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MISCELLANIES.

Addenda to the EPITAPH S.

XI.

On EDMUND Duke of Buckingham, who

died in the Nineteenth Year of his Age, 1735

IF

F modest Youth, with cool Reflection crown'd,

And ev'ry opening Virtue blooming round,
Could save a Mother's juftest Pride from fate,
Or add one Patriot to a finking state;
This weeping marble had not ask'd thy Tear,
Or sadly told, how many Hopes lie here !
The living Virtue now had shone approvd,
The Senate heard him, and his Country lov'd.

Yet

Yet fofter Honours, and less noisy Fame
Attend the shade of gentle Buckingham :
In whom a Race, for Courage fam’d and Art,
Ends in the milder Merit of the Heart;
And Chiefs or Sages long to Britain giv'n,
Pays the last Tribute of a Saint cb Heav'n

On

XII.

On JAMES CRAGGS, Esq;

in Westminster Abbey.

JACOBUS CRAGGS
REGI MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ A SECRETIS

ET CONSILIIS SANCTIORIBUS,
PRINCIPIS PARITER AC POPULTAMOR & DELICIÆ:
Vixit TITULIS ET INVIDIA MAJOR,

ANNOŚ HEU PAUCOS, xxxv.
OB. FEB. XV1. Moccxx.'

Statesman, yet Friend to Truth! of Soul sincere,
In Action faithful, and in Honour clear!
Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end,
Who gain’d no Title, and who loft no Friend,
Ennobled by Himself, by All approv'd,
Prais'd, wept, and honour'd, by the Mufe he lov'd.

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XIII.

For One who would not be buried in

Westminster Abbey HE

Eroes, and KINGS! your distance keep :

In peace let one poor Poet sleep, Who never fatter'd Folks like you: Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.

EPIGRA M. :-: On One who made long Epitaphs.

FRIR

Riend! for your Epitaphs I'm griev'd,

Where still so much is said, One half will never be believ'd,

The other never read.

EPIGRA M.

Engraved on the Collar of a Dog which

I gave to his Royal Highness.

Am his Highness' Dog at Kew ;
Pray tell mc Sir, whose Dog are you?

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