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EPILOGUE

TO THE

SA TIRES,

In Two DIALOGU ES.

Written in MDCCXXXVIII

1

THENEW YORK

ORKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOY NI
TIL

Plate XVIII

Vol. IV. facing p.131.

Hayman in.et del.

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Sacred Weapon, left for TruthsBefence,
To all but Heaven-directed Hands denied,
The Muse may give thee, but the Gods must guides

EPILOGUE

TO THE

SA A TI RES.

Written in MDCCXXXVIII.

DIALOGUE 1.

FR. OT twice a twelve-month you appear in

Print,
And when it comes, the Court see nothing in't.

VARLATION S. 1
After x 2. in the MS.
You don't

, I hope, pretend to quit the trade,
Because you think your reputation made :
Like good ** of whom so much was said,
That when his name was up, he lay a-bed.
Come, come, refresh us with a livelier song,
Or like **

you'll lie a-bed too long.

Notes. VER. 1. Not twice a twelve-month etc.) These two lines are from Horace; and the only lines that are so in the whole Poem ; being meant to give a handle to that which follows in the character of an impertinent Censurer,

'Tis all from Horace ; etc. P. Ver. 2. the Court see nothing in't.) He chose this expression for the sake of its elegant and satiric ambiguity. His writings abound in them.

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