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And gingling down the back-stairs, told the crew,
45 Our fates and fortunes, as the winds shall blow: Pregnant with thousands Aits the Scrap unseen, And silent sells a King, or buys a Queen.
where he had received sent to Poland, and back a. large bag of Guineas, the gain; the Duke of Anjou bursting of the bag discover- was sent to Spain, and Don ed his business there. P. Carlos to Italy. P.
VER. 42.- fetch or carry VER. 44. Or ship off SeKings ;] In our author's nates to some diftant Shore;} time, many Princes had been Alludes to several Ministers, sent about the world, and Counsellors, and Patriots bagreat changes of Kings pro- nished in our times to Sibejected in Europe. The par. ria, and to that MORE GLOtition-treaty had disposed of RIOUS FATE of the ParliSpain ; France had set up a Ament of Paris, banishKing for England, who was ed to Pontoise in the year fent to Scotland, and back | 1720. P. again; King Stanislaus was
Oh! that such bulky Bribes as all might see, Still, as of old, incumber'd Villainy !
50 Could France or Rome divert our brave designs, With all their brandies or with all their wines? What could they more than Knights and Squires
confound, Or water all the Quorum ten miles round? A Statesman's flumbers how this speech would spoil! “ Sir, Spain has sent a thousand jars of oil ;
Huge bales of British cloth blockade the door; “ A hundred oxen at your levee roar.'
Poor Avarice one torment more would find; Nor could Profufion squander all in kind. Astride his cheese, Sir Morgan might we meet; And Worldly crying coals from street to street, Whom with a wig so wild, and mien so maz'd, Pity mistakes for some poor tradesman craz'd.
After Ý 50, in the MS.
To break a trust were Peter brib'd with wine,
Ver. 63. Some Misers of the coal-mines, had enof great wealth, proprietors tered at this time into an
Had Colepepper's whole wealth been hops and hogs,
75 To spoil the nation's last great trade, Quadrille ! Since then, my Lord, on such a World we fall, What say you ? B. Say? Why take it, Gold and all.
VER. 77. Since then, &c.] In the former Edd.
Well then, since with the world we stand or fall,
association to keep up coals reft, defeated the design. to an extravagant price, One of these Misers was whereby the poor were re worth ten thousand, another duced almost to starve, till seven thousand a year. P. one of them taking the ad Ver. 65. Colepepper] Sir vantage of underselling the WILLIAM COLE PEPPER,
P. What Riches give us let us then enquire :
Bart. a person of an antient sand into the Charitable family, and ample fortune, Corporation for better intewithout one other quality reft; which fum having loft, of a Gentleman, who, after he took it so much to heart, ruining himself at the Gam- that he kept his chamber ing-table, past the rest of his ever after. It is thought he days in fitting there to see would not have outlived it, the ruin of others ; prefer- | but that he was heir to ring to fubfift upon borrow- another considerable estate, ing and begging, rather than which he daily expected, to enter into any reputable and that by this course of method of life, and refusing life he saved both cloaths a post in the army which and all other expences. P. was offered him. P.
Ver. 84. Unhappy WbarVer. 82. Turner] One, ton,] A Nobleman of great who, being possessed of three qualities, but as unfortunate hundred thousand pounds, in the application of them, laid down his Coach, be- as if they had been vices cause Interest was reduced and follies See his Characfrom five to four per cent. ter in the first Epiftle. P. and then put seventy thou.
What can they give? to dying Hopkins, Heirs; 85
VER. 85. Hopkins,] A it to the heir at law. P. Citizen, whose rapacity ob Ver. 86. Japhet, Nose tained him the name of Vul and Ears?] JAPHETCrook, tur Hopkins. He lived worth alias Sir Peter Stranger, was less, but died worth three punished with the loss of hundred thousand pounds, those parts, for having forgwhich he would give to no
ed a conveyance of an Eftate person living, but left it foto himself, upon which he as not to be inherited till took up several thousand after the second generation. pounds. He was at the same His counsel representing to time fued in Chancery for him how many years it must having fraudulently obtainbe, before this could take ed a Will, by which he poseffect, and that his money sessed another confiderable could only lie at interest Eftate, in wrong of the broall that time, he expressed ther of the deceased. By great joy thereat, and said, these means he was worth
They would then be as a great sum, which (in re" long in fpending, as he ward for the small loss of “ had been in getting it.” his ears) he enjoyed in prison But the Chancery afterwards till his death, and quietly set aside the will, and ve left to his executor. P.