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On his GROTTO at Twickenham,
MARBLE, SPARS, Gems, Ores, and MINERALS.
HOU who shalt stop, where Thames' translucent Shines a broad Mirrour through the shadowy Cave; Where lingering drops from mineral Roofs distil, And pointed Crystals break the sparkling Rill, Unpolish'd Gems no Ray on Pride bestow,
To Mrs. M. B. on her BIRTH-DAY.
OH, be thou bleft with all that Heaven can fend,
Long Health, long Youth, long Pleasure, and a
Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content,
And oh since Death must that fair frame destroy,
To Mr. THOMAS SOUTHERN,
On his Birth-day, 1742.
With not one fin, but poetry,
without reproach, And scorn a rascal and a coach.
EP I T A PH S.
“ His faltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani “ Munere !"
On CHARLES Earl of DORSET,
In the Church of Withyam in Suffex. DO
ORSET, the Grace of Courts, the Muses' Pride,
Patron of Arts, and judge of Nature, dy'd. The scourge of Pride, though sanctified or great, Of Fops in Learning, and of Knaves in State : Yet soft his Nature, though severe his Lay, His Anger' moral, and his Wisdom gay. Bleft Satirist! who touch'd the Mean so true, As show'd, Vice had his hate and pity too. Bleft Courtier ! who could King and Country please, Yet sacred keep his Friendships, and his ease. Blest Peer! his great Forefathers every grace Reflecting, and reflected in his Race; Where other BUCKHURSTS, other Dorsers thine, And Patrons still, or Poets, deck the Line.
On Sir WILLIAM TRUMBAL, One of the principal Secretaries of State to King
WILLIAM III. who, having resigned his place, died in his Retirement at East-hamsted in Berkshire, 1716.
A Pleafing Form; a firm, yet cautious Mind;
Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet refign'd: Honour unchang'd, a Principle profest, Fix'd to one side, but moderate to the rest : An honest Courtier, yet a Patriot too; Just to his Prince, and to his Country true : Fill'd with the Sense of Age, the Fire of Youth, A Scorn of Wrangling, yet a Zeal for Truth; A generous Faith, from Superstition free: A love to Peace, and hate of Tyranny; Such this Man was : who now, from Earth removid, At length enjoys that Liberty he lov'd,