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Our deand shall be ven’son, just fresh from the plains,
Our Burke? shall be tongue, with the garnish of brains;
Our Will3 shall be wild-fowl, of excellent flavour,
And Dick,4 with his pepper, shall heighten the savour.
Our Cumberland's5 sweet-bread its place shall obtain,
And Douglas6 is pudding, substantial and plain :
Our Garrick's? a sallad; for in him we see
Oil, vinegar, sugar, and saltness agree:
To make out the dinner, full certain I am
That Ridge is anchovy, 8 and Reynolds9 is lamb;
That Hickey’slo a capon, and, by the same rule,
Magnanimous Goldsmith, a gooseberry fool.
At a dinner so various, at such a repast,
Who'd not be a glutton, and stick to the last?
Here, waiter! more wine; let me sit while I'm able,
Till all my companions sink under the table.
Then, with chaos and blunders encircling my head,
Let me ponder, and tell what I think of the dead.

1 Dr. Bernard, Dean of Derry, in Ireland.
2 Edmund Burke, Esq.
3 Mr. William Burke, late secretary to General Conway.
4 Mr. Richard Burke, collector of Grenada.

? Richard Cumberland, Esq. author of the West Indian, Fashionable Lover, The Brothers, and other dranatic pieces.

6 Dr. Douglas, Canon of Windsor, and Bishop of Salisbury, an ingenious Scotch gentleman; who has no less distinguished bimself as a citizen of the world, than a sound critic, in detecting several literary mistakes, (or rather forgeries,) of his countrymen; particularly Lauder on Milton, and Bower's History of the Popes.

7 David Garrick, Esq.

8 Counsellor John Ridge, a gentleman belonging to the Irish bar.

9 Sir Joshua Reynolds, 10 An eminent attorney..

Here lies the good dean re-united to earth, Who inixt reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt At least, in six weeks I could not find them out; Yet some have declared, and it can't be denied 'em, That sly-boots was cursedly cunning to hide 'em."

Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshendl to lend him a vote; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor.

Here lies honest William, whose heart was a mint, While the owner ne'er knew half the good that was in't; The pupil of impulse, it forced him along, His conduct still right, with his argument wrong; Still aiming at honour, yet fearing to roam, The coachman was tipsy, the chariot drove home; Would you ask for his merits? alas! he had none; What was good was spontaneous, his faults were his own.

Here lies honest Richard,a whose fate I must sigh at; Alas! that such frolic should now be so quiet!

1 Mr. T. 'Townshend, Member for Whitchurch. 2 Mr. Richard Burke. This gentleman having slightly

What spirits were his! what wit and what whim!
Now breaking a jest, and now breaking a limb!
Now wrangling and grumbling to keep up the ball!
Now teasing and vexing, yet laughing at all!
In short, so provoking a devil was Dick,
That we wished him full ten times a day at old Nick;
But, missing his mirth and agreeable vein,
As often we wished to have Dick back again.

Here Cumberland lies, having acted his parts,
The Terence of England, the mender of hearts;
A flattering painter, who made it his care
To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
His gallants are all faultless, his women divine,
And comedy wonders at being so fine:
Like a tragedy queen he has dizened her out,
Or rather like tragedy giving a rout.
His fools have their follies, so lost in a crowd
Of virtues and feelings, that folly grows proud;
And coxcombs alike in their failing alone,
Adopting his portraits, are pleased with their own.
Say, where has our poet this malady caught?
Or wherefore his characters thus without fault?
Say, was it that vainly directing his view
To find out men's virtues, and finding them few,
Quite sick of pursuing each troublesome elf,
He grew lazy at last, and drew from himself?

Here Douglas retires, from his toils to relax,
The scourge of impostors, the terror of quacks;

fractured one of his arms and legs, at different times, the Doctor has rallied him on those accidents, as a kind of retributive justice for breaking his jests upon other people.

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Come, all ye quack bards, and ye quacking divines,
Come, and dance on the spot where your tyrant reclines:
When satire and censure encircled his throne,
I feared for your safety, I feared for my own;
But now he is gone, and we want a detector,
Our Dodds! shall be pious, our Kenricks? shall lecture;
Macpherson) write bombast, and call it a style;
Our Townshend make speeches, and I shall compile;
New Lauders and Bowers the Tweed shall cross over,
No countryman living their tricks to discover;

Detection her taper shall quench to a spark, • And Scotchman meet Scotchman, and cheat in the dark.

Here lies David Garrick, describe him who can, An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man: As an actor, confest without rival to shine; As a wit, if not first, in the very first line: Yet, with talents like these, and an excellent heart, The man had his failings-a dupe to his art. Like an ill-judging beauty, his colours he spread, And be-plastered with rouge his own natural red. On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas only that when he was off, he was acting. With no reason on earth to go out of his way, He turned and he varied full ten times a day: Though secure of our hearts, yet eonfoundedly siok, If they were not his own by finessing and trick: He cast off his friends, a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.

1 The Rev. Dr. Dodd.

2 Dr. Kenrick, who read lectures at the Devil Tavern, under the title of “The School of Shakspeare.”

3 James Macpherson, Esq. who, from the mere force of his style wrote down the first poot of all antiquity.

Of praise a mere glutton, he swallowed what came,
And the puff of a dunce, he mistook it for fame;
Till his relish grown callous, almost to disease,
Who peppered the highest was surest to please.
But let us be candid, and speak out our mind,
If dunces applauded, he paid them in kind.
Ye Kenricks, ye Kellys, and Woodfalls so grave,
What a commerce was yours, while you got and you gave!
How did Grub-street re-echo the shouts that you raised,
While he was be-Rosciused, and you were be-praised !
But peace to his spirit, wherever it flies,
To act as an angel, and mix with the skies:
Those poets who owe their best fame to his skilty
Shall still be his flatterers, go where he will.
Old Shakspeare receive him with praise and with love,
And Beaumonts and Bens be his Kellys above.

Here Hickey reclines, a most blunt pleasant creaturę,
And slander itself must allow him good-nature;
He cherished his friend, and he relished a bumper;
Yet one fault he had, and that one was a thumper.
Perhaps you may ask if the man was a miser?
I answer, no, no, for he always was wiser:
Too courteous, perhaps, or obligingly flat?
His very worst foe can't accuse him of that:
Perhaps he confided in men as they go,
And so was too foolishly honest? Ah no!
Then what was his failing? come tell it, and burn ye,-
He was, could he help it? a special attorney.

1 Mr. Hugh Kelly, author of False Delicacy, Word to the Wise, Clementina, School for Wives, &c. &c.

% Mr. W. Woodfall, printer of the Morning Chronicle.

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