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On Dr. FRANCIS ATTERBURY,
Bishop of Rochester,
Who died in Exile at Paris, 1732. [His only Daughter having expired in his arms, imme
diately after she arrived in France to see him.]
May Heav'n, dear Father! now have all thy Heart.
Dear Shade! I will :
-He said, and dy'd.
• Alluding to the Bishop's frequent use and application of the expiring words of the famous Fatber PAUL, in his prayer for the state, ESTO PRR PETUA. With how good a grace the Bishop applied it at his trial, and is here made to refer to it in his last moments, they will understand who know what conformity there was in the lives of the Prelate and the Monk. The character of our countryman is well known. And that of the Father may be told in very few words. He was profoundly skilled in all divine and human learning : He employed his whole life in the service of the State, against the unjust incroachments of the Cburcb. He was modest, humble, and forgiving, candid, patient, and just; free from all prejudices of party, and all the projects of ambition ; in a word, the bappiest compound of Science, Wis. dom, and Virtue,
On EDMUND, Duke of BUCKINGHAM, Who died in the Nineteenth Year of his Age, 1735.
And ev'ry op’ning Virtue blooming round,
For One who would not be buried in Westminster
HEROES and Kings ! your distance keep;
In peace let one poor Poet sleep, Who never flatter'd Folks like you: Let Horace blush, and Virgil too,
Another, on the same.
UNDER this Marble, or under this Sill,
Or under this Turf, or e’en what they will ;