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What cannot copious Sacrifice atone?
Impale a Glow-worm, or Vertù profess, Thy Treufles, Perigord! thy Hams, Bayonne? Shine in the dignity of F. R. S.
530 With French Libation, and Italian Strain,
Some, deep Free-masons, join the filent race
Or iffue Members of an Annual feast.
Nor past the meanest unregarded, one
575 Contending Princes mount them in their Coach. Rofe a Gregorian, one a Gormogon,
Next, bidding all draw near on bended knees, 565 The last, not least in honour or applause, The Queen confers her Titles and Degrees.
llis and Carn made Doctors of her Laws. Her children first of more distinguish'd sort,
Then blessing all, Go, Children of my care!
commands are easy, short, and full:
My Sons! be proud, be selfish, and be dull.
Gud my Prerogative, affert my Throne: lating to Wines, which fignify their flavour and This Nod confirms each Privilege your own. poignancy.
REMARKS. “ Et je gagerois que chez le Commandeur « Villandri prileroit sa Seve et la Verdeur." man of the last Edition," which we hereby declare
Difpreaux. concern not his birth, but his adoption only: and
inean no more than that he is become a Gentleman St. Evremont has a very pathetic Letter to a Noble- of the lait Edition of the Dunciad. Since Gentleman in disgrace, advising him to seek comfort in a men, then, are so captious, we think it proper to good Table, and particularly to be attentive to these declare that Mr. Thomas Thi mble, who is here said Qualicies in his Champaigne.
to be Mr. Thomas Edwards's Ancestor, is only reVer. 560. Bladen-Hays] Names of Gamesters. lated to him by the Muse's fide.
SCRIBL. Bladen is a black man. ROBERT KNIGHT,
This Tribe of Men, which Scriblerus has here lo Cashier of the South Sea Company, who fled from well exemplified, our Poet hath elsewhere admirably England in 1720 (afterwards pardoned in 1742).-
characterized in that happy line, Thele lived with the utmost magnificence at Paris, ana kept open Tables frequented by persons of the “ A brain of Feathers, and a heart of Lead.” first quality of England, and even by Princes of the Blood of France.
For the satire extends much farther than to the perIbid. Bladen, &c.] The former Note of "Bladen son who occafioned it, and takes in the whole species « is a black man,
is very absurd. The Manuscript of those on whom a good Education (to fit them for here is partly obliterated, and doubtless could only fome useful and learned profeffion) has been bestowed have been, Wath Blackmoors white, alluding to a in vain. That worthlets Band known Proverb.
SCRIBL. Ver. 567. Her children first of more diftinguish'd “ Of ever-liftless Loiterers, that attend sort,
“ No cause, no trust, no duty, and no friend;" Who study Shakespeare at the Inns of Cour:.
Who, with an understanding too difiipated and futile III would that Scholiaft discharge his duty, who for the offices of civil lite; and a heart too lumpit, fhould neglect to honour those whon DULNESS has narrow, and contracted for those of social, become distinguished ; or fuffer them to lie forgotton, when fit tor nothing: and to turr. Wits and Critics, where their rare modeity would have left them nameless. sense and civilty are neither required nor expected. Let us not, therefore, overlook' the Services which Ver. 571. Some, deep Free-Masuns, join the fihave been done her Cause, by one Mr. Thomas lent race) The Poet all along expresses a very partiEDWARDS a Gentleman, as he is pleased to call cular concern for this filent Race: He has here prohimself, of Lincoln's Inn; but, in reality, a Gentle vided, that in case they will not waken or open (as man only of the Dunciad; or, to speak him betier, was before proposed) to a Humming-Bird or a Cockle, in the plain language of our honest Ancestors to such yet at worst they may be made Free-Mafons; where Mushrooms, a Gentleman of the last Edition : who, Taciturnity is the only ellential Qualincation, as it nobly eluding the solicitude of his careful Father, was the chief of the disciples of Pythagoras. very early retained himself in the cause of Dulness Ver. 576. A Gregorian, one a Gormogon.) A againit Shakespeare, and with the wii and learning fort of Laybrothers, Slips from the Root of the Freeof his Ancestor Tom Thimble in the Rehearsal, and
Malons. with the air of good nature and politeness of Caliban Ver, 584. each Privilege your own, &c.] Tl.is in the Tempest, hath now happily finished the Dunce's speech of Dainels to her Sons at parting may potily progress, in personal abule. For a Libeller is no- fali short of the Keader's expectation ; who may inathing but a Grubitreet Critic run to Seed.
gine the Goddeis might give them a Charge of inore Lamentable is the Dulness of these Gentlemen of consequence, and, from such a Theory as is before the Dunciad. This fungofo and his friends, who delivered, incite them to the practice of something e all Gentlemen, have exclaimed much against us more extraordinary, than to personite Running Twin fur rcflecting his birth, in the words, só a Gentle-'men, Jockeys, Siage Coachimca, &c.
The Cap and Switch be sacred to his Grace; 585 Churches and Chapels intanly it reachd :
awake; The learned Baron Futterflies delign,
The Convocation gap'd, but could not speak: 61. Or draw to fik Arachne's subtile line; 590 Lost was the Nation's Sense, nor could be found, The Judge to dance his brother Sergeant call; While the long folemn Unison went round : 'The Senator at Cricket urge the ball;
Wide, and more wide, it spread o'er all the realm; The Bihop stow (Pontific Luxury!)
Ev'. Palinurus nodded at the Helm : An hundred Souls of Turkeys in a a pye;
The Vapour mild o'er each Committee crept; 615 The sturdy Squire to Gallic masters foos, 595 Unfinish'd Treaties in each Ofñce Nept; And drown his Lands and Manors in a Soupe. And Chiefiefs Armies doz'd out the Cainpaign! Ochers import yet pobler arts from France,
And Navies yawn’d for Orders on the Main. Teach Kings to fudle, and make Senates dance. O Mife! relate (for you can tell alone, Perhaps mcie high some darn; fon may foar, Wits have short Memories, and Dunces none) 620 Proud to my lift to add one Monarch more: And, nobly consciou», Princes are but things Born for first Ministers, as Slaves for Kings, "Tyrant fuprcm:! Thall three Est ites command, singular Epitalis of Poem, to end as this does, with And MAKE ONE MIGHTY DUNCIAD OF THE a Great Yawn; but we must consider it as the Yawa LAND!
604 of a God, and of powerful efiects. It is not out of More the had spoke, but yawn'd-All Nature Nature, moft long and grave counsels concluding in nods:
this very manner: Nor without Authority, the inWhat Marcal can resist the Yawn of Gods?
comparable Spenser having ended one of the mait considerable of his works with a Roar; but then it is the Roar of a Lion, the effects whereof arc de
scribed as the Catastrophe of the Poem. But if it be well considered, that whatever incli- Ver. 607. Churches and Chapels, &c.] The Pronation they might have to do mischief, her lons are gress of this Yawn, is judicious, natural, and worthy generally rendered harmless by their Inability; and to be noted. First it leizeth the Churches and Cha, that it is the common effect of Dulness (even in her pels; then catcheth the Schools, where, though the greateft efforts) to defeat her own design; the Poet, boys be unwilling to Neep, the Masters are not: Next I am persuadej, will be justified, and it will be al- Westminster-hall, much more hard indeed to fubdue, lowed that these worthy persons, in their several ranks, and not totally put to filence even by the Goddess : do as much as c in be expected from them.
Then the Convocation, which though extremely deVer. 585. The Cap and Switch, &c.] The God- sirous to speak, yet cannot: Even the House of dess's political balance of favour, in the distribution Commons, justly called the Sense of the Nation, is of her rewards, deserves our notice. It coafifts in loft (that is tu fay suspended) during the Yawn; (far joining with those Honours claimed by birth and be it from our Author to suggest it could be lott any high place, others more adapted to the genius and ta- longer !) but it spreadeth at large over all the rest of lents of the Candidates. And thus her great Fore- the Kingdom, to such a degree, that Palinurus himrunner, John of Leyden, King of Munster, ertered self (though as incapable of Neeping as Jupiter) yet on his Government, by making his ancient friend and noddeth for a moment, the effe&t of which, though companion, Knipperdolling, General of his Horse ever so momentary, could net but cause some Relaxaand Hangman. And had but Fortune seconded his tion, for the time, in all public affairs. SCRIBL. great schemes of Reformation, it is said, he would : Ver. 610. The Convocation gap'd, but couli not have established his whole Household on the fame speak ;] implying a great defire fo to do, as the Tealable fouting.
SCRIBL., learned Scholiate on the place rightly obferves. Ver. 590. Arachne's subtile line;] This is one Therefore bewäre, Reader, left thou take this Gape of the most ingenious employments aligned, and for a Yawn, which is attended with no defire bui io thereiore recummended oniy to Peers of Learning. go to reit: by no means the disposition of the ConOf weaving Stockings of the Webs of Spiders, see vocation; whose mclancholy case in Nort is this : She the Phil. Traní.
was, as reported, infected with the general influence Ver. 591. The Judge to dance his brother Ser. of the Goddess; and while she was yawning caregeant call:) Alluding perna's to that ancient and lessly at her ease, a w.nton Courtier took her at adtolemn Dance, intitled, A call of Sergeants.
vantage, and in the very nick clapid a Gag into her Ver. 598. Teach Kings to fiddle,] An ancient chops. Well therefore may we know her meaning amusement of Sovereiga Princes, (viz) Achilles, by her gaping; and this distressful pofture our poet Alexander, Nero; though despired by Themistocles, herc defcribes, just as the stands at this day, a fad who was a Republican-Make Senates dance, either example of the effects of Dulness and Malice unafter their Prince, or to Pontone, or Siberia. i checked, and despited.
BENTI. Ver. 606. What Mortal can reaft the Yawn of Ver. 615-618.] These Verses were written mi. Gods :) This verse is truly Homerical; as is the ny years ago, and may be found in the State Poems conciubon of the Action, where the great Mother of that time. So that Scribierus is mistaken, or who. composes all, in the lame manner as Minerva at the ever elle have imagined this Poem of-a frefrer date period of the Odyliey.-It may inilecd seem a very Ver. 630. Wits have shore Memories,] This seems
Relate, who first, wholaft refign'd to rett;
Thus at her felt approach, and secret might, Whofe Heads the partly, whole completely bleft; Art after Art goes out, anú all is Night: What charms could Fiction, what Ambition lull, See skulking Truth to her old cavern Aed, The Venal quiet, and entrance the Duil;
Mountains of Caruittry heap do'er head ! Till drown's was Sense, and Shame, and Right, and Philosop'ly, that lean'd on Heaven before, Wrong
625 Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more. O ang, and hush the Nations with thy Song! Phyfic of Metaphyfic begs defence,
And Metaphysic calls for aid on Sense!
650 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay,
Nor public Flame, nor private dares to shine: And all its varying Rain-bows die away.
Nor tuman Spark is left, nor Glimple divine ! Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires,
Lo! thy dread Empire, Chaos! is reitor’d, The meteor drops, and in a fluh expires.
Light dies before thy uncreating word:
And universal Darkness buries All.
the writings of some even of our most adored age
thors, in Divinity, Philosophy, Physics, Metaphy con to be the reason why the Poets, when they give us a &c. who are too good indeed to be named in such Catalogue, constantly call for help on the Mufes, compaay. wbo, as the Doughters of Memory, are obliged not 151d. Thesable Throne beholl] The sable Thrones to forget any thing. So Homer, Iliad i.
of Night and Chaos, here reprefented as advancing
to extinguish the light of the Sciences, in the firit Πληθυν δ' εκ αν μυθησομαι εδ' οιoμηνο, place blat out the Colours of Foney, and damp the Fι μη Ολυμπιαδες Μεσαι, Διoς αιγιοχειο
fire of Wit, before they proceed to their work. Θυγα ερες, μνησαιαθ'
Ver. 641. Truth to her old cavern fled.] Allude
ing to the saying of Democritus. That Truth laya And Virgil, men vii.
at the bottom of a deep well, from whence he had
drawn her: Though Butler says, He farit put her in, “ Et meministis enim, Divæ, et memorare potestis : before he drew her out. « Ad nos vix tenuis famz perlabitur aura.
Ver. 649. Religion blushing veils her sacred
fires,] Blushing as well at the memory of the past But our Poet had yet another reason for putting this overflow of Dulness, when the barbarous learning of Talk upon the Muse, that, all behjes being asleep, I so many ages was wholly employed in corrupting the only could relate what paficd. SCRIBL. the fimplicity, and defiling the purity of Religion, as
Ver. 624. The Venal quiet, and, &c.] It we.e at the view of these ber falfe supports in the present; a Problem worthy the solution of Mr. Ralph and of which it would be endless to recount the particuhis Patron, who had lights that we know nothing of, 1213. However, amidit the extinction of all other
Which required the greatest effort of our Lights, the is said only to withdraw hers! as hers Goddess's power, to intrance the Dull, or to quiet alone in its owa nature is unextinguishable and eterthe Venal. For though the Venal may be more un- nal. ruly than the Dull, yet, on the other hand, it de- Ver. 650. And unawares Morality expires.] It mands a much greater expence of her Virtue to in appears from hence that our Poet was of very diftrance than barely to quiet.
SCRIBL. fereat sentiments from the Author of the Character. Ver. 629. She comes ! The comes! &c.] Here istics, who has written a formal treatise on Virtue. the Musc, like Jove's Eagle, after a sudden stoop at to prove it not cnly rcal but durable, without the ignoble gume, foareth agun to the skies. As Pro- fupport of Religion. The word Cnawares alludes phecy hath ever been one of the chief provinces of to the confidence of chuse men, who suppose thac Pocký, our Poet here foretells from what we feel, Morality would flourish beit wirbouç it, and consewhat we are to fear; and in the style of other pro- quently to the surprize such would bein (if any tuch phets, hath used the suture tense for the preterit; there are) who indeed love Virtue, and yet do all fence what he lays fall be, is already to be seen, in they can to root out the Religion of their Couotry,
END OF THE SIXTH VOLUMB,
TRANSLATION of Homer's Iliad, l- --184 | The BASSET-TABLE, on Eclogue,
424 Recommendatury Poems, 301-306 Answer to a Qucítion of Mrs. Howe,
ib. SPRING, the first Paftoral,
306 Occafioned by fonie Verses of his Grace the Duke of SUMMER, the second Pastoral,
ib AUTUMN, the third Pastoral,
308 A Prologue to a Play for Mr. Dennis's Benefit, ib. WINTER, the fourth Pastoral, 309 Prologue to Sophonilba,
ib. MESSIAH, a Sacred Eclogue, 310 MACER, a Character,
425 Windsor FOREST,
311 | To Mr. MOORE, author of the WORM POWDER, ib. Ode on St. L'ecilia's Day, 314 | Song, by a Person of Quality, 1733,
ib. Two Choruses to che Tragedy of Brutus, 316 Un a certain Lady at Cuart, Odeon Solitude, ib. On his Grotto at Twickenham,
ib. The dying Christian to his Soui, 317 To Mrs. B. on her Birth-day,
ib. Islay on Criticism,
ib. To Mr. SOUTHERN, on his Birth-day, ib. The Rape of the Lock,
323 To Lady MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE, 427 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 330 The fourth Epistle of the First Book of Horace's Prologue to Mr. Additon's 'Tragedy of Caro. 331 Epistles,
ib. Epilogue'to Jane Shore, ib, Epigram on Mrs. TOFTS,
io. SAPPHO DO PHAON, an Epifle from Ovid, ib. Epigram on one who made long Epitaphs ib. ELOISA to ABELARD, an Episle,
ib. The TEMPLE of Fame,
337 'A Farewell to London, January and May, from Chaucer, 341 A Dialogue,
ib. The Wife of Bath, from Chaucer,
348 Epigram engraved on the Collar of a Dog, ib. The firft Book of STATIUS'S THE BAIS, 352 Epigram occafioned hy an Invitation to Court, ib. The Fable of DRYOPE,
359 : On an old Gate erected in Chiswick Gardens, ib. VERTUMNUS and POMONA, 360 A Fragment,
ib. Imitations of English Poets.
Verses left by Mr. Pope, on his lying in the same CHAUCER,
361 Bed which Witmot the celebrated Earl of Rochels SPENCER, the Alley,
ter flept in, at Adderbury, then belonging to the WALLER, of a Lady finging to her Lute, 362
Duke of Argyle,
429 Ona Fan, ib. Verses to Mr. C. St. James's Place,
ib. Cowley, the Garden,
363 1. On CHARLES Earl or DORSET, ib. E. of RocxESTER, on Silence,
ib. II. On Sir WILLIAM TRUMBAL, E. of DORSET, ARTIMI$11,
ib. III. On the Hon. Simon HARCOURT, only son PHRYNE,
ib. SWIFT, the Happy Life of a Country Parson, IV. On JAMES CRAGGS, Esq.
ib. An Essay on SATIRE, in Three Parts, 364–367 V. Intended for Mr. Rowe,
430 Essay on Man, in Four Epistles, 369-378 VI. On Mrs. CORBET, who died of a Cancer in The UNIVERSAL PRAYER,
ib, MORAL ESSAYS, in Five Epiftles,
VII. On the Monument of the Hon. ROBERT PROLOGUE to the SATIRES.
DigBy, and of his Sitter MARY, 1727, ib. Satires and Epifles of HORACE imitated, 398—407 VIII. On Sir GODFREY KNELLER,
ib. SATIRES of Dr. John DONNE, versified, 410 411 IX. On General HENRY WITHERS, ib, Epilogue to the SATIRE S two Dialogucs, 413--415
X. On Mr ELIJAH FENTON,
ib. Imitations of HORACE,
XII. Intended for Sir Isaac NEWTON Onreceiving from the Right Hon. the Lady FRANCIS XIII. On Dr. FRANCIS ATTERBURY. .ib.
SHIRLEY, a ftandish and two pens, 419 XIV. On EDMUND, Duke of Buckingham, ib. TO ROBERT Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, 420 XV. For one who would not be buried in WestTO JAMES CRAGGS, Esq. Secretary of State, ib.
ib. To Mr. JERVAS, with Mr. DæYDIN's Translation Another on the same,
ib. of FRESNOY's Art of Painting, ib. XVI. on Lord CONINGSBY
ib. To Mifs BLOUNT, with VOITURI's Works, 4210. BUTLER's monument
432 On her leaving the town after the Coronation, 422 DUNGIAD, four Booki,