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of' Ch - 8 W .. who speaks at all,
"G.-r, C-m, B-t, pay thee due regards, Unless the ladies bid them mind their cards.
with wit that must Andi C...d who speaks so well and writes, 25 Whom (saving W.) every S. barper bites,
must needs Whose wit and
equally provoke one, Finds thee, at best, the butt to crack his joke on.
As for the rest, each winter up they run,. .
Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. & Sir Henry Oxenden and Sir Paul Methuen. n Lords Gower, Cobham, and Bathurst. i Lord Chesterfield.
* Lord Carteret. ? William Pulteney, created in 1742 Earl of Bath.
Yearly defeated, yearly hopes they give,
Rise, rise, great W --, fated to appear,
What can thy H....
Or those foul copies of thy face and tongue,
Either Sir Ro'ert's brother Horace, who had just quitted his embassy at the Hague, or his son Horace, who was then on his travels. OW. Winnington
P Sir William Young. 4 Doddington. Probably Hare, Bishop of Chichester. s Fox and Henley.
i Hinton. u Blackburn, Archbishop of York, and Hoadley, Bishop of Winchester..
* Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons, and the Earl of Delawar, Chairman of the Committees of the House of Lords.
yN... laugh, or' Do-s sager,
*C. that Roman in his nose alone, ...
Can the light packhorse, or the heavy steer, The sowzing prelate, or the sweating peer, Drag out with all its dirt and all its weight, The lumb'ring carriage of thy broken state ? Alas! the people curse, the carman swears, The drivers quarrel, and the master stares.
The plague is on thee, Britain, and who tries 75 To save thee in th’ infectious office dies. The first firm P.-y soon resign'd his breath, Brave 'S --w lov'd thee, and was ly'd to death. Good M-m-t's fate tore " P--th from thy side, And thy last sigh was heard when i W.-m died. 80
Thy 3 Newcastle. ? Dorset; perhaps the last word should be sneer.
Duke of Marlhorough. Ó Jekyll, < Hardwick. d Probably Sir John Cummins, Lord Chief Justice of the Com. mon Pleas. e Britain.
Earl of Scarborough. In another place Pope spells his name with a w. Ep. to the Sat. Dial. 2. 1.65. 8 Marchmont. " Polwarth, son to Lord Marchmont.
Wyndham. Vzr. 80. W-m died.] Sir William Wyndham died this year.
Thy nobles k sl-s, thy I se--s bought with gold,
· Ver. 95. Whatever bis religion] He probably means Frederick
in Administration. o King's