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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
THE compilers having omitted some pretty verses, I have put them in here.
ON THE FIRST FIT OF THE . GOUT.
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 that dost oft in privy council wait,
Thou that art ne'er from velvet slipper free;
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;
So do thou grant (for thou'rt of race divine,