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ON TWO CELEBRATED MODERN POETS,

Behold, those monarch oaks, that rise,
With lofty branches, to the skies,
Have large proportion's roots that grow
With equal longitude below:
Two bards, that now in fashion reign,
Most aptly this device explain :
If ihis to clouds and stars will venture,
That creeps as far to reach the centre;
Or, more to show the thing I mean,
Have you not o'er a sawpit seen
A skill'd mechanick, that has stood
High on a length of prostrate wood,
Who hir'd a subterraneous friend
To take his iron by the end ;
But which excell'd was never found,
The man above, or under ground.

The moral is so plain to hit,
That, bad I been the god of wit,
Then, in a sawpit and wet weather,
Should Young and Philips drudge together *.

• This is to be understood as a censure only of the poetical character of those gentlemen. As men, the Dean esteemed them both ; and on Philips in particular conferred many signal acts of friendship. N.

UPON CARTHY'S * THREATENING TO

TRANSLATE PINDAR.

You have undone Horace, -what should hinder
Thy Muse from falling upon Pindar?
But ere you mount his fiery steed,
Beware, O Bard, how you proceed :
For should you give him once the reins,
High up in air he'll turn your brains ;.
And if you should his fury check,
'Tis ten to one he breaks your neck.

DR. SWIFT WROTE THE FOLLOWING EPIGRAM OY

one DELACOURT'S COMPLIMENTING CARTHY, A SCHOOLMASTER, ON HIS POETRY.

EPIGRAM. Cartay, you say, writes well—his genius true; You pawn your word for him-he'll vouch for you. So two poor knaves, who find their credit fail, To cheat the world, becomes each other's bail.

Carthy, a scribbling schoolmaster, wrote some severe lines on Dr. Swift and his friends. F.

END OF THE ELEVENTH VOLUME.

T. BENSLEY, Printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Streets

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