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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,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this alone I know full well,

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 ;
Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te.

Martial, Ep. 1. xxxii.
Je ne vous aime pas, Hylas ;
Je n'en saurois dire la cause,
Je sais seulement une chose ;
C'est que je ne vous aime pas.

Bussy, Comte de Rabutin, Epistle 33, Book i.

MATTHEW PRIOR. 1664-1721.
All jargon of the schools.

On Exodus iii. 14.
Be to her virtues very kind;
Be to her faults a little blind.

An English Padlock.
Abra was ready ere I call’d her name;
And, though I call'd another, Abra came.

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;
The son of Adam and of Eve:
Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher ??

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,
Gif ony con gang hieher,

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;
The little pleasure of the game
Is from afar to view the fight.

To the Hon. Charles Montague.
From ignorance our comfort flows.
The only wretched are the wise.? Ibid.
They never taste who always drink;
They always talk who never think.

Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana.

HENRY CAREY. 1663 - 1743.

God save our gracious king,
Long live our noble king,

God save the king. God save the King.
Aldeborontiphoscophornio !
Where left you Chrononhotonthologos ?

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
Is afar off to view the flight.
Variations in a copy printed 1692.

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

gods !

Ibid. Act ii. Șc. 4.
Genteel in personage,
Conduct, and equipage ;
Noble by heritage,
Generous and free.

The Contrivances. Act i. Sc. 2. What a monstrous tail our cat has got !

The Dragon of Wantley. Act ii. Sc. I.
Of all the girls that are so smart,
There 's none like pretty Sally.

Sally in our Alley.
Of all the days that 's in the week

I dearly love but one day,
And that 's the day that comes betwixt

A Saturday and Monday. Ibid.
1 Of all the girls that e'er was seen,
There's none so fine as Nelly.

Swift, Ballad on Miss Nelly Bennet.

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