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WRETCHED B- - -, jealous now of all,

What God, what mortal, fhall prevent thy fall?
Turn, turn thy eyes from wicked men in place,
And fee what fuccour from the Patriot Race.



C- - -, his own proud dupe, thinks Monarchs things Made just for him, as other fools for Kings; Controls, decides, infults thee every hour, And antedates the hatred due to Pow'r.

Thro' Clouds of Paffion P - -'s views are clear,
He foams a Patriot to subside a Peer;
Impatient fees his country bought and fold,
And damns the market where he takes no gold.




VER. 1. O wretched B- -,] There is no doubt but that this interefting fragment was the beginning of the very Satire to which Warburton alludes in the laft Poem.

Pope was afraid to go on in his career of perfonal acrimony, Paul Whitehead, having thrown out an indecent farcasm against Dr. Sherlock, was threatened with a profecution. This was meant as a hint to Pope; and it is very plain his fatiric progrefs was interrupted, for his alarm evidently appears. In this Poem, (which certainly was part of his plan, as a continuation of the Epilogue,) he feems,

"Willing to wound, and yet afraid to frike."

I have added some explanatory names.



▸ Cobham.

Grave, righteous S - joggs on till, past belief, He finds himself companion with a thief.

To purge and let thee blood, with fire and fword, Is all the help stern S-- wou'd afford.



That those who bind and rob thee, would not kill, Good C -- hopes, and candidly fits still,


Off Ch-s W-- who fpeaks at all,

No more than of Sir Har-y or Sir P - -.

Whose names once up, they thought it was not wrong
To lie in bed, but fure they lay too long.


G-.r, C-m, B - t, pay thee due regards, Unless the ladies bid them mind their cards. with wit that must


And Cd who speaks fo well and writes,
Whom (faving W.) every S. harper bites,

must needs

Whose wit and

equally provoke one,

Finds thee, at beft, the butt to crack his joke on.
As for the reft, each winter up they run,

And all are clear, that fomething must be done. 30
Ct, or by Ct stopt,


and by P dropt;


Then urg'd by
Inflam'd by 'P
They follow rev'rently each wond'rous wight,
Amaz'd that one can read, that one can write :

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• Sandys.
a Shippen.
f Sir Charles Hanbury Williams.

Sir Henry Oxenden and Sir Paul Methuen.




h Lords Gower, Cobham, and Bathurst.

i Lord Chesterfield,

k Lord Carteret.

I William Pulteney, created in 1742 Earl of Bath.


Perhaps the Earl of Carlisle,

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So geefe to gander prone obedience keep,
Hifs if he hifs, and if he flumber, fleep.
Till having done whate'er was fit or fine,
Utter'd a speech, and ask'd their friends to dine;
Each hurries back to his paternal ground,
Content but for five fhillings in the pound,
Yearly defeated, yearly hopes they give,
And all agree, Sir Robert cannot live.
Rife, rise, great W. fated to appear,
Spite of thyself a glorious minister!
Speak the loud language Princes . .

And treat with half the

At length to B - kind, as to thy

Espouse the nation, you

What can thy "H.

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Drefs in Dutch

Tho' ftill he travels on no bad pretence,

To fhow...

Or those foul copies of thy face and tongue, and frontless Young;



Veracious" W.--
Sagacious Bub, fo late a friend, and there
So late a foe, yet more fagacious H - - - ?



• Sir William Young.

4 Probably Hare, bishop of Chichester.





1 Walpole.

m Either Sir Robert's brother Horace, who had just quitted his embaffy at the Hague, or his fon Horace, who was then on his travels.

n W. Winnington. P Dodington.


Hervey and Hervey's school, 'F Η
Yea, moral 'Ebor, or religious Winton.
How! what can O w, what can D...
The wifdom of the one and other chair,


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"N- laugh, or * D - - s fager,

Or thy dread truncheon M.'s mighty peer?

What help from "J
Or H-k's quibbles voted into law?

b C. that Roman in his nofe alone,


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s opiates canst thou draw,



Who hears all causes, B - -, but thy own,
Or thofe proud fools whom nature, rank, and fate
Made fit companions for the Sword of State.

Can the light packhorse, or the heavy steer,
The fowzing Prelate, or the fweating Peer,
Drag out with all its dirt and all its weight,
The lumb'ring carriage of thy broken State?
Alas! the people curfe, the carman fwears,
The drivers quarrel, and the master stares.
The plague is on thee, Britain, and who tries 75
To fave thee in th' infectious office dies.



Fox and Henley,

r Hinton.

Blackburn, Archbishop of York, and Hoadley, bishop of Winchester.

Onflow, Speaker of the House of Commons, and the Earl of Delawar, Chairman of the Committees of the Houfe of Lords. • Newcastle.

* Dorfet; perhaps the laft word should be fneer.

y Duke of Marlborough.




a Hardwick.

b Probably Sir John Cummins, Lord Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas. c Britain.

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