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To that cach Passion turns, or foon or late;
Love, if it makes her yield, must make her hate :
Superiors ? death ? and Equals ? what a curse! 135
But an Inferior not dependant ? worse.
Offend her, and she knows not to forgive ;
Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live:
But die, and she'll adore you- Then the Bust
And Temple rise-then fall again to dust. 140
Last night, her Lord was all that's good and great ;
A Knave this morning, and his Will a Cheat,
Strange! by the Means defeated of the Ends,
By Spirit robb’d of Pow'r, by Warmth of Friends,

Wealth of Follow'rs! without one distress 145
Sick of herself thro' very felfishness!
Atoffa, curs'd with ev'ry granted pray'r,
Childless with all her Children, wants an Heir.
To Heirs unknown descends th’ungarded store,
Or wanders, Heav'n-directed, to the Poor. 150

· VARIATIONS. After x 148. in the MS.

This Death decides, nor lets the blessing fall
On any one the hates, but on them all.
Curs'd chance ! this only could afflict her more,
If any part hould wander to the poor.

NOTES.
VER. 150. Or wanders, | lading and referring to the
cau'n-dire&ted, &c.] Al- I great principle of his Philo.

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Pictures like these, dear Madam, to design, Asks no firm hand, and no unerring line ; Some wand'ring touches, some reflected light, Some flying stroke alone can hit 'em right: For how should equal Colours do the knack ? 155 Chameleons who can paint in white and black?

" Yet Cloe sure was form’d without a spot”Nature in her then err'd not, but forgot. " With ev'ry pleasing, ev'ry prudent part, “ Say, what can Cloe want?”-She wants a Heart. She speaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought; 161 But never, never, reach'd one gen'rous Thought. Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in Decencies for ever,

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VER. 157:

sophy, which he never loses to secure it from being ridifight of, and which teaches, culous, if the end of that that Providence is incessant, government be not pursued, ly turning the evils arising which is the free exercise of from the follies and vices of the social appetites after the men to general good. selfish ones have been sub

* Yet Cloe dued ; for that if, tho' reasure, &c.] The purpose of fon govern, the heart be the poet in this Character is never consulted, we interest important: It is to thew ourselves as little in the forthat the politic or prudent tune of such a Character, as in government of the passions any of the foregoing, which is not enough to make a paflions or caprice drive up Character amiable, nor even and down at random.

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So very reasonable, so unmov’d,

165
never yet to love, or to be lov'd.
She, while her Lover pants upon her breast,
Can mark the figures on an Indian chest;
And when she sees her Friend in deep despair,
Observes how much a Chintz exceeds Mohair. 170
Forbid it Heav'n, a Favour or a Debt
She e'er should cancelbut she may forget.
Safe is your Secret still in Cloe's 'ear;
But none of Cloe's shall you ever hear.
Of all her Dears she never slander'd one, 175
But cares not if a thousand are undone.
Would Cloe know if you're alive or dead ?
She bids her Footman put it in her head.
Cloe is prudent-Would you too be wise ?
Then never break your heart when Cloe dies. 180

One certain Portrait may (I grant) be feen,
Which Heav'n has varnish'd out, and made a Queen:
THE SAME FOR EVER! and describ’d by all
With Truth and Goodness, as with Crown and Ball.

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NOTES. Ver. 181. One certain no such thing as a perfect Portrait the same for Character ; so that the fatire ever !-) This is intirely falls not on any particular ironical, and conveys un Chara&ter, but on the Chader it this general moral raĉter-maker only. See Note truth, that there is, in life, on 78, i Dialogue 1738.

Poets heap Virtues, Painters Gems at will, 185
And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill.
'Tis well—but, Artists! who can paint or write,
To draw the Naked is your true delight.
That Robe of Quality so struts and swells,
None see what Parts of Nature it conceals :

190 Th’exactest traits of Body or of Mind, We owe to models of an humble kind. If QUEENSBERRY to strip there's no compelling, 'Tis from a Handmaid we must take a Helen. From Peer or Bishop ’tis no easy thing

195 To draw the man who loves his God, or King : Alas ! I copy (or my draught would fail) From honeft Mah’met, or plain Parson Hale.

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life :

After 198. in the MS.
Fain I'd in Fulvia spy the tender Wife ;

it on her, for my
And, for a noble pride, I blush no less,
Instead of Berenice, to think on Bess.
Thus while immortal Cibber only fings
(As * and H**y preach) for queens and kings,
The nymph, that ne'er read Milton's mighty line,
May, if she love, and merit verse, have mine.

NOTES. Ver. 198. Mah’met, fer- 1 to be the son of a Turkish vant to the late King, said | Baffa, whom he took at the

200

But grant, in Public

Men sometimes are shown, A Woman's seen in Private life alone : Our bolder Talents in full light display'd ; Your Virtues open fairest in the shade. Bred to disguise, in Public 'tis you hide; There, none distinguish ’twixt your Shame or Pride, Weakness or Delicacy; all so nice,

205 That each may seem a Virtue, or a Vice.

NOTES. Siege of Buda, and con ing, nor can we answer that ftantly kept about his per- these are exactly inserted. P. fon. P.

Ver. 203. Bred to disIbid. Dr Stephen Hales, guise, in Public 'tis you hide ;] not more estimable for his There is something particuuseful discoveries as a Na- lar in the turn of this assertural Philosopher, than for tion, as making their difhis exemplary Life and Pa- guising in public the necesstoral Charity as a Parish fary effect of their being bred Prieft.

to disguise ; but if we conVER. 199. But grant, in fider that female Education Public, &c.] In the former is an art of teaching not to Editions, between this and be, but to appear, we shall the foregoing lines, a want have no reason to find fault of Connexion might be per- with the exactness of the ceived, occasioned by the expression. omission of certain Examples

Ver. 206. That each may and Illustrations to the Max- seem a Virtue, or a Vice.] ims laid down ; and tho' For Women are taught Virsome of these have since tue fo artificially, and Vice been found, viz. the Cha- fo naturally, that, in the racters of Philomedé, Atola, nice exercise of them, they Clae, and some verses fol- may be easily mistaken for lowing, others are still want. I one another. SCRIB,

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