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His conquest by his piety restrain'd,
No longer shall their wretched zeal adore
Through the large convex of the azure sky
O Janus' would intreated Fate conspire
Above, that sun should cease his way to go,
Long let this growing era bless his sway:
Rever'd by men, and dear to Jove. 460
With everlasting beams of friendly light.
INSCRIBED TO THE MEMORY OF THE HONOURABLE
colon EL GEORGE v11.LIERs,”
Drowned in the River PIAva, IN The country
HoRACE, ope 28, LIB. 1.
Te maris et terrae numeroque carentis arenae
|AY, dearest Williers, poor departed friend, (Since fleeting life thus suddenly must end)
That anxious thou from pole to pole didst sail;
* Colonel George Williers was in the marine service. When this accident happened to him he was accompanied by William Courtenay, Esq., son of Sir William Courtenay, a captain in his regiment, and both shared the same fate. They had been out on an excursion to see the country.
To spread a doubtful down, and promise man?
* John Churchill, Marquis of Blandford, only son of John, Duke of Marlborough by Sarah his duchess. He died 10th March, 1702, aged 16, and was buried in King's College chapel, Cambridge. + Francis Newport, Earl of Bradford. He died 19th September, 1708.
Maecenas, Sackville, Socrates, and Hyde:
The ancient sage, who did so long maintain,
Some from the stranded vessel force their way; Fearful of Fate, they meet it in the sea: Some who escape the fury of the wave, Sicken on earth, and sink into a grave: In journeys or at home, in war or peace, By hardships many, many fall by ease. Each changing season does its poison bring, Rheums chill the winter, agues blast the spring: 50
* John Asgyll, Esq. a lawyer of some eminence, but more remarkable for the very extraordinary publication here alluded to. He was a member of the English parliament for Bramber in Sussex. In the year 1700 he published a treatise, entitled, “An argument proving that according to the covenant of eternal life revealed in the scriptures, man may be translated hence into that eternal life without passing through death, although the human nature of Christ Himself could not be thus translated till He had passed through death.” Being involved in many perplexing lawsuits, and much reduced in his circumstances, the House of Commons made this pamphlet a pretence for expelling him in September, 1707. His affairs afterwards continued to grow worse, and he passed the remainder of his life in the rules of the King's Bench, or Fleet. He died within the former on the 10th of November 1738, when he was con siderably above fourscore years of age.