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As I I WAS IN TEN DED TO BE TRAN SLATED BY PERSONS OF QJ A LITY.
YE lords and commons, men of wit
Read this, ere you translate one bit
Beware of Latin authors all !
Though with a golden pen you scrawl,
For not the desk with silver nails,
Nor standish well japann'd, avails
Hear how a ghost in dead of night,
A wit and courtly 'squire, Rare
in authors all!
f good SenSt.
Rare imp of Phoebus, hopeful youth !
To fetch and carry in his mouth
Ah! why did he write poetry,
And sell his soul for vanity
A desk he had of curious work,
Within the same did Sandys lurk,
Now, as he scratch'd to fetch up thought,
And from the keyhole bolted out
With whiskers, band, and pantaloon,
This 'squire he dropp'd his pen full soon,
Ho! master Sam, quoth Sandys’ sprite,
Forsooth, if rhymes fall not in right,
I hear the beat of Jacob's drums, Poor Ovid finds no quarter
* Henry Carey was a musick-master, and taught several persons to sing. He wrote several poems and pamphlets, and nine dramatick pieces, some of which met with success. He put a
period to his life. 4 Oct. 1743. See
See first the merry P- comes
Then lords and lordlings, 'squires and knights,
Garth at St. James's, and at White's,
What Fenton will not do, nor Gay,
Tom Burnet or Tom D'Urfy may,
If justice Philips' costive head
They shall like Persian tales be read,
Let Warwick's Muse with Ash—t join,
Tickell and Addison combine,
L—himself, that lively lord,
And be like Tate and Brady.
Ye ladies, too, draw forth your pen;
Since you have brains as well as men,
As witness lady Wortley.
Now, Tonson, list thy forces all,
A strange metamorphosis;
A metamorphosis more strange
“To what (quoth 'squire) shall Ovid change?”
CLOSE to the best known author UMBRA sits,
DUKE UPON DUKE.
AN Excell ENT NEw BALLAD".
TO lordlings proud I tune my lay,
Though dukes they be, to dukes I say,
Now, that this same it is right sooth,
From what befel John duke of Guise,
When Richard Cour de Lion reign'd,
Like him his barons rag’d and roar'd:
* This very humourous ballad was occasioned by a quarrel between Nicholas lord Lechmere and sir John Guise, bart.— Lord Lechmere had been representative in parliament for Cockermouth, and one of the managers against Sacheverell; he wo an eminent lawyer, a staunch whig, and, having been rem" from his office of queen's counsel in June 1711, was a constant opposer of her ministry. He was appointed solicitor general in Oct. 1714; chancellor of the duchy court of Lancaster for life in June 1717; attorney-general in March 1717-18; and was created baron Lechmere of Evesham, Sept. 8, 1721 dying June 18, 1727, the title became extinct.—Sir John Guio, who represented the county of Gloucester in several parliament” died
Nov. 6, 1732. 73 * A word