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Nauseous to those who must the dose apply,
As gapes the nursling, or, what comes more near,
But let the muse assign the man his due: Worth he possess'd, nor were his virtues few ;He sometimes help'd the injured in their cause; His power and purse have back'd the failing laws; He for religion has a due respect, And all his serious notions are correct; Although he pray'd and languish'd for a son, He grew resign'd when Heaven denied him one; He never to this quiet mansion sends Subject unfit, in compliment to friends : Not so Sir Denys, who would yet protest He always chose the worthiest and the best; Not men in trade by various loss brought down, But those whose glory once amazed the town,
Who their last guinea in their pleasures spent,
Three seats were vacant while Sir Denys reign’d,
INHABITANTS OF THE ALMS-HOUSE.
Sed quia cæcus inest vitiis amor, omne futurum
Claudian, in Eutrop.
Nunquam parvo contenta peracta
Claudian. in Rufinum.
Behold what blessing wealth to life can lend !
Blaney, a wealthy Heir, dissipated, and reduced to Porerty
-His Fortune restored by Marriage: again consumedHis Manner of living in the West Indies—Recalled to a larger Inheritance—His more refined and expensive Luxuries--His Method of quieting Conscience-Death of his Wife-Again become poor–His Method of supporting Existence-His Ideas of Religion-His Habits and Connexions when old-Adınitted into the Alms-House.
LIFE OF BLANEY.
OBSERVE that tall pale veteran! what a look
Hark to that laughter !--'tis the way he takes
Blaney, a wealthy heir at twenty-one,