realms fupply recording gold ?
Here, rising bold, the Patriot's honest face ;
There Warriors frowning in historic brass :
Then future ages with delight shall see
How Plato's, Bacon's, Newton's looks agree;

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NOTES.
VER. 49. Nor blush, these “ ow'd his Fame and For-
Studies thy regard engage;] A “ tune. He spoke of his Works
fenseless affectation which some “6 as of Trifles that were beneath
writers of eminence have be 66 him ; and hinted to me in
trayed; who when fortune, or “ our first Conversation, that
their talents have raised them " I should visit him upon no
to a condition to do without 5 other Foot than that of a
those arts, for which only “ Gentleman, who led a Life
they gained our esteem, have “ of plainness and simplicity.
pretended to think letters below " Janswer'd, that, had he been
their Character. This false c6 so unfortunate as to be a
shame M. Voltaire has very mere Gentleman, I should
well, and with proper indig never have come to see him;
nation, exposed in his ac " and I was very much disguft-

of Mr. Congreve : " ed at so unseasonable a piece “ He had one Defect, which " of vanity. Letters concern« was, his entertaining too ing the English Nation, xix. mean an Idea of his first

VER.53. Oh when shall Bri“ Profession, (that of a Wri- tain, &c.] A compliment to “ter) tho' 'twas to this he one of Mr. Addison's papers in

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Or in fair series laurell’d Bards be shown,
A Virgil there, and here an Addison.
Then shall thy CRAGGS (and let me call him mine)
On the cast ore, another Pollio, shine ;
With aspect open, shall erect his head,

65 And round the orb in lasting notes be read, “ Statesman, yet friend to Truth! of soul fincere, “ In action faithful, and in honour clear ; " Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, " Who gain’d no title, and who lost no friend; “ Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, “ And prais’d, unenvy'd, by the Muse he lov'd.

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the Spectator on this subject. « that I find fault with; fup

VER. 67. Statesman, get “ pofing them of a moderate friend to truth, &c.] It should “ length, why must they be in be remembered that this poem “ verfe? We should be surwas written to be printed be “ prized to see the title of a fore Mr. Addison's discourse on "" serious book in rhime. Medals, in which there is the Dial. iii. the following cenfure of long Ver. ult. And prais’d unlegends upon coins: “ The first envy'd by the Muse he lov’d.] It « fault I find with a modern was not likely that men acting “ legend is its diffufiveness. in so different spheres as were “ You have sometimes the those of Mr. Craggs and Mr. “whole side of a medal over- Pope, should have their friend

with it. One would ship disturbed by Envy. We “ fancy the Author had a De- must suppose then that some “ sign of being Ciceronian-circumstances in the friendship “ but it is not only the tedi- of Mr. Pope and Mr. Addison “oufness of these inscriptions are hinted at in this place.

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