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THE HAPPY LIFE OF A COUNTRY PARSON.
these things in thy poffeffing
Are better than the Bishop's bleffing.
He that has thefe, may pafs his life, Drink with the 'Squire, and kifs his wife On Sundays preach, and eat his fill; And faft on Fridays-if he will;
Toast Church and Queen, explain the News,
And fhake his head at Doctor S-t,
"SWIFT," fays Hume, "has more humour than knowledge, more tafte than judgment, and more fpleen, prejudice, and paffion, than any of thofe qualities." Discourse v.
At the hazard of an imputation of partiality to the Author, I venture to say, that I prefer a poem called, The Progress of Difcontent, to any Imitation of Swift that ever has yet appeared I fhall just add, that the Baucis and Philemon of La Fontaine far excells that of Swift. WARTON.
T. Warton's poem, delicately alluded to by his brother, contains indeed many inimitable ftrokes of humour, but the humour in great measure furely confifts in the "heightening circumftances." The picture of the Parfon who has left Oxford, and is just fet down on his benefice, is fuperior to this Imitation of Swift: "Continuing this fantastic farce on,
He now commences Country Parfon.-