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O for an Aretine”, to scourge from hence 155
Aristrocats, who fetter common sense;
Ye rugged rocks! which holy knees have worn.
Quit'st the mild blessing to explore its cause.
And dulling delight, by exploring its cause. Moon E. But “ loftier” honors and “more” noisy fame Attend the “son” of gentle Buckingham”. - Pope. If I have said too much of his lordship's poetry, I believe I have said too little of his titles, and hasten to give an erratum on a subject of such importance. For “ Lord George Grenville,” then, read “Lord George Grenville-Temple Nugent,” or “Lord George Grenville-Nugent Temple,” which the reader pleases.—
De' Principi, il divin Aretino. Orlando Furioso, can. 46. stan. 14. So says Ariosto. See also Giambatista Chiaramonti. Le Accademie non erano celebri, se non era l'Aretino loro
* Lord G. is son to the Marquess of Buckingham.
Chain reason down, and urge their course along,
Tor soundest judgment and unbending brow,)
membro. I Sovrani ed i Grandi volevano quasi per pompanelle loro Gallerie l' effigie dell’Aretino o in midaglia o in statua o in tela. * This nobleman has thrown before the public an imperfect poem; to which are affixed a few of the most wretched sonnets,
(elegidia crudi dictarunt proceres) that ever disgraced either a
Turn general Puffer to a noble throng,
Praise Peers in sonnets, Princes in a song. 17O
noble or ignoble scribbler. The following specimens may serve
To the Most Noble Prince, the Duke of Dorset.
So clear antiquity revives in thee,
The living record of mobility.
To the Right Honorable the Earl Spencer.
Transcendant Lord, accept this verse from me,
Made for all time, but yet unworthy thee.
To the Right Honorable the Earl Moira.
And patron of all princely gentleness,
Therefore, Great Lord, vouchsafe this book to take,
Both for its own, and for its author's sake.
He, -withess Lord! for Dorset labors hard,
For Spencer, Moira, Holland, and Granard:
Most furored Lord, in whose pure intellect,
Of all that lives above the lamping sky.
To the Right Honorable the Earl of Granard.
Yet may I not my thankful labours cease,
To you, Heroick Lord, in War or Peace
May it not reasonably be anticipated, that in some future age,
if a copy of this should then be extant, it would prove a more
difficult undertaking to explain, than ever Commentator encoun
tered, for the greater part is absolutely unintelligible at the
present time !
And then, the Princely Regent of these realms
With one vast stream of fustian overwhelms.
Lord Thurlow has undoubtedly mistaken his talents, and should rather have been
Ouvrier estimé dans un art necessaire
Is it to be endured that a publication like this should pass through a first edition in the course of a few months, while so many of far superior merit “rot on the mouldering shelves?” but it may easily be explained—they are not the works of “a Rhyming Peer''' Haud facile emergunt, quorum virtutibus obstat
Res angusta domi. Juv. Sat. 3.
By the bye, if I mistake not, Lord Thurlow holds a patent place under the Chancellor, called “Clerk of the Custodies of