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of' Ch - 8 W .. who speaks at all,
No more than of & Sir Har-y or Sir P... 20
Whose names once up, they thought it was not wrong
Tu lie in bed, but sure they lay too long.

"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,. .
And all are clear, that something must be done. 30
Then urg'd by * C.-t, or by C-ot stopt,
Inflam'd by P., and by Pi. dropt;
They follow rev'rently each wond'rous wight,
Amaz'd that one can read, that one can write :
So geese to gander prone obedience keep,
Hiss if he hiss, and if he slumber, sleep.
Till having done whate'er was fit or fine,
Utter'd a speech, and ask'd their friends to dine ;
Each hurries back to his paternal ground,
Content but for five shillings in the pound,

Yearly

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.

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Yearly defeated, yearly hopes they give,
And all agree, Sir Robert cannot live.

Rise, rise, great W --, fated to appear,
Spite of thyself a glorious minister !
Speak the loud language princes ....
And treat with half the .........
At length to B .. kind, as to thy ....
Espouse the nation, you .........

What can thy H....
Dress in Dutch ...,
Tho' still he travels on no bad pretence,
To show .................

Or those foul copies of thy face and tongue,
Veracious °W --- and frontless P Young ;
Sagacious ? Bub, so late a friend, and there 35
So late a foe, yet more sagacious 'H...?
Hervey and Hervey's school,' F., H--y, 'H.-n,
Yea, moral “ Ebor, or religious Winton.
How! what can *O --w, what can D...
The wisdom of the one and other chair,

N...

m Walpole.

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,
Or thy dread truncheon : M.'s mighty peer?
What help from J.-s opiates canst thou draw,
Or Hk's quibbles voted into law?

*C. that Roman in his nose alone, ...
Who hears all causes, “ B -- but thy own,
Or those proud fools whom nature, rank, and fate
Made fit companions for the sword of state.

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,
Thy clergy perjur'd, thy whole people sold.
An atheist ya 'gm ad......
Blotch thee all o'er, and sink...
· Alas! on one alone our all relies,

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Let him be honest, and he must be wise,
Let him no trifler from his school,
Nor like his ....... still a....
Be but a man! unminister'd, alone,
And free at once the senate and the throne; 90
Esteem the public love his best supply,
An O's true glory his integrity;
Rich with his .... in his ... strong,
Affect no conquest, but endure no wrong.
Whatever his religion or his blood,
His public virtue makes his title good.'
Europe's just balance and our own may stand,
And one man's honesty redeem the land.

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· Ver. 95. Whatever bis religion] He probably means Frederick
Prince of Wales, who took a decided part with the malcontents
against Sir R. Walpole's administration.
k Slaves.

Senates.

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