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ADDRESSED TO WILLIAM WYNDHAM, ESQ; OF
Musis Amicus, triftitiam & metus
Hor. Ode 26. Lib. 1.
To Wyndham cane no venal lyre,
And confecrate my lays :
And join in Wyndham's praise,
Around you throng the facred band,
And mutual welcome blend :
And Savile hail his friend.
Townshend with quick sensations bleft
By sweet affection ty'd ;
Now feels a father's pride.
Again we'll turn the classic page,
And foars above controul :
And fire his generous soul.
Along th' embattled line :
And like a Hambden shine.
O! born to bless the common-weal,
In time's fair annals bright;
To call yon Recreant Knight.
* Mr. Garrick will join in the warmest eulogium on the late Mr. Wyndham.----He might have said----" Take him for all in all---I shall not look upon his like again,"--- This was written before Mr. Garrick's death,
Ye sailors cheer each honeft name,
Who cloath'd with honour fhone :
Lays truth before the throne t.
To reach the promis'd land :
Shall burn the felon's hand.
That court will brand the knight with shame,
With Saunders--- Warren---Blake!
That brightens all his wake.
Why Sir Hugh fail'd no fleeter;
+ Alluding to the representation of the twelve Admirals.
Sawney---in right, pick out a faw,
Soul-.-Body---Conscience barter: ---Your morals plant in Britain's soil, The beauty of our system spoil,
And boast your country's charter,
Ye fevers seize you mitred corps,
---Tho'milk-white their attire, With zeal and blood their faces glow, ..-As Mount Vesuvius clad in snow,
Yet vomits liquid fire.
My Wyndham fpare, in bloom of youth
propriety of this epithet, “ Among the great variety of animals in this country, one of the most remarkable is the Perico Legere, or Nimble Peter, an ironical name given it on account of its extreme suggilhness and sloth.---Whenever he moves every step is attended with such a plaintiff, and at the fame time so disagreeable a cry as at once produces pity and disguft--- In this disagreeable cry confifts his whole defence, for be makes at every motion such howlings as are even inSupportable to his pursuer, who foon quits him, and even Aies beyond the hearing of his horrid noise.”...-.-N. B. A curious drawing of this emblematic animal may be seen in Capt. Phipps's celebrated voyage towards the North-Polc.
Fitted for virtue's shrine; - Jebb! appease the fever's strife, (Britain owes you her Glofter's life)
I'll fing your skill divine.
No more in festive mirth we fit,
No joyous healths go round:
And sadness spreads around.
soft beauty lifts the prayer, To you---the timid blushing fair
Their tenderest wishes wing: ---For you Eliza tunes her voice, She'll make the vocal lyre rejoice,
To rapture wake the fring..