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IHERE continueth to rot
In the practice of every HUMAN vice,
Excepting ProDIGALITY and Hypocrisy : His insatiable Av ARice exempted him from the first;
His matchless IMPUDENCE from the second.
Nor was he more singular in the undeviating pravity *
He was the only person of his time Who could che AT without the mask of Honesty; Retain his primeval MeANNEss when possessed of TEN THous AND a year; And, having daily deserved the Gibbet for what he did, Was at last condemned to it for what he could not do. O indignant reader!" Think not his life useless to mankind PRovidence connived at his execrable designs, To give to after ages a conspicuous PRoof and ExAMPLE ' Of how small estimation is Exorbit ANT wealTH in the sight of GOD, By his bestowing it on the most unworthy of ALL MORTAL8.
3OHANNES jacet hic Mirandula—caetera nirunt Et Tagus et Ganges—forsån et Antipodes.
APPLIED To F.C.
HeRE Francis Chartres lies *-be civil I
Peron complains, that God has given
Consider, Peter, he's in Heaven;
You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come:
EPITAPH OF BY-WORDS.
Here lies around woman, who thought mighty odd Ev'ry word she e'er heard in this church about God, To convince her of God the good Dean did endeavour; But still in her heart she held Nature more clever.
* Thus applied by Mr. Pope: “Here lies lord Coningsby.” H.
Tho' he talk'd much of virtue, her head always run
EPIGRAM FROM THE FRENCH.
But you yourself may serve to show it,
Well then, poor G-lies under ground!
So little justice here he found,
or THE TO ASTS OF THE KIT-CAT CLUB. ANNo 1716.
Whence deathless kit-cat took its name,
TO A LADY,
WITH THE TEMPLE OF FAME.
What's fame with men, by custom of the nation, Is call'd, in women, only reputation : About them both why keep we such a pother? , Part you with one, and I'll renounce the other.
To be placed under the Picture of England's Arch Poet, [sir
Richard Blackmore, containing a complete Catalogue of his Works.
See who ne'er was or will be half read!
* Two heroick poems in folio, twenty books. + An heroick poem, in twelve books. 1 An heroick poem in folio, ten books. • Instructions to Vanderbank, a tapestry weaver. ! Hymn to the Light. Satire against Wit. ** Of the Nature of Man. +t Creation, a poem, in seven books. The Redeemer, another heroick poem, in six books. # Translation of all the Psalms.
WOL., XXIV. H