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Page 63. The amiable and accomplished young Nobleman who is addressed in this Epistle, after having given to his Parents and Country the fairest hopes, was cut off at Bologna, the 11th of September, 1744, by the small pox, on the evening of his nine. teenth birth-day.
Dr. Dalton, his tutor, the author, was born near Whitehaven in Cumberland, and educated in Queen's College, Oxford. He took his doctor's degree in the year 1750, and at his death in 1763, was prebendary of Worcester and rector of St. Mary at Hill, in London. Besides his poems in these volumes, he obliged the public with a volume of Sermons, and adapted to the theatre the Comus of Milton.
Page 74. The Lord Hervey who wrote this Epistle, was John, second son to the first Hervey, Earl of Bristol. He distinguished himself by his attachment to Whiggism, and his zealous support of Walpole. He was called up to the House of Lords in 1733, and died in the life-time of his father. Pope, who had even more malignity than wit, lampooned him without mercy, in the character of Sporus. Lord Hervey, however, though inferior to Pope as a poet, was in other respects a far better writer. His political tracts
have rarely been equalled, and he certainly was supe-
This address of his Lordship to his Friend, is a
75. Permit me, Ickworth, rest, and health at last,]
Page 85. To Wyndham, strength, and grace, and fire,
ib. To Granville parts to save a sinking state.] John
92. Before a Lonsdale's head, a Lonsdale's heart.]
The late Lord.
102. Bow, Filmer, bow! to hell's tremendous throne,]
ib. And thou, blest Martyr, in fair Freedom's cause,]
Page 106. Where hail and snow renew their treasur'd
-ere Bernard eat.] A Frenchman,
rendered famous for a most extravagant expence in
-consult with Sloane,] Sir Hans
-the bounties of Germain.] Lady
Page 140. The amiable Writer of this Epistle,
castle belonging to the Earl of Oxford.
-That castle opposite,] A
148. Go, search for Athens, &c.] See Wheeler's
ib. Where He, whom only dauntless Philip fear'd,]
Cowper, Talbot, Somers, York,-]
Respectively High Chancellors of Great Britain.
sent Earl of Mansfield.
Page 157. Mr. Cooper was of Thurgarton in the