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Yes, the last Pen for Freedom let me draw, When Truth stands trembling on the edge of Law; Here, Last of Britons! let your Names be read; 250 Are none, none living ? let me praise the Dead, And for chat Cause which made your Fathers shine, Fall by the Votes of their degen’rate Line.

Fr. Alas! alas! pray end what you began, And write next winter more Esays on Man. 255

VARIATIONS, VIR. 255, in the MS.

Quit, quit these themes, and write Essays on Man. Vir. ult.] This was the last poem of the kind printed by our author, with a resolution to publish no more ; but to enter thus, in the most plain and solemn manner he could, a sort of PROTEST. against that insuperable corruption and depravity of manners, which he had been so unhappy as to live to see. Could he have hoped to have amended any, he had continued those attacks; but bad men were grown so shameless and so powerful, that Ridicule was become as unsafe as it was ineffectual. The Poem raised him, as he knew it would, some enemies; but he had reason to be satisfied with the approbation of good men, and the testimony of his own conscience,

ON

Receiving from the Right Hor. the Ladz

FRANCES SHIRLEY

A STANDISK and Two PENS,

ES, I beheld th’ Athenian Queen

Descend in all her sober charms; " And take (she said, and smil'd ferene)

« Take at this hand celestial arms:

Y

4 Secure the radiant weapons wield;

“ This golden lance shall guard Desert, . And if a Vice dares keep the field,

66 This steel shall stab it to the heart.”

Aw'd on

my

bended knees I fell, Receiv'd the weapons of the sky; And dipt them in the fable Well,

The fount of Fame or Infamy.

The Lady Frances Sbirley) A Lady whose great Mesit Ma Pope took a real pleasure in celebratiog.

is What Well? what Weapon? (Flavia cries)

66 A ftandish, steel and golden pen! " It came from Bertrand's, not the skies;

“ I gave it you to write again.

s. But, Friend, take heed whom you attack;

“ You'll bring a house (I mean of Peers) " Red, Blue, and Green, nay white and black,

“ L----- and all about your ears.

es
" You'd write as smooth again on glass,

5. And run, on ivory, so glib, " As not to stick at fool or ass,

Nor stop at Flattery or Fib.

Athenian Queen! and sober charms!

“ I tell ye, fool, there's nothing in't: “ 'Tis Venus, Venus gives these arms;

“ In Dryden's Virgil see the print,

CA

“ Come, if you'll be a quiet soul,

“ That dares tell neither Truth nor Lies, " I'll lift

you

in the harmless roll Of those that fing of these poor eyes."

II. Of the Characters of Women. III. f the Use of Riches. With the CommenNotes of W.Warburton, M. A. In Quarto. OPE's Letters, in two vol. in Folio.

PE's Letters, in two vol, in Quarto. OPE's Translation of Homer's Odyssee, lumes Quarto. ourth and fifth Volumes of Mr. POPE's

Odyffee, in Quarto. L'oetical Works of Mr. POPE, the second > in Folio.

2 Poemata Italorum qui Latinè fcripferunt. .te ALEXANDRO POPE, 2 vol. 12mo.

PRINCIPLES of NATURAL and RELED RELIGION, occasionally opened and

ied; in a Course of Sermons preached before onourable Society of Lincoln's-Inn. In Two mes. By the Rev. Mr. Warburton, Preacher to ciety. LIAN; or a Discourse concerning the Earth

and Fiery Eruption, which defeated that Em's Attempt to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem. Second Edition, with Additions. e Alliance between Church and State ; or, The sity and Equity of an established Religion, and

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