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castle: Secondly, contracted to Thomas Thynne, Esq. of Longleate, who was assassinated, as he was riding through Pall-mall in his coach, at the instigation of Count Coningsmarck, through the hope of succeeding with the Lady, if he could remove Mr. Thynne: Thirdly, to Charles Seymour Duke of Somerset. Her Grace, who was one of the greatest ornaments of Queen Anne's court, succeeded the Dutches of Marl borough as groom of the stole, and died Nov. 23, 1722, aged 56. She was mother of Algernon Duke of Somerset, and grandmother to Lady Elizabeth Sey. mour, late Dutchess of Northumberland.
-] Catharine, eldest daughter of Thomas Earl of Thanet, married Edward Watson Lord Rockingham.
ASHBURNHAM- -] Mary, youngest daughter to James Duke of Ormond, married John Lord Ashburnham, and died about fifteen months after. Swift, writing to Stella, thus mentions her death. "I am just now told that poor dear Lady Ashburnham, the Duke of Ormond's daughter, died yesterday at her country-house. The poor creature was with child. She was my greatest favorite, and I am in excessive concern for her loss. I hardly knew a more valuable person on all accounts. You must have heard me talk of her. I am afraid to see the Duke and Dutchess. She was naturally very healthy; I fear she has been thrown away for want of care. Pray condole with me. 'Tis extremely moving. Her Lord is a puppy; and I shall never think it worth
my while to be troubled with him now he has lost all
Page 133. It is evident, at first sight, that the idea of this Epistle was suggested by the celebrated one of ADDISON, to Sir GODFREY KNELLER, in conjunction perhaps with the preceding.
134. In HARVEY'S glorious aweful mien.] Miss Harvey, afterwards Mrs. Phipps; who died about the year 1753.
135. Where FITZROY moves, resplendent Fair;] Lady Caroline Fitzroy, late Countess of Harrington. ibid. Though STANHOPE's more than Paris bless'd.] The late Earl of Harrington.
ibid. So CLEVELAND shown in warlike pride,] The Dutchess, among the Beauties at Windsor, in the cha racter of Pallas.
135. So GRAFTON, &c.] The Dutchess, among the Beauties at Hampton Court.
ibid. Ten Queens of Beauty, sure I see!
Yet sure the true is EMILY:] Lady Emily Lennox, Dutchess of Leinster; since married to Mr.
Ogilvie. ibid. smiling CAPEL] Lady Mary, afterterwards married to Admiral Forbes.
136. Place charming BERKLEY, Proserpine,] Countess of Berkley, afterwards married to the late Earl Nugent.
ibid. AYLESBURY like hoary Neptune's Queen.] Countess of Aylesbury, married to the Honorable Henry Seymour Conway.
ibid. The new Aurora, LYTTLETON :] Lucy Fortescue, the amiable and lamented wife of the first Lord Lyttleton.
ibid. Such Guido's pencil beauty-tip'd,] Guido's Aurora in the Respigliori palace at Rome.
ibid. Like Dian, STRAFFORD woos the sight;] Countess of Strafford.
137. From CARPENTER we guess; or see,] All beauteous MANNERS, beam from thee.] Miss Carpenter, afterwards Countess of Egremont, and since married to Count Bruhl.
ibid. How blithe she look'd, let FANNY tell;] Miss Fanny Macartney, afterwards the wife of Fulke Greville.
ibid. Another Goddess, &c.] Pomona.
137. Must own each Stonehouse meets in PITT.] Miss Atkins, now Lady Rivers.
-] Late Countess
of Bristol, and nominal Dutchess of Kingston.
since married to Mr. Penn.
-her dear Resemblance gone,] Lady Sophia
ibid. Fermor, Countess of Granville, died in 1745. 138. Two beauteous Nymphs] Miss Mary Evelyn.
Page 143. And on the Scraper's art rely, &c.] It may not, perhaps, be impertinent to observe, that this title is applied to that species of engravers, who prepare the plates for Metzotinto impressions.
145. Humanely thoughtful how to save
The starving thousands from the grave.] I shall not, by relating the whole of the transaction to which I allude, suppose any one ignorant of that splendid Act of Humanity which, during the last war in Canada, reflected so much honor upon Lord Amherst, and, through him, upon his Country and his nature.
159. And kindly bid the sorrowing Pair
To urge their steps and enter there.] While I was amusing myself with this Composition, I was asked who the Lady of Fashion might be, whom I had join'd
with Mr. F. in this penitential progress? It may therefore be proper, for the satisfaction of enquirers, to say something concerning her :
She is not a Lady of Fashion, for she seldom appears in public; and when she does, no one of the TON will own an acquaintance with her. She is of a very ancient family and high birth, and all the Monarchs in Europe, with their Ministers, Favorites, &c. ac, knowledge her in their closets. And I should be glad, for I am myself well acquainted with her salu, tary influence, to recommend her to the immediate intimacy of our Young Men and Women of Fashionthat she might be saved the disagreeable necessity of intruding herself upon them at some future period of their lives.-The Lady's name is REPENTANCE. 152. Gives to a dragon's form, the wound
That lays the monster on the ground. ] A Picture, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Page 153. "This noble and eminent Person, was the second son of the Lord Chancellor Hardwicke. He had been, for many years, in the first reputation at the bar; and, having passed through the offices of solicitor and attorney-general, was, himself, made lord chancellor in January 1770, but died soon after his appointment to that high dignity.-Luctuosum hoc suis; acerbum patriae; grave bonis omnibus.