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From a Picture by Sir Godfrey Knettert. in the Marquis of Buckingham's Collection at Stowe:

Published by Cadell & Davies, Strand, and the other Proprietors May 1.1807.

A Face untaught to feign; a judging Eye,
That darts fevere upon a rifing Lie,
And strikes a blufh through frontless Flattery.
All this thou wert; and being this before,
Know, Kings and Fortune cannot make thee more.
Then fcorn to gain a Friend by fervile ways,

Nor wish to lose a Foe these Virtues raise
But candid, free, fincere, as you began,
Proceed-a Minister, but still a Man.
Be not (exalted to whate'er degree)
Afham'd of any Friend, not ev'n of Me:
The Patriot's plain, but untrod, path pursue;
If not, 'tis I must be afham'd of You.

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I SHALL add a dialogue by Mr. Pope, in verfe, that is genuine :


"Since my old friend is grown fo great,

As to be Minister of State,

I'm told, but 'tis not true I hope,
That Craggs will be afham'd of Pope."


"Alas! if I am fuch a creature,

To grow the worfe for growing greater;
Why, faith, in spite of all my brags,
¿Tis Pope must be asham'd of Craggs."






THIS Verse be thine, my friend, nor thou refuse
This, from no venal or ungrateful Mufe.

Whether thy hand ftrike out fome free defign,
Where Life awakes, and dawns at ev'ry line;

Or blend in beauteous tints the colour'd mass,
And from the canvass call the mimic face:
Read thefe inftructive leaves, in which confpire
Frefnoy's clofe Art, and Dryden's native Fire:




Epifle to Mr. Jervas] This Epiftle and the two following were written fome years before the rest, and originally printed in 1717.


Jervas owed much more of his reputation to this Epiftle than to his skill as a painter. "He was defective," fays Mr. Walpole, "in drawing, colouring, and compofition; his pictures are a light, flimzy kind of fan-painting, as large as the life; his vanity was exceffive." The reafon why Lady Bridgewater's name is so frequently repeated in this Epiftle, is, becaufe Jervas affected to be violently in love with her. As fhe was fitting to him one day, he ran over the beauties of her face with rapture; but added, “I cannot help telling your Ladyship you have not an handsome ear.” "No! Pray, Mr. Jervas, what is a handfome ear?" He turned afide his сар, and fhewed his own!


And reading wish, like theirs, our fate and fame,
So mix'd our studies, and fo join'd our name;
Like them to shine through long fucceeding age,
So just thy skill, fo regular my rage.

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Smit with the love of Sifter-Arts we came, And met congenial, mingling flame with flame; Like friendly colours found them both unite, And each from each contract new ftrength and light, How oft' in pleafing tasks we wear the day, While fummer-funs roll unperceiv'd away ? How oft our flowly-growing works impart, While Images reflect from art to art? How oft review; each finding like a friend Something to blame, and fomething to commend? What flatt'ring scenes our wand'ring fancy wrought, Rome's pompous glories rifing to our thought! Together o'er the Alps methinks we fly,

With thee, on Raphael's Monument I mourn,

Fir'd with Ideas of fair Italy.

Or wait infpiring Dreams at Maro's Urn:





VER. 13. Sifter-Arts] To the poets that practifed and underftood painting, the names of Dante, of Flatman, of Butler, of Dyer, may be added that of our author; a portrait of whofe painting is in the poffeffion of Lord Mansfield: a head of Betterton. WARTON.

There is also another portrait by Pope, in the poffeffion of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, at Arundel caftle.

VER. 27. On Raphael's monument] Let me here add Sir Joshua Reynold's fine characters of Raphael and Michael Angelo:

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