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Grubftreet Journal, N° 28.



pale with envy lies,

Ready to burft, he raves, he cries; Knits in a noose the fatal string,

Seeks a high bough on which to fwing. 'Tis not my fame this rage has rais'd,


That through the world I'm read, and prais'd:
Nor that my works for guineas fold,

Shining in TURKY wrought with gold'

In every nation spread my name,


Which e'er has heard GREAT BRITAIN'S fame.
But that in TWICK'NAMS cool retreats,

I lie fecure from fummers heats;
(Where a neat house and garden join
To gratify each with of mine :)
And that fometimes I take the air
In my own chariot and a pair.
O A-------T, what fhall I fay,
This envious madness to repay;
This is my wish

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obtain may he

Those things, and more, he envies me:

A house and garden near the town
A carr and horfes of his own;

In profitable pomp and pride,

With plants and fruits incompafs'd ride;

And to the crowd, each market-day,

His learning and his wit display.



Grübftreet Journal, No 34.

On the AUTHOR of the VERSES on the Death of Mr. JOHN PHILIPPS.


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HILIPPS! to thy lamented shade,
By fome vile fcribling poet

A tribute of dull verfe is paid,

Who fwears that friendship made him do it.

This fure the pow'r of love declares :
On our dull verfe inditer :

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In spite of nature and his ftars,
His friendship has made him a writer;

Dear fhade the fcribler's wish fulfil,
(His barb'rous toil requiting)

Keep him from each difaftrous ill,
But most of all from writing.

For the better understanding of the foregoing verfes, I thought it neceffary to reprint those which were the occafion of them, as I find them in theWHITEHALL-EVENING-POST of AUG. 13.


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F you think proper to infert the following copy of verfes wrote by a friend of the deceased, they are very much at your fervice.

Yours, &c.


To the MEMORY of his Dear FRIEND,



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THAT is he gone? whither fo fudden flown?
Why droop'd the flow'r e'er it was fully blown?
Oh! had he never been, or longer ftaid

The youth not known, w'had not wept o'er the fhade,
Or having long enjoy'd, had long been happy made.
In converfation none more gay than he,

Seas'nably gay, and innocently free;

True to his friend, and faithful to his truft,
In every word and action good and juft.
His looks were to his mind fo near a-kin,

They fhew'd without, the mind's defigns within;
They with his actions did fo well confpire,

That feen, you'd like him; having known, admire.
Let me at least be fuffer'd to commend,

Who've the companion known, and tried the friend:
Nor wonder he in bloom of youth fhou'd die,
E'er manhood, he was ripe for an eternity.
If 'tis permitted thee on earth to bend
Thy eyes, and human actions to attend,
Oh! deign to guide the actions of thy friend.

This offering accept for friendftip's fake,
Tho' fmall, 'till all is granted me to make.

By J. A. an intimate friend of the deceased.

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Grubftreet Journal, N° 35′

VERSES by Mr. POPE, to the Memory of an unfortunate Lady murdered.


10 peaceful refts, without a ftone, a name, What once had beauty, titles, wealth and fame. How lov'd, how honour'd once avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot. A heap of duft alone remains of thee; "Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be.

Grubftreet Journal, No 45.




HALL royal praise be rhym'd by fuch a ribald,
As fopling CR, or attorney T----D?
Let's rather wait one year for better luck;
One year may make a finging fwan of Duck.
Great G! fuch fervants fince thou well can't lack,
Oh! fave the falary, and drink the fack!

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Grubftreet Journal, No 56.

Lately infcrib'd on a Beautiful Monument erected at MAIDEN BRADLEY in the County of WILTS, as follows.


NDER this marble are depofited the remains
of fir EDWARD SEYMOUR, bart. late
of BURY POMROY in the county of
DEVON, and of this place.
A man of fuch endowments

as added luftre to his noble ancestry, commanded reverence from his cotemporaries, and ftands the fairest pattern to posterity:

Being often call'd to council,and always chofen in parliament, (a friend to his prince, a fervant to his country) he advised the king with freedom, the fenate with dignity.

That the bulwark of the ENGLISH liberty,
in which he prefided for feveral years,.
found his eloquence an advocate,
his integrity a guardian,

his vigour a champion for its privileges:
nor can any ENGLISHMAN rejoice
in that envied portion of his birth-right,
without gratitude to the afhes of his patriot,
under whose influence
it becomes its heritage.
Born in the year 1633,
his childhood felt not the calamities
which in the fucceeding years,
the spirit of anarchy and fchifm
fpread over the nation:

His manhood faw the church and monarchy restored,
and liv'd in dutiful obedience to both :
Loaden with honour, full of years,
(amidst the triumphs of his country)


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