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Amidst corruption, luxury, and rage,
ON MR. ELIJAH FENTON,
THIS modest atone, what few vain marbles can,
ON MR. GAY,
OF manners gentle, of affections mild;
But that the worthy and the good shall say,
TTITELL then, poor Gay lies under ground,
So there's aii end of honest Jack:
INTENDED FOR SIR ISAAC NEWTON,
'< ISAACUS NEWTONUS;
Quem Immortalem , ,
TestanturTeropus, Natura, C'sinm:
Hoc Marmor Fatetur.
NATURE and nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, * Let Newton be!' and all was light*
ON DR. FRANCIS ATTERBURY,
BISHOP OF ROCHESTER.
Who died in Exile in Paris, 1732.
[His only Danghter having expired in his arms, immediately after she arrived in France to see him ]
DIALOGUE. She.VTES, we have liv'd-r-one pang, and then we * part!
May heaven, dear father! now have all thy heart.
Yet, ah! how once we lov'd, remember still.
He. Dear shade! I will:
Then mix this dust with thine— O spotless ghost 1 I
ON EDMUND DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM,
Who died in the lQth year of his age, 1735.
jF-modest youth, with cool reflection crown'd,
And ev'ry opening virtue blooming round,
FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED
HEROES and kings! your distance keep.
ANOTHER ON THE SAME.
TTNDER this marble, or under this sill.
Or under this turf, or e'en what they will; Whatever an heir, or a friend in his stead, Or any good creature shall lay o'er my head, Lies one who ne'er car'd, and still cares not a pin, What they said, or may say, of the mortal within; But who, living and dying, serene still and free, Trusts in God, that as well as he was, he shall be.
LORD CONINGSBY'S EPITAPH*
HERE lies Lord Coningsby~be civil;
ON BUTLER'S MONUMENT.
RESPECT to Dry den, Sheffield justly paid,
* This Epitaph, originally written on Picus Miraodula, is applied to F. Chartres, and printed among the works of -Swift. See Uawkesworth's edition, vol. vi. &
t Mr. Pope, in one of the prints from Scheemaker's monument of Shakespeare in Westmmster Abbey, has surficiently shown his contempt of Alderman Barber, by the following couplet, which is
This pyramid would better far proclaim,
substituted in the place of ' The cloud-cappM tow ers, &c.*
Thus Britain lov'd me; and preserv'd my fame, Clear from a Barber's or a Benson's name.
Pope might probably have suppressed his satire ou the alderman, because he was one of Swift's acquaintances and correspondents; though in the fourth book of the Dunciad he has an anonymous stroke at him:
So by each bard an alderman shall sit,