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ANOTHER, AT CHESTER.
ANOTHER, AT CHESTER, The walls of this town
Are full of renown, And strangers delight to walk round 'em :
But as for the dwellers,
Both buyers and sellers, For me, you may hang 'ein, or drown 'em,
ANOTHER, AT HOLYHEAD *: O Neptune! Neptune! must I still Be here'detain'd against my will ? Is this your justice, when I'm come Above two hundred miles from home! O'er mountains steep, o'er dusty plains, Half chok'd with dust, half drown'd with rains; Only your Godship to implore, To let me kiss your other shore? A boon so small! but I may weep, While you're, like Baal, fast asleep.
TII. ANOTHER, WRITTEN UPON A WINDOW WHERE
THERE WAS NO WRITING BEFORE.
Thanks to my stars, I once can see
VIII. ON SEEING VERSES WRITTEN UPON WINDOWS
The sage, who said he should be proud
Of windows in his breast, Because he ne'er a thought allewd
That might not be confest; * These verses are signed J Kw; but written, as it is piee sumed, in Dr. Swift's hand. D. S.
His window scrawld by every rake,
His breast again would cover; And fairly bid the Devil take
The diamond and the lover.
And you can do as much :
And thine I swear are such,
That love is the Devil, I'll prove when requir'd;
Those rhymers abundantly show it:
And the Devil's a damnable poet.
TO JANUS, ON NEW-YEAR'S DAY. 1726.
Two-faca Janus, god of Time!
God of Time, if you be wise,
Drown your morals, madam cries,
• Ireland. H.
A PASTORAL DIALOGUE,
WRITTEN AFTER THE NEWS OF THE KING'S DEATH
RICHMOND LODG E is a house with a small park belonging to the
Crown. It was usually granted by the Crown for a lease of years. The duke of Ormond was the last who had it. After his exile, it was given to the Prince of Wales by the King. The Prince and Princess usually passed their summer there,
It is within a mile of Richmond, MARBLE HILL is a house built by Mrs. Howard, then of the bed.
chamber, afterward countess of Suffolk, and groom of the stole to the Queen. It is on the Middlesex side, near Twickenham, where Mr. Pope lived, and about two miles from Richmond Lodge. Mr. Pope was the contriver of the gardens, lord Here bert the architect, the Dean of St. Patrick's chief butler and keeper of the Ice-house. Upon King George's death, these two houses met, and had the following dialogue.
In spite of Pope, in spite of Gay,
Last Friday night, as neighbours use,
* George I, who died after a short sickness by eating a melon, at Osnabrug, in his way to Hanover, June 11,1727.-The poem was carried to court, and read to king George Il. and queen Caroline. H.