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MEMORY of Mr. OLDHAM1.
AREWEL, too little, and too lately known,
Whilft his young friend perform'd, and won the race.
What could advancing age have added more?
1 Mr. John Oldham, celebrated chiefly for the feverity of his fatires, was fon of a nonconformist minifter, who educated him at Oxford, where he took a batchelor's degree. Some verfes of his, that were known in the world before the perfon of him who wrote them, brought him acquainted with the earl of Rochefter, the earl of Dor→ fet, and Sir Charles Sedley, through whofe means he was introduced to the most shining men of the age, particularly to Dryden. He died of the fmall-pox in his 30th year, 1683, at the houfe of that nobleman, who treated him with all the goodness of a friend.
Once more, hail, and farewel; farewel, thou young,
Pious Memory of the accomplished young Lady
Mrs. ANNE KILLIGREW2,
Excellent in the Two SISTER-ARTS of POESY and PAINTING.
HOU youngest virgin-daughter of the fkies,
2 This lady was daughter to Dr. Henry Killigrew, mafter of the Savoy, and a prebendary of Weftminfter. She died of the fmallpox in her twenty-fifth year, on the 16th of June, 1685, being then one of the Dutchess of York's maids of honour. She was a great proficient both in painting and poetry. She drew the pictures of feveral people of the first quality, with fome hiftory-pieces and landfcapes. Her poems were collected and printed, after her death, in a thin quarto, with this poem prefixed,