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To that cach Passion turns, or foon or late;
Wealth of Follow'rs! without one distress 145
· VARIATIONS. After x 148. in the MS.
This Death decides, nor lets the blessing fall
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,
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.
So very reasonable, so unmov’d,
One certain Portrait may (I grant) be feen,
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
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.
I cannot prove
After 198. in the MS.
it on her, for my
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
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,