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While thus we resolv'd, and the pasty delay'd,
very slightly of all that's your own:
S ON G.
Still, still on hope relies ;
Bids expectation rise.
Adorns and chears the way ;
Emits a brighter ray.
Memory! thou fond deceiver,
And turning all the past to pain ;
Thy smiles increase the wretch's wo?
In thee niuft ever find a foe.
T H E
R E P L Y.
JOHN TROT was desired by two witty peers
ERE lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed, Who long was a bookseller's hack; He led such a damnable life in this world,
I don't think he'll wish to come back.
* This gentleman was educated at Trinity College, Dublin ; but having wasted his patrimony, he enlisted as a foot soldier. Growing tired of that employment, he obtained his discharge, and became a scribbler in the newspapers. He translated Voltaire's Henriade.
D people all, with one accord,
From those who spoke her praise.
And always found her kind ;
Who left a pledge behind.
With manners wondrous winning,
Unless when she was finning.
With hoop of monstrous size,
But when she shut her eyes,
By twenty beaux and more ;
When she has walk'd before.
Her hangers-on cut short all;
Her last disorder mortal.
For Kent-street well may say,
She had not dy'd to-day.
# Dr. GOLDSMITH and some of his friends
occasionally dined at the St. James's coffee-house. One day it was proposed to write epitapha on him. His country, dialect, and person, furnished subjects of witticism. He was called on for RETALIATION, and at their next meeting, produced the following Poem.
R Ε Τ Α ΙΙ Α Τ Ι ο Ν:
FIRST PRINTED IN M, DCC, L XXIV.
AFTER THE AUTHOR'S DEATH.
Of old, when Scarron his companions invited,
* The master of the St. James's coffee-house, where the doctor, and the friends he has characterized in this pocm, occasion. ally dined.
+ Dr. Barnard, dean of Derry in Ireland. I Mr. Edmund Burke, member for Wendover, and one of the greatest orators in this kingdom.