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There at one glance, the royal eye shall meet
weight. The court hath croft the stream; the sports begin; Now N**1 preaches of rebellion's fin : And as the powers of his strong pathos rise, Lo, brazen tears fall from Sir F1**r's eyes. While skulking round the pews, that babe of grace, Who ne'er before at sermon shew'd his face, See Jemmy Twitcher shambles ; ftop! ftop thief! He's stol'n the E* of D*nb*h's handkerchief.
Verse 115. Stout T**t, &c.) " Some of these eunuchs perfonate porters." Page 32.
Verse 116, And Patriot Betty.) 16 Fruits and all sorts of refreshments are cried about the streets in this mock city." Page 33 Verse 122. Lo, brazen tears, &c.)
Drew IRON tears down Pluto's cheek. Milton. Verse 125. See Jemmy Twitche: shambles.) “ Neither are thieves, pickpockets, and sharpers forgot in these fefti. vals; that noble profession is usually allotted to a good num-ber of the most dexterous eunuchs.” Ibid.
Let B*rr*t*n arrest him in mock fury,
Be these the rural pastimes that attend 135
" The watch seizes on the culprit.” Page 33.
Verse 128. And M**d, &c.) “ He Is conveyed before the judge, and sometimes severely bastinadoed.” Ibid.
Verse 129, But hark, &c.) « Quarrels happen-battles ensue.” Ibid.
Verse 132. Circumcise C*s. F*.) “ Every liberty is permitted, there is no distinction of persons.” Ibid.
Verse 134, And all the maids of honour, &c.) « This is done to divert his Imperial Majesty, and the ladies of his frain,” Ibid,
AN HEROIC POSTSCRIPT TO THE PUBLIC, OCCASIONED
BY THEIR FAVOURABLE RECEPTION OF A LATE HEROIC EPISTLE TO SIR WILLIAM CHAMBERS, KNT, ITC. BY THE AUTHOR OF THAT EPISTLE,
Sicelides mufæ, paullo majora canamus. VIRG.
I THAT of late, Sir William's Bard, and Squire March'd with his helm and buckler on my lyre, (What time the Knight prick'd forth in ill-ftarr'd
hafte, Comptroller General of the works of taste), Now to the public tune my grateful lays, 5. Warm’d with the sun-fhine of the Public praise : Warm's too with mem'ry of that golden time, When Almon gave me reason for my rhyme;
glittering orbs, and, what endear'd them
more, Each glittering orb the sacred features bore Of George the good, the gracious, and the
great, Unfild, unsweated, all of sterling weight;
Verse 1 I that of late)
VIRGIL, or somebody for him.
Verse 4. Works of taste) Put synonimously for his Majesty's works. See Sir William's title page.
Or, were they not, they pass'd with current ease;
ye Fools I scorn, ye Knaves I hate; 30
Verse 16. Cadogan's part.) Master of the Mint.
Verse 19. And find him wanting.) Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Daniel, chap. 8.
Verse 34. A King of Prose.) Kien-Long, the present
Thy song could cure his Afiatic spleen, 35
Emperor of China is a poet. M. de Voltaire did him the honour to treat him as a brother above two years ago ; and my late patron, Sir William Chambers, has given a fine and most intelligible prose version of an ode of his Majesty opon tea, in his postscript to his Dissertation. I am, however, vain enough to think, that the Emperor's compofition would have appeared still better in my heroic verse ; but Sir William forestalled it; on which account I have entirely broke with him.
Verse 37. That folemn vein of irony.) " A fine vein of solemn irony runs through this piece. See Monthly Review, under the article of the Heroic Epistle to Sir Wile liam Chambers. Verse 43. There Tould he fee.)
A certain naval event happened just about two calendar months after the publication of the Heroic Epistle. 'Twas impoffible, considering, the necessary preparations, it could have been sooner. Facts are stubborn things.