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Iliad continued.)
Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,
Now green in youth, now withering on the ground:
Another race the following spring supplies;
They fall successive, and successive rise.

Book vi. Line 181. The young Astyanax, the hope of Troy.

Book vi. Line 467. Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

Book ix. Line 412. A generous friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one resentment glows.

Book ix. Line 725. Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.

Book xii. Line 283.

ODYSSEY

Few sons attain the praise Of their great sires, and most their sires disgrace.

Book ii. Line 315. Far from gay cities and the ways of men.

Book xiv. Line 410. Who love too much, hate in the like extreme.

Book xv. Line 79. True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest."

Book xv. Line 83. i Compare Satire ii. Book ii. Line 160.

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(Odyssey continued.

Whatever day Makes man a slave takes half his worth away.

Book xvii. Line 392. Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow For others' good, and melt at others' woe.

Book xviii. Line 279.

This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew.?

JOHN PHILIPS. 1676-1708.

My galligaskins, that have long withstood
The winter's fury, and encroaching frosts,
By time subdued, (what will not time subdue !)
A horrid chasm disclosed.

The Splendid Shilling. Line 121.

I See To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, Line 45.

2 On the 14th of February, 1741, Macklin established his fame as an actor, in the character of Shylock, in the “Merchant of Venice." . . . Macklin's performance of this character so forcibly struck a gentleman in the pit, that he, as it were involuntarily, exclaimed,

" This is the Jew

That Shakespeare drew.” It has been said that this gentleman was Mr. Pope, and that he meant his panegyric on Macklin as a satire against Lord Lansdowne. — Biog. Dram. Vol. i. Pt. ii. p. 469.

THOMAS TICKELL. 1686 - 1740.

Just men, by whom impartial laws were given; And saints who taught, and led the way to Heaven.

On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 41. Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss convey'd A fairer spirit, or more welcome shade.

Ibid. Line 45. There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.'

Ibid. Line 81.

The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid.

To a Lady; with a Present of Flowers.

I hear a voice you cannot hear,

Which says I must not stay,
I see a hand you cannot see,
Which beckons me away.

Colin and Lucy.

DR. GEORGE SEWELL.

- 1726.

When all the blandishments of life are gone, The coward sneaks to death, the brave live on.

The Suicide. From Martial, Book xi. Ep. 56. i Compare Porteus, Death, Line 318.

I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live ; and I will show you in a very short time how to die. — Sandys, Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.

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WILLIAM PULTENEY. 1682-1764.

For twelve honest men have decided the cause, Who are judges alike of the facts and the laws.

The Honest Jury.

JOHN GAY. 1688 – 1732.

'T was when the sea was roaring
With hollow blasts of wind,
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclin'd.

The What D'ye call't. Act ii. Sc. 8.

So comes a reckoning when the banquet 's o'er, The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more.

Ibid. Act ii. Sc. 9.

'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.

The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1. Over the hills and far away. Ibid. Act i. Sc. 1.

I The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a “quart d'heure de Rabelais," that is, Rabelais' quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy, Life of Rabelais, ed. Bohn, p. 13. 2 And 't is o'er the hills and far away.

Fockey's Lamentation. From Wit's Mirth, Vol. iv.

If the heart of a man is depress'd with cares, The mist is dispellid when a woman appears.

The Beggar's Opera. Act ii. Sc. I. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.

Ibid. Act ii. Sc. 2. Brother, brother, we are both in the wrong.

Ibid. Act ii. Sc. 2. How happy could I be with either, Were t' other dear charmer away.

Ibid. Act ii. Sc. 2. The charge is prepar’d, the lawyers are met, The judges all rang'd; a terrible show!

Ibid. Act iii. Sc. 2. All in the Downs the fleet was moor’d.

Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan. Adieu, she cried, and wav'd her lily hand.

Ibid.

FABLES.

His head was silver'd o'er with age,
And long experience made him sage.

The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil
O'er books consum'd the midnight oil?' Ibid.

Where yet was ever found a mother
Who'd give her booby for another?

The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy.
I'midnight oil,' a common phrase, used by Quarles,
Shenstone, Cowper, Lloyd, and others.

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