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But midwifc Mutiny, that busy drab,
That's always talking, always The better to conceal her lewd intent
Was she that first took up the tz In safety from observing eyes,
And of the office most was przed Th' old strumpet did herself disguise
Behold its head of horrid form appears : In comely weeds, and to the city went,
To spite the pillory, it had no cars. Affected truth, much modesty and grace,
When Araight the bawd cry'd out, 'rwas
kin And (like a worn-out-fuburb-trull) past there for
To the blest family of Pryn. a new face. Thither all her lovers flock'd,
But Scandal offer'd to depose her word, And there for her support she found
Or oath, the father was a lort. A wight, of whom Fame's trumpet much docs
The nose was ugly, long and se found,
Broad, and snouty like a pig; With all ingredients for his business stock'd,
Which shew'd he would in dunghills love Not unlike him whose story has a place
dig; In th' annals of Sir Hudibras.
Lov'd to calt stinking satires up in ill-pil'da Of all her business he took carc,
And live by the corruptions of unhappy tito And every knave or fool that to her did repair,
They promis'd all by turns to take him, All who had been disgusted at the court.
And a hopeful youth to make bis. Those whose ambition had been croft,
To nurse he straight was sent Or by ill-manners had preferments lost,
To a sister-witch, though of another furt, Were those on whom she practis'd most her
One who profeft no good, nor any meant : charms,
All day she practis'd charms, by night the has Lay nearest to her heart, and oftenest in her arms.
Перt, Interest in every faction, every sed, she fought;
Yet in the outcasts of a northern factious town, And to her lure, flattering their hopes, she brought
A little smoaky mansion of her own, All those who use religion for a fashior..
Where her familiars to her did refort, All such as practise forms, and take great pains
A cell she kept.
Hell she ador'd, and Satan was her god; And thrive by the distractions of a nation,
And many an ugly loathsome tead She by her art insnar'd, and fetter'd in her chains.
Crawl'd round her walls, and creat Through her the Atheist hop'd to purchase tolera
Under her roof all dismal, black, and smart tion,
Harbour'd beetles, and unwholelor:k The rebel power, the beggar'd spend-thrift lands,
Sprawling nests of little cats; Out of the king's or bishops' hands.
All which were imps she cherish'd wit Nay, to her fide at last the drew in all the rude,
blood, Ungovernable, headlong multitude :
To make her spells succeed and grande Promis'd strange liberties, and sure redress
Still at her shriveld breasts they hung, wicz Of never-felt, unheard-of gricvances :
mankind the curst, Pamper'd their follies, and indulg'd their hopes,
And with these foster-brethren was our mieux With May-day routs, November squibs, and burn
nurft. ing pasteboard popes.
In little time the hell-bred brat
Grew plump and fat,
Without his leading-strings could eate
And (as the forceress taught him) t. With her in common lust did mingle all the crew,
At seven years old he went to schow, Till at the last she pregriant grew,
Where first he grew a foe to rule. And from her womb, in little time, brought forth
Never would he learn as taught,
Not that he wanted parts
But, as negligent as fly,
And was obftinately dull.
Till, spite of Nature, through great pains, el
(And th' influence of th' ill genius of our land) Dame Scandal with her squinting cyes,
At last in part began to understand. That loves to set good neighbours at debate,
Some insight in the Latin tongue he go; And raise commotions in a jealous state,
Could smatter pretty well, and write too a place
hand. Was there, and Malice, queen of far-spread lies, With all their train of frauds and forgerics.
For which his guardians all thought fit
, In compliment to his most hopeful wit,
Into rebellion to divide the nation,
How by a lawful means to bring
With a distinguishing old trick,
And at last troopers adjutators.
of such-like wody, canting stuff,
A leader in a fa&tious crew.
by which becoming saucy grace,
He gain'd authority and place :
For opening failings in the state;
XIV. which the better to improve his mind,
As by Nature he was bent arch in hidden paths, and things long bury'd
find, wretch's converse much he did frequent : le who this world, as that did him, disown'd, id in an unfrequented corner, where thing was pleasant, hardly healthful found,
He led his hated life. edy, and ev'n of necessaries bare, a servant had he, children, friend, or wife : it of a little remnant, got by fraud,
all ill turns he lov'd, all good dctefted, and I
believ'd no God) brice in a week he chang'd a hoarded groat,
with which of beggars scraps he
bought. *hen from a neighbouring fountain water got,
Not to be clean, but fake his thirst. never bleft himself, and all things elle he curft. he cell in which he (though but seldom) Nept, 7
Lay like a den, uncleans'd, unswept: che sind there those jewels which he lov'd he kept;)
Old worn-out statutes, and records common privileges, and the rights of lords. lut bound up by themselves with care were laid
All the ads, resolves, and orders, made
By the old long Rump-parliament,
So without much ado
They were together brought.
To be asham'd of no disgrace;
But to bear beatings like a dog :
Fraught with these morals, he began
Diftinguish'd to him in an hour 'Twixt legislative and judicial power ;
How to frame a commonwealth,
Thus, like Alcides in his lion's skin,
He very dreadful grew,
And th' hero to his distaff drew,
So when my faithless Clio by her snare
To see how foolishly she'd drest,
Painter's advices, litanies,
Of ills that malice could devise,
Hung round about him like a spell :
The country's late appeal.
Of a huge dragon sent by fate
To lay a sinful kingdom waste :
Till wretched matrons curft their
So hardly was their loss endur'd :
Till, like our monster ton, and with the same
But drooping like their captains her, Curit ends, to the metropolis he cane :
Each pendeni, every streamer, burg His crueltics renew'd again,
The feamen feem'd t' have lost their art; And every day a maid was llain. Their ships at anchor now, of which w' had hear. The curfe through every family had pait,
them boat, When to the sacrifice at last
With ill-furl'd fails and rattlings loose, by etery Th' unhappy monarch's only child must bow: billow toft, A royal daughter needs must suffer then, a royal Lay like neglected harps, untun'd, unftrung; brother now.
Till at the last, provok'd with shanse.
Forth from their dens the baited foxes carac; XVII.
Foxes in council, and in fight too grave; On him this dragon Libel needs will prey;
Seldom true, and now not brave : On him has cast
They bluster'd out the day with thew of fight,
And ran away in the good-natur'd nigie.
A bloody battle next was fought, Else tell me why (lonic prophet that is wis) And then in triumph home a welcrote ileet be! Heaven took such care
brought, To make him every thing that's rare, With spoils of vidcry and glory fraught. Dear to the heart, desirous to the eyes.
To him then every heart was open, down Why do all good men bless him as he gues?
From the great man to the clown: Why at his presence shrink his fres?
In him rejoic'd, to him inclin'd; Why do the brave all (trive his honour to defend ? And as his health round the glad board did pa's, Why through the world is he distinguish'd nioit Each honest fellow cry'd, Fill full my g'als; By titles, which but few can boast,
And shew'd the fullness of his inind. A most juft master, and a faithful friend?
No discontented vermin of ill times
Durft then affront him bnt in how; To high or low, to old or young? Nor lihel dash him with his dirty rhymes; of him what orphan can complain?
Nor may he live in peace that does it now. Of him what widow make her moan?
And whole heart would not wish fictis But such as with him here again,
"That had but seen And miss his goodness now he's gone.
When his tumultuous mided foes
Against him role,
With what heroic grace
True witness of the innocence within.
But, when the mediengers did mandates bris
For his retreat to foreign land,
Since fent from the relenting hand For his ungratciul country's sake, of the most loving brother, kindett kiog; What dangers or what labours did he ever thun ?
If in his heart regret did rise,
It never (cap'd his toogue or eyes; Watchful all night, and busy all the day,
With steady virtue 'twas aliay'd,
It was a dark and gloomy day,
Sad as the business, fullen too
As proud men, when in vain they w To them he like a threatening comet Thin'd,
Or soldiers cheated of their pay. Rough as the sea, and furious as the wind;
The Court, where plealures usd :But constant as the stars that never move,
flow, Or as women would have love.
Became the scene of mourning and of wue: The trembling genius of their ftare
Desolate was every roon, Look'd out, and strait fhrunk back his Where men for news and business us'd to come head,
With folded arms and down-calt eyes enca wall To see our daring banners spread:
In corners, and with caution talk c. Whilit in their harbours they
All things prepar'd, the hour dret Like battend monsters weltering
When he must part : his laft short time was spas The winds, when ours th’ad kiss'd, scorn'd with In leaving blessings on his children dear : their flags to play ;
To them with eager hatte and love he west;
TRANSLATED OUT OF OVID.
The eldest first embrac'd,
All fix'd their longing cyes, and wishing stood, As new-born day in beauty bright, Till they were got into the wider flood;
But fad in mind as deepest night : Till lefsen'd out of light, and seen no more, What tendereft hearts could say, betwixt then Then figh’d, and turn'd into the hated shore. pait,
Till grief too close upon them crept; So fighing he withdrew, she turn'd
wept. Much of the father in his breast did rise,
When on the next he fix'd his eyes, PHÆDRA TO HIPPOLYTUS. A tender infant in the nurse's arms,
Full of kind play, and pretty charms :
Tbcfeus, the for of Ægeus, baving fain the Minotaur,
promised to Ariadne, the daugbter of Minos and XXI.
Palipbae, for the alifance which foe gave bim, to
carry her bome with bim, and make ber bis wife; to But the great pomp of grief was yet to come.
togetber with ber lister Phadra they went on board Th' appointed time was almolt part,
and failed to Chios, where being warned by Bacchus, Th' impatient tides knock'd at the fhore, and bid
be left Ariadne, and married her fifier Phadra, wbo him hafte
afterwards, in Tbefeus ber bufband's abfence, fell in To seek a foreign home;
love with Hippolytus ber for-in-law, who bad vow'd The summons he resolv'd t' obey,
celibacy, and was a bunter ; wherefore, fince fee Disdaining of his sufferings to complain,
could not conveniently otherwise, fie cbofe by this Though every step seem'd trod with pain;
epiftle to give bim an account of per paffion.
F thou 'rt unkind I ne'er shall health cnjoy,
Yet much I wish to thee, my lovely boy :
But for the comfort that was near, Rather than not, be with my ruin pleas'd : His beauteous Matc, the fountain of his joys,
Thus secrets safe to farthest shores may move ;
By letters foes converse, and learn to love.
Long Shame prevail'd, nor could be conquer Just when approach'd the Monarch of our
But what I blush'd to speak, Love made me write. And took the charming Mourner by the hand: 'Tis dangerous to resist the power of Love, T'express all noblest offices he strove,
The gods obey him, and he's king above; Of royal goodness, and a brother's love. He clear'd the doubts that did my mind confound, Then down to the shore side,
And promis'd me to bring thee hither bound : Where to convey them did two royal barges ride, Oh may he come, and in that breast of thine With folemn pace they pass'd,
Fix a kind dart, and make it flame like mine!
But Love long breeding to worst pain does turn;
When young, Love's pangs by arts we may ilFor that dear pledge th' ad left behind,
She of fome tears her eyes beguil'd, To thee I yield then all my dear renown,
Who would not pluck the new-blown blushing rose, And, as she wept, blush'd with disdain, and Or the ripe fruit that courts him as it grows? smil'd.
But if my virtue hitherto has gain'd
Oh, in thy love I shall no hazard run;
Till in full joy diffolv'd, each falls alleep Thus when the great Lucretius gires a look,
Still with him you maintain an equal pace, So quiet craving Love, till the next night: And bcar full stretch upon him all the race; Then we the drowsy cells of fcep forsake, But when in rugged way we find hini rein And to our books our earliest visit mike;
His verse, and not so smooth a stroke maintain ; Or else our thoughts to their attendance call, There the advantage he receives is found, And there, methiuks, Fancy fits queen of all; By you taught temper, and to chuse his ground. While the poor'under-faculties resort,
Next, his philosophy you've fo expreft And to her fickle majesty make court;
In genuine terms, fo plain, yet n atly drett, The understanding first comes plainly clad, Those murderers that now niingle it all day But usefully; no entrance to be had.
In schools, may learn from you the easy way Next comes the will, that bully of the mind, To let us know what they would mean and lay: Follies wait on him in a croup behind;
If Aristotle's friends will shew the grace He meets reception from the antic quecn,
To wave for once their statute in that case. Who thinks her majesty's most honour’d, when Go ou then, Sır, and since you could aspire, Attended by those tine-dreit gentlemen.
Aud reach this vreight, aim yet at laurel ha: Reason, the honeft counsellor, this knows,
Secure great injur'd Maro from the wrong And into court with resolute virtue gocs;
He unredeem'd has labour'd with so long Lets Fancy see her loose irregular sway,
Iu Holbourn rhyme, and, left the book focale, Then how the flattering follies sneak away!
fail, This image, when it came, too fiercely shook Expos'd with pictures to promote the fale : I.ly brain, which its fost quiet straight forfook ; So tapsters set out ligns, for muddy ale. When waking as I cast my cyes around,
You're only able to retrieve his doom, Nothing but old loath'd vanities I found;
And make him here as fam'd as once at Rome:
And shews their poetry so much in you.
Which ignorant poetafters do defile
Instead of comedy with nasty farce. By day what's necdful, and at night soft ease; Would Plautus, Terence c'er, have been so lewd. The friend I trust in, and the Ilie I love,
T' have dreft Jack-pudding up to catch the crom Then fix me ; and if e'er I wish remove,
Or Sophocles five tedious acts have marle, Make me as great (that's wretched) as ye can, To the w a whining fool in love betray'd Set me in power, the woefull'st state of man; By fome false friend or flippery chambermad, ) To be by fools niilled, to knaves a prey,
Then, ere he hangs himself, bemuans bis ia.] But make life what I ask, or take 't away.
in a dull speech, and that fine language call ?
When blockheads will claim wit in nature's spi
And every dunce, that starves, prefumes to win
Make the dead ancients speak the British targall,
In his own mother-tongue may humbly read IR, when your took the firit time came abroad, What engines yet are wanting in his head
To make him equal to the mighty dead, For, as to sume good-nature I pretend,
For of all Nature's works w soft should 10I fear'd to read, left i should not commend. The thing who thinks hinflf a poet bass Lucretius english d! 'twas a work might shake Unbred, untaught, he rhymes, yet hardly facing The power of English verfe to undertake.
And fenfclessly, as squirrels jangle bells. This all men thought; but you are born, we find, Such things, Sis, here abound; may be T'out-do the expectations of mankind;
you Since you've fo well the noble rask perform'd, Be ever to your friends, the Mules, true! Envy's appeas'l, and prejudice disarm'd : May our det. As be by your powers fupply'd, For when the rich original we peruse,
Till, as our envy now, you grow our pride; And by it try the metal you produce,
Till by your pen reitor'd, in triumph borte, Though there indeed the purest ore we find, The majesty of poetry return! Yet liv in you it fonicthing seeins refind :