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Alham’d to own they gave delight before,
See how the World its Veterans rewards !
245 Young without Lovers, old without a Friend; A Fop their Passion, but their Prize a Sot, Alive, ridiculous, and dead, forgot !
Ah! Friend ! to dazzle let the Vain design ; 249 To raise the Thought, and touch the Heart be thine! That Charm fhall grow, while what fatigues the
Ring, Flaunts and goes down, an unregarded thing: So when the Sun's broad beam has tir'd the fight, All mild ascends the Moon's more sober light, Serene in Virgin Modesty she shines,
255 And unobserv'd the glaring Orb declines.
Oh! bleft with Temper, whose unclouded ray Can make to-morrow chearful as to-day;
Ver, 249. Advice for their true Interest, P.
She, who can love a Sister's charms, or hear
And yet, believe me, good as well as ill,
270 Heav'n, when it strives to polish all it can Its last best work, but forms a fofter Man ; Picks from each sex, to make the Fav'rite blest, Your love of Pleasure, our defire of Rest : Blends, in exception to all gen’ral rules, 275 Your Taste of Follies, with our Scorn of Fools :
Ver. 269. The Pi&ture | Sifter, to prevent her being of an estimable Woman, mistaken for any of his acwith the best kind of con- quaintance. And having trarieties, created out of the thus made his Woman, he poet's imagination; who did, as the ancient poets therefore feigned those cir- were wont, when they had cumstances of a Husband, a made their Mufe, invoke, Daughter, and love for a l and address his poem to, her.
Referve with Frankness, Art with Truth ally'd,
Be this a Woman's Fame: with this unblest,
VER. 285. &c. Afcendant der the sublime claflical maPhæbus watch'd that hour chinery of Phæbus in the with care, Averted half ascendant, watching the nayour. Parents' fimple Pray’r; tal hour of his favourite, And gave you Beauty, but and averting the ill effects of deny'd the Pelf.] The poet her parents mistaken fondconcludes his Epistle with a ness : For Phæbus, as the fine Moral, that deserves the god of Wit, confers Genius; serious attention of the pub and, as one of the astronolic: It is this, that all the mical influences, defeats the extravagances of these vi- adventitious byas of educacious Characters here de- tion, scribed, are much inflamed In conclusion, the great by a wrong Education, hint- Moral from both these Epied at in x 203 ; and that ftles together is, that the even the best are rather fe two rarest things in all Nacured by a good natural than ture are a DISINTERESTED by the prudence and provi. Man, and a REASONABLE vidence of parents ; which WOMAN. observation is conveyed un
And gave you Beauty, but deny'd the Pelf
THAT it is known to few, most falling into one of the
extremes, Avarice or Profusion, 1, &c. The Point discuss’d, whether the invention of Money has been more commodious, or pernicious to Mankind, x 21 to 77. That Riches, either to the Avaricious or the Prodigal, cannot afford Happiness, scarcely Necessaries, *89 to 160. "That Avarice is an absolute Frenzy, without an End or Purpose, $ 113, &c. 152. Conjeftures about the Motives of Avaricious men, ø 121 to 153.' That the condučt of men, with respect to Riches, can only be accounted for by the ORDER OF PROVIDENCE, which works the general Good out