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(7) But I answer you right painted Cloth.] This alludes to the Fashion, in old Tapestry Hangings, of Motto's and moral Sentences from the Mouths of the Figures work'd or painted in them. The Poet again hints at this Custom in his Poem, call’d, Tarquin and Lucrece:

Who fears a Sentence, or an old Man's Saw,
Shall by a painted Cloth be kept in Afwe,

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