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being buried without so much as an 'Infeription) was callid , Mr. John Kyrle. He died in the Year 1724, aged 90, and lie intered in the Chancel of the Church of Ross in Herefordshire.
from Bankruptcy, perhaps from quitting his Country, or being forc'd into a Confinement for Life, these Things are all exceeding great pleasures to Minds well season?d with Humanity, and the generous Delight of doing and communicating Good; it is not fufficient to love or praise Society, and Actions of Benevolence and Beneficence, but to do them too, and there are very few, if any, in such distress'á Circumstances, but they might find frequent Occafions to exercise their Talent, and the Power which they at Times may have to do Good : Bùt on the contrary, Riches are the spoiling of many people, who without them were safe enough, some they make imperious, fome covetous, fome extravagant, and others only make use of them to obtain and purchase that very Iniquity that they ought to be glad to be depriy'd of all their Riches to avoid ; it is in these Cases that Riches are dangerous and a Snare; but, on the other Hand, they bring Safety, and certain Peace: They are, as they are employ’d, may be a Bribe, or a Reward, may purchase Necessaries or Prodigalities, pay Harlots, or give Portions to Virgins, buy Criminals from Punishment, or hire Ar Tallins to murder the Innocent; they are like most other Things (if not all with which Man has to do) in his Power, to be made to become to him very useful, or very hurtfvl.
An Instance of the total Destruction of a Man by becoming very rich, Mr. Pope concludes this Epistle to the Lord Bathurst with : .
Where * London's Column pointing at the Skjes Like a tall Bully, lifts the Head, and lyes: F.2
* The Monument built in memory of the Fire of Lon. don, with an Inscription importing that City to have been burnt by the Papifts, which Mr. Pope, as a Papist, is loth
to assent to; but if it was not fet on Fire by Papifts, it is nor doubted but it was done on fet Purpose, and that there * was a fecret Hand of Power at the Bottom. .. ..