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1822 Excerpt: ...that she retains a dutiful admiration of her
father's family, but divides her favours, and generally lives with
her mother's relations. However, this is not necessity, but choice:
were Wisdom her governess, she might have much more of the father
than the mother; especially in such an age as this, which shows a
due passion for her charms. Tanto major Famse sitis est, qaam
Virtutis. Juv. Sat. 10. My yerse is satire; Dorset lend your ear,
And patronize a Muse you cannot fear. To poets sacred is a Dorset's
name, Their wonted passport through the gates of Fame: It bribes
the partial reader into praise, And throws a glory round the
shelter'd lays: The dazzled judgment fewer faults can see, And
gives applause to Blackmore, or to me. But you decline the mistress
we pursue; Others are fond of Fame, but Fame of you. Instructive
Satire true to Virtue's cause Thou shining supplement of public
laws When flatter'd crimes of a licentious age Reproach our
silence, and demand our rage; When purchased follies, from each
distant land, Like arts, improve in Britain's skilful hand; When
the Law shows her teeth, but dares not bite, And South Sea
treasures are not brought to light; When churchmen Scripture for
the classics quit, Polite apostates from God's grace to wit' When
men grow great from their revenue spent, And fly from bailiffs into
parliament; When dying sinners, to blot out their score, Bequeath
the Church the leavings of a whore; To chafe our spleen, when
themes like these in-crease, Shall panegyric reign, and censure
cease? Shall poesy, like law, turn wrong to right, And dedications
wash an Ethiop white? Set up each senseless wretch for Nature's
boast, On whom praise shines, as trophies on a post? Shall funeral
Eloquence her colours spread, And scatter roses on ...
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