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DR. GIBBS.

DR. SWIFT.

All men he does with justice view,

And their iniquity
With direful vengeance can pursue,

Or patiently [6] pass by.
Lo! now th' inflictions [7] they design'd

By others to be borne,
Even all the mischiefs [8] in their mind,

Do on themselves return.
O'er all the birds that mount the air,
And fish that in the floods appear [9].

(6) That is no great mark of
viewing them with justice. God
has wiser ends for passing by his
vengeance on the wicked, you
profane dunce!

(7) Ay, but what sort of
things are these inflictions ?

(8) If the mischiefs be in
their mind, what need they re-
turn on themselves; are they
not there already??

(9) Those, I think, are not
very many: they are good fish
when they are caught, but till
then we have no great sway
over them.

(1) The doctor is mistaken;
for, when people are confound-
ed, they cannot fly.

(2). Against Sternhold and Hopkins.

Confounded at the sight of thee,

My foes are put to flight [1].
Thus thou, great God of equity,

Dost still assert my right [2].

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DR. GIBBS.

DR. SWIFT.

But God eternally remains,

(3) That is false and pro[3] Fixt in his throne on high,

phane: God is not fixed any And to the world from thence ordains

where.

(4) Did any body ever hear [4] Impartial equity.

of partial equity ?

(1) Nothing is restored, but And thus consider still, O Lord,

what has been taken away; so

that he has been oîten raised The justice of my cause;

from the dead, if this be true. Who often hast my life [1] restor’d

(2) The author should first

have premised what sort of From death's devouring jaws.

paths were properly barbarous. And from the barbarous [2] paths they tread, suppose they must be very

deep or dirty, or very rugged No acts of providence

and stony; both which I myself Can e'er oblige them to recede,

have heard travellers call barOr stop (3) their bold offence.

barous roads.

(3) Which is the way to stop an offence would you have it stopt like a bottle, or a thief?

DR. GIBBS.

DR. SWIFT.

And on their impious heads will pour

(4) A shower of snares on a

man's head would do wonder-
Of snares [4] and flames a dismal shower; ful execution. However, I
And this their bitter cup shall be

grant it is a scurvy thing enough

to swallow them.
[5] To drink to all eternity.

(5) To taste the doctor's po-
etry.

(6) But they were all per-
[O] But they were all perverted grown,

verted grown,

In spite of Dr. Gibbs's
Polluted all with blood;

blood :
And other impious crimes: not one

Of all his impious strains not
Was either just [7] or good.

Was either just or good.
(7) For a man, it seems, may
be good, and not just.

(8) The fault was not that

they devoured saints, but that
Are they so stupid [8] then, said [9] God, they were stupid. Q. Whether
Who thus my [1] saints devour !

stupidity makes men devour

saints, or devouring, saints
These (2] crimes have they not understood, makes a man stupid ? i believe
Nor thought upon my power.

the latter, because they may be
apt to lie heavy on one's sto-
mach.
(9) Clod.

(1) Strains. (2) Chimes.

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DR. GIBBS.

DR. SWIET.

[3] O, that his aid we now might have

From Sion's holy hill,
That God the captive just would save,

Aod glad all Israel !
All those that lead a life like this
Shall reign in everlasting bliss [9].

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At the end of the MS. is the following note.

“ The above was written from the manuscript mentioned in the first page, now in the hands of Nicholas Coyne, Esq. being the only copy in the kingdom of Ireland; he having purchased the original, and afterward generously given it to his friend Dr. Dunkio, finding the doctor extremely uneasy at the disappointment the earl of Chesterfield was like to meet with, as he had promised the earl to attend the auction, and procure it for him at any price; and is now transcribed by Neale Molloy, Esq. of Dublin, by the favour of the said Nicholas Coyne his brother-in-law, and sent by him to his kinsman and dear friend Charles Molloy of London, Es.

guire."

“ Dublin, May 26, 1748.”

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