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EPISTLE VIII.

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.

EPISTLE IX.

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-
rior to the Satirist, as a scholar.

This address of his Lordship to his Friend, is a
paraphrastic imitation of Horace, B. II. Ode 6.

75. Permit me, Ickworth, rest, and health at last,]
Ickworth in Suffolk, has long been the residence of
the Herveys.

EPISTLE XI.

Page 85. To Wyndham, strength, and grace, and fire,
and weight;] Sir William Wyndham.

ib. To Granville parts to save a sinking state.] John
Earl of Granville.

92. Before a Lonsdale's head, a Lonsdale's heart.]

The late Lord.

102. Bow, Filmer, bow! to hell's tremendous throne,]
Sir Robert Filmer, author of "Patriarcha, or, the
"Natural Power of Kings," and other pieces of the
same tendency. He was confuted by Mr. Locke, in
his Essay on Government.

ib. And thou, blest Martyr, in fair Freedom's cause,]
Algernon Sydney.

EPISTLE XII.

Page 106. Where hail and snow renew their treasur'd
store:] Job xxxviii. 22.
107.
-great Charles,———————
-] Charles V.
Emperor of Germany, who in his retirement amused
himself with puppets. See STRADA, de bello Belgico.

eating.

ib.

Sloane.

114.

-ere Bernard eat.] A Frenchman,

rendered famous for a most extravagant expence in

-consult with Sloane,] Sir Hans

EPISTLE XIII.

Page 121.
Elizabeth Germain.

-the bounties of Germain.] Lady

EPISTLE XVII.

Page 140. The amiable Writer of this Epistle,
was educated at Eton, and succeeded to a fellowship
of King's. Having taken orders, he was instituted to
the rectory of Kingsland in Herefordshire, a living of
which he was patron. The friend he here addresses,
whilst Bishop of Litchfield, preferred him to the arch-
deaconry of Derby, and the prebendal stall he
held with it. Besides the several compositions
which these volumes contain, there are many imita-
tions of Horace by him, interspersed in Mr. Dun-
combe's edition, though not distinguished by his

name.

EPISTLE XVIII.

Page 146.

castle belonging to the Earl of Oxford.

-That castle opposite,] A

148. Go, search for Athens, &c.] See Wheeler's
Travels, p. 346, 7, 380, 300.

ib. Where He, whom only dauntless Philip fear'd,]
Demosthenes.

EPISTLE XIX,

Page 154.

Cowper, Talbot, Somers, York,-]

Respectively High Chancellors of Great Britain.
-Murray] The pre-

ib.

sent Earl of Mansfield.

EPISTLE XXI.

Page 157. Mr. Cooper was of Thurgarton in the
county of Nottingham, and possessed from his fa-
ther a considerable fortune. He received his gram-
matical education at Westminster, and afterwards
passed between two and three years at Cambridge, as
a fellow-commoner of Trinity. Having married
early he retired to his paternal seat, and there died,
in 1769, of the stone.

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