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epistolary poetry; and his ode to the lord Gower was pronounced by Pope the next ode in the English language to Dryden's Cecilia. Fenton may be justly stiled an excellent versifyer and a good

poet.

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THE compilers having omitted some pretty verses, I have put them in here.

ON THE FIRST FIT OF THE . GOUT.

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WELCOME, thou friendly carnest ofy

four-score, Promise of wealth, that hast alone the power T'attend the rich, unenvy'd by the poor. Thou that doit Æsculapius deride, And o'er his gally-pots in triumph ride ; Thou that art us'd t'attend the royal' throne, And under-prop the head that bears the crown;

Thou

Thou that dost oft in privy council wait,
And guard from drowsy sleep the eyes of state ;
Thou that upon the bench art mounted high,
And warn't the judges how they tread awry; .
Thou that dost oft from pamper'd prelate's toe
Emphatically urge the pains below;
Thou that art ever half the city's grace,
And add'st to folemn noddles solemn pace;
Thou that art us’d to fit on ladies knee,
'To feed on jellies, and to drink cold tea ;

Thou that art ne'er from velvet slipper free;
Whence comes this unfought honour unto me?
Whence does this mighty condescension dow?
To visit my poor tabernacle, 0-!

As Jove vouchsaf'd on Ida's top, 'tis faid, At poor Philemon's cot to take a bed; Pleas'd with the poor but hospitable feast, Jove bid him ask, and granted his request;

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So do thou grant (for thou'rt of race divine,
Begot on Venus by the God of Wine)
My humble suit!-And either give me store
To entertain thee, or ne'er fee me more.

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