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To Dr DELANY, on the LIBELS,
wtitten against himn.
-Tanti tibi non fit opaci
Written in the year 1729.
As some raw youth in country bred,
To arms by thirst of honour led,
Tho' splendor gives the faireft mark To poison'd arrows from the dark,
* EPITAPH on FRANCIS CHARTRESH.
Here continueth to rot
Nor was he more singular
In accumulating WEALTH :
A MINISTERIAL ESTATE.
+ FR. CHARTRES was a man infamous for all manner of vices. When he was an enfign in the army, he was drummed out of the regiment for a cheat; he was next banished Brussels, and drummed out of Ghent, on the same account. After a hundred tricks at the gaming-tables, he took to lending of money at exorbitant intered, and on great penalties, accumulating premium, interest
, and capital into a new capital, and seizing to a minute when the payments became due.
In a word, by a constant attention to the vices, wants, and follies of mankind, he acquired an immense for.
His house was a perpetual bawdyhouse. He was twice condemned for rapes, and pardoned; but the last time not without imprisonment in Newgate, and large confiscations. He died in Scotland in 1731, aged 62. The populace at his funeral raised a great riot, almost tore the 'body out of the cofon, and cast dead dogs, bc. into the grave along with it. This epitaph contains his character, very juftly drawn by Dr Arbuthnot - This gentłeman was worth
seven tho: fand pounds a year estate in land, and about one hundred iboufand in money. Pope.
He was the only person of his time,
Retain his primeval meanness
Oh indignant reader !
To give to after ages
In the fight of GOD,
Joannes jacet hic Mirandula -cartera norunt
Applied to Francis CHARTRES.
ERE Francis Chartres lies. be civil!
The reft God knows_perhaps the devil.
* E P. I G R A M. PETER complains that God has given
To his poor babe a life so short : Consider, Peter, he's in heaven ; 'Tis good to have a friend at court.
* Α Ν Ο Τ Η Ε R. You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come ; Knock as you please, there's no body at home.
EPI. + See vol. iv. p. 70
* Ε Ρ Ι Τ Α Ρ Η.
So there's an end of honeft Jack.
'Tis ten to one he'll ne'er come back.
* EPIGRAM, on the toasts of the Kit-kat club.
kit-kat took its name,
And some from cat and fiddle.
Of old cats and young kits.
Is call'd in women only reputation :
with one, and I'll renounce the other.
OF b 아 To
* Verses to be placed under the picture of
ENGLAND'S ARCH-Poet; containing a com
plete catalogue of his works. SEE who ne'er was nor will
be half read! Who first sung Arthur †, then sung Alfred I; Prais'd
Eliza || in God's anger,
of Two heroic poems in folio, twenty books.
Made William's virtues wipe the bare a
What punishment all this most follow?
. Instructions to Vanderbank, a tapestry weaver.
Satire against wit.
Paraphrafe of the canticles of Moses and Deborah, bo.