Sivut kuvina

The fweet-tongu'd Murray near her fide attends.
Now to my heart the glance of Howard flies;
Now Harvey, fair of face, I mark full well,
With thee, youth's youngest daughter, fweet Lepell.


I see two lovely fifters, hand in hand,

The fair hair'd Martha, and Teresa brown; Madge Bellenden, the tallest of the land;

And fmiling Mary, foft and fair as down. Yonder I fee the chearful Duchess stand,


For friendfhip, zeal, and blithfome humours known: Whence that loud fhout in fuch a hearty ftrain? Why all the Hamiltons are in her train.


See next the decent Scudamore advance,
With Winchelfea, ftill meditating fong:
With her perhaps Mifs Howe came there by chance,
Nor knows with whom, or why fhe comes along.



VER. 62. Murray] The late Lord Chief Juftice Mansfield, VER. 64. Now Harvey,] Mary Lepel, married to Lord Harvey.

VER. 65. iwo lovely fillers,] VER. 67. Madge Belienden] prior note.

V1R. 70 chearfu! Duchefs]
VER. 74. Scudamore] Lady Scudamore..

VER. 76. Mifs Howe]

Martha and Terefa Blount.
Silter to Mary, of whom fee a

Duchefs of Queenborough.


Mentioned before in Verfes


Far off from these fee Santlow, fam'd for dance;
And frolick Bicknell, and her fifter young;
With other names, by me not to be nam'd,
Much lov'd in private, not in public fam'd!

With hand judicious, like thy Homer skill'd.
Bathurst impetuous haftens to the coast,
Whom you and I ftrive who fhall love the most.



But now behold the female band retire,

And the fhrill mufic of their voice is ftill'd! Methinks I fee fam'd Buckingham admire,

That in Troy's ruin thou hadst not been kill'd; 85 Sheffield, who knows to strike the living lyre,

See generous Burlington, with goodly Bruce,
(But Bruce comes wafted in a soft sedan)
Dan Prior next, belov'd by ev'ry muse,

And friendly Congreve, unreproachful man! (Oxford by Cunningham hath fent excufe)

See hearty Watkins comes with cup and cann; 95 And Lewis, who has never friend forfaken; And Laughton whisp'ring afks-Is Troy town taken?

XIII. Earl



VER. 78. Santlow, fam'd for dance;] She afterwards married Booth the player. Mrs. Bicknell, the actress, is mentioned either


the Spectator or Tatler, with applause.


[ocr errors]


Earl Warwick comes, of free and honest mind;
Bold, gen'rous Craggs, whofe heart was ne'er dif-

Ah why, fweet St. John, cannot I thee find?
St. John for ev'ry focial virtue priz'd.-
Alas! to foreign climates he's confin'd,

Or else to see thee here I well furmiz'd:


Thou too, my Swift, doft breathe Boeotian air; When wilt thou bring back wit and humour here?

Harcourt I fee for eloquence renown'd,

The mouth of justice, oracle of law!
Another Simon is beside him found,

Another Simon, like as straw to straw. How Lanfdown fmiles, with lafting laurel crown'd! What mitred prelate there commands our awe? See Rochester approving nods his head,

And ranks one modern with the mighty dead.


XV. Carlton


VER. 100. St. John,] Lord Bolingbroke, in France.
VER. 104. Baotian air;] Swift, in Ireland.

VER. 112. See Rochester approving nods his head,] So in the Epiftle to Dr. Arbuthnot:

"Ev'n mitred Rochefter would nod the head."



Carlton and Chandois thy arrival grace;
Hanmer, whofe eloquence th' unbiafs'd fways; 115
Harley, whofe goodness opens in his face,

And fhews his heart the feat where virtue stays.
Ned Blount advances next, with busy pace,

In hafte, but fauntring, hearty in his ways: I fee the friendly Carylls come by dozens, Their wives, their uncles, daughters, fons, and cousins.


XVI. Arbuthnot there I fee, in phyfic's art,

As Galen learn'd, or fam'd Hippocrate;
Whofe company drives forrow from the heart,
As all disease his medicines diffipate :
Kneller amid the triumph bears his part,

Who could (were mankind loft) anew create:
What can th' extent of his vaft foul confine?
A painter, critic, engineer, divine!


XVII. Thee


VER. 115. Hanmer,] Speaker of the House of Commons.
VER. 120. Carylls] Of Weft Grimftead, Suffex.

VER. 126. Kneller amid, &c.] This is no more than a compli ment to the vanity of Sir Godfrey, which Pope and other wits were always putting to the ftrongest trials. "Sir Godfrey," fays Pope "I believe if God Almighty had had your affistance, the world would have been formed more perfect." "Fore God," fays Kneller, "I believe fo." He was frequently (as Mr. Walpole ob. ferves) very free and fingular in his conversation on religion. This adulation of Pope, Addifon, Prior, &c. appears to have heightened his natural abfurdities, as he had not difcernment enough to dis





Thee Jervas hails, robust and debonair,


Now have [we] conquer'd Homer, friends, he cries: Dartneuf, grave joker, joyous Ford is there,

And wond'ring Maine, fo fat with laughing eyes, (Gay, Maine, and Cheney, boon companions dear,

Gay fat, Maine fatter, Cheney huge of fize,) 135
Yea Dennis, Gildon, (hearing thou haft riches,)
And honest, hatlefs Cromwell, with red breeches.


O Wanley, whence com'ft thou with shorten'd hair,
And vifage from thy fhelves with dust besprent?


cover that they were only foothing him to paint for them gratis, or
diverting themselves at the expence of his credulity. Sir Godfrey
had drawn for Pope the ftatues of Apollo, Venus, and Hercules.
Pope paid for them with the following stanza :

"What god, what genius did the pencil move,
When Kneller painted thefe !

'Twas friendship warm as Phoebus, kind as love,
And strong as Hercules "

On thefe lines, which their author wifely suppressed, Mr. Walpole has offered a very juft criticifm. See his Anecdotes, &c. vol. iii. p. 112. (Additions to Pope's Works, printed in 1776.) This abfurd anecdote of Sir Godfrey is explained elsewhere. See his Epitaph.

VER. 132. joyous Ford is there,] Charles Ford, Efq. was by Swift's intereft appointed Gazetteer. See the Dean's Letter to Mrs. Dingley, dated July 1, 1712. WARTON. VER. 139 with dut befprent?] So in the Dunciad, b iii v. 185. "But who is he in clofet clofe ypent

Of fober face, with learned duft befprent?" Humphrey Wanley was librarian to Lord Oxford.


[ocr errors]
« EdellinenJatka »