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AT the fuggeftion of the ingenious Dr. John Hoadly, Mr. Hawkins Brown wrote fix little poems, entitled, a Pipe of Tobacco, in imitation of fix late English Poets, Cibber, Philips, Thomfon, Young, Pope, Swift. The fecond was written by Dr. Hoadly himself. The two beft of these imitations are that of Young and Pope, whose manner is exactly characterized. Mr. Hawkins Brown, by his admirable Latin Poem on the Immortality of the Soul, fhewed he had a genius far above these pleasantries. Dr. Hoadly once fhewed me a new Rehearsal, being a comedy written by himself and his brother, the Author of the Sufpicious Hufband, to ridicule feveral modern tragedies. I remember they were particularly fevere on the Saguntum of Frowde and the Sophonisba of Thomfon. WARTON.
IMITATIONS OF ENGLISH POETS.
WOMEN ben full of Ragerie,
Yet fwinken nat fans fecrefie.
Thilke moral fhall ye understond,
Which to the Fennes hath him betake,
Right then, there paffen by the way
Te-he, cry'd Ladies; Clerke not spake:
DR. WARTON juftly observes, "That this is a grofs and dull caricature of the Father of English Poetry." He might have added, it is as difgufting as it is dull, and no more like Chaucer, than a "Billingfgate" is like "an OBEREA."