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O for an Aretine*, to scourge from hence
Ye rugged rocks! which lioly knees have worn.
Epistle of Eloisa to Abelard.
But loftier” honors and" more” noisy fame
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.Sat habeo.
Ecco il flagello
Orlando Furioso, can. 46. stan. 14.
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,
nembro. I Sovrani ed i Grandi volevano quasi per pompa nelle 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,
noble or ignoble scribbler. The following specimens may serve to illustrate :
To the Most Noble Prince, the Duke of Dorset.
So clear antiquity revives in thee,
To the Right Honorable the Earl Spencer.
Transcendunt Lord, accept this verse from me,
To the Right Honorable the Earl Moira.
To thee, that art the glory of our days,
And patron of all princely gentleness,
To be accepted of thy nobleness.
Therefore, Great Lord, vouchsafe this book to take,
He, witless Lord! for Dorset labors hard,
To the Right Honorable Lord Holland.
Most favored Lord, in whose pure intellect,
(The Temple of divine Humanity,) Th' eternal Muse's triumph with affect
Of all that lives above the lamping sky.
To the Right Honorable the Earl of Granard.
Yet may I not my thankful labours cease,
Till this sweet work in part I dedicate
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 encountered, for the greater part is absolutely unintelligible at the present time!
And then, the Princely Regent of these realms
Lord Thurlow has undoubtedly mistaken his talents, and should rather have been
Ouvrier estimé dans un art necessaire
BOIL. Art, Poet. chant 4.
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
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