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Shouts anfw'ring fhouts, from Kent and Effex roar,
And bells break loud thro' every gust of air : Bonfires do blaze, and bones and cleavers ring, As at the coming of fome mighty king.
Now pafs we Gravesend with a friendly wind,
Facetious Disney, greet thee first of all:
I see his chimney fmoke, and hear him fay,
Come in, my friends, here fhall ye dine and lie,
For I have still fome dozens of champaign :
He waves his hand to bring us back in vain; For now I fee, I fee proud London's fpires; Greenwich is loft, and Deptford dock retires.
VER. 29. Withers the good,] There is fomething highly pleafing in thefe tranfient touches of portraits and character, and in the minute defcriptive circumstances of scenery. Withers is the fame on whom Pope wrote the Epitaph.
VER. 30. Facetious Difney,] He is called by Lady Mary Montagu, "Duke Disney ;" alfo in the Letters of Pope, &e. "Poor Duke Disney is dead.”
Oh, what a concourfe fwarms on yonder key!
Who come in crowds to welcome thee from Troy. Hail to the bard whom long as loft we mourn'd, From fiege, from battle, and from storm return'd!
Of goodly dames, and courteous knights, I view 50 The filken petticoat, and broider'd vest;
Yea Peers, and mighty Dukes, with ribbands blue, (True blue, fair emblem of unstained breast.) Others I fee, as noble, and more true,
By no court-badge diftinguifh'd from the reft: 55 First fee I Methuen, of fincereft mind,
As Arthur grave, as foft as woman kind.
What lady's that, to whom he gently bends?
Who knows not her? ah! thofe are Wortley's eyes? How art thou honour'd, number'd with her friends: For fhe distinguishes the good and wife.
VER. 57. As Arthur grave, &c.] This perfon is mentioned in
the Epiftle to Arbuthnot, v. 23.:
Arthur, whofe giddy fon neglects the laws,
Imputes to me, and my damn'd works, the cause!"
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 fee two lovely fifters, hand in hand,
The fair hair'd Martha, and Terefa brown;
Madge Bellenden, the tallest of the land;
And fmiling Mary, foft and fair as down.
Yonder I fee the chearful Duchess stand,
For friendship, 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. two lovely fiflers,]
V1R. 70 chearfu! Duchefs]
Martha and Terefa Blount.
Duchefs of Queenfborough.
VER. 74. Scudamore] Lady Scudamore..
Mentioned before in Verfes
Far off from these see Santlow, fam'd for dance;
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, With hand judicious, like thy Homer skill'd. Bathurst impetuous haftens to the coaft, Whom you and I ftrive who fhall love the most.
See generous Burlington, with goodly Bruce, (But Bruce comes wafted in a soft sedan) Dan Prior next, belov'd by ev'ry mufe,
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 whifp'ring afks-Is Troy town taken?
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.
Earl Warwick comes, of free and honeft mind;
Bold, gen'rous Craggs, whofe heart was ne'er dif-
Ah why, fweet St. John, cannot I thee find?
Alas! to foreign climates he's confin'd,
Or else to see thee here I well furmiz'd:
Harcourt I fee for eloquence renown'd,
The mouth of justice, oracle of law! Another Simon is befide him found,
Another Simon, like as ftraw to straw.
How Lanfdown fmiles, with lafting laurel crown'd!
See Rochester approving nods his head,
And ranks one modern with the mighty dead.
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 Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot:
"Ev'n mitred Rochefter would nod the head.”