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't is this, that shakes our country with alarmš,
and gives up Rome a prey to Roman arms;
Produces fraud, and cruelty, and strife.
and robs the guilty world of Cato's life.

Exount omnes,

ON CATO.
Occasioned by Mr. Addison's Tragedy of that name.

BY MR. COPPING:

His ancient Rome by party-factions rent,
long since the generous Cato did lament:
himself united with his country's cause,
bravely refus'd to live, ’inidst dying laws.
Pleas'd with returning liberty to come,
with joy the hero rises from his tomb;
and in Britannia finds a second Rome.
Till by repeated rage, and civil fires,
th' unhappy patriot again expires;
weeps o'er her fate, and to the gods retires.

CONTENTS.
Life of Addison, ... page 1 | A Hymn. «When all thy Mer
Song for St Cecilia's Day, • • 11 cies,” &c. .. . ...91
A Letter from Italy to Lord Hali- An Ode. “How are thy Seryants

fax. ......... 13 blest,” &c. ... ...
Cowley's Epitaph, .... 18 A Hymn. When rising from the
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, •'. 19 Bed,” &c. ......*
An Ode.“ The spacious Firma- Paraphrase on Psalm 23, ..

ment,' &c. ...... 21 Cato, a tragedy, • ......

GEORGE GRANVILLE,

VISCOUNT LANDSDOWN, was second son of Barnard Granville, esq. brother of the first earl of Bath of this name. Under the tuition of sir William Ellys, a pupil of Busby, young Granville travelled abroad; at the age of eleven he entered at Trinity college, Cambridge, and two years after he was created M. A. He had a strong passion for a military life, but his father uniformly checked this propensity. Prevented from trying his valour in the field, he resigned himself to the influences of the Muses. He became passionately attached to the charming but inexorable countess of Newburgh, whom he has extolled in various compositions under the epithet of Myra; but he prostituted his time, affection, talents, and fame, at the shrine of unyielding charms. His compositions are chiefly in imitation of Waller. of his dramatic pieces the “ British Enchanters," obtained the public applause for forty successive nights, under the management of Betterton. Flattered by the muse of Dryden and of Addison, at the age of forty-five he was introduced to queen Anne, Granville was in parliament for Fowley. A change in administration cut off his hopes of aggrandizement, till, it the trial of Sacheverell, 1710, he was again replac

d in favour with the queen and became secretary at var in the room of Walpole. In 1711 he married Mary, lord Jersey's daughter, widow of Thomas hynne, and the same year was created baron of ideford, viscount Landsdowne, in Devonshire. In 712 he was made privy counsellor, comptroller, and afterwards treasurer of the household. The death of the queen caused him to be removed from his offices; but he remained attached to his friends, and strongly protested against the attainting of Ormond and Bolingbroke. Suspected of attachment to the pretender's party he was arrested Sep. 26, 1915 and committed to the tower, where he remained till 1717. On the breaking out of Atterbury's accusation he retired to France. After an absence of 10 years at Paris, he returned to England, and published his poems in 1732, with a vindication of his uncle sir Richard Granville, against the misrepresentations of Burnett, of Echard, and Clarendon, in 2 vols. 4to. The remainder of his life he passed in private repose and literary retirement. He died Jan. 30, 1735, aged 68, a few days after his wife. He had 4 daughters but no male issue, and the title became extinct.

Waller's muse
in courteous Granville lives, and still we hear
of Jove and Juno, Mercury and Mars;
and all the nauseous mythologic rout.
May he that loves hereafter, never win
the angel he adores, if in his song
he aught of pagan ornament display.
May he be curs'd, like you, unlucky bard,
be Saccharissa's dupe, and Myra's scorn.

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IMITATION OF THE SECOND CHORUS

· IN THE
Second Act of Seneca's Thyestus.

When will the gods, propitious to our prayers compose our factions, and conclude our wars? Ye sons of Inachus, repent the guilt of crowns usurp'd and blood of parents spilt ; for impious greatness, vengeance is in store; short is the date of all ill-gotten power. . Give ear, ambitious princes, and be wise ; listen, and learn wherein true greatness lies: place not your pride in roofs that shine with gems, in purple robes, nor sparkling diadems; nor in dominion, nor extent of land; he's only great, who can himself command, whose guard is peaceful innocence, whose guide is faithful reason; who is void of pride, checking ambition; nor is idly vain of the false incense of a popular train; who without strife, or envy, can behold bis neighbour's plenty, and his heaps of gold; nor covets other wealth, but what we find in the possessions of a virtuous mind.

Fearless he sees, who is with virtue crown'd,
the tempest rage, and hears the thunder sound;
ever the same, let fortune smile or frown,
on the red scaffold, or the blazing throne;
serenely, as he liv'd, resigns his breath,
meets destiny half way, nor shrinks at death.

Ye sovereign lords, who sit like gods in state
No. 78.

afterwards treasurer of the household. The deatho
the queen caused him to be removed from his office
but he remained attached to his friends, and stro
Jy protested against the attainting of Ormond
Bolingbroke. Suspected of attachment to the
tender's party he was arrested Sep. 26, 1715 and
mitted to the tower, where he remained till
On the breaking out of Atterbury's accusation
tired to France. After an absence of 10 years
ris, he returned to England, and published his
in 1732, with a vindication of his uncle sir
Granville, against the misrepresentations of Bi
Ecbard, and Clarendon, in 2 vols. 4to. The
der of his life he passed in private repose an
retirement. He died Jan. 30, 1735, aged
days after his wife. He had 4 daughters bu
issue, and the title became extinct.

Waller's muse
in courteous Granville lives, and still we he
of Jove and Juno, Mercury and Mars;
and all the nauseous mythologic rout.
May he that loves hereafter, never win
the angel he adores, if in his song
he aught of pagan ornament display.
May he be curs'd, like you, unlucky bard.
be Saccharissa's dupe, and Myra's scorn.

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