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"Septimius, Claudi, nimirum intelligit unus,
Quanti me facias, &c."
DEAR Dick*, howe'er it comes into his head,
Believes as firmly as he does his creed,
and I, Sir, are extremely great;
* Richard Shelton Esquire. VOL. II.
From this wild fancy, Sir, there may proceed
To fhun this censure, I all fhame lay by ;
inmost foul :
will find in letters and in laws Not unexpert, firm to his country's cause, Warm in the glorious interest you pursue, And, in one word, a good man and a true.
To Mr. HARLEY, wounded by GUISCARD, 1711,
* Ab ipfo
“ Ducit opes animumque ferro."
N one great now, superior to an age,
The full extremes of Nature's force we find : How heavenly Virtue can exalt; or Rage
Infernal how degrade the human mind.
He chews revenge, abjuring his offence:
Infix'd, our dauntless Briton scarce perceives :
Harley, great counsellor, extends thy faine :
In brass and marble carves thy deathless name,
Faithful assertor of thy country's cause,
Britain with tears shall bathe thy glorious wound :
Reflecting, that diffus'd the public woe ;
Our Queen, our Saint, with sacrificing breath
O breast bewail'd by earth : preserv'd by Heaven ! No higher can aspiring Virtue foar:
Enough to thec of grief and fame is given.
AN EXTEMPORE INVITATION
Earl of OXFORD, Lord High Treasurer, 1712.
UR weekly friends to-morrow meet
At Matthew's palace, in Duke-street,