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She, who ne'er answers till a Husband cools,
Or, if the rules him, never shows the rules
Charms by accepting, by submitting sways,
Yet has her humour most, when she obeys;
Let Fops or Fortune fly which way they will; 265
Disdains all loss of Tickets, or Codille ;
Spleen, Vapours, or Small-pox, above them all,
And Mistress of herself, tho’ China fall.

me, good as well as ill, Woman's at best a Contradiction still.

270 Hleav'n, when it strives to polish all it can Its last best work, but forms a softer Man ; Picks from each sex, to make the Fav'rite blest, Your love of Pleasure, our desire of Rest: Blends, in exception to all gen’ral rules, 275 Your Taste of Follies, with our Scorn of Fools: Reserve with Frankness, Art with Truth ally’d, Courage with Softness, Modesty with Pride ;


Ver. 269. The Picture of her being mistaken for any of his an estimable Woman, with acquamtance. And having thus the best kind of contrarieties, made his Woman, he did, as the created out of the poet's ima- ancient poets were wont, when gination ; who therefore feign- they had made their Muse, ined those circumstances of a voke, and address his poem Husband, a Daughter, and to, her. love for a Sister, to prevent

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Fix'd Principles, with Fancy ever new;
Shakes all together, and produces-You. 280

Be this a Woman's Fame : with this unbleft,
Toasts live a scorn, and Queens may die a jest.
This Phæbus promis'd (I forget the year)
When those blue eyes first open’d on the sphere;
Ascendant Phæbus watch'd that hour with care,
Averted half your Parents' fimple Pray'r; 286

gave you Beauty, but deny'd the Pelf That buys your sex a Tyrant o'er itself. The gen'rous God, who Wit and Gold refines, And ripens: Spirits as he ripens Mines, 290 Kept Dross for Duchesses, the world shall know it, To you gave Sense, Good-humour, and a Poet.

NOTES. VER. 285. &c. Ascendant / fervation is conveyed under the Phæbus watch'd that hour with sublime classical machinery of care, Averted half your Pa- Phæbus in the afcendant, rents' fimple Pray’r; And gave watching the natal hour of his you Beauty, but deny'd the Pelf ] favourite, and averting the ill The poet concludes his Epistle effects of her parents mistaken with a fine Moral, that deserves fondness : For Phæbus, as the the serious attention of the pub- god of Wit, confers Genius; lic: It is this, that all the ex- and, as one of the astronomical travagances of these vicious influences, defeats the advenCharacters here described, are titious byas of education. much inflamed by a wrong In conclufion, the great MoEducation, hinted at in ý 203; ral from both these Epistles toand that even the best are ra- gether is, that the two rarest ther secured by a good natural things in all Nature are a Disthan by the prudence and pro- INTERESTED Man, and vidence of parents, which ob- REASONABLE WOMAN,

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Of the Use of RICHES. THAT it is known to few, most falling into one of the

extremes, Avarice or Profusion, x 1, &c. The Point discuss'd, whether the invention of Money bas been more commodious, or pernicious to Mankind, x 21 to 77. That Riches, either to the Avaricious or the Prodigal, cannot afford Happiness, scarcely Necessaries, Ý 89 to 160. That Avarice is an absolute Frenzy, without an End or Purpose, x 113, &c. 152. Conje&tures about the Motives of Avaricious men, 121 to 153. That the conduet of men, with respeet to Riches, can only be accounted for by the Order or Providence, which works the general Good out of Extremes, and brings all to its great End by perpetual Revolutions, x 161 to 178. How a Miser acts upon Principles which appear to him reasonable, 179. How a Prodigal does the same, $ 199. The due Medium, and true use of Riches, x 219. The Man of Ross, Ý 250. The fate of the Profuse and the Covetous, in two examples; both miserable in Life and in Death, x 300, &c. The Story of Sir Balaam, * 339 to the end.

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