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Can the light packhorse, or the heavy steer, The sowzing prelate, or the sweating peer, 70 Drag out with all its dirt and all its weight, The lumb'ring carriage of thy broken state? Alas! the people curse, the carman swears, The drivers quarrel, and the master stares. The plague is on thee, Britain, and who tries
75 To save thee in th' infectious office dies. The first firm P.- y soon resign'd his breath, Brave 'S..
--w lov'd thée, and was ly'd to death. Good M-m-t's fate tore " P.-th from thy side, And thy last sigh was heard when ' W.-m died. 80
Thy y Newcastle. ? Dorset; perhaps the last word should be sneer. * Duke of Marlborough. Jekyll. Ć Hardwick.
Probably Sir John Cummins, Lord Chief Justice of the Com. mon Pleas. e Britain.
Earl of Scarborough. In another place Pope spells his name with a w.
Ep. to the Sat. Dial. 2. 1.65. 8 Marchmont. h Polwarth, son to Lord Marchmont. i Wyndham. Vzr. 80. Wm died.] Sir William Wyndham died this year.
Thy nobles kl-s, thy 'se--s bought with gold,
Alas! on one alone our all relies,
VER. 95. Whatever bis religion] He probably means Frederick Prince of Wales, who took a decided part with the malcontents against Sir R. Walpole's administration. k Slaves. I Senates.
in Administration. King's