Page images
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

v ERSE 145. Horneck and Roome.] These two are worthily coups. ed, being both virulent Party-writers; and one wou'd think prophetically, fince immediately after the § of this Piece the former flying, the latter succeeded him in Honour and Employment. The first was Philip, Horneck, Author of a, Billingsgate paper call’d The High German Door, in the 2d Vol. of which Nö. 14. 3. may see the regard he had for Mr. P.- Edward Roone, Son of an Undertaker for Funerals in Fleet-street, writ some of the papers call'd Pas. quin, and Mr. Ducket others, where by malicious Innuendos, it was endeavour'd to represent him guilty of malevolent practices with a great man then under prosecution of Parliament. -

v ERSE 147. G** de..] An ill-natur'd Critick who writ a Satire on our Author, yet unprinted, call'd The mock of sop.

v ERSE (49. Jacob, the Scourge of Grammar, mark with awe.] This Gentleman is Son of a considerable Malfter of Romsey in Southamptonfhire, and bred to the Law under a very eminent: Attorney : who, between his more laborious Studies, has diverted himself, with Poetry. He is a great admirer of Poets and their works, which has occasion'd him to try his genius that way - He has writ in prose the Lives of the Poets, Essays, and a great many Law-Books, The Accomplish'd £onveyancer, Modern justice, &c. GIL ES JACOB of himself, Lives

of Poets, Vol. 1.

I M I T' A T I O N S,
VERSE (so) virg. Æn. 6.

- duo fulming bell;
Scipiadas, claden Lybia?

[ocr errors]

R E M A R K S.

verSE 1:1. Bond and Foxton.] Two inoffensive offenders against bur poet, persons unknown, but by being mention'd by Mr. Čiurl. v E Rš 159. Ralph.) A name inserted after the first Editions, not known to our Author, till he writ a *...**i. call'd Sawney, very abusive of Dr. Swif, Mr. Gay, and himself. These lines allude to a thing of his, intituled Night 3 Poem. Shakespear, Hamlet. — Visit thus the glimpses of the Moon, Making Night hideos This low writer constantly attended his own works with Panegyricks in the Journals, and once in particular prais'd himself highly 5. Mr. Addison, in wretched remarks upon that Author's Account of English Poets, printed in a London johrnal, Sept. 1728. He was wholly illiterate, and knew no Language not even French: Being adwised to read the Rules of Dramatick Poetry before he began a Play, he smiled and reply'd, Shakespear writ without Rules. WER SE 162. Durgen.] A ridiculous thing of Ward's. .


v ERSE 163. Flow, Welsted, flow?&c., Parody on Denham, cooper's Jhill. o could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My grear example, as it is my theme. Tho' deep, yet clear; tho’ gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage; without overflowing, full v EP SE 169. Embrace, embrace my Sons be foes no merel Virgo *En. 6. -Netanta animi; ashes:ite bella, . Neu patria validae in viscera vertite vires: Taqi prior, in parce-sanguis men's 4

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]
« PreviousContinue »