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HENRY CAREY. 1663-1743.
God save our gracious king!
God save the King.
Chrononhotonthologos. Act i. Sc. 1. His cogitative faculties immersed In cogibundity of cogitation.
Ibid. Let the singing singers With vocal voices, most vociferous, In sweet vociferation out-vociferize Even sound itself.
Act ii. Sc. 4.
The Contrivances. Act i. Sc. 2. What a monstrous tail our cat has got !
The Dragon of Wantley. Act i. Sc. 1. Of all the girls that are so smart,
There's none like pretty Sally.? Sally in our Alley. Of all the days that's in the week
I dearly love but one day,
1 Of all the girls that e'er was seen,
Swift: Ballad on Miss Nelly Bennet.
DANIEL DEFOE. 1663–1731.
Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1.
TOM BROWN. 1663–1704.
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell,
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.? To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.3
Laconics. In the reign of Charles II. a certain worthy divine at Whitehall thus addressed himself to the auditory at the conclusion of his sermon: "In short, if you don't live up to the precepts of the Gospel, but abandon yourselves to
1 See Burton, page 192.
2 A slightly different version is found in Brown's Works collected and published after his death :
Non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare;
Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te (I do not love thee, Sabidius, nor can I say why; this only I can say, I do not love thee). — MARTIAL: Epigram i. 33.
Je ne vous aime pas, Hylas;
Bussy: Comte de Rabutin. (1618-1693.) 3 Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt. — SORBIENSE (16101670).
GOLDSMITH: The Haunch of Venison.
your irregular appetites, you must expect to receive your reward in a certain place which 't is not good manners to mention here." 1
MATTHEW PRIOR. 1664-1721. All jargon of the schools.?
I am that I am. An Oda Our hopes, like towering falcons, aim
At objects in an airy height;
To the Hon. Charles Montague.
Ibid. Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song ?
A Better Answer. Be to her virtues very kind; Be to her faults a little blind.
An English Padlock. That if weak women went astray, Their stars were more in fault than they. Hans Carvel. The end must justify the means.
Toid. And thought the nation ne'er would thrive Till all the whores were burnt alive. Paulo Purganti. They never taste who always drink ; They always talk who never think.5
Upon a passage in the Scaligerana. That air and harmony of shape express, Fine by degrees, and beautifully less. Henry and Emma.
? Who never mentions hell to ears polite. – Pope: Moral Essays, epistle iv. line 149. ? Noisy jargon of the schools. - Pomfret: Reason. The sounding jargon of the schools. – Cowper: Truth, line 367.
3 But all the pleasure of the game
Varintions in a copy dated 1692. * See Davenant, page 217. 5 See Jo nson, page 180. Also Dryden, page 268. 6 Fine by defect, and delicately weak. L'OPE : Moral Essays, epistle ii
Now fitted the halter, now traversed the cart,
The Thief and the Cordelier, Nobles and heralds, by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior;
Epitaph. Extempore Soft peace she brings; wherever she arrives She builds our quiet as she forms our lives; Lays the rough paths of peevish Nature even, And opens in each heart a little heaven.
Charity. His noble negligences teach What others' toils despair to reach. A!... Canto ü. Line 7. Till their own dreams at length deceive 'em, And oft repeating, they believe 'em. Canto üi. Line 13. Abra was ready ere I called her name; And though I called another, Abra came.
Solomon on the Vanity of the World. Book ü. Line 364 For hope is but the dream of those that wake.3
Book ii. Line 102
1 As men that be lothe to departe do often take their leff. (John Clerk to Wolsey.] - Ellis: Letters, third series, vol. i. p. 262.
“A loth to depart” was the common term for a song, or a tune played, on taking leave of friends. Tarlton: News out of Purgatory (about 1689). Chapman: Widow's Tears. MIDDLETON: The Old Law, act iv. sc. 1. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: Wit at Several Weapons, act ii. sc. 2. 2 The following epitaph was written long before the time of Prior :
Johnnie Carnegie lais heer,
Descendit of Adam and Eve.
Ise willing give him leve. 3 This thought is ascribed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laertius (Aristotle. v. xi.), who, when asked what hope is, answered, “The dream of a waking
Menage, in his “Observations upon Laertius," says that Stobæus (Serm. cix.) ascribes it to Pindar, while Ælian (Var. Hist, siii. 29) refers it to Plato.
Et spes inanes, et velut somnia quædam, vigilantium (Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake). – QUINTILIAN : vi. 2, 27.
Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must mourn; And he alone is bless'd who ne'er was born.
Solomon on the Vanity of the World. Book iii. Line 240. A Rechabite poor Will must live, And drink of Adam's ale.
The Wandering Pilgrim.
JOHN POMFRET. 1667-1703.
We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
Verses to his Friend under Affliction.
JONATHAN SWIFT. 1667-1745.
I've often wish'd that I had clear,
Imitation of Horace. Book ii. Sat. 6.
1 A cup of cold Adam from the next purling stream.
Tom BROWN: Works, vol. iv. p. 11. ? See Dryden, page 277.
8 As geographers, Sosius, crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, and unapproachable bogs. – PLUTARCH : Theseus.