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No: the dead know it not, nor profit gain;

Ah, hapless swain! unus'd to pains and ills! It only serves to prove the living rain.

Canst thou forego roast-beef for nauseous pills? 306 How short is life! how frail is human trust! How wilt thou lift to Heaven thy eyes and hands, Is all this pomp for laying dust to dust ?

When the long scroll the surgeon's fees demands ! · Where the nail'd hoop defends the painted stall, Or else (ye gods, avert that worst disgrace !) Brush not thy sweeping skirt too near the wall : Thy ruin'd nose falls level with thy face! Thy heedless sleeve will drink the colour'd oil, Then shall thy wife thy loathsome kiss disdain, And spot indelible thy pocket soil.

240 And wholesome neighbours from thy mug refrain Has not wise Nature strung the legs and feet

Yet there are watchmen, who with friendly ligbt With firmest nerve. , design'd to walk the street? Will teach thy reeling steps to tread aright; Has she not given us hands to grope aright, For sixpence will support thy helpless arm, Amidst the frequent dangers of the night?

And home conduct thee, safe from nightly harm. And think'st thou not the double nostril meant, But, if they shake their lanterns, from afar 314 To wam from oily woes. by previous scent?

To call their brethren to confederate war, Who can the various city frauds' recite,

When rakes resist their power; if hapless you With all the petty rapines of the night?

Should chance to wander with the scowering crew; Who now the guinea-dropper's bait regards, 249 Though Fortune yield thee captive, ne'er despair, Trick'd by the sharper's dice, or juggler's cards ? But seek the constable's considerate ear; Why should I warn thee ne'er to join the fray, He will reverse the watchman's harsh decree, Where the sham quarrel interrupts the way?

Mov'd by the rhetoric of a silver fee. (word, Lives there in these our days so soft a clown, Thus, would you gain some favourite courtier's Brav'd by the bully's oaths, or threatening frown? Fee not the petty clerks, but bribe my lord. - 320 I need not strict enjoin the pocket's care,

Now is the time that rakes their revels keep; When from the crowded play thou lead'st the fair; Kindlers of riot, enemies of sleep. Who has pot here or watch or snuff-box lost, His scatter'd pence the flying nicker' Alings.. Or handkerchiefs that India's shuttle boast ? And with the copper shower the casement rings. O! may thy virtue guard thee through the roads Who has not heard the scowerer's unidnight fame?. Of Drury's inazy courts, and dark abodes ! 260) Who has not treinbled at the Mohock's name? The harlots' guileful paths, who nightly stand Was there a watchman took his hourly rounds, Where Catharine-street descends into the Strand! | Safe from their blows, or new-invented wounds? Say, vagrant Muse, their wiles and subtle arts, I pass their desperate deeds, and mischiefs done, To lure the strangers' unsuspecting hearts:

Where from Snow-hill black steepy torrents run;330 So shall our youth on healthful sinews tread, How matrons, hoop'd within the hogshead's womb, And city cheeks grow warm with rural red. Were tuinbled furious thence; the rolling tomb 'Tis she who nightly strolls with sauntering O'er the stones thunders, bounds froin side to sides pace,

So Regulus, to save his country, dy'd. No stubborn stays her yielding shape embrace ; Where a dim gleam the paly lanthorn throws Beneath the lamp her tawdry ribbons glare, O'er the mid pavement, heapy rubbish grows; The Qew-scour'd manteau, and the slattern air; Or arched vaults their gaping jaws extend, High-draggled petticoats her travels show, 271 | Or the dark caves to common-shores descend. And hollow cheeks with artful blushes glow; Oft by the winds extinct the signal lies, With Aattering sounds she soothes the credulous Or smother'd in the glimmering socket dies, 340 ear,

Ere Night has half rollid round her ebon throne; “ My noble captain! charmer! love! my dear!” | In the wide gulph the shatter'd coach, o'erth In riding-hood near tavern-doors she plies,

Sinks with the snorting steeds; the reins are broke Or muffled pinners hide ber livid eyes.

And from the crackling axle flies the spoke. With empty bandbox she delights to range,

So, when fam's Eddystone's far-shooting ray, And feigns a distant errand from the 'Change;

That led the sailor through the stormy way, Nay, she will oft the quaker's hood prophate, Was from its rocky roots by billows torn, And trudge demure the rounds of Drury-lane. 880 | And the high turret in the whirlwind borne; She darts from sarsenet ambush wily leers,

Flects bulg'd their sides against the craggy land, Twitches thy sleeve, or with familiar airs

And pitchy ruins blacken'd all the strand. 350 Her fan will pat thy cheek; these snare's disdain, Who then through night would hire the harness'd Nor gaze behind thee, when she turns again,

steed? I knew a yeoman, who, for thirst of gain, And who would choose the rattling wheel for speed? To the great city drove, from Devon's plain,

But hark! Distress, with screaming voice, draws His numerous lowing herds his herds he sold,

nigher, And his deep leathern pocket bagg'd with gold. And wakes the slumbering street with cries of fire Drawn by a fraudful nymph, he gazd, he sigh'd : At first a glowing red en wraps the skies, Unmindful of his home, and distant bride, 290 And, borne by winds, the scattering sparks arise; She leads the willing viction to his doorn,

From beam to beam the fierce contagion spreads; Through winding alleys, to her cobweb room. The spiry flames now lift aloft their heads; Thence thro' the street he reels from post to post, Through the burst sash a blazing deluge pours, Valiant with wine, nor knows his treasure lost. And splitting tiles descend in rattling showers. 360 The vagrant wretch th' assembled watchmen spies, Now with thick crowds th' enlighten'd pavement ! He waves his hanger, and their poles defics;

swarms, Deep in the round-house pent, all night be snores, The fireman sweats beneath his crooked arms; And the next morn in vain his fate deplores.

Gentlemen who delighted to break windows with 3. Warious cheats foriperly in practice. .. baltpoolt.

11. 484

A leather casque his venturous head defends, Arundel-street
Boldly he climbs where thickest smoke ascends; Author, his wish . .

ii. 587
Mov'd by the mother's streaming eyes and prayers,
The helpless infant through the flame he bears,

Bavaroy, by whom worn

i. 53
With no less virtue, than through hostile fire

Brokers, keep coaches

i. 117
The Dardan bero bore his aged sire..

Bookseller, skilled in the weather to j. 161
See, forceful engines spout their levell’d streams, Barber, by whom to be shunned

ï. 28
To quench the blaze that runs along the beams;370 |

Baker, to whom prejudicial

ii. 30
The grappling hook plucks rafters from the walls,

Butchers, to be avoided

ij. 43
And heaps on heaps the smoky ruin falls;

Bully, bis insolence to be corrected ii. 59
Blown by strong winds, the fiery tempest roars,

Broker, where he usually walks

ii. 277
Bears down new walls, and pours along the floors; Burlington-house

ii. 494
The Heavens are all a-blaze, the face of Night " Beau's chariot overturned

ii. 523
Is cover'd with a sanguine dreadful light.

Bills, dispersed to walkers .

ii. 538
'Twas such a light involv'd thy towers, O Rome! Ballad singers

m. 77
The dire presage of mighty Cæsar's doom,
When the Sun veil'd in rust his mourning head,
And frightful prodigies the skies o'erspread. 380 | Country, the author's love of his
Hark! the drum thunders! far, ye crowds, retire:

Civic crown
Behold! the ready match is tipt with fire,

Cane, the convenience of one
The nitrous store is laid, the smutty train,

an amber-headed oue useless

the abuse of it

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With running blaze, awakes the barreld grain;

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Flames sudden wrap the walls; with sullen sound

| Camlet, how affected by rain

i 46
The shatter'd pile sinks on the smoky ground

Coat, how to choose one for the winter i. 41
So, when the years shall have revolv'd the date,

Chairs and chariots, prejudicial to health i. 69
Th' inevitable hour of Naples' fate,

Coachman asleep on his box, what the sign i. 153
Her sapp'd foundations shall with thunders shake,

his metamorphosis

ii. 241
And heave and toss upon the sulphurous lake; 390

his whip dangerous

ji. Sio
Earth's womb at once the fiery flood shall rend,

his care of his horses

ii. 311
And in th' abyss her plunging towers descend.

despises dirty shoes

iii. 165
Consider, reader, what fatigues I've known,

Chairman, an observation upon them . i. 154
The toils, the perils, of the wintery town;

Church monuments, foretel the weather j. 167

Cominon-shores
What riots seen, what bustling crowds i bore,

i 171
How oft I cross'd where carts and coaches roar:

Cold, the description of one ... i. 267
Yet shall I bless my labours, if mankind

Clergy, what tradesmen to avoid . ji. 05
Their future safety from my dangers find.

Chimney-sweeper, by whom to be avoided ii. 33
Thus the bold traveller (inur'd to toil,

Chandlers, prejudicial to walkers

ji. 40
Whose steps have printed Asia's desert soil, 400 Civility to be paid to walkers

ii. 45
The barbarous Arabs baunt; or shivering crost

Carman, when unmerciful, his punishment ij. 245

Cheapside
Dark Greenland's mountains of eternal frost;

ii. 98
Cheese not lov'd by the author

ii. 25+
Whom Providence, in length of years, restores
To the wish'd harbour of his native shores)

| Countryman, perplexed to find the way ii. 73

(atharine-street
Sets forth his journals to the public view,

ii. 260

Chairmen, their exercise in frosty weather ii. 335
To cantion, by his woes, the wandering crew.

Corent-garden

ii. 343. 347
And now complete my generous labours lie,

Cries of the town, observations upon them
Finish'd, and ripe for immortality.

ii. 496

Christmas, what cries forerun it
Death shall entomb in dust this monldring frame,

ii. 438
410)
But never reach th' eternal part, my faune.

-a season for general charity ii. 414
When W- and G-, mighty names'! are dead; Coaches, dangerous in snowy weather ii. 327
Or but at Chelsea under custards read;

- those that keep them uncharitable ii. 42
When critics crazy handboxes repair,

-attended with ill accidents

ii. 511
And tragedies, turnd rockets, bounce in air; . -despised by walkers

ii. 570
High rais'd on Fleet-street posts, consign'd to Fame, -kept by coxcombs and pimps j. 577
This work shall shine, and walkers bless my name.

-a stop of them described

iii. 35
-a man surrounded by them

it. 177
? Probably Ward and Gildoni N. Cloacina, goddess of common-shores... jj. 115
Charing-cruss

ü. 214
Christmas-box

ii. 185
Charity, most practised by walkers ii. 454
INDEX.

-where given with judginent . ii. 456
—not to be delayed

ü. 458
A
Chairs, the danger of them

ii. 513
AUTHOR, for whom he wrote the poem,

Clement's church, the pass of it described iii. 18.
Book i, ver. 119 Colliers' carts..

... ise po iii. 25
Asses, their arrogance !

ii. 13 Coachmen, a fight of them . i i . ibid.
Ariadne's clue

ii. 83 | Crowd, parted by a coach · as ii. 83,
Alley, the pleasure of walking in one. ii. 271 Cellar, the misfortune of falling into one iii. 121
not to be walked in by night
walked in by night

ii. 127 | Chairmen, law concerning them . jij..153.
Almanacks, useless to judicious walkers ii. 406

their poles dangerous

iii. 161
Autumn, what crics then in use

ij. 434 Constable, his consideration - En, ji. 315

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Coach fallen into a hole, described iii. 335 | Ladies walking the streets

i. 105
Critics, their fate

. ii. 413

in the Park, what they betoken
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i. 145
D'Oily stuffs, useless in winter

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dress neither by reason nor instinct i. 149
Drugget-silk, improper in cold weather i. 44

Letchers old, where they frequent ii. 280
Dress, propriety therein to be observed

i. 129
Leadenhall-market

ii. 546
Drummers, improper at a wedding

ii. 17
Lintot, Mr. advice to him

ii. 565
Dustman, to whom offensive

ii. 37

Lawyer passing the street in a coach ii. 579
Drays, when not to be walked behind ii. 288

Labourers returned from work

jï. 13
Doll, a melancholy story of her death ii. 382

Lincoln's-inn-fields

ii. 133
Dustman, spiteful to gilded chariots ii. 527 Link-man, where not to be trusted ju. 139
Drury-lane, dangerous to virtue

iii. 259
| Luxury, a reflection on it

jii. 195
Legs, their use

jii. 241

Lantern, what it shows in the middle of the
Evening described

ii. 9
street

ii. 335
Eddystone light-house
iii. 345 Ludgate-hill

ii. 292

M
Frieze, its defects

i. 45 | Martha, a milk-maid of Lincolnshire i. 125
Footman, his prudence in rainy weather i. 127 Morning, then what first to be considered i. 121
Fair weather, signs of it
i. 143 | Morning described

ii. 7
Farrier's shop, a description of one i. 251 Milford-lane

iii. 257
Fop, the description of one walking į. 53 Meuse, jugglers often ply thereabouts to in-
the ill consequence of passing too near

veigle walkers to play
one

ii. 57 | Milk-majd of the city, unlike a rural one ii. 11
Female guides, not to be made use of ii. 87 Mercy recommended to coachmen and car-
Foot-ball described

ï. 347
men

. ï. 237
Frost, an episode of the great one

ii. 357 | Masons, dangerous to pass where at work ji. 266
Fair, one kept on the Thames
č. 369 | Modesty not to be offended

ii. 298
Fishmonger, the description of his stall ii. 414 | Monday, by what observations to know it ïi. 408.
Friday, how to know it
ji. 416 | Miser, his manner of charity

ii. 462
Friend, the author walks with one
ii. 276 Moorfields

ii. 548
rules to walk with one
iii. 87 Moumouth-street

ibid.
Fox, like a pick-pocket
iii. 67 | Mobs to be avoided

iii. 51
Footman very arrogant
üi. 157 | Mohocks, a set of modern rakes

iji. 326
Fleet-ditch
iii. 189 | Matrons put in hogsheads

iii. 529
Funeral, the walker's contemplation of one iii. 225
Fire, the description of one

iii. 353

N
Fireman, his virtue
ii. 362 Naples, the streets of that city

i. 93
Firc-engines
iii. 369 Newgate-market

ii. 544
Father, the happiness of a child who knows

Nisus and Euryalus

iii. 97
his own
ii. 1777 Nose, its use

iii. 245
Female walkers, what necessary for them i. 209 | Nicker, his art

iii. 323
Naples, its future fate

iii. 387

Gamester, his chariot described
i. 115 | Oysters, at what time first cry'd

i. 28
Glazier, his skill at foot-ball

. 355

Old woman, an observation upon one i. 139
Guinea-droppers

iii. 249

Observations on the looks of walkers
Observatio

ii. 274
H
Ox roasted on the Thames

ij. 368
Health acquired by walking
i. 69 Orpheus, his death

ii. 393
Holland, the streets of that country described i. 87 | Overton the print-seller

ï. 489
Hosiers' poles, what observed by them i. 165 | Oyster-wench

ii. 185
Hawker, at what time he cries news ii. 21 | Oyster, the courage of him that first ate one
Horses, like Parthians
jj. 294

jii. 195
Hands, their use
ij. 241 Oedipus

iii. 215
House blown up, the description of it iii. 381

P.
Holborn-hill
ii. 174 Pavers, their duty

i. 11
Paris, the streets of that city

i. 85
Invention of pattens

i. 219 Poor, their murmurs, what the sign of i. 178
Jugglers to be avoided
ii. 285 Paul, St. his festival

i. 176
Industry not exempt from death

ii. 389 Precepts, what the c,insequence if neglected i. 189
June, what cry denotes that month

ii. 432
Pattens, a female implement

i. 212
James, St. its market
iii. 546 Presents better thai, fiattery

i. 280
Patten, its derivation

i. 282
K
Perfumer, by whom to be avoided

ij. 29
Knocker of a door, an observation on one ii. 497 | Porter sworn, useful to walkers

jj. 65
Prentices not to be relied on

ij. 69
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Post, when to walk on the outside of it ii. 7
London, its happiness before the invention of Pillory not to be gazed upon

f. 225
coaches and chairs
i. 101 | Pall-mall celebrated

ii. 256
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Pythagoras, his doctrine

ï. 241 | Petticoat, its use in bad weather

1. 304 | Trivia, the goddess of streets and highways, Pavers, a signal for coaches to avoid them ii. 306

invoked

5 Pattens inconvenient in snowy weather ii. 32+ | Trades prejudicial to walkers

ii, 95 Phaeton, a beau compared to him

ii. 535
Tradesmen, in what to be trusted

ii. 71 Perriwigs, how stolen off the head

iii. 55
Theseus in the labyrinth of Crete

ii. 83 Pick-pocket, his art and misfortunes ii. 59

Thames-street

ii. 944 Paint, how to be avoided'

iii. 337
Trades offensive to the smell

ü. 246 Play-house, a caution when you lead a lady

Tea-drinkers, a necessary cantion to them ii. 296 out of it

iii. 253
Thames, coaches driven over it

ii. 365 Thaw, the description of one

ii. 400 Quarrels for the wall to be avoided

| Thursday, by what observations to know it ii. 409 Quarrels, sham ones, dangerous iii. 251 Titian

ii. 486 Trivia invoked as Cynthia

• iii. 1 Turn-stiles

iii. 107 Riding-hood, its use j. 209 Tragedies, their fate

m. 414 Rome, the streets of it

i. 94 Rain, signs of it i. 157 Umbrella, its use

j. 211 Rakes, how they avoid a dun ii. 282 | Venice, the streets of it

i. 97 Raphael Urbin ji. 487 Vaults, an observation upon them

i. 173 Rakes, their time of walking ii. 321 Vulcan in love with a milk-maid

į. 241 Regulus, his death iii, 3.30 -advice to hiin

i. 2.45 Reader, the author addresses him

ii. 393 -metamorphosed to a country farrier i. 253

the inventor of hobnails and sparrables i. 263 S the inventor of pattens

i. 275 Scavengers, their duty i. 15 | Upholder, where he frequents

ü, 470 Stage-coaches, an observation upon them i. 25 Shoe-cleaning boys, the time of their first appearance

i. 23 | Winter, the beginning of it described Shoes, when to provide them į. 29 Weather, signs of cold

i. 133 what sort improper for walkers i. 33

- signs of fair

i. 143 - what proper fur dancers

i. 30
- signs of rainy

i. 157 what most proper for walkers

ibid. Witney broad-cloth proper for horsemen i. 47 Surtout, kersey, its description i. 55 Wig compared to Alecto's snakes

i. 202 Shower, a man in one described

i. 191
to Glancus's beard

i. 205 Shins, what they betoken when scorched i. 137 what to be worn in a mist

i. 195 Signs creaking, what they betoken i. 157 | Waterman, judicious in the weather

i. 163 Superstition to be avoided i. 175 Winds whistling, what they foretel

i. 169 Swithin, St. his festival i. 183 Wall, to whom to be given

č. 45 Smallcoal-man, by whom to be avoided ii. 35 to whom to be denied

ii. 59 Summer, foreign to the author's design ii. 315 when to keep it

j. 206 Signs, the use of them ii. 67 | Way, of whom to be inquired

ii. 05 Seven dials of St. Giles's parish described ij. 80 Watling-street

ii. 247 Stockings, how to prevent their being spat. Walkers inadvertent, to what misfortunes tered ii. 91 - liable

üj. 285 Streets, narrow ones to be avoided ii. 247 | Wits, a caution to them

ii. 296 Snowy weather ii. 320 | Walker distressed by a foot-ball

ü. 347 Shoes, how to free them from snow ii. 325 | Waterman, his dominion invaded

ii. 361 Snow-balls, coachmen pelted with them ii. 329 Wednesday, how to know it

ii. 416 Schoolboys, mischievous in frosty weather ii. 331 Walkers, their happiness

ii. 502 Sempstress, the description of her in a frosty

- free from diseases

ii. 506 morning

ii. 337 | Water, the danger of being upon it ii. 515 advice to her ii. 341 Walking advantageous to learning

ii. 551 Saturday, by what observations to know it ij. 422 | Women, the ill consequence of gazing on them Spring, the cries then in use ij. 428

iii. 101 Streets formerly noblemen's houses ii. 492 Wheel-barrows, how they prejudice walkers Swords, silver, lure thieves jil. 53

iii. 107 Street, how to cross it iii. 165 | Whore, how to know one

iii, 267 Scylla and Charybdis

iii. 183 | Whores, the streets where they ply ž i. 259 Street, where to cross it by night

iii. 185 | Watchmen, the method of treating with them Shoe-cleaning boy, his birth ii. 135

iin 301 - his lamentation ii. 177

their signal to their fellows ii. 311 - his happiness

ii. 145

what to do if taken by them äi. 318 - without father or mother ii. 181 Scowerers, a set of raken

iii. 325 Snow-hill

iü. 330 | Yeoman, a dreadful story of one iä. 235

| Yet in those sounds such sentiments appear, EPISTLES ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

As charm the judgment, while they soothe the ear.

“ Religion's cheerful fame her bosom warms, Calms all her hours, and brightens all her charms. Henceforth, ye fair, at chapel mind your prayers,

Nor catch your lover's eyes with artful airs;
EPISTLE I.

Restrain your looks, kneel more, and whisper less,
TO A LADY.

Nor most devoutly criticise on dress.

“ From her form all your characters of life, OCCASIONED BY THE ARRIVAL OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

The tender mother, and the faithful wife.
THE PRINCESS OF WALES.

Oft have I seen her little infant-train,

The lovely promise of a future reign;
Madam, to all your censures I submit,

Observ'd with pleasure every dawning graca,
And frankly own I should long since have writ. And all the mother opening in their face.
You told me, silence would be thought a crime, The son shall add new honours to the line,
And kindly strove to teaze me into rhyme:

And early with paternal virtues shine :
No more let trilling themes your Muse employ, When he the tale of Audenard repeats.
Nor lavish verse, to paint a female toy :

His little heart with emulation beats;
No more on plains with rural damsels sport; With conquests yet to come his bosom glows,
But sing the glories of the British court.

He dreams of triumphs, and of vanquish'd foes; By your commands and inclination sway'd, Each year with arts shall store his ripening brain, I call'd th’ unwilling Muses to my aid :

And from his grandsire he shall learn to reign." Resolu'd to write, the noble theme I chose,

Thus far I'd gone : propitious rising gales And to the princess thus the poem rose.

Now bid the sailor hoist the swelling sails. “ Aid me, bright Phoebus! aid, ye sacred Nine! Fair Carolina lands; the cannons roar; Exalt my genius, and my verse refine.

White Albion's cliffs resound from shore to shore My strains with Carolina's name I grace,

Behold the bright original appear, The lovely parent of our royal race.

All praise is faint when Carolina's near. Breathe soft, ve winds! ye waves, in silence sleep! | Thus to the nation's joy, but poet's cost, Let prosperous breezes wanton o'er the deep, The princess came, and my new plan was lost. Swell the white sails, and with the streamers play, Since all my scheines were baulk'd, (my last To waft her gently o'er the watery way.”

I left the Muses, to frequent the court: (resort) Here I to Neptune form'd a pompous prayer, Pensive each night froin room to room I walk'd, To rein the winds, and guard the royal fair;

To one I bow'd, and with another talk'd ; Bid the blue Tritons sound their twisted shells, Inquir'd what news, or such a lady's name, And call the Nereids from their pearly cells. And did the next day, and the next, the same.

Thus my warm zeal had drawn the Muse along, Places, I found, were daily given away, Yet knew no method to conduct her song:

And yet no friendly Gazette mention'd Gay. I then resolv'd some model to pursue,

I ask'd a friend what method to pursue ; Perus'd French critics, and began anew.

He cry'd, “ I want a place as well as you.” Long open panegyric drags at best,

Another ask'd ine, why I had not writ; And praise is only praise when well address'd. “ A poct owes his fortune to his wit."

Straight Horace for some lucky ode I sought : Straight I reply'd, “ With what a courtly grace And all along I trac'd him thought by thought. Flows easy verse from him that has a place! This new performance to a friend I show'd: Had Virgil ne'er at court improv'd his strains, “ Por shame!” says he; “what, imitate sn ode! He still had sung of flocks and homely swains; I'd rather ballads write, and Grub-street lays, And, had not Horace sweet preferment found, Than pillage Cæsar for my patron's praise: The Roman lyre had never learnt to sound.” One common fate all imitators share,

Once ladies fair in homely guise I sung, To save mince-pies, and cap the grocer's ware.” And with their names wild woods and mountains Vex'd at the charge, I to the flames commit 0 teach ile now to strike a softer strain! [rung. Rhymes, similies, lord's names, and ends of wit : The court refines the language of the plain. In blotted stanzas scraps of odes expire,

“ You must,” cries one, “the ministry rehearse, And fustian mounts in pyramids of tire.

And with each patriot's name prolong your verse." Ladies!' to you I next inscrib'd my lay,

But sure this truth to poets should be known, And writ a letter in familiar way:

That praising all alike, is praising none. For, still impatient till the princess came,

Another told me, if I wish'd success, You from di scription wish'd to know the daine, To some distinguish'd lord I must address; Each day my pleasing labour larger grew,

One whose high virtues speak his noble blood, For still new graces opeu'd to my view.

One always zealous for his country's good; Twelve lines ran on to introduce the theme; Where valour and strong eloquence unite, And then I thus pursued the growing scheme: In council cautious, resolute in fight;

Beauty and wit were sure by Nature join'd, Whose generous temper prompts him to defend, And charms are emanations of the mind;

And patronize the man that wants a friend. The soul, transpiercing through the shining frame, You have, 'tis true, the noble patron shown, Formis all the graces of the princely dame:

But I, alas! ani to Argyll unknown.Benevolence her conversation guides,

Still eyery one I inet in this agred, Smiles on her cheek, and in her eye resides.

That writing was my method to succeed; Such harmony upon her tongue is found,

But now preferurents so possess'd my brain, . As softens English to Italian sou.id :

f. That scarce I could produce a single strain :

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