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WRITTEN UNDER TRE PICTURE OF DR. HAYTIR,

BISHOP OF NORWICH,

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WAS DISMISSED FROM HIS POST OY

GOVERNOR TO THE PRINCE OF WALLS IN 17520

Not gentler virtues glow'd in Cambray's breaft,
Not more his young Telemachus was bless’d;
'Till envy, faction, and ambitious rage
Drove from a guilty court the pious fage.
Back to his Aock with transport he withdrew,
And but one figh, an honest one he knew!
O guard my royal pupil, heav'n! he said ;
Let not his youth be, like my age, betray'd !
I would have form’d his footsteps in thy way
But“ vice prevails, and impious men bear sway."

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TO THE MOST UNPOPULAR MAN LIVING.

WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1753. SIR, while your heart with transport glows To find your most important nose

no s ear ; Perceive you not, with strange surprize, How Fortune smiles on some folks lyes,

Tho' Truth herself appear ?

Lost in your P

While your wise counsels, and your cares
Affect a nation's vast affairs,

A kingdom, and a
Is all your breast calm and serene,
As when you walk'd on * Winton's Green,

And dreamt of no such thing?

Envy, you'll say, your worth attends
Maliciously, like treach'rous friends,

Perfidious to their truft ;
Nor may ev'n Fortune's fav'rites find,
That they alone, of all mankind,

Escape by being just.

But say, since in a luckless hour
You roll in wealth, and rose to pow'r,

How relish you the scene ?
Is then ambition quite as blest
As she in Fancy's garb is dreft ?

How feel you, Sir, within ?

Can you reflect, without remorse?
I fear you can-so much the worfem

But, Sir, How are your dreams ?
Free are they all from guilt and fear?
See you not injur'd Norwich there,

Or Harcourt cross the Thames?

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WRITTEN UNDER TAL PICTURE OF DR. HAYTIK,

BISHOP OF NORWICH,

SOON

AFTER

нь

WAS DISMISSED FROM HIS POST OY

GOVERNOR TO THE PRINCE OF WALLS IN 17520

NoT gentler virtues glow'd in Cambray's breaft, Not more his

young

Telemachus was bless'd; 'Till envý, faction, and ambitious rage Drove from a guilty court the pious fage. Back to his flock with transport he withdrew, And but one figh, an honest one he knew! O guard my royal pupil, heav'n! he faid; Let not his youth be, like my age, betray'd ! I would have form'd his footsteps in thy way But“ vice prevails, and impious men bear fway."

A N

O DE

TO THE MOST UNPOPULAR MAN LIVING.

WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1753.

Sir, while your heart with transport glows
To find your most important nose

Loft in your Pms ear ;
Perceive you not, with strange surprize,
How Fortune smiles on some folks lyes,

Tho' Truth herself appear?

While your

wise counsels, and your cares
Affect a nation's vast affairs,

A kingdom, and a
Is all your breast calm and ferene,
As when you walk'd on * Winton's Green,

And dreamt of no such thing?

Envy, you'll say, your worth attends
Maliciously, like treach'rous friends,

Perfidious to their truft ;
Nor may ev'n Fortune's fav'rites find,
That they alone, of all mankind,

Escape by being juft.

But say, since in a luckless hour
You roll in wealth, and rose to pow'r,

How relish you the scene ?
Is then ambition quite as bleft
As she in Fancy's garb is drest -

How feel you, Sir, within ?
Can you reflect, without remorse?
I fear you can-so much the worse

But, Sir, How are your dreams ?
Free are they all from guilt and fear?
See you not injur'd Norwich there,

Or Harcourt cross the Thames ?

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Or seem you lightly ftill to rise
In visionary dignities,

With nothing to retard ?
With ev'n Britannia's council's set,
To weigh your merit to the state,

And give the due reward !
Or wakeful to your country's call,
Say rather, can't you sleep at all?

-Not sleep a wink ?-Yet know
For such desert, a proper

ftate Is fix'd by the decrees of fate

-Amongst the fhades below.

Pirithöus and the Lapithæ, Stretch'd at the royal banquet see

* Pirithous. A man who, to accomplith his ambitious views, went to hell, and was torn in pieces by Cerberus.

| Lapithæ. A people of Theffaly, who violated the laws of hospitality, at a prince's table.

Quid memorem Lapithas, Ixonia, Pirithoumque ?
Quos super atra Silex jam jam lapsura, cadentique
Imminet assimilis. Lucent genialibus altis
Aurea fulcra toris, epulæque ante ora paratæ
Regifico luxu : Furiarum maxima juxta
Accubat, et manibus prohibet contingere menfas,
Exurgitque facem attollens, atque intonat ore.

VIRG. Lib. 6.

Thus

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