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DANIEL DEFOE. 1663 – 1731. Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there ;' And 't will be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line I. Great families of yesterday we show, And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
Ibid. Lin. ult.
RICHARD BENTLEY. 1662 – 1742.
It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
Monk's Life of Bentley. P. 90.
TOM BROWN. 1663 – 1704.
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.? 1 See Proverbial Expressions.
? A slightly different version is found in Brown's Works collected and published after his death.
Non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare ;
Martial, Ep. 1. xxxii.
Bussy, Comte de Rabutin, Epistle 33, Book i.
MATTHEW PRIOR. 1664-1721.
On Exodus iii. 14.
An English Padlock.
Solomon on the Vanity of the World. Book ii. Line 364. For hope is but the dream of those that wake.1
Ibid. Book iii. Line 102. Who breathes, must suffer, and who thinks, must
mourn ; And he alone is bless'd who ne'er was born.
Ibid. Book iii. Line 240. Till their own dreams at length deceive 'em, And, oft repeating, they believe 'em.
Alma. Canto iii. Line 13. That, if weak women went astray, Their stars were more in fault than they.
Hans Carvel. The end must justify the means. Ibid.
This thought is ascribed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laertius, Lib. v. $ 18. 'Epwandels ri totiv ėmis; 'Eypmγορότος, είπεν, ενύπνιον.
Menage, in his Observations upon Laertius, says that Stobæus (Serm. cix.) ascribes it to Pindar, whilst Ælian (Var. Hist. xiii. 29) refers it to Plato: 'Eheyev 6 11 útwr, τας ελπίδας έγρηγορότων ανθρώπων ονείρους είναι.
Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart, And often took leave; but was loth to depart."
The Thief and the Cordelier. And thought the nation ne'er would thrive Till all the whores were burnt alive.
Paulo Purganti. Nobles and heralds, by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior;
Epitaph on Himself. Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
A Better Answer. That air and harmony of shape express, Fine by degrees, and beautifully less.3
Henry and Emma.
1 As men that be lothe to departe do often take their leff. John Clerk to Wolsey. - Ellis's Letters, Third series, i. 262.
A loth to depart was the common term for a song, or a tune played, on taking leave of friends. - See Tarl. ton's News out of Purgatory (about 1689); Chapman's Widow's Tears ; Middleton's, The Old Law, Act iv. Sc. 1; Beaumont and Fletcher's Wit at several Weapons, Act ii. Sc. 2.
? The following epitaph was written long before the time of Prior:
Johnnie Carnegie lais heer.
Descendit of Adam and Eve,
Ise willing give him leve. 3 Fine by defect, and delicately weak. - Pope, Moral Essays, Epistle ii. Line 43.
Our hopes, like tow'ring falcons, aim
At objects in an airy height;
To the Hon. Charles Montague.
Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana.
HENRY CAREY. 1663 - 1743.
God save our gracious king,
God save the king. God save the King.
Chronon. Act i. Sc. I. His cogitative faculties immers'd In cogibundity of cogitation. Ibid. Act i. Sc. 1. Let the singing singers With vocal voices, most vociferous, In sweet vociferation, out-vociferize Ev'n sound itself. Chronon. Act i. Sc. I. To thee, and gentle Rigdom Funnidos, Our gratulations flow in streams unbounded.
1 But all the pleasure of the game
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Gray, Eton College, St. 10.
Ibid. Act i. Sc. 3. Go call a coach, and let a coach be called, And let the man who calleth be the caller ; And in his calling let him nothing call, But Coach! Coach! Coach! O for a coach, ye
Ibid. Act ii. Șc. 4.
The Contrivances. Act i. Sc. 2. What a monstrous tail our cat has got !
The Dragon of Wantley. Act ii. Sc. I.
Sally in our Alley.
I dearly love but one day,
A Saturday and Monday. Ibid.
Swift, Ballad on Miss Nelly Bennet.