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They summon all her race : an endless band All gaze with ardour: some a poet's name,
| thief, finding himself detected) “ do not expose On horse, on foot, in hacks, and gilded chariots: me, I did it for mere want; be so good but to All who true Dunces in her cause appeara, take it privately out of my pocket again, and say And all who knw those Dnnces to reward.
| nothing" The honest man did so, but the other Amid that arca wide they took their stand,
| cried out, “ See, gentlemen, what a thief we Where the tall May pole once o'crlook'd the have among us! look, he is stealing my handBut now (s0 Agine and Piery ordain) (Strand,
kerchief!" A church collects the saints of Drury-lane, 30
Some time before, he had borrowed of Dr. With authors, stationers obey'd the call
Arbuthnot a paper called an Historico-physical (The field of glory is a field for all).
account of the South Sea ; and of Mr. Pope, the Glory and gain, th' industrious tribe provoke;
Memoirs of a Parish Clerk, which for two years And gentle Dulness ever loves a joke.
be kept, and read to the rev. Dr. Young, F. A poet's form she plac'd before their eyes.
Billers, Esq. and many others, as his own. Being And bade the nimblest racer seize the prize ;
applied to for them, he pretended they were lost, No meagre, muse-rid mope, adust and thin,
but there happening to be another copy of the In a dun night-gown of his own loose skin,
letter, it came out in Swift and Pope's MiscelBut such a bulk as no twelve hards could raise,
lanies. Upua this, it seems, he was so far mis. Twelve starveling bards of these degenerate days. taken as to confess his proceeding by an endeavour All as a partridge plump, full-fed and fair. 40 to bide it : unguardedly printing (in the Daily She form'd this image of well-body'd air;
Journal of April 3. 1728) “ That the contempt With pert flat eyes she window'd well its head ;
which he and others had for those pieces," (which A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead;
only himself had shown, and handed about as bis And empty words she gave, and sounding strain,
own)“ occasioned their being lost, and for that. But senseless, lifeless! idol void and rain !
cause only not returned.” A fact, of which as Never was dash'd out at one lucky hit,
none but he could be conscious, none but he A fool, so just a copy of a wit;
could be the publisher of it. The plagiarisms of So like, that critics said, and courtiers swore,
this person gave occasion to the following epiA wit it was, and call'd the phantom More 50 gram:
Moore always smiles wheneyer he recites; * REMARKS.
He smiles (you think) approving what he writes,
And yet in this no vanity is shown; entered into so far, as to cause him to ride on an! A modest man may like what's not his own. elephant to the Capitol, and to hold a soleinn | This young gentleman's whole misfortune was festival on his coronation ; at which it is recorded
| too inordinate a passion to be thought a wit. Here the poet himself was so transported as to weep
is a very strong instance attested by Mr. Saraye, for joy*. He was ever after a constant frequenter son of the late earl Rivess; who having shown of the pore's table, drank abundantly, and
some verses af his in manuscript to Mr. Moore, poured forth verses without number. Paulus
wherein Mr. Pope was called first of the tuneful Jovius, Elog. Vir. doct. cap. lxxxiii. Some idea
| train, Mr. Moore the next morning sent to Mr. of his poetry is given by Fam. Strada, in his
Savage to desire him to give those verses another Prolusions.
turn, to wit, “That Pape might now be the * See Life of C. C. chap. vi. p. 149.
tìrst, because Moore had left himn unrivalled, in • Ver. 34. And gentle Dulness ever loves a joke.] turning his style to comedy." This was during This species of mirth called a joke, arising from a malentendu, may be well supposed to be the
only work; the town condemned it in the action, delight of Dulness."
but he printed it in 1926-7, with this modest Ver. 47. Never was dash'd nut, at one lucky
wwly motto, hit,] Our author here seerns willing to give some
“ Hic coestus, artemque repono." account of the possibility of Bulness inaking a The smaller picces which we have heard attributed wit (which couid be done no other way than by to this author are, An Epigram on the Bridge at chance). The fiction is the more reconciled to Blenheim, by Dr. Evans : Cosmelia, by Mr. Pit, probability by the known story of Apelles, who Mr. Jones, &c. The Mock Marriage of a mad being at a loss to express the foam of Alex. Divine, with a Cl. for a Parson, by Dr. w, ander's borse, dashed his pencil in despair at the The Saw-pit, a Simile by a friend. Certain picture, and happened to do it by that fortunate Physical works on Sir James Baker; and some stroke
unowned Letters, Advertisements, and Epigrams Ver. 50, and call'd the phantom More.] Curll, against our author in the Daily Journal. in his Kcy to the Dunciad, affirmed this to be Notwithstanding what is here collected of the James-Moore Smith, Esq; and it is probable person imagined by Curll to be meant in this (considering what is said of him in the testimonies) | place, we cannot be of that opinion ; since our that some might fancy our author obliged to re- poet had certainly no need of vindicating half present this gentleman as a plagiary, or to pass a dozen verses to himself, which every reader for one himself. His case indeed was like that of had done for him ; since the name itself is a man I have heard of, who, as he was sit- not spelled Moore, but More; and lastly, sinco ting in company, perceived his next neighbour the learned Scriblerus has so well proved tho had stolen his handkerchief ; “ Sir," (said the contrary.
But lofty Lintot in the circle rose:
| Full in the middle way there stood a lake, 170 “ This prize is mine; who tempt it are my foes; Which Curll's Corinna chanc'd that morn to make; With me began this genius, and shall end."
(Such was her wont, at early dawn to drop He spoke: and who with Lintot shall contend? Her evening cates before his neighbour's shop)
Fear held them mute. Alone, untaught to fear Here fortun'd Curll to slide ; loud shout the band, Stood dauntless Curll; “ Behold that rival here, And Bernard ! Bernard ! rings through all the The race by vigour, not by vaunts, is won ;
Strand. So take the hindmost, Uell," (he said) and run. Obscene with filth the miscreant lies hewray'd, Swift as a bard the bailiff leares behind, [60 Fall'n in the plash his wiokedness lrad laid : He left huge Lintot, and out-stript the wind. Then first (if poets aught of truth declare) As when a dab-chick waddles through the copse The caitiff vaticide conceiv'd a prayer. On feet and wings, and Aies, and wades, and hops; Hear, Jove! whose name my barus and I adore, So labouring on, with shoulders, hands, and head, As much at least as any gods, or more; 80 Wide as a wind-inill all his fingers spread,
And him and his if morc devotion warmy, With arins expanded Bernard rows his state, Down with the Bible, up with the Pope's Arms, And left-legg'd Jacob seems to emulate.
A place there is, betwixt earth, air, and seas,
Where, from ambrosia, Jove retires for ease, REMARKS.
There in his scat two spacious vents appear, Ver. 50. the phantom More.] It appears from On this he sits, to that he leans bis ear, hence, that this is not the name of a real person, And hears the various vows of fond mankind; but fictitious. More from pūpos, stultus, fwpia, Some beg an eastern, soine a western wind : stultitia, to represent the folly of a plagiary. Thus All vain petitions, mounting to the sky, Erasmus, Admonuit me Mori cognomen tibi, With reams abundant this abode supply ; 90 quod tam ad Moriæ vocabulum accedit quam es | Amus'd he reads, and then returns the bills ipse a re alienus. Dedication of Morja Encomium Sign'd with that ichor which from gods distills. to sir 'Tho. More; the farewell of which may be in office here fair Cloacina stands, our author's to his plagiary, Vale, More! et And ministers to Jove with purest hands. moriam tuam gnaviter defende. Adieu ! More ! and be sure strongly to defend thy own folly.
Scribl. | Thetis, and Æneas from Venus), at once instrucVer. 53. But lofty Lintot] We enter here tive and prophetical: after this he is unrivalled, upon the episode of the booksellers ; persons, and triumphant." whose names being more known and famous in the The tribute our author here pays him is a learned world than those of the authors in this grateful return for several unmerited obligations: poem, do therefore need less explanation. The many weighty animadversions on the public action of Mr. Lintot here imitates that of Dares affairs, and many excellent and diverting pieces in Virgil, rising just in this manner to lay hold on on private persons, has he given to his name. a ball. This eminent bookseller printed the Rival If ever he owed two verses to any other, he owed Modes before-mentioned.
Mr. Curll some thousands. He was every day Ver. 58. Stood dauntless Curll ;] We come extending his faine, and enlarging his writings: now to a character of much respect, that of Mr. witness innumerable instances; but it shall suf. Edmund Curll. As a plain repetition of great tice only to mention the Court Poems, which he actions is the best praise of them, we shall only meant to publish as the work of the true writer, say of this eminent man, that he carried the trade a lacy of quality ; but being first threatened, many lengths bevond what it ever before had and afterwards punished for it by Mr. Pope, ho arrived at, and that he was the envy and adınira. | generously transferred it froin her to hirn, and tion of all his profession. He possessed him- ever since printed it in his name. The single self of a command over all authors whatever ; time that ever he spoke to C. was on that affair, he caused them to write what he plrased; they and to that happy incident he owed all the could not call their very naines their own. He favour since received from him : so true is the was not only famons among these ; he was saying of Dr. Sydenhain, “ that any one shall taken notice of hy the state, the church, and be, at some time or other, the better or the worse, the law, and received particular marks of distinc for having but seen or spoken to a good or bad tion from each.
man.” It will be owned that he is here introduced Ver. 70. Curll's Corinna) This name, it seems, with all possible dignity: He speaks like the was taken by one Mrs. Thomas, who procured intrepid Diomede; he runs like the swift-footed some private letters of Mr. Pope, while almost Achilles; if he falls, 'tis like the beloved Nisus ; a boy, to Mr. Cromwell, and sold them without and (what Homer makes to be the chief of all the consent of either of those gentlemen to Curll, praises) he is favoured of the gods : he says but who printed them in 12mo, 1727. He discovered three words, and his prayer is heard ; a god- her to be the publisher, in his Key, p. 11. We dess conveys it to the seat of Jupiter: though he only take this opportunity of mentioning the manloses the prize, he gains the victory; the great ner in which those letters got abroad, which the mother herself comforts him, she inspires bim author was ashamed of as very trivial things, full with expedients, she honours him with an im not only of levities, but of wrong judgments of men mortal present (such as Achilles receives from and books, and only excusable from the youth
and inexperience of the writer. VARIATION. Ver. 67. With Icgs expanded Bernard urg'd the Pope's Arms.] The Bible, Curll's sign; the cross
Ver. 82. Down with the Bible, up with the гасе, And seem'd to emulate great Jacob's pace.'
sconi I keys, Lintot's
Forth from the heap she pick'd her votary's prayer, Mears, Warner, Wilkins, rur: delusive thought I
So Proteus, hunted in a nobler shape,
To him the goddess : “Son! thy grief lay down She oft had favour'd him, and favours yet.
And turn this whole illusion on the town : Renew'd by ordure's sympathetic force,
As the sage dame, experienc'd in her trade, As oil'd with magic juices for the course,
By names of toasts retails each batter'd jade: Vigorous he rises ; from the etlluvia strong,
(When hapless Monsieur much complains at Paris Imbibes pew life, and scours and stinks along ; Of u rongs from dutchesses and lady Maries;) Re-passes Lintot, vindicates the race,
Be thin', my stationer ! this magic gift ; Nor heeds the brown dishonours of his face.
Cook shall be Prior ; and Concanen, Swift: ind now the victor stretch'd his eager hand (110 So shall each hostile name become our own, Where the tall nothing stood, or seein'd to stand; And we too boast our Garth and Addison.” 140 A shap less shade, it meltd from his sight, Like forms in clouds, or visious of the night.
REMARKS. To seize his papers, Curll, was next thy care; Ver. 126. Breval, Bond, Besaleel,) I foresee it His papers, light, fly diverse, tost in air ;
will be objected from this line, that we were in an Songs, sounets, epigrams, the winds uplift, errour in our assertioni on ver. 50 of this book, And whisk them back to Evans, Young and Swift. that More was a fictitious name, since those perTh' embroider'd suit at least he deemed his prey, sons are equally represented by the poet as phanThat suit an unpay'd taylor snatch'd away. toms. So at first sight it may be seen ; but be No rag, no scrap, of all the beau, or wit,
not deceived, reader ; these also are not real perThat once so flutter'd, and that once so writ. 120 sons. 'Tis true, Curll declares Breval, a captaia,
Heaven rings with laughter: of the laughter author of a piece called the Confederates, but Dulness, good queen, repeats the jest again. (vain, Curll first said it was written by Joseph Gay: Is Three wicked imps, of her own Grub-street choir, bis second assertion to be credited any more than She deck'd like Congreve, Addison, and Prior; his first? He likewise affirins Bond to be one who
writ a satire on our poet : but where is such a VARIATIONS.
satire to be found ? where was such a writer ever Ver. 99.--104. In former edit. thus :
heard of? As for Besaleel, it carries forgery in (Oft as he fish'd ber nether realms for wit, the very name; nor is it, as the others are, a The goddess favour'd him, and favours yet) surname. Thou may'st depend upon it, no such
authors ever lived; all phantoms.-Scribl. RRMARKS.
Ver 128. Joseph Gay, a fictitious name put by Ver. 101. Where, as he fish'd, &c.] See the Curll before several pamphlets, which made them preface to Swift's and Pope's Miscellanies.
pass with many for Mr. Gay's—The ambiguity of the Ver. 116. Evans, Young, and Swift.) Some of word Joseph, which likewise signifies a loose those persons, whose writings, epigrams, or jests upper-coat, gives much pleasantry to the idea. he had owned. See note on ver. 50.
Ver. 132. And turn this whole illusion on the Ver. 118. an unpay'd taylor This line has town :) It was a common practice of this bookbeen loudly complained of in Mist, June 8, Dedic. seller to publish vile pieces of obscure hands under to Sawney, and others, as a most inhuman satire the names of eminent authors. on the poverty of poets. but it is thought our Ver. 138. Cook shall be Prior,] The man here author will be acquitted by a jury of taylors. To specified writ a thing called The Battle of the me this instance seens unluckily chosen ; if it be Poets, in which Philips and Welsted were the 3 satire on any body, it must be on a bad pay. heroes, and Swift and Pope utterly routed. He master, since the person to whom they have here also published some malevolent things in the applied it, was a man of fortune. Not but poets British, London, and Daily Journals; and at may well be jealous of so great a prerogative as the same time wrote letters to Mr. Pope, pronon-payment; which Mr. Dennis so far asserts, testing his innocence. His chief work was a tranas boldly to pronounce, that “ if Homer himself slation of Hesiod, to which Theobald writ notes was not in debt, it was because nobody would and half notes, which he carefully owned. trust him.”—Pref. to Rem. on the Rape of the Ver. 138. and Concanen, Swift :] In the fir Lock, p. 15.
edition of this poem there were only asterisks in Ver. 124. like Congreve, Addison, and Prior ;] | this place, but the names were since inserted, These authors being such whose names will reach merely to fill up the verse, and give ease to the posterity, we shall not give any account of them, ear of the reader. but proceed to those of whom it is necessary.-- Ver. 140. And we too boast our Garth and AdBesalecl Morris was author of some satires on the dison. Nothing is more remarkable than our translators of Homer, with many other thin 28 author's love of praising good writers. He has in printed in news papers.“ Bond writ a satire | this very poem ci'lebrated Mr. Locke, sir Isaac against Mr. P- Capt. Breval was author of The Newton, Dr. Barrow, Dr. Atterbury, Mr. DryConfederates, an ingenious dramatic performance den, Mr Congreve, Dr. Garth, Mr. Addison, ; to expose Mr. P., Mr. Gay, Dr. Arb. and some in a word, almost every man of his time that de ladies of quality,” says Curll, Key, p. 11.
served it; even Cibber himself (presuming him Ver. 125. Mears, Warner, Wilkins) Booksellers to be the author of the Careless Husband). It and printers of much anonymous stuff.
was very difficult to have that pleasure in a poem
With that she gave him (piteous of his case, A shaggy tapestry, worthy to be spread,
On Codrus' old, or Dunton's modern bed ;
Instructive work! whose wry-mouth'd portraiture REMARKS.
Display'd the fates her confessors endure. on this subject, yet he has found means to insert Earless on high, stood unabash'd De Foe, their panegyric, and has made even Dulness out And Tutchin flagrant from the scourge below. of her own mouth pronounce it. It must have been particularly agreeable to him to celebrate
REMARKS. Dr. Gaith ; both as his constant friend, and as Admirably it is observed by Mr. Dennis against he was his predecessor in this kind of satire. The | Mr. Law, p. 33. “ That the language of BillingsDispensary attacked the whole body of apothe-gate can never be the language of charity, nor caries, a much more useful one undoubtedly than consequently of Christianity.” I should else be that of the bad poets, if in truth this can be a tempted to use the language of a critic; for what body, of which no two members ever agreed. It is more provoking to a commentator than to be. also did, what Mr. Theobald says is unpardon- hold his author thus pourtrayed? Yet I consider able, draw in parts of private character, and in- it really hurts not him! whereas to call some troduced persons independent of his subject. Much others dull, might do them prejudice with a world more would Boileau have incurred his censure, too apt to believe it. Therefore, though Mr. D. who left all subjects whatever, on all occasions, may call another a little ass or a young toad, far to fall upon the bad poets (which, it is to be be it from us to call him a toothless lion or an old feared, would have been more immediately his serpent. Indecd, had I written these notes (as concern.) But certainly next to commending was once my intent) in the learned language, I good writers, the greatest service to learning is to might have given him the appellations of balatro, expose the bad, who can only that way be made calceatum caput, scurra in triviis, being phrases of any use to it. This truth is very well set forth in good esteem and frequent usage among the in these lines addressed to our author.
best learned : but in our mother-tongue, were I The craven rook, and pert jackdaw,
to tax any gentleman of the Dunciad, surely it (Though neither birds of moral kind)
should be in words not to the vulgar intelligible; Yet serve, if hang'd, or stuff’d with straw,
whereby Christian charity, decency, and good To show us which way blows the wind.
accord among authors, might be preserved.-
Scribl. Thus dirty kpaves, or chattering fools,
The good Scriblerus here, as on all occasions, Strung up by dozens in thy lay,
eminently shows his humanity. But it was far Teach more by half than Dennis' rules,
otherwise with the gentlemen of the Dunciad, And point instruction every way.
whose scurrilities were always personal, and of With Ægypt's art thy pen may strive :
that nature which provoked every honest man but One potent drop let this but shed,
Mr. Pope ; yet never to be lamented, since they And every rogue that stunk alive,
occasioned the following amiable verses : Becomes a precious mummy dead.
While malice, Pope, denies thy page Ver. 142. rueful length of face] “ The de Its own celestial fire ; crepid person or figure of a man are nu reflections While critics, and while bards in rage, upon his genius. An honest mind will love and
Adiniring, won't admire : esteem a man of worth, though he be deformed
While wayward pens thy worth assail, or poor. Yet, the author of the Dunciad hath
And envious tongues decry: libelled a person for his rueful length of face !”
These times though many a friend bewail, Mist's Journal, June 8. This genius and man of
These times bewail not I. worth, whom an honest mind should love, is Mr. Curll. True it is, he stood on the pillory, an in
But when the world's loud praise is thine, cident which will lengthen the face of any man,
And spleen no more shall blame, though it were ever so comely, therefore is no
When with thy Homer thou shalt shine reflection on the natural beauty of Mr. Curll. But In one establish'd fame : as to reflections on any man's face or figure, Mr. When none shall rail, and every lay Dennis saith excellently; “ Natural deformity Devote a wreathe to thee : coines not by our fault ; it is often occasioned by That day (for come it will), that day calainities and diseases, which a man can no more Shall I lament to see. help than a monster can his deformity. There is no one misfortune, and no one disease, but what
Ver. 143. A shaggy tapestry,) A sorry kind of . all the rest of mankind are subject to. — But the
tapestry frequent in old inns, made of worsted, deformity of this author is visible, present, last
or some coarser stuff; like that which is spoken ing, unalterable, and peculiar to himself. "Tis
of by Donne-Faces as frightful as theirs who the mark of God and Nature upon him, to give
whipt Christ in old hangings. This imagery us warning that we should hold no society with
woven in it alludes to the mantle of Cloanthus, him, as a creature not of our original, nor of our
in Æn. v. species : and they who have refused to take this
Ver. 144. John Dunton was a broken bookseller, warning which God and Nature bas given them,
and abusive scribbler; he writ Neck or Nothing.
a violent satire on some ministers of state ; a libel and have, in spite of it, by a senseless presumption, ventured to be familiar with him, have
on the duke of Devonshire and the bishop of severely suffered, &c. 'Tis certain bis original is
Peterborough, &c. not from Adam, but from the Devil,” &c.-Den
Ver. 148. And Tutchin Alagrant from the niś, character of Mr. P. octavo, 1716.
scourge] John Tutchin, author of some vile verses, and of a weekly paper called the Observator. He
There Ridpath, Roper, ondorld thight ve view, The goddess then: "Who best can send on high The very worsted still look'd black and blue 150 | The salient spout, far streaming to the sky Himself among the stors'd chiefs he spics,
His be yon Juno of majestic size, As, from the blanket, high in air be tries,
With a w-like udders, and with ox-like eyes. “And oh!" (he cry'd) “what street, what lane, but This China jordan let the chief o'ercoine knows
Replenish, not ingloriously, at bome.” Our purgings, pumpings, blanketings, and blows! Osborne and Curll accept the glorious strife, In every loom our labours shall be seen,
(Though this his son dissuades, and that bis wite.) And the fresh vomit run for ever green!"
One on his manly confidence relies, See in the circle next, Eliza plac'd,
One on his vigour and superior size.
170 Two babes of love close clinging to her waist; First Osborne lean'd against his letter'd post : Fair as before her works she stands confessid, [160 | It rose, and labour'd to a curve at most. In flowers and pearls by bounteous Kirkall dress'd. So Jove's bright box displays its watery round
(Sure sign that no spectator shall be drown'd). REMARKS.
A second effort brought but new disgrace,
The wild meander wash'd the artist's face : was sentenced to be whipped through several
Thus the smail jet, which hasty hands unlock, towns in the west of England, upon which he pe
Spirts in the gardener's eyes who turns the cock. tioned king James II. to be hanged. When that
Not so from sharneless Curll; impetuous spread prince died in exile, he wrote an invective against
| The stream, and smoking flourish'd o'er his head. his memory, occasioned by some humane elegies So (fam'd like thee for turbulence and horns) (150 on his death. He lived to the time of queen Eridanus his homble fountain scorns ; Anne.
| Through half the heavens be pours th'exalted urn; Ver. 149. There Ridpath, Roper.] Authors of
His rapid waters in their passage burn. the Flying-post and Post-boy, two scandalous papers on different sides, for which they equally
REMARKS and alternately deserved to be cudgelled, and were so.
Ver. 167. Osborne, Thomas A bookseller in Ver. 151. Himself among the story'd chiefs he | Gray's-inu, very well qualified by his impudence spies, ] The history of Curll's being tossed in a to act this part ; therefore placed here justead of blanket, and whipped by the scholars of West- a less deserving predecessor. (Chapman, the minster, is well known. Of his purging and publisher of Mrs. Haywoo-l's New Utopia, &c.] vomiting, see A full and true account of a horrid This man published advertisements for a year Revenge on the body of Edm. Curll, &c. in Swift together, pretending to sell Mr. Pope's subscripand Pope's Miscellanies.
tjon books of Homer's Illiad at half the price : of Ver. 157. See in the circle next, Eliza plac'd,) which book he had none, but cut to the size of In this game is exposed, in the most couteinptu-them (which was quarto) the common books in ous manner, the profligate licentiousness of those folio, without copper-plates, on a worse paper, shameless scribblers (for the most part of that sex and never above half the value. which ought least to be capable of such malice or Upon this advertisement the Gazetteer haimpudence) who, in libellous memoirs and novels, rangued thus, July 6, 1739, “ How melancholy reveal the faults or misfortunes of both sexes, to must it be to a writer to be so unhappy as to sve the ruin of public famne, or disturbance of private his works hawked for sale in a manner so fatal to happiness. Our good poet (by the whole cast of his fame! How, with honour to yourself, and his work being obliged not to take off the irony) l justice to your subscribers, can this be done! where he could not show his indignation, hath What an ingratitude to be charged on the only shown his contempt, as much as possible ; having | honest poct that lived in 1738 ! and than whom here drawn as vile a picture as could be repre Virtue has not bad a sbriller trumpeter for many
sented in the colours of epic poesy.-Scribl. ages ! That you were once generally admired and - Ibid. Eliza Haywood; this woman was au esteemned, can be denied by none; but that you toress of those most scandalous books called the and your works are now despised, is verified by Court of Carimania, and the New Utopia. For this fact:" which being utterly false, did not inthe two babes of love, see Curil, Key, p. 22. deed much humble the author, but drew this just But whatever reflection he is pleased to throw chastiseinent on the bookseller. upon this lady, surely it was what from him she Ver. 183. Through half the heavens he pours little deserved, who had celebrated Curll's under- | th' exalted urn ;) In a manuscript Dunciad (where takings for reformation of manners, and declared are some marginal corrections of some gentlemen herself “ to be so perfectly acquainted with the some time deceased) I have found another read. sweetness of his disposition, and that tenderness / ing of these lines: thus, with which he considered the errours of his fellow
And lifts his urn, through half the heavens creatures; that, though she should find the little
to Row; inadvertencies of her own life recorded in his
His rapid waters in their passage glow. papers, she was certain it would be done in such
rove "_Mrs. | This I cannot but think the right: a manner as she could not but approve.”-Mrs.
for, first, Haywood, Hist. of Clar. printed in the Female though the difference between burn and glow may Dunciad, p. 18.
seem not very material to others, to me I confess Ver. 160. Kirkall,] the name of an engraver. the latter has an elegance, a je ne sçay quoy, Some of this lady's works were printed in four which is much easier to be conceived than exvolumes in 12mo, with her picture thus dressed plained. Secondly, every reader of our poet up before them.
must have obserred how frequently he uses this