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P. 40. V. 354. in each a little plant.
Unfolds its boughs-]
and oft this care
PARAD. L. B. 1x. V. 20.
Best screen thy mansion )
PARAD. Reg. B. iv. V. 405.
SporT THAT WRINKLED CARE DERIDES,
Milton's ALLEGRO, V. 31.
Oft interlac'd occur-]
Spenser, FAERY Queen, B. v. C. v. St. 22.
To heaven aspire, affording prospekt sweet
It was a hill
PARAD. L. B. XI. V. 377.
Parad. Reg. B. 11. V. 285.
PARAD, L. B. ix. V. 115.
Ştat. THEBAID. 111. 69.
P. 64, V. 591. Add to that part of the Note, which mentions the
family of Hackluyts--] By Eaton Leland means Yetton. The Author of the Magna Britan , nia, already cited, mentiens “ Yetton, in the hundred of Wigmore, «« famous for being the lordship of the Hackluyts, an ancient family in " these parts ; of which was that eminent historian Mr. Richard Hack« luyt, who published a body of Voyages, and was a great encourager “ of adventurers in the reign of K. James I.”
P. 65. V. 592. Add to this Note.] Rigid fight is from Ovid - RIGIDI certamina MArtis.
Met, vill. 20. P. 66. V. 602. Add to this Note.] Pope in a letter to Aaron Hill, Esq. dated Twickenham, Dec. 22, 173 , contradicts his intending the character of Timon for the Duke of Chandos. “ If there is truth in the world I declare to you I never « imagined the leait application of what I said of Timon could be so made to the Duke of Chandos, than whom there is scarce a more “ blameless, worthy, and generous beneficent character among all the • nobility.” In the latter end of the letter, he says, “ it would or have been a pleasure to me to have found some friend saying a word “ in my juftification against a malicious falsehood.”
This letter also contains some very high-flown compliments to the gentleman to whom it was addressed, on a tragedy of his which had been ill received. Aaron Hill was (as a very judicious Critic * has juftly termed him) “ an affected, fuftian writer." Pope, who was not prone to admiration, could hardly have differed from the general opinion of the Public, so much as he professes to have done. The fincerity of the -whole of the letter may therefore possibly be doubted, and he might with, by complimenting Mr. Hill, to induce him to take pains to refute a story by which the credit of Pope had begun to suffer in the world, and which was so generally believed and resented. Lady Wortley Motague, among others, attacked him upon it, in her Verses to the Imitator of Horace.
But if thou see'st a great and generous heart, Thy bow is doubly bent to force a dart. Not only justice vainly we demand, But even benefits can't rein thy hand ; To this, or that, alike we vainly trust, Nor find thee less ungrateful than unjust. P. 67. V. 608. Add to the Note.] James, the fourth Earl of Salisbury, father to the Nobleman here complimented, became a convert to the Roman Catholic religion, and was presented as a Popish Recusant by the Grand Jury of Middlesex, in 1688. In the following year it was resolved by the House of Commons, that he and Henry Earl of Peterborough should be impeached of high trea
* Dr, Warton.
fon, for departing from their allegiance, and being reconciled to the Church of Rome : but the prosecution was waved. He was afterwards suspected of engaging in a project for the restoration of K. James; and died in 1694.
P. 71. V.633. Add to the Note.] Henry, Earl of Worcester, great-grandfather of the Nobleman here mentioned, was supposed to be the richest English Peer of his time, but dispersed a great part of his fortune by the very expensive part he took in the national commotions. It is said to have been greatly owing to him that. Charles I. was enabled to make so respectable a figure at the commencement of the war. Soon afterwards he was created Marquis of Worcester. He defended his castle of Ragland, in Monmouthshire, for several years at his own pesonal expence, against the Parliament forces; but surrendered in 1646, on a capitulation, the articles of which were violated, and he died in confinement the latter end of that year.- Henry Marquis of Worcester, his grandson, was created Duke of Beaufort towards the latter end of Charles II.'s reign. He exerted himself much in opposition to the invasion of the Duke of Monmouth; and, in 1688, endeavoured to secure Bristol against the adherents of the Prince of Orange; on whose elevation to the crown he refused to take the oaths.
P. 75. V. 665. Add to the Note.]
Her name on every tree I will endoss,
THAT, AS THE TREES DO GROW, HER NAME MAY GROW. P. 84. V.753. Add to the Note.] Milton also mentions,
the crested cock, whose CLARION sounds The filent hours
PARAD. L. B. vii. V. 443. P. 88. V.981. Add to the Note.] Mr. Oldham, in his Satire against Poetry, introduces the ghoft of Spenser discouraging the pursuit of Poetry, and shewing, from his own experience and example, that poverty and contempt were its inseparable attendants. Otway also, in his Prologue to Constantine the Great, warns as of the miseries of a life devoted to the Muses.
All you, who have male issue born
How Butler's faith and service were return'd.
Dummodo PURPUREO SPUMENT MIHI DOLIA MUSTO,
P. 102. V. 64. Soft whispering airs, and the lark's matin fong
Now woo to musing-
PARAD. L. B. vini. V. 515. :
PARAD. Reg. B. iv. V. 247.
from deuy eve
To early day-spring- ] :
from noon To DEWY Eve.
PARAD. L. B. 1. V. 743.
PARAD. L. B. ix. V. 450.
Debarra bi grape _1 • Ingenium quod excitet vinum, ex eo clariffime intelligitur, quod " ad Poesin, quæ res ingenii eft, mirifice disponat. Perpetuo ab anti. «r quitate creditum eft, et ipsa res docet, VINI CALOREM POETARUM “ FUROREM ET IMPETUM EXCITARE, et Bacchi et Apollinis furorem sc unum esse eundemque; quamobrem Ovidius vino carens de se conqueritur.
“ Impetus ille facer qui vatum pectora nutrit,
Haller. PHYSIOL. L. XVII. Sect. 1.130
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