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Think on the mischiess which from hence have
sprung! It arms with curses dire the wrathful tongue; Foul scandal to the lying lip affords, 95
And prompts the mem'ry with injurious words.
Methinks I see him in his hall appear,
6n The Sett1ng UP MR. Butier's MonuMent IN WESTMINSTER-ABBEY.
BY SAMUEL WESLEY.*
Vi^h Ile Butler, needy wretch! was yet alive,
No gen'rous patron would a dinner give:
See him, when starv'd to death and turn'd to dust,
Presented with a monumental bust!
The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, |
He aflc'd for bread, and he receiv'd a stone.
EPIGRAM, FROM THE GREEK.
A Blooming youth lies buried here,
But Death had quicker wings than Love.
* Bom 1650; dyed 1739.
fcY WILLIAM HINCHLIFFE.*
\J Come, Lavinia, lovely maid,
Said Dibnj stretch'd at ease, Beneath the walnut's fragrant made, A sweet retreat! by nature made With elegance to please. j
O leave the court's deceitful glAre,
Loath'd pageantry and pride; Come taste our solid pleasures here, Which angels need not blush to share, And with bless'd men divide. lo
What raptures were it in these bow'rs,
Fair virgin* chaste and wise, With thee to lose the learned hours, And note the beauties in these flowers, Conceal'd front vulgar eyes! 15
For thee my gaudy garden blooms,
And richly colour'd glows; Above the pomp of royal rooms, Or purpled works of Persian looms, Proud palaces disclose. 20
* Btrn 1692; dyed 1749.
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Haste, nymph, nor let me sigh in vain*
Each Grace attends on thee; Exalt my bliss, and point my strain, For Love and Truth are of thy train,
Content and Harmony.
tNSCRIBED, WITH ALL DUE REVERENCE, TO
BY RICHARD SAVAGE.*
Decet hac dan dona novertam. Ov. Met.
In gayer hours, when high my fancy ran,
Blest be the Bastard's birth! thro' wond'rous
He! stampt in nature's mint of ecstasy!
* Born 1698; dyed 174J.